Lindsay Buroker | list of book series in chronological order

I find that I am often searching for a list of an author's published books.  It is usually because I am trying to find their book series in some sort of reading order.  Sometimes they are super easy to find... and sometimes not.  I found myself binging on Lindsay Buroker books this past weekend.  While trying to figure out what book to read I discovered that finding the book series order for her books wasn't easy... at all!  And so I have made my own list.  Hopefully, it will help you as well.

As best as possible I have listed the series in reading order (chronological) not published order.  I have put the publication date beside each book in case you need/want to know.

Any links that you find will take you to my review of the book or to reviews of books in the same genre.


Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / Steampunk

The Encrypted series is set in the same world as The Emperor's Edge series.  The series begins approximately 18 years prior to the books in The Emperor's Edge.

  1. Encrypted, book 1 (December 3, 2013)

  2. Enigma, book 2 (November 5, 2012)

  3. Decrypted, book 3 (February 26, 2013)

  4. Forgotten Ages - a compilation of Encrypted, Enigma, and Decrypted along with bonus extras with the author (June 12, 2015)

The Emperor's Edge

Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / SteampunkSword and Sorcery
Character List (descriptions contain spoilers!)

  1. Shadows of Innocence, prequel (September 2, 2012)

  2. The Emperor's Edge, book 1 (December 22, 2010)

  3. Ice Cracker II: and other stories, book 1.5 (January 13, 2011)

  4. Dark Currents, book 2 (November 11, 2013)

  5. The Assassin's Curse, book 2.5 (January 16, 2012)

  6. Deadly Games, book 3 (November 11, 2013)

  7. Conspiracy, book 4 (April 25, 2012)

  8. Blood and Betrayal, book 5 (September 2, 2012)

  9. Beneath the Surface, book 5.5 (January 8, 2013)

  10. Forged in Blood I, book 6 (May 16, 2013)

  11. Forged in Blood II, book 7 (July 17, 2013)

  12. Solstice Day Gifts, book 7.5 (June 16, 2014)

  13. Republic, book 8 (April 19, 2014)

  14. Diplomats and Fugitives, book 9 (July 30, 2015)

Swords & Salt

Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / SteampunkSword and Sorcery

This series has been combined as a collection titled Chains of Honor: the Prequels.* 

The Swords & Salt tales are set in the same world as The Emperor's Edge and follow after the events in that series.  Swords & Salt feature mostly new characters and takes place across the ocean, in Nuria.  These tales stand alone as individual stories and as prequels for the Chains of Honor series.  

  1. A Question of Honor (December 21, 2013)

  2. Labyrinths of the Heart (December 21, 2013)

  3. Death from Below (December 21, 2013)

Chains of Honor

Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / SteampunkSword and Sorcery

The Chains of Honor series is set in the same world as The Emperor's Edge and follow after the events in that series.  Chains of Honor features mostly new characters and takes place across the ocean, in Nuria.  

  1. Chains of Honor: the Prequels (a compilation of the entire Swords & Salt tales)* (December 21, 2013)

  2. Warrior Mage (April 23, 2015)

  3. Snake Heart (February 23, 2016)

Dragon Blood

Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / SteampunkSword and Sorcery
Character List (descriptions contain spoilers!)

free short stories

  1. The Fowl Proposal: bonus scenes (March 27, 2016) - free content on Buroker's blog

  2. Crazy Canyon: a Dragon Blood short story (July 12, 2017) - free content on Buroker's blog

Heritage of Power

Epic FantasySpeculative Fiction / SteampunkSword and Sorcery

The Heritage of Power series takes places three years after the events of Soulblade and Shattered Past in the Dragon Blood series.

