Luck of the Wheels

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Cover art for the US edition of Luck of the Wheels by Richard Hescox.
Cover art for the UK edition of The Luck of the Wheels by Paul Gregory.

Luck of the Wheels is the fourth and final book of the Windsingers' Quartet. Chronologically it is the sixth part of the tale of Ki and Vandien. The short stories Bones for Dulath and The Small One precede it.


  • First published in the US as a paperback edition in 1989 by Ace with ISBN 0441504361 with cover art by Richard Hescox. (He built a miniature model of the coach to work from for the painting of it. [1].)
    • 1989 Advance Page Proof
  • An omnibus hardcover published by BCA in 2002, containing The Limbreth Gate and Luck of the Wheels. Cover with Paul Gregory's illustration for TLG on a green background.
  • A Kindle edition by Voyager, the 1st of September 2011 with ASIN: B005JE1KXS.
  • Included in a Kindle bundle with all the four novels from Harper the 5th of December 2013 with ASIN B00FD98B1I.

Omnibus covers


  • A Dutch translation De Windzangers: Gelukszoekers by Luitingh in 1989 with ISBN 9789024522200.
  • A French translation Les Roues du destin (Le cycle de Ki et Vandien Tome 4) by Mnémos the 25th of August 2006, translated by Guillaume Le Pennec, with ISBN 9782915159776 with cover art by Julien Delval. Reprinted the 7th of November 2008 by J'ai lu with ISBN 9782290001714 and cover art by Vincent Madras. Published again as an ebook edition from Mnémos the 15th of January 2015 with ASIN: B00S4UD79E with cover art by Alain Brion. Published again by Mnémos in a collection called Naos in September 2018 with ISBN 9782354086718 in paperback with cover art by Julien Delval (this time the very same art as the first French edition, but cropped).
  • A French omnibus edition of all four books titled Ki & Vandien - Intégrale, the 16th of August 2012, translated by Xavier Spinat and Guillaume Le Pennec by Mnémos with ISBN 9782354081416. Reprinted by France Loisirs the 10 of October 2016 with ISBN 9782298118698. Cover art by Alain Brion.
  • A German translation Windsänger-Zyklusr 4: Das Glück der Räder by Heyne in 1998 with ISBN 9783453140325.

International covers


Ki and Vandien chronology

Harpy's Flight | The Windsingers | The Limbreth Gate | Bones for Dulath | The Small One | Luck of the Wheels


  1. Catawiki: Richard Hescox : Luck of the Wheels