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)
- Agent of Change The Man who was not Terrence O'Grady had come quietly.
- Conflict of Honors
- Carpe Diem
- Plan B
- Local Custom
- Scout's Progress
- I Dare
- Balance of Trade
- Crystal Soldier
- Crystal Dragon
- Mouse and Dragon
- Ghost Ship
- Dragon Ship
- Necessity's Child
- Trade Secret
- Dragon in Exile
- Alliance of Equals
- The Gathering Edge
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
- To Cut an Edge -- c. SY-1379. Scout Cadet Val Con yos'Phelium meets Clutch Turtle, The Edger.
- 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.
- Where the Goddess Sends -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
- A Spell for the Lost -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
- 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.
- Pilot of Korval -- SY-1339. 14-year old halflings Daav yos'Phelium and Er Thom yos'Galan.
- Breath's Duty -- c. SY-1393. Daav yos'Phelium at Nev'Lorn.
- The Wine of Memory -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Choice of Weapons -- Daav and Chi yos'Phelium.
- Changeling -- Ren Zel dea'Judan outcast from his clan. Hired by Shan yos'Galan.
- A Matter of Dreams -- c. SY-1375. Prequel to "Moonphase", above.
- Phoenix -- SY-1293. Cyra chel'Vona gets help from Scout Jon dea'Cort.
- Naratha's Shadow -- Scout Monet sig'Norba finds an ancient artifact.
- Heirloom -- c. SY-1374. 12-year old Nova yos'Galan's dramliza talent manifests: she remembers why bel'Tarda became attached to Clan Korval.
- Sweet Waters -- Non-Canon. Useful as the source about the earring and Mum name Daav yos'Phelium got at the Grandmother's tent.
- Veil of the Dancer -- c. SY-1368. Inas Bhar gets aide from the Juntavas to escape Skardu.
- Quiet Knives -- c. SY-1392. Splinter of "Plan B", chp 9, Shaltern.
- This House -- connection to any other stories???
- 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.
- Necessary Evils -- no apparent tie-in with other stories.
- The Beggar King -- Clarence O'Berin becomes Juntavas Boss on Liad. Meets Daav yos'Phelium.
- Fighting Chance -- SY-1379. Miri Robertson joins the mercenaries.
- Prodigal Son -- Splinter of "Ghost Ship". Val Con yos'Phelium returns to Vandar.
- 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.
- Dragon Tide -- Miscellaneous story about dragons and trees.
- 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.
- Persistence -- SY-1392. Conrad (AKA Pat Rin yos'Phelium) buys rugs - including the 'Sinners Rug', for a new store.
- Misfits -- former Corporal Miri Robertson and Ichiad Brunner first met at Kalmath in SY-1382. When they meet again. in SY-1393, she offers him the Weatherman job on Surebleak.
- Hidden Resources -- SY-1393. Kareen yos'Phelium and Luken bel'Tarda guard Korval's children during Plan B.
- Moon on the Hills -- SY-1393. The Edger delivers Jelaza Kazone to Surebleak.
- 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.
- Guaranteed Delivery -- Daav and Aelliana, early in their courier career.
- 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.
- Intelligent Design -- Jeeves backstory.
- The Space at Tinsori Light -- The story behind one of the chapter-heading quotes in Scout's Progress
- Landed Alien -- Kara ven'Arith, occurs between Saltation and Dragon Ship
- King of the Cats -- Non-canon, a crossover with the authors' Kinzel series
- Eleutherios -- Bedel
- Out of True -- Backstory for a group of incidental characters from Trade Secret, and norbears
- The Rifle's First Wife -- Diglon Rifle
- Roving Gambler -- Quin yos'Phelium
- Code of Honor -- Tech Sergeant Tommy Lee, AKA Tom Lei pen'Chapen.
- Moon's Honor -- Moonhawk and Lute adventure.
not yet collectedEdit
- Chimera -- A streeter-level look at changing times on Surebleak.
- Wise Child -- Tolly backstory.
- Friend of a Friend -- Non-canon. Villy
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 pinbeambooks.com). This is a list of the chapbooks with their content.
- Two Tales of Korval -- contains: To Cut An Edge, A Day at the Races
- Fellow Travelers --contains: Where The Goddess Sends, A Spell for the Lost, Moonphase
- Duty Bound -- contains: Pilot of Korval, Breath's Duty
- Certain Symmetry -- contains: The Wine of Memory, Certain Symmetry
- Trading in Futures -- contains: Balance of Trade, A Choice of Weapons
- Changeling -- contains: Changeling
- Loose Cannon -- contains: A Matter of Dreams, Phoenix
- Shadows and Shades -- contains: Naratha's Shadow, Heirloom
- Quiet Knives -- contains: Veil of the Dancer, Quiet Knives
- With Stars Underfoot -- contains: Lord of the Dance, This House
- Necessary Evils -- contains: Necessary Evils, The Beggar King
- Allies -- contains: Fighting Chance, Prodigal Son
- Dragon Tide -- contains: Dragon Tide, Daughter of Dragons
- Eidolon -- contains: Shadow Partner, Persistence
- Misfits -- contains: Misfits
- Halfling Moon -- contains: Hidden Resources, Moon on the Hills
- Skyblaze -- contains: Skyblaze
- Courier Run -- contains: Kin Ties, Guaranteed Delivery
- Legacy Systems -- contains: Intelligent Design, The Space at Tinsori Light
- Moon's Honor -- contains: Moon's Honor
- Technical Details -- contains: Landed Alien, Eleutherios
- Sleeping with the Enemy -- contains: Friend of a Friend, Chimera
- 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)
- SPLINTER UNIVERSE