The nine books actually comprise three interlocking series: a dark fantasy prequel series (Stormclouds), a series that is more YA/NA (Harbingers), and the companion series Betwixt & Between.
The sweep of the nine novels in both main series and the Betwixt & Between novels begins with the sighting of the comet of 976 (A Gyrfalcon for a King). Except that it was recorded in the British Isles, we know almost nothing about this hyperbolic comet designated by astronomers as x976.
The saga ends with the famous sighting of Halley’s Comet in 1066 (Ghost Bird). Halley’s is one of the most-studied and closely observed comets in human history; its appearance in 1066 over the British Isles seemed to the people of that day to presage the regime change ushered in by the Norman Conquest, and it was observed in the Americas, too. My comets somehow appear in the skies over the fantasy-verse as well as in real-life history!
The books in the three interlocking series:
Stormclouds: dark fantasy about a dark world of treachery and rebellion.
Book I, A Gyrfalcon for a King
Book II, The Call of the Shrike
Book III, Stormbird
Harbingers: fantasy with a young adult/new adult flavor.
Book I, Blackbird Rising
Book II, Halcyon
Book III, Firebird
Book IV, Ghost Bird
Betwixt & Between: companions to the Stormclouds/Harbingers novels. There are realms and situations underneath the Spheres that don’t fit into the world of men and women. They exist in some ghostly place betwixt and between.
Book I, The Martlet is a Wanderer
Book II, The Nightingale Holds Up the Sky
These books are all available in print or for Kindle and Kindle-enabled devices and apps through http://www.amazon.com. For more information about the series, and for a playlist that includes many of the songs the characters play and sing, go to my author web site, http://www.janemwiseman.com (ugh, right now it is under construction and not in the best shape–but if you click on the link that says “playlist,” you’ll find the songs).
To see the way people, places, and things may have looked in the Stormclouds and Harbingers worlds, go to my nine Pinterest boards, one for each novel:
for the Stormclouds series
for the Harbingers series
Medieval Life—10th Century (about Blackbird Rising)
for the Betwixt & Between companion series
Then I shamelessly promote all nine on my “Books Worth Reading” board.
As always, I welcome reviews posted on amazon.com, goodreads.com, and other web sites for book lovers, and on my author web site (better to make comments on this blog for now, until I can get my author web site working again).