Victoria Goddard

Biography

Victoria Goddard is a fantasy novelist, gardener, and occasional academic. She has a PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto, has walked down the length of England, and is currently a writer, cheesemonger, and gardener in the Canadian Maritimes. Along with cheese, books, and flowers she also loves dogs, tea, and languages.

Books

Terec and the Wall
Series: Terec of Lund, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: English. Originally Published: April 15, 2024 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In the north of Ysthar, past the edge of the Empire of Astandalas, there is the tundra, and beyond the tundra, the great wall of ice. No one goes there, save for a few hunters after mammoth ivory or furs, unless it is to look upon the Ice and then, suitably impressed, turn back to be awed by the wall of magic that is the border of the Empire. But there are those for whom the Wild is not only...
Traveller's Joy
Series: Greenwing & Dart. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,540. Language: English. Originally Published: March 15, 2024 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Hal's university career ends quite satisfactorily for himself, but with heartbreak, drama, and painful ignominy for his best friend Jemis. Nevertheless, Hal stood with Jemis when academic argument turned violent, and he'll stand with him now as he finds his feet again ...Traveller's Joy is set after Clary Sage and before the beginning of Stargazy Pie.
The Bone Harp
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,340. Language: English. Originally Published: February 5, 2024 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Thrice-cursed bard and warrior-elf Tamsin wakes up in Elfland after what might or might not have been his death, healed and hale for the first time in millennia. Somewhat confused but not entirely unhappy with this turn of events, he sets off in the hopes of finding a way home ...
The Game of Courts
Series: Lays of the Hearth-Fire. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,890. Language: English. Originally Published: October 13, 2023 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Cavalier Conju enazo Argellian an Vilius--Conju to his friends, or he would be if any of them had survived the Fall of Astandalas--survived the cataclysmic destruction of the Empire of Astandalas in perfectly good health, thank you very much. If he spent the year (or hundred years) afterwards partying while the world burned ... well, he has always considered himself a man of fashion, and...
Derring-Do for Beginners
Series: Red Company, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 105,080. Language: English. Originally Published: April 17, 2023 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The first book of The Red Company, because even the greatest of folk heroes have to start somewhere.
The Connoisseur
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Originally Published: April 8, 2020 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Arthur MacEachern was a celebrated Canadian writer when he lost his Muse. To success, he thought; it wasn't until a fateful trip to the dentist that he realized his Muse lived somewhere else entirely ... Receiver of an Honourable Mention at the 2018 Prince Edward Island Literary Awards for Short Stories.
Petty Treasons
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,800. Language: English. Originally Published: September 3, 2021 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Artorin Damara, last Emperor of Astandalas, is in need of a new secretary. It has been three years since he woke from a magical coma caused by the collapse of his empire, and he can barely acknowledge his own existence, let alone articulate what he needs from someone else. Enter Cliopher sayo Mdang, Fifth Degree Secretary of the Imperial Bureaucratic Service, and to everyone's surprise the...
Plum Duff
Series: Greenwing & Dart, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,740. Language: English. Originally Published: December 7, 2021 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Magic is out of fashion. Except, obviously, at Winterturn. Winterturn in Ragnor Bella is a holiday for family, feasting, and a few religious festivities. Jemis Greenwing and Mr. Dart are both quite ready for a quiet week or two after their adventures going to and coming home from Orio City. Jemis in particular is looking forward to the first Winterturn spent with his father since he was a child...
Love-in-a-Mist
Series: Greenwing & Dart, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Originally Published: October 5, 2020 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Magic is out of fashion. Murder, like romance, is always a possibility. The journey home from Orio City was supposed to be straightforward. Avoid being captured by brigands or agents of the criminal gangs; try not to cause any further spiritual or magical shocks; and make it over the mountains before winter closes in. Jemis Greenwing and his best friend Mr. Dart are both fairly sure it's too...
The Redoubtable Pali Avramapul
Series: Red Company, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 110,130. Language: English. Originally Published: May 18, 2022 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
Before the Fall of the Empire of Astandalas, the Red Company was legendary. A dozen or so years after that cataclysm, they have almost faded into myth. Pali Avramapul may not have gone under her own name since the dissolution of the Red Company, but she is no myth, and has certainly not faded. She fights folly and injustice as fiercely as ever—although, as a respected scholar of history at one...
