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Publication Order of Lion Hunter: Arthurian Books

The Winter Prince (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Coalition of Lions (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunbird (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lion Hunters: Mark of Solomon Books

The Lion Hunter (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empty Kingdom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Code Name Verity Books

Code Name Verity (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose Under Fire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pearl Thief (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enigma Game (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Elizabeth E. Wein Standalone Novels

Black Dove White Raven (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Eagles (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stateless (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Elizabeth E. Wein Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Elizabeth E. Wein Non-Fiction Books

A Thousand Sisters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Wings: Chicago's Pioneering Black Aviators and the Race for Equality in the Sky (With: Sherri L. Smith) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Books

Cobalt Squadron (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Not the Only One(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jabberwocky 2(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demigods and Monsters(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firebirds Soaring(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divergent Thinking(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tyranny of Petticoats(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Elizabeth Wein is a renowned American-born Scottish author, who is famous for writing young adult and historical fiction stories. She has written a few widely successful novel series, the most popular one being The Lion Hunters novel series. The first 5 books penned by Wein recount a different version of the stories of King Arthur. They describe the narrative set in the 6th-century kingdom of Aksum in Ethiopia. These stories mainly focus on Wein’s interpretation of Artos’ son Medraut and his half-British, half-Aksumite son named Telemakos. Another well-known novel by author Wein is her 2012 book called Code Name Verity. This thrilling novel is set around the Second World War and revolves around the friendship between 2 young women from Britain, of which one is a spy and the other is a transport pilot. The book received a worldwide appreciation and critical acclaim. In 2013, it was designated the Micahel Printz Award Honor Book.

After this novel’s grand success, Wein followed it up with another World War II story called Rose Under Fire. In this particular novel, Wein has described the story of an Air Transport pilot, who gets captured and kept in a concentration camp. In addition to writing historical fiction and young adult novels, Wein has also written several short stories that have featured in the collections edited by Sharyn November, Terri Windling, and Ellen Datlow. Also, she reviews books for the NY Times Book Review and gives her genuine review on all the recently published books. Another thing that Wein is very passionate about is planes and has obtained the license of a private pilot. She holds the dual citizenship of England and the United States. Author Wein was born on October 02, 1964 in New York City. At the age of three, she shifted to England with her parents and started her schooling there.

Wein’s father, Norman Wein, was employed at the Board of Education of the New York City and was asked to go to England for the purpose of teacher training at the Manchester Metropolitan University. When Wein became six years old, her father was sent to the West Indies for doing the same job and subsequently, she had to live in Jamaica for 3 years between 1970 and 1973. Wein explains her time in Jamaica to be a lovely one. She had become fluent in the Jamaican Patois. Wein attained the habit of reading and writing in Jamaica. She tried her hand at writing a story for the first time at the age of 7 along with one of her close friends. Later, her parents entered divorce and Wein and her siblings had to live in America for some time in America with their mother. And with her mother’s death in a car accident soon after, her grandparents took them in. Losing her mother made Wein very lonely. So, she became close to books and made them her lifeline. She was greatly inspired by the works of Alan Garner, Ursula LeGuin, and JRR Tolkien, and wrote a fantasy novel when she was 14 years old. The book was not up to the mark, but it gave Wein the necessary practice and exposure. She went on to study at the Yale University.

Following her graduation, Wein spent a year working in England and then enrolled for a Ph.D. degree in Folklore at the Pennsylvania University. During her time at the university, she was a fellow of Javits Fellowship. In 1991, Wein came across her future life partner named Tim. Wein moved to Britain with him in 1995 and then in 2000 settled in Scotland. It was the enthusiasm of Tim for planes that gave the inspiration to Wein also for learning to fly. Together, the couple has flown over different states, Kenya, and southern England. As of today, Wein is working on her upcoming novel. She spends her free time in the company of her husband and 2 kids in their home in Scotland.

The Lion Hunters series written by author Elizabeth Wein is comprised of a total of 5 books released between 1993 and 2008. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘The Winter Prince’. It was released by the Firebird publication in 2003, following its first release in 1993. The book consists of the main characters in the roles of Medraut, Artos, Lleu, Goewin, Morgause, etc. At the story’s beginning, Medraut is introduced as Britain king Artos’ eldest son. He is expected to sit on the throne after Artos. But, instead of him, Lleu, the half brother of Medraut is selected as the prince. The personality of Lleu is not such that he can take charge of the throne. He seems fragile, unskilled, afraid of difficulties, and remains often ill. The court people think that his twin sister Goewin is more suitable than him.

Medraut is not at all happy to see his weak brother become the prince or obey his commands. He thinks that Lleu has usurped his right because of the favor of his father. As he is unable to handle his torn & bitter state and being haunted by self-doubt, thwarted ambition, and jealousy, Medraut joins the treacherous sister of the king, Morgause, to plot against the king and force him to reverse his decision. He holds the life of Lleu under his sword and warns of him of serious consequences if he doesn’t forfeit the kingdom and power. But, this plot turns out to be much more than he or Morgause had expected. He engages in a fierce battle against his father’s army and is forced to think and decide where his allegiance lies.

Another excellent book in this series is called ‘Sunbird’. It was also published by Firebird in 2006. This novel features the primary characters as Telemakos, Artos, and several others. The story begins by showing Telemakos as the 11-year-old grandson of Artos, Britain’s fallen High King. He possesses all the qualities of a worthy prince. Telemakos appears to be a remarkable tracker and listener. A time comes when his skills are desperately required by the kingdom. As the plague spreads throughout Aksum, the kingdom of his maternal grandfather, many succumb to it. The emperor recruits Telemakos as his spy. He is required to travel to the Afar salt mines and find out who has been plotting against the crown. Telemakos stands against a great challenge, one that is sure to test his skills, strength, and ability. He needs to stay silent as much as he can in order to prevent himself from getting noticed, and go on to complete the task successfully.

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