Tanya Huff Books

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Tanya Huff is a Canadian Author born in Halifax, Nova Scotia who primarily writes science fiction and fantasy, though she has written stories in various other genres including comedy, horror, and romance.

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Order of Confederation Series

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1 Valor's Choice 2000 Description / Buy
2 The Better Part of Valor 2002 Description / Buy
3 The Heart of Valor 2007 Description / Buy
4 Valor's Trial 2008 Description / Buy
5 The Truth of Valor 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Confederation Collections

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1 The Shorter Parts of Valor (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Gale Women Series

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1 The Enchantment Emporium 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Wild Ways 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Future Falls 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Keeper Chronicles Series

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1 Summon the Keeper 1998 Description / Buy
2 The Second Summoning 2001 Description / Buy
3 Long Hot Summoning 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Peacekeeper Series

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1 An Ancient Peace 2015 Description / Buy
2 A Peace Divided 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Privilege of Peace 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Quarters Series

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1 Sing the Four Quarters 1994 Description / Buy
2 Fifth Quarter 1995 Description / Buy
3 No Quarter 1996 Description / Buy
4 The Quartered Sea 1999 Description / Buy
5 Three Quarters: A Quarters Collection (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Ravenloft Series

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1 Knight of the Black Rose ( By: James Lowder) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Vampire of the Mists ( By: Christie Golden) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Dance Of The Dead ( By: Christie Golden) 1992 Description / Buy
4 Heart of Midnight ( By: J. Robert King) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Tapestry of Dark Souls ( By: Elaine Bergstrom) 1993 Description / Buy
6 I, Strahd: Memoirs of a Vampire ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1993 Description / Buy
7 Carnival of Fear ( By: J. Robert King) 1993 Description / Buy
8 The Enemy Within ( By: Christie Golden) 1994 Description / Buy
9 Mordenheim ( By: Chet Williamson) 1994 Description / Buy
10 Tales of Ravenloft ( By: J. Robert King) 1994 Description / Buy
11 Tower of Doom ( By: Mark Anthony) 1994 Description / Buy
12 Scholar of Decay 1995 Description / Buy
13 Death of a Darklord ( By: Laurell K Hamilton) 1995 Description / Buy
14 King of the Dead ( By: Gene DeWeese) 1996 Description / Buy
15 Lord of the Necropolis ( By: Gene DeWeese) 1997 Description / Buy
16 Shadowborn ( By: William W. Connors, Carrie Bebris) 1998 Description / Buy
17 I, Strahd: The War Against Azalin ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1998 Description / Buy
18 Spectre of the Black Rose ( By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson, James Lowder) 1999 Description / Buy
19 Spectre of the Black Rose: Ravenloft The Covenant ( By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson, James Lowder) 1999 Description / Buy
20 Black Crusade ( By: Ari Marmell) 2008 Description / Buy
21 Heaven's Bones ( By: Samantha Henderson) 2008 Description / Buy
22 To Sleep With Evil ( By: Andria Cardarelle) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Smoke Trilogy Series

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1 Smoke and Shadows 2004 Description / Buy
2 Smoke and Mirrors 2005 Description / Buy
3 Smoke and Ashes 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Vicki Nelson Series

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1 Blood Price 1991 Description / Buy
2 Blood Trail 1992 Description / Buy
3 Blood Lines 1992 Description / Buy
4 Blood Pact 1993 Description / Buy
5 Blood Debt 1997 Description / Buy
6 Blood Bank 2008 Description / Buy
7 Blood Shot 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Wizard of the Grove Series

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1 Child of the Grove 1988 Description / Buy
2 The Last Wizard 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Tanya Huff Standalone Novels

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1 Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Fire's Stone 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Silvered 2012 Description / Buy
4 Into the Broken Lands 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Valdemar Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Valdemar Companion ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 1990 Description / Buy
2 Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar ( With: Gary A. Braunbeck, Mercedes Lackey, John Helfers, Larry Dixon, Richard Lee Byers, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Josepha Sherman, Elisabeth Waters, Michelle Sagara West, Janni Lee Simner, Lawrence Schimel, Kristin Schwengel, Stephanie D. Shaver, Ben Ohlander, Mark Shepherd, Mel White, John Yezeguielian, Philip M. Austin) 1997 Description / Buy
3 Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Josepha Sherman) 2003 Description / Buy
4 Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2008 Description / Buy
6 Changing the World ( By: Elisabeth Waters) 2009 Description / Buy
7 Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2010 Description / Buy
8 Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Elisabeth Waters) 2011 Description / Buy
9 The One Left Behind (Short Story) ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2014 Description / Buy
10 No True Way ( By: Mercedes Lackey, Dayle A. Dermatis, Ron Collins, Jennifer Brozek, Elisabeth Waters) 2014 Description / Buy
11 Crucible ( By: Mercedes Lackey, Anthea Sharp) 2015 Description / Buy
12 Tempest ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2016 Description / Buy
13 Pathways ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2017 Description / Buy
14 The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar 2018 Description / Buy
15 Choices ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2018 Description / Buy
16 Seasons ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2019 Description / Buy
17 Passages ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2020 Description / Buy
18 Boundaries ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2021 Description / Buy
19 Shenanigans ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2022 Description / Buy
20 Anything With Nothing ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Tanya Huff Short Story Collections

