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William W. Johnstone Books In Order

Publication Order of Devil Books

The Devil's Kiss (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Heart (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Touch (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Cat (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Laughter (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dog Team Books

The Last of the Dog Team (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Dog Team (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Dog Team (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target Response (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ashes Books

Out of the Ashes (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in the Ashes (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anarchy in the Ashes (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood in the Ashes (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone in the Ashes (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind in the Ashes (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke from the Ashes (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger in the Ashes (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valor in the Ashes (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapped in the Ashes (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Ashes (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival in the Ashes (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fury in the Ashes (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courage in the Ashes (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror in the Ashes (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance in the Ashes (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle in the Ashes (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flames from the Ashes (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treason in the Ashes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D-Day in the Ashes (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal in the Ashes (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chaos in the Ashes (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaughter in the Ashes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment in the Ashes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush in the Ashes (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triumph in the Ashes (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hatred in the Ashes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standoff in the Ashes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis in the Ashes (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tyranny in the Ashes (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors from the Ashes (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny in the Ashes (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy in the Ashes (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from the Ashes (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mountain Man Books

The Last Mountain Man (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Mountain Man (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trail of the Mountain Man (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Mountain Man (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Law of the Mountain Man (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of the Mountain Man (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code of the Mountain Man (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursuit of the Mountain Man (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fury of the Mountain Man (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage of the Mountain Man (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cunning of the Mountain Man (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power of the Mountain Man (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courage of the Mountain Man (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Mountain Man (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirit of the Mountain Man (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ordeal of the Mountain Man (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triumph of the Mountain Man (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance of the Mountain Man (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor of the Mountain Man (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle of the Mountain Man (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride of the Mountain Man (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creed of the Mountain Man (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns of the Mountain Man (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Mountain Man (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice of the Mountain Man (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valor of the Mountain Man (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warpath of the Mountain Man (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trek of the Mountain Man (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest of the Mountain Man (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush of the Mountain Man (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrath of the Mountain Man (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny of the Mountain Man (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal of the Mountain Man (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rampage of the Mountain Man (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violence of the Mountain Man (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savagery of the Mountain Man (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shootout of the Mountain Man (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assault of the Mountain Man (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike of the Mountain Man (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butchery of the Mountain Man (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror of the Mountain Man (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshed of the Mountain Man (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Mountain Man Books

The differences in the Mountain Man series' chronological order from its original publication order include: Journey of the Mountain Man and Law of the Mountain Man are switched; Courage of the Mountain Man and Blood of the Mountain Man take place following the events of Pursuit of the Mountain Man; Trek of the Mountain Man and Quest of the Mountain Man are reversed in chronological order.

Publication Order of Cat Books

Cat's Cradle (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat's Eye (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rig Warrior Books

Rig Warrior (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheels of Death (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
18-Wheel Avenger (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Satan Influenced Books

A Crying Shame (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nursery (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Dreams (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rockinghorse (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack-In-The-Box (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfsbane (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Grand (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toy Cemetery (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Uninvited (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sandman (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnival (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkly the Thunder (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rockabilly Hell (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rockabilly Limbo (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Oath (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blood Bond Books

Blood Bond (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood of the Gun (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunsight Crossing (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Creek Crossfire (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gunsmoke and Gold (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shootout at Gold Creek (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Angelo Showdown (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Snake Creek (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaughter Trail (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hanging Road (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Gundown (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride for Vengeance (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Road to Yuma (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonshine Massacre (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arizona Ambush (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hundred Ways to Kill (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of First Mountain Man Books

The First Mountain Man (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Divide (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absaroka Ambush (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forty Guns West (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cheyenne Challenge (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher and the Mountain Caesar (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackfoot Messiah (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Peace (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Justice (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Journey (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Fortune (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Quest (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Showdown (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Pursuit (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Fire (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Assault (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Fury (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Massacre (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preacher's Blood Hunt (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eagles Books

