My Fantasy Novels
So, you want to read a little more about my fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Excellent! I’m always happy to oblige.
Here’s a list, including information on reading order (please click on the links to read sample chapters or get more information):
Rust & Relics
Torrent — Book 1
Destiny Unchosen (novella between 1 & 2)
Thorn Fall — Book 2
The Emperor’s Edge Books
Dark Currents (EE2)
Deadly Games (EE3)
Blood and Betrayal (EE5)
Beneath the Surface (a novella but really EE5.5)
Forged in Blood I (EE6)
Forged in Blood II (EE7)
Republic (an adventure set shortly after EE7)
Diplomats and Fugitives (a new EE story centering on Basilard)
Shadows over Innocence (a free Sicarius background story)
The short stories can be read at any time, except for “Solstice Day Gifts,” which takes place between Forged in Blood II and Republic. I wrote the three adventures in the Ice Cracker II collection after The Emperor’s Edge and before Dark Currents, and originally had them set 9-12 months after the adventures of the first novel, but the storyline for the series developed more rapidly than I originally imagined, so some of the dates are a little… hinky (yes, that’s the official vocabulary word).
I wrote The Assassin’s Curse right before I started working on the fourth book and decided it takes place in the summer, between the events of Book 2 and Book 3.
Encrypted is a adventure/thriller/love story set in the same world as The Emperor’s Edge stories. All of the major characters are different, though a certain assassin plays a role in the back half of the book. Chronologically, this story takes place about eighteen years earlier than The Emperor’s Edge, so you could read it first if you were so inclined, but it shouldn’t matter.
Enigma (a short story that takes place between Encrypted and Decrypted)
The sequel to Encrypted, Decrypted, is now available.
I’ve also created a boxed set that includes all of these stories, Forgotten Ages.
Chains of Honor
A new series set in the Emperor’s Edge world.
You may want to start with the Chains of Honor Prequels, three novellas that were originally published as the Swords & Salt series.
Warrior Mage is the first full-length novel.
Snake Heart, Book 2, is now available.
The Flash Gold Chronicles
Liberty (available in April 2016)
These are steampunk novellas in a series featuring a precocious young tinkerer named Kali, and her bounty hunting business partner, Cedar. The stories are set in the Yukon during the Gold Rush Era. Flash Gold is first with Hunted and Peacemaker (and now Claimed) taking place a couple of months after it.
Dragon Blood (a steampunk/fantasy/adventure series)
Deathmaker (Book 2)
Blood Charged (Book 3)
Patterns in the Dark (Book 4)
The Blade’s Memory (Book 5)
Under the Ice Blades (novella and Book 5.5)
Raptor (Book 6)
Soulblade (Book 7)
Shattered Past (a stand-alone novel set after Book 7)
These are short fantasy stories featuring a pair of geeky goblin heroes. They’re appropriate for children (though many adults have enjoyed them too!). Some of the stories were originally published at GoblinBrothers.com, and you can still read them there for free. (The $0.99 collection has a couple of extra stories.)
Non Fantasy Novels
A contemporary mystery and love story set in the Pacific Northwest.
Pen name science fiction romance novels
If you’re looking for some stories with humor, adventure, and more steam than is in most of my work, you can look up Ruby Lionsdrake, my pen name. “She” has several novels out now, mostly science fiction romance, but there’s a fantasy romance series in the works too.