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1 What Ho, Magic! 1999 Description / Buy
2 Stealing Magic 1999 Description / Buy
3 Relative Magic 2003 Description / Buy
4 He Said, Sidhe Said & Other Tales 2004 Description / Buy
5 Finding Magic 2007 Description / Buy
6 Nights of the Round Table and Other Stories of Heroic Fantasy (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
7 February Thaw & Other Stories of Contemporary Fantasy (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
8 Swan's Braid and Other Tales of Terizan (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
9 Third Time Lucky 2015 Description / Buy

Tanya Huff Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Investigating Women 1995 Description / Buy
2 Vampire Detectives 1995 Description / Buy
3 Northern Frights III 1995 Description / Buy
4 Virtuous Vampires 1996 Description / Buy
5 Swords of the Rainbow 1996 Description / Buy
6 The Time of the Vampires 1996 Description / Buy
7 Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar 1997 Description / Buy
8 Bending the Landscape: Fantasy 1997 Description / Buy
9 The Fortune Teller 1997 Description / Buy
10 Crossing the Line 1998 Description / Buy
11 The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women 2001 Description / Buy
12 DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy 2002 Description / Buy
13 DAW 30th Anniversary Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthologies 2002 Description / Buy
14 Fifteenth Annual Collection 2002 Description / Buy
15 The Repentant 2003 Description / Buy
16 Women of War 2005 Description / Buy
17 Totally Charmed 2005 Description / Buy
18 Mythspring 2006 Description / Buy
19 Under Cover of Darkness 2007 Description / Buy
20 Many Bloody Returns 2007 Description / Buy
21 The Dragon Done It 2008 Description / Buy
22 Evolve 2010 Description / Buy
23 Vampires in Love 2010 Description / Buy
24 Those Who Fight Monsters 2011 Description / Buy
25 The Wild Side 2011 Description / Buy
26 Armored 2012 Description / Buy
27 A Fantasy Medley 2 2012 Description / Buy
28 Weird Detectives 2013 Description / Buy
29 Queers Dig Time Lords 2013 Description / Buy
30 Imaginarium 2013 2013 Description / Buy
31 Operation Arcana 2015 Description / Buy
32 Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories By Women 2015 Description / Buy
33 Warrior Women 2015 Description / Buy
34 Infinite Stars 2019 Description / Buy
35 The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity 2021 Description / Buy
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Born in 1957, Tanya was just ten years old when she achieved her first publishing feat. The author wrote poems that The Picton Gazette not only agreed to publish but they also paid her ten dollars.

Though, that did not immediately place her on the path to publishing success. Rather, Tanya went on to join the Canadian Naval Reserve. They had just opened the doors to women, so Tanya enlisted as a cook, certain that she would eventually go out to sea.

Unfortunately, she abandoned the post a year too early, before she could get her shot. That wasn’t the last time Tanya’s timing led her astray. The author eventually pursued a Radio and Television Arts degree.

But by the time she graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, the Radio and Television business had become quite competitive. People were being laid off left and right, and it did not take Tanya Huff long to realize that she stood no real chance of landing a secure job when so many of her rivals had years of experience to back their resumes.

Tanya loved books, so she was fortunate to land a position at Bakka. The eight years she spent working full time at the Bookstore afforded Tanya the opportunity to write seven books.

She was able to publish most of them. Tanya’s success came slowly. She can’t point to one singular event that immediately transformed her life and made her publishing dreams a reality.

The poems she sold at the age of ten definitely gave her the courage she needed to persevere as a writer, and so did her first professional sale which she made to the editor of Amazing Stories in the mid-1980s.

But for the most part, the success the author eventually received came at a trickling pace. Each story Tanya produced made her a better writer. And every book of hers that earned a position on a bookshelf grew her fame.

She was fortunate to participate in the activities of the Bunch of Seven, a writing group that gave her the support she needed to keep pursuing her writing goals.

The author isn’t afraid to admit that she often drew inspiration from real life, using the names of the people she had known and the places she had visited to bring some of her fantastical elements to life.

Tanya Huff Awards

The Wild Ways was a Spectrum Award Finalist. A number of Tanya’s works have also received Aurora Award Nominations, including Blood Price and No Quarter.

Tanya Huff Books into Movies/TV

Tanya Huff’s Blood novels were adapted into a live-action TV Show called Blood Ties. The show ran for 22 episodes. It tells the story of Vicki Nelson, a private investigator who teams up with an ancient vampire to solve crimes.

Best Tanya Huff Books

Tanya has been known to take pride in the fact that her living is earned solely through her writing, with some of the best books in her bibliography including:

Blood Price: Vicki Nelson was a homicide detective in Toronto. Now she works as a private detective. When a series of gruesome murders assails the city, Vicki reaches out to her old partner, hoping to find assistance in her efforts to stop a dark force.

Henry is a vampire but he knows how to blend in with the humans. He also understands that, without his help, neither Vicki nor her partner will survive the chaotic force they seek to foil.

Valor’s Choice: Humans were permitted to join the Confederation but only if they agreed to fight a war to protect the civilized races of the galaxy from a fearsome foe. Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was forced to abruptly end her leave to protect a diplomatic mission to a non-confederation planet.

She did not expect the task to present much of a challenge, not even in light of rumors that the Confederation’s deadly enemy had been spotted in the vicinity, and that they were probably out to ruin the diplomatic mission.

In fact, for the longest time, things were going so perfectly that when all hell broke loose, Torrin wasn’t quite as prepared as she would have liked.

When Does The Next Tanya Huff book come out?

Tanya Huff doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Shorter Parts of Valor and was released on September, 27th 2022. It is the newest book in the Confederation Collections.


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