Charles De Lint

Publication Order of Moonheart Books

Moonheart (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascian in Rose (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Westlin Wind (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostwood (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spiritwalk (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cerin Songweaver Books

The Harp of the Grey Rose (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Rafters Were Ringing (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jack of Kinrowan Books

Jack the Giant Killer (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drink Down the Moon (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Newford Books

Dreams Underfoot (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memory and Dream (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ivory and the Horn (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trader (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someplace to Be Flying (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonlight and Vines (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forests of the Heart (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Onion Girl (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tapping the Dream Tree (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hour Before Dawn (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Widdershins (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muse and Reverie (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Newford Stories: Crow Girls (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wildlings Books

Under My Skin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over My Head (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out Of This World (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Riddle of the Wren (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mulengro (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yarrow (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greenmantle (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Moon (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Svaha (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel of Darkness (as by Samuel M Key) (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle Dobbins Parrot Fair (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Country (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Lady of the Harbour (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From a Whisper to a Scream (as by Samuel M Key) (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishing Well (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Green (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Be Watching You (as by Samuel M Key) (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buffalo Man (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road to Lisdoonvarna (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Wild Sisters (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirits in the Wires (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medicine Road (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Girl (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little (Grrl) Lost (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises to Keep (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dingo (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of Grace (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes Like Leaves (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Painted Boy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Hedgework and Guessery (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triskell Tales (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waifs and Strays (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Handful of Coppers (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicksilver and Shadow (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triskell Tales 2 (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Mouse Found (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woods and Waters Wild (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Best of Charles de Lint (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapbooks Books

Old Man Crow (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yellow Dog (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books Books

A Circle of Cats (with Charles Vess) (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Timeskip (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paperjack (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Butter Spirit's Tithe (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Companions to the Moon (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crow Roads (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dharma (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Was Radio Clash (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Boys (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack in the Green (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding Shotgun (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books Books

This Moment (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Charles De Lint is a Canadian Writer born in 1951. De Lint grew popular in the 1980s alongside writers like Emma Bull and John Crowley, riding on the coattails of the rising interest in urban fantasy.

The author has made a name for himself working with magical realism and mythical fiction.


Charles De Lint was born in the Netherlands. He was four months old when his family immigrated to Canada. The author’s writing career begun in 1983; he has published several dozen books since.

Working primarily within the arena of contemporary fantasy, Charles De Lint’s work combines the real world with the fantastical, crafting settings within which the natural and supernatural co-exist.

The author often relies on North American Aboriginal Culture to generate ideas for his stories, though he has also found inspiration within other cultures and myths such as Welsh Folklore.

Charles De Lint initially favored Ottawa as a setting during his earlier days. Later on, he began to favor North America, creating fictional cities using those aspects of North American city life that piqued his interest.

While Charles De Lint is primarily known for his novels, the author has also written novellas, poetry, and lyrics. He is most popularly known for The Newford series of books. Novels like Moonheart have also attracted considerable interest.

De Lint’s penchant for drawing upon American and European Folklore to create his stories probably harkens back to all the writers that influenced him and who also favored American and European Folklore as sources of inspiration, these including William Morris, E.R Eddison, and J.R.R Tolkien.

Besides writing fictional content, Charles De Lint is also an essayist and critic, having written a number of reviews for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. People might also recognize him as one of the judges of the Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Award.

The author has also made a name for himself teaching creative Workshops in Canada and the United States.

Not many people know of De Lint’s passion for music. Along with his wife MaryAnn, De Lint is proficient with a number of instruments. He also sings and writes music. The couple’s Irish and Celtic music has a loyal audience.

Charles De Lint’s lengthy career is best understood through the numerous awards he has won over the last several years, this including the 2000 World Fantasy Award, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award and the Canadian SF/Fantasy Award to mention but a few.

Novels like The Painted Boy, The Mystery of Grace and The Blue Girl have received particular acclaim, earning Charles De Lint fans from all over the world.

A lot of people do not really know how to describe De Lint and his work, mostly because he seems to play in a variety of sandboxes, exceeding expectations as a detective mystery writer even while succeeding as a thriller novelist and a writer of otherworld mythic fantasy.

Charles De Lint’s ability to bring so many story facets together is masterful.


Upon encountering seemingly ordinary artifacts, Sara and Jamie find that they are being called to dim and distant places filled with mists, forests, ancient magics, mythical beings and great evil.

Accompanied by an eclectic group, some friends and others enemies, from Keiran the Folk Musician to Blue the Biker, Sara and Jamie will discover adventure when they answer the call to traverse the portals of Tamson house.

Moonheart straddles this world as well as the other, sweeping from ancient Wales to the Streets of Ottawa today. Sara and Jamie are caught up in a tale they do not understand, where true magic reigns and fey people walk beyond the shadows of the moon.

Moonheart is a fresh and original urban fantasy. If you are looking for great settings and a rich, well-crafted cast of characters traversing a multi-layered plot, then Moonheart is the novel for you.

Charles De Lint is clearly drawing upon Celtic Folklore, though one cannot ignore the North American Indian myths that keep creeping through, possibly even intertwining with the foundation of the story.

One rarely encounters Native American/Celtic Lore in fantasy today. The story of Moonheart switches between the real world and the otherworld’. The otherworld is a land of magic, where legendary creatures walk and magic is real. As one might expect, the plot revolves around an epic battle between good and evil, though Charles De Lint gives his readers a lot to learn about the myths and legends of different cultures.

You feel the admiration that De Lint seems to have for Native American culture, in particular, this making his settings and concepts so much more vivid.

Moonheart is by no means perfect. But there is enough good to hide the bad; the book is well written and weird enough to appeal to a variety of readers.

+The Little Country

Finding a mysterious manuscript in her grandfather’s cottage changes Janey Little’s world as she is swept into a strange realm where true magic lurks and danger waits.

Only Janey’s music will protect her from a terrifying confrontation.

The Little country is magical, that much cannot be denied. Charles De Lint writes like no other author, using his extensive knowledge of music to craft this delightful tale that seeks to educate readers about Celtic Music.

When The Little Country came out in 1991, Urban Fantasy was hardly a trend. As such, it is easy to see why so many people would gravitate towards this book which, unlike many of Charles De Lint’s other novels, is set in Cornwall, England rather than Ottawa.

There are facets of the story that reach back into the 19th Century. The mythical and realistic elements blend together almost perfectly, De Lint tackling concepts of redemption and the confronting of one’s past.

While the supernatural plays an important role in the book, De Lint chooses to hide it in the beginning, allowing readers to engage with the thriller aspects of this book. If you love Celtic music, then The Little Country will delight you.

Even if you do not care about music in any capacity, this is the sort of unique novel that will appeal to everyone.

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