Flash Gold Chronicles

Epic Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Steampunk

  1. Flash Gold, book 1 (April 1, 2011)

  2. Hunted, book 2 (August 12, 2011)

  3. Peacemaker, book 3 (March 2, 2012)

  4. Claimed, book 4 (June 14, 2014)

  5. Liberty, book 5 (April 18, 2016)

Rust & Relics

Action and Adventure / Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. Torrent, book 1 (September 21, 2013)

  2. Destiny Unchosen, book 1.5 (August 13, 2014)

  3. Thorn Fall, book 2 (September 27, 2014)

Agents of the Crown


Fallen Empire

Science Fiction / Space Opera

  1. Remnants - takes place 2-3 years before Star Nomad. Currently, Remnants is only available in the You Are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders anthology.

  2. Last Command, prequel (June 25, 2016) *

  3. Star Nomad, book 1 (May 26, 2016)

  4. Saranth Three, book 1.5 (May 27, 2016) *

  5. Honor's Flight, book 2 (May 27, 2016)

  6. Starfall Station, book 2.5 (May 27, 2016)

  7. Starseers, book 3 (June 1, 2016)

  8. Relic of Sorrows, book 4 (June 23, 2016)

  9. Relic of Sorrows: 2nd Epilogue, book 4.5 (July 27, 2016) *

  10. Cleon Moon, book 5 (July 25, 2016)

  11. Arkadian Skies, book 6 (September 1, 2016)

  12. Perilous Hunt, book 7 (October 18, 2016)

  13. End Game, book 8 (November 27, 2016)

  14. End Game 2nd Epilogue, book 8.5 (2016) *

  15. Cyborg Legacy, book 9 (February 11, 2017)

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Sky Full of Stars series

Science Fiction / Space Opera
Character List (descriptions contain spoilers!)

The Sky Full of Stars series is a Fallen Empire spinoff.  The series begins approximately 10 years after the events in Fallen Empire.

  1. The Rogue Prince, book 1 (April 18, 2017)

  2. Angle of Truth, book 2 (April 18, 2017)

  3. Stolen Legacy, book 3 (May 20, 2017)

Star Kingdom series

Other Works

  1. The Goblin Brothers Adventures (December 8, 2010)

  2. Degrees of Delusion (June 19, 2013)

  3. Wounded (February 1, 2014)


  1. Nine by Night: A Multi-Author Urban Fantasy Bundle of Kickass Heroines, Adventure, & Magic (The V V Inn #3.5) by S.M. Reine, C.J. Ellisson, Lindsay Buroker, Anthea Sharp, Boone Brux, J.C. Andrijeski, Annie Bellet, Jesi Lea Ryan, and Kara Legend (July 31, 2014)

  2. Fantasy 101 - SFF Box Set by Jeffrey M. Poole, Lindsay Buroker, B. Throwsnaill, and Steve Thomas (September 14, 2014)

  3. HEROES Urban Fantasy and Super Powers Bundle #2 by Autumn Kalquist, Ernie Lindsey, Annie Bellet, Nicolas Wilson, Madeline Freeman, S.M. Reine, Michelle Read, Elle Casey, V.M. Black, Lindsay Buroker, A.P. Kensey (October 24, 2014)

  4. EPIC: Fourteen Books of Fantasy (Crown Service #1) by Terah Edun, K.J. Colt, Mande Matthews, Dima Tales, Megg Jensen, Daniel Arenson, Annie Bellet, Lindsay Buroker, Jeff Gunzel, Edward W. Robertson, Brian D. Anderson, C. Greenwood, Anna Zaires, Joseph R. Lallo, and David Adams (December 10, 2014)

  5. Through the Suffering of Others by J.R. Krlsson, Tom Wright, Lindsay Buroker, M. Todd Gallowglas, Patrick J. Loller, Michael Watson, Christian Warren Freed, Kal S. Davian, Bruce Blake, Tony Healey, D. Thourson Palmer, Ken Lim, David Ashura, Tristan Gregory, S.M. White, S.G. Night, and V.M. Jaskiernia (February 20, 2015)

