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The Fey Series

The Fey Series

The first book in the Place of Power Series (the Fey) is in the works. No publication date set yet.

These books in the Fey series are available as paperbacks and e-books. You can find them in every bookstore site or through your favorite bookstore.

The Fey: Sacrifice (Book One)
The Fey: Changeling (Book Two)
The Fey: Rival (Book Three)
The Fey: Resistance (Book Four)
The Fey: Victory (Book Five)
The Black Queen (Book Six)
The Black King (Book Seven)

Audible.com has reissued the Fey series in audio book editions.  You can find the audio books here:

The Fey: Sacrifice (Book One)
The Fey: Changeling (Book Two)
The Fey: Rival (Book Three)
The Fey: Resistance (Book Four)
The Fey: Victory (Book Five)
The Black Queen (Book Six)
The Black King (Book Seven)

And to whet your appetite, WMG has published the only Fey short story (so far) in an electronic edition.

“Destiny” is a prequel to the entire series, featuring Solanda the Shapeshifter.  You can find the story in e-book format on Kindle, Nook, and other ebook sites. “Destiny” is also available in trade paper, which you can order from any bookstore.

90 Comments

  1. July 18, 2015    

    After having re-read the entire series for the fifth time this summer, I’m still just as much in love with it as I had been when I first came across The Changeling back in my high school library fourteen years ago.

    After this particular read-through, it occurred to me that there may be more books that I didn’t know about and then found this page after a quick google search. I see it’s been posted a few years ago, though — is the Place of Power series still in the works? (Please say yes!)

    • July 18, 2015    

      It is still in the works, Courtney. I just have to get to it. Thanks for the very kind words.

  2. Dustin Dustin
    April 28, 2014    

    Love the series,i have been reading them for years now. Cant wait for the places of power! I understand that it has been in the works for years but im sure that whenever they come out it will be worth every moment of the wait! You truly are a gifted and talented writer. Cheers

  3. Tristan Tristan
    April 21, 2014    

    I’ve been devouring this series and enjoying it a lot! I love the characters, the non-conventional fantasy setting, and the plot. The evolution of events always feels very natural and coherent with the personalities involved, yet is very difficult to foresee. I like that it’s not sensationalist: the major event of the fifth book was sort of anticlimatic, yet it didn’t feel disappointing since the way it happened just made sense.
    I’ve been surprised to find that this series is pretty obscure on Goodreads (I got into it via the StoryBundle). It might now be among my favorite series, with the Emperor’s Edge and the Death’s Gate Cycle. I’m looking forward to read more from you.

    • April 21, 2014    

      Thanks so much, Tristan. I’ll be doing more in the series in a year or two. Keep an eye on this space. (I’m so glad the Storybundle enticed you to read the series!)

  4. Danielle Danielle
    February 24, 2014    

    Oh. My. God. My high school library had a few of these books, and I loved them. Definitely going to grab these when I have the chance. Thanks!

  5. Tiffani Westphal Tiffani Westphal
    November 26, 2013    

    Any news on when the new Fey book will be out. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to the next series. I hope it’s going well. Thanks for writing more Fey!

  6. reverie reverie
    November 26, 2013    

    I just wanted to say thank you for writing this wonderful series. I just started book three today, and I am torn between wanting to devour the whole series as quickly as possible so I can see what happens (because I am so curious), and wanting to slow down and savor them so that I don’t run out of books too soon (because I know I will be sad when there’s no more left since I’ve read them all).

  7. ren ren
    October 15, 2013    

    i supeer love the story the way the you write and how imaginative you are, though i only read the second book which i bought in a booksale…
    so sad though i cant find the other books here in our bookstore…
    thanks to ebook i can now read the other series of the fey!!!
    THANKYOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!

    • October 15, 2013    

      Thanks, ren. The trade paper editions of all the books are available. You can ask your bookstore to order them if you prefer paper. Otherwise, they’re also available in ebook (as you noticed) and audio too. Thanks for the kind words!!!!!

