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Evie's Stories--Suggested Reading Order

Started by Evie, September 30, 2010, 03:49:16 PM

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I've got enough stories posted on here now, jumping here and there in terms of chronology, and with a whole slew of characters who weren't in the original novels, so I thought a timeline might be helpful for any latecomers to my stories.  Links included are direct links to each story, or to the opening chapter of multi-chapter stories.

Stories by order of writing/posting:

Anamchara   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=459.0   (This story was originally hosted on a Webs.com site, but I have discovered that a glitch has redirected all of the chapter links for Anamchara to a different story, so here is a link to an upload of the complete story in Google Docs: 
  Comments can still be left at the original Rhemuth Castle link above.)
In Pulverem Reverteris #    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=454.0
Man Trap *    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=460.0
Lady-in-Waiting  #    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=466.0
Demoiselle in Distress  #    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=467.0
Outfoxed #   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=472.0
Maidens of Mayhem #   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=474.0
The Demoiselle and Derry  #  http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=485.0
The Killing Season  **   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=486.0
The Bishop and the Birthday Girl ##    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=488.0
The Rustic Prince  ##    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=491.0
A Time to Heal  **    http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=493.0
Labors of Love ###   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=602.0
The Arrangement ***   http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=608.0
Possessed ### http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=644.0
The Least of These @ http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=690.0
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered ### http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=706.0
Visionaries *** http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=752.0
Balance of Power @@ http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,1555.0.html
The Apparition ****  http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?action=fanfics;sa=story;id=5
The Secret Son @@@ https://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=2844.msg26909#msg26909

* Stand-alone story set in King Brion's early reign; can be read at any time
#  Series 1--should be read in order listed
**  Series 2--should be read in order listed.  Reading Series 1 and Anamchara beforehand recommended.
##  Stand-alone stories, but reading Series 1 beforehand is recommended
###  Reading Series 1 & 2 beforehand is recommended
***  Reading Anamchara, Series 1 & 2 beforehand is recommended
@  Stand-alone story set mainly in the year 918 during the Deryni persecutions by the Custodes Fidei
@@ Stand-alone story set in near-future Gwynedd (Dec. 15, 2021 to New Years Day 2022)
@@@ Stand-alone story mostly set in 1107/1108, with a few scenes set during the TBH/TKJ time period. Reading Anamchara beforehand might be helpful for understanding one scene, though not required.
**** Reading Anamchara and Visionaries beforehand is recommended.

Historical Chronological Order

The Least Of These (918)
Man-Trap (?--Very early in Brion's reign)
The Secret Son--Mostly 1107/1108, with a few scenes occurring in the TBH/TKJ/Anamchara time period
Anamchara  (Framing story set 1125-1128, with some flashback scenes going as far back as the last years of King Brion's reign)
In Pulverem Reverteris (1125, pre-QfSC)
Lady-in Waiting  (1125, post-QfSC)
Demoiselle in Distress (1125)
Outfoxed (Autumn 1125)
Maidens of Mayhem (1125-1126)
The Demoiselle and Derry (1129)
The Killing Season (Spring-early Autumn 1132)
A Time to Heal (Nov 1132 - March 1133)
The Arrangement (Jan - March 1133)
Labors of Love (March - Aug 1133)
Possessed (1121 to 1134)
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (1134)
Visionaries (1136-1137)
The Bishop and the Birthday Girl  (1139)
The Apparition (1145)
The Rustic Prince (1146 and possibly following, if/when I get around to adding new segments)
Balance of Power (Dec.15, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022)

I'll try to remember to update this as new stories are added, but if I forget, feel free to PM me a kick in the rump.   :D

A few of these stories are also crossposted to http://www.fanfiction.net/book/Katherine_Kurtz/, and I'll continue to upload more there as time permits and if I get enough of a response there to indicate that there's sufficient reader interest in the collection.
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!


Happened upon the fanfic site last week. Very impressive. Have read more than slept since.
I don't just march to the beat of a different drummer...I dance to a beat no one else can hear :)


LOL!  We'll take that as a compliment, and do our best to keep you sleep deprived!  ;D  Annie & I both have new stories under way at the moment, and hopefully Alkari will get started on a new one once her life slows down a bit, so keep checking back...or better yet, add to the Royal Library if you're so inclined.  :D
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!


Ever thought of weaving these together into a novel, or a novella, to be published as a fanzine?


Actually, several of my stories are novel-length in and of themselves, so weaving them together into one long publication would result in one heck of a mule-choker.   That would be like trying to bind all of the Harry Potter books into one large volume!  :D  As for being published in a fanzine, there is already an official Deryni Archives fanzine in publication, and I've submitted a story to the editor, but haven't heard back yet if it's been accepted and/or when the next issue is due out.  However, IIRC the fanzine doesn't accept novel-length stories, so some of my longer works wouldn't be eligible for it in any case.
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!


Well, if I were a fanzine editor I'd give serious consideration to a special "All Evie" issue. 


I'm flattered, though perhaps it's for the best that there isn't one, in hardcopy form at any rate.  Pity the poor trees that would have to give their lives for my long-windedness....   ;D

Seriously, though, as a former fanzine co-editor myself, one of the more prohibitive things about producing a fanzine is the expense of printing it and keeping your pricing affordable so you don't end up losing money on the venture by printing up more copies than there is demand for.  The more pages a fanzine has, the more your copying costs go up, so while it's fairly easy to sell an anthology of short stories without having to raise your subscription costs (or the individual issue price) higher than the market will bear, it becomes much harder to do so if you're trying to self-print whole novellas or novels at your local Kinkos or insert-your-favorite-photocopier-shop's-name-here.   Also, with fanfic, there are legal issues involved.  Nothing would stop me from publishing my original novel-in-progress via Lulu or some other print-on-demand publisher, if for some reason I don't sell it to a mainstream publisher, since it's my own intellectual property.  But with fanfic, a writer is playing in some other author's sandbox, and while KK is gracious enough to allow permission for that, it also means that I (and any other writer using her characters and/or setting) can't profit from these stories, and it would be a very bad idea for me to even give the appearance of attempting to sell them for profit.  But as it happens, KK has already has given authorial approval to a specific fanzine publication, which has specific criteria for submissions that include--among other things--length limits.  So hopefully, if the editor of that 'zine will accept a short story or two from me, I'll eventually get at least one of those published "officially," if not my whole collection, given that most of my stories are both too long to fit the 'zine's criteria and also wouldn't work very well on a stand-alone basis.  I have submitted a short story already, but haven't heard anything back from the editor yet, so we'll see.  
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!


Oh, believe me, as a Librarian, I understand the intellectual property issues; unless you could somehow 'scrape the serial numbers off' as e.g. Mercedes Lackey and Lois McMaster Bujold have managed to do.  But I don't see how for most of your stories in this fandom you could do so.


I only found this site late last year? I really enjoy your stories and reading more about favorite kk characters and medieval life. Thanks for your explanation of why Kelson's victory over Wencit was so important. And I loved Maidens of Mayhem. Please keep writing
"Thanks be to God there are still, as there always have been and always will be, more good men than evil in this world, and their cause will prevail." Brother Cadfael's Penance