Christopher Golden Books In Order

Publication Order of Peter Octavian / Shadow Saga Books

Of Saints and Shadows (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Souls and Devil Hearts (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Masques and Martyrs (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gathering Dark (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waking Nightmares (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graves of Saints (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King of Hell (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Body of Evidence Books

Body Bags (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thief of Hearts (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul Survivor (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meets the Eye (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Head Games (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin Deep (with Rick Hautala) (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Bones (with Rick Hautala) (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brain Trust (with Rick Hautala) (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Breath (with Rick Hautala) (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Throat Culture (with Rick Hautala) (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Prowlers Books

Prowlers (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laws of Nature (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Predator and Prey (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Things (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Outcast Series (with Thomas E Sniegoski) Books

The Un-Magician aka Magic Zero (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Secrets (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostfire (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wurm War (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Menagerie Series (with Thomas E Sniegoski) Books

The Nimble Man (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tears of the Furies (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stones Unturned (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crashing Paradise (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) Books

Accursed (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Initiation (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witchery (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Astray (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hollow Books

Horseman (with Ford Lytle Gilmore) (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drowned (with Ford Lytle Gilmore) (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mischief (with Ford Lytle Gilmore) (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies (with Ford Lytle Gilmore) (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Veil Books

The Myth Hunters (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Borderkind (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Ones (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bloodstained Series (with James A Moore) Books

Bloodstained Oz (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hidden Cities Series (with Tim Lebbon) Books

Mind the Gap (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Map of Moments (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chamber of Ten (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Men (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secret Journeys of Jack London Series(with Tim Lebbon) Books

The Wild (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Wolves (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Fangs (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Uncharted Books

The Fourth Labyrinth (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baltimore Series (with Mike Mignola) Books

The Plague Ships (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse Bells (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Passing Stranger (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chapel Of Bones (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apostle and the Witch or Harju (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cult of the Red King (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empty Graves (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic Zero Series (with Thomas E Sniegoski) Books

Battle for Arcanum (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cemetery Girl Trilogy Series (with Charlaine Harris) Books

The Pretenders (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inheritance (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joe Golem Occult Detective Series (with Mike Mignola) Books

Joe Golem: Occult Detective (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #2 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #3 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe Golem: Occult Detective #4 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ben Walker Books

Ararat (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pandora Room (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Hands (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bikini (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach Blanket Psycho (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daredevil (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strangewood (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Straight on Til' Morning (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ferryman (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force Majeure (with Thomas E Sniegoski) aka Storm Warning (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boys Are Back in Town (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildwood Road (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kong aka King Kong (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Whistlers (with Amber Benson) (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baltimore (with Mike Mignola) (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison Ink (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soulless (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Rose Wakes (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (with Troy Nixey and Guillermo del Toro) (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe Golem and the Drowning City (with Mike Mignola) (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowblind (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of Anarchy: Bratva (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tin Men (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Ringers (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indigo (with Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, James A Moore, Mark Morris, Cherie Priest and Kat Richardson) (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaways (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Four (with Tim Lebbon) (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Four Dark Nights (with Douglas Clegg, Bentley Little and Tom Piccirilli) (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Backs of Things (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell My Sorrows To The Stones (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Summoner's Tales (with Kelley Armstrong, David Liss and Jonathan Maberry) (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology (with Tom Fletcher, Naomi Foyle, Aidan Harte, Markus Heitz, Snorri Kristjansson, Alison Littlewood, Caitlin Matthews, John Matthews, Rachel Pollack, Frank P Ryan, Stephanie Saulter, Sue Tingey, David Towsey and Lisa Tuttle) (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Standalone Novels

Monster War (with Thomas E Sniegoski) (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talent (with Paul Azaceta and Thomas E Sniegoski) (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crow Midnight Legends, Vol. 4: Waking Nightmares (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons of Anarchy (with Kurt Sutter) (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Shell Collector (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe Golem and the Copper Girl (with Mike Mignola) (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism (with Mike Mignola) (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pyre (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non Fiction Books

Cut! (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sophomore Slumps (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Stephen King Universe (with Hank Wagner and Stanley Wiater) (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Stories (with Stephen Bissette and Hank Wagner) (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

An archetypal voracious and well-rounded man of letters, Christopher Golden is a quadragenarian American author with a laundry list of acclaimed standalone novels and novellas, highly praised series, celebrated comics, and several anthologies under his belt. Some of his work has been published under the pen name Thomas Randall. What’s more, he has co-authored other forms of literary work with many celebrated authors.

But who is he? Meet Christopher Golden. He was born in mid-July 1967 in Massachusetts, the US. He also grew up and is domiciled in that place. Christopher Golden is an alumnus of Tufts University. This novelist, who is successful in his own right, has also been an editor. Golden’s work has transcended American geographical boundaries and the English language. Why, his work has been translated into fourteen other languages! Golden not only specializes with fiction and non-fiction, he has also tried graphic novels. His work, whose target market is especially young adults, encompasses various genres such as horror, sci-fi, and fantasy among others.

