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Publication Order of Obsidian and Blood Books

Servant of the Underworld (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harbinger of the Storm (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of the House of Darts (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dominion of the Fallen Books

Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Morningstar's Shadow (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Shattered Wings (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Binding Thorns (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Sundering Flames (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragons and Blades Books

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Xuya Universe Books

The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tea Master and the Detective (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven of Infinities (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of the Ship (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Xuya Universe Romance Books

The Red Scholar’s Wake (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fire Born of Exile (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Vanishers’ Palace (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fire of Ten Thousand Flags (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Navigational Entanglements (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jaguar House, in Shadow (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immersion (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Red Station, Drifting (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven Under Earth (Electric Velocipede #24) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waiting Stars (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memorials (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lullaby for a Lost World (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Thorns, Children of Water (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inaccessibility of Heaven (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tea and Murder (With: Stefan Rudnicki,Kate Orsini) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireheart Tiger (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mausoleum’s Children (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Scattered Among Strange Worlds (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Solaris Rising Anthology Books

Solaris Rising (By: Pat Cadigan,Mike Resnick,Stephen Baxter,Lavie Tidhar,Ken MacLeod,Peter F. Hamilton,Ian Watson,Eric Brown,Adam Roberts,Paul Di Filippo,Alastair Reynolds,Tricia Sullivan,Ian Whates,Richard Salter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 1.5 (With: Paul Cornell,Tanith Lee,Mike Resnick,Adam Roberts,Paul Di Filippo,Ian Whates,Gareth L. Powell,Sarah Lotz,Philip Vine) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 2 (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Paul Cornell,Liz Williams,James Lovegrove,Robert Reed,Eugie Foster,Nancy Kress,Nick Harkaway,Norman Spinrad,Vandana Singh,Kim Lakin-Smith,Ian Whates,Paul Cornell, Jr.,Kay Kenyon,Adrian Tchaikovsky,Martin Sketchley,Allan Steele) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 3 (With: Rachel Swirsky,George Zebrowski,Ian Watson,Adam Roberts,Tony Ballantyne,Julie E. Czerneda,Alex Dally MacFarlane,Benjamin Rosenbaum,Ian R. MacLeod,Sean Williams,Chris Beckett,Ken Liu,Nina Allan,Ian Whates,Cat Sparks,Gareth L. Powell,Benjanun Sriduangkaew,Martin Sketchley,Laura Lam) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Against Reality(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Futures: Tales of Dystopia SF(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Talebones(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Electric Velocipede(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, January 2015(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, November 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Half of the Sky(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New SF 26(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
We See a Different Frontier(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speculative Fiction 2013(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Six(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solaris Rising 3(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 100(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Tiptree(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Hurts(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior Women(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fantasy Medley 3(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Shape the Dark(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mithila Review Issue 5+6(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Seven(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starlit Wood(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barcelona Tales(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asian Monsters(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2016 Edition(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galactic Empires(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume Three(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Edge: Escalation: A Maelstrom's Edge Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infinity Wars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of a Different Sky(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 3(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knee-Deep in Grit: Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #261(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mechanical Animals(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Accelerator(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythic Journeys(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Uncanny(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Centric(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silk & Steel(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long List Anthology Volume 8(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncanny Magazine, Issue 52: May/June 2023(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Aliette de Bodard is an American author of fiction. She was born in the United States but was raised in the city of Paris in France. Although she was raised by her parents in France and speaks French as her primary language, she speaks English as well which she learned at the insistence of her parents.

Her first book is titled Servant of the Underworld and was published in 2010. It is the first of three books in the Obsidian and Blood Trilogy, followed by Harbinger of the Storm published in 2011 and the final book Master of the House of Darts, published the same year. An omnibus of the trilogy was published in 2012.

She also wrote the Universe of Xuya series, consisting of On a Red Station, Drifting (published in 2012) and The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (2017). She has also written the Dominion of the Fallen series, with four novels in the series that include the first book Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship, with later novels The House of Shattered Wings and the follow-up, The House of Binding Thorns rounding it out.

