Frances Hardinge is an English author of YA and children’s fantasy novels. Frances grew up in an old, large, isolated house, which gave her the inspiration to write strange and magical stories from when she was young. She studied English at Oxford University. Frances lives in Oxford, England.

Frances Hardinge made her debut as a published novelist in 2005 with the novel Fly by Night. Below is a list of Frances Hardinge’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Fly By Night Books

Fly by Night (2005)Description / Buy at
Twilight Robbery / Fly Trap (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Myriad Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Verdigris Deep / Well Witched (2007)Description / Buy at
Gullstruck Island / The Lost Conspiracy (2008)Description / Buy at
A Face Like Glass (2012)Description / Buy at
Cuckoo Song (2014)Description / Buy at
The Lie Tree (2015)Description / Buy at
A Skinful of Shadows (2017)Description / Buy at
Unraveller (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Tales of the Apt Books

(with Juliet E. McKenna, Adrian Tchaikovsky, John Gwynne)

Spoils of War (By: Adrian Tchaikovsky) (2016)Description / Buy at
A Time for Grief (By: Adrian Tchaikovsky) (2017)Description / Buy at
For Love of Distant Shores (By: Adrian Tchaikovsky) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Scent of Tears (With: Juliet E. McKenna,Adrian Tchaikovsky,John Gwynne) (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

TwentiethAnnual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at
La Femme(2014)Description / Buy at
Mystery & Mayhem(2016)Description / Buy at
The Outcast Hours(2019)Description / Buy at
Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of UK's Healthcare Workers(2020)Description / Buy at

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Frances Hardinge Synopses: In Well Witched by Frances Hardinge, three friends fall prey to the demands of the Well Witch when they trespass in her wishing well and steal some coins.

Gullstruck Island is a standalone novel by Frances Hardinge. On Gullstruck Island the volcanoes quarrel, beetles sing danger and occasionally a Lost is born… In the village of the Hollow Beasts live two sisters. Arilou is a Lost is born… a child with the power to depart her body and mind-fly with the winds and Hathin is her helper. Together they hide a dangerous secret. Until sinister events threaten to uncover it. With a blue-skinned hunter on their trail and a dreadlocked warrior beside them, they must escape. Can the fate of two children decide the future of Gullstruck Island?

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