Welcome to the World of The Fey

Sweeping, intricate, and powerfully written, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Fey series launches a thrilling saga of the quest for power fought over generations and solidifies Rusch’s place as the greatest storyteller of our time.

A very good, very large fantasy…nicely done and with a particularly satisfying and unexpected resolution.

—Science Fiction Chronicle

Read the Series (in order)

The Original Books of The Fey

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The Sacrifice: Book One of The Fey

Sweeping, intricate, and powerfully written, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Sacrifice launches a thrilling saga of the quest for power fought over generations.

When the most powerful ruling family in the world attempts to conquer a tiny, seemingly helpless island kingdom, they meet forces they never knew existed, and face an epic battle that changes everything. With a richly imagined world full of diverse and compelling characters, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s brilliant storytelling illuminates the timeless power struggle between politics, religion, and family that continues to resonate in the all-too-real world of today.

From its beautifully crafted opening to its powerfully surprising conclusion, this spellbinding masterpiece takes fantasy to soaring new heights and solidifies Rusch’s place as the greatest storyteller of our time.

The Changeling: Book Two of The Fey

Surprising, shocking, and powerfully written, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Changeling continues the thrilling saga of the quest for power fought over generations.

The hard-won peace on Blue Isle rests on an uneasy truce. But a stunning series of betrayals shatter not only that truce, but also any hope for the peaceful coexistence of the warrior Fey and the people of Blue Isle. In a pulse-pounding tour de force, where it becomes impossible to tell hero from villain, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s brilliant storytelling questions not only the balance of power, but the very nature of power itself. 

From a surprising opening salvo to a twist so powerful the rest of the series hinges on that one moment, this stunning masterpiece of shocking betrayal and heartbreaking loss furthers Rusch’s mastery as the greatest storyteller of our time.

The Rival: Book Three of The Fey

The Resistance: Book Four of The Fey

Victory: Book Five of The Fey

The Black Throne

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The Black Queen: Book One of The Black Throne

The Black King: Book Two of The Black Throne

The Qavnerian Protectorate

The Reflection on Mount Vitaki: Prequel to the Qavnerian Protectorate

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The Kirilli Matter: The First Book of the Qavnerian Protectorate

Gripping, imaginative, and a tour-de-force of thrilling storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Kirilli Matter launches her acclaimed Fey series into exciting new territory.

When the investigation of a brutal murder scene points to terrifying suspects, Augusta Kirilli must find a way to protect her family’s secrets—secrets so long buried, she must discover their meaning or risk her own destruction. Set in the world of The Fey and masterfully blending fantasy and steampunk elements, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Qavnerian Protectorate saga adds rich new dimension to this powerfully written series.

From its shocking opening to the deepening mystery at its conclusion, this groundbreaking novel takes epic fantasy in a whole new direction and proves Rusch’s place as the greatest storyteller of our time.

Publishing February 21, 2023

More Reading about The Fey

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Lessons from the Writing of The Fey

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, bestselling and award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch tells the riveting story behind the creation of her epic fantasy series The Fey.

Rusch speaks frankly about the mistakes she made, the bad advice she took, the problems in curation of the books themselves, and the unequal treatment she received from the publishing company that originally purchased the series in the 1990s.

As Rusch now looks forward to writing new books in the world of The Fey, she reflects on those hard-learned lessons and offers spellbinding insights into book publishing’s recent past as well as keen insight into the future for aspiring writers.

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Destiny: A Story of The Fey

Written as a prequel to the original books of The Fey, “Destiny” follows the Shapeshifter Solanda on Nye. The story is available in ebook and trade paperback in the anthology Fiction River Presents: Darker Realms.