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Sarah Monette is an American author of horror and fantasy novels.

She also writes fantasy and historical mystery under the pseudonym Katherine Addison.

Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, she acquired her B.A. in Classics, English, and French from Case Western Reserve University and her M.A. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She also has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Although she graduated summa cum laude, her degrees have virtually no importance as far as her day job or her writing is concerned; something Monette feels should serve as a lesson to everyone.

Monette has published multiple short stories and received a Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel for her novel The Goblin Emperor written under her pen name Katherine Addison.

An adjunct faculty for Ashland University's low-residency MFA program, Monette currently lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her spouse, cats, and several books.

More about Sarah Monette

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Horror

Born: 1974

United States

Pseudonym: Also known as Katherine Addison



  1. The Queen in Winter (2006)
  2. The Bone Key (2007)
  3. Somewhere Beneath Those Waves (2011)

Doctrine of Labyrinths

  1. Melusine (2005)
  2. The Virtu (2006)
  3. The Mirador (2007)
  4. Corambis (2009)

Iskryne World (Co-authored with Elizabeth Bear)

  1. A Companion to Wolves (2007)
  2. The Tempering of Men (2011)
  3. An Apprentice to Elves (2015)
Iskryne World (Co-authored with Elizabeth Bear)

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The Queen in Winter

Brilliantly gifted authors Claire Delacroix, Lynn Kurland, Sharon Shinn and Sarah Monette come together with four tales of adventure that are as enchanting as they are exciting….

A gifted seer receives a vision of a man who she was not meant to marry, but was meant to love…A man and an elven woman endure both the mundane and the magical in their quest to remain together…A warrior maiden is trapped in a deadly storm with the only man she ever wanted, whose scars she must heal if he is ever to want her…A brave young woman helps her sister save her magically-gifted child, only to receive an unexpected gift of her own. 

Enjoy four of today’s most imaginative authors, and four stories of love as pure as the driven snow that will warm the coldest of hearts…

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0425207727
Publisher: Berkley
The Bone Key

Kyle Murchison Booth is the unlikeliest of characters to gain a cult following, yet he has. Eccentric, socially awkward Booth is an introverted museum archivist, descended from a most unusual family, who frequently finds himself in the midst of the most unsettling supernatural experiences and strange necromantic mysteries. 

A gentleman and a scholar, the unwilling hero persevered through The Bone Key, a series of interconnected short stories, to win readers’ hearts (and possibly their souls).

This new edition, with a “puzzle” cover and a new introduction by one of Booth’s “successors” at the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum, will delight current fans and allow even more to discover its dark charms.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1607012900
Publisher: Prime Books
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves

This Sarah Monette’s diverse collection delves deeply into the mythic and reaches far beyond everyday reality. Readers cannot resist journeying with her into realms—dangerously dark or illuminatingly revelatory—they could never imagine without her as their guide. 

From ghost stories in the tradition of M. R. James to darkly poetic tales to moving fictional examinations of the most basic of human emotion—fear, love, hate, loneliness—Monette’s pen produces stories that are invariably unforgettable . . .

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1607013051
Publisher: Prime Books

Doctrine of Labyrinths


Mélusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies lost and found...

Felix Harrowgate is a dashing, highly respected wizard. But the horrors of his past as an abused slave have returned, and threaten to destroy all he has since become.

As a cat burglar, Mildmay the Fox is used to being hunted. But now he has been caught by a wizard. And yet the wizard was looking not for Mildmay, but for Felix Harrowgate...

Thrown together by fate, these unlikely allies will uncover a shocking secret that will link them inexorably together.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0441014170
Publisher: Ace
The Virtu

Felix Harrowgate was a powerful wizard until his former master wrenched Felix's magic from him and used it to shatter the Virtu-the orb that is the keystone for the protection and magic of the wizards of the city. Felix's only chance to reclaim the life he once knew is to restore the Virtu.

