The following is a list of the historic periods over which the series takes place. For spoilers, see the individual period pages or the Small-scale Time Line.
Human Era (Count to a Trillion)Edit
2410s-2501: Cryonarchy Period
2501-2533: Ecclesiarch Period (Age of the Giants)
Posthuman Era (The Hermetic Millenia, Judge of Ages) (2535-10515)Edit
3090-3300: Simon Family Period
3300-4888: Age of Witches
4900-5950: Age of Chimerae
5990-7000: Age of Nymphs
7000-7990: Age of Hormagaunts
8000-9100: Age of Locusts
9000-10515: Age of Melusine
Swan Era (10515-)Edit
The Judge of Ages ends at the beginning of the Swan Era. Events in this and later eras will presumably be described in later novels in the series. The author has stated that his largest scale time line for the series extends to A.D. 500,000,000,000 and possibly beyond.