Welcome to Lasniniar, where elves, dwarves, humans, and creatures of darkness make their home in an ongoing epic fantasy series.
Series Book Trailer (so far):
Chronological Order of the Core Books:
Legends of Lasniniar:
If you’re looking for more tales from the World of Lasniniar, Legends of Lasniniar are short story/short novel-length adventures that take place across various points in time in the series, featuring both new and familiar characters.
If you’re not sure where to start reading or how everything fits together, this page should help: A Lasniniar Reading Guide.
Core Series Titles:
Light Chasers — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 0)
Beware the darkness…
In a time before the moon and sun, dragons and blood-drinking demons freely roam the land, and two elves discover a magic that will change their world forever. But power is a tricky thing, luring friend and foe alike.
Will it be their salvation or their doom?
This 101,000 word epic fantasy novel is Book 0 in the series and the prequel to Soul Seeker.
Legacy Hunter — A Tale of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 0.75)
How do you trust a complete stranger? Barlo has never had to find out—until now.
A mortally-wounded elf brings news of a relic that could change Barlo’s destiny, and Barlo has no choice but to put his faith in him, which is no easy task. Little does he know where the new relationship will lead him…
This 7,700 word fantasy short story is the first adventure of Iarion and Barlo, and leads into Soul Seeker.
Soul Seeker — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 1)
What if, in a world where every elf’s destiny is an open book, you were the only one whose fate was unknown?
Iarion’s quest for meaning has spanned millennia. Now ancient, dark powers are rising, and he may be the only one who can stop them. Joined by the unlikeliest of companions, treachery looms from within and without.
How far would you go in your search for answers?
This 130,000 word epic fantasy novel features Iarion and Barlo, and takes place after Legacy Hunter.
Shadow Stalker — A Tale of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 1.5)
The unknown enemy is the most dangerous enemy of all…
A mysterious letter summons Barlo to Belierumar, leaving him unsure what to expect. He soon discovers a dark force plagues the city once more—this time from within. Danger lurks around every corner. Can Barlo unravel the mastermind’s plot in time to save his friends?
This 13,000 word fantasy short story adventure takes place after Soul Seeker.
Storm Rider — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 2)
The elves think the years of terror and darkness are finally over. They believe they have already witnessed the worst evil the world has ever known.
When Iarion senses a growing malice in the uncharted south, his people think him a fool for seeking it out.
They couldn’t be more wrong.
This 113,000 word epic fantasy novel is the sequel to Shadow Stalker, and features Iarion and Barlo.
Bond Forger — A Tale of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 2.5)
Secrets can be heavy burdens. Barlo has been carrying his for years.
Frustrated and restless, he seizes a chance at freedom by taking his father’s place as envoy to the exiled clans of Dwarvendeep. But he soon learns their tenuous allies have a secret of their own…
This 12,000 word fantasy short story adventure takes place shortly after Storm Rider and features Iarion and Barlo.
Wave Runners — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 3)
In Western Lasniniar, a new power is rising.
Far to the east, the Sea Elves hear its siren call. But when an expedition led by Feoras goes missing, it fills them with a growing sense of unease.
What darkness lurks beneath the surface?
Iarion and Barlo are about to find out.
This 81,000 word fantasy epic novel is the sequel to Bond Forger.
Godmaker — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 4)
Lasniniar is changing.
Powerful forces have awoken, and humans have turned away from the elder races, seeking magics of their own. And on a far-off island, an elf princess has gone missing in a strange kingdom ruled by foreign powers.
Once again, Iarion and Barlo find themselves thrust into the middle of things. Little do they realize their decisions will alter Lasniniar’s future, as well as their own.
This 114,000 word fast-paced fantasy novel is the sequel to Wave Runners in the World of Lasniniar series.
Void Walker — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 5)
Iarion is a catalyst.
The Unborn believe him responsible for their liberation, but could he bring about their destruction as well? Not even Iadrawyn can say for certain.
Iarion’s demise is the only solution to this quandry, as far as the Unborn and their human followers are concerned. And now that he has returned from the god-infested island of Belidaria, they mean to have their way.