The Tower at the Edge of the World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Originally Published: September 29, 2021 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young man without a name lives in a tower at the edge of the world. He is content with the orderly rituals and freedom to study wild magic that is his lot--or he was content, until one day he spies something in a bird's nest outside the tower window. He's never left the tower before, but curiosity can be stronger even than enchantments ... A standalone novella set before the Fall of the...
Aurelius (to be called) Magnus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Originally Published: February 16, 2022 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aurelius Magnus has not yet been stolen by the Sun and Moon. He has not yet led the Empire of Astandalas into what will later be hailed as a golden age, nor met the man whose friendship and loyalty will be celebrated in legend for two thousand years. He has not yet even earned the epithet "Magnus." He is only Aurelius, twenty-one years old and already six years an emperor. War is all he has...
Those Who Hold the Fire
Series: Lays of the Hearth-Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Originally Published: August 28, 2022 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The tanà holds the fire of the community. Thirteen-year-old Kip's always felt a bit of an outsider, but he knows he has what it takes to become the next tanà. He just needs to persuade his Buru Tovo that he's ready for the next step of his apprenticeship. And then take it--but that's easy, right? A novelette of approximately 11,000 words.
Not Far From the Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Originally Published: January 8, 2020 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The world is full of unexpected stories. For Nora, hers is intricately tied with the old apple tree next to the village green. They say Eve fell to the temptation of an apple, but for Nora and her brother Charles, the apple just might be a vehicle for grace ...
Terec and the Wild
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Originally Published: March 29, 2022 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
It's not actually illegal to be a wild mage. Terec reminds himself of this, often. Nor is it illegal to go north. He reminds himself of that, too. Terec was born with a wild talent for fire, and can no longer suppress it. Soon he will not be able to hide it, and he fears it will burn out of control, no longer singeing his bed-linens but hurting those he loves. If you head south from his family...
The Return of Fitzroy Angursell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,090. Language: English. Originally Published: December 23, 2020 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Artorin Damara is the Last Emperor of Astandalas and present Lord Magus of Zunidh. He is respected as a great mage, revered as a living god, regarded as the embodiment of power and wealth and majesty. Few have seen him in anything but the most resplendent garments; fewer still have ever looked him in the eyes. He is possibly the last person you would expect to find breaking into the tomb of the...
In the Company of Gentlemen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Originally Published: July 5, 2018 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The greatest poet of the Empire of Astandalas was widely considered the infamous outlaw Fitzroy Angursell. Almost all of his poems and songs were banned, but that had the tendency merely to encourage everyone to read them. Hilarious, pointed, and scathingly topical, one of the games of all levels of society was to guess who they were truly about. After the Fall of the Empire, both the songs and...
Portrait of a Wide Seas Islander
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: English. Originally Published: March 9, 2022 by Victoria Goddard. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Someone always leaves," Tovo reminds them. "Kip will return when it's time." He wonders, though. He wonders if his errant grand-nephew was really as bright and as promising as they all thought he was. He wonders if Kip has forgotten the Lays, forgotten what it means to be an Islander, forgotten everything that Tovo taught him. Of course, the...
In the Realms of Gold: Five Tales of Ysthar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,910. Language: English. Originally Published: April 10, 2020 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Five invitations into the realms of poetry to five very different people, set in a world not altogether dissimilar to our own, resonant with myth and magic. These are standalone tales associated with Till Human Voices Wake Us. Contains: Scheherezade: On the thousand and first night of Scheherezade the Storyteller's marriage, things do not go at all as she had hoped—nor do they end as she had...
At the Feet of the Sun
Series: Lays of the Hearth-Fire, Book 2. Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 373,900. Language: English. Originally Published: December 1, 2022 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The long awaited sequel to THE HANDS OF THE EMPEROR! Cliopher Mdang has been appointed Viceroy of Zunidh by his beloved Radiancy, the Last Emperor, who has now left him behind in the Palace to safeguard the world during his absence on a quest to find an appropriately magical heir. When he returns, he will abdicate, and Cliopher will at last retire, satisfied with having achieved most of his...
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,850. Language: English. Originally Published: January 9, 2020 by Underhill Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Behind the corners of our world, there is magic. As the Lord of Ysthar, Raphael is responsible for it. An honest man, his lies are legion. An infamous recluse, his social circle includes Scheherezade, Shakespeare, and the Crown Prince of Faerie. He is a great mage to his enemies, a movie star to strangers, and a hundred mostly boring pseudonymous half-lives to history. He is dutifully trying to...

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