Greg Keyes Books In Order

Chosen of the Changeling Books In Order

  1. The Waterborn (1996)
  2. The Blackgod (1997)

Age of Unreason Books In Order

  1. Newton’s Cannon (1998)
  2. A Calculus of Angels (1999)
  3. Empire of Unreason (2000)
  4. The Shadows of God (2001)

Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Books In Order

  1. The Briar King (2002)
  2. The Charnel Prince (2004)
  3. The Blood Knight (2006)
  4. The Born Queen (2008)

Elder Scrolls Books In Order

  1. The Infernal City (2009)
  2. Lord of Souls (2011)

High and Faraway Books In Order

  1. The Reign of the Departed (2018)
  2. Kingdoms of the Cursed (2019)
  3. Realms of the Deathless (2022)

Marvels Avengers Books In Order

  1. The Extinction Key (2020)


  1. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  2. Interstellar (2014)
  3. Footsteps in the Sky (2015)
  4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
  5. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
  6. The Basilisk Throne (2022)


  1. The Hounds of Ash (2008)

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Greg Keyes Books Overview

The Waterborn

The River flowed through all the land, deep and unstoppable, a god in his own right. His head was in the mountains; his arms embraced the outlands; his body lay at the core of all the civilized realms; and his legs stretched on to the distant sea. Dark and sluggish, he rolled unchallenged, dreaming his own invincible might and glory into stark reality. Everywhere he touched, the River God held dominion. And in Nhol, the fabled city at the heart of the world, an emperor ruled as the living aspect of the god, presiding over the splendors and intrigues of a prosperous land and a glittering court. Hezhi was an imperial princess; her blood carried the seeds of the River’s power. When her favorite cousin disappeared, Hezhi searched throughout the sumptuous palace with its ghosts and priests, giants and courtiers, and frightening creatures of wizardry. And the magic within her began to grow; soon it must attract dangerous attention. Hezhi’s anxious quest ripened into a desperate fight for her own life a battle she could not hope to win alone. Small wonder that the princess wished for a hero. And far away, a hero’s journey began…

The Blackgod

The River flowed from the mountains to the distant sea, and everywhere he touched, he ruled. And his blood ran thick in the veins of Nhol’s Royal Family. But the god’s power had a price: some members of the Family were never seen after puberty, and dark rumours abounded concerning their fate. When the magic woke in her, Princess Hezhi fled for her life into the lands beyond the River’s reach. With Perkar, a youth in search of honour, and loyal Tsem, her half Giant bodyguard, she sought refuge among the barbarian Mang. But in those demon infested hinterlands, until she learned to wield the powers of her birthright, her sanity and her soul would be at risk. And grisly danger pursued her the River bent all his might and slumbrous cunning to the task of finding his wayward child. Only The Blackgod knew how to defeat the River. But The Blackgod was a creature of guile and limitless duplicity; to trust him might be the most perilous move she could make…

Newton’s Cannon

A dazzling quest whose outcome will raise humanity to unparalleled heights of glory or ring down a curtain of endless night…
1681: When Sir Isaac Newton turns his restless mind to the ancient art of alchemy, he unleashes Philosopher’s Mercury, a primal source of matter and a key to manipulating the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Now, as France and England battle for its control, Louis XIV calls for a new weapon a mysterious device known only as Newton’s Cannon. Half a world away, a young apprentice named Benjamin Franklin stumbles across a dangerous secret. Pursued by a deadly enemy half scientist, half sorcerer Ben makes his fugitive way to England. Only Newton himself can help him now. But who will help Sir Isaac? For he was not the first to unleash the Philosopher’s Mercury. Others were there before him. Creatures as scornful of science as they are of mankind. And burning to be rid of both…

A Calculus of Angels

Newton’s Cannon, the critically acclaimed first volume in J. Gregory Keyes’s Age of Unreason series, brilliantly combined the best of alternate history, fantasy, and science fiction in a bravura reimagining of the tempestuous eighteenth century. Now, Keyes triumphantly adds to his masterpiece in the making…
A Calculus of Angels1722: A second Dark Age looms after the devastating impact of an asteroid, unnaturally drawn to Earth by dire creatures who plot against the world of men. Yet this destruction is just the opening salvo in a war of annihilation. Sir Isaac Newton and his young apprentice, Benjamin Franklin, have taken refuge in ancient Prague, seeking the secrets of the aetheric beings whose vast powers and new sciences have so nearly destroyed humanity…
yet who may prove to be its last, great hope. But their safety is tenuous, as Peter the Great marches his unstoppable forces across Europe. And half a world away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate lead a party of colonial luminaries back across the Atlantic to discover what has befallen the Old World. With them sails Red Shoes, a Choctaw shaman whose mysterious connections to the invisible world warn him that they are all moving toward a confrontation as violent as it is decisive…