Eyes of Eagles (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams of Eagles (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talons of Eagles (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scream of Eagles (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage of Eagles (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of Eagles (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cry of Eagles (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of Eagles (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny of Eagles (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of Eagles (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride of Eagles (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade of Eagles (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder of Eagles (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodshed of Eagles (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaughter of Eagles (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Massacre of Eagles (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnage of Eagles (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ransom Books

Hunted (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prey (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Code Name Books

Code Name: Payback (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Survival (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Death (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Coldfire (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Quickstrike (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Extreme Prejudice (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Kill Zone (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last Gunfighter Books

The Drifter (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reprisal (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Valley (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forbidden (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imposter (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rescue (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Man's Land (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhunt (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violent Sunday (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegades (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Country (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Legion (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avenger (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell Town (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush Valley (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Ground (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaughter (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sudden Fury (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Kill (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Before Sundown (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Gundown (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Town Called Fury Books

A Town Called Fury (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Country (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgement Day (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redemption (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Invasion USA Books

Invasion USA (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Border War (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man Books

Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Trail (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Purgatory (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Territory (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake River Slaughter (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota Ambush (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Massacre at Powder River (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of Texas (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Torture Town (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sidewinders Books

Sidewinders (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Massacre at Whiskey Flats (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cutthroat Canyon (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mankiller, Colorado (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadwood Gulch (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Bloodshed (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Butcher of Bear Creek (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bleeding Texas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blood Valley Books

Blood Valley (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Ways from Sunday (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Guns (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Family Jensen Books

The Family Jensen (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helltown Massacre (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Violent Land (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Ride to Hell (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Massacre Canyon (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brotherhood of Evil (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of MacCallister: The Eagles Legacy Books

MacCallister (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dry Gulch Ambush (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Crazy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom Come (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Guns From Texas (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Phoenix Rising Books

Phoenix Rising (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firebase Freedom (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of Judgement (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cotton Pickens Books

Massacre Mountain (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Slaughter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Support Your Local Deputy (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brothers O'Brien Books

The Brothers O'Brien (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Hangman (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Man Standing (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Slaughter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Law of Violence (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Season (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Savage Texas Books

Savage Texas (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Day to Die (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stampeders (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Yell (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sixkiller: US Marshal Books

Sixkiller, US Marshal (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of Rage (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eight Hours to Die (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hour of Death (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood for Blood (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man Walking (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Luke Jensen Books

Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Shot (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloody Sunday (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Men Die (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Rides Alone (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Flintlock Books

Flintlock (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gut-Shot (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill or Die (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bad Men Of The West Books

Forty Times a Killer (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dangerous Man (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shawn O'Brien Books

Town Tamer (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manslaughter (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas John Slaughter Books

Texas John Slaughter (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kerrigans Books

A Texas Dynasty (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawless (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Smoke Jensen Books

Smoke Jensen: The Beginning (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Will Tanner Books

A Stranger in Town (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tim Colter Books

The Edge of Violence (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sanction (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Initiation (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dagger (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eagle Down (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodland (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Master (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watchers in the Woods (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Them (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bats (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Mask (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Heart Knows (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakdown (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ordeal (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Rebel: Survivor (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance is Mine (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Ops: American Jihad (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember the Alamo (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jacknife (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Invasion (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lone Star Christmas (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood of Patriots (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bleeding Edge (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rocky Mountain Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trail West (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Frontier Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Big Sky Christmas (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suicide Mission (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of Independence (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand Your Ground (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winchester 1886 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Jensen Boys! (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shot in the Back (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tyranny (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Hill Country Christmas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Lost Trails (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

From the Ashes: America Reborn (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


William W. Johnstone was the last born of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. Johnstone was born and raised in Southern Missouri. When he was fifteen he quit school and tried to join the FFC. He was however kicked out because he was underage. He went and joined the carnival but after some time he quit and resumed his studies. He has worked as a deputy sheriff, an army officer and also as a radio broadcaster. It is said that the sixteen years that he worked in radio broadcasting is what shaped his passion for storytelling.

