Juliet E. McKenna

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Juliet Souch
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Juliet E. McKenna at the IstraKon convention in Croatia (2007)
Born 1965
Lincolnshire, England
Pen name Juliet E. McKenna
Occupation Author
Nationality English
Period 1999–
Genre Fantasy

Juliet E. McKenna (born 1965) is a British fantasy author.

McKenna was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and studied Greek and Roman history and literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford.[1] She now lives in West Oxfordshire with her husband, Steve Souch, and sons.

McKenna has written three series of novels, The Tales of Einarinn, The Aldabreshin Compass and The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution, as well as many short stories and articles. She is currently working on a new series, The Hadrumal Crisis.

She regularly attends fantasy conventions, gives talks, and teaches creative writing courses.[2] She is also one of the authors, along with others such as Sarah Ash and Mark Chadbourn, behind The Write Fantastic, which is an initiative by a group of fantasy authors to promote the fantasy genre, and to display the scope of current fantasy writing.



The Tales of Einarinn[edit]

  1. The Thief's Gamble (1999)
  2. The Swordsman's Oath (1999)
  3. The Gambler's Fortune (2000)
  4. The Warrior's Bond (2001)
  5. The Assassin's Edge (2002)

The Aldabreshin Compass[edit]

  1. Southern Fire (2003)
  2. Northern Storm (2004)
  3. Western Shore (2005)
  4. Eastern Tide (2006)

The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution[edit]

  1. Irons in the Fire (2009)
  2. Blood in the Water (2010)
  3. Banners in the Wind (2010)

The Hadrumal Crisis[edit]

  1. Dangerous Waters (2011)
  2. Darkening Skies (2012)
  3. Defiant Peaks (2012)

Other fiction[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  1. Losing Track of Time (2003) (a Big Finish Short Trips story)
  2. Urban Renewal (2006)
  3. Identify Theft (2006)
  4. Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (2006)
  5. The Wizard’s Coming (2007) (in The Solaris Book of New Fantasy)
  6. Walking Shadows (2008)
  7. Noble Deceit (2008)
  8. Is This My Last Testament? (2008)
  9. Patience: A Womanly Virtue (2009)
  10. Reflections (2010)
  11. Fear Itself (2010)
  12. The Grand Tour (2010)
  13. An Unforeseen Legacy (2010)
  14. The Wisdom of the Ages (2011) (in Voices From The Past)
  15. She-who-thinks-for-herself (2012) (in Resurrection Engines: 15 Extraordinary Tales of Scientific Romance)

Short fiction featuring characters from The Tales of Einarinn[edit]

  1. The Tormalin Necklace (2001)
  2. The Wedding Gift (2003) (illustrated: available for ordering on author's website)
  3. Turns and Chances (2004) (novella)
  4. Win Some, Lose Some (2005)
  5. A Spark in the Darkness (2006)
  6. A Few Further Tales of Einnarin (2012) (electronic publication collecting "The Wedding Gift", "Win Some, Lose Some", "A Spark in the Darkness", "Absent Friends", "Why the Pied Crow Always Sounds Disappointed" [which had originally been published as The Tormalin Necklace] and the illustrations from "The Wedding Gift")

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