Eric Van Lustbader Books In Order

Publication Order of Sunset Warrior Cycle Books

The Sunset Warrior (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shallows of Night (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dai-San (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath an Opal Moon (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons on the Sea of Night (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle Books

The Ninja (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miko (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Ninja (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kaisho (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Floating City (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Skin (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of China Maroc Books

Jian (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shan (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pearl Saga Books

The Ring of the Five Dragons (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veil of a Thousand Tears (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of the Pearl (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jason Bourne Books

The Bourne Legacy (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Betrayal (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Sanction (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Deception (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Objective (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Dominion (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Imperative (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Retribution (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Ascendancy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bourne Enigma (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jack McClure/Alli Carson Books

First Daughter (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Snow (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Trust (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Night (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beloved Enemy (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sirens (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Heart (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
French Kiss (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Eyes (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Blade (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Homecoming (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pale Saint (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Art Kills (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Testament (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Any Minute Now (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

A man who has had many career paths such as elementary education and music production, Eric Van Lustbader’s real passion always lied with writing. Born and raised in the Lower West Side of Manhattan, Van Lustbader develop an interest in art and writing from a very young age. As a kid, Van Lustbader lived downstairs from legendary actress Lauren Bacall. In addition to this, he was also friends with brothers Keith and David Carraddine, who also turned out to be successful actors themselves. The three of them would build orange create racers in Washington Square Park. He attended the City and Country School for his early education, a place which he had very fond memories of. He went to high school at New York’s Stuyvesant High School and following his time at high school he went to Columbia College where he majored in sociology. Although he went to many amazing educational institutions, he is famous for saying that his most important lessons were learn while he was still a young kid at the City and Country School.

Following the completion of his education, Van Lustbader worked in the New York public school system where he enjoyed a successful career but he found this career not to be in his liking so he moved on. His next occupation was in the music industry where he worked for major record companies such as Elektra Records and CBS Records. This line of work also saw him have success and led to him to meet his good friend Bernie Taupin, the lyricist for John and John. Van Lustbader stuck with the music industry for a considerable time and followed his work in the record companies with a job at Cash Box magazine where he wrote articles related to music. His articles are most famous for predicting the success of musicians such as David Bowie, The Who and Roxy Music.

After various fields of work, Van Lustbader went back to his childhood passion and started writing novels and short stories. An author with many talents, he is most well known for writing pieces of literature in the fantasy and thriller genres. His breakthrough as an author came when he published his book The Ninja, a book which would begin the Ninja Cycle Series. The plot is set in post World War 2 Japan and is based on the adventures of Nicholas Linnear, a skilled swords man. The series is considered to be a tale of love, revenge and murder. Van Lustbader produces six books in the series which spanned out over 15 years. The final book was published in 1995. Nine years later, Van Lustbader published another installment to the series which gave and overview on the life and death of the main character. This book did not do as well as the initial six novels but was enjoyed by the readers of the original series.

After the conclusion of the Ninja Cycle Series, Van Lustbader’s next real breakthrough was the science fiction trilogy called the Pearl Saga. This series was set in the fictional planet of Kundala. The storyline revolves around five sacred dragons and they try to remove foreign rule in order to grant freedom to the natives of the planet. The series is high action and involves many mystical battles. The fantasy setting and magical world appealed to many people and this series is considered by many to the a cult classic.

In addition to the Ninja Cycle Series and the Pearl Saga, Van Lustbader wrote many other original literature such as the Sunset Warrior Cycle, The China Maroc Series and 1983 novel Black Heart. Black Heart is considered one of Van Lustbader’s best pieces of work as he portrays the dark side of a romantic love story. This thriller is considered to be very intense with most readers loving it. Van Lustbader is often asked to write a sequel to the novel but a sequel has not been releases nor written yet according to the New York based author.

These original pieces of work were great for Van Lustbader as they established him as an author but he established international recognition when he decided to continue Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series. This world famous series is based on the life adventures of spy Jason Bourne as he tries to stop villains from disturbing peace. The first book of the serien that Van Lustbader wrote was called Bourne Legacy. This book achieved considerable success and in 2012 the book was made into a film starring Hollywood superstar, Matt Damon. The film was a hit in movies all around the world and its success built recognition for Eric Van Lustbader as an author to an international audience.

Van Lustbader is also famous for writing short stories. He has written a number of short stories for numerous magazines. These stories generally all have fantasy or thriller genres. They are considered to be good reads although the author tends to write less of them since he wishes to focus all his time on full length novels.

The life as an author is one which Van Lustbader enjoys and he says that it has given him a lot of enjoyment and pleasure. In addition to creating masterpieces, writing also led Van Lustbader to meet his wife, Victoria Lustbader who is also an author. The couple are said to enjoy sharing ideas together regarding their books and these conversations are said to be great catalysts to their creativity.

Eric Van Lustbader is an author who has really produced great pieces of work in the field of literature. Although to an international audience, a large portion of his work is not popular, he has created novels which are amazing reads. Looking at the overall life of this man to date is quite astounding considering the amount of work which he has produced. From teaching children, to producing music and all the way to producing novels which are based on planets which do not even exist. This man has done it all and we can enjoy his experiences through the amazing literature which he produces.

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