Empire of Unreason

When Sir Isaac Newton uncovered the secrets of alchemy, he could never have imagined the incredible and tragic results. Dark sorcery rules: Europe is lost and the American colonists have been driven south by advancing ice. In an age of unreason, Benjamin Franklin and his secret society, the Junto, manage a precarious existence founded on the mutual trust and cooperation of Native Americans, whites, and freed blacks. But the demonic creatures known as the Malekim won’t tolerate even a flicker of hope. For any who oppose them Franklin, Voltaire, even the mysterious daughters of Lilith will be swept away…
Though Tsar Peter the Great of Russia has mysteriously vanished, his vast armies and dark magics remain. They strike where they are least expected, unleashing cyclopean forces unseen on Earth since before the fall of mighty Babylon. And even this is but a prelude to he who follows the living storm. As armies and alchemy clash in the southern colonies, the Choctaw shaman Red Shoes is drawn west by a vision of an ancient, implacable evil, and of a young boy who shines as brightly as an angel…
the fallen, avaricious kind.

The Shadows of God

BOOK FOUR: The Shadows of GodAs the armies of the Malakim advance, led by a child of bright and burning power, Benjamin Franklin must summon all his ingenuity for the desperate attempt to preserve, not just the freedom of his country, but its very existence. For behind the wars of humanity there are other wars, fought by aetheric beings of immense strength and conviction. The Malakim may be angels…
or demons. All that’s certain is that when the war in heaven is over, there won t be much if anything left of Earth. As the ruthless forces of Russia lay waste to the New World, English troops make landfall in the east, determined to reconquer the colonies. Trapped in between lies a motley collection of Native Americans, ex slaves, and refugees of the European catastrophe, led by Franklin and the Choctaw shaman Red Shoes. In that struggle, Red Shoes may prove his most potent ally…
and his most dangerous threat. In this stunning conclusion to The Age of Unreason trilogy, the balance of power lies with Adrienne de Montchevreuil, whose grasp of science is the equal of Franklin s, and whose magic may be stronger even than that of the Choctaw. Only with her help can they hope to defeat the Sun Boy and his Malakim masters. But Adrienne has a shocking secret of her own, calling into question where her true allegiances may lie…

The Briar King

Starts off with a bang, spinning a snare of terse imagery and compelling characters that grips tightly and never lets up…
A graceful, artful tale from a master storyteller.’ ELIZABETH HAYDON Bestselling author of Prophecy: Child of EarthIt has been two thousand years since the Born Queen defeated the last of the Skasloi lords. In doing so she freed the race of humans once taken from their distant homes and forced to wear the bitter yoke of slavery. Thus begins the saga of the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, an epic tale of war and virtue, sorcery and betrayal…
. The Briar KingBook One of The Kingdoms of Thorn and BoneIn the kingdom of Crotheny, two young girls play in the tangled gardens of the sacred city of the dead. Fleeing an imaginary attacker, the girls one of whom is the reckless young daughter of the king discover the unknown crypt of the legendary, ancestral queen, Virgenya Dare. In the wilds of the forest, while investigating the slaughter of an innocent family, king’s holter Aspar White weaves his way through a maze of ancient willows and comes face to face with a monstrous beast found only in folk tales and nightmares. Meanwhile, traveling the same road, a scholarly young priest begins an education in the nature of evil, found festering just beneath the surface of the seemingly peaceful land. The royal family itself comes under siege, facing betrayal that only sorcery could accomplish. Now for three beautiful sisters, for a young man made suddenly into a knight, and for a woman in love with a roguish adventurer a rising darkness appears, shattering what was once certain, familiar, and good. These destinies and more will be linked when malevolent forces walk the land. For Crotheny, the most powerful nation in the world, is shaken at its core. And The Briar King, harbinger of death, has awakened from his slumber. Imbuing his tale with richness, pathos, action, and passion, Greg Keyes begins an amazing new epic that takes fantasy fiction to a new level. At the heart of the story, Keyes has placed a remarkable young woman, Anne Dare, the youngest daughter of a royal family…
and the one person upon whom the fate of this world may depend.

The Charnel Prince

When the legendary Briar King awoke from his slumber, a season of darkness and horror fell upon the Kingdom of Crotheny. Now countless breeds of unspeakable monsters roam the countryside. An epidemic of madness has transformed peaceful villagers from the wildlands into savage, flesh eating fiends. In Eslen, King William has been murdered, Queen Muriele is stalked by treachery on every side, and their last surviving daughter, Anne, has fled the assassins bent on destroying her family. Close on the heels of the runaway princess, young knight Neil MeqVren, the queen’s one trusted ally, is sworn to rescue Anne from her murderous pursuers. Anne herself undertakes a perilous journey toward the sanctuary of her distant paramour s arms, but along the way lie the sinister agents and hidden snares of a sprawling conspiracy that few might hope to evade. At the same time, spies in the service of Praifec Hespero, the powerful Churchman, embark upon a mission to destroy the Briar King in the heart of his domain. And the power hungry Church, spurred on by the mystical events, has launched an inquisition whose repercussions threaten even the queen. As the noose of intrigue tightens across the land, personal fates and a kingdom s destiny alike will be decided in a conflict between virtue and malevolence, might and magic. Here then is Book II of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: intoxicating and harrowing, passionate and grand it is Greg Keyes s most ambitiously imagined and vividly rendered work of epic fantasy. From the Hardcover edition.

