Legends of Lasniniar are individual novelette adventures that take place in the World of Lasniniar.
These stories include familiar characters from the series that have already been introduced, as well as some new ones, and take place across various points in time. They explore origin stories, character back stories, historical events of Lasniniar’s history, and some are just pure adventure fun.
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
Purple: Everyone else
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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 fantasy adventure novelette 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 novelette 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 adventure novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 novelette 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 epic fantasy novelette 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 novella 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.
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 novelette 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 novelette adventure takes place after Wave Runners from the World of Lasniniar series.