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  • Bibliography:
    69 Books (7 Series)
  • First Book:
    December 1988
  • Latest Book:
    October 2022
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Full Series List in Order

A Billy Fox Novel

Blind God's Bluff (Jan-2013)

Brotherhood of the Griffon

1 - The Captive Flame (May-2010)
2 - Whisper of Venom (Nov-2010)
3 - The Spectral Blaze (Jun-2011)
4 - The Masked Witches (Feb-2012)
4 - Prophet of the Dead (Feb-2013)

Dark Kingdoms Trilogy

1 - The Ebon Mask (Aug-1996)

Dead God

3 - Scarred Lands: Forbidden (Feb-2003)

Forsaken: Dead God Trilogy

1 - Scarred Lands (Jun-2002)

The Haunted Lands

1 - Unclean (Apr-2007)
2 - Undead (Mar-2008)
3 - Unholy (Feb-2009)

The Year of the Rogue Dragons

1 - The Rage (Apr-2004)
2 - The Rite (Jan-2005)
3 - The Ruin (May-2006)

Multi-Author Series List

Dungeons & Dragons

The Captive Flame (May-2010)
Whisper of Venom (Nov-2010)
The Spectral Blaze (Jun-2011)
The Masked Witches (Feb-2012)
The Reaver (Feb-2014)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Sundering

4 - The Reaver (Feb-2014)

Forgotten Realms

The Shattered Mask (Jun-2001)
King Shadow (Apr-2002)
Dissolution (Jul-2002)
The Black Bouquet (Sep-2003)
The Rage (Apr-2004)
The Prisoner of Hulburg (Dec-2004)
The Rite (Jan-2005)
Queen of the Depths (May-2005)
The Ruin (May-2006)
Unclean (Apr-2007)
Undead (Mar-2008)
Unholy (Feb-2009)
The Captive Flame (May-2010)
Whisper of Venom (Nov-2010)
The Spectral Blaze (Jun-2011)
The Masked Witches (Feb-2012)
Prophet of the Dead (Feb-2013)

Forgotten Realms: Return of the Archwizards

King Shadow (Apr-2002)

Marvel's X-Men

Soul Killer (Feb-1999)

Pathfinder Tales

12 - Called to Darkness (Jan-2013)

The Priests

3 - Queen of the Depths (May-2005)

The Rogues

2 - The Black Bouquet (Sep-2003)


3 - The Shattered Mask (Jun-2001)

Tribe Novel

5 - Children of Gaia & Uktena (Mar-2002)


The Cheat (Dec-2008)

War of the Spider Queen

1 - Dissolution (Jul-2002)


The Enemy Within (Jul-2007)

Warhammer Universe

The Enemy Within (Jul-2007)

World of Darkness

Netherworld (Jun-1995)
On a Darkling Plain (Aug-1995)
Dark Kingdoms (Nov-1998)

World of Darkness: Vampire

Netherworld (Jun-1995)

Wraith: The Oblivion

The Ebon Mask (Aug-1996)

Book List in Order: 69 titles

  • Awakening to find himself embalmed and buried in his own grave, David Brent clawed his way to the surface to find himself transformed, a walking corpse, abandoned by his mentor, and tortured by a relentless thirst ... BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH F...

  • THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONSReverend Carpenter only wanted to help his congregation. But deep inside, he knew he was failing, losing his faith...until the night he stumbled into a tiny curio shop. There he met a strange old man who ...

  • Mike, a teen who frequently drinks and drives, finds a kindred spirit at The Night Owl Club--the hottest hangout in town--when he meets a mysterious girl who encourages him to drink and drive. Original....

  • WORSE THAN DEAD Rose was one of the city's free people--the lonely, occasionally beautiful ones on the edges of society. She made drawings of tourists and lived on tips. Zane had taken her into his heart, and now Rose was making him a believer in ...

  • Grief-stricken over the mysterious death of his beloved wife, the vampire known as Elliott Sinclair is sinking into lethargy and despair. When a mysterious enemy assails his people, he rouses himself to command the defense, only to discover that h...

