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
· 2237 Ratings · 92 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 9 editions
Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly…
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Book 2

Crystal Dragon
4.09
· 1399 Ratings · 63 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
4.24
· 1622 Ratings · 91 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 7 editions
Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, ha…
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Book 4

Trade Secret
4.03
· 1075 Ratings · 112 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 8 editions
The Liaden Universe ® Saga Continues! Star-spanni…
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Book 5

Local Custom
4.27
· 2242 Ratings · 108 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 8 editions
Master trader Er Thom knows the local custom of L…
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Book 6

Scout's Progress
4.41
· 2075 Ratings · 90 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
· 1724 Ratings · 102 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 6 editions
The Latest Novel in the Exciting Liaden Universe®…
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Book 8

Conflict of Honors
4.30
· 2355 Ratings · 108 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 9 editions
Sixteen-year-old Priscilla Delacroix was declared…
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Book 9

Agent of Change
4.17
· 3408 Ratings · 196 Reviews ·
published 1988
· 12 editions
Two tough-but-tender characters with a bright fut…
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Book 10

Carpe Diem
4.35
· 1951 Ratings · 74 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
· 2124 Ratings · 76 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 8 editions
"A real page-turner" (ANNE MCCAFFREY) in the Liad…
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Book 12

Fledgling
4.24
· 2670 Ratings · 154 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
· 2249 Ratings · 76 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 7 editions
The enemies of Korval have offered Pat Rin the Ri…
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Book 14

Saltation
4.23
· 1783 Ratings · 102 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 6 editions

Theo Waitley is a Nexus of Violence

Thrust mid-yea…

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Book 15

Ghost Ship
4.24
· 1656 Ratings · 105 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 1 edition
New novel in the Liaden Universe(R) series. Over…
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Book 16

Necessity's Child
4.18
· 1246 Ratings · 111 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 1 edition
Space ships, action, adventure—all tied together…
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Book 17

Dragon Ship
4.28
· 1584 Ratings · 117 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 1 edition
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here

St…
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Book 18

Dragon in Exile
4.31
· 1025 Ratings · 112 Reviews ·
published 2015
· 6 editions
Star-trading Clan Korval—known to Terrans as the…
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Book 19

Alliance of Equals
4.26
· 842 Ratings · 116 Reviews ·
published 2016
· 6 editions
A new novel in the popular and exciting science f…
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Book 20

The Gathering Edge
4.35
· 808 Ratings · 114 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 7 editions
A series milestone as we welcome the twentieth am…
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Book 21

Neogenesis
4.40
· 546 Ratings · 100 Reviews ·
published 2018
· 7 editions
Menace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of…
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The Tomorrow Log
3.91
· 702 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
4.33
· 480 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
· 695 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
4.41
· 584 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
4.47
· 985 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
· 623 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
· 598 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
· 477 Ratings · 37 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 3 editions
First collection in one volume. Seventeen short t…
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A Liaden Universe® Constellation: Volume Two
4.41
· 366 Ratings · 32 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 3 editions
BOOK 2 in The First Liaden Universe ® Collection.…
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Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume III
4.42
· 323 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
4.26
· 151 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
· 148 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
Includes the second six chapter books in the Adve…
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Two Tales of Korval
4.25
· 249 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Chapbook with two short stories:

To Cut an Edge: V…
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Fellow Travelers
4.21
· 172 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Chapbook of three short stories set in the Liaden…
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Duty Bound
4.34
· 182 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Pilot of Korval and Breath's Duty, two stories fe…
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Certain Symmetry
4.32
· 164 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2000
· 4 editions
This chapbook contains two short stories set in t…
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Trading in Futures
4.30
· 134 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 5

The sh…
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The Cat's Job
4.19
· 94 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 4 editions
Contains "Ginger and the Bully of Lowergate Court…
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Changeling
4.41
· 220 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 4 editions
This novella set in the Liaden Universe first app…
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Loose Cannon
4.28
· 143 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
· 145 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2002
· 4 editions
Two short stories of the Liaden Universe: Naratha…
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Quiet Knives
4.34
· 222 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
· 263 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 4 editions
Two short stories "Lord of the Dance" and "This H…
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Calamity's Child
4.15
· 149 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 4 editions
Not officially a "Liaden Universe® Adventure", Ca…
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Necessary Evils
4.35
· 192 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 4 editions
Two short stories set in the Liaden Universe. The…
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Allies
4.40
· 268 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2006
· 4 editions
Even Clan Korval needs friends, and the kinds of…
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Dragon Tide
4.33
· 243 Ratings · 11 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 4 editions
Kareen yos'Phelium Clan Korval has always done ev…
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Eidolon
4.25
· 225 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 4 editions
This chapbook contains two original stories: "Sha…
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Misfits
4.39
· 279 Ratings · 13 Reviews ·
published 2008
· 5 editions
Before Miri Robertson met Val Con yos'Phelium she…
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Halfling Moon
4.25
· 313 Ratings · 20 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 4 editions
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 16

Two S…
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Skyblaze
4.28
· 310 Ratings · 14 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Vertu dea'San, Delm of Clan Wylan, has her hands…
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Courier Run
4.29
· 226 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 4 editions
Two new Liaden Universe® adventures! Novelette "K…
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Legacy Systems
4.26
· 225 Ratings · 12 Reviews ·
published 2012
· 2 editions
Two stories of ancient computer systems and the c…
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Moon's Honor
4.39
· 120 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2013
· 2 editions
A faction of renegade priestesses is seeking to c…
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Technical Details
4.42
· 163 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
4.34
· 209 Ratings · 20 Reviews ·
published 2016
· 2 editions
Two novelettes set on Surebleak after it has been…
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Change Management
4.47
· 159 Ratings · 21 Reviews · 2 editions
Times are perilous, violence rife, and the future…
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Cultivar
4.44
· 45 Ratings · 6 Reviews · 2 editions
This chapbook contains two tales from the Liaden…
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Due Diligence
4.55
· 233 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 2 editions
When Clan Korval knows your name. . .

Abandoned o…
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Heirs to Trouble
4.59
· 54 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 3 editions
Contains two novelettes in the Liaden Universe®:…
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