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Publication Order of Renshai Trilogy Books

The Last of the Renshai (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Western Wizard (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Thunder (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Renshai Chronicles Books

Beyond Ragnarok (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Demons (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children of Wrath (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Renshai (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fields of Wrath (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Immortal Renshai (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bifrost Guardians Books

Godslayer (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Climber (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonrank Master (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow's Realm (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Chaos Cursed (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Books of Barakhai Books

The Beasts of Barakhai (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Dragons of Barakhai (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot Books

Publication Order of Nightfall Books

The Legend of Nightfall (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Nightfall (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Unknown Soldier (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spirit Fox (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flightless Falcon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Die (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Bifrost Guardians (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thieves' World Books

Thieves' World (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Sanctuary (By: Philip Jose Farmer,John Brunner,Joe Haldeman,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Season (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Chaos (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wings of Omen (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead of Winter (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul of the City (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ties (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowspawn (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aftermath (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uneasy Alliances (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealers' Sky (By: Lynn Abbey,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Sorcery (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sanctuary (By: Lynn Abbey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning Points (With: Dennis L. McKiernan,Lynn Abbey,Raymond E. Feist,Diana Paxson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemies of Fortune (With: C.J. Cherryh,Jody Lynn Nye,Lynn Abbey,Robin Wayne Bailey,Jeff Grubb,Selina Rosen,Andrew Offutt,Diana Paxson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thieves' World: Player's Manual (By: James Ryman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Lythande (By: Marion Zimmer Bradley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Valdemar Anthologies

Valdemar Companion (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (With: Gary A. Braunbeck,Mercedes Lackey,John Helfers,Larry Dixon,Richard Lee Byers,Tanya Huff,Elisabeth Waters,Janni Lee Simner,Lawrence Schimel,Kristin Schwengel,Stephanie D. Shaver,Ben Ohlander,Michelle Sagara,Mel White,John Yezeguielian,Philip M. Austin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Josepha Sherman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changing the World (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One Left Behind (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
No True Way (By: Mercedes Lackey,Dayle A. Dermatis,Ron Collins,Jennifer Brozek,Elisabeth Waters) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible (By: Mercedes Lackey,Anthea Sharp) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempest (By: Anthea Sharp) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pathways (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Tanya Huff) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices (By: Anthea Sharp) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seasons (By: Anthea Sharp) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passages (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boundaries (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shenanigans (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anything With Nothing (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feuds (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Anne McCaffrey's Unicorn Girl(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Constellation of Cats(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Fantasy(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Already Among Us(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mickey Zucker Reichert
Mickey Zucker Reichert is a science fiction and fantasy writer with a few best-selling novels to her name. The talented author has also published a good number of illustrated novellas and short stories. Among her most outstanding works is the Renshai series that offers an exciting perspective on Norse mythology. When she is not writing, Reichert works as a pediatrician. She is also a parent and also enjoys looking after her horses, llamas, foxes, and snakes, among other creatures. Currently, Reichert lives with her husband on their farm in Iowa.

The Legend of Nightfall
The Legend of Nightfall comes first in the Nightfall series. This story introduces Nightfall, a legendary assassin, swordsman, magic wielder, and adventurer. Nightfall has unique powers any sorcerer would kill to have. Thanks to his abilities, Nightfall manages to escape his pursuers by shifting to another realm and coming back with a new identity. However, one slip leads him to a royal trap where the talented swordsman is tasked with serving and protecting a young prince. Since he is bound by sorcery and forced to oath to guide and guard the prince, Nightfall has no choice but to follow whatever he is instructed to do.
Soon enough, Nightfall realizes that he has to use every trick to keep himself and the prince alive. There are unknown betrayers in every corner, and their lives are often in danger. He is also trying to find out who bound him, their motivation, and what chances he has of escaping. It doesn’t help that the prince is unaware of what is going on. He doesn’t know Nightfall’s nature, and the prince relates to him the way he would with any other servant. These two men are forced to build a relationship, but there is no telling how long their friendship is going to last. Will this be possible given that one of them is being forced into the arrangement?

This is a character-driven story where you will be following a young prince and his powerful master as they undertake different tasks. From acquiring land for the prince to going gambling and horseracing, these two men are going to have quite an adventure. Their relationship doesn’t start off rosy, but Nightfall knows that their bond is one of the ways he will break the spell binding him to the prince. The magic system in the story is quite unique, and it is exciting that people’s abilities can be obtained by sorcerers who want more power for themselves. There are also socio-economic and political undercurrents in the story, and these include a difference in cultures and class structures and violence against women.

The Legend of Nightfall is a captivating story that will have you glued to the pages from start to finish. Once the pace picks up, it will be hard to put the book down, and your curiosity to know what happens next will keep you turning the pages. This book is about 500 pages long, so it may take a few sittings to read it all. Enjoy reading about Nightfall, the legend with multiple disguises, and the prince he is supposed to protect. The book ends with a cliffhanger, but the second in the series is readily available, so you do not have to endure a book hangover.

The Last of the Renshai
The Last of the Renshai comes first in the Renshai Trilogy. This book throws you into a world with an ancient war prophecy as its shadow. Rache Kallmirsson, the lead character, comes from the Renshai tribe. This is one of the northern tribes known for their warrior traits. To others, the Renshais are crazy and murderous, and this is all because their children start practicing how to use a sword immediately they start walking. Because of their pillaging tendencies, Rache’s people had been forced out of the mainland. When a rumor starts that there is a plan to wipe out his tribe, Rache escapes to the town of Santagithi.
Thanks to his outstanding sword skills, Rache becomes a captain in Satagithi. However, his heart is still at home, and he plans to return and revenge on those who slew his race. There is a prophecy about a war that will mark the end of the world, so you can expect that things are going to get messy at some point. Can one man manage to fight against all the races that came together to finish his race? Rache is one cool character, and you are going to enjoy every moment you interact with him. The fight scenes are out of this world, and it is incredible how the story is based on such intriguing mythology.

This book is a perfect beginning to a brilliant series. The author introduces the characters, gives a brief on each, and builds them in a way that will make you care for them. There are different PoV, which makes it easier to understand everything that is happening in the story. The action starts from the first chapter, and once the masters of the sword start fighting, you are going to hope they do not stop. It is fun following Rache as he trains Mitrian and Garn and seeing how they all put their skills into good use. While this story is based on known mythology, it is not set in this world, which is quite interesting. The world-building is done well, and it is easy to get lost in it all.

The Last of the Renshai is an enjoyable story that will hook you from the first page. It is hard to classify it, but you can call it epic fantasy with just the right dose of action and magic. If you are a fantasy, adventure, and action fan, there is no doubt that you love this book. The characters are lovable, the storyline unique, and the tension will keep you turning the pages. Since this book is about 600 pages, you may want to save it for that free weekend when you want to just cozy up with a good read.

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