  8. Aleida Aleida
    July 16, 2013    

    Thank you so much for your books. I thoroughly enjoyed the Retrieval Artist series and your writing there gave me the courage to have another go at reading Fantasy. I’m glad I did. I love the Fey series. In fact, I’ve been kidnapped by them. I’m only halfway through — it could be some time before my friends see me again… LOL
    I was wondering if you have a map of Blue Isle? I found when I was reading Game of Thrones that the map of Westeros (an app on my iphone) was really helpful to keep track of where the characters are and get a sense of distances etc. If you do have a map, could you please load it onto this website?
    Thanks again for being such a prolific writer. I’m enjoying your work very much.

    –Aleida

    • July 16, 2013    

      No map yet, but it’s in the works. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the books, Aleida. That means a great deal.

      • Nic Nic
        October 18, 2013    

        Hooray for a Map in the Works. I’ve been waiting for one since 1996!

  9. Melissa Melissa
    July 8, 2013    

    I’m confused… above, in your notes, it says that the Black King will be available in 2012 in paperback, yet I’m holding in my hand (which I’ve finished) a paperback copy printed in 2000.
    I was just wondering if there is a plan for another after it? I’m curious about Lyndred and Con…

    • July 8, 2013    

      When I wrote that, Melissa, the Black King had been out of print for more than a decade. It’s back in print now, and will be in paper again a little later than planned–in the fall.

      And yes, there are plans for more. Just no publication date yet. Thanks for asking!

  10. Tim Tim
    June 13, 2013    

    2014 is a long way away(whine)

    • June 13, 2013    

      I know. But I have to review, reread, and then write the book. I wish I could download the story from my brain to yours right now, but sadly, that’s not possible yet. :-)

      • Tim Mills Tim Mills
        June 17, 2013    

        I wish… sigh.

        Not just to butter you up, but this is my favorite series, hands down.
        I have read them about 5 or six times now, every time a new one comes out and as soon as they were available for download.
        I love that is see new things with each read and still somehow get surprised. Sometimes I still hope to go in a different direction (book two!) but i am along for the ride.
        Phaedra told me a long time ago it was based on the 100 years war. I still need to bone up my history for that one.

  11. Melanie Ihmels Melanie Ihmels
    April 12, 2013    

    Hello Ms. Rusch,

    Wanted to let you know about the best $1.25 I ever spent. I found the first 5 books of this series at the bottom of a ‘Whatever’ basket in a used bookstore. Was thrilled to find a complete series all in one place and at a quarter a piece I could not say no. Then I read them…wow!! The series has pulled me in completely and am not ashamed to say you got tears and angry ranting out of me. Then I found the last 2 books at another used store and grabbed them up. Was just as mesmerized! Personal opinion here but what happened to Rugad was just too good for him!! By the time I was finished the Black King was already writing the next book in my head…a book written from the perspective of the culture where the third place of power is and how the worlds collide in many accidental, criminal , and mystical ways. I Know, I know…is your story, but sometimes a fantasy writer just can’t resist playing!

    Anyway, I love your writing and was thrilled to look you up today (finished Black King a few hours ago) and see you are releasing a new book. Thank you…like you did it just for me….lolol! Looking forward to many more words,

    A fellow fantasy writer,

    Melanie

    • April 12, 2013    

      Thank you, Melanie. I’m so glad you like the series. I even know where you got mad. :-) (I did too, btw.) Yep, the next one is taking a bit more work than expected–a 10 year hiatus in writing something is a bit much–but I’m getting there. I appreciate the kind words.

      • Melanie Ihmels Melanie Ihmels
        April 12, 2013    

        Ms. Rusch,

        Do your characters do the same as mine and decide to do things completely different from what you thought they were going to do?? And then new ones popping up wherever they please. I suddenly have a ancient God of the North appearing in the middle of my book. Did not know he was there at all than bam! surprise! I get the sense your stories like to surprise you as much as mine surprise me.

        As to time…understand. Between job, school, family and church I am lucky to get any writing in some days!

