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Sharon Shinn is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. She writes the Samaria, Safe-Keepers, Twelve Houses, Elemental Blessings and Shifting Circle series. Sharon has been writing since she was eight years old. She has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University that she used to support herself while she honed her fiction writing craft. Sharon won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer and was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Sharon Shinn made her debut as a published novelist in 1995 with the novel The Shape-Changer’s Wife. Below is a list of Sharon Shinn’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Elemental Blessings Books

Publication Order of Safe-Keepers Books

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The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Truth-Teller's Tale (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dream-Maker's Magic (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Samaria Books

Publication Order of Shifting Circle Books

The Shape of Desire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Still Life with Shape-shifter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Turning Season (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Twelve Houses Books

Mystic and Rider (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thirteenth House (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Moon Defender (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reader and Raelynx (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fortune and Fate (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Uncommon Echoes Books

Echo in Onyx (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echo in Emerald (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echo in Amethyst (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Shape-Changer's Wife (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wrapt in Crystal (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heart of Gold (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Summers at Castle Auburn (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jenna Starborn (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
General Winston's Daughter (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gateway (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of the Past (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shuddering City (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Shattered Warrior (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Quatrain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels and Other Extraordinary Beings (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Powers of Detection(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen in Winter(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elemental Magic(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never After(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whedonistas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels of Darkness(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantastic Hope(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Game for Knights(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: To Weave a Web of Magic also has stories by Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland and Patricia A. McKillip. The Queen in Winter also includes stories by Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland and Sarah Monette. Elemental Magic also has stories by Carol Berg, Jean Johnson and Rebecca York. Never After also includes stories from Yasmine Galenorn, Laurell K. Hamilton and Marjorie M. Liu. Angels of Darkness also has stories by Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook and Nalini Singh.

If You Like Sharon Shinn Books, You’ll Love…

Sharon Shinn Synopses: Summmers at Castle Auburn is a standalone novel by Sharon Shinn. A woman blessed, or cursed, with a talent for witchcraft returns to Castle Auburn where she spent her childhood in joy – only to find an aura of dread awaiting her.

Jenna Starborn is a standalone title by Sharon Shinn. Jenna Starborn was a child created out of frozen embryonic tissue – unloved and unwanted. Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind – and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself. The novel is set on a planet called Fieldstar, where readers visit a property called Thorrastone – whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate heart.

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