Tanith Lee was a British science fiction, horror and fantasy writer best known for writing the Claidi Journals series, the Unicorn series, the Tales from the Flat Earth series, and many more. In her career, she published 77 novels, 14 collections, four radio plays, and nearly 300 short stories.

Prior to making her career as a writer, Tanith worked as a file clerk, an assistant librarian, a shop assistant, and a waitress. She published her first short story in 1968 and then The Dragon Hoard, her first novel, was published in 1971, but it wasn’t until The Birthgrave was published for mass-market paperback in 1975 that her career really took off. After that, Lee twice won the World Fantasy Award and was awarded the prestigious title of Grand Master of Horror in 2009.

Publication Order of Birthgrave Books

The Birthgrave (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowfire / Vazkor, Son of Vazko (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting the White Witch / Quest for the White Witch (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Novels of Vis Books

The Storm Lord (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anackire (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Serpent (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Four-BEE Books

Don't Bite the Sun (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Biting the Sun (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drinking Sapphire Wine (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tales from the Flat Earth Books

The Lords of Darkness (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night's Master (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Master (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delusion's Master (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delirium's Mistress (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales from the Flat Earth (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night's Sorceries (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Castle of Dark Books

The Castle of Dark (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prince on a White Horse (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Castle, White Horse (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Blood Stone Books

Sabella, or, The Bloodstone (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sabella (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill the Dead (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Silver Metal Lover Books

The Silver Metal Lover (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Metallic Love (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Secret Books of Paradys Books

The Book of the Damned (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Beast (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Dead aka Paradys (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of the Mad (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Unicorn Books

Black Unicorn (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gold Unicorn (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Unicorn (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Blood Opera Books

Dark Dance (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Personal Darkness (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness, I (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Secret Books of Venus Books

Faces Under Water (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Fire (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bed of Earth (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venus Preserved (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Claidi Journals Books

Law of the Wolf Tower aka Wolf Tower (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf Star aka Wolf Star Rise (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Wolves aka Wolf Queen (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Wolves (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf Wing (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Claidi Journals (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Piratica Books

Piratica (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to Parrot Island (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Family Sea (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lionwolf Trilogy Books

Cast a Bright Shadow (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here in Cold Hell (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Flame But Mine (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ghosteria Books

Ghosteria Volume 1 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosteria Volume 2 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Imaginings Books

Last and First Contacts (By:Stephen Baxter) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feast and Famine (By:Adrian Tchaikovsky) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colder Greyer Stones (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Rebor (By:) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeps With Angels (By:) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mementoes (By:Keith Brooke) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Selected Stories of Tanith Lee Books

Tempting the Gods (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting the Shadows (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Voyage of the Basset Books

Islands in the Sky (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raven Queen (By:Terri Windling) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journey to Otherwhere (By:Sherwood Smith) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thor's Hammer (By:Will Shetterly) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dragon Hoard (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Volkhavaar (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East of Midnight (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Electric Forest (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day by Night (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lycanthia (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sung in Shadow (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Days of Grass (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame Two Swords (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Heroine of the World (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood of Roses (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into Gold (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart-Beast (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elephantasm (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eva Fairdeath (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Lights Go Out (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louisa the Poisoner (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reigning Cats and Dogs (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vivia (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods Are Thirsty (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White as Snow (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Suns (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thirtyfour (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
34 (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Women (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of the Day (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
L'Amber (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Human for a Day (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greyglass (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Indigo (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Violets (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ivoria (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cruel Pink (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Different City (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wolf at the Door (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Betrothed (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Castle (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter Players (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indigara (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tanith Lee Colouring Books

Turquoiselle (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Princess Hynchatti and Some Other Surprises (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Companions on the Road (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Companions on the Road and The Winter Players (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cyrion (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gorgon and Other Beastly Tales (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tamastara, or The Indian Nights (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreams of Dark and Light (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Women as Demons (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forests of the Night (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightshades (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sounds and Furies (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disturbed by Her Song (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animate Objects (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Is Just a Starry Night (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantasya (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood 20 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legenda Maris (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing Through the Fire (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redder Than Blood (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tanith By Choice (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weird Tales of Tanith Lee (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venus Burning (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strindberg's Ghost Sonata and Other Uncollected Tales (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Hidden Turnings(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Graven Images(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Moon(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sages & Swords(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Twilight Till Dawn(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danse Macabre(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Obsidian(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Is Not Enough(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Tanith Lee Books, You’ll Love…

The Birthgrave is arguably Lee’s most popular novel. The story sees a mysterious woman waking up in the heart of a volcano. She escapes into an ancient world dominated by genocidal pestilence, fierce beauty, and cultural devastation. She has no memories of who she is or what she was in her previous life. She is then compelled by Karrakaz to search for the mysterious Jade that is the answer to her secret self and that search sends her on a journey of timeless wonder.

Claidi Journals is a teen fantasy series by Lee that starts off with Wolf Tower. The story follows Claidi, a 16-year-old orphan who is forced to serve as a handmaiden. She is meant to serve the royal family in the House and they are rather cruel and oppressive. Claidi doesn’t quite fit here as she is outspoken. She’s also ready for romance which quickly sees her embroiled in a plot to rescue a handsome, intriguing prisoner.

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