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 Amazon.com
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Jack of Kinrowan Books

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

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

Publication Order of Dragonflight Books

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

Publication Order of Newford Books

(as Samuel Key)

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

Publication Order of Brian Froud's Faerielands Books

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

Publication Order of Wildlings Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

A Circle of Cats (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Chapter Books

Publication Order of Author's Choice Monthly Books

The Old Funny Stuff (By: George Alec Effinger) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daily Voices (By: Lisa Goldstein) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heroines (By: James Patrick Kelly) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legacy of Fire (By: Nina Kiriki Hoffman) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peripheral Vision (By: Karen Joy Fowler) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swatting at the Cosmos (By: James K. Morrow) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Neon Twilight (By: Edward Bryant) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales from a Vanished Country (By: Elizabeth Lynn) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
True Minds (By: Spider Robinson) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hedgework & Guessery (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unthreatened by the Morning Light (By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe (By: Lewis Shiner) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's Been Fun (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wong's Lost and Found Emporium and Other Oddities (By: William Wu) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Year's Best Fantasy Books

Year's Best Fantasy (By: George R.R. Martin,Terry Goodkind,Michael Swanwick,Robert Sheckley,Nalo Hopkinson,Kathryn Cramer,Nicola Griffith,Alice Coppel-Tosic) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (By: David G. Hartwell,James K. Morrow,Kathryn Cramer) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 3 (With: Kage Baker,Ursula K. Le Guin,David G. Hartwell,Neil Gaiman,China Miéville,Nalo Hopkinson,Kathryn Cramer,R. Garcia y Robertson,William Mingin,Patricia Bowne) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 4 (By: Terry Bisson,David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 5 (By: David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 6 (By: David G. Hartwell,Neil Gaiman,Kathryn Cramer) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (By: David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer,L.E. Modesitt Jr.) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (By: David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer,David Ackert) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (By: David G. Hartwell,James K. Morrow,Kathryn Cramer) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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