She is the winner of the British Science Fiction Association Best Book Award for her 2015 novel, The House of Shattered Wings. Aliette de Bodard is also the author of the novellas Lullaby for a Lost World and has worked on a number of collections, including Dark Currents, Scattered Among Strange Worlds, and more.

Servant of the Underworld is the first in the Obsidian and Blood trilogy series. It takes place in Tenochtitlan, well known for being the capital of the thriving Aztec empire. The year is Year One-Knife. The main character is named Ceyaxochitl, and she happens to be the second in command when it comes to the Mexica Empire.

Acatl-tzin is a High Priest of the Dead and he operates as a person of importance in a world where the people believe that the end of the world can only be offset by using human sacrifice. When he is interrupted right in the smack dab middle of a ceremony for a dead noble that is intended to ease his passage to the Underworld, Ceyaxochitl requests that he attend to the scene of a crime.

A Priestess has gone missing from her empty chambers and all that remains behind is a tremendous amount of blood in addition to the smell of Jagua magic. Ceyaxochitl would normally handle the investigation of the murder or at least the abduction herself, but she has a lot on her plate at the moment dealing with the matters of the empire. Not only that, the prime suspect they have for the crime is the estranged brother of Acatl, so it only makes sense to have the high priest in charge of the investigation and hopefully finding the priestess.

It’s up to the high priest to find this woman or else risk having the boundaries between the world of the living and the dead be broken down with all chaos to break loose– and potentially face the end of the world. Since his counterpart is very busy with her official duties, Acatl must take over. Fortunately, his relationship with the supernatural and the Underworld means that he will be able to use his magical abilities to look into the case and find answers that others would not otherwise be able to.

But Acatl suspects that his warrior brother might be behind it all, and he’s going to need to confront their past where his parents shunned him for wanting to be a priest and their status as enemies if he will be able to find out if it is true. When the investigation gets even more complicated he must take on the confident Teomitl as an aide. With a society plagued by power struggles and imbalance and even gods walking among them, everything is uncertain.

In this world, women are too old at thirty-five and must take a husband or become priestesses. They are still below men even while being in the priesthood, while men who go to war are held up high in regard in the culture and even awarded courtesans.

Through it all, Acatl must search the person responsible for the disappearance of the priestess Eleuia while everything and everyone else seems to be pursuing their own interests. This fantasy set in the heart of Mesoamerica in a very specific time involves blood magic, death, mystery, and the entry into an exciting and somewhat historical world full of political intrigue and drama that is lush in its detail. Read this book for yourself to see how the mystery turns out!

Harbinger of the Storm is the second book in the Obsidian and Blood series. This sequel is also set in the Aztec empire in a world that is again teetering on the brink of going completely extinct. The main character is once more Acatl, who remains the High Priest of the Dead in Tenochtitlan. He works as the keeper of the boundaries between the living and the dead and works also as a coroner and director of funerals when he needs to.

Still humble and quiet, Acatl has grown accustomed to his duties and is fresh off solving a mystery involving the disappearance of the high priestess and magic. Now he has a new problem on his hands when a nobleman who is very high ranking– The Revered Speaker, the ruler of Tenochtitlan– turns up dead. Not only dead but ripped up into pieces thanks to an invocation. Not only that, another council member turns up dead, looking like murder, and more deaths follow after that.

Acatl has to get involved because the killer has violated the ancient barriers by using forbidden magic that has huge consequences. Not only that, but it’s starting to look like the person who cast the spell belongs to the court. Now he must find the killer and save the area from the chaos and even the apocalypse of demons unfolding from this forbidden magic.

This fifteenth-century Aztec murder mystery follows the basics of a fictional Aztec society and how the people interact with the gods and goddesses, who depend on people for their devotion but also manipulate them to suit their own agendas, even if he would prefer that they stay out of it and had no thirst for human blood through sacrifice in the first place. Can Acatl solve the mystery? We’re about to find out, and see Acatl tackle one last hurdle in the final book, Master of the House of Darts

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