  • Once he lived a--life of valor and principle -- a life that ended in betrayal and defeat. James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, in life the embittered, martyred Cavalier, walks a different path in the Underworld. Embracing deceit and unbridled ambit...

  • When strange, dangerous things suddenly start happening at school and around his house, Carter wonders whether the living toys he found in the attic are just making mischief or whether they are truly up to no good. Original....

  • An ancient evil stalks the world, sowing carnage and terror, but it is so elusive that only two people suspect its existence--disgraced FBI agent Frank Bellamy and James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, a martyred hero who is now a ghost....

  • Belasco, the demon lord who is one of the X-Men's deadliest enemies, has found a way to destroy the barrier that keeps the evil Elder Gods from overrunning the Earth--by using the X-Men's Rogue! When Rogue is kidnapped by Belasco and possessed by his...

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    SHAMUR USKEVREN The matriarch of the Uskevren family swears revenge for the murder of a loved one. In her anger, she has forgotten one thing: In the world of intrigue and deception, of shadows and lies that is Sembia, nothing is ever what it seems...

  • The Garou, the bestial werewolves who fight to save the natural world, have their backs to the wall. In Tribe Novel: Children of Gaia, the storyteller Cries Havoc, robbed of his memories by the Wyrm, fights to become whole again. In Tribe Novel: Ukte...

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    When Shade Enclave returns from thousands of years of exile in the Plane of Shadow, all of Faerun is open to its dark designs. When a tribe of kenku confront the archwizard who gave them magic but kept them as slaves, the skies rain death. When...

  • Scarred Lands: Forsaken (Dead God Trilogy, part 1)

    The Divine War, the great conflict between gods and titans, shattered the world of Scarn and transformed it into the Scarred Lands. It also claimed many casualties, including the god of the elves ...

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    While their whole world is changing around them, four dark elves struggle against different enemies. Yet their paths will lead them all to the most terrifying discovery in the long history of the drow, and set them on a quest to save not only Menzobe...


    Vladawen the Titanslayer, the high priest of a dead elven god, continues his quest to resurrect his deity. Following prophecies and portents, he and his companions head first to Hollowfaust, the dread City of Ne...

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    He thought it was a game. He thought no one would get hurt. He thought he could trust a tanarukk bandit. He thought he was hired for his skill and cunning. He thought it was just another victim, just another mark. He thought he could d...

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    Renegade dragon hunter Dorn hates dragons with a passion few can believe, let alone match. He has devoted his entire life - a life spent in the twisted body of a half-golem - to killing every dragon he can find. You might feel the same way if one of...

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    Raging dragons threaten to destroy civilization on Faerim, but that hasn't always been the case. There have even been times when humans and dragons have worked together to preserve life and combat evil. Of course, that doesn't happen very often. M...

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    Rampaging dragons appear in more and more places every day. And if the soulless lich Sammaster gets his way -- and there's every reason to suspect he will -- the disaster has only just begun. But then all the dragons have to do to avoid the madness ...

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    I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea. That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. The spiritual heart of Faerűn beats in time with a hundred gods, and for each, a thousand s...

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    Rogue dragons become heroes when a millennia-old curse is revealed. But knowing the cause of a disease and curing it are two very different things. And when most of the victims of the curse would rather not be cured of it at all, it gets a whole l...

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    In the magic-rich realm of Thay, an evil necromancer recruits the undead to his cause -- a cause that will change the face of Faerûn foreverThe realm of Thay has long been ruled by the uneasy peace of an alliance of wizards, but all along there has ...

  • After being accused of heresy, Celestial wizard Dieter Schumann is blackmailed by a dangerous witch hunter into undertaking a mission to infiltrate the Red Crown Chaos cult to uncover the identity of its leader, risking not only his life, but also hi...

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    You hate our masters. I understand. But you thrive in their service. You are undead Even if it were possible for you to escape me .. . Where is there a place for a creature like you? What started as one wizard's ambition to take over the ruling cou...

