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.

Order of Confederation Series

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

Order of Gale Women Series

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

Order of Keeper Chronicles Series

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

Order of Peacekeeper Series

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

Order of Quarters Series

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

Order of Ravenloft Series

1Knight of the Black Rose ( By: James Lowder) 1991Description / Buy
2Vampire of the Mists ( By: Christie Golden) 1991Description / Buy
3Dance Of The Dead ( By: Christie Golden) 1992Description / Buy
4Heart of Midnight ( By: J. Robert King) 1992Description / Buy
5Carnival of Fear ( By: J. Robert King) 1993Description / Buy
6The Enemy Within ( By: Christie Golden) 1994Description / Buy
7Mordenheim ( By: Chet Williamson) 1994Description / Buy
8Tales of Ravenloft ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1994Description / Buy
9Scholar of Decay 1995Description / Buy
10Death of a Darklord ( By: Laurell K Hamilton) 1995Description / Buy
11King of the Dead ( By: Gene DeWeese) 1996Description / Buy
12Lord of the Necropolis ( By: Gene DeWeese) 1997Description / Buy
13I, Strahd ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1998Description / Buy
14Spectre of the Black Rose ( By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson, James Lowder) 1999Description / Buy
15Black Crusade ( By: Ari Marmell) 2008Description / Buy
16Heaven's Bones ( By: Samantha Henderson) 2008Description / Buy
17The War Against Azalin ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Smoke Trilogy Series

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

Order of Vicki Nelson Series

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

Order of Wizard of the Grove Series

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

Order of Tanya Huff Standalone Novels

1Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light 1989Description / Buy
2The Fire's Stone 1990Description / Buy
3The Silvered 2012Description / Buy

Order of Valdemar Short Story Collections

1Valdemar Companion ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 1990Description / Buy
2Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 1997Description / Buy
3Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2003Description / Buy
4Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2005Description / Buy
5Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2008Description / Buy
6Changing the World ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2009Description / Buy
7Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2010Description / Buy
8Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2011Description / Buy
9The One Left Behind (Short Story) ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2014Description / Buy
10No True Way ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2014Description / Buy
11Crucible ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2015Description / Buy
12Tempest ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2016Description / Buy
13Pathways ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2017Description / Buy
14The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar 2018Description / Buy
15Choices ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2018Description / Buy
16Seasons ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2019Description / Buy
17Passages ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2020Description / Buy
18Boundaries ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Tanya Huff Short Story Collections

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

Order of Vampire Files Series

1Lifeblood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
2Bloodlist ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
3Bloodcircle ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
4Art in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1991Description / Buy
5Fire in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1991Description / Buy
6Blood on the Water ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1992Description / Buy
7A Chill in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1998Description / Buy
8The Dark Sleep ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1999Description / Buy
9Lady Crymsyn ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2000Description / Buy
10Cold Streets ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2003Description / Buy
11Song in the Dark ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2005Description / Buy
12Many Bloody Returns ( With: Jim Butcher, Carolyn Haines, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Bill Crider, Sandra Burr, , , Elaine Viets, Rachel Caine, Toni L.P. Kelner, Christopher Golden, Jeanne C. Stein, P.N. Elrod) 2007Description / Buy
13The Devil You Know (Short Story) ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2009Description / Buy
14Dark Road Rising ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2009Description / Buy

Order of Bending the Landscape Series with , Stephen Baxter, , , Allen Steele, James A. Moore, , Delia Sherman, Ellen Kushner, , Barbara Hambly, , Robin Wayne Bailey, , Nancy Kress, , , , , , , , , L. Timmel Duchamp, , Nicola Griffith, , , , Wendy Rathbone, , Élisabeth Vonarburg

1Bending the Landscape: Fantasy ( With: , , James A. Moore, , Delia Sherman, Ellen Kushner, , , Robin Wayne Bailey, , , , , , Nicola Griffith) 1997Description / Buy
2Bending The Landscape: Science Fiction ( By: , Stephen Baxter, Allen Steele, , , Nancy Kress, , , , L. Timmel Duchamp, , Nicola Griffith, , , Wendy Rathbone, Élisabeth Vonarburg) 1998Description / Buy
3Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing ( By: , , Barbara Hambly, , , , , Nicola Griffith) 2001Description / Buy

Order of Imaginarium Series

1Imaginarium 2011: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: , Sandra Kasturi) 2011Description / Buy
2Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( With: , Cory Doctorow, , Sandra Kasturi, , , , Dave Duncan, Susie Moloney) 2013Description / Buy
3Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Kelley Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Peter Watts, , , , Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, A.M. Dellamonica, , , , , , , Amal El-Mohtar, , , , Rio Youers, Sandra Kasturi, , , , Silvia Moreno-Garcia) 2014Description / Buy
4Imaginarium 5: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing ( By: Sandra Kasturi) 2017Description / Buy

Tanya Huff Anthologies

1 Virtuous Vampires1996Description / Buy
2 The Time of the Vampires1996Description / Buy
3 Bending the Landscape: Fantasy1997Description / Buy
4 The Fortune Teller1997Description / Buy
5 Crossing the Line1998Description / Buy
6 The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women2001Description / Buy
7 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection2002Description / Buy
8 The Repentant2003Description / Buy
9 Women of War2005Description / Buy
10 Totally Charmed2005Description / Buy
11 Mythspring2006Description / Buy
12 Under Cover of Darkness2007Description / Buy
13 The Dragon Done It2008Description / Buy
14 Evolve2010Description / Buy
15 Vampires in Love2010Description / Buy
16 Those Who Fight Monsters2011Description / Buy
17 The Wild Side2011Description / Buy
18 A Fantasy Medley 22012Description / Buy
19 Weird Detectives2013Description / Buy
20 The Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity2021Description / 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 Blood Shot and was released on May, 14th 2020. It is the newest book in the Vicki Nelson Series.


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