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Publication Order of Moonheart Books

Moonheart (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascian in Rose (1987)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
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 Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon Books

with Richard A. Lupoff, Philip Jose Farmer, Robin Wayne Bailey
Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Tower (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lake of Fire (By: Robin Wayne Bailey) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of Thunder (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden City (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dungeon (By: Philip Jose Farmer) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon Vol. 6, The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragonflight Books

Letters from Atlantis (By: Robert Silverberg) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreaming Place (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Plunder (By: Brad Strickland) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wishing Season (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born of Elven Blood (By: Kevin J. Anderson,John Gregory Betancourt) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monet's Ghost (By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Newford Books

as Samuel Key
The Dreaming Place (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paperjack (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishing Well (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forests of the Heart (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Onion Girl (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Wild Sisters (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tapping the Dream Tree (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
The Hour Before Dawn (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Widdershins (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises to Keep (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Grrl Lost (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dingo (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Muse and Reverie (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Newford Stories: Crow Girls (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juniper Wiles (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juniper Wiles and the Ghost Girls (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brian Froud's Faerielands Books

The Wild Wood (With: Brian Froud) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Rich and Strange (By: Patricia A. McKillip,Brian Froud) (1994)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: Samuel Key) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle Dobbin's 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: Samuel Key) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Green (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Be Watching You (As: Samuel Key) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buffalo Man (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Lisdoonvarna (2001)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
Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wind in His Heart (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Timeskip (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Berlin (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves an Echo (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pity the Monsters (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conjure Man (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bridges (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
China Doll (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Man Crow (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yellow Dog (2008)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
Somewhere in My Mind There Is a Painting Box (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horsepower & Medicine (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barrio Girls (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Hedgework and Guessery (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triskell Tales (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waifs and Strays (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Handful of Coppers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicksilver & Shadow (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triskell Tales 2 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Mouse Found and Other Stories (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 Picture Books

A Circle of Cats (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapter Books

This Moment (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Author's Choice Monthly Books

Daily Voices (By: Lisa Goldstein) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swatting at the Cosmos (By: James K. Morrow) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neon Twilight (By: Edward Bryant) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Minds (By: Spider Robinson) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hedgework & Guessery (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unthreatened by the Morning Light (By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe (By: Lewis Shiner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Been Fun (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dragons & Dreams(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borderland(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Annual Collection(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Annual Collection(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Annual Collection(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life on the Border(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, Mid-December 1992(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wizard's Dozen(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow White, Blood Red(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temporary Walls(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love in Vein(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Excalibur(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenth Annual Collection(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What If...?(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Heart, Ivory Bones(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifteenth Annual Collection(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Magics(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2005(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams and Visions(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TwentiethAnnual Collection(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2010(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happily Ever After(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2012(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Wonder(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2013(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman: An Anthology(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2016(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2016(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)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.

Charles de Lint is Canadian writer with Dutch origins best known for his urban fantasy novels. He was born in 1951 in the Netherlands but immigrated to Canada with his family when he was only four months old. Charles de Lint is a well-known author who has contributed greatly to the contemporary fantasy genre with top-notch books that continue to thrill readers worldwide. He was one of the contributors to Flying Buffalo’s book supplement titled, Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes, Citybook II. His interest in books started at an early age but it was in 1983 that Charles started writing as a full-time career. He used the pseudonym Samuel M. Key on some of his early books, most of which have been reprinted as by writer Charles de Lint. In most of his books, de Lint combines the real world settings with the “otherworld” fantasy ideas allowing for a co-existence of both natural and supernatural forces. He giftedly uses the folklore of world cultures to infuse the ideas to modern contemporary city way of life in a natural way. Charles de Lint is married to the Canadian artist, MaryAnn Harris.

