In order of publication.

Use number symbol (#) to annotate new entries.

Plot summaries could be linked to each title in the future.

Internal Chronology & Reading Order(s) in graphical format (first 13 books only)

  1. Agent of Change The Man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly.
  2. Conflict of Honors
  3. Carpe Diem
  4. Plan B
  5. Local Custom
  6. Scout's Progress
  7. I Dare
  8. Balance of Trade
  9. Crystal Soldier
  10. Crystal Dragon
  11. Fledgling
  12. Saltation
  13. Mouse and Dragon
  14. Ghost Ship
  15. Dragon Ship
  16. Necessity's Child
  17. Trade Secret
  18. Dragon in Exile
  19. Alliance of Equals
  20. The Gathering Edge
  21. Neogenesis

- disambiguate the novel Plan B from the strategy Operation Plan B

Short Stories /ConstellationsEdit

Order based on "A Liaden Universe Constellation" publications Vol 1, published July 2013; Vol 2, published July 2014; and Vol 3, published August 2015 by Baen Publications

Volume 1Edit

  1. To Cut an Edge -- c. SY-1379. Scout Cadet Val Con yos'Phelium meets Clutch Turtle, The Edger.
  2. A Day at the Races -- c. SY-1384. Shan yos'Galan and Val Con yos'Phelium race a sprinter at "Little Festival". At the end of the month Nova yos'Galan will become Korval's First-Speaker-In-Trust.
  3. Where the Goddess Sends -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
  4. A Spell for the Lost -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
  5. Moonphase -- SY-1375. Sequel to "A Matter of Dreams", below. Moonhawk and Lute help Priscella Delaroix y Mendoza. Prequel to "Conflict of Honors" published in omnibus "The Dragon Variation" published June 2010, Baen.
  6. Pilot of Korval -- SY-1339. 14-year old halflings Daav yos'Phelium and Er Thom yos'Galan.
  7. Breath's Duty -- c. SY-1393. Daav yos'Phelium at Nev'Lorn.
  8. The Wine of Memory -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
  9. Certain Symmetry -- c. SY-1384. Pat Rim executor for a friends debt book. Takes place during Little Festival mentioned in "A Day at the Races", above.
  10. Balance of Trade -- This short story about Jethrie Gobelyn is later published as a novel of same name in the omnibus "The Crystal Variation", published September 2011, Baen.
  11. A Choice of Weapons -- Daav and Chi yos'Phelium.
  12. Changeling -- Ren Zel dea'Judan outcast from his clan. Hired by Shan yos'Galan.
  13. A Matter of Dreams -- c. SY-1375. Prequel to "Moonphase", above.
  14. Phoenix -- SY-1293. Cyra chel'Vona gets help from Scout Jon dea'Cort.
  15. Naratha's Shadow -- Scout Monet sig'Norba finds an ancient artifact. Contains a character from Trade Secret.
  16. Heirloom -- c. SY-1374. 12-year old Nova yos'Galan's dramliza talent manifests: she remembers why bel'Tarda became attached to Clan Korval.
  17. Sweet Waters -- Main character is Slade (not Daav). The Updated But Partial Liaden Universe Timeline places Sweet Waters in the 12th Century, SY 1177, approximately 60 years after Balance of Trade and 150 years before the birth of Daav yos’Phelium, who will one day walk this world in his turn.

Volume 2Edit

  1. Veil of the Dancer -- c. SY-1368. Inas Bhar / Natesa gets aide from the Juntavas to escape Skardu.
  2. Quiet Knives -- c. SY-1392. Splinter of "Plan B", chp 9, Shaltern.
  3. This House -- connection to any other stories???
  4. Lord of the Dance -- Non-Canon, but useful in that the reason why Pat Rin yos'Phelium was fostered to Luken bel'Tarda is explained.
  5. Necessary Evils -- no apparent tie-in with other stories.
  6. The Beggar King -- Clarence O'Berin becomes Juntavas Boss on Liad. Meets Daav yos'Phelium.
  7. Fighting Chance -- SY-1379. Miri Robertson joins the mercenaries.
  8. Prodigal Son -- Splinter of "Ghost Ship". Val Con yos'Phelium returns to Vandar.
  9. Daughter of Dragons -- SY-1392. In spite of Plan B being called, Kareen yos'Phelium lingers on Liad for a pre-scheduled meeting of The League for the Purity of Language.
  10. Dragon Tide -- Distant past on The Tree's homeworld, while dragons still lived in the trees.
  11. Shadow Partner -- c. SY-1384. Scout Captain "Shadow" helps a bar owner. Ending of story corresponds with ending of "A Day at the Races" in Vol. 1, above.
  12. Persistence -- SY-1392. Conrad (AKA Pat Rin yos'Phelium) buys rugs - including the 'Sinners Rug', for a new store.
  13. Misfits -- former Corporal Miri Robertson and Ichliad Brunner first met at Kalmath in SY-1382. When they meet again. in SY-1393, she offers him the Weatherman job on Surebleak.
  14. Hidden Resources -- SY-1393. Kareen yos'Phelium and Luken bel'Tarda guard Korval's children during Plan B.
  15. Moon on the Hills -- SY-1393. The Edger delivers Jelaza Kazone to Surebleak while Boss Conrad negotiates with a skittish Yulie Shaper.
  16. Skyblaze -- SY-1393/94. Taxi driver Vertu dea'San is banned to Surebleak for inadvertently aiding Clan Korval during their attack against DOI Hq on Liad.

