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Alma Katsu

Biography

Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu's debut, THE TAKER, has been compared to the early work of Anne Rice, Elizabeth Kostova's THE HISTORIAN and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander for combining the historical, supernatural and fantasy in one story. The novel was named a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by the American Library Association and rights have sold been in 16 languages. THE RECKONING, the second book in the trilogy, was published in June 2012, and the third and final book, THE DESCENT, was published in January 2014.

Ms. Katsu lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, musician Bruce Katsu. In addition to her novels, Ms. Katsu has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and an occasional contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the Master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, where she studied with John Irving. She also attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Prior to publication of her first novel, Ms. Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several US agencies and is currently a senior analyst for a think tank.

Alma Katsu

Books by Alma Katsu

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural Fiction

Alma Katsu’s The Taker trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion, bringing Lanore McIlvrae to a final encounter with Adair, her powerful nemesis. Dismayed by Adair’s otherworldly powers and afraid of his passionate temper, Lanore has run from him across time, even imprisoning him behind a wall for two centuries to save Jonathan, her eternal love. But instead of punishing her for her betrayal, Adair declared his love for Lanore once more and set her free.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction, Supernatural Fiction

THE RECKONING picks up where the first book in the Taker Trilogy left off --- with Lanny running away from Adair, the man who bestowed eternal life upon her. After escaping the small cell in which Lanny imprisoned him, Adair is now free and looking to exact revenge on Lanny, the woman he supposedly loves and has convinced himself he cannot live without.

by Alma Katsu - Fiction

A woman covered in blood with no obvious injuries is brought into the emergency room of a small hospital in Maine. Believing she may be in shock, the on-call doctor keeps her for observation. When she begins to tell the doctor about her life, it makes him wonder if what he’s hearing is true or an incredible tale woven by a potential murderer.