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Terry Goodkind Books

Terry Goodkind Book List

A book list in order for the Sword of Truth series.

The Sword of Truth

* Wizard's First Rule (1994)
* Stone of Tears (1995)
* Blood of the Fold (1996)
* Temple of the Winds (1997)
* Soul of the Fire (1999)
* Faith of the Fallen (2000)
* Debt of Bones (2001)
* The Pillars of Creation (2002)
* Naked Empire (2003)
* Chainfire (2005)
* Phantom (2006)
* Confessor (2007)

Sword of Truth related fiction

* Debt of Bones (2001)
Goodkind wrote a novella titled Debt of Bones for the 1998 anthology Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg. The novella takes place in the Sword of Truth universe and is set a few decades before the events in the main series. In 2001, the story was published as a stand-alone book.

* The Law of Nines (2009)

In June 2008, Goodkind signed a contract to publish three mainstream novels with G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Books. The first of these novels was titled The Law of Nines, it relates to Sword of Truth but is set in "our" contemporary world and was released August 18, 2009.

In April 2010, Goodkind signed a contract to publish three fiction novels with Tor Books. The first of these will be a new Richard and Kahlan novel. The teaser announcement was released April 1st 2010, on Terry Goodkind's official website.

Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth  Books are also available on audio.

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George RR Martin Book List

George RR Martin Book List

Cover of "Windhaven"
Cover of Windhaven

George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948), aka GRRM, is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.


* Dying of the Light (1977)
* Windhaven (1981, with Lisa Tuttle)
* Fevre Dream (1982)
* The Armageddon Rag (1983)

A Song of Ice and Fire

A Game of Thrones (1996)
A Clash of Kings (1998)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (forthcoming)
The Winds of Winter (forthcoming)
A Dream of Spring (forthcoming)

Selected novellas & novelettes

Tales of Dunk and Egg series - set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire
o "The Hedge Knight" (1998)
o "The Sworn Sword" (2003)
o "The Mystery Knight" (2010)

* "A Song for Lya", originally in Analog, June 1974.
* Night of the Vampyres, originally in Amazing, 1975, re-published in The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
* "The Skin Trade" (1989) from the three-author collection Dark Visions. The werewolf novella "The Skin Trade," (1989 )has been optioned for film by Mike the Pike Productions.
* Sandkings, Martins most anthologized story to date and the only one of his to win both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.
* Meathouse Man, first published in 1976, in Orbit 18. (Originally intended for Harlan Ellison's notorious "The Last Dangerous Visions" anthology, GRRM has admitted that this is probably the darkest, most depressing story he has ever done and that he still finds it painful to re-read nearly thirty years after its publication.)

Children's books

* The Ice Dragon (Originally printed in 1980 as a short story, illustrated and re-printed as a children's book in October, 2006)


* A Song for Lya (1976)
* Songs of Stars and Shadows (1977)
* Sandkings (1981)
* Songs the Dead Men Sing (1983)
* Nightflyers (1985)
* Tuf Voyaging (1987, collection of linked stories)
* Portraits of His Children (1987)
* Quartet (2001)
* GRRM: A RRetrospective (2003; reissued 2006 and 2007 as Dreamsongs)

Wild Cards (also contributor to many volumes)

* Wild Cards I (1987)
* Wild Cards II: Aces High (1987)
* Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild (1987)
* Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (1988)
* Wild Cards V: Down & Dirty (1988)
* Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole (1990)
* Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand (1990)
* Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks (1991)
* Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (1991)
* Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire (1992)
* Wild Cards XI: Dealer's Choice (1992)
* Wild Cards XII: Turn of the Cards (1993)

* Wild Cards: Card Sharks (1993) (Book I of a New Cycle trilogy)
* Wild Cards: Marked Cards (1994) (Book II of a New Cycle trilogy)
* Wild Cards: Black Trump (1995) (Book III of a New Cycle trilogy)

* Wild Cards: Deuces Down (2002)
* Wild Cards: Death Draws Five (2006)
* Wild Cards: Inside Straight (2008) (Book I of the Committee triad)
* Wild Cards: Busted Flush (2008) (Book II of the Committee triad)
* Wild Cards: Suicide Kings (2009)(Book III of the Committee triad)
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Jacqueline Carey Books

Jacqueline Carey Book List

Jacqueline Carey is the author of the epic fantasy series The Kushiel Universe.

