Wars of Light and Shadow Series

10 primary works • 16 total works
Series Information:
The whole series is one epic story which is broken up into separate books. There are time jumps between the different Arcs, but each builds heavily on the story in previous books.

This series by Janny Wurts, is subdivided into five Arcs.

Arc I - The Curse of the Mistwraith forms its own Arc.

Arc II - The Ships of Merior

Arc III - A…

Book 1

The Curse of the Mistwraith
3.75
· 4725 Ratings · 223 Reviews ·
published 1993
· 10 editions
The stunning first volume in Janny Wurts’s epic t…
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Book 2

The Ships of Merior
3.87
· 2899 Ratings · 61 Reviews ·
published 1994
· 8 editions
Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers curs…
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Book 3

Warhost of Vastmark
4.01
· 3011 Ratings · 43 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 7 editions
Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers curs…
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Book 4

Fugitive Prince
3.87
· 2723 Ratings · 49 Reviews ·
published 1997
· 8 editions
Where there is light, there must always be shadow…
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Book 5

Grand Conspiracy
4.10
· 2098 Ratings · 33 Reviews ·
published 1999
· 9 editions
Janny Wurts's justifiably skilful and lovingly co…
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Book 6

Peril's Gate
4.16
· 1609 Ratings · 38 Reviews ·
published 2001
· 8 editions
Where there is light, there must always be shadow…
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Book 7

Traitor's Knot
4.22
· 1592 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 2005
· 9 editions
The gripping penultimate instalment of the Allian…
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Book 8

Stormed Fortress
4.23
· 1075 Ratings · 35 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 5 editions
Half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under…
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Book 9

Initiate's Trial
4.19
· 638 Ratings · 47 Reviews ·
published 2011
· 6 editions
The first book in the fourth arc, Sword of the Ca…
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Book 10

Destiny's Conflict
4.44
· 174 Ratings · 23 Reviews ·
published 2017
· 5 editions
The long-awaited second book of the fourth story…
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Child of Prophecy
3.92
· 26 Ratings · 4 Reviews ·
published 2004
· 1 edition
Meiglin lived under the shadow of a death sentenc…
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Reins of Destiny
4.26
· 19 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
A prequel short story set at the start of the upr…
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The Sundering Star
4.11
· 27 Ratings · 6 Reviews ·
published 2007
· 1 edition
Long before Mankind sought refugee settlement on…
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Book 1-3

The Wars of Light and Shadow Books 1-3
4.58
· 24 Ratings · 2 Reviews ·
published 2016
· 1 edition
The world of Athera lives in eternal fog, its ski…
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Book 4-8

The Wars of Light and Shadow Books 4-8
5.00
· 2 Ratings ·
published 2016
· 1 edition
The schism began with two half-brothers empowered…
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Book 2-3

The Ships of Merior
4.24
· 336 Ratings · 2 Reviews ·
published 1995
· 1 edition
From the bestselling author of Curse of the Mistw…
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