The Novels

Novels by KS Turner

Novels by KS Turner

Novels by KS Turner

KS Turner's novels to date, from The Chronicles of Fate and Choice, are:
Before the Gods.
The book of beginnings, of the light-dwelling Shaa-kutu, and of mankind’s first years on Earth. We walk with discovery, adventure, ancient earth-magic, and kutu technology. It is a tale of wonderment, friendships, making connections, revealing secrets and unravelling mysteries with each chapter.
The book of wars, of the shadow-dwelling Nigh-kutu, and of mankind’s struggle to survive. We battle with betrayal and doubt, conflict and confinement, severance, uncovering lies. It is a triumph of endurance and perseverance when the odds of survival are dire. It is hope in the darkest places.
Time: The Immortal Divide.
The book of endings, of humanity, and where the choices of one human must tip the balance of fate for all life. It is a tale of fulfilling destiny, of grand designs, of life beyond death, of universal magic, of the great last universal war and the unbreakable bonds of love.

Available in Paperback, Hardback and eBook.

And here's what some of the press, magazines, and reviewers are saying:

"A cracking novel, filled to the brim with an eloquent, seamless fusion of fantasy and science fiction."
*Awarded the monthly 'Must Read Now'*

-- SciFiNow magazine --
"Sumptuously illustrated, seamlessly unravelling an irresistable narrative. A wonderful and much needed welcome break in the production line of fantasy fiction."
-- Diva magazine --
"Epic, tension-packed, loaded with mysteries and believable characters. A compelling read. Recommended for anyone who's ever wondered where we humans come from and who exactly is looking back at us when we stare out to the stars."
Recommended Read of the Month

-- Spirit and Destiny magazine --
"A triumph of imaginative fiction. An innovative and startlingly original blend of sci-fi with mythical fantasy and philosophy. It’s a compelling narrative concerning the origins of human beings, the nature of evil and the role of free will in the world and, indeed, the universe."
"Engaging and thought-provoking."

-- BookTime magazine --
"A novel that does not wish to conform to genre trappings, but seeks to explore themes in a way that could not be reached without use of the imaginative and the speculative. A work that incorporates elements of both fantasy and science fiction to create something that is unique. More please"
*Fantasy Book of the Year*

-- BookBag --
"An original piece of work featuring wonderful characters who are easy to connect with but above all else it is something out of the ordinary in a genre that can so often be stale and bland. An imaginative tour-de-force."
*Recommended Book of the Month*

-- Fantasy Book Review --
"Genre-defying... a tantalising mix of fantasy, science fiction, psychology, mythology, existential questioning and spirituality... a compelling read."
-- The List Magazine --
"A beautiful fusion of fantasy and science fiction that would make the perfect, thoughtful present for someone who liked compelling reads."
*Selected for the Perfect Present guide*

-- Absolutely Mama magazine --
"An imaginative, quick moving novel set above standard fantasy fayre."
-- Bookseller Magazine --

If you're new to Kate's work, do take a look at some of the reviews of Before The Gods that have popped up on the internet. It's a good way to get an unbias perspective. A couple of great sites run by book-lovers and with reviews by their professional reviewers are: and

Kate says:

"The novels have powerful characters. The kutu are angels, or gods, or aliens, or indeed all three. I think the human, Tachra describes them perfectly in the prologue of Tumultus:
'These kutu are beautiful, intelligent and strong. They exist in a state of energy and matter, and able to live in any combination of the two. They thrive on change and are constantly moving, seeking to be the best that they can be. The kutu feel and think much as humans do, only more, much more. They are capable of great things, great thoughts and great acts. They can fly like birds when they wish, using their energy wings. I’ve seen them. They can eat as we eat, when in flesh. I have feasted with them. And when they laugh, it lights up the air with the most beautiful colours: fluid, luminous and glittering colours that reflect their very nature. I see their condensed power; it swirls around them in colours that we have no name for. I see their thoughts. All thoughts have intent, complex or simple, and theirs share aspects of both. And I can see inside their souls. Like a map of three-dimensional shapes their essences are clear to me, if I look.'
Along with these striking kutu, and the innocence of early humans here on Earth, I wanted the novels to be action based with weaving plots and sub-plots. But, I also wanted to tackle some of the biggest questions through the novels; questions about our origins, life, death, evil, consiousness and choice. I know... I do like to bite off a big chunk. And this trilogy deserves the biggest chunk I can manage."

Before the Gods. The first book from The Chronicles of Fate and Choice.

I have heard them called many things:
Strangers, gods, angels, visitors.
Do not forget their real names,
Because they know our pasts are not as we've been told.

Tumultus. The second book from The Chronicles of Fate and Choice.

I have heard they’ve done many things:
Controlled and liberated, destroyed and created.
Remember, the balance of greatness can be tipped either way.
Sometimes it is not a case of good and evil.
Sometimes it is just a matter of choice.
And sometimes, choice is all that we have.

Time: The Immortal Divide. The third book from The Chronicles of Fate and Choice.

This is when it will change.
For them. For us. For everyone.
Destiny, freewill, intent, magic, science, life, everything.
This is when all those named gods will fight to the end.

Because the balance of greatness can be tipped either way.