Books Written by Charles de Lint

De Lint has written a number of bestselling books, some of which have won him awards. He is most notably known for the urban fantasy Moonheart book and the Newford series. The first book in the Newford series was written by de Lint in 1993 with subsequent editions following in the later years. De lint is also an author of several short stories and novels. Some of his short stories include Ascian in Rose (1986) and Westlin Wind (1989). Novels such as the Riddle of the Wren (1984), Angel of Darkness (1990) and The Little Country (1991) were written by de Lint during his heydays as an elite author in the 80s and 90s. Some of his books in the 21st century include an adult novel, The Mystery of Grace (2009) and The Painted Boy (2010). Here is a short description of two of his early books in the Newford Series.

Dreams Underfoot (1993)

Dreams Underfoot is part of the Newford book series by author de Lint that combines supernatural powers with the natural powers to provide a classic urban fantasy writing that you are most likely to enjoy reading. The book re-establishes the ancient myths and magic to the modern world. The story revolves around the lives of two main characters, Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell. Another character, the Angel of Grasso Street is also significantly mentioned in the successive chapters of the book. Readers are taken into a world of fantasy where supernatural powers dominant in ancient myths take control over the modern world of music clubs and alleyways. Jilly, a painter in the rough city streets and Geordie, who dreams of a ghost but plays fiddle, help in bring realism to a story that is otherwise full of imaginative mermaids, Gemmins and skells. De Lint successfully captures your imagination in Dreams Underfoot and for a moment, you will find yourself caught up in an illusory world almost believing the existence of the supernatural powers in real life as the main characters in the book move from one scene to another. Dreams Underfoot (1993) by de Lint is a classic that deserves a place in the most revered echelons of urban fantasy genre books.

The Onion Girl (2001)

The story of Jilly Coppercorn, the main character in the Newford series continues in The Onion Girl, published in 2001, and rated as one of the best books by de Lint. Jilly, a painter who was regularly abused by her brother as a child is in love with a longtime friend, Geordie, but the two have never recognized or approved it. The Onion Girl traverses the world of these two main characters and that of others surrounding them. Readers get to know about Sophie, Jilly’s friend who can successfully dream her mind and soul into the world of spirits and has even established a city called Mabon there and can visit at any given time. Jilly discovers that she can also successfully dream herself, without moving the physical body, to the spiritual world just like her long-time friend Sophie after getting involved in an accident that paralyzes her right side. A version of herself, dream version, actually traverses the spiritual world while the physical body remains bedridden in the hospital. Her art studio is vandalized and her friends repeatedly see a woman looking like Jilly walking on the streets. The mystery about Jilly’s past is unraveled in the book in a flashback. Readers get to find out how she was repeatedly abused by her brother known as Del and how she finally go to run away from home. The story continues with how Jilly was fund on the streets by Lou, a cop and rehabilitated to become the person she was at present. Back at the hospital, Jilly and her friend Sophie come into the realization that they can actually share their dreams and escapades in the fantasy world. Raylene, Jilly’s younger sister takes the center stage of most of the subsequent chapters in the book and the story ends as crow girls in the fantasy world visit Jilly Coppercorn and tell her that her paralysis condition cannot be cured yet but give her crow feathers so as to always call them anytime she needs them. De Lint’s mastery in storytelling is greatly revealed in The Onion Girl, a book that successfully intertwines supernatural powers to the modern way of life.

Charles de Lint Awards

De Lint’s Moonlight and Vines won the 2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. His young adult novel, The Blue Girl (2004) won the Great Lakes Great Books Award and in 2006, his novel, Widdershins won first place on editor’s Picks: Top 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2006. De Lint has written books that have surely changed the way of life of thousands of his close followers and hence the reason why he has been nominated and at times won a lot of awards over the years.

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One Response to “Charles De Lint”

  1. randy: 6 years ago

    looking for a fantasy novel from the late 80’s or 90’s that could be part of de lint’s sprit walk, but includes a tale of a young man who serially falls in love and seduces a number of young women then becomes a carp and lives out his life in a pond. Is this in spirit walk or is it part of another novel?


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