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”* (sold)
- 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
* The stories marked with an asterisk are tangentially related to the Onyx Court: they involve fae-type-stuff, but do not reference any characters from the series, and are separated in some fashion (“Two Pretenders” by time period, as it pre-dates the court, and “Oak Apple Night” by location, as it takes place in Shropshire). Nevertheless, I consider them to be in continuity, if of a very understated sort.