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A fan's reading order for Witch World

by Jay Demetrick

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Andre didn't write her stories chronologically.  In some later books, she went back to fill in details of events mentioned in earlier ones.

Last update: January 30, 2016

 

 

The Arrival of the Sulcar

  • S'Olcarias's Sons (ss) by Lisa Swallow (Legendary oral tradition of origin of the Sulcar, the Krogan appear) in Tales of the Witch World 2

 

The Turning (Estcarp/Escore)

  • Futures Yet Unseen (ss) by Melinda M Snodgrass (ends with the Turning of the mountains between Estcarp & Escore) in Tales of the Witch World 2

 

The Settling of the Dales of High Hallack

  • Horn Crown (people from High Hallack arrive in the Dales)
  • Peacock Eyes (ss) by Shirley Meier (Origin of Neevor & Volt) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Plumduff Potato-Eye (ss) by Jayge Carr (When Herrel or Kethan was a child) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Bloodspell (ss) by A.C. Crispin (Were-Riders banished from Arvon, Neevor & Ibycus appear as 2 different people) in Tales of the Witch World
  • The Judgement of Neave (ss) by S. N. Lewitt (A Daleswoman becomes Neave's Votary in Arvon only a few generations after arriving in the Dales) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Gunnora's Gift (ss) by Elisabeth Waters (Could go anytime) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Rite of Failure (ss) by Susan Shwartz (Were-Rider shaman's apprentice fails his rite of passage sometime after Bloodspell) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • One Spell Wizard (ss) (Becomes a tale/song by the time of Songsmith)
  • The Sentinel at the Edge of the World (ss) by David Wind (Sometime before Simon Tregarth arrives) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Tall Dames Go Walking (ss) by Rose Wolf (Set on Earth, origin of Jorge Petronius) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Dream Smith (ss) (Sometime before the invasion of High Hallack)
  • Fortune's Children (ss) by Patricia A McKillip (Sometime before the invasion of High Hallack. This may be one of the attacks from the Waste mentioned in Dream Smith) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Of the Shaping of Ulm's Heir (ss) (Kerovan's birth)
  • Heir Apparent (ss) by Robert Bloch (Kerovan's birth) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Rampion (ss) by Meredith Ann Pierce (Ends just after Kolder invade Gorm) in Four From the Witch World

 

The Horning/The Invasion of High Hallack

  • Witch World (Simon enters Witch World, Fall of Sulcarkeep, the Horning, the re-taking of Gorm from the Kolder)
  • Neither Rest nor Refuge (ss) by Ardath Mayhar (The Horning) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Web of the Witch World (Death of Yvian, destruction of the Kolder Gate)
  • Sea Serpents of Domnudale (ss) by Ginger Simpson Curry (Ends in Year of the Moss Wife) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • The Crystal Gryphon (The Hounds of Alizon invade High Hallack 2 years after the fall of Sulcarkeep)
  • A Question of Magic (ss) by Marta Randall (The Invasion just begun) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Stormbirds (ss) by C.J. Cherryh (Probably takes place in Year of the Leopard) in Four From the Witch World
  • Wolfhead (ss) by Michael D Winkle (During the Invasion after alliance of northern lords) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Fenneca (ss) by Wilanne Schneider Belden (Sometime during the Invasion) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Dragon Scale Silver (ss) (The invasion of High Hallack)
  • Of Ancient Swords and Evil Mists (ss) by James R. Heidbrink (Sulcar raiding Alizon, probably sometime during the Invasion of High Hallack) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Night Hound's Moon (GURPS timeline placement)
    Gryphon in Glory (The Were-Riders join the war in the Year of the Gryphon)
  • Were-Wrath (Thra fleeing invasion, destruction of her keep)
  • Green in High Hallack (ss) by Kiel Stuart (Year after the Hounds pass through their Dale, after turning point of the invasion?) in Tales of the Witch World

 

After the Invasion in High Hallack

  • Zarsthor's Bane (Just after Hounds defeated, late summer Year of the Hornet)
  • Whispering Cane (ss) by Carol Severance (Shortly after the Hounds defeated, Year of the Hornet) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Sword of Unbelief (ss) (Late autumn of Year of the Hornet)
  • The Toads of Grimmerdale (ss) (Early winter of Year of the Hornet)
  • Year of the Unicorn (End of Year of the Hornet & beginning of the Year of the Unicorn)
  • Changeling (ss) (After Toads of Grimmerdale, spring of the Year of the Unicorn)
  • Gryphon's Eyrie (Spring/summer of the Year of the Unicorn)
  • Amber out of Quayth (ss) (From late summer to winter of the Year of the Unicorn)
  • Legacy from Sorn Fen (ss) (After Hounds defeated)
  • Silver May Tarnish (ss) (During Invasion & after Hounds defeated)
  • The Sword Seller (ss) by Patricia C Wrede (4 years after Amber out of Quayth) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Ully the Piper (ss) (After Hounds defeated)
  • Nine Words in Winter (ss) by Caralyn Inks (After Hounds defeated, around time of Ully the Piper) in Tales of the Witch World
  • The White Road (ss) by Charles de Lint (Sometime after Hounds defeated) in Tales of the Witch World
  • The Road of Dreams and Death (ss) by Robert E.Vardeman (Sometime after Hounds defeated and Amber Out of Quayth) in Tales of the Witch World
  • The Salt Garden (ss) by Sandra Miesel (10 years after home destroyed during Invasion) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Candletrap (ss) by Mary H. Schaub (18 years after Year of the Crowned Swan) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Knowledge (ss) by P.M. Griffin (Lormt before the Turning) in Tales of the Witch World 3

