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Deborah J. Ross Books In Order

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Publication Order of Clingfire Books

with Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Fall of Neskaya (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children of Kings Books

with Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Alton Gift (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Seven-Petaled Shield Books

The Seven-Petaled Shield (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shannivar (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heir of Khored (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Seven-Petaled Shield Short Stories/Novellas

Azkhantian Tales (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jaydium (As: Deborah Wheeler) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northlight (As: Deborah Wheeler) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearls of Fire, Dreams of Steel (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collaborators (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Cradle of Lies (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Night's Gift (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Casket of Brass (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Price of Silence (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Paws to Light My Way (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sage Mountain (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Crown (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fallen Man (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl From Black Point Rock (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among Friends (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Darkover Books

The Planet Savers (By: Elisabeth Waters) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Aldones (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Sun (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Danger (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Darkover (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Wreckers (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkover Landfall (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spell Sword (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heritage of Hastur (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Chain (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Tower (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormqueen! (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two to Conquer (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharra's Exile (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawkmistress! (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thendara House (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Sorcery (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heirs of Hammerfell (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscovery (By: Mercedes Lackey,Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile's Song (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Matrix (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor's Sun (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Brendan Ensolare (As: Deborah Wheeler) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderlord (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ski the Hellers (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laran Gambit (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Darkover Books

Darkover Landfall (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormqueen! (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderlord (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor's Sun (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawkmistress! (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heirs of Hammerfell (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rediscovery (By: Mercedes Lackey,Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shattered Chain (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spell Sword (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Tower (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thendara House (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Sorcery (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star of Danger (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Darkover (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloody Sun (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heritage of Hastur (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Planet Savers (By: Elisabeth Waters)(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sharra's Exile (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Aldones (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Wreckers (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile's Song (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Matrix (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two to Conquer (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zandru's Forge (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Flame in Hali (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hastur Lord (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Kings (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Brendan Ensolare (As: Deborah Wheeler)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ski the Hellers (By: Elisabeth Waters)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laran Gambit (With: Marion Zimmer Bradley)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress 22(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lace and Blade(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lace and Blade 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword and Sorceress XXIV(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Feathered Edge(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Grimm(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scared: Ten Tales of Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Women in the Martial Arts(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stars of Darkover(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Want of a Horse(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Darkover(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Science Café(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masques of Darkover(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lace and Blade 4(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossroads of Darkover(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lace and Blade 5(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadels of Darkover(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jewels of Darkover(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Deborah J. Ross is a published American author of fiction. She used to go by the name of Deborah Wheeler. She is known for writing science fiction tales and fantasy stories.

She was born in 1947 and grew up in the state of California. She graduated from Portland State University and graduated in 1973. In addition to writing she also edits and has had her short stories featured in a variety of publications, magazines, as well as anthologies.

Deborah J. Ross is the creator and author of the Seven-Petaled Shield. This is a fictional series that came out in 20013 with the release of the debut novel in the series of the same name. The sequel came out shortly after. The second novel is titled Shannivar. The third book came out in 2014 and made the series a trilogy.

She has collaborated with other authors to put out series and novels. She was edited the Lace and Blade series, as well as Stars of Darkover, and worked with Pati Nagle on Across the Spectrum.

The Seven-Petaled Shield is the first book in the series that shares the same name from talented fantasy and sci-fi writer Deborah J. Ross. If you love fantasy series or anything that is unique and creative, then check out this Kirkus top pick from 2013 and see why readers like this series so much.

As it turns out, before man existed, it turns out that elemental magic was there first. Before the first man was even born onto the planet, there was magic. For better or worse, this magic had seeped down into this world. As a result, the magic grouped together. It eventually formed into a huge entity made out from these elemental powers of fire and ice.

The saying goes that a legendary king has finally found a way out of this mess. He has discovered what will allow them to take a stand against this monster of chaos with the help of his brothers (six in total). If he uses a weapon to take on this monster, then they might just have a chance. Of course this secret weapon is the seven-petaled shield.

The brothers attempt to use their secret weapon to try and subdue this thing. The entity ends up being imprisoned by them and put way up North for some time. For the moment it appears that this natural threat has been contained. However, has it really been taken care of?

The generations wore on through time and the line of the king ended up faltering. The city of Meklavar had once been very great but now the strength of the royal line was fading and so was the city. It had once been prosperous, but now it has been diminished until it was forgotten. However, the walls still hold that shield, and the shield and its remnants still hold onto a certain level of power.

A king that rules Gelon does not know about the shield or the legend and wants only an empire that is large and strong. On a search of conquest, what should have been ambition could end up being the source of a cataclysmic disaster. His army turns to go to the city and Meklavar falls.

The city is going down and the queen inside cannot stay. Tsorreh was recently widowed along with her son Zevaron. Their family is forced to get out of there and flee. They do have the presence of mind to carry the Shield’s heart stone with them as they go to the homeland of Tsorreh’s mother to seek refuge.

The heart stone is removed but once that happens, it has an effect. Fire and Ice are ancient powers that continued to get stronger. As a result, they have begun to spread their horrible influence all along the land. This old power is about to do some damage that it has been kept back for doing for decades.

Now there is only the queen and her son to take on this risk. They are the heirs to a shield that has been shattered but still may hold the power required to take the entity down. What will happen in the end? You’ve got to read the debut novel in this series to find out!

Shannivar is the second novel in the Seven-Petaled series. If you loved the first book that came out in Ross’s excellent fiction series, then check out this awesome sequel that is well worth a read!

Who is Shannivar? That is the name given to a young warrior and girl who has been raised from a child by her uncle. He is the chieftain of the clan and has shown her how to be accomplished at everything from archery to riding horses (or sometimes a combination of the two).

There are plenty of warrior women in the clan. These young women have learned a lot of the skills that she did and went through the same training. At one point or another, however, they set down the archery materials and end up marrying their husbands. At that time they devote their energy to their husband an their family.

Shannivar is still out there, searching for glory. She also is keeping an eye out on an empire nearby. Their arm seems to be growing with an imperial aim. Now the clans are gathering together in order to meet. They want to propose that the others join an alliance along with the countries nearby that still retain their independence.

Shannivar decides that she will attend the meeting. As she is going there with some fellow delegates, they find that they have crossed paths with a stranger. Zevaron decides to align with Shannivar. As the heir to the shield with seven petals, he wants to stop the empire expanding so that he can save others.

When the clan meeting starts, only the north clan is not present. When they come, they relay stories. They saw mad wolves, cannibal deer, and huge lizards on the way. Zevaron must team up with Shannivar to find danger and keep it from harming anyone. Read this book to find out what happens in the end!

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