Cherie Priest Books In Order

Publication Order of Eden Moore Books

Four and Twenty Blackbirds (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings to the Kingdom (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Flesh Nor Feathers (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clockwork Century Books

Boneshaker (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreadnought (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clementine (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ganymede (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tanglefoot (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inexplicables (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiddlehead (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jacaranda (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cheshire Red Reports Books

Bloodshot (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellbent (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Borden Dispatches Books

Maplecroft (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chapelwood (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Princess X Books

I Am Princess X (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dreadful Skin (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fathom (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Who Went Remain There Still (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Plot (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brimstone (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Cherie Priest is an American author, an award-winning novelist and a blogger. She has authored many novels and short stories, but is well known for her most-awarded novel, Boneshaker. Cherie Priest was born in Tampa, Florida in 1975. Being born to an Army father, Priest lived her teenage years in several places as Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and Texas. Until her college, she moved around a lot. Cherie Priest graduated from Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee with a 1998. It was then when she decided to pursue her master’s degree in writing. In 2001, she completed her M.A. in Professional writing from the famous University of Tennessee. She still lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, a black cat and a shaggy dog; and that’s where she wrote her first two books. Cherie Priest claims to follow no religion and keeps no bonds with the church, although she was precariously raised a Seventh-day Adventist.

Apart from writing, Cherie Priest has given several motivational talks & written numerous influential articles about the urban exploration. She has been a reviewer for the website Chiaroscuro and presently is a member of Subterranean Press. She regularly attends and is an esteemed panelist at DragonCon and numerous other genre conventions like Penguicon and Steamcon.


Cherie Priest has written over fifteen novels. Her most famous novel Boneshaker won the PNBA Award, the Locus Award and was nominated for both the Hugo Award & the Nebula Award. She also wrote Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor Books; Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, Cherie Priest’s Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery) debuted in 2011.

Boneshaker (2009)

Cherie Priest wrote Boneshaker with Tor Books in October 2009 from the prestigious Clockwork Century Universe. Boneshaker is a science fiction novel that combines the zombies with the steampunk genre in an alternate history version of Seattle, Washington. It won the PNBA Award in 2009 for Best Novel and the Locus Award in the Best Sci-fi Novel category. It was also nominated for the Hugo Award in 2010. The story is set in the early days of Civil War, around the devastated alleys of downtown Seattle where the first run of Dr. Blue’s ultimate drill engine, the Boneshaker goes terribly wrong. Due to the destruction, a subterranean vein bursts out blight gas that turns anyone who breathed it, into the living dead. The city is lost to the undead, criminal overlords, refugees with heavy weaponry and the air pirates. And now it’s the responsibility of the Blue’s widow, Briar to hunt for her teenage boy and bring the toxic city back to life. The novel is an absolute splendid piece of work; and describes the hardships of Briar and her son in an engaging manner. Surely Priest has put her best in compiling this gem of a novel. A must read!

In November 2011, Hammer acquired the rights to the novel for adaption to the big screen. Hammer Films and Cross Creek Pictures planned to produce the project while Exclusive and Cross Creek Pictures co-financed the movie. Nothing has been said regarding the casting or the release date. However, speculations are that release of this movie shall be considered a benchmark for the subgenre’s growth. Apart from this, Boneshaker has also been adapted as GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin. Directed by and starring Colleen Delany, the audiobook was released on May 1, 2014.

Clementine (2010)

This another Clockwork Century Universe book revolves between Maria Isabella Boyd and Croggon Beauregard Hainey. Hainey has been held responsible for making sure that the Clementine is claimed and returned to where it belongs. Hainey wants the Clementine back and will leave no stone unturned in order to get it. Boyd and Hainey wish for different things & the Clementine is the root between them. Only one of them can succeed in his endeavors. Cherie Priest has molded the story pretty well and handled the conflict in a brilliant way. Clementine promises to be an outstanding spy thriller and ia a must read for those who have niche for action-packed mysteries.

In addition to writing full-fledged novels and novellas, Cherie Priest wrote a variety of short stories and some non-fiction articles as well. Some of her famous short stories include The Heavy and Bad Sushi for Apex Digest; and Following Piper, Tanglefoot and The Catastrophe Box for Subterranean Press. Priest’s work a writer didn’t confine to fiction all alone. She excelled in creating several non-fiction masterpieces such as “Steampunk for Beginners” for BookBrowse; and “Growing up Poe” for Weird Tales. To date, Cherie Priest has had fifteen full-length projects published and another half-dozen are in the queue. Her most recent book is Maplecroft for Roc Books published in September, 2014.

Among the lined up projects, Jacaranda for Subterranean Press will be released in winter of 2014. Others on the list are Chapelwood for Gothic Horror; Princess X for Young Adult; The Family Plot and Godbothering for Modern Fantasy. Cherie Priest has done a tremendous job as a novelist and her projects have been published worldwide. Her priced writings have been nominated for the most distinguished awards and won a plethora of category awards as well. Ganymede won the 2012 Airship Award for Written Fiction; Dreadnought won the Endeavour Award; and was the finalist for Darrell Award. And a short story written by Priest, “Wishbones” was nominated for Bram Stoker Award.

Cherie Priest, given her strong presence in the professional writing industry, has been an active reviewer for other writers’ works. She has reviewed several books and novels by famous authors such as Liz Williams, Kealan Patrick Burke, Tim Powers, Molly Friedrich, Rebecca Scott, Jon Armstrong. Sarah Langan, Alain Silver, James Ursini and Elizabeth bear to name a few. Her command and undying inclination towards dark & sci-fi writing has inspired other writers over the years.

Cherie Priest has received outstanding reviews for her work in the categories such as horror, Southern Gothic and science fiction. She is fond of trashy goth music, red wine and especially zombies. To date, Cherie Priest maintains a wide spectrum of talent catering to different varieties of professional writing.

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