But another game of cat and mouse could turn the best-laid plans to chaos, and take Iarion farther than he’s ever gone before–on a journey that will test the bonds of loyalty, love, and friendship.
This 80,000 word, fast-paced fantasy novel is the sequel to Godmaker in the World of Lasniniar series.
Harbingers — A Novel of Lasniniar
(The World of Lasniniar: Book 6)
Just when he thought his problems might finally be over…
Iarion has returned from beyond the Void to find Lasniniar in chaos. Humans and elves are engaged in all-out war, fueled by the demands of the Unborn. Meanwhile, he and Barlo are on the run for a crime too heinous to contemplate.
And Iarion has yet to realize he isn’t the only one to survive the journey through the endless dark.
This 98,000 word fast-paced novel adventure is Book 6 in the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series, and the sequel to Void Walker.
Legends of Lasniniar:
As explained above, Legends of Lasniniar are shorter fantasy adventures that take place across various points in time in the Lasninar series, and feature various characters. They are listed here in chronological order. If you’re not sure where to start, or how these titles fit in with the core titles in the Lasniniar series, this page should help: A Lasniniar Reading Guide.
The background color of each title indicates which characters are featured in the story:
Dark Blue: Iarion and Barlo
Light Blue: Valanandir and/or Iadrawyn
The line between love and obsession can be a blurry one.
Long before he earns infamy under another name, Golvanyar knows he and Iadrawyn are meant to be together. She has a hard time accepting the idea, but Golvanyar has to believe she senses it too.
Even if Iadrawyn won’t see reason, Golvanyar is determined to do whatever it takes to make her his…
This 8,600 word fantasy short story adventure takes place before Light Chasers from the World of Lasniniar series.
Promises are easy to make; the only hard part is keeping them.
The Sea Folk rarely bother with the affairs of the land-dwellers, but even the open waters surrounding Ralvaniar have become dangerous for elf and Sea Folk alike. As Speaker of the Folk, Nimrilwyn must decide where her loyalties lie: with her Sea Elf friends, or the safety of her own people.
This 8,600 word fantasy short story adventure takes place just before Light Chasers in the World of Lasniniar series.
Her Rightful Place
Arinmalia has always known she is destined for great things. It’s not her fault her fellow Wild Elves don’t share her vision…
Just when she begins to think no one will ever understand her, a journey beyond the borders of her forest home sets the wheels of fate in motion, taking her to a place darker than she ever imagined.
This 8,600 word dark fantasy short story takes place in the realm of Ralvaniar, a few years before Light Chasers from the World of Lasniniar series.
Feoandir is having a bad day.
The maelstrom that destroyed Ralvaniar has also become the ruin of his ship, stranding him on the shore of a strange and perilous land. Worse, his elven crew and passengers have fractured into their former tribes and can’t seem to agree on anything–except to elect him as their leader.
This 9,700 word fantasy short story adventure takes place toward the end of the novel Light Chasers, and reveals the origin of the Lost Elves.
The Bearded Ones
Forging a new alliance can be an uneasy business.
The elves are newcomers to Lasniniar when they learn of a new race of short, bearded folk living beneath the mountains to the north. Most of the elves aren’t interested in their new neighbors, but Iadrawyn senses the fates of both races are intertwined.
The only problem? The strange creatures don’t speak Elvish, and seem to view all outsiders as the enemy.
This 8,100 word fantasy adventure short story takes place after Light Chasers from the World of Lasniniar series.
Trial by Fire
The difference between a hero and a villain usually depends on who is telling the story.
Lysandir is haunted by his dark past, which still dogs his footsteps. Iarion is one of his few friends and supporters. But the residents of Dwarfwatch have no interest in listening to the words of an elf when they take the disgraced Learnéd One into custody for a heinous crime.
This 9,500 word fantasy short story adventure takes place before Legacy Hunter from the World of Lasniniar series.
The Wild Side
Sometimes an act of desperation reveals qualities we never knew we had…
Iarion is hoping to learn more about his missing connection to the Quenya by visiting the Fey Wood, but he is too tame by Wild Elf standards to be made welcome. The only way to prove himself is against impossible odds.