        Melanie

  12. Bill Card Bill Card
    February 12, 2013    

    Kris,

    I’m detecting that the only way to get the Fey series is as Kindle downloads. Please tell me that’s not true. I’m an old-time reader and I work all day long on computers so I look forward to sitting in my rocker by the fireplace and reading while actually holding a book and leaving the computer for tomorrow’s workday. Please tell me that I can get the series other than on Kindle. Please. Pretty please. With sugar on it?

  13. Quenten Walker Quenten Walker
    December 16, 2012    

    I loved the Fey and Black Throne series. But the Black King just didn’t finish the series – surely there is at least one more book in this series. Will a sequel to Black King be writen . From an ever hopeful fan.

    • December 16, 2012    

      Actually, Quenten, there are several more. I just have to move them from my head to the page. I didn’t write them for a long time because no publisher wanted the middle of a series, after Bantam decided it no longer wanted fantasy from me. Now I have a publisher; I just need a stretch to refamiliarize myself with the details and to get going. Thanks for the great letter.

      • Christine Row Christine Row
        January 6, 2013    

        The Fey series inspired me to become a writer. I loved its complexity and paid a whopping $40 for Resistance in paperback because I just couldn’t bear not knowing what happened next.

        I also loved The Black Throne series, but felt that it ended abruptly, with a lot of loose ends dangling. I suspected that perhaps your publisher decided to cancel that series part-way in, because the ending to The Black King seemed rushed compared to the Fey series.

        I’m delighted to hear that there are more coming! Now I have an excuse to re-read everything in anticipation. Do you think there will be three more books in the Black Throne series? I’m thrilled that everything is coming out as ebooks also, since my copies are worn and well-read by now.

        Thanks for taking up this fantastic series again!

        ~ A grateful and inspired fan

        • January 6, 2013    

          Thank you for this marvelous letter, Christine. You caught me: I crammed everything into the Black King that I could when the publisher declined the third book in that series. So I’ll be going over everything, then working on what I’m tentatively calling the Place of Power series. I need to review the details myself before I get too deep. There are many more books, including a planned YA–if I can just get to them! I appreciate the letter.

  14. Emer in Ireland Emer in Ireland
    December 3, 2012    

    I love the fey books after finding the first 2 in a 2nd hand book store in Ireland, then I had to order the rest online! They are just fantastic, will there be more coming out in the Black Queen/ Kind series?

    • December 3, 2012    

      Thank you, Emer! Yes, there will be more, in 2014, probably. I’m slow getting back up to speed on the series, and then there is the publishing time through WMG. As I start, though, there will probably be some short stories as I do extra world building. So about this time next year, watch for new material.

  15. Tim Tim
    November 21, 2012    

    OMG! I am very excited. I just purchased the Black King through Smashwords. Guess what I will be reading tonight.

    • November 21, 2012    

      Wow, Tim, you’re fast. I think it was up for…what? an hour? :-) Thanks.

      • Tim Tim
        November 22, 2012    

        This is my all time favourite series. I have all 7 books in paperback and read them twice. This is my third read, but on my Kobo eReader. I am a little embarrassed to say, but I have been checking Smashwords for The Black King every day since I finished reading The Black Queen!

        Happy (US) Thanksgiving!

  16. Michael Michael
    November 14, 2012    

    Hi, I just wanted to express my continued love of the Fey series. I first got them many years ago when the UK only published up to book three (got all 5 from the US shipped at the time thanks to the e-mail you sent back then).

    I am really excited to learn you are hoping to start a new series (Place of Power) as I often Google to see if anything new in the Fey series is upcoming.

    Good luck with the writing!

    • November 14, 2012    

      Thanks, Michael. I’m working on it. Lots of catching up to do for me as well as the readers. I appreciate the continued interest.

  17. Sarah Sarah
    November 10, 2012    

    Hello! I would like to thank you soo much for your fey books! I am such a fan of them that I got my mother to read them years ago and now I am getting my husband to read them as well. When I read that you were expanding on the fey series, I just couldn’t contain myself!

    Right now I am re-reading the series and enjoying every moment of them as I did when I first read them! Thank you soo much!! I’m going to tell my mother that you are continuing the fey series.

    • November 10, 2012    

      Thank you, Sarah. I’m so happy that you’re re-reading the books and enjoying them. You’re inspiring me to work faster! Thank you!