Born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois, and currently living in western Michigan, Jacqueline Carey attended Lake Forest College, and graduated with B.A.'s in psychology and English literature. She worked on her novels while working at the art center of a local college and after ten years had success with the publication of her first book Kushiel's Dart in 2001 which was the recipient of the 2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel.

The first trilogy in The Kushiel Universe series , Kushiel's Legacy, consisting of Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Avatar, introduces her main characters, Phèdre nò Delaunay - a courtesan, Joscelyn - a warrior monk, and Hyacynthe - a gypsy. Phèdre nò Delaunay, a courtesan's flawed and unwanted daughter is sold into indenture to Anafiel Delauney,  Joscelyn is employed to protect her and Hyacynthe is her best friend.

The map of Terre d'Ange, the "Land of the Angels," bears a striking resemblance to that of France. In the world of Terre d'Ange, the D'Angelines are a race of people descended from eight fallen angels and humans.  They follow the demi-god, Elua, whose precept is "Love as thou wilt" , but the houses also follow other angels such as Kushiel.

It's influence is very French, its not about angels, its about politics and intrigue and sword fights much like Three musketeers or Pirates of the Caribbean but with a sense of beauty for extremes of colour and passion.

Kushiel Universe

Kushiel's Legacy:

* Kushiel's Dart (June 2001)
* Kushiel's Chosen (April 2002)
* Kushiel's Avatar (April 2003)
* Earth Begotten (limited edition companion book)

The second trilogy, named Treason's Heir in the UK but better known as the Imriel trilogy, is a continuation of the storyline started in Kushiel's Legacy. Phèdre and Jocelyn take second place to the main protagonist, Imriel nò Montrève de la Courcel, third in line for the throne of Terre d'Ange and adopted son of Phèdre nò Delaunay de Montrève. Imriel was first introduced in Kushiel's Chosen as the traitor Melisande's infant son.

Imriel Trilogy:

* Kushiel's Scion (June 2006)
* Kushiel's Justice (June, 2007)
* Kushiel's Mercy (June, 2008)

The third trilogy, whose second novel is due in June 2010, takes place centuries after both trilogies and features the protagonist Moirin of the Maghuinn Dhon. Moirin is half-D'Angeline and half Cruithne, touched by the blessing of Naamah.

Moirin Trilogy:

* Naamah's Kiss (June, 2009)
* Naamah’s Curse (June 2010)
* Naamah’s Blessing (tentative title) (Forthcoming)

Other Series

The Sundering:

* Banewreaker (November 2004)
* Godslayer (August 2005)

Santa Olivia:

* Santa Olivia (May, 2009)
* Santitos At Large (2011)

Short Stories

* "You and You Alone" is a return to the Kushiel universe and is the awaited love story of Anafiel Delauney and Rolande de la Courcel. This will appear in Songs of Love and Death, edited by George RR Martin (2010)
* "In The Matter of Fallen Angels" (in Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology (2006), edited by Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis)
* "The Isle of Women" (in Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004), edited by the Rev. Andrew Greeley)
* "Jazznight" in I-94: A Collection of Southwest Michigan Writers (1997)

Online archived short stories (see wikipedia entry)

* "The Peacock Boy,"in The Scroll (issue 4, 1995), edited by Thom O'Connor
* "Actaeon," in The Scroll (issue 6, 1995)
* "The Antedivulians," Prisoners of the Night #9 (1995)
* "In the City," in Quanta (1995), edited by Daniel K. Appelquist
* "Bludemagick," in InterText (issue #26, July-August 1995), edited by Jason Snell
* "What Bled Through the Wall," in Clique of the Tomb Beetle (1996)


* Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend & Art (1997)

See Also

Who Writes Like Jacqueline Carey?

