Adrian Tchaikovsky Books In Order

Shadows of the Apt Books In Publication Order

  1. Empire in Black and Gold (2008)
  2. Dragonfly Falling (2009)
  3. Blood of the Mantis (2009)
  4. Salute the Dark (2010)
  5. The Scarab Path (2010)
  6. The Sea Watch (2011)
  7. Heirs of the Blade (2011)
  8. The Air War (2012)
  9. War Master’s Gate (2013)
  10. Seal of the Worm (2014)

Afterblight Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. The Bloody Deluge (2014)
  2. Even in the Cannon’s Mouth (2016)

Children of Time Books In Publication Order

  1. Children of Time (2015)
  2. Children of Ruin (2019)

Echoes of the Fall Books In Publication Order

  1. The Tiger and the Wolf (2016)
  2. The Bear and the Serpent (2017)
  3. The Hyena and the Hawk (2018)

Expert System Books In Publication Order

  1. The Expert System’s Brother (2018)
  2. The Expert System’s Champion (2021)

The Final Architects Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Shards of Earth (2021)

Tales of the Apt Books In Publication Order

  1. Spoils of War (2016)
  2. A Time for Grief (2017)
  3. For Love of Distant Shores (2018)
  4. The Scent of Tears (With: Juliet E. McKenna,John Gwynne,Frances Hardinge) (2018)

After The War Books In Publication Order

  1. Redemption’s Blade (2018)
  2. Salvation’s Fire (By:Justina Robson) (2018)

Made Things Books In Publication Order

  1. Precious Little Things (2017)
  2. Made Things (2019)

Imaginings Books In Publication Order

  1. Last and First Contacts (By:Stephen Baxter) (2012)
  2. Stories from the Northern Road (By:) (2012)
  3. Objects in Dreams (By:Lisa Tuttle) (2012)
  4. Imaginings 5: Microcosmos (By:) (2013)
  5. Microcosmos (By:) (2013)
  6. Feast and Famine (2013)
  7. Colder Greyer Stones (By:Tanith Lee) (2013)
  8. Saint Rebor (By:Adam Roberts) (2015)
  9. Sleeps With Angels (By:Dave Hutchinson) (2015)
  10. Mementoes (By:Keith Brooke) (2016)
  11. Mementoes (By:Keith Brooke) (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Guns of the Dawn (2015)
  2. Spiderlight (2016)
  3. Dogs of War (2017)
  4. Ironclads (2017)
  5. Cage of Souls (2019)
  6. Walking to Aldebaran (2019)
  7. Firewalkers (2020)
  8. The Doors of Eden (2020)
  9. All the Shards of Earth (2020)
  10. Bear Head (2021)
  11. One Day All This Will Be Yours (2021)
  12. Elder Race (2021)
  13. Day of Ascension (2022)
  14. Ogres (2022)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Hauntings (2012)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders (2012)
  2. Dark Currents (2012)
  3. The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013)
  4. Looking Landwards (2013)
  5. The Girl at the End of the World Book 2 (2014)
  6. The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2 (2014)
  7. Wicked Women (2014)
  8. The Private Life of Elder Things (2016)
  9. Shakespeare vs. Cthulhu (2016)
  10. Aliens – The Truth is Coming (2016)
  11. Journeys (2017)
  12. Once Upon a Parsec (2019)
  13. Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK’s Healthcare Workers (2020)
  14. Inferno! Volume 6 (2021)
  15. Burning Brightly: 50 Years of Novacon (2021)

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Afterblight Chronicles Book Covers

Children of Time Book Covers

Echoes of the Fall Book Covers

Expert System Book Covers

The Final Architects Trilogy Book Covers

Tales of the Apt Book Covers

After The War Book Covers

Made Things Book Covers

Imaginings Book Covers

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Adrian Tchaikovsky Books Overview

Empire in Black and Gold

Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie directly in its path. All the while, Stenwold has been training youthful agents to fight the Wasp advance, and the latest recruits include his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. When his home is violently attacked, he is forced to send them ahead of him and, hotly pursued, they fly by airship to Helleron, the first city in line for the latest Wasp invasion. Stenwold and Che are Beetle kinden, one of many human races that take their powers and inspiration each from a totem insect, but he also has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their own particular skills. Foremost is the deadly Mantis kinden warrior, Tisamon, but other very unlikely allies also join the cause. As things go from bad to worse amid escalating dangers, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to use the newly completed railroad between Helleron and Collegium to launch a lightning strike into the heart of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his agents to force a final showdown in the engine yard…

Dragonfly Falling

Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at Tark to spy on the menacing Wasp army, but are there mistakenly apprehended as enemy agents. By the time they are freed, the city is already under siege. Over in the imperial capital the young emperor, Alvdan, is becoming captivated by a remarkable slave, the vampiric Uctebri, who claims he knows of magic that can grant eternal life. In Collegium, meanwhile, Stenwold is still trying to persuade the city magnates to take seriously the Wasp Empire’s imminent threat to their survival. In a colourful drama involving mass warfare and personal combat, a small group of heroes must stand up against what seems like an unstoppable force. This volume continues the story that so brilliantly unfolded in Empire in Black and Gold and the action is still non stop.

Blood of the Mantis

Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh town of Jerez, but he has only days before the magical box is lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the forces of the Empire are mustering over winter for their great offensive, gathering their soldiers and perfecting their new weapons. Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather what allies they can before the Wasp armies march again, conquering everything in their path. If they cannot throw back the Wasps this spring then the imperial black and gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year’s end. In Jerez begins a fierce struggle over the Shadow Box, as lake creatures, secret police and renegade magicians compete to take possession. If it falls into the hands of the Wasp Emperor, however, then no amount of fighting will suffice to save the world from his relentless ambition.

Salute the Dark

The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual a ritual that the Wasp kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality but Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire. The massed Wasp armies are on the march, and the spymaster Stenwold must see which of his allies will stand now that the war has finally arrived. This time the Empire will not stop until a black and gold flag waves over Stenwold’s own home city of Collegium. Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice: a path that could lead him to abandon his friends and his daughter, to face degradation and loss, but that might possibly bring him before the Wasp Emperor with a blade in his hand but is he being driven by Mantis kinden honour, or manipulated by something more sinister?

The Scarab Path

The war with the Wasp Empire has ended in a bitter stalemate, and Collegium has nothing to show for it but wounded veterans. Cheerwell Maker finds herself crippled in ways no doctor can mend, haunted by ghosts of the past that she cannot appease, seeking for meaning in a city that no longer seems like home. The Empress Seda is regaining control over those imperial cities who refused to bow the knee to her, but she draws her power from something more sinister than mere armies and war machines. Only her consort, the former spymaster Thalric, knows the truth, and now the assassins are coming and he finds his life and his loyalties under threat yet again. Out past the desert of the Nem the ancient city of Khanaphes awaits them both, with a terrible secret entombed beneath its stones…

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