For readers of Brent Weeks and Ken Liu comes a rich and inspired fantasy tale of warriors and nobles who must take the most desperate gamble of all. Kate Elliott's new trilogy is an unmissable treat for epic fantasy lovers everywhere. Author bio: Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. King's Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist; The Golden Key (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii.