Liaden Universe Series

21 primary works • 63 total works
The author suggests several reading orders, from her website

Internal Chronology:
Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, Balance of Trade, Trade Secret, Local Custom, Scout’s Progress, Mouse and Dragon, Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, Carpe Diem, Plan B, Fledgling, I Dare, Saltation, Ghost Ship, Necessity’s Child, Dragon Ship

Assorted chapbooks and st…

Book 1

Crystal Soldier
4.02
· 2285 Ratings · 95 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 9 editions
Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly…
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Book 2

Crystal Dragon
4.09
· 1426 Ratings · 65 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 9 editions
You can't go home again... What do you do when ho…
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Book 3

Balance of Trade
4.25
· 1651 Ratings · 95 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 7 editions
Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, ha…
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Book 4

Trade Secret
4.04
· 1109 Ratings · 114 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 2 editions
The Liaden Universe ® Saga Continues! Star-spanni…
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Book 5

Local Custom
4.27
· 2275 Ratings · 111 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 8 editions
Master trader Er Thom knows the local custom of L…
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Book 6

Scout's Progress
4.40
· 2119 Ratings · 96 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 5 editions
In the second novel of the Liaden Universe, Aelli…
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Book 7

Mouse and Dragon
4.28
· 1758 Ratings · 103 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 6 editions
The Latest Novel in the Exciting Liaden Universe®…
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Book 8

Conflict of Honors
4.30
· 2410 Ratings · 111 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 9 editions
Sixteen-year-old Priscilla Delacroix was declared…
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Book 9

Agent of Change
4.17
· 3474 Ratings · 201 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 2 editions
Two tough-but-tender characters with a bright fut…
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Book 10

Carpe Diem
4.35
· 1994 Ratings · 76 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 7 editions
On the run from assassins, Val Con yos'Phelium an…
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Book 11

Plan B
4.40
· 2155 Ratings · 78 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 8 editions
"A real page-turner" (ANNE MCCAFFREY) in the Liad…
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Book 12

Fledgling
4.24
· 2720 Ratings · 156 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 9 editions

Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delg…
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Book 13

I Dare
4.51
· 2298 Ratings · 79 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 7 editions
The enemies of Korval have offered Pat Rin the Ri…
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Book 14

Saltation
4.23
· 1823 Ratings · 103 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 6 editions

Theo Waitley is a Nexus of Violence

Thrust mid-yea…

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Book 15

Ghost Ship
4.25
· 1684 Ratings · 107 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 7 editions
New novel in the Liaden Universe(R) series. Over…
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Book 16

Necessity's Child
4.18
· 1275 Ratings · 115 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 2 editions
The kompani see none as an enemy, and yet few as…
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Book 17

Dragon Ship
4.28
· 1620 Ratings · 118 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 2 editions
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here

Fi…
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Book 18

Dragon in Exile
4.31
· 1072 Ratings · 115 Reviews ·
published 2015
· 6 editions
Star-trading Clan Korval—known to Terrans as the…
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Book 19

Alliance of Equals
4.27
· 892 Ratings · 121 Reviews ·
published 2016
· 2 editions
A new novel in the popular and exciting science f…
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Book 20

The Gathering Edge
4.35
· 873 Ratings · 120 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 7 editions
A series milestone as we welcome the twentieth am…
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Book 21

Neogenesis
4.41
· 622 Ratings · 104 Reviews ·
published 2018
· 7 editions
Menace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of…
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The Tomorrow Log
3.93
· 720 Ratings · 36 Reviews ·
published 2003
· 9 editions
Freelance thief Gem ser'Edreth makes the calculat…
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Book 1-3

The Crystal Variation
4.34
· 492 Ratings · 19 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 3 editions
The three Liaden Universe® universe “origin” nove…
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Book 5-6

Pilots Choice
4.52
· 698 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 2 editions
Lee and Miller mix a compelling fictional society…
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Book 5-6, 8

The Dragon Variation
4.42
· 596 Ratings · 21 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 2 editions
Three space adventure novels in the popular Liade…
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Book 8-10

Partners In Necessity
4.46
· 990 Ratings · 20 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 4 editions
Remember how Miri and Val Con first met? How abou…
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Book 9-10

The Agent Gambit
4.43
· 639 Ratings · 16 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 3 editions
            Two space adventure novels in the pop…
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Book 11,13

Korval's Game
4.53
· 621 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 2 editions
The Liaden Universe(R) series has enthralled thou…
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A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume I
4.31
· 501 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 3 editions
First collection in one volume. Seventeen short t…
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A Liaden Universe® Constellation: Volume Two
4.42
· 384 Ratings · 32 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 3 editions
BOOK 2 in The First Liaden Universe ® Collection.…
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Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume III
4.43
· 339 Ratings · 28 Reviews ·
published 2015
· 3 editions
BOOK 3 in the multivolume Liaden Universe ® short…
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Liaden Universe ® Companion [Volume One]
4.32
· 228 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 3 editions
Twelve tales of duty, derring-do and cut-throat m…
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Liaden Universe® Companion [Volume Two]
4.39
· 158 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 2 editions
Ten insightful explorations of the off-worlds, lo…
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Liaden Unibus I
4.27
· 153 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
Includes the first six chapter books in the Adven…
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Liaden Unibus II
4.30
· 149 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
Includes the second six chapter books in the Adve…
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Two Tales of Korval
4.27
· 255 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Chapbook with two short stories:

To Cut an Edge: V…
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Fellow Travelers
4.21
· 173 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Chapbook of three short stories set in the Liaden…
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Duty Bound
4.35
· 186 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Pilot of Korval and Breath's Duty, two stories fe…
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Certain Symmetry
4.33
· 166 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 4 editions
This chapbook contains two short stories set in t…
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Trading in Futures
4.33
· 139 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 5

The sh…
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The Cat's Job
4.20
· 94 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 4 editions
Contains "Ginger and the Bully of Lowergate Court…
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Changeling
4.43
· 222 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
This novella set in the Liaden Universe first app…
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Loose Cannon
4.28
· 145 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 7

In "A…
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Shadows and Shades
4.28
· 146 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 4 editions
Two short stories of the Liaden Universe: Naratha…
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Quiet Knives
4.34
· 227 Ratings · 8 Reviews ·
published 2003
· 4 editions
Two short stories "Veil of the Dancer" and "Quiet…
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With Stars Underfoot
4.37
· 268 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 4 editions
Two short stories "Lord of the Dance" and "This H…
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Calamity's Child
4.17
· 151 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 4 editions
Not officially a "Liaden Universe® Adventure", Ca…
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Necessary Evils
4.37
· 197 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 4 editions
Two short stories set in the Liaden Universe. The…
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Allies
4.41
· 270 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 4 editions
Even Clan Korval needs friends, and the kinds of…
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Dragon Tide
4.33
· 245 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 4 editions
Kareen yos'Phelium Clan Korval has always done ev…
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Eidolon
4.26
· 230 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 4 editions
This chapbook contains two original stories: "Sha…
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Misfits
4.40
· 281 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 5 editions
Before Miri Robertson met Val Con yos'Phelium she…
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Halfling Moon
4.27
· 317 Ratings · 20 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 4 editions
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 16

Two S…
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Skyblaze
4.29
· 317 Ratings · 15 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Vertu dea'San, Delm of Clan Wylan, has her hands…
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Courier Run
4.29
· 232 Ratings · 8 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Two new Liaden Universe® adventures! Novelette "K…
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Legacy Systems
4.26
· 231 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 2 editions
Two stories of ancient computer systems and the c…
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Moon's Honor
4.40
· 124 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 2 editions
A faction of renegade priestesses is seeking to c…
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Technical Details
4.44
· 169 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 1 edition
Two stories about the folks who keep the social a…
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Sleeping with the Enemy
4.36
· 222 Ratings · 21 Reviews ·
published 2016
· 2 editions
Two novelettes set on Surebleak after it has been…
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Change Management
4.48
· 174 Ratings · 21 Reviews · 2 editions
Times are perilous, violence rife, and the future…
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Cultivar
4.49
· 59 Ratings · 6 Reviews · 2 editions
This chapbook contains two tales from the Liaden…
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Due Diligence
4.55
· 254 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 2 editions
When Clan Korval knows your name. . .

Abandoned o…
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Heirs to Trouble
4.61
· 71 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 3 editions
Contains two novelettes in the Liaden Universe®:…
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