Charles de Lint is a Canadian author of fantasy novels. He writes the Newford series (among other series). He has also written horror novels as Samuel M. Key. Charles writes books for adults, young adults and children. He spent his late 20s and early 30s working in a record store, then playing with a Celtic band during the weekends. He began writing in 1983 and has been writing full-time since that time. Aside from writing, he is also a musician, songwriter, artist, performer and folklorist. Charles lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife (and manager), MaryAnn Harris.

Charles de Lint made his debut as a published author in 1984 with the novels The Riddle of the Wren and Moonheart. Below is a list of Charles de Lint’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Moonheart Books

Publication Order of Cerin Songweaver Books

The Harp of the Grey Rose (1985)Description / Buy at
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow (1990)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Jack of Kinrowan Books

Jack, the Giant Killer (1987)Description / Buy at
Drink Down the Moon (1990)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon Books

(with Richard A. Lupoff, Philip Jose Farmer, Robin Wayne Bailey)

Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Description / Buy at
The Black Tower (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1988)Description / Buy at
The Lake of Fire (By: Robin Wayne Bailey) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Valley of Thunder (1989)Description / Buy at
The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Hidden City (1990)Description / Buy at
The Dungeon (By: Philip Jose Farmer) (2003)Description / Buy at
Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon Vol. 6, The Final Battle (By: Richard A. Lupoff) (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dragonflight Books

Letters from Atlantis (By: Robert Silverberg) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Dreaming Place (1990)Description / Buy at
Dragon's Plunder (By: Brad Strickland) (1992)Description / Buy at
Wishing Season (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1993)Description / Buy at
Born of Elven Blood (By: Kevin J. Anderson,John Gregory Betancourt) (1994)Description / Buy at
Monet's Ghost (By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Newford Books

(as Samuel Key)

The Dreaming Place (1990)Description / Buy at
Paperjack (1991)Description / Buy at
The Wishing Well (1993)Description / Buy at
Dreams Underfoot (1993)Description / Buy at
Memory and Dream (1994)Description / Buy at
The Ivory and the Horn (1995)Description / Buy at
Trader (1997)Description / Buy at
Someplace to Be Flying (1998)Description / Buy at
Moonlight and Vines (1998)Description / Buy at
Forests of the Heart (2000)Description / Buy at
The Onion Girl (2001)Description / Buy at
Seven Wild Sisters (2002)Description / Buy at
Tapping the Dream Tree (2002)Description / Buy at
Spirits in the Wires (2003)Description / Buy at
Medicine Road (2004)Description / Buy at
The Blue Girl (2004)Description / Buy at
The Hour Before Dawn (2005)Description / Buy at
Widdershins (2006)Description / Buy at
Promises to Keep (2007)Description / Buy at
Little Grrl Lost (2007)Description / Buy at
Dingo (2008)Description / Buy at
Muse and Reverie (2009)Description / Buy at
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (2013)Description / Buy at
Newford Stories: Crow Girls (2015)Description / Buy at
Juniper Wiles (2021)Description / Buy at
Juniper Wiles and the Ghost Girls (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Brian Froud's Faerielands Books

The Wild Wood (With: Brian Froud) (1994)Description / Buy at
Something Rich and Strange (By: Patricia A. McKillip,Brian Froud) (1994)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Wildlings Books

Under My Skin (2012)Description / Buy at
Over My Head (2013)Description / Buy at
Out of This World (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Riddle of the Wren (1984)Description / Buy at
Mulengro (1985)Description / Buy at
Yarrow (1986)Description / Buy at
Greenmantle (1988)Description / Buy at
Wolf Moon (1988)Description / Buy at
Svaha (1989)Description / Buy at
Angel of Darkness (As: Samuel Key) (1990)Description / Buy at
Uncle Dobbin's Parrot Fair (1991)Description / Buy at
The Little Country (1991)Description / Buy at
Our Lady of the Harbour (1991)Description / Buy at
From a Whisper to a Scream (As: Samuel Key) (1992)Description / Buy at
Into the Green (1993)Description / Buy at
I'll Be Watching You (As: Samuel Key) (1994)Description / Buy at
The Buffalo Man (1999)Description / Buy at
The Road to Lisdoonvarna (2001)Description / Buy at
The Mystery of Grace (2009)Description / Buy at
Eyes Like Leaves (2009)Description / Buy at
The Painted Boy (2010)Description / Buy at
Jodi and the Witch of Bodbury (2014)Description / Buy at
The Wind in His Heart (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Timeskip (1989)Description / Buy at
Berlin (1989)Description / Buy at
Death Leaves an Echo (1991)Description / Buy at
Pity the Monsters (1991)Description / Buy at
The Conjure Man (1992)Description / Buy at
Bridges (1992)Description / Buy at
The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep (1993)Description / Buy at
Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night (1995)Description / Buy at
China Doll (1998)Description / Buy at
Old Man Crow (2007)Description / Buy at
Yellow Dog (2008)Description / Buy at
The Butter Spirit's Tithe (2012)Description / Buy at
Companions to the Moon (2012)Description / Buy at
Crow Roads (2012)Description / Buy at
Dharma (2012)Description / Buy at
That was Radio Clash (2012)Description / Buy at
Dog Boys (2012)Description / Buy at
Jack in the Green (2012)Description / Buy at
Riding Shotgun (2015)Description / Buy at
Somewhere in My Mind There Is a Painting Box (2016)Description / Buy at
Horsepower & Medicine (2019)Description / Buy at
Barrio Girls (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Hedgework and Guessery (1991)Description / Buy at
Triskell Tales (2000)Description / Buy at
Waifs and Strays (2002)Description / Buy at
A Handful of Coppers (2003)Description / Buy at
Quicksilver & Shadow (2005)Description / Buy at
Triskell Tales 2 (2006)Description / Buy at
What the Mouse Found and Other Stories (2008)Description / Buy at
Woods and Waters Wild (2008)Description / Buy at
The Very Best of Charles de Lint (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