  • Sixteen original stories set in mercedes lackey's valdemar universe Includes a new novella by Mercedes Lackey! Today's hottest fantasy authors visit Mercedes Lackey's bestselling world of Valdemar, adding their own special touches to the ancien...

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    I saw something fouler than I've ever seen before. Something truly unholy I understand now what drove Fastrin mad. Why he was willing to slaughter us all. The formerly green fields lie in war-torn ruins. The formerly living populace is undead. And...

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    The Captive Flame features the return of popular character Aoth and his mercenary band, the Brotherhood of the Griffin, introduced in Richard Lee Byers's trilogy The Haunted Lands. Deluxe, trade paperback packaging and Byers's signature twisted plots...

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    The Mad King Returns! Aoth and the Brotherhood of the Griffon succeeded in rescuing Tchazzar, the lost king of Chessenta and a formidable red dragon. Upon his return Tchazzar rewards them greatly, sends them back to the frontlines -- and names him...

  • The ogre hasn’t seen a human in years. So why are all these knights trying to slay him?Her Feline Majesty’s top agent challenges the powers of Hell.An office building becomes a mysterious and inescapable prison.A hurricane plunges a small Florida...

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    Aoth and the Brotherhood of the Griffon have succeeded in rescuing Tchazzar, the lost king of Chessenta and a formidable red dragon, and are rewarded with a contract to aid in his war with a powerful dracolich. But the more Aoth sees of the war, the ...

  • Matt Brown lives in a world of superheroes and supervillains. However, none of that has anything to do with him. He's just an ordinary guy living an ordinary lifeâ€"â€"until the Earth is attacked and its heroes go down fighting. Matt becomes heir to ...

  • Matt Brown lives in a world of superpowered heroes and villains, of mutants, sentient robots, and monsters, but none of that has anything to do with him. He's an ordinary guy living an ordinary life...until alien invaders lay waste to the Earth, and ...

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    Aoth Fezim and his mercenary company have restored their tarnished reputation and attracted new recruits for their depleted ranks. But they still have one big problem. Too many griffon mounts were killed in the battles in Thay Chessenta. If "the Brot...

  • Ante up for the game of a lifetime! Billy Fox, a small-time gambler on a losing streak, has more than enough problems on his hands, owing too much money to some very impatient people. But when he rescues a blinded stranger from a swarm of bloodthi...

    • Kagur is a warrior of the Blacklions, fierce and fearless hunters in the savage Realm of the Mammoth Lords. When her clan is slaughtered by a frost giant she considered her adopted brother, honor demands that she, the last surviving Blacklio...

  • The anticipated climax to a series that has been building in popularity, Richard Lee Byers is at his best working with tales of the undead. Prophet of the Dead fulfills on the promise of the title, giving fans a satisfying end to the current threats...

  • The Festival at Glenelg is a novella set in the world of Accursed. It tells the story of Erik Nygaard, a bard who also happens to be a Dhampir. When the festival he is attending is joined by a contingent of cauldron-born in service to the Morrigan, E...

  • In the 4th book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Richard Lee Byers introduces Anton Marivaldi -- a renowned reaver with an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always...

  • Death stalks Corvis by night, and only an unlikely group of heroes known as the Black River Irregulars can put an end to the terror.The labyrinth of tunnels beneath Corvis is home to some of the city’s worst criminals, but now even these hardened t...

  • "Troll Trouble" was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues. About this story, author Richard Lee Byers says, "I've written several stories about Selden and plan to write many more. A former mercenary, ...

  • Forged in the fires of conflict, the Iron Kingdoms is a fantastic realm where the combined power of magic and technology thunders across a landscape shaped by war. Dominating the field of battle are rare individuals who have mastered both arcane and ...

  • The daemons of Araurra have been dumping their criminals, political prisoners, and assorted troublemakers on Earth for a long while. Zandalic should know. Eight hundred years ago, he was one of the dumpees.That was plenty of time to go native, and th...

