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  • Bibliography:
    29 Books (6 Series)
  • First Book:
    June 1979
  • Latest Book:
    September 2006
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About the Author

Lynn Abbey began publishing in 1979 with the novel Daughter of the Bright Moon and the short story "The Face of Chaos," part of a Thieves World shared world anthology. She received early encouragement from Gordon R. Dickson.

In the 1980s she married Robert Asprin and became his co-editor on the Thieves World books. She also contributed to other shared world series during the 1980s, including Heroes in Hell and Merovingen Nights.

Abbey and Asprin divorced in 1993 and Abbey moved to Oklahoma City. She continued to write novels during this period, including original works as well as tie-ins to Role Playing Games for TSR. In 2002, she returned to Thieves World with the novel Sanctuary and also began editing new anthologies, beginning with Turning Points.

Full Series List in Order

The Riftkind Saga

1 - Daughter of the Bright Moon (Jul-1979)
2 - Black Flame (May-1980)

Thieves' World

Turning Points (2002)
Sanctuary (Jun-2002)
First Blood (Dec-2003)
Enemies of Fortune (Dec-2004)


1 - Out of Time (Jun-2000)
2 - Behind Time (Jul-2001)
3 - Taking Time (Apr-2004)
4 - Down Time (Apr-2005)

The Ultima Saga

1 - The Forge of Virtue (Jan-1991)
2 - The Temper of Wisdom (Jan-1992)

Unicorn and Dragon

1 - Unicorn and Dragon (Feb-1987)
2 - Conquest (Aug-1988)

The Walensor Saga

1 - The Wooden Sword (Sep-1991)
2 - Beneath the Web (Aug-1994)

Multi-Author Series List

Artifacts Cycle

2 - Planeswalker (Sep-1998)

Dark Sun World: Chronicles of Athas

1 - The Brazen Gambit (Jul-1994)
4 - Cinnabar Shadows (Jul-1995)
5 - The Rise and Fall of a Dragonking (Mar-1996)

Famous Characters: Batman

Catwoman: Tiger Hunt (1992)

Forgotten Realms

The Simbul's Gift (Nov-1997)
The Nether Scroll (Sep-2000)

Lost Empires

4 - The Nether Scroll (Sep-2000)

Magic: The Gathering

Planeswalker (Sep-1998)

The Nobles

6 - The Simbul's Gift (Nov-1997)

Thieves' World

Turning Points (2002)
Sanctuary (Jun-2002)
First Blood (Dec-2003)

Book List in Order: 29 titles

  • PRIESTESS, HEALER, WARRIOR, WITCH In a desert world ruled by men Rifkind has always been one apart. A chieftain's daughter, she has learned to wield a sword while all other women are bound by tribal custom to children and the cooking fire. While othe...

  • NEW WORLDS TO CONQUER Priestess, healer, warrior, witch, Rifkind rode out of the Asheeran desert alone but for the Goddess of the Bright Moon, to whom she owed her allegiance. Alone she faced the strange new world of "civilization"; alone she drove ...

  • Horror: This book is S C A R Y! There's a witch on Riverside Drive... Lise Brown was thrilled with her new apartment; it was more than anyone fresh from the Midwest had a right to expect in Manhattan. She loved it for the river view and the high old ...

  • The Wolfriders lived for ten thousand years on the World of Two Moons, before Cutter, Blood of Ten Chiefs, was born to lead them to freedom. A lot can happen in ten thousand years.......

  • Lord Ironhawk's son, Jordan Hawson; Althea; Drum, the blacksmith; and Jordan's kid brother, Squirt, search for Balthan, Althea's magician brother, the only one to know the truth about the evil infesting the land of Britannia...

  • Trapped in stasis for twenty years in the bark of the oldest tree in the ancient forest of Walensor, Dart is finally released by the trees, given three magic gifts, and sent on a mission to save his world...

  • The co-creator of Thieves World presents the exciting sequel to The Forge Of Virtue, in the series based on the popular Ultima role-playing games. A plucky band of adventurers returns to Britannia to find that it has been overtaken by a dark and evil...