This 8,900 word fantasy short story takes place before Legacy Hunter from the World of Lasniniar series.
Narilga is tired of the Dwarvenhome courting scene and its flighty young men, who cling to bachelorhood almost as fiercely as they do their own beards.
Barlo is only a humble miner, but he harbors secret ambitions of starting his own forge someday, and perhaps even catching a glimpse of what lies beyond the mountain halls. Settling down isn’t high on his priority list, but a chance encounter with the right woman could change everything.
This 7,700 word fantasy short story adventure takes place before Legacy Hunter in The World of Lasniniar series.
A Close Shave
Never come between a dwarf and his whiskers…
Dwarvenhome’s annual Bristle Brawl is in full swing when Iarion visits Barlo, and emotions are running high. Even though it’s Iarion’s first time witnessing the facial hair competition, he senses there is something more behind the mounting tension—something unnatural.
This 8,500 word fantasy short story adventure takes place before Soul Seeker in the World of Lasniniar series.
A Deadly Wind
Family relations can be a complicated business.
Although Linwyn and Golaron are twins, they don’t always see eye to eye, and their father’s blatant favoritism of Linwyn doesn’t help matters. But now a plague has come to Belierumar, and the twins may be the only ones who can save the city–if they can return with help in time.
This 7,900 word fantasy short story adventure takes place a few years before Soul Seeker from the World of Lasniniar series.
A life without wings is no life at all–at least to Arinwyn’s way of thinking. She has never fit in with the other Sky Elves, who label her as a freak. But when she learns her secret heritage, being a wingless land-walker becomes the least of her problems…
This 8,400 word fantasy short story adventure takes place near the end of Soul Seeker from the World of Lasniniar Series.
What the Cat Dragged In
To an intelligent wildcat like Sinstari, most bipeds are loud, overcomplicated creatures, who don’t bathe nearly often enough. Despite these faults, he has chosen Barlo as his companion.
Barlo is decent enough–for a dwarf, at least–but communication with him can be a challenge even at the best of times. Now death stalks the halls of Dwarvenhome, and getting Barlo to understand him is only the first of Sinstari’s problems.
This 12,700 word fantasy short story adventure takes place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar series.
Mum’s the Word
Adventuring isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds…
Iarion and Barlo are back together and on the road, this time on a straightforward journey from Melaquenya to Dwarvenhome. Lasniniar is at peace, and for once, they aren’t burdened by any life-threatening tasks. What could possibly go wrong?
This 10,000 word fantasy short story adventure takes place between the prologue and first part of Storm Rider in the World of Lasniniar series.
A Solstice Tale
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Iarion and Barlo are no exception.
While most residents of Lasniniar are busy shopping, feasting, and drinking, the two friends find themselves dealing with a rampant thief and two enemy tribes on the brink of war. It looks like their own Solstice celebrations will have to wait…
This 13,600 word lighthearted short story adventure takes place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider from the World of Lasniniar series.
Traditions are a part of every holiday, but where do they come from in the first place–and how long does it take for them to shift into something else entirely?
Iarion and Barlo are about to find out as they return to Nal Huraseadro for their first visit since their last Solstice adventure there. And this time, the city needs its unsung heroes more than ever.
This 21,000 word short novel adventure takes place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider from the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series, and is a follow-up to Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale.
A Solstice Feast
Solstice–a time for laughter, gifts, and mayhem.
Iarion and Barlo have set out on their usual journey from Dwarfwatch to Nal Huraseadro with Sinstari in tow. But a chance encounter with some old friends sends them off on an unexpected detour–one that soon has all of them cursing the name of a certain missing Wild Elf.
This 14,000 word holiday short story takes place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider in the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series, and is a follow up to Legends of Lasninar: Father Solstice.
Men and women from the villages surrounding Belierumar are disappearing. Some are even being found dead.
When a trader carries the news to Dwarvenhome, Barlo and Iarion decide to investigate. But nothing can prepare them for the mystery they are about to unravel.
This 11,000 word fantasy short story adventure takes place after Storm Rider, from the World of Lasniniar series.