Volume 3Edit

  1. Guaranteed Delivery -- Daav and Aelliana, early in their courier career.
  2. Kin Ties -- Ren Zel dea'Judan returns home. Follow-on story to #12 Vol 1, above, which explains why he is ourt-clan and was subsequently hired by Shan.
  3. Intelligent Design -- Jeeves backstory.
  4. The Space at Tinsori Light -- The story behind one of the chapter-heading quotes in Scout's Progress
  5. Landed Alien -- Kara ven'Arith, occurs between Saltation and Dragon Ship
  6. King of the Cats -- Non-canon, a crossover with the authors' Kinzel series
  7. Eleutherios -- Bedel
  8. Out of True -- Backstory for a group of incidental characters from Trade Secret, and norbears
  9. The Rifle's First Wife -- Diglon Rifle and Scout Alara chel'Voyon
  10. Roving Gambler -- Quin yos'Phelium
  11. Code of Honor -- Tech Sergeant Tommy Lee, AKA Tom Lei pen'Chapen.
  12. Moon's Honor -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.


Prior to the "Liaden Universe Constellation" collections most short stories and novellas were published in chapbooks called "Adventures in the Liaden Universe" (all still available at This is a list of the chapbooks with their content.

  1. Two Tales of Korval -- contains: To Cut an Edge and A Day at the Races
  2. Fellow Travelers --contains: Where The Goddess Sends, A Spell for the Lost, Moonphase
  3. Duty Bound -- contains: Pilot of Korval, Breath's Duty
  4. Certain Symmetry -- contains: The Wine of Memory, Certain Symmetry
  5. Trading in Futures -- contains: Balance of Trade, A Choice of Weapons
  6. Changeling -- contains: Changeling
  7. Loose Cannon -- contains: A Matter of Dreams, Phoenix
  8. Shadows and Shades -- contains: Naratha's Shadow, Heirloom
  9. Quiet Knives -- contains: Veil of the Dancer, Quiet Knives
  10. With Stars Underfoot -- contains: Lord of the Dance, This House
  11. Necessary Evils -- contains: Necessary Evils, The Beggar King
  12. Allies -- contains: Fighting Chance, Prodigal Son
  13. Dragon Tide -- contains: Dragon Tide, Daughter of Dragons
  14. Eidolon -- contains: Shadow Partner, Persistence
  15. Misfits -- contains: Misfits
  16. Halfling Moon -- contains: Hidden Resources, Moon on the Hills
  17. Skyblaze -- contains: Skyblaze
  18. Courier Run -- contains: Kin Ties, Guaranteed Delivery
  19. Legacy Systems -- contains: Intelligent Design, The Space at Tinsori Light
  20. Moon's Honor -- contains: Moon's Honor
  21. Technical Details -- contains: Landed Alien, Eleutherios
  22. Sleeping with the Enemy -- contains: Friend of a Friend, Chimera
  23. Change Management --contains Street Cred, Wise Child
  24. Due Diligence --single novella featuring Chi yos'Phelium and Fer Gun pen'Uldra
  25. Cultivar -- contains Out of True and The Rifle's First Wife
  26. Heirs to Trouble -- Roving Gambler and Code of Honor
  27. Degrees of Separation -- "This is a story about Paris, about love, and about bread.” It employs a mix of French, Gallic, and Liaden terms and features master baker Don Eyr and Captain Serana Benoit, who find love in the City of Lights (Lutetia) and give their hearts to a flock of orphans on Low Port, Solcintra. Given its length, Book 27 only includes this novella. The story continues in Block Party, published online, (free for now) at Baen Books.

On-line at Baen.comEdit

  • On-line and free for limited time, probably
  • Block Party -- follows directly after the events in Degrees of Separation but is set on Surebleak
  • Cutting Corners -- Describes events 10-15 years prior to Theo Waitley's attendance at Anlingdin Piloting Academy that occurred at Codrescu Station, Eylot Near Space. Introduces Therny Chirs, Giodana Govans - Captain/owner of Beeslady, provisional First Class Pilot Sterna, Guild Master Peltzer, and a cameo appearance of Hevelin, as the norbear-in-residence to the Pilot's Guild office at Codrescu.

unnumbered chapbooksEdit

  • The Cat's Job -- contains: King of the Cats (+ other non-Liaden cat-stories)
  • Calamity's Child -- contains: Sweet Waters (+ non-Liaden story: A Night at the Opera)


  • Splinters are short (and longer) pieces that splintered from a novel. Possible scenes, what-ifs, cast-offs, scraps...etc. Not officially canon but maybe someday...
  • Published online at

Current SplintersEdit

  • Ghost Ship Splinter: Daav's Up Early
  • Four Tries for an Yxtrang
  • Klamath
  • Shan and Priscilla Ride Again
    • 15 chapters and an outtake
  • Strings, Strands, and Vines in Motion
    • set in old universe, it features young aelantaza Cantra yos'Phelium, her hasty brother Pleny, and the mother of the vine
  • First pass, Scout’s Progress
  • When Val-Con was Re-Attached to the DOI
    • “The DOI didn't know about the lifemate bond, and recapturing Val Con would greatly increase their chances of success in the Big Game of Galactic Domination”