In between the big fence-posts of the Onyx Court novels, I’ve begun to weave a framework of shorter fiction, filling in the centuries of the court’s existence. Some of the stories explore the lives of secondary characters from the novels; others play with historical events. I have ideas for a great many more than are listed here, but for now, I’m confining myself to the existing pieces and the unwritten ones that actually have titles.
A chronology, showing both novels and shorter stories:
- 1499: “Two Pretenders”*
The king keeps a pair of very strange prisoners.
- 1588-1590: Midnight Never Come
- 1639-1666: In Ashes Lie
- 1689: “Oak Apple Night” (drafted)
- 1720: “Each New Morn” (unfinished)
- 1749: “An Enquiry Into the Causes” (not yet written)
- 1757-1759: A Star Shall Fall
- 1827: “This Living Hand” (drafted)
- 1828-1833: “To Rise No More”
As a girl, Ada Lovelace dreamed of flying.
- 1884: With Fate Conspire
* For reasons of time period and style, “Two Pretenders” is not exactly an Onyx Court story. It involves no characters from the series, nor (at present) are the events of it referenced elsewhere. But it’s a bit of secret English history with faeries in, so I do count it as being in continuity, if of a very understated sort.