The Uncommon World is a series of standalone novels inspired by 13th century history and a love for stories by Kristin Cashore, Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin, and Tamora Pierce.

Pronunciation Guide for 

the Uncommon World series

Kinneret Raza—said pretty much how you’d guess—kin-ner-reht rah-zah

Calev ben Y’hoshua—cah-lev ben yho-shoo-ah

Avigail—a-vee-gale

Oron—or-on

kaptan—same as “captain

oramiral—or-ah-meer-all

tatlilav—tat-lee-lav

amir—ah-meer

Mamluk—mahm-luck

Ayarazi—eye-ah-rah-zee

Asag—ah-zahguh

Seren—sair-en

Meric—mair-ric

Meekra—meek-rah

Serhat—sir-hat

Ekrem—ehk-rehm

Jakobden—jake-ub-den

Akhmim—ah-k-mim

Ahkayma—ah-k-eye-muh

sigil—both “i”s are short like in “sit”

Ona—oh-nah

Lucca—luke-ah

Silvania—sil-vain-nia

Radi—rah-dee

Samira—sah-meer-ah

kyros—kai-rohs

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