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Liavek is a shared universe and a series of anthologies that take place in it. The first four books include stories by Megan Lindholm.

Original Liavek novels

  1. Liavek, City of Luck and Wizardry
  2. Liavek, Players of Luck
  3. Liavek, Wizard's Row
  4. Liavek, Spells of Binding
  5. Liavek, Festival Week

Additional Liavek volumes

  • Casting Fortune published by Tor in 1989 collects the stories by John M. Ford from the original novels and adds a new one.
  • Alan Moore's story Hypothetical Lizard was adapted into comic book format and published in 2005 by Avatar Press.
  • Pamela Dean had a new Liavek story Cousins in Firebirds Rising, an anthology from Firebird Books published in 2006.
  • Points of Departure: Liavek Stories collected the Pamela Dean and Patricia C. Wrede stories from the original novels and was published in 2015 by Diversion Publishing as a paperback and an ebook.

Republished ebook series

The stories from the original anthologies were republished in digital format between August 2015 and January 2017 in 8 volumes. The digital volumes include all stories from the 5 anthologies, excluding the stories by Pamela Dean and Patricia C. Wrede which had already been published in "Points of Departure: Liavek Stories".

  • The second volume, Liavek 2 City of Luck, includes A Coincidence of Birth and was published the 17th of August 2015 by CatYelling with ASIN B0143Q5Q5A.
  • The fourth volume, Liavek 4 The Players of Luck, includes Pot Luck and was published the 29th of April 2016 by CatYelling with ASIN B01F0L588C.
  • The fifth volume, Liavek 5 Wizard's Row, includes An Act of Mercy and was published the 20th of August 2016 by CatYelling with ASIN B01KSEHE74.
  • The seventh volume, Liavek 7 Spells of Binding, includes An Act of Love and was published the 26th of November 2016 by by CatYelling with ASIN B01NBD2O0J.


  • A French translation simply titled Liavek from ActuSF was published the 20th of February 2014 with ISBN 9782917689608 (paperback), also available on Kindle with ASIN B00IEGUJRG. It was translated by Jacqueline Callier. Reprinted the 10th of February 2016 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290108741 and a different cover, and again in hardback in 2018 with ISBN 9782366298901 by ActuSF. The volume contains the following stories from the first four original books:
    • Un acte de contrition (An Act of Contrition) by Steven Brust
    • Hasard de naissance (A Coincidence of Birth) by Megan Lindholm
    • La Fortune du pot (Pot Luck) by Megan Lindholm
    • Un acte de foi (An Act of Trust) by Steven Brust
    • Un acte de miséricorde (An Act of Mercy) by Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm
    • Un acte d'amour (An Act of Love) by Steven Brust , Gregory Frost and Megan Lindholm
  • Hasard de naissance (A Coincidence of Birth) also apperead in a French volume Fiction - tome 18 in 2014, where it was printed under the pen name Robin Hobb. Published by Les Moutons Électriques, ISBN 9782917689592.
  • A Japanese translation was published in April 1989 in two parts in 2 small paperbacks with dust jackets:

魔法都市ライアヴェック〈1〉いにしえの呪い with ISBN 9784390112918 contains:

  1. Badu's Luck by Emma Bull
  2. The Green Rabbit from S'Rian by Gene Wolfe
  3. Ancient Curses by Patricia C. Wrede
  4. Birth Luck by Nancy Kress
  5. An Act of Contrition by Steven Brust
  6. The Inn of the Demon Camel by Jane Yolen
  7. The Hands of the Artist by Kara Dalkey

魔法都市ライアヴェック〈2〉緑の猫 with ISBN 9784390112925 contains:

  1. The Green Cat by Pamela Dean
  2. A Coincidence of Birth by Megan Lindholm
  3. Bound Things by Will Shetterly
  4. The Fortune Maker by Barry B. Longyear



The world of Liavek

books: City of Luck and Wizardry | Players of Luck | Wizard's Row | Spells of Binding
stories: A Coincidence of Birth | Pot Luck | An Act Of Mercy | An Act of Love