Devera appears (or is noted as absent) in nearly every book by Meta:Steven Brust. Or at least, someone very much like her does.
A complete list up to 2004 of these appearances is at the Devera FAQ. Further appearances (post-Issola) may be added here.
- p. 35:
As I was coming in, I head what sounded like bare feet running away, and I almost thought I heard a giggle, but I didn't give it too much of a thought.
- p. 109:
And there was another voice, too, only for a moment.
I'm sorry Ucle Vlad. I have to. But it isn't lost, and you'll have it all back someday--
Yes. There it was. And who do I trust now? She sounded so harmless; the epitome of all that could be trusted: sweet and innocent. But she was older than I, and she was Verra's granddaughter. I had other memories of her, too, and many of them came rushing back, begging to be reinterpreted, with all of my natural cynicism let loose on them.
A child's voice whispered "I'm sorry," and I have no idea what makes me think it was a child's voice--how can you tell from a whisper? But I thought so at the time, and I wondered what she'd done. But the voice seemed to warm me, somehow, and I stopped shivering.
I suddenly remembered the child's whisper I'd heard, and it occurred to me that the child hadn't been apologizing, she'd been expressing sympathy.
- p.112: (Vlad Norathar is four)
"Where did you find the toy?"
"A little girl makes them, and brings them around. I don't know why, but she seems harmless."
"A little girl? Does she have a name?"
- p.138: (Vlad Norathar is eight)
"He has friends?"
"A few. And the little girl, Devera, comes by from time to time."
"Good," I said.
What she (Aliera) said was, "I don't mind my daughter playing with your son."
"Um. Okay, thanks."