His inspiration stems from his own life experiences. For instance his hobby was collection of knives and guns. He therefore had a good understanding of the weapons used for fighting in those days. His grandparents also narrated to him about their family life experiences. Johnstone began writing in 1970 but he was not a full time writer until 1980. This is when his first book “The Devil’s Kiss” was published. From that time to date he has authored over two hundred books most of which have become best-sellers.

Style

Johnstone’s writing focused more on the western adventures. This he captured in a variety of genres that included action, science fiction, horror and suspense. Most of his books are about political and social issues that are tactically woven around a survivalist theme. He has written numerous novel series such as The Ashes series and the Mountain Man series. Johnstone adopts a rather peculiar writing approach. He makes the story to take a back seat, so that he can deliver his own political view. The writer skill fully transports the reader back into the eighties. This was a time when wrong was wrong and right was simply right. Truth was truth and there were no gray areas. Perhaps in an attempt to break away from the norm, Johnstone authored two novels under the pseudonym William Mason. His writings exemplify his diversity of talent. This is evident through the way he could practically talk about issues that are important to the society. Some of his first works include the Out of Ashes and the First Mountain Man.

Out of the Ashes

This is the first book that Johnstone wrote for his Ashes Series. It is set in the post apocalypse America where the Americans are devastated and worried. The situation is horrid as families and loved ones are either killed or displaced. The streets have also been overrun by thieves and gangsters. It is against this background that the hero of the book Ben Raines comes in. Just like the other survivors, he is looking for his missing family members.

The ordinary folks are scared and they do not know how to counter the said aggression. As a result they assemble together and decide to look for a leader. Since Ben Raines is a rebel mercenary, soldier and patriot, he brings the men together and makes them join the resistance to create a new American future. The revolutionary army led by Raines faces myriads of challenges in their quest to rebuild America. The hallmark of the struggle is when the revolutionary army clashes with the government forces.

The novel is a story of hope, determination and the will to push on in the face of adversity. This is perhaps what informed the writer’s decision to name the book “Out of the Ashes”. Even though it takes a political twist, the book can be said to be prophetic in a way. Most of the things that the writer reflected on in the novel are being witnessed in the current world today. The novel is full of intrigues, suspense and romance. It is written in such a way that the reader cannot predict the outcome. The reader keeps on flipping one page after the other, just to get to the end.

The first Mountain Man

This is the first book written by Johnstone in his Mountain Man Series. The novel is about a daring ambitious young man full desire to travel and see the world. He leaves his family behind and sets on his path to pursue his dreams. On his way he encounters numerous challenges of living in a strange land. He is also waylaid by wicked white and Indian men. All these experiences brings him to the harsh truth that in the frontier, one has to do all that it takes to survive. The man flees for safety in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. He stays there for a while and masters skills that transform his life. He becomes the Preacher, a man feared by his enemies and adored by his fans in equal measure.

The Preacher is highly skilled and at one point he is even portrayed as the only man with the ability to lead a wagon train full of pilgrims through the Oregon Trail. However, the only through way is through a renegade blood thirsty Indians. He has to do all that he can to ensure that the wagon does pass through successfully.

Johnstone tactically takes the Preacher through numerous challenges in an effort to shed light into the problems faced in these areas. It provides a clear appreciation of who the mountain men are and the tribulations that they had to go through. The Preacher’s adventure through the Oregon also provides an opportunity to learn a number of interesting facts about the area.

Awards

William W. Johnstone is a celebrated writer who has won numerous awards. He has been voted the best-selling writer by The New York Times and USA Today.

Conclusion

To say that William W. Johnstone is a good writer is definitely an understatement. He is a prolific writer that was well ahead of his time. One would not be too presumptuous to say that his stories were prophetic in a way. Whether by design or sheer coincidence, his books predicted the political and social climate that exists today. The interesting thing is that even though William is no more, his works still continue to sell. This is indeed proof of his story writing prowess.

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