  18. Lisa Bédard Lisa Bédard
    October 5, 2012    

    Hi, I really loved the series, but as a FRENCH canadian fan, I have a very frustratng problem :
    Did you know that “The Fey: Victory” has never been published in french? I read the firsts books 6 year ago, and I’m still beeing thinking about it : I want to read THE END!
    Do you know any way to get a french version of this book published ? I want read again and I want to by all the book. May be Bragelone can translate the last book

    However, thank you very mutch for this extraordinary story. And please dont forget your frenchs fans.

    • October 5, 2012    

      Oh, I haven’t forgotten, Lisa. I’m as frustrated as you are that Victory wasn’t published in French. I’m hoping to get French translations of the books within the next five years. Unfortunately, I have to find someone to do all the work again, because I can’t get the translations out of the former publisher (and I have to pay that translator again as well). It’s less expensive to do new. Which I will do. It just takes time.

      I spoke to Bragelonne, btw, and several other French publishers and they won’t take on the series primarily for the cost of the earlier books from the previous publisher, and they won’t do it without the earlier books. [sigh]

  19. Tiffani Tiffani
    September 27, 2012    

    Can’t tell you how happy I am that you are writing more Fey books. I look forward to the Place of Power Series very much. Thank you so much for The Fey. I picked up the series when I was 14 and even though I have read a ton of other books since then, the Fey Series has remain my favorite to this very day.

    P.S. – Is there even a small possibility of seeing Nicholas again in the Place of Power Series? I always hoped that maybe he was still alive.

    • September 28, 2012    

      Thanks, Tiffani. :-) That means a lot to me.

      I can’t answer yet on the Place of Power series, since so much of the plotting goes out the window as I write. But rest assured that even I will be surprised by the twists, and you will too. :-)

  20. Renaud Renaud
    July 26, 2012    

    I’m looking for your books (“Les Fey” in French) in Belgium for years. I have the first 4 volumes and then impossible to find the others! You may be the first author whose books I read in the original language. And then, I will read Terry Pratchett to perfect my english. 😀
    J’ai adoré vos livres et ce sera un plaisir que de les relire dès que je trouverai les volumes manquants.

    • July 26, 2012    

      I’m so glad you like the books, Renaud. They should be available in English in on any e-reader. You’ll probably have the best luck through the iBookstore or Kindle. You can also go to Smashwords.com and download directly from there for reading on your computer. The paper books are coming out soon–in English, I’m afraid. I’m hoping for translations in the next five years or so, but that won’t help you right now.

      J’espère que vous pouvez trouver des livres aussi. Merci.

  21. Susanne Moers Susanne Moers
    June 15, 2012    

    Hi,

    I know this question has been asked multiple times: When will the Black Queen/Black King Books come out on Kindle? I think you said June in a previous response but so far, nothing :(
    I am sure that I am not alone in hopes that they will come out soon! Take care and all the best Susanne

    • June 15, 2012    

      I was told June by WMG. I checked just now, and they confirmed that around the end of the month. So look again after the 4th of July. Sorry it’s taking so long.

      • Rose L. Rose L.
        September 5, 2012    

        Hello,

        I found The Black Queen (loved it!) but I can’t seem to find The Black King (ebook) anywhere. Has it been released yet?
        I’m anxious to continue reading this series

        Thanks.

        • September 5, 2012    

          Not for another month or so, Rose. Soon, though! Glad you liked the Black Queen.

          • Rose L. Rose L.
            September 5, 2012    

            Thanks very much.
            I’m so looking forward to it.

  22. June 4, 2012    

    I love the Fey so much. I started reading it when I was 15 in 2001 and it’s been such a favorite; surely it outranks the Wheel of Time and A Song of Ice and Fire as far as I’m concerned.
    Anyway, as 11/11 has come and gone, and I cannot find any information about the “Place of Power” series, I wonder if you might give us an update?

    • June 5, 2012    

      Thanks so much, Johan. I got very far behind on my own writing schedule when a friend died and left us his estate. I do need to update on everything. Rest assured there will be a Place of Power series. I’m not going to announce a date for fear of disappointing again, but as I start up I’ll blog about it here. I appreciate the kind words.