Source: Wikipedia contributors, 'Jacqueline Carey', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 May 2010, 00:59 UTC, <>

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Robert Jordan Books

Robert Jordan Book List

A list of books written by Robert Jordan.  Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney under which name he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series. In addition to the main sequence, Robert Jordan also wrote

A Prequel

New Spring (2004) A novel, an expanded work superseding the earlier novella also called New Spring (1998) published in Tor's Legends anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg; the story is located in the third volume of the paperback edition; the hardcover is one volume

The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time (1997)
A "World" reference book, written in collaboration with Teresa Patterson. Note: This reference book includes "The Strike at Shayol Ghul", a short story published online in 1996 which was republished in print with this book.

The Wheel of Time

The Eye of the World     ( 1990)
The Great Hunt     ( 1990)
The Dragon Reborn     ( 1991)
The Shadow Rising     (1992)
The Fires of Heaven     (1993)
Lord of Chaos     (1994)
A Crown of Swords     (1996)
The Path of Daggers     (1998)
Winter's Heart     (2000)
Crossroads of Twilight     (2003)
Knife of Dreams     (2005)

The Gathering Storm (2009)     coauthored by Sanderson
Towers of Midnight      (26 October 2010)     coauthored by Sanderson
A Memory of Light    (TBD)     coauthored by Sanderson

Jordan published eleven books of a projected twelve total in the main sequence of the Wheel of Time series. Due to his illness and death, Jordan did not complete the final installment A Memory of Light (later split into three volumes beginning with The Gathering Storm).  Brandon Sanderson was  chosen to finish the Wheel of Time series by Jordan's widow.

Other work

Fallon Series (under the pseudonym Reagan O'Neal)

* The Fallon Blood (1980)
* The Fallon Pride (1981)
* The Fallon Legacy (1982)

Cheyenne Raiders (under the pseudonym Jackson O'Reilly )

Conan the Barbarian

Jordan was one of several writers who wrote Conan the Barbarian stories.

1. Conan the Invincible (1982)
2. Conan the Defender (1982)
3. Conan the Unconquered (1983)
4. Conan the Triumphant (1983)
5. Conan the Magnificent (1984)
6. Conan the Destroyer (1984)
7. Conan the Victorious (1984)

Note: Some bibliographies also include Conan: King of Thieves; this however, was actually the working title of the second Conan movie, Conan the Destroyer, and hence Jordan's novelization. Jordan had already been hired to do the novelization and Tor had already applied for an ISBN when the title was changed to Conan the Destroyer. Jordan also compiled a Conan Chronology.

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Michael Connelly Books

Michael Connelly Book List

Harry Bosch series

1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1997)
6. Angels Flight (1999)
7. A Darkness More Than Night (2001) – also featuring Terry McCaleb and Jack McEvoy
8. City Of Bones (2002)
9. Lost Light (2003)
10. The Narrows (2004) – also featuring Rachel Walling and Terry McCaleb plus a short appearance by Cassidy Black.
11. The Closers (2005)
12. Echo Park (2006) – also featuring Rachel Walling
13. The Overlook (2007) – also featuring Rachel Walling
14. 9 Dragons (2009) – also including Mickey Haller
15. The Reversal (2010) – also including Mickey Haller

Mickey Haller series

1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
2. The Brass Verdict (2008) – featuring Harry Bosch and Jack McEvoy
3. The Reversal (2010) – also featuring Harry Bosch

Other novels

The Poet (1996) – featuring Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling
Blood Work (1998) – featuring Terry McCaleb
Void Moon (2000) – featuring Cassie Black
Chasing the Dime (2002) – featuring Henry Pierce
The Scarecrow (2009) – featuring Jack McEvoy and Rachel Walling

