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About The Orphan's Tales

The Orphan's Tales is a two-volume series of fantasy novels written by Catherynne M. Valente and illustrated by Michael Kaluta. Heavily inspired by the 1,001 Nights as well as mythology and folklore from around the world, it is told through an extensive network of interrelated frame stories. The series as a whole received the 2008 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Singer-songwriter S. J. Tucker recorded two albums based on the series.

The Novels

The Book of the Steppe
The Book of the Sea
The Book of the Storm
The Book of the Scald

The Music


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