Our team (which includes Glynn, the author!) gets a lot of questions about the Starship’s Mage reading order. Right now there are two different series in this universe, and each one has its own cast of main characters. How do you want to experience the universe: chronologically or by series?
The first book: Starship’s Mage
Above all, readers should start with Starship’s Mage, the first book in the main series, because it will introduce you to the main characters. Mage Damien Montgomery is the main character of the first book (and the main series). The side trilogy Red Falcon branches off from the main series by looking at what happens to characters like Captain David Rice and Officer Kelly LaMonte once Damien leaves the crew.
An older edition of the book was published under the name Starship’s Mage Omnibus. Originally, the stories of Damien Montgomery on the Blue Jay were published as five separate novellas.
Option A: Starship’s Mage reading order chronologically
Once you’re done the first book, you have a choice: if you want to read the Starship’s Mage and Red Falcon novels in the order the events occur, you can follow the visual timeline to the left. (The alt text is optimized for screen readers.) Below, you can find links to each of the books.
25th century timeline
2454: Starship’s Mage (Main Series #1)
2455, September: Interstellar Mage (Red Falcon #1)
2456, March-April: Mage-Provocateur (Red Falcon #2)
2457, September: Hand of Mars (Main Series #2)
2457, October-December: Agents of Mars (Red Falcon #3)
2458, March: Voice of Mars (Main Series #3)
2458, June: Alien Arcana (Main Series #4)
2458, September: Judgment of Mars (Main Series #5)
2460, March: UnArcana Stars (Main Series #6)
2460, April-June: Sword of Mars (Main Series #7)
2460, July-August: Mountain of Mars (Main series #8)
(Timeline updates coming soon)
Option B: Starship’s Mage reading order by publication order
Your next option is to read the Starship’s Mage books according to publication order. This option for the Starship’s Mage reading order lets you read all of the books in the main series first, and then you can go back and read the Red Falcon books to take a look behind the scenes to prepare you for the UnArcana War arc.
- Starship’s Mage Series
- Red Falcon Trilogy
- Starship’s Mage Series (UnArcana Rebellion)
- Starship’s Mage Series (Mage-Officer of Mars, ongoing)
What order did you read the Starship’s Mage books in? Did Red Falcon affect how you saw the books and the characters? Let us know in the comments.