Jane Lindskold is an author of Speculative Fiction, especially Urban Fantasy, known for her association with Roger Zelazny, who mentored her, and whose last two novels she finished posthumously.
Works with a page on this wiki:
- The Athanor series:
- Changer (1998)
- Legends Walking / Changer's Daughter (1999)
- Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls (1994)
- The Buried Pyramid (2004)
- Child of a Rainless Year (2005)
- Donnerjack (with Roger Zelazny, 1997)
- Lord Demon (with Roger Zelazny, 1999)
- Marks of Our Brothers (1995)
- The Pipes of Orpheus (1995)
- Smoke and Mirrors (1996)
- When the Gods are Silent (1997)
Tropes in her other works:
- Companion Cube: Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls has an interesting twist — inanimate objects constantly talk telepathically to the autistic main character, Sarah. And no, she's not imagining it: they sometimes tell her useful things, like the combinations to locks and safes, or the location of hidden items.
- Intrepid Reporter: Bill and Chris, in the Athanor series, are led by an anonymous tipster to investigate a mysterious philanthropist going by "Arthur Pendragon". Once they realize just how big of a secret they've stumbled onto, though, they decide to change careers.
- Speaks in Shout-Outs: In Brother To Dragons Companion To Owls, the main character can only communicate via quotes from literature. It's heavily implied that she is autistic.
- Those Wily Coyotes: In the Athanor series, the shapeshifting Changer took the form of a coyote and had a family. Someone killed most of them save for the Changer and his daughter, a coyote pup, and the Changer returns to civilization to find out who did it.
- Time Abyss: In the Athanor duology, Changer was literally one of the first two life forms on the planet, even before there were continents.