A New Kind of Magic
Be careful what you wish for…
After years of trailing faithfully at Barlo’s side, Paige is finally off to find adventures of her own. But when she arrives in Nal Nungalid, she gets more than she bargained for. And for once, Barlo isn’t around to come to her rescue.
Can she make it in the world beyond the civilized realms of elves and dwarves on her own?
This 8,300 word fantasy short story adventure takes place after Wave Runners from the World of Lasniniar series.
Light Chasers Lasniniar Bundle
Iadrawyn is the daughter of an ambitious Wood Elf lord. Valanandir is the orphan son of two Sea Elves who lost their lives in battle. Thanks to the devious, blood-drinking drakhalu, all the elven tribes have isolated themselves, and under normal circumstances, Iadrawyn and Valanandir would never cross paths. But the Quenya has other plans in mind for them that will help shape the fate of their world.
Journey back to the start of the Lasniniar series with these four adventures that take place before Legacy Hunter, bundled at one promotional price:
Light Chasers (Novel, 101,000 words)
Legends of Lasniniar: Possession (Short Story, 8,600 words)
Legends of Lasniniar: The Vow (Short Story, 8,600 words)
Legends of Lasniniar: The Bearded Ones (Short Story, 8,100 words)
Legacy Hunter Lasniniar Bundle
A brash, stubborn dwarf and an elf who has spent thousands of years wandering the lands of Lasniniar in search of his missing connection to the Quenya–the unlikely friendship and epic adventures of Barlo and Iarion have become the stuff of legend.
Go back to the beginning of their relationship with these three tales that take place before Soul Seeker, bundled at one promotional price:
Soul Seeker Lasniniar Bundle
Unlike every other elf in Lasniniar, Iarion has no connection to the Quenya to guide him. He has spent millennia wandering the lands in search of answers–far beyond the lifespan of other Shadow Elves–but no one can seem to unravel his affliction.
This promotionally priced bundle contains three of Iarion’s adventures in his ongoing quest that take place before and after Legacy Hunter:
Shadow Stalker Lasniniar Bundle
Linwyn and Golaron are on a mission to save the citizens of Belierumar. Years later, Barlo finds himself struggling to protect the city from a different kind of enemy–this time without Iarion’s help. And during the war that falls between these two events, a wingless Sky Elf discovers her true heritage, which will change her life forever.
This promotionally priced bundle contains three adventures from the time surrounding Soul Seeker:
Storm Rider Lasniniar Bundle
When the elves fled the destruction of Ralvaniar to start anew in Lasniniar, they thought they had left the evils of the past behind. Thousands of years later, they are finally discovering they are not the only ones who made the journey…
This bundle contains three adventures that bridge the gap between the old world and the new at one promotional price:
Bond Forger Lasniniar Bundle
Iarion and Barlo are back together and on the road, kicking butt and taking names. (Mostly kicking butt.) Their adventures take them from the lost clans of Dwarvendeep, to an up-close and personal encounter with a pack of ogres, to a case of missing and murdered citizens in the villages around Belierumar.
Enjoy these three fun adventures that take place during and after Storm Rider at one promotional price:
Wave Runners Lasniniar Bundle
A strange new power is rising in Western Lasniniar and Iarion and Barlo are the first to volunteer to investigate, along with Barlo’s self-appointed sidekick, Paige. The legendary pair have long since proven themselves, but will Paige be able to pull her own weight and flourish in her own right under the most dangerous of circumstances?
This bundle contains two adventures featuring Iarion and Barlo that take place during or after Storm Rider, plus one Paige adventure at one promotional price:
*Please note: The original version of this bundle also included Legends of Lasniniar: A Solstice Tale as a bonus. This title is currently available as part of the Solstice Celebration bundle, or on it’s own.
Legends of Lasniniar Holiday Bundle: A Solstice Celebration
Iarion and Barlo find themselves waist-deep in trouble once more (or beard-deep, in Barlo’s case), in three tales of holiday havoc, bundled at one promotional price:
These fantasy misadventures take place between the prologue and first chapter of Storm Rider in the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series.