The Ardneh sequence is comprised of three connected sci-fi/fantasy series by American novelist Fred Saberhagen. The series that make up the Ardneh sequence include Saberhagen’s Empire of the East, Books of Swords and Books of Lost Swords series. Ardneh is an intelligent super-computer that was once a nuclear response system that caused the planet the physically change.

The Empire of the East series began in 1968 with The Broken Lands and ran until Ardneh’s Sword in 2006 (with a 33 year gap between the third and fourth books). The Books of Swords series began with The First Book of Swords in 1983 and concluded with The Third Book of Swords the following year. The Books of Lost Swords series started in ’86 with Woundhealer’s Story and ended in 1994 with Shieldbreaker’s Story. Below is a list of Fred Saberhagen’s Ardneh books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Empire Of The East Books


The Broken Lands(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Mountains(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changeling Earth(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ardneh's Sword(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Books Of Swords


The First Book of Swords(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Book of Swords(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Book of Swords(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Books Of Lost Swords


Woundhealer's Story(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sightblinder's Story(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stonecutter's Story(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farslayer's Story(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coinspinner's Story(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mindsword's Story(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wayfinder's Story(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shieldbreaker's Story(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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