  23. May 25, 2012    

    Hey
    Thanks for getting back to me, yes I have read the Black Throne books and love them too. I’ll download the smash words book, thanks, I look forward to reading it.
    Thank you

    • May 25, 2012    

      Great, Nic. I’ll post here as new Fey stuff becomes available. And it will, given time. :-)

  24. May 24, 2012    

    Hey,
    I bought a copy of Resistance from you via ebay a few years back and we spoke via email, But in just trying to find some of The Fey quotes I just saw that there is Destiny. But I can’t find it anywhere in actual book form rather than Kindle version, do you know of it anywhere. I am in the UK so I have to add extra shipping to the cost.
    The Fey is my absolute favourite books ever. I tell everyone about them.

    • May 24, 2012    

      Thank you for recommending the Fey, Nic. I’m so glad you like the series. I trust you’ve read the two Black Throne books…?

      Destiny is a short story. So right now, it’s ebook only. You can read it on your computer as well. You can download it from Smashwords.com in a format to easily read on computer (even in the UK).

  25. Rich Brameld Rich Brameld
    March 28, 2012    

    Thanks Kris – I still have my well worn paperback copies of both the Black King and Black Queen, which I have been waiting to re-read as soon as I had books 4 and 5 to start the entire series again :)

    • March 28, 2012    

      Wonderful, Rich. More on the way…at some point…:-)

  26. March 27, 2012    

    I bought the series when it was first published then lent the books to a friend who disappeared with them! I have tried for years to get hold of books 4 and 5 but could never get hold of them. I’ve been checking weekly as soon as i bought a kindle and was delighted to find them yesterday.
    News about the new series next year has also made my day! Thank you for an amazing series.

    • March 27, 2012    

      Thanks, Rich. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the series. Also, there are two more books–the Black King and the Black Queen–that will be available as e-books first, by June. They’re next, before the PoP series.

  27. Tony Cascella Tony Cascella
    March 9, 2012    

    Any more information on when The Place of Power series will be available?

    Also will it be available on audio through Audible? I listened to all the Fey Series on Audible and it was great to listen. Then I had to purchase the Black King & Queen Series in paperback. It was ok but I had to order them fro Amazon and then read them. I much prefer to listen to them on audible.

    Thank you for a wonderful series with some great characters and story lines. Waiting for the next Place of Power to take me away.

    • March 9, 2012    

      Thanks, Tony. The Place of Power series won’t be for another year or so. I lost several months to my friend’s death and handling his estate. I need to write a version of the first PoP book that I’m happy with. But rest assured, it’s coming! And yes, it’ll be in audio. We’re trying to figure out the best way to get the books to audio, whether that will be through Audible or somewhere else. But we’ll have that settled by the time the new PoP book comes out.

  28. Jes Jes
    February 21, 2012    

    Hey its me again lol. I was wondering if the black queen and black king are coming to kindle as well…ive been waiting since 2 days after victory came out lol. i just love this series!!!!

    • February 22, 2012    

      Thanks, Jes. They’re coming, but not until late March or April. Hang on. :-) Glad you’re enjoying it.

  29. Jes Jes
    January 12, 2012    

    Thank you, i found it!
    dont i feel silly!

    • January 12, 2012    

      Don’t feel silly! It just went up a week or so ago. Enjoy! Here’s hoping we get Victory out before you finish Resistance. (It should be out by the end of the month.)

  30. Jes Jes
    January 12, 2012    

    Will the resistance be coming out on the kindle? I just finishe the rival and i cant wait!!

    • January 12, 2012    

      Resistance is out on Kindle, Jes. You should be able to download right now. :-)

  31. LadyNeat LadyNeat
    January 10, 2012    

    Destiny was great and while short give you a good look at Solanda. Thank you for that. I loved the Fey series it is what got me to read all of your other books.

    • January 10, 2012    

      Thank you, LadyNeat, for the nice comments. I’m glad you liked the series. More eventually….