  6. Quest: Eight Novels of Fantasy, Myth, and Magic by Lindsay Buroker and Jeffrey Poole (March 29, 2015)

  7. Through The Suffering of Others: A Fictiongarden Anthology by J.R. Karlsson (forward), Lindsay Buroker, M. Todd Gallowglas, Tony Healey, Bruce Blake, S.G. Night, Davis Ashura, S.M. White, Tristan Gregory, and V.M. Jaskiernia (April 18, 2015)

  8. Legends:Fifteen Tales of Sword and Sorcery (The Warrior Chronicles, book 0.5) by K.J. Colt, Lindsay Buroker, Michael G. Manning, C. Greenwood, Danie Arenson, Megg Jensen, Michael J. Ploof, Morgan Rice, Nick Webb, M.S. Verish, Annie Bellet, K.F. Breene and David Adams (December 20, 2015)

  9. Skyriders: Five Steampunk Novels by Melanie Karsak, Lindsay Buroker, A.W. Exley, Shelley Adina, and Jenny Schwartz

  10. Star Rebels: Stories of Space Exploration, Alien Races, and Adventure (Fallen Empire #2.5 - Starfall Station) by Audrey Faye, C. Gockel, Christine Pope, Anthea Sharp, D.L. Dunbar, Pippa DaCosta, Lindsay Buroker, Patty Jansen, and James R. Wells (June 16, 2016)

  11. Star Heroes: 9 Novels of Space Exploration, Aliens, and Adventure by Lindsay Buroker, M.R. Forbes, Matt Verish, Megg Jensen, C. Gockel, Chris Fox, Glynn Steward, David J. Adams, and Amy J. Murphy (October 1, 2016)

  12. Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set by C.J. Brightley, Francesca Forrest, Lindsay Buroker, Sabrina Chase, Kyra Halland, Angela Holder, Ronald Long, Mike Reeves-McMillan, T.A. Miles, Christina Ochs, Sherwood Smith, and Emily Martha Sorensen (October 18, 2016)

  13. You Are Here: Tales of Cartographic Wonders by N.E. White (editor), Lindsay Buroker, Jason W. LaPier, Charlotte Ashley, Igor Ljubuncic, Andrew Leon Hudson, Daniel Ausema, Wilson Geiger, Kate Coe, Neil James Hudson, Jez Patterson, Adam R. Shannon, P.J. Richards, Alec Hutson, Lee Blevins, Christopher Walker, Robert A. Francis, Josephe A. Lopez, and Lynn Rushlau (November 17, 2016)

  14. Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns: a space opera anthology by Lindsay Buroker, Ann Christy, E.E. Georgi, David Adams, Theresa Kay, Jill Hand, Josi Russell, David Bruns, Michael Ezell, Anne Kelleher (March 30, 2017)

  15. American Demon Hunters: Sacrifice by J. Thorn, Lindsay Buroker, Zach Bohannon, and J. F. Penn (April 14, 2017)

  16. Orphans In the Black: A Space Opera Anthology by Amy J. Murphy, Lindsay Buroker, Chris Fox, Christine Pope, Patty Jansen, Joseph Lallo, Anthea Sharp, C. Gockel, Matt Verish, Chris Reher, Christopher Holliday, J.A. Sutherland, Michelle Diener, Chris Dietzel, David Adams, LJ Cohen, Richard Tongue, Kay McSpadden (June 25, 2017)

  17. Bridge Across the Stars: A Sci-Fi Bridge Original Anthology by Brett C. Bruno, Felix R. Savage, Daniel Arenson, David VanDyke, Will McIntosh, Craig Martelle, Patty Jansen, Lindsay Buroker, Jason Anspach, Ann Christy Pourteau, Steve Beaulieu, Lucas Bale, Maya Kathryn Bohnhoff, David Bruns, and Kevin J. Anderson (forward) (January 14, 2018)

No guarantees on the accuracy of this list... I spent far too much time on it so it should be pretty accurate.
---updated October 4, 2018---