  • Matt Brown lived in a world of superheroes and supervillains. But none of that had anything to do with himâ€"â€"until aliens invaded Earth, killed all the heroes and set about colonizing the planet. By chance, Matt came to possess the very things tha...

  • Sarth Copperhorn thinks his young life is over. The most savage killers in the lawless city of Kordrove just murdered his family, and now they’re after him. When he hides in the half-buried ruin of an ancient castle, his odds of survival seem slim ...

  • After a youth spent as a wandering mercenary, the swordsman called Selden sets up shop as a fencing master in Balathex, also known as the Whispering City, partly for the murmur of its many fountains and partly for its penchant for conspiracy and d...

  • Famed elven adventurer, priest, and war hero Vladawen the Titanslayer faces a new challenge. Something is killing Redeemed slitheren in the Walled Warrens, and the elf has been sent as an agent of High King Jeddrad of Durrover to find out what. The r...

  • “The Things That Crawl” -- A small town discovers the only things deadlier than hurricanes are the ancient powers they awaken. “Foragers” -- A lost soldier faces the undead on a Civil War battlefield. “Black” -- The Queen of the Ca...

  • SCIENCE CANNOT EXPLAIN THE VANISHING PHYSICISTNobody believes him, and why should they? How could six stars vanish from sight all at once, never to reappear? Astronomer and Miskatonic University professor Norman Withers had all but given up on regain...

  • A jazzman faces a phantom from the Dreamlands.A student willing to do anything to avoid Vietnam learns just how high the price for evading the draft can be.The world's greatest fencer duels a terror from the stars.Hezekiah, scion of the infamous What...

  • It is the future.The world changed.People did not.Javier Zamora used to be a real journalist, with all the perks of working for NBN. Now, he vids scandalous, fringe, and downright disgusting content for a less mainstream corner of the Net. His storie...

  • Undead pour from the cursed grounds of the Deadwood. Titanspawn enter into Harthx from their own fiery domain. Ruled by a lich king, the Ebidi nation grows ever larger. The Crystal Coast in ancient times was a place full of danger, dread, and conf...

  • The young Heimdall must undertake a mighty quest to save Odin â€" and all of Asgard â€" in the first heroic fantasy novel set in Marvel’s incredible Legends of AsgardIt is a dark time for Asgard. The All-Father is trapped in a bewitched Odinsleep, ...

  • It’s a normal morning in Freedom City, bustling cronut stands and sleepy commuters chugging coffee. A quiet night in a sleepy mountain town. A busy city street in the business district. A normal shopping trip for the first day of school. Life, ...

  • The bold hero Heimdall returns to battle the undead and his own divided loyalties, in this rip-roaring fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of AsgardThe dead have returned.Odin, All-Father of Asgard, dispatches the heroic warrior Heimdall and ...

  • The demon lord Belasco plans to use Rogue to bring the evil Elder Gods to Earth. The X-Men and their sister team Excalibur must stop him before Rogue's very soul is destroyed. Their unexpected—and untrusted—ally is the lord of all vampire...

  • The courageous hero Heimdall returns to save the Rainbow Bridge and Earth from dark sorcery in this swashbuckling fantasy adventure set in Marvel’s Legends of AsgardA hero has fallen: Deprived of the mystical Gjallarhorn, his enchanted sword Holfun...

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    HE CROSSED THE TIME BARRIER OF THE LIVING…AND ENTERED A DIMENSION RULED BY THE DEAD. Like a movie the vision replayed through Jack Stone’s head… He could see his twenty-two-year old sister’s sandy curls, her creamy complexion, her happy ...

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    The newest cadet at Hudson Military Academy, Mark McIntyre joins fellow cadet Greg Tobias in playing weird and violent pranks on Cooper High, until he discovers that Greg is centuries-old warlock. Original....

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Richard Lee Byers has published 69 books.

Richard Lee Byers does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Prisoner of Tartarus, was published in October 2022.

The first book by Richard Lee Byers, Deathward, was published in December 1988.

Yes. Richard Lee Byers has 7 series.