      • Ladyneat Ladyneat
        December 28, 2012    

        More Fey series!!! That would be fabulous!
        I am enjoying reading all of your other books. I love that there is so many to choose from and I know regardless of which byline you use that I will enjoy the book because I enjoy your writing style.

        • December 28, 2012    

          Thank you! I appreciate hearing all of that, especially as I try to plan everything I’m doing–writing and publishing–in 2013.

  32. Tim Tim
    December 29, 2011    

    Hi, Kris

    I just want to say that I am SO happy that the Fey series is being released in the EPUB format. I have all of the books for the Fey series and the Black Throne series, and have read them twice. Now I am buying the EPUB version for my Kobo eReader and I am enjoying the adventure from the start, once again!

    I look forward to “The Place of Power” series.

    Happy New Year, and all the best for 2012.
    Tim from Toronto, Ontario

    • December 29, 2011    

      Thanks, Tim. You’re not alone in waiting for the Place of Power. And if I hadn’t had such a dismal fall, the book would arrive sooner rather than later! But I’ll have a notice here when it does appear. Thanks for all the kind words!

  33. LadyNeat LadyNeat
    December 28, 2011    

    I just bought the Destiny book on Barnes and Noble. Very excited to read it.

    • December 28, 2011    

      Thanks, LadyNeat. Please be aware that Destiny is a short story. The rest are huge, fat fantasy novels. Enjoy!

  34. dawn Malk dawn Malk
    December 25, 2011    

    Loved the Fey series and the Black Throne series. When will the next installment be out?

    • December 25, 2011    

      Thanks, Dawn. Not until 2013, unfortunately. I got behind this fall in my writing due to personal issues. But watch this space, and I’ll have more on that when I know.

  35. Ceri Ceri
    April 5, 2011    

    I loved the series, and bought most of them years ago, but I couldn’t ever find a copy of book 4, and had to stop reading them. I gave into the temptation a couple of years later but without Bk 4 I felt like I missed something big. am so glad that they are being re-issued, as now I can read them all and hopefully fill in the missing bits.

    • April 5, 2011    

      You did miss something big, Ceri. I’m glad you’ll be able to get them all soon. Bantam took Book 4 out of print almost immediately, for reasons I never learned, so there are far fewer copies of book 4 than any other book floating out there. By the end of the year, you should have it. WMG will keep all of the books in print. I promise. :-)

  36. Wayne McCalla Wayne McCalla
    April 2, 2011    

    Loved the Fey Series… Mine are still in excellent shape but may consider buying the new ones when they are released. When will they actually be coming out?

    • April 2, 2011    

      Thanks, Wayne. They’ll be out later in the year. I’ll announce as soon as I have firm dates. (We’re having some trouble converting old files or it would be sooner. )

  37. Caroline Caroline
    March 25, 2011    

    Hi, I really loved the series, but as a french fan, I have a very frustratng problem :
    Did you know that “The Fey: Victory” has never been published in french? I read the firsts books one year ago, and I’m still beeing thinking about it : I want to read the end !
    Do you know any way to get a french version of this book published ? I’ll try to contact the “L’atalante” editions (they publish good fantasy books), to see if they may be interested.

    However, thank you very mutch for this extraordinary story.

    • March 25, 2011    

      Thanks, Caroline. I do know about the problem in France and have been trying to resolve it for years. My problem with e-publishing in French is that I would either have to pay the current translator if I can find them or I would have to hire a new translator. I hope to do all of this down the road, but it’s not going to be a priority for a few years.

      No established French publisher (and I’ve talked to all of them, some personally) will take the series for the last book. It’s very very frustrating. You will be able to read the ending in English by the end of the year, but the French versions will take some time.

      I wish I could be more helpful.

  38. Rebecca DeLaGarza Rebecca DeLaGarza
    January 16, 2011    

    Loved the series and have collected all the books. I am now passing them onto my son. I am excited to be able to read “Destiny” and to learn that another book will be forthcoming in November, 2011 as that is my birthday month and it’ll be a great gift for me from my son (wink wink!).

    • January 16, 2011    

      Great! I’m glad you like the series, Rebecca. Keep watching this space for more announcements–and covers!

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