[S]he had become increasingly aware of the gods of Tai-tastigon as a community in their own right, dependent on faith for their creation and specific characteristics, yet often capable of independent thought. And she sensed that they were increasingly aware of her, the god-stalker and theocide, in their midst.
Jame's narration, God Stalk,
"Chapter 13: Three Pyres"

God Stalk was the first of P. C. Hodgell's Kencyr series.

It deals with Jame's year in Tai-tastigon after fleeing the Master's House.

Publishing HistoryEdit

A partial version of the novel initially appeared in Clarion Science Fiction (edited by Kate Wilhelm, Berkley).

The full version was published by Atheneum Publishers in 1982

The paperback was published by Berkley in 1983.


 For Mike
with Affection and Gratitude
P. C. Hodgell, God Stalk,


  • Principal Characters Past and Present
  • Maps
  • Book I: Tatters of Dusk
    • Chapter 1: Out of the Haunted Lands
    • Chapter 2: The House of Luck-Bringers
    • Chapter 3: Into the Labyrinth
    • Chapter 4: The Heart of the Maze
  • Book II: Crown of Nights
    • Chapter 5: Winter Days
    • Chapter 6: Water Flow, Fire Leap
    • Chapter 7: The Feast of Fools
    • Chapter 8: Voices of the Past
    • Chapter 9: A Matter of Honor
    • Chapter 10: The Feast of Dead Gods
    • Chapter 11: The Storm Breaks
  • Book III: Shroud of Days
    • Chapter 12: A Flame Rising
    • Chapter 13: Three Pyres
    • Chapter 14: Untempling of the Gods
  • Appendix I: The Thieves' Guild
  • Appendix II: The Tastigon Calendar
  • Appendix III: The Kencyrath




  1. God Stalk, "Appendix II: The Tastigon Calendar" — "The novel spans just over a year, beginning with the Feast of Dead Gods and ending a few days after the next Winter's Eve."
  2. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 14: Gathering Forces" — " 'Do you realize,' said Jame, shifting to a more comfortable position on her sack of potatoes, 'that it's only been about twenty-six days since we left Tai-tastigon? That was the third of Winter. ' "
the novels
God Stalk
Dark of the Moon
Seeker's Mask
To Ride a Rathorn
Bound in Blood
Honor's Paradox
The Sea of Time
The Gates of Tagmeth