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Chris Bunch Books In Order

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Publication Order of Anteros Books

with Allan Cole
The Far Kingdoms (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warrior's Tale (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingdoms of the Night (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warrior Returns (By: Allan Cole) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragonmaster Books

Storm of Wings (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knighthood of the Dragon (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Battle (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Legion Books

Publication Order of The Seer King Trilogy Books

The Seer King (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon King (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warrior King (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shadow Warrior Trilogy Books

The Wind After Time (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunt the Heavens (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darkness of God (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Shannons Books

with Allan Cole
A Reckoning for Kings (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter of Liberty (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wars Of The Shannons (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Risk Books

Star Risk Ltd. (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scoundrel Worlds (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doublecross Program (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dog From Hell (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gangster Conspiracy (By: Steve Perry) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sten Books

with Allan Cole
Sten (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf Worlds (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Court of a Thousand Suns (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fleet of the Damned (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Damned (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Emperor (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vortex (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire's End (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battlecry (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alex Kilgour Jokebook (By: Allan Cole) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sten Cookbook (By: Allan Cole) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Match (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire Day: 2012: A Sten Celebration (By: Allan Cole) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Juggernaut (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire Day: 2013: A Sten Celebration (By: Allan Cole) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sten and the Star Wanderers (By: Allan Cole) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sten and the Mutineers (By: Allan Cole) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sten and the Pirate Queen (By: Allan Cole) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Werewolf Books

with Allan Cole
The Wolf Who Thought He Was A Man (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Ship (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Us Prey (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare In Blue (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfhunt (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Daddy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Of The Road (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Material Girl (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Grace (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Dream Of Wolves - Part 1 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Dream Of Wolves - Part 2 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Empire Stone (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corsair (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampires of Malibu High (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom Bird (With: Allan Cole) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

The Further Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Green River (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crosses (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arochuku (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chris Bunch was a reputed American writer of fantasy and science fiction stories and a television writer. He is known to have written and co-written more than 30 books in his career. Some of the widely successful book series written by him include the Sten series, Shannon Trilogy series, Anteros series, Shadow Warrior series, Star Risk series, Last Legion series, Seer King series, Werewolf series, and the Dragonmaster series. Many of these series are written in collaboration with author Allan Cole. Additionally, Bunch had written a few single novels, an omnibus collection, and several plays. Author Bunch was born as Christopher R. Bunch on December 22, 1943, in Fresno, California. He received great popularity for his collaboration with Allan Cole for writing his debut series featuring the main character named Sten.

In this series, he has described a galactic empire. Before taking the decision of trying his luck in the field of novel writing, Bunch served in the US military during the Vietnam War. He was stationed on the position of patrol commander. Bunch was also involved in writing for Rolling Stone as well as being a Stars & Stripes correspondent. His death occurred on July 4, 2005, in Ilwaco, Washington, after battling lung ailment for a long time. In the Dragonmaster Trilogy, Bunch has described an action series revolving around the life of a peasant named Hal Kailas. Hal left home when he was too young and worked as a casual laborer in his early days

With the dream of flying dragons, he gets acquainted with a traveling troupe that provides dragon rides through different towns for entertainment. Hal Kailas is far from his home and the king of his country, Asir. With the break out of the war, he gets unwillingly drafted as a soldier in the army. But, he shows hard work and dedication, and moves up the ranks with heroic exploits. Previously, dragons were seen as just untamed and wild creatures that were used in wars. But, Hal Kailas and his colleagues devise more effective ways of using dragons and cause more damage to the enemies. In the first two books featuring Hal Kailas, Bunch has mainly shown the bloody action of the wars. In the third installment, he has described life after the end of the war, the difficulties faced by former soldiers, and the ways they adopt to deal with them.

In the Sten books, Bunch and Cole have mentioned mankind living in a far future. The main attractions of this series were the understated humor and action, however, Bunch intended to write it as a political critique. The authors were aware that there were too many authors of science fiction, who were interested in depicting monarchies and their fascist ideals. So, they decided to write something that showed the realities of power and politics. They also placed a working-class individual at the center of the series to make the readers see the story through his eyes and witness how he turns into a real hero.

Bunch’s books enabled him to achieve a large fan-following and the number continued to grow with each of his new books. The worldwide success of his books and series helped him to establish himself in the ranks of the prominent authors of his time. On the day of his death, people felt that the world lost a great novelist and visionary. His fans remember him today through his work. The critics and prominent personalities of the writing and publishing world hold him in high regard because of his numerous contributions to literature.

The Sten series written by author Chris Bunch is comprised of a total of 8 books released between 1982 and 1993. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Sten’. It was originally published by Del Rey Books in 1982. The book opens by introducing Sten as a young kid. He grows up on Vulcan, an industrial factory set in a galactic empire. Vulcan is ruled by Company and citizens are divided into Execs, Techs, and Migs. The Execs consist of politicians and leaders, Migs contain unskilled workers and migrants, while Tech consists of skilled labors and expert technicians. Sten’s parents get recruited by the Company through false advertisements. But, when his parents get killed in a cover supervised by Baron Thoresen, the Vulcan CEO, Sten decides to take revenge. He escapes from Vulcan and takes shelter in the factory world’s background.

For a few years, Sten lives with a group of outlaws called Delinqs. When Stens saves the life of Ian Mahoney, a security expert trying to extract information on Baron’s secret projects, he offers to help him in his mission. Ian asks Sten to get some information for him by moving into the factory with his companions. But, the mission ends in failure and everyone gets caught except Sten. Later, Ian gets Sten enlisted in the military for his safety. As the story reaches its climax, Sten succeeds in confronting Baron Thoresen and killing for murdering his parents. After learning about Sten’s bravery, Ian Mahoney promotes him to the rank of lieutenant.

The second volume of the series is known as ‘The Wolf Worlds’. It was originally published in 1984 by the Del Rey publication. This novel opens by depicting Sten as the Mantis Team 13 leader. He and his team are tasked with carrying out covert missions for the Empire. During one of their travels, Team 13 is attached by the Janissars. But, Sten manages to overpower them and in this attempt, he discovers that a rare mineral is present in the Eryx Cluster. The Eternal Emperor doesn’t appreciate this news because the path leading to Eryx goes through Lupus Cluster that is filled with dangerous wolves and so, mining the rare mineral will a difficult task. Sten is told to pacify Lupus Cluster in 3 years by using whatever means he can. He recruits his close friend Alex Kilgour and heads to attack the military center of the Janissars. Following the capture of Lupus Cluster, internal war breaks out, causing the generals to fight among themselves. Sten manages to bring the situation under control and for his determination, he is promoted to the rank of Gurkha commander by the Emperor. Now, he joins the team of the personal bodyguards of the Emperor.

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