Well of Shiuan
The world of Shiuan was doomed. Rising waters and shattering earthquakes due to the coming of a vast and strange new sattelite had sealed the fate of its peoples – flee or die with their world.
Their sole escape routes were the Gates, the passages between worlds established by a forgotten cosmic race. And just as this knowledge dawned on the desperate tribes and cities there appeared the woman Morgaine – whose mission was to seal Shiuan's Gates.
This is the
story of Morgaine, she of "Gate of Irvel" and of her henchman, Nhi
Vanye, and of their relentless enemy, Chya Roh, who followed them to
the drowning planet.
C. J. Cherryh (born 1942) is the pen name of Carolyn Janice Cherry, a multiple-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer. She currently resides in Spokane County, Washington.
Cherryh is pronounced ”Cherry”. The author appended a silent ”h” to her real name because her first editor felt that ”Cherry” sounded too much like a romance writer.
The asteroid 77185 Cherryh has been named in her honour.
Countless worlds are connected by Gates, and through these gates rides pale-haired Morgaine with her sword Changeling on an endless quest to destroy the Gates before they destroy the entire Universe.
The Morgaine Cycle consists of four works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
Main series The Alliance-Union Universe