Shadows of the Apt Series

10 primary works • 21 total works
Associated shorts series: Tales of the Apt

The series is set in a hypothetical universe populated by different kinden. Each kinden is a fictional race of humans, named after (and having certain characteristics of) an insect. Kinden are typically divided into two categories : Apt and Inapt. The Apt do not have magical abilities, but are able to under…

Book 0.5 short Stories before book 1

Spoils of War
4.19
· 138 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 2016 · 4 editions
Tales of the Apt is a companion series to the best…
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Book 1

Empire in Black and Gold
3.66
· 8163 Ratings · 442 Reviews · published 2008 · 1 edition
The city states of the Lowlands have lived in peac…
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Book 2

Dragonfly Falling
3.92
· 4398 Ratings · 164 Reviews · published 2009 · 18 editions
Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at T…
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Book 3

Blood of the Mantis
3.93
· 3273 Ratings · 115 Reviews · published 2009 · 16 editions
Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has …
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Book 4

Salute the Dark
4.04
· 2770 Ratings · 100 Reviews · published 2010 · 13 editions
The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his …
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Book 5

The Scarab Path
4.03
· 2339 Ratings · 102 Reviews · published 2010 · 10 editions
The war with the Wasp Empire has ended in a bitter…
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Book 6

The Sea Watch
3.91
· 1798 Ratings · 82 Reviews · published 2011 · 7 editions
A shadow is falling over Collegium.

Despite the ten…
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Book 5.5-10.5 stories set in between

A Time for Grief
4.16
· 88 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 2017 · 2 editions
A new collection of stories that shed fresh light …
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Book 7

Heirs of the Blade
4.09
· 1588 Ratings · 67 Reviews · published 2011 · 10 editions
She remembered how it felt to lose Salma, first to…
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Book 8

The Air War
4.11
· 1252 Ratings · 50 Reviews · published 2012 · 7 editions
All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. …
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Book 9

War Master's Gate
4.23
· 1038 Ratings · 50 Reviews · published 2013 · 7 editions
Relentlessly advancing towards Collegium, the Empi…
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Book 10

Seal of the Worm
4.32
· 972 Ratings · 74 Reviews · published 2014 · 7 editions
The Empire stands victorious over its enemies at l…
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Book 10.6 no clear timeline set

For Love of Distant Shores
4.33
· 58 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 2018 · 2 editions
In a narrative reminiscent of Phileas Fogg meets P…
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Book 10.7 best to read after book 6

The Scent of Tears
4.16
· 44 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2018 · 3 editions
The Scent of Tears by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Frances …
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Book 1 Part 1 of 2

Invasion des Feuers
3.62
· 13 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 2010 · 1 edition
Der Auftakt zu einem einzigartigen Epos voller Fan…
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Book 1 Part 2 of 2

Der gepanzerte Spion
3.00
· 4 Ratings · 1 Reviews · 1 edition
Elben und Orks waren gestern ? die Insekten kommen…
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Book 2 Part 1 of 2

Die geflügelte Armee
3.00
· 3 Ratings · published 2010 · 1 edition
Eine fantastische Welt, die man nicht mehr vergiss…
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Book 2 Part 2 of 2

Schwarzer Glanz
1.00
· 1 Ratings · published 2010 · 1 edition
Eine Fantasy-Welt, wie es sie noch nie gegeben hat…
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Book 3 Part 1

Goldene Magie
0.00
· published 2009 · 1 edition
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Book 9.5

Heart of the Green
4.00
· 1 Ratings · 1 Reviews · 1 edition
set as a short story published in end end of War M…
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Book 4-6

Shadows of the Apt Series, Books 4 to 6
A boxed set of the 4th, 5th, and 6th novels in Adr…
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