Reading Order

Publication Order1

1 Witch World (1963)
2 Web of the Witch World (1964)
3 Year of the Unicorn (1965)
4 Three Against the Witch World (1965)
5 Warlock of the Witch World (1967)
6 Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)

7 The Crystal Gryphon (1972)
8 Spell of the Witch World (1972)

9 The Jargoon Pard (1974)

10 Trey of Swords (1977)

11 Zarsthor's Bane (1978)

12 Lore of the Witch World (1980)

13 Gryphon in Glory (1981)
14 Horn Crown (1981)
15 'Ware Hawk (1983)
16 Gryphon's Eyrie (1984)

17 The Gate of the Cat (1987)
18 Tales of the Witch World (1987)
19 Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)

20 Four from the Witch World (1989)
21 Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990)
22 Storms of Victory (1991)
23 Flight of Vengeance (1992)
24 Songsmith (1992)
25 On Wings of Magic (1994)

26 The Key of the Keplian (1995)
27 The Magestone (1996)
28 The Warding of the Witch World (1996)
29 Ciara's Song (1998)

30 The Duke's Ballad (2005)
31 Silver May Tarnish (2005)

Story Order

The Settling of High Hallack
Horn Crown (1981)

The Fall of Sulcarkeep, The Horning of the Old Race in Karsten & The Defeat of the Kolder
Witch World (1963)
Web of the Witch World (1964)

The Invasion of High Hallack by the Hounds of Alizon & The Great Bargain with the Were-Riders
The Crystal Gryphon (1972)

Gryphon in Glory (1981)

Zarsthor's Bane (1978)

Year of the Unicorn (1965)

Gryphon's Eyrie (1984)

Silver May Tarnish (2005)

The Turning & The Battle for Escore
Three Against the Witch World (1965)
Warlock of the Witch World (1967)
Trey of Swords (1977)
Sorceress of the Witch World (1968)
'Ware Hawk (1983)

The Jargoon Pard (1974)

Ciara's Song (1998)
The Gate of the Cat (1987)
The Duke's Ballad (2005)

Tales of the Witch World (1987)
Tales of the Witch World 2 (1988)
GURPS Witch World (1989)
Four from the Witch World (1989)
Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990)

Witch World: The Turning trilogy
Storms of Victory (1991)
Flight of Vengeance (1992)
On Wings of Magic (1994)

Songsmith (1992)

The Secrets of the Witch World trilogy
The Key of the Keplian (1995)
The Magestone (1996)
The Warding of the Witch World (1996)

Expanded World Story Order

The Arrival of the Sulcar
S'Olcarias's Sons (Legendary oral tradition of origin of the Sulcar, Krogan appear)

The Turning (Estcarp/Escore)
Futures Yet Unseen (ends with the Turning of the mountains between Estcarp & Escore)

The Settling of the Dales of High Hallack
Horn Crown (people from High Hallack arrive in the Dales)
Peacock Eyes (Origin of Neevor & Volt, set in High Hallack)
Plumduff Potato-Eye (When Herrel or Kethan was a child, set in Arvon)
Bloodspell (Were-Riders banished from Arvon, Neevor & Ibycus appear as 2 different people)
The Judgement of Neave (A Daleswoman becomes Neave's Votary in Arvon only a few generations after arriving in the Dales)
Gunnora's Gift (Could go anytime, set in High Hallack)

Rite of Failure (Were-Rider shaman's apprentice fails his rite of passage sometime after Bloodspell, set in The Waste)
One Spell Wizard (Becomes a tale/song by the time of Songsmith, set in High Hallack)
The Sentinel at the Edge of the World (Sometime before Simon Tregarth arrives, set in Estcarp & Escore)
Tall Dames Go Walking (Set on Earth, origin of Jorge Petronius, Witches from Estcarp)

Dream Smith (Sometime before the invasion of High Hallack)
Fortune's Children (Sometime before the invasion of High Hallack. This may be one of the attacks from the Waste mentioned in Dream Smith)
Of the Shaping of Ulm's Heir/Heir Apparent (Kerovan's birth, set in High Hallack)
Rampion (Ends just after Kolder invade Gorm, set in High Hallack)

The Horning/The Invasion of High Hallack
Witch World (Simon enters Witch World, Fall of Sulcarkeep, the Horning, the re-taking of Gorm from the Kolder)
Neither Rest nor Refuge (The Horning in Karsten)
Web of the Witch World (Death of Yvian, destruction of the Kolder Gate)
Sea Serpents of Domnudale (Ends in Year of the Moss Wife, set in High Hallack)
The Crystal Gryphon (The Hounds of Alizon invade High Hallack 2 years after the fall of Sulcarkeep)
A Question of Magic (The Invasion of High Hallack just begun)
Stormbirds (Probably takes place in Year of the Leopard in High Hallack)
Wolfhead (During the Invasion after alliance of northern lords probably during the Year of the Leopard)
Fenneca (Sometime during the Invasion)
Dragon Scale Silver (The invasion of High Hallack)
Of Ancient Swords and Evil Mists (Sulcar raiding Alizon, probably sometime during the Invasion of High Hallack)
Night Hound's Moon (GURPS timeline placement)
Gryphon in Glory (The Were-Riders join the war in the Year of the Gryphon)
Were-Wrath (Thra fleeing invasion, destruction of her keep, set in The Waste in the forest of the Were-Riders?)
Green in High Hallack (Set a year after the Hounds pass through their Dale, after the turning point of the Invasion?)