The Blood Knight

Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes’s epic saga of a royal family s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax. The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess Anne Dare, rightful heir to the throne of Crotheny, as the world s only hope. Yet Anne is hunted by the minions of the usurper Robert, whose return from the grave has opened a doorway through which sinister sorceries have poured into the world. Though Anne herself is the conduit of fearsome powers beyond her understanding and control, it is time for girl to become woman, princess to become queen. Anne must stop running and instead march at the head of an army to take back her kingdom…
or die trying. But a mysterious assassin stalks her, so skilled in the deadly fencing style of dessrata that even Anne s friend and protector Cazio, a master of the form, cannot stand against him, nor can her sworn defender, the young knight Neil MeqVren. As for Anne s other companions Aspar White, the royal holter who bears an enchanted arrow capable of felling the Briar King; and Stephen Darige, the monk who blew the horn that woke the Briar King from his slumber they cannot help her, as their separate paths carry them ever deeper into a deadly maze of myth and magic from which return may be impossible. Meanwhile, Queen Muriele is a prisoner of the false king. With no allies but a crippled musician, who is himself a prisoner, and a servingwoman who is both more and less than she seems, Muriele will find herself a pawn in Robert s schemes for conquest and a weapon to be used against her own daughter. From the Hardcover edition.

The Born Queen

In The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted a brilliant saga of magic, adventure, and love set against a backdrop of clashing empires and an ancient, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly close, gathering the strands of plot and character into a stunning climax that both completes and transcends all that has gone before.

The Briar King is dead, and the world itself follows him to ruin. Aspar White, wounded and tired, must embark on one last quest to save the forest and the people he loves, but he has little hope of success.

Anne Dare at last sits on the throne of Crotheny, but for how long? The Church, now led by the corrupt and powerful March Hespero, has declared a holy war against her, giving the king of Hansa the pretext he needs to unleash his vast might on the young queen and her unready army.

But Hansa is the least of Anne’s worries. The Hellrune, war seer of Hansa, strikes at her through vision and prophecy. The Kept last of the elder Skasloi lords weaves his own dark webs. Anne s teacher and ally in the sedos world might also be her worst enemy, and Anne s own mounting strength compels her toward madness.

Surviving these dangers and mastering her eldritch abilities are merely prelude to the real struggle. There are many some with power matching or even exceeding Anne s own who are willing to kill in order to seize control. For whoever sits upon the throne will have the ultimate command to bring about the world s salvation or its apocalypse.

The Infernal City

Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all consuming evil. It is Umbriel, a floating city that casts a terrifying shadow for wherever it falls, people die and rise again. And it is in Umbriel’s shadow that a great adventure begins, and a group of unlikely heroes meet. A legendary prince with a secret. A spy on the trail of a vast conspiracy. A mage obsessed with his desire for revenge. And Annaig, a young girl in whose hands the fate of Tamriel may rest…
. Based on the award winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the first of two exhilarating novels following events that continue the story from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 Game of the Year.

Lord of Souls

Forty years after the Oblivion crisis, the empire of Tamriel is threatened by a mysterious floating city, Umbriel, whose shadow spawns a terrifying undead army. Reeling from a devastating discovery, Prince Attrebus continues on his seemingly doomed quest to obtain a magic sword that holds the key to destroying the deadly invaders. Meanwhile, in the Imperial City, the spy Colin finds evidence of betrayal at the heart of the empire if his own heart doesn t betray him first. And Anna g, trapped in Umbriel itself, has become a slave to its dark lord and his insatiable hunger for souls. How can these three unlikely heroes save Tamriel when they cannot even save themselves? Based on the award winning Elder Scrolls series, Lord of Souls is the second of two exhilarating novels that continue the story from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 Game of the Year by numerous outlets, including Spike TV, the Golden Joystick Awards, and the Associated Press.

The Hounds of Ash

Thrust into perilous action by his father’s spirit and his village’s shaman, Fool Wolf, the laziest of heroes, must face his battles or face the wrath of his ancestors. In this collection of seven short stories, Fool Wolf is thrown on the mercy of those gods whom he both worships and loathes. He is forced to defend himself against the very destiny that he is to fulfill. The mysteries of his ancestors are brought to light as he traverses the vast empire of his people’s land in search of answers.

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