  • After finding himself the odd man out in a palace conspiracy, a templar exiles himself from the court and joins forces with an outlaw band of clerics that may be tied to the corrupt Veiled Alliance. Original....

  • As the Walensor Web, a magical artifact that joins together the souls of gods and humans, begins to die, only Berika, a young shepherdess with untried magical powers, can stop the destruction of her world. Original....

  • Water. On Athas, it is life, it is currency, it is power... The watery caverns beneath Urik have become a haven for political refugees and runaway slaves, a place safe from the ravages of Athas and her defilers. Until one such defiler brings destruct...

  • Aristocratic twin siblings--Kyle, a young Hart-lord, and his sister Kiera, haunted by a dream of Rapture--set out to solve the mystery of the Siege of Shadows, a golden throne rumored to hide the mystery of life. Original....

  • “I, Hamanu…” Hamanu the Innocent -- his parents killed by an invading party of trolls. Hamanu the Survivor -- enlists as a soldier, forging himself into the same heartless mercenary that killed his parents. Hamanu the Victorious -- powerful...

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    The perfect gift. Is it the one given or the one received? The Simbul, Storm-queen of Aglarond, is unhappy. Though she has triumphed over her enemies, she lacks an heir to her throne -- a child to love and nurture. But now she's found the perfect fa...

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    Urza Triumphant. The war between Urza and Mishra is over. Brooding on the death of his brother at the hands of extraplanar forces, Urza drifts among the planes. But the end of the Brother's War has transformed him into something greater. Deep w...

  • THE SECRETS OF FAERIE When Elmeene was young, a scourge devastated the realm of Faerie. Mortals had learned to work iron, and the immortal elves who ventured through the Veil to forage in the world of men, had brought the toxic metal home, unaware...

  • University librariar Emma Merrigan's peaceful existence is turned upside down when she give sanctuary to a terrified young girl found hiding in the library, a commendable act that unleashes the nightmares of her childhood and reawakens the untapped m...

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    Ansoain has been murdered, and her son Galimer taken hostage. Druhallen, a young magic user, must avenge the murder of his teacher and rescue her son from a dubious fate. But not everyone is telling Druhallen the truth. Druhallen and his compan...

  • She can travel to any place--or any moment--in time. But the one person she wants, she can't find.... Emma Merrigan was living the most ordinary of lives. But then her long-lost mother, Eleanor, gave her access to another world and to powers she n...

  • This new volume includes new stories by Raymond E. Feist, Dennis L. McKiernan, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Diana Paxson, Lynn Abbey and others.

    Sanctuary: a lawless city governed by evil forces, powerful magic, and political intrigue, where surviv...

  • "It is long after the days of Jubal, Shadowspawn, and their contemporaries, and there is barely more than a single survivor who remembers the city's full history. Molin Torch-holder, the survivor at hand, has assassins on his trail (some things never...

  • Contains all of the stories of the first two Thieves' World anthologies (Thieves' World and Tales of the Vulgar Unicorn), with additional material.

    Return to the Olden Days of Sanctuary!

    Sanctuary, a seedy, backwater town governed by e...

  • To free a family from a generational curse, time traveler Emma Merrigan journeys back in time to uncover the truth about a horrific act of violence that will transform the lives of a dynasty and begins to realize the possibility that to save those in...

  • Empires rise and fall, but Sanctuary lives on.
    Sanctuary, a lawless city governed by evil forces, powerful magic, and political intrigue where survival is an unexpected bonus.

    A recent storm has left a ship filled with exotic cargo and arca...

  • She can move through time and free those fated to suffering. But sometimes, duty can become a curse unto itself.. Emma Merrigan and her mother, Eleanor--whose time spent in the other world known as the "wasteland" has left her outwardly younger th...

  • In a desert world ruled by men, Rifkind has always been one apart. A chieftains daughter, she learned to wield a sword while all other women were bound by tribal custom to children and the cooking fire. But when her clan was massacred, she set forth ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lynn Abbey has published 29 books.

Lynn Abbey does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Rifkind's Challenge, was published in September 2006.

The first book by Lynn Abbey, Daughter Bright Moon, was published in June 1979.

Yes. Lynn Abbey has 6 series.