Twelve Houses Series by Sharon Shinn, Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, Sarah Monette

3.96 · 147 ratings
  • Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses #1)
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    Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses #1)

    Sharon Shinn

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    · 34 ratings · published 2006

    Gillengaria seethes with unrest. In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to a dangerous level, though King Baryn has ordered that such mystics are to be tolerated. It is whispered that he issued the decree because his new wife used her magic powers to ensnare him… The King knows there are those in the noble Twelve Houses who could use this growing dissent to overthrow him. So he dispatches the mystic Senneth to assess the threat throughout the realm... more

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  • The Queen in Winter (Twelve Houses #1.5)
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    The Queen in Winter (Twelve Houses #1.5)

    Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, Sharon Shinn, Sarah Monette

    Rated: 3.45 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings · published 2006

    Claire Delacroix delivers a tale of a gifted seer who receives a vision of a man whom she was not meant to marry, but was meant to love. Lynn Kurland spins a story of a mortal man and an elven woman who endure both the mundane and the magical in their quest to remain together. Sharon Shinn writes of a brave young woman who saves her sister's magically-gifted child, only to receive an unexpected gift of her own... more

  • The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses #2)
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    The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses #2)

    Sharon Shinn

    Rated: 3.82 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings · published 2007

    After joining an unlikely band of soldiers and sorcerers to rescue the kidnapped regent Romar Brendan, the shiftling Kirra returns home to learn that her half-sister, Casserah, has been proclaimed heir to the land. But when Casserah refuses to go on a social tour of great Houses, Kirra shifts into her sister's form and makes the rounds-during which she unexpectedly encounters her former compatriots... more

  • Dark Moon Defender (Twelve Houses #3)
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    Dark Moon Defender (Twelve Houses #3)

    Sharon Shinn

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    · 26 ratings · published 2007

    The third Novel of the Twelve Houses from the national bestselling author. In this story of hidden magic and forbidden love, the King's Rider Justin befriends Ellynor, a young novice at a convent-only to discover that she is a mystic being manipulated by the fanatical Daughters of the Pale Moon into hunting down and killing other mystics.

  • Reader and Raelynx (Twelve Houses #4)
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    Reader and Raelynx (Twelve Houses #4)

    Sharon Shinn

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings · published 2008

    In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic Cammon must put aside his personal feelings for Princess Amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. But Cammon is unable to read Amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers-a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.

  • Fortune and Fate (Twelve Houses #5)
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    Fortune and Fate (Twelve Houses #5)

    Sharon Shinn

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    · 23 ratings · published 2009

    For the Rider Wen, peace in Gillengaria has only brought despair. Plagued by guilt for failing to protect her king, Wen has fled the royal city and given herself the penance of a life of wandering, helping strangers in need, making sure they remain just that: strangers. Until the day she helps a terrified young woman abducted by an overeager suitor. The girl, she discovers, is the daughter of one of those who rose against the dead king, and is now heir to the great estate known as Fortune... more

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