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Janny Wurts Janny Wurst began her writing career while still in high school, when she wrote several novels which she never published. After graduation and a self-financed trip to Europe, Wurts knew that she wanted to create something spectacular but needed life experiences to add a flavor of reality to it. While still in college, she conceived the idea for "The Wars of Light and Shadow." But she was also drawn to painting, and first achieved success as a commercial illustrator for major New York publishing houses, with the intention of using her skill to create covers for her own books. After years of working as an illustrator, Wurts sold her first novel, "Sorcerer's Legacy," in 1982. It was followed by the "Cycle of Fire" coming of age trilogy: "Stormwarden" in 1984, "Keeper of the Keys" in 1986 and "Shadowfane" in 1988. Raymond E. Feist, a fellow fantasy author, asked Wurts to co-author a series set on the Tsurani world that he had created. The resulting Empire trilogy of "Daughter of the Empire," published in 1987, "Servant of the Empire" in 1990 and "Mistress of the Empire" in 1992, was an international bestseller which placed Wurts in the spotlight and named her a true fantasy writer. The project for which she is best known is the "Wars of Light and Shadow" series, of which new stories are still being written. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Daughter of the Empire (Cover artist, some editions; Author) 3,311 copies, 55 reviews
Servant of the Empire (Author) 2,829 copies, 32 reviews
Mistress of the Empire (Author) 2,710 copies, 27 reviews
The Curse of the Mistwraith (also cover artist, some editions) 1,200 copies, 29 reviews
Ships of Merior (also cover artist, some editions) 770 copies, 12 reviews
Fugitive Prince (Cover artist, some editions) 684 copies, 11 reviews
Stormwarden (Cover artist, some editions) 660 copies, 9 reviews
Warhost of Vastmark (Cover artist, some editions) 649 copies, 15 reviews
Keeper of the Keys (Cover artist, some editions) 522 copies, 5 reviews
Grand Conspiracy (Cover artist, some editions) 516 copies, 9 reviews
Shadowfane (Cover artist, some editions) 502 copies, 4 reviews
The Master of Whitestorm (Cover artist, some editions) 486 copies, 7 reviews
To Ride Hell's Chasm (Author and Cover Artist) 459 copies, 18 reviews
Peril's Gate (Cover artist, some editions) 458 copies, 10 reviews
Sorcerer's Legacy (Cover artist, some editions) 387 copies, 10 reviews
Traitor's Knot (Cover artist, some editions) 375 copies, 10 reviews
That Way Lies Camelot (Cover artist, some editions) 277 copies, 5 reviews
Stormed Fortress (Cover artist, some editions) 264 copies, 9 reviews
Initiate's Trial 158 copies, 18 reviews
Destiny’s Conflict 59 copies, 1 review
Wayfinder 2 copies
Decoy 1 copy, 1 review
Triad 1 copy
the gallant 1 copy, 1 review
Bug Jack Barron (Cover artist, some editions) 697 copies, 10 reviews
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (Contributor) 371 copies, 2 reviews
Grails: Quests of the Dawn (Contributor) 219 copies, 5 reviews
Fantasy Gone Wrong (Contributor) 170 copies, 9 reviews
Horse Fantastic (Contributor) 164 copies, 1 review
Dragons of Darkness (Illustrator, some editions) 159 copies, 3 reviews
Elemental (Contributor) 158 copies, 4 reviews
Sisters in Fantasy (Contributor) 154 copies, 3 reviews
Counter Attack (Contributor) 141 copies, 1 review
Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 133 copies, 5 reviews
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 126 copies
Breakthrough (Contributor) 114 copies
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (Contributor) 107 copies, 1 review
Pathways: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
The Lord of Horses (Cover artist, some editions) 92 copies
The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (Contributor) 89 copies
Choices: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Contributor) 83 copies, 4 reviews
Under Cover of Darkness (Contributor) 78 copies, 3 reviews
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (Contributor) 75 copies, 1 review
Catopolis (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #13 (Cover artist, some editions) 51 copies, 1 review
Intelligent Design [Anthology] (Contributor) 39 copies, 1 review
Fantastic Companions (Contributor) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Planet in Peril (Translator, some editions) 33 copies
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