The House War

House War was, orig­i­nally, started as the conclu­sion to Jewel & her den’s arc in The Sun Sword. I knew I couldn’t finish the House War and the war in the South in the final volume (which, in any event, became 2 books). But the start of Hidden City did not allow for a braided narra­tive of the den in the past and the House in the present. This would not be the smartest autho­rial deci­sion ever. It just might be the stupidest.

The first three books in the House War series are the story of Jewel and the gath­ering of her den, their arrival in Terafin, and the ways in which they learn to fit in.

The second three books are, in fact the contin­u­a­tion of Jewel’s story in The Sun Sword. Links on the book page of Skir­mish have a “story so far” as either a refresher or and expla­na­tion of events that occurred in the previous series.

The Weston Calendar, which is used throughout, is here.

The Hidden City

Book One of The House War
by Michelle West

The gath­ering of the den. The Hidden City is the first novel in The House War, a saga Michelle West’s avid fans have been waiting to read for over a decade. The House War is the story of the battle to control the most power of the ruling Houses in the Essalieyan Empire – House Terafin. But it...

City of Night

Book Two of The House War
by Michelle West

CITY OF NIGHT is the second novel in The House War, the story Michelle West’s avid fans have been waiting to read for over a decade. In 1995, Michelle opened the way to a rich new fantasy universe with her Sacred Hunt duology, which brought readers from the insular kingdom of the Hunter Lords and their...

House Name

Book Three of The House War
by Michelle West

HOUSE NAME is the third novel in The House War, the series that began with The Hidden City and City of Night. Set in the same rich fantasy universe as Michelle West’s Sacred Huntduology and her six-book Sun Sword series, the House Warnovels recount the events leading to the momen­tous battle between the demonic minions of the Lord...

Skirmish

Book Four of The House War
by Michelle West

  The story so far, which details rele­vant events that occurred in The Sun Sword: Skir­mish Summary 01, Skir­mish Summary 02, Skir­mish Summary 03.a, Skir­mish Summary 03.b —- Skir­mish is the fourth novel in the long-awaited House War series. Set in the same rich fantasy universe as Michelle West’s Sacred Hunt duo logy and her six-volume Sun Sword series, the House War novels...

Battle

Fifth book of House War
by Michelle West

BATTLE is the fifth novel in The House War, the series that began with The Hidden City, City of Night, House Name and Skir­mish. Set in the same rich fantasy universe as Michelle West’s Sacred Hunt duology and her six-book Sun Sword series, the House War novels recount the events leading to the momen­tous final confronta­tion between the demonic...

Oracle

Book Six of The House War
by Michelle West

Oracle is the richly intri­cate sixth book in Michelle West’s House War epic fantasy series. Beneath the streets of Aver­alaan lie the three Princes of the first­born, doomed to sleep until the end of days. When gods walked the world, they feared the Sleepers. They fear them even now. If...

Firstborn

Seventh book of The House War
by Michelle West

The seventh book in the epic fantasy House War series returns to a beloved world of magic and polit­ical intrigue, where new threats are stir­ring. Jewel ATer­afin has never wanted to be a power. What she truly wants, she built in the streets of the poorer hold­ings. To protect what she built,...