Of Saints and Shadows: A Summary
The first ever series penned by Christopher Golden is titled The Shadow Saga. The first book in The Shadow Saga was initially published in 1994 titled Of Saints and Shadows, and, categorically, this literary series is shelved as urban fantasy and horror genres. Peter Octavian is the featured protagonist in The Shadow Saga series of books authored by Christopher Golden.

The aforementioned first book is set in an environment teeming with, one, vampires and, two, a discreet and hideous organization using the Catholic Church for camouflage. This organization has an out-and-out desire to annihilate the vampires. But why all this hullabaloo? The pin that burst the balloon is the stealing of a historic book known as the Gospel of Shadows. This book has fallen into the wrong hands. And this is none other than the organization which is hellbent on wiping out the vampires. The organization lurking in the church is a classic example of an insecure sect.

Protagonist Peter Octavian is a private eye. Moreover, he is a vampire. But the profiling term vampire is much ado about nothing, or so it seems. The reason is because despite being a vampire himself, Octavian gives scant credence to the fallacy of vampires being affected by light and jeopardized by Christian religious objects. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Surely, Octavian disregards the belief with gay abandon. Such is the determination and daring streak of the independent-minded investigator Octavian as he embarks on a quest for recovering the stolen vital book.

Angels Souls and Devil Hearts: A Summary
The second book in The Shadow Saga series created by Christopher Golden is called Angel Souls and Devil Hearts. This book, which has since witnessed subsequent editions, was first published in 1995. Golden’s book is an expounding of the previous book in that series. This book revolves around age-old but hitherto unknown vampire creatures. The future of these living creatures, which have existed since time immemorial, is ill-fated. The reason? A nihilistic section of people wants them wiped from the face of the world.

Basically, this book encompasses a looming all out war featuring the humankind on one side and the vampires or, better yet, the Shadows race, on the other side. This is not about survival of the fittest, but about self-preservation.

Christopher Golden: Film Adaptations
Various forms of literary work produced by Christopher Golden have been adapted for the silver screen. The following are some of them. Golden’s series of books called Ghosts of Albion have been adapted for films. One of them is titled “Ghosts of Albion: Legacy” and was released in 2003. The starring is Rory Kinnear who featured as William Swift. The co-stars were actress Jasmine Hyde who appears as Tamara Swift. Anthony Daniels plays the role of Lord Nelson Rathbone. In 2004, the film called “Ghosts of Albion: Embers” was released featuring the same set of star and co-stars. Actor Roy Skelton is also a co-star and appears as Henry Swift.

The film rights, albeit pre-emptive, of Golden’s 2015 book titled Tin Men have since been secured by Warner Bros. The book has been earmarked for film adaptation. Matt Wheeler was chosen in late 2013 for the scripting task and directing. Among the producers is Chernin Entertainment while supervisor Sarah Schechter will be fronting for Warner Bros.

Christopher Golden, in conjunction with co-author and comic book artist Mike Mignola, is presently scripting their 2007 illustrated book titled Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire. More, Universal Pictures have since purchased the rights of the Outcast published by Christopher Golden and the book called Talent Deluxe Edition; the latter was co-authored with Tom Sniegoski. Another one being adapted for the silver screen is the book called Sisterhood which was published by Christopher Golden among others.

Christopher Golden: Media Tie-ins
Christopher Golden has had not only his work undergo film adaptations but also media tie-ins or, better still, novelizations. Some of the derivative books of Christopher Golden include Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon; also Golden’s Battlestar Galactica: Warhawk. There is also the comic series called Gen 13: Netherwar which was co-authored with Jeff Mariotte, Exterminators which is in the Justice League series, sections of the X-Men superheroes, Predator’s Smile, and the 2005 adventure film titled King Kong.

In 2011, The Fourth Labyrinth, which is a novelization of the Uncharted video-game series, was published by Christopher Golden. In 2014, Golden published Sons of Anarchy: Bratva which is based on the famed TV series called Sons of Anarchy. Similarly, Golden published Alien: River of Pain which is the third book in the Canonical Alien trilogy and is based on the 1979 sci-fi film called Aliens.

Christopher Golden: Awards
Christopher Golden has won awards and been nominated over fifteen times. In 1993, he won the Bram Stoker Award for his non-fiction book Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film. Other Bram Stoker Award nominations; in 2015, his book called Seize the Night was nominated (in the Anthology category). In 2011, his book Baltimore Volume 1 was a nominee (in the Graphic Novel group). 2010 saw him being nominated courtesy of the book named The New Dead. Christopher Golden was nominated in the Long Fiction group thanks to his book Bloodstained Oz. The 2003 nomination, in the Alternative Forms category, was due to his webcast script entitled Ghosts of Albion. The Young Reads category nomination in 2001 was because of his book entitled Prowlers.

Golden was a nominee for the British Fantasy Awards (2015), in the comic-cum-graphic novel group, by virtue of his Cemetery Girl. He is a four-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Awards, nominee for Locus Award (2009), and two-time nominee for International Horror Guild Award (2002, 2003). Lastly, in 2008, Christopher Golden won Lord Ruthven Awards.

Christopher Golden: Wrap Up
To sum it up, Christopher Golden, who is barely fifty, is in a literary league of his own. Golden’s works are still bestsellers and he is also producing more. He is a self-proclaimed lifetime follower of so-called “team-up” and is currently collaborating with fellow authors.


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