Marie Brennan

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This article is about the author Marie Brennan. For the singer sometimes known as Maire Brennan, see Moya Brennan.
Marie Brennan
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 2004–
Genre Fantasy, Non-fiction

Marie Brennan is the pseudonym of Bryn Neuenschwander, an American fantasy author. Her works include the Doppelganger duology (Doppelganger and its sequel Warrior and Witch, respectively retitled Warrior and Witch on later printings); the Onyx Court series; and numerous short stories. The first of the Onyx Court novels, Midnight Never Come, published on 1 May 2008 in the United Kingdom, and 1 June 2008 in the United States, received a four star-review from SFX Magazine.[1]

As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Neuenschwander served as co-chair of the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association. After graduating from Harvard, she pursued graduate studies at Indiana University, studying folklore and anthropology; in 2008 she left graduate school without completing her PhD,[2] in order to pursue writing full-time.



  • Doppelganger (2006) (reissued as Warrior in 2008)
  • Warrior and Witch (2006) (reissued as Witch in 2008)

Onyx Court[edit]

  1. Midnight Never Come (2008)
  2. In Ashes Lie (2009)
  3. A Star Shall Fall (2010)
  4. With Fate Conspire (2011)

Lady Trent[edit]

  1. A Natural History of Dragons (2013)
  2. The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent (2014)
  3. Voyage of the Basilisk (2015)
  4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes (2016)

Short Stories[edit]

  1. White Shadow (2004)
  2. The Princess and the . . . (2005)
  3. Silence, Before the Horn (2005)
  4. Shadows' Bride (2005)
  5. The Twa Corbies (2005)
  6. For the Fairest (2005)
  7. Sing for Me (2006)
  8. The Wood, the Bridge, the House (2006)
  9. Such as Dreams Are Made Of (2006)
  10. Execution Morning (Glorifying Terrorism, 2007)
  11. A Thousand Souls (2007)
  12. But Who Shall Lead the Dance? (2007)
  13. Selection (2007)
  14. Nine Sketches, in Charcoal and Blood (2007)
  15. Lost Soul (2008)
  16. Kiss of Life (2008)
  17. A Heretic by Degrees (2008)
  18. Never After: Twelve Tales
  19. Beggar's Blessing
  20. The Deaths of Christopher Marlowe
  21. A Mask of Flesh
  22. Once a Goddess
  23. The Gospel of Nachash


  1. Mesoamerican Calendars (2004)
  2. The Logic of Sacrifice (2004)
  3. Bull-Leaping in Bronze Age Crete (2005)
  4. Ireland's Ancient Code (2005)
  5. That Fairy-Tale Feel: A Folkloric Approach to Meredith Ann Pierce's The Darkangel (2006)


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