Early life as a military brat gave Carolyn Kephart an appreciation of nomadic lifestyles, a fascination with world cultures, and close-up insights into the warrior mentality and its manifestations, all of which influence her work. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University, and loves things that nourish the spirit and widen the mind.
This new edition of LORD BROTHER revises and expands the 2002 first printing, and is the author's preferred version
"A solid grasp of story and setting, including the socioeconomic and ethnic frameworks crucial to a good fantasy ... and Kephart has created a wonderful foil for her hero in the henchman of his nemesis: Lord Michael Essern is a strong character who deserves a closer look. One note about Kephart's fantasy is the absence of dragons, elves, fairies, talking swords, and so forth. Her plot and scenes are driven entirely by human and demonic forces, which some readers may prefer." ~The Bookshelf