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Tchaikovsky, Adrian 1972-

Works: 89 works in 269 publications in 4 languages and 5,668 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  War stories, English  Science fiction  Epic fiction  War fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6120.C53, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Adrian Tchaikovsky
Most widely held works by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Dragonfly falling by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at Tark to spy on the menacing Wasp army, but are there mistakenly apprehended as enemy agents. By the time they are freed, the city is already under siege. Over in the imperial capital the young emperor, Alvdan, is becoming captivated by a remarkable slave, the vampiric Uctebri, who claims he knows of magic that can grant eternal life. In Collegium, meanwhile, Stenwold is still trying to persuade the city magnates to take seriously the Wasp Empire's imminent threat to their survival
Children of time by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?
Blood of the mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh-town of Jerez, but he has only days before the magical box is lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the forces of the Empire are mustering over winter for their great offensive, gathering their soldiers and perfecting their new weapons
Salute the dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual--a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality--but Uctebri has his own plans for both the Emperor and the Empire
Empire in black and gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city states of the Lowlands have lived in peace for decades. In far-off corners, the Wasp Empire has been devouring city after city with its highly trained armies and its machines ... And now its hunger for conquest and war has become insatiable
The tiger and the wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming. Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution. The Wolf chieftan plots to rule the north and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It's a season for omens as priests foresee danger and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions
The scarab path by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Empress Seda is regaining control over those imperial cities who refused to bow the knee to her, but she draws her power from something more sinister than mere armies and war machines
The bear and the serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maniye, child of both Wolf and Tiger clans, has been named Champion of her people. But they're unsure if she's an asset - or a threat. To buy time, she joins Prince Tecuman's warband of outcasts and heads south, to help him gain his crown. She wants to discover her true place in the world, but instead heads into the jaws of a fierce new conflict."--Provided by publisher
The air war by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide. In the heart of the Empire, new pilots have completed their secretive training, generals are being recalled to service and armies are ready to march. Their Empress, the heir to two worlds, intends to claim her birthright. And nothing - either within the Empire or beyond it - will stand in her way. A conflict is coming, the like of which the insect-kinden have never seen
Heirs of the blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tynisa is running, but she cannot escape the demons of her own mind. Amidst the fragmenting provinces of the Dragonfly Commonweal her past will at last catch up with her. Her father's ghost is hunting her down. At the same time, the Wasp Empress, Seda, is on the move, her eyes on the city of Khanaphes, the fallen jewel of the ancient world. Whilst her soldiers seek only conquest, she sees herself as the heir to all the old powers of history, and has her eyes on a far greater prize
The sea watch by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the tenuous peace, Stenwold Maker knows that the Empire will return for his city. Even as he tries to prepare for the resurgence of the black and gold empire, a hidden threat is working against his people. Ships that sail from Collegium's harbour are being attacked, sunk by pirates. Some just go missing ... Lulled by the spread of lies and false promises, Stenwold's allies are falling away. He faces betrayal on every side, and the Empire is just waiting for the first sign of weakness to strike
Empire in black and gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The armies of the Wasp Empire are on the march
Guns of the dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First, Denland's revolutionaries assassinated their king, launching a wave of bloodshed after generations of peace. Next they clashed with Lascanne, their royalist neighbor, pitching war-machines against warlocks in a fiercely fought conflict. Genteel Emily Marshwic watched as the hostilities stole her family's young men. But then came the call for yet more Lascanne soldiers in a ravaged kingdom with none left to give. Emily must join the ranks of conscripted women and march toward the front lines. With barely enough training to hold a musket, Emily braves the savage reality of warfare. But she begins to doubt her country's cause, and those doubts become critical. For her choices will determine her own future and that of two nations locked in battle
War master's gate by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Empire is marching relentlessly towards its final confrontation with Collegium. Empress Seda will brook no weakness in her soldiers, and either she or her bitter enemy Stenwold msut claim a final victory to determine the fate of the city. Yet the campaign may be decided far away from the armies and noise of battle. In the shadows of an ancient Mantis forest the Empress is undertaking her own personal quest for the lost power of the old world, and Cheerwell Maker is determined to stop her at any cost. The struggle between two rival magicians awakens something far deadlier, a force that could make even the clash of nations pale into insignificance
The seal of the worm by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Empire stands victorious over its enemies at last. With her chief rival cast into the abyss, Empress Seda now faces the truth of what she has cost the world in order to win the war. The Seal has been shattered, and the Worm stirs towards the light for the first time in a thousand years. Already it is striking at the surface, voraciously consuming everything its questing tendrils touch. Faced with this threat, Seda knows that only the most extreme of solutions can lock the Worm back in the dark once again. But if she will go to such appalling lengths to save the world from the Worm, then who will save the world from her? The last book in the epic, critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series
Dogs of war by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rex is a Good Dog. He loves humans. He hates enemies. He's utterly obedient to Master. He's also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry. But what happens when Master is tried as a war criminal? What rights does the Geneva Convention grant weapons? All he wants to be is a Good Dog
Tiger and the Wolf, the : Echoes of the Fall: Book One by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an epic beginning to a sweeping fantasy, featuring warfare, tribal loyalty, twisted politics and invasion. A young girl is estranged from her tribe, as her mother was from a despised rival clan. This is despite the fact that her father is chieftain. And her greatest secret is that she's gained powers from both factions. A child of two worlds, she must escape to survive. But even as her actions trigger war, a greater threat appears on the horizon - and this will signal a battle to the death for all the tribes
Two hundred and twenty one Baker Streets( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Sherlock Holmes as you've never seen him before: as an architect in a sleepy Australian town, as a gentleman in seventeenth century Worcestershire, as a precocious school girl in a modern British comprehensive. He's dodging his rent in the squalid rooms of the notorious Chelsea Hotel in '68, and preventing a bloody war between the terrible lords of wizard of a world of fantasy. ... The finest of celebrated and new talent in SF and Fantasy ... create a spectrum of Holmes stories that will confound everything you ever thought you knew about the world's greatest detective. -- Cover, page [4]
The hyena and the hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the depths of the darkest myths, the soulless Plague People have returned. Their pale-walled camps obliterate villages, just as the terror they bring with them destroys minds. In their wake, nothing is left of the true people: not their places, not their ways. The Plague People will remake the world as though they had never been. The heroes and leaders of the true people - Maniye, Loud Thunder, Hesprec and Asman - will each fight the Plague People in their own ways. They will seek allies, gather armies and lead the charge. But a thousand swords or ten thousand spears will not suffice to turn back this enemy. The end is at hand for everything the true people know."--Publisher's description
Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church of Armes of the Light has battled the forces of Darkness for as long as anyone can remember. The great prophecy has foretold that a band of misfits, led by a high priestess will defeat the Dark Lord Darvezian, armed with their wits, the blessing of the Light and an artifact stolen from the merciless Spider Queen. Their journey will be long, hard and fraught with danger. Allies will become enemies; enemies will become allies. And the Dark Lord will be waiting, always waiting
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCzajkowski, Adrian, 1972-

Adrian Tchaikovsky Brits schrijver

Czajkowski, Adrian.

Czajkowski, Adrian (1972- )

Ейдриън Чайковски

English (158)

Polish (8)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)