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Sweet Success for Carol Berg


AKA: Cate Glass

by: Darby Karchut

Fourth time is a charm! Congratulations to Carol Berg. Her novel, AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES, (written under her pseudonym Cate Glass) won the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy. This is her fourth CBA, the first one under the Cate Glass name.


An Illusion of Thieves by, Cate Glass

In a land where the taint of magic is a death sentence, four sorcerers find an unexpected calling…

When Romy’s brother risks using magic for petty thieving, she exerts her influence as the Shadow Lord’s beloved courtesan to save his life. The price is her dismissal from nine years of settled happiness. Forced back to her roots in Cantagna’s Beggar’s Ring, Romy has only her wits and her own secret magic to make a new life for herself and her angry young brother. As they struggle to survive, they find allies in unexpected quarters — a professional duelist with a dangerous past and a metalsmith with a knack for forgery.  

Cast as scapegoat in a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and drive Cantagna into civil war, Romy finds herself in a confluence of bronze antiquities, pious grand ducs, treacherous allies, and greedy art dealers. She, her brother, and their newfound partners must risk exposing their secrets to save Romy’s life and preserve Cantagna’s future as a city of justice and enlightenment.

All the author’s books available from booksellers world-wide. To learn more about the series or to purchase a copy, go here.


Carol Berg

Cate Glass (aka Carol Berg) writes the fantasy adventure series Chimera. Cate has lived a large portion of her life in Middle Earth, Camelot, Wonderland, Jim Chee’s New Mexico, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights…you get the drift. While studying mathematics and software engineering at Rice University and the University of Colorado respectively, Cate carved out a place for studies in English, History of Art, and reading, reading, reading. While working as a software engineer, Cate took up a hobby of writing her own fiction. (Cate Glass is a pseudonym for Carol Berg, award-winning, bestselling author of fifteen epic fantasy novels.) Follow the author at

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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