 

The Turning (Estcarp/Karsten) [24 years after The Horning]

  • Three Against the Witch World (The Turning and the opening of Escore)
  • Old Toad (ss) by Geary Gravel (Witch protects a Gate from the Turning) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • An Account of the Turning (ss) by Sasha Miller (The witches council at the moment of the Turning) in GURPS: Witch World
  • Trey of Swords (Ends in chapter 6 of Warlock)
  • Warlock of the Witch World (Light vs Dark)
  • The Stones of Sharnon (ss) by Ann Miller (Probably shortly after Old Race from Karsten resettle Escore) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Sorceress of the Witch World (Light vs Dark, return of Simon & Jaelithe, Hilarion)
  • Ware Hawk (Probably during Sorceress)
  • The Scent of Magic by Juanita Coulson (Probably during Sorceress) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • The Jargoon Pard (After the Turning)
  • Voice of Memory (ss) by M. E. Allen (17 years after Year of the Hornet) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Were-Flight (ss) by Lisa Woodworth (18 years after Year of the Fire Drake) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Were-Hunter (ss) by Mercedes Lackey (Roughly 20 years after Year of the Unicorn) in Tales of the Witch World
  • To Rebuild the Eyrie (ss) by Sasha Miller (After the destruction of the Eyrie in the Turning) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Oath-Bound (ss) by Pauline Griffin (Falconer knows of Escore, no new Eyrie mentioned) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Falcon's Chick (ss) by Patricia Shaw Mathews (The Turning-after the Turning, before Falcon Blood) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Milk from a Maiden's Breast (ss) by Elizabeth Scarborough (Three years since Tregarth triplets entered Escore) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Ciara's Song with Lyn McConchie (Ends sometime after the Turning)
  • The Gate of the Cat (After 'Ware Hawk, the cleansing of Escore)
  • The Duke's Ballad with Lyn McConchie (Begins three years after Ciara's Song, events of Gate mentioned taking place during this)
  • Isle of Illusion (ss) by Carol Severance (Anytime after Amber Out of Quayth) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Through the Moon Gate (ss) by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (Could go anytime) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • The Circle of Sleep (ss) by Caralyn Inks (around the same time as Stillborn Heritage or Voice of Memory) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Strait of Storms (ss) by K. L. Roberts (sometime after Gate of the Cat) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • The Hunting of Lord Etsalian's Daughter (ss) by Clare Bell (at least 6 years after the Turning) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • The Stillborn Heritage (ss) by Elizabeth H. Boyer (around the same time as Falcon Magic) in Four From the Witch World
  • Falcon Blood (ss) (after the destruction of the Eyrie in the Turning, Salzarat the former home of the Falconers rediscovered, curse of Jonkara broken)

 

Witch World: The Turning trilogy

  • Storms of Victory with P.M. Griffin (after Sorceress)
  • Flight of Vengeance with Mary H. Schaub & P. M. Griffin (probably around the same time as Falcon Blood)
  • On Wings of Magic with Patricia Mathews & Sasha Miller (after Falcon's Chick/6 years after To Rebuild the Eyrie, around the same time as Stilborn Heritage)
  • La Verdad: The Magic Sword (ss) by A. R. Major (Anytime after Changeling and We the Women, probably before Warding) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Darkness Over Mirhold (ss) by Patricia Shaw Mathews (probably after Port of Dead Ships, before Warding) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • Falcon Law (ss) by Judith Tarr (after Falcon Blood and Falcon Hope) in Four From the Witch World
  • Spider Silk (ss) (8 years after the Turning)
  • Sand Sister (ss) (Tursla & Simond shortly before the Warding)
  • Songsmith with A.C. Crispin (Alon & Eydryth shortly before the Warding)
  • The Way Wind (Anytime, if in Witch World, published same year as The Key of the Keplian)

 

The Secrets of the Witch World trilogy

 

  • Dream Pirates' Jewel (ss) by Brad & Cynthia Lineweaver (long after Invasion, possibly around Warding) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • The Root of All Evil (ss) by Sharon Green (anytime after Gate of the Cat) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Earthborne (ss) (after the Warding)
  • Heroes (ss) by Diana L Paxson (17 years after Old Race from Karsten resettle Escore) in Tales of the Witch World 2
  • The Weavers (ss) by Esther M Friesner (Anytime after Gate of the Cat) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Godron's Daughter (ss) by Ann Miller & Karen E Rigley (17 years after Stones of Sharnon) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Cat and the Other (ss) by Marylois Dunn (around the time of Heartspell?) in Tales of the Witch World
  • Yellow Eyes (ss) by Marylois Dunn (new lands introduced, after Cat and the Other) in Catfantastic
  • Shado (ss) by Marylois Dunn (some years after Cat and Other) in Catfantastic II
  • Heartspell (ss) by A. C. Crispin (30 years after the Turning) in Tales of the Witch World 3
  • Gate of the Kittens (ss) by Wilanne Schneider Belden (Simon Tregarth's grandson) in Catfantastic

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