After the Invasion in High Hallack
Zarsthor's Bane (Just after Hounds defeated, late summer Year of the Hornet)
Whispering Cane (Shortly after the Hounds defeated, Year of the Hornet)
Sword of Unbelief (Late autumn of Year of the Hornet)
The Toads of Grimmerdale (Early winter of Year of the Hornet)
Year of the Unicorn (End of Year of the Hornet & beginning of the Year of the Unicorn)
Changeling (After Toads of Grimmerdale, spring of the Year of the Unicorn)
Gryphon's Eyrie (Spring/summer of the Year of the Unicorn)
Amber out of Quayth (From late summer to Midwinter of the Year of the Unicorn)
Legacy from Sorn Fen (After Hounds defeated)
Silver May Tarnish (During Invasion & after Hounds defeated)
The Sword Seller (4 years after Amber out of Quayth)
Ully the Piper (After Hounds defeated)
Nine Words in Winter (After Hounds defeated, around time of Ully the Piper)

The White Road (Sometime after Hounds defeated)
The Road of Dreams and Death (Sometime after Hounds defeated and Amber Out of Quayth)
The Salt Garden (10 years after home destroyed during Invasion)
Candletrap (18 years after Year of the Crowned Swan)
Knowledge (Lormt before the Turning)

The Turning (Estcarp/Karsten) [24 years after The Horning]
Three Against the Witch World (The Turning and the opening of Escore)
Old Toad (Witch protects a Gate from the Turning in the border mountains near Escore)
An Account of the Turning (The witches council at the moment of the Turning)
Trey of Swords (Ends in chapter 6 of Warlock in Escore)
Warlock of the Witch World (Light vs Dark in Escore)
The Stones of Sharnon (Probably shortly after Old Race from Karsten resettle Escore)
Sorceress of the Witch World (Light vs Dark, return of Simon & Jaelithe, Hilarion)
'Ware Hawk (Probably during Sorceress, set in Karsten & Escore)
The Scent of Magic (Probably during Sorceress, in Escore)

The Jargoon Pard (After the Turning, set in Arvon)
Voice of Memory (17 years after Year of the Hornet)
Were-Flight (18 years after Year of the Fire Drake, set in High Hallack & The Waste)
Were-Hunter (Roughly 20 years after Year of the Unicorn, in High Hallack)
To Rebuild the Eyrie (After the destruction of the Eyrie in the Turning, in Estcarp)
Oath-Bound (Falconer knows of Escore, no new Eyrie mentioned)
Falcon's Chick (The Turning-after the Turning, in Estcarp, before Falcon Blood)
Milk from a Maiden's Breast (Three years since Tregarth triplets entered Escore)
Ciara's Song (Ends sometime after the Turning in Karsten)

The Gate of the Cat (After 'Ware Hawk, the cleansing of Escore)
The Duke's Ballad (Begins three years after Ciara's Song, events of Gate mentioned taking place during this, in Karsten)

Isle of Illusion (Anytime after Amber Out of Quayth, near Arvon)
Through the Moon Gate (Could go anytime, in High Hallack)
The Circle of Sleep (around the same time as Stillborn Heritage or Voice of Memory, in The Waste)
Strait of Storms (sometime after Gate of the Cat, in Escore)
The Hunting of Lord Etsalian's Daughter (at least 6 years after the Turning, in Estcarp)

The Stillborn Heritage (around the same time as Falcon Magic, in High Hallack)
Falcon Blood (after the destruction of the Eyrie in the Turning, Salzarat the former home of the Falconers rediscovered, curse of Jonkara broken)

Witch World: The Turning trilogy
Storms of Victory (after Sorceress)
Flight of Vengeance (probably around the same time as Falcon Blood)
On Wings of Magic (after Falcon's Chick/6 years after To Rebuild the Eyrie, around the same time as Stilborn Heritage)

La Verdad: The Magic Sword (Anytime after Changeling and We, the Women, probably before Warding, in High Hallack)
Darkness Over Mirhold (probably after Port of Dead Ships, before Warding)
Falcon Law (after Falcon Blood and Falcon Hope, in the border mountains between Estcarp & Karsten)
Spider Silk (8 years after the Turning, in Estcarp)
Sand Sister (Tursla & Simond shortly before the Warding, in Tor Marsh)
Songsmith (Alon & Eydryth shortly before the Warding, in Escore & Arvon)
The Way Wind (Anytime, if in Witch World, published same year as The Key of the Keplian)

The Secrets of the Witch World trilogy
The Key of the Keplian (set in Escore)
The Magestone (set mostly in Alizon)
The Warding of the Witch World

Dream Pirates' Jewel (long after Invasion, possibly around Warding, in High Hallack)
The Root of All Evil (anytime after Gate of the Cat, in Escore)
Earthborne (after the Warding in Estcarp)

Heroes (17 years after Old Race from Karsten resettle Escore)
The Weavers (Anytime after Gate of the Cat, in Escore)
Godron's Daughter (17 years after Stones of Sharnon, in Estcarp)
Cat and the Other (around the time of Heartspell? in Estcarp)
Yellow Eyes (new lands introduced, after Cat and the Other)
Shado (some years after Cat and Other)
Heartspell (30 years after the Turning in Estcarp)
Gate of the Kittens (Simon Tregarth's grandson in Escore)

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