Short stories

"Two-Bagger" – in Murderers' Row (2001) and The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002).
"Cahoots" – in Measures of Poison (2002)
"After Midnight" – in Men from Boys (2003)
"Christmas Even" – in Murder...and All That Jazz (2004); a Harry Bosch story (partner: Jerry Edgar)
"Cielo Azul" – in Dangerous Women (2005); a Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb story (backstory to A Darkness More than Night)
One story published anonymously in The Secret Society Of Demolition Writers (2005)
"Angle of Investigation" – in Plots with Guns (2005) and The Penguin Book Of Crime Stories (2007) – continuation of The Closers; with Harry Bosch (partner: Kiz Rider)
"Mulholland Dive" – in Los Angeles Noir (2007), and Prisoner of Memory (2008)
"Suicide Run" – in Hollywood and Crime (2007)
"One Dollar Jackpot" – in Dead Man's Hand (2007)
"Father's Day" – in The Blue Religion (2008); a Harry Bosch story (partner: Ignacio Ferras)

As Editor

The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) – collected short stories.
Murder In Vegas (2005) – collected short stories.
In the Shadow of the Master (2009) – collected short stories by Edgar Allan Poe re-written by current mystery writers including Sue Grafton and Stephen King

Non Fiction

Crime Beat (2006), collected journalism from the Sun-Sentinel and Los Angeles Times

Recurring Characters

Every character on this list, including those who have been the main characters of their own books, has appeared in a Harry Bosch book.

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch – a Los Angeles Police Department detective who retired and became a private investigator for a couple of novels, before returning to LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit, a fictional unit based on LAPD's actual Cold Case Homicide Unit, and later the Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Homicide Special Unit.

Michael "Mickey" Haller – criminal defense attorney; Harry Bosch's half-brother

Terrell "Terry" McCaleb – former FBI agent (deceased)
Jack McEvoy – crime reporter, brother of one of the Poet's victims
Cassidy "Cassie" Black – burglar and ex-con
Rachel Walling – FBI agent, who dated Bosch and now dates McEvoy

Each of these characters has appeared in at least two novels of Connelly's books.

Irvin S. Irving – former LAPD Deputy Chief and Bosch's chief nemesis in the department; now an L.A. city councilman
Francis "Frankie" Sheehan – Bosch's original partner in Robbery-Homicide Division (deceased)
Jerry "Jed" Edgar – Bosch's former partner in Hollywood Homicide squad; now a detective leader there
Kizmin "Kiz" Rider – Bosch's former partner in Hollywood Homicide squad and the RHD Open-Unsolved Unit; now an aide to the L.A. chief of police
Ignacio "Iggy" Ferras – Bosch's former partner in the RHD Homicide Special Unit (deceased)
John Chastain – former LAPD Internal Affairs detective (deceased)
Harvey "Ninety-Eight" Pounds – Bosch's ex-supervisor in Hollywood Homicide squad (deceased)
Lieutenant Grace "Bullets" Billets – Pounds' successor as Bosch's supervisor in Hollywood Homicide squad
Eleanor Wish – ex-FBI agent, ex-con and Bosch's ex-wife, mother of Bosch's daughter Maddie; moved to Hong Kong (deceased)
Robert "Bob" Backus – ex-FBI agent; the serial killer "The Poet" (deceased)
Roy Lindell (aka "Luke Goshen") – FBI agent
Janis Langwiser – a criminal defense attorney
Keisha Russell – Los Angeles Times reporter, now based in D.C., who occasionally provided information for Bosch; McEvoy's ex-wife
Thelma Kibble – Cassie Black's parole officer
Maddie Bosch – daughter of Bosch and Eleanor Wish; now lives with Bosch in L.A.

Film & TV
Michael Connelly was one of the creators and executive producers of Level 9, a science fiction action TV series that aired for 13 episodes in the 2000-2001 season on the UPN television network.

His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role.

As of 2009, a film based on the novel Void Moon is in pre-production, with a screenplay by playwright Michael Cristofer, and Connelly himself co-wrote the screenplay for The Equalizer, a pre-production film adaptation of the TV series.

Connelly was the subject of the 2004 video documentary Blue Neon Night: Michael Connelly's Los Angeles. He also made a guest appearance as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, 'Michael Connelly', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 May 2010, 01:00 UTC,

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