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Publication Order of Doppelganger Books

Doppelganger / Warrior (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior and Witch / Witch (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing the Warrior (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Doppelganger Books

Doppelganger / Warrior(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing the Warrior(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior and Witch / Witch(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Onyx Court Books

Midnight Never Come (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Ashes Lie (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deeds of Men (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Star Shall Fall (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Fate Conspire (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wilders Books

Lies and Prophecy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Welton (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chains and Memory (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Memoirs Of Lady Trent Books

A Natural History of Dragons (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tropic of Serpents (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage of the Basilisk (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Labyrinth of Drakes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within the Sanctuary of Wings (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Memoirs Of Lady Trent Books

A Natural History of Dragons(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tropic of Serpents(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage of the Basilisk(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Labyrinth of Drakes(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within the Sanctuary of Wings(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ree Varekai Books

Cold-Forged Flame (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning in the Blood (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Driftwood Books

Publication Order of Legend Of The Five Rings Books

The Eternal Knot (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Game of 100 Candles (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Market of 100 Fortunes (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collected Short Fiction of Marie Brennan Books

Maps to Nowhere (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ars Historica (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nine Lands (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down a Street That Wasn't There (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Turning Darkness Into Light (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waking of Angantyr (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Mad Maudlin (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of Necessity (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eloise and the Elephant (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Monstrous Beauty (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dice Tales (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never After (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Breviary of Fire (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Fight Scenes (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of New Worlds Books

New Worlds, Year One (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Two (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Three (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Four (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Five (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Six (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Worlds, Year Seven (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rook & Rose Books

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The Mask of Mirrors (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Liar's Knot (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labyrinth's Heart (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Summoned to Destiny(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Talebones(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewere the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Apex: Volume 4(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies: More Recent Dead(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shared Nightmares(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some of the Best from, 2014 edition(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clockwork Phoenix 5(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Science Café(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of a Different Sky(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bubble Off Plumb(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaiju Rising II(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shapers of Worlds Volume II(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #347(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattering the Glass Slipper(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 153, February 2023(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Affective Capitalism in Academia: Revealing Public Secrets(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Swords Fall Silent: An Assassination Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
ZNB Presents: Year One(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
DreamForge Magazine Issue 13: Stories from DreamForge Anvil(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Previously an academic but presently a full-time writer, Marie Brennan is an American woman of letters. For a person of her age–she has not even reached middle age–her bibliography is not only impressive but also comprehensive. The juxtaposition of her achievement and her age is out-and-out commendable. Meet Marie Brennan.

For starters, Marie Brennan is not her real name. Incidentally, that is her pen name. Did you know that Marie Brennan’s legal name is Bryn Neuenschwander? The hard to pronounce and mouthful birth name prompted her to adopt the pseudonym Marie Brennan. What’s more, according to Brennan, her pen name is not only hassle-free when spelling and pronouncing but it also enables people to accurately guess her gender.

The youthful Marie Brennan was born in 1980 in the US. For her undergraduate studies, she pursued archaeology and folklore at the prestigious Harvard University. She later on enrolled for her postgraduate studies at Indiana University. However, Brennan did not finish her doctoral studies; she left the institution before she could get her PhD.

Apart from writing, Marie Brennan also plays piano and games, loves photographing, and is also learning karate. Brennan has been writing the fantasy niche since she was young. She opines that, when she was growing up, her preferred writer was British fantasy author Diana Wayne Jones; the latter inspired her to be a writer. Specifically, she acknowledges Wayne Jones’ book titled Fire and Hemlock for the decision to pursue a writing career.

A Section on Books
Marie Brennan started writing professionally in 2004 and among her earliest works are short stories. However, in terms of novel-length literary works, Brennan debuted in 2006. She has penned several series of books but her earliest series is titled Doppelganger. There are two books in the Doppelganger series, and thus it is aptly titled Doppelganger duology.

