Published 2019-07-25Carol E. Leever
We were asked for more information about our books and the timeline, so this is the "expanded" version.
The dating on our timeline is based on the Of Cats And Dragons world calendar. The current world calendar starts counting at the formation of the Covenant of the Gods -- the covenant that created separate worlds or dimensions for immortal creatures so that the weaker mortal races had a chance to survive. While it is referred to in the books primarily as the Covenant, it is actually the second Covenant as the first one was broken by the Elder God Cerioth. Cerioth destroyed the gates between the worlds and released all the immortal races back into the mortal realm, which nearly destroyed it. Cerioth was imprisoned by his siblings, and the second Covenant was formed approximately 14,000 years ago.
The actually monthly calendar in the Of Cats and Dragons world is different as well. The months are identified by the seasons only. Midseason falls literally in the middle of the season, unlike our calendar when midsummer is actually the start of summer. The months are known by the designation of early, mid, and late, such as Early Spring, or Mid Winter, or Late Summer. The days are numbered 1-30 (their years are much more even than ours). So a typical date would be Early Spring 12, 14,021.
Timeline and book Info:
Autumn: Night's Gift (Book 1)
Night's Gift is the first book of our series. It is approximately 70,000 words long (averages out to about 250 pages). It is the story of how Omen meets Templar and finds Tormy. It takes place in Templar's land, Terizkand. You can get this book for free by signing up to our Newsletter.
Winter: Winter Tithe (novella)
Winter Tithe is a novella approximately 22,000 words long (averages out to about 78 pages). It is a Winter Solstice story that takes place a few months after the events of Night's Gift, and follows the antics of one of Omen's young aunts from his Deldano side of the family who lives in Kharakhan. You can get the story free from our Newsletter.
Spring: Radiation (Book 2)
Radiation is the second book in our series. It is approximately 67,000 words long (averages out to about 240 pages). It takes place in Early Spring a few months after Night's Gift. Tormy is a little bigger in this book but still not large enough for Omen to ride. This story is about how Omen rescues his brother Kyr (from the Elder God side of the family) from a broken world. This adventure introduces Tormy's twin brother Tyrin. Omen's little sister Lilyth joins the adventure when she goes off in search of her own cat, and gets embroiled in a plot to kidnap Templar. You can get the story free from our Newsletter.
Summer: Summer's Fall (Book3)
Summer's Fall is the third book in our series, and the first book in The Quest for the Autumn King trilogy. It is approximately 72,000 words long (averages out to about 260 pages). In this book Tormy accepts a quest to rescue the missing king of Kharakhan. As usual, things spiral out of control from there. Joining Omen and Tormy on this quest are Kyr, Tyrin and Templar, along with several new characters: Devastation Machelli (from Omen's Machelli side of the family), Shalonie the genius daughter of one of the Melian Hold Lords, Liethan Corsair from the Corsair Isles, and Kadana, Omen's grandmother from his Deldano side of the family (and the mother of the characters in Winter Tithe). They set sail from Melia on Kadana's magical ship and head into danger on their way to Kharakhan.
Summer: Hollow Season (Book 4)
Hollow Season is the fourth book in our series, and the second book in The Quest for the Autumn King trilogy. It is approximately 68,000 words long (averages out to about 250 pages). Our gang of adventures reach the shores of Kharakhan and set out to solve the mystery of the missing king and the broken seasons.
Summer: Autumn King (Book 5)
Autumn King is the fifth book in our series, and the third book in The Quest for the Autumn King trilogy. It is approximately 73,000 words long (averages out to about 260 pages). Our gang of adventures reaches the Mountain of Shadow and seek for a way into the Autumn Lands to find the missing king.
Summer: Solstice Thyme (short story)
Solstice Thyme is a short story that takes place during a two week period in the Autumn King near the end of the book. It is approximately 9,800 words long (averages out to about 35 pages). You should probably read Autumn King first. This story is about what Tormy, Tyrin, Kyr and Kadana's young daughters get up to during the two weeks at Kadana's castle when all the adults are busy. You can get Solstice Thyme free from our Newsletter
Autumn: Lilyth's Hunt (novella)
Lilyth's Hunt is a novella that takes place a few months after the events in the Autumn King. It is approximately 32,000 words long (averages out to about 114 pages). This story is about Omen's little sister Lilyth who is still desperately tying to get a cat of her own. What do you do when your demi-god big brother gets everything and you get grounded? Lilyth's antics lead her on an adventure in Melia with her new friend Sable, the Princess of N'vrel. You can get Lilyth's Hunt free from our Newsletter.