Mildmay the Fox was an assassin and a cat-burglar-until a curse caught up with him and his life changed forever. Now his fate is tied to Felix's, for good or ill, by blood...and by magic. With Mildmay's help, Felix must repair that which has been broken, and face the shadows of his past.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0441015160
Publisher: Ace
The Mirador

The dashing wizard Felix Harrowgate has reclaimed his sanity, magic, and position in society. But even as he returns to his former place in the Mirador-the citadel of power and wizardry-there are many who desire his end. 

Mildmay the Fox is an ex-assassin, a cat-burglar, and Felix's half-brother. Tied to Felix by blood and magic, Mildmay goes where Felix goes-even into the Mirador. There, Mildmay finds himself drawn to an alluring spy of the Bastion, a rival school of wizards.

The Bastion desires above all else to bring down the Mirador, and Felix is the key to its destruction. But Mildmay cannot let Felix stand alone, and will fight to save both his brother and his city from certain ruin.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0441016181
Publisher: Ace

Exiled from Mélusine for the crime of heresy, the once powerful Cabaline wizard Felix Harrowgate and his half-brother Mildmay, former cat-burglar and assassin, journey to Corambis to face judgment from a ruling body of wizards. Corambis, however, is a land plagued by civil strife. Kay Brightmore, the Margrave of Rothmarlin, is part of an insurrection to restore the monarchy in the southern half of the country. 

In desperation, Kay and his rebels seek out the engine of Summerdown, an ancient magical device rumored to have terrible powers. Once the engine is awakened, only a powerful wizard can stop its awesome potential for destruction. Felix and Mildmay arrive just in time for their greatest challenge - and ultimate destiny.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0441018604
Publisher: Ace

Iskryne World (Co-authored with Elizabeth Bear)

A Companion to Wolves

A young nobleman, Isolfr, is chosen to become a wolfcarl -- a warrior who is bonded to a fighting wolf.

Isolfr is deeply drawn to the wolves, and though as his father's heir he can refuse the call, he chooses to go. The people of this wintry land depend on the wolfcarls to protect them from the threat of trolls and wyverns, though the supernatural creatures have not come in force for many years. Men are growing too confident. The wolfhealls are small, and the lords give them less respect than in former years.

But the winter of Isolfr's bonding, the trolls come down from the north in far greater numbers than before, and the holding's complaisance gives way to terror in the dark. Isolfr, now bonded to a queen wolf, Viradechtis, must learn where his honor lies, and discover the lengths to which he will to go when it, and love for his wolf, drive him.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2007
Ebook: B005H0O88S
Publisher: Tor Books
The Tempering of Men

In Iskryne, the war against the Trollish invasion has been won, and the lands of men are safe again…at least for a while. Isolfr and his sister, the Konigenwolf Viradechtis, have established their own wolfhaell. 

Viradechtis has taken two mates, and so the human pack has two war leaders. And in the way of the pack, they must come to terms with each other, must become brothers instead of rivals--for Viradechtis will not be gainsaid.

She may even be prescient.

A new danger comes to Iskryne. An army of men approaches, an army that wishes to conquer and rule. The giant trellwolves and their human brothers have never hunted men before. They will need to learn if they are to defend their homes.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B004ULOKJW
Publisher: Tor Books
An Apprentice to Elves

Alfgyfa, a young woman who has been raised in the Wolfhall by her father Isolfr, is the human leader of the queen-wolf Viridechtis' pack, and was the protagonist of the first book.

The warrior culture of Iskryne forbids many things to women—and most especially it forbids them bonding to one of the giant telepathic trelwolves. But as her father was no ordinary boy, Alfgyfa is no ordinary girl. Her father has long planned to send his daughter to Tin, a matriarch among the elves who live nearby, to be both apprentice and ambassador, and now she is of age to go.

Author: Sarah Monette
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1250811851
Publisher: Tor Books