There are about fourteen editions of the first book in the Doppelganger duology. The first edition was initially published in April 2006, titled Warrior (but this is the reissued title because the original title was Doppelganger), and the series is shelved under the fantasy (urban fantasy sub-genre) and paranormal genres.

The second book in the Doppelganger series is called Witch. There are approximately thirteen editions of this book and the first one was originally published in October 2006, titled Warrior. The aforementioned title is on reissued books; the novel was initially titled Warrior and Witch.

The featured protagonists in the Doppelganger duology are Mirage and Miryo, and both of them are women. Incidentally, Mirage is Miryo’s doppelganger. The noun ‘doppelganger’ is a specter wherein one living person has an apparition or double. On the one hand, Mirage is a talented bounty hunter and somewhat religious. On the other hand, Miryo is a desperate up-and-coming witch. When Miryo learns that her doppelganger exists, something which hampers her chances of being a witch, she embarks on a mission to hunt it down and kill it, according to the prerequisites of a witch initiation process.

The first book in the Doppelganger duology, Warrior, notably shows how Miryo, the aspiring witch, fails her test, apparently because she has a doppelganger. For her to be successful in her ambition, she is required to kill the double, who is Mirage. Mirage is soulless and should have been killed at infancy, accordingly. But Mirage, the notable hunter, is not easy to kill as Miryo soon finds out.

The second book in the Doppelganger duology, Witch, wraps up the plot in the previous book and expounds the storyline. Hereby, both Miryo, the witch, and Mirage, the doppelganger-cum-hunter, combine to make Mirei. The combination is the cream of the crop of witches. One supreme leader of the witches, Satomi, sees Mirei as godsend; however, other supremos opine that Mirei is a disgrace and the dark world is embroiled in a bloody war between pro-Mirei and anti-Mirei combatants.

Marie Brennan Awards
Marie Brennan has won and been nominated for awards, and honorable mentions. Her novel titled A Natural History of Dragons, which is the first book in The Memoirs of Lady Trent series, was a finalist twice: one, for World Fantasy Award in 2014; and, two, for the Prix Imaginales in 2014 courtesy of its French version.

Brennan’s novel titled With Fate Conspire, which is the fourth book in The Onyx Court series, won the Kirkus Review literary award in the Best Fiction of the Year category. In 2003, her novel titled Calling into Silence clinched the Isaac Asimov Award, Grand Prize.

Best Marie Brennan Books
The three best books authored by Marie Brennan are A Natural History of Dragons, With Fate Conspire, and The Tropic of Serpents. A Natural History of Dragons features protagonist Isabella who is a famed dragon naturalist. She puts her welfare and everything else which she holds dear in her bid to whet her scientific appetite, but ultimately discovers world-changing things in her galvanizing journey across the Vystrana Mountains.

The book called With Fate Conspire revolves a mysterious eternal city below London; the turning point is the then heartthrob of protagonist Elizabeth who disappeared mysteriously, seven years previously. Only Elizabeth believes that fairies stole the heartthrob; she starts looking for the friend, a quest that takes her to the world of fairies, which is on the cusp of disintegrating.

The book titled The Tropic of Serpents, which is the second book in The Memoirs of Lady Trent, chronicles Elizabeth’s journeys in the fictitious continent called Eriga, currently embroiled in a war, and where there are unusual megafauna such as tree-dwelling snakes.

Other Books You May Like
Readers who liked books authored by Marie Brennan also loved the following series of books. The first one is called Book of the Order series authored by Philippa Ballantine. This series revolves around the prospect of the dead coming back to life to haunt and to interfere with the daily routines of the living.

The second one is called Zoe Martinique series and is penned by Phaedra Weldon. The featured protagonist is Zoe Martinique, a woman in her twenties; Martinique has out-of-body experiences. The third one is called Rogue Agent and is penned by Karen Miller, albeit using the pen name K. E. Mills; it revolves around sorcerers, and witches and wizards.

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