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Publication Order of Damar Books

The Door in the Hedge and Other Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Sword (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hero and the Crown (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imaginary Lands (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Knot in the Grain (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Fey (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Folktales Books

Beauty (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rose Daughter (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spindle's End (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pegasus Books

Pegasus (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tales Of Elemental Spirits Books

with Peter Dickinson
Water (With: Peter Dickinson) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire (With: Peter Dickinson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Outlaws of Sherwood (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Beauty (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Father is in the Navy (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rowan (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deerskin (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunshine (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonhaven (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chalice (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Door in the Hedge and Other Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 5 (By:Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000 (By:Harlan Ellison,Roger Zelazny,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Esther M. Friesner,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,,James P. Blaylock) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Terrors 2 (By:,Harlan Ellison,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark of the Night (By:Richard Christian Matheson,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By:Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Bodies Are Buried (By:Kim Newman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By:Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By:William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By:Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (With: Brian Hodge,Karen Joy Fowler,Stephen Gallagher,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,Peter Dickinson,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Bentley Little,Adam Roberts,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,,,China Miéville,Lucy Taylor,,Thomas M. Disch,Luis Alberto Urrea,,Haruki Murakami,Jeffrey Ford,Kevin Brockmeier,Theodora Goss,,,,Terri Windling,Ellen Datlow,,,Carlton Mellick III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Stephen Jones) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16 (By:Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By:Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006: 19th Annual Collection (By:Joe Hill,Chuck Palahniuk,Charles de Lint,,Edward Bryant,Joan D. Vinge,Elizabeth Hand,,Elizabeth Bear,Kelly Link,Delia Sherman,Kim Newman,,,China Miéville,Geoff Ryman,,Isabel Allende,,Jeffrey Ford,,,Bruce Sterling,Theodora Goss,Laird Barron,Sarah Monette,,,Ellen Datlow,,,,Adam Nevill,,,,,,Dave Hutchinson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 18 (By:,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Chills (By:Harlan Ellison,Robert Silverberg,,Ramsey Campbell,Nancy Holder,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,,,Sarah Pinborough) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By:Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By:Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 19 (By:Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By:Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysteries of the Diogenes Club (By:Kim Newman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By:Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,John Glasby,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (By:) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Snow White, Blood Red Anthology Books

Snow White, Blood Red (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Imaginary Lands(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robin McKinley is one of the most popular American authors who has written several highly acclaimed novels based on the children’s books, fantasy, and young adult genres. Some of her books have won prestigious awards such as The Hero and the Crown, which was awarded with the Newbery Medal in the category of the best American children’s book of the year. Till now, author McKinley has contributed a total of 20 books in her writing career. The most recent novel written by her is titled as Ebon. Author Mckinley was born on November 16, 1952, in Warren, Ohio, The United States. Her birth name is Jennifer Carolyn Robin McKinley. The parents of McKinley were William McKinley and Jeanne Turrel McKinley, who used to work as a Naval Officer and teacher respectively. Due to the frequent changes in naval postings of her father, she had to live in a number of places such as New York, Maine, California, and Japan. As a result, author McKinley grew up in a number of places and among a variety of people. McKinley obtained her schooling education from the Gould Academy, which was a preparatory school located in Bethel, Maine. Later, she joined the college, first at the Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and then at the Bowdin College in Maine. Eventually, author McKinley graduated with a summa cum laude in the year 1975.

After completing her graduation, she stayed in Maine for a few years working first as a research assistant and then as a bookstore staff. In the meantime, McKinley completed her first novel titled ‘Beauty: A Story of Beauty and the Beast’. It was accepted by the first publisher to which author McKinley took it for publication and as the book became successful, author McKinley went on to achieve prominence in the field of writing. As of today, she lives in Hampshire, England. McKinley was married to author Peter Dickinson, who died recently in the year 2015. The two had no children of their own, though Dickinson had a few children from his previous marriage. The family of author McKinley comprises of a couple of pet dogs nicknamed as Darkness and Chaos. Whenever she is not busy with her writing works, she likes to spend her time learning the playing techniques of Piano, as well as gardening, bell ringing, horse riding, and cooking.

Throughout her writing career, author McKinley has written a wide range of novels, most of which are based on the fantasy genre. She has even tried to depict several classic fairy tales in the form of her own personal renditions, deliberately giving them a feminist twist. Many of such retellings feature a dedicated female protagonist who does not look for other’s help in solving the problems of her life. Besides these, author McKinley has written a couple of books based on the Damar land. Due to her success in the anthology of the Imaginary lands, author McKinley describes herself as a ‘Damar’s historian’ and ‘scribe’. She believes that the stories happened to her and that she is solely responsible for their development and publication. McKinley has said that the stories of the Damar land have come to her mind since before she began working on her initial novels. Most of the heroines that author McKinley has described in her books reflect some special qualities that she used to see in herself during her days of her youth. McKinley says that she often likes to write about the strong heroines because she believes that girls have a strong potential for doing things on their own. She also feels that the literature featuring the female protagonists is quite less and unsatisfactory.

The Damar Land series written by author Robin McKinley consists of a total of 6 books released between the years 1984 and 2009. The first book in the series is titled as ‘The Hero and The Crown’. It was published by the Ace publishers in the year 1984. The main plot of this book features the central character in the form of Aerin, and takes place in the imaginary Damar lands. At the start of the story, it is shown that Aerin has always lived and grown up with a special story that is very close to her heart. The involves her mother and the witchwoman who used her magic and forced her mother into marrying the king. The witchwoman brainwashed the king about having an heir to rule Damar by marrying Aerin’s mother. But, when she found that she had given birth to a daughter, she turned her face towards the wall and died in despair for not giving birth to a son. This was what told to Aerin about her mother. However, there was something more in the actual story that was kept hidden from Aerin. When she got a hint of something missing in the story, Aerin decided to set upon the path to find the hidden truth related to her mother’s death. She was determined to believe that her destiny was much greater than what she was made to believe. In fact, Aerin had never imagined that her life would take such a twisting turn and she would go on to become the true hero. Due to this, she would achieve the power contained in the Blue Sword.

The second book in the Damar Land series was published under the title ‘The Blue Sword’. It was released by the Ace publishers in the year 1982. The story of this novel depicts Harry Crewe as the main character, who is introduced by the author as an orphan girl. When she comes to stay in Damar, she learns that the desert country land of Damar is filled with Homelanders along with the magical and secretive Hillfolk. Harry Crewe begins to live an ordinary and quiet life. After a short while, she gets abducted by the Hillfolk King named Corlath. She is sent deep into the desert by him. The main problem faced by Harry Crewe other than her kidnapping is that she does not know the Hillfolk language. Therefore, she could not understand the reason behind her kidnapping. But Corlath seems to have a hidden agenda behind the kidnapping of Harry Crewe. He wishes to train her in the arts of war and develop her into a deadly weapon. Corlath also intends to make her a match for one of his men and make her fight along with them for him. In the end, Harry Crewe appears to be thinking whether she has the courage to accept her new fate or not.

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