A Circle of Cats (2003)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Publication Order of Author's Choice Monthly Books

Daily Voices (By: Lisa Goldstein) (1989)Description / Buy at
Swatting at the Cosmos (By: James K. Morrow) (1990)Description / Buy at
Neon Twilight (By: Edward Bryant) (1990)Description / Buy at
True Minds (By: Spider Robinson) (1990)Description / Buy at
Hedgework & Guessery (1991)Description / Buy at
Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (1991)Description / Buy at
Unthreatened by the Morning Light (By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)Description / Buy at
Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe (By: Lewis Shiner) (1991)Description / Buy at
It's Been Fun (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1991)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dragons & Dreams(1986)Description / Buy at
Borderland(1986)Description / Buy at
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at
Second Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at
Third Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at
Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine Issue 7(1990)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Description / Buy at
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Description / Buy at
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Description / Buy at
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at
Life on the Border(1991)Description / Buy at
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at
Asimov's Science Fiction, Mid-December 1992(1992)Description / Buy at
A Wizard's Dozen(1993)Description / Buy at
Snow White, Blood Red(1993)Description / Buy at
Temporary Walls(1993)Description / Buy at
Seventh Annual Collection(1994)Description / Buy at
Love in Vein(1994)Description / Buy at
Excalibur(1995)Description / Buy at
Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Tenth Annual Collection(1996)Description / Buy at
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at
What If...?(1998)Description / Buy at
The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams(1998)Description / Buy at
Black Heart, Ivory Bones(2000)Description / Buy at
Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower(2000)Description / Buy at
Fourteenth Annual Collection(2001)Description / Buy at
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest(2002)Description / Buy at
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Description / Buy at
Fifteenth Annual Collection(2002)Description / Buy at
New Magics(2004)Description / Buy at
Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Description / Buy at
The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm(2004)Description / Buy at
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2005(2005)Description / Buy at
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy(2005)Description / Buy at
Dreams and Visions(2006)Description / Buy at
Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales(2007)Description / Buy at
TwentiethAnnual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name(2009)Description / Buy at
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2010(2010)Description / Buy at
Happily Ever After(2011)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons(2011)Description / Buy at
Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2012(2012)Description / Buy at
Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2012(2012)Description / Buy at
Season of Wonder(2012)Description / Buy at
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2013(2013)Description / Buy at
Woman: An Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2016(2016)Description / Buy at
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2016(2016)Description / Buy at
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends(2019)Description / Buy at

Notes: Angel of Darkness, From a Whisper to a Scream, and I’ll Be Watching You were written as Samuel M. Key. The Wild Wood was written with Brian Froud.

If You Like Charles De Lint Books, You’ll Love…

Charles de Lint Synopses: In Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint, Minda is trapped inside a dark nightmare and makes a journey to another world to confront Ildran the Dream-master and try to save the Lord of the Moors.

Mulengro is a standalone novel by Charles de Lint. A series of strange murders have baffled the police – but each one is somehow connected with the city’s elusive Gypsy community. The police are searching for a human killer, but the Romany know better. They know the name of the darkness that hunts them down, one by one: Mulengro.

In Yarrow by Charles de Lint, Cat Midhir has written several popular fantasy novels. But what her fans didn’t know was that her Otherworld was not any sort of fantasy. Then, one night, a thief stole her dreams. Since then, she’s been trapped in the everyday. And the Others are looking for her…

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