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Gail Z. Martin Books In Order

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Publication Order of Ascendant Kingdoms Books

Ice Forged (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reign of Ash (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War of Shadows (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Reprieve (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow and Flame (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronologically read Shadow of Flame prior to No Reprieve.

Publication Order of Assassins of Landria Books

Assassin's Honor (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sellsword's Oath (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fugitive's Vow (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile's Quest (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw's Vengeance (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Necromancer Books

The Summoner (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood King (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Haven (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Lady's Chosen (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Darkhurst Books

Scourge (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Deadly Curiosities Books

Deadly Curiosities (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Web (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inheritance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Deadly Curiosities Adventures Books

Vanities (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Hunt (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Legacy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steer a Pale Course (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among The Shoals Forever (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Low Road (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buttons (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Death (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coffin Box (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Dreams (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collector (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Memories (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Garden (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Restless Dead (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spook House (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Invitation (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redcap (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodlines (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Predator (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trifles and Folly (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fair Game (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unraveled (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trifles and Folly 2 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trifles and Folly 3 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jake Desmet Adventures Books

with Larry N. Martin
Iron & Blood (With: Larry N. Martin) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spark of Destiny (With: Larry N. Martin) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fallen Kings Books

The Sworn (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dread (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joe Mack Shadow Council Books

Cauldron (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Sun (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicagoland (With: Larry N. Martin) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spellbound (With: Larry N. Martin) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jonmarc Vahanian Adventure Books

Raider's Curse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caves Of The Dead (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Surge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bounty Hunter (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood's Cost (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormgard (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monstrosities (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Places (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man's Bet (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Passage (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Blood (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunts (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cursed (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Plot (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brigands (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bleak Harvest (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Choices (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Reckoning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperate Flight (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadowed Path (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Match (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guardian (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smuggler (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Road (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of King's Convicts Books

Arctic Prison (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Bound (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fury (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King's Convicts (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Night Vigil Books

Sons of Darkness (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
C.H.A.R.O.N. (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spells, Salt, & Steel Books

with Larry N. Martin
Spells, Salt, & Steel (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Open Season (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Trouble (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Encounters (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Moves (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Mash (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spells, Salt, & Steel Season 2 (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Storm and Fury Adventures Books

with Larry N. Martin
Resurrection Day (With: Larry N. Martin) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Voices (With: Larry N. Martin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Airship Down (With: Larry N. Martin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue (With: Larry N. Martin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Wolf (With: Larry N. Martin) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lagniappe (With: Larry N. Martin) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruin Creek (With: Larry N. Martin) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunt (With: Larry N. Martin) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wasteland Marshals Books

with Larry N. Martin
Wasteland Marshals (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch of the Woods (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the Past (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shutdown Crew (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wasteland Marshals Volume One (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Spells and Swashbucklers(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Athena's Daughters, Vol. 1(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact Light(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weird Wild West(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaslight & Grimm: Steampunk Faerie Tales(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journeys(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baker Street Irregulars(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hath No Fury(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Release the Virgins(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From the Old Black Ambulance(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Universe(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witches, Warriors, and Wise Women(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Time Travelers Walk Into...(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Gail Zehner Martin was born on December 1, 1962 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Martin got her BA in the field of history in the year 1984 from Grove City College, and two years later, got her MBA from Pennsylvania State University in the field Management and Marketing Information Systems. She had roles in marketing and was a Vice President of Corporate Communications for seventeen years. After she did this, she founded DreamSpinner Communications in the year 2003.

Her first novel was released in the year 2007, and was the first book of “The Chronicles of the Necromancer”, with the title of “The Summoner”. Gail Martin has also published some stand alone novels, non fiction books, and “Fallen Kings Cycle” series and “Ascendant Kingdoms Saga” series.

The first story she ever wrote was when she was five, and it was about a vampire. When she was only fourteen years old, she made the choice to become a writer. While in preschool, she enjoyed watching “Dark Shadows” and “Lost in Space”.

Now she enjoys going to Renaissance fairs, science fiction or fantasy conventions, as well as living history sites.

She got married to an author named Larry N. Martin in the year 1987 and the couple has three children together, two cats and a dog. The couple have written some stories together.

She writes urban fantasy and epic fantasy; the most well known work she has written is “The Chronicles of the Necromancer”.

“The Summoner” is the first novel in the “Chronicles of the Necromancer” series and was released in the year 2007. King Bricen of Margolan’s second son Martris Drayke’s comfortable world is wrecked when Jared (his older half brother) and Foor Arontala (dark mage of Jared) murder the king and take away the crown for his own evil purposes. Tris is now the royal family’s sole survivor, besides Jared, who is now a turncoat.

Tris is able to leave without being killed with three of his friends: Carroway (master bard of the court), Soterius (who is the guard’s captain), and Harrtuck (who is part of the royal guard). He has a big secret he is keeping. Spirits walk around and influence the living’s affairs, he thinks he could have his grandmother’s power within him. Her name was Bava K’aa, who was the best sorceress of her own time. If this were true, it would make him a Summoner. It is a very rare magical gift to have, and makes it possible for him to arbitrate between both the dead and the living.

Fans of the novel found that this is the debut of a new talent that starts an epic story. It was written by an author that shows her visionary imagination and accomplished skill. Some are glad that they read this, as it has the fast pace and characters that you care about. It was enjoyable to see the main character learn more about himself, and meet up with some new friends on the journey. It was also a nice twist seeing a necromancer as the good guy in the book.

“The Blood King” is the second novel in the “Chronicles of the Necromancer” series and was released in the year 2008. Tris has escaped being killed by Jared, his evil brother, and he has to take control of the magical abilities he has that allows him to communicate with dead people. He also has to put together a large enough army to take back his dead father’s throne.

Jared is not the only one that Tris has to fight. Foor Arontala, who is the dark mage, has some schemes of her own so that she can summon the Obsidian King.

Fans of the novel found this to be exciting and quite the page turner of a book. A few readers were able to get through the book in a little under two days, and they feel sad they are coming close to the end of the story. The story moves with heart pounding moments and electrifying suspense that leaves the reader trying to catch their breath. The book is a good sequel to the first book, as it keeps things fresh, yet continues doing what the first book did well.

“Dark Haven” is the third novel in the “Chronicles of the Necromancer” series and was released in the year 2009. The reign of terror that Jared the Usurper has unleashed upon Dark Haven strike at the Winter Kingdoms’ ability to stabilize itself. A power struggle between vayash moru and the mortals is going on as forces of undead align against Dark Haven’s Lord Jonmarc Vahanian.

Members of the vayash moru are quite unhappy that a lord that is mortal returns to Dark Haven. Jonmarc has to gain the trust of the mortals in Dark Haven, and play a dangerous political game with the vayash moru in the place. The last four lords died young, which is something that everyone reminds him. All of the Winter Kingdoms, magic has started to be a force that is both unpredictable and dangerous.

The river of magical energy, called The Flow, was horribly damaged when the Soulcatcher orb was ripped from Dark Haven many years back by Arontala. The Flow is now unstable, which threatens the lives and sanity of the many mages that draw on its power. King Martris Drayke gets ready for his wedding, and has to prepare for the fight against those rebels that still have loyalty for Jared. Isencroft is about to have civil war break out because of the fact that a joint kingdom is about to happen.

Each of the Winter Kingdoms are going to be changed forever, with innocence being the very first casualty. This is the only thing that is certain at this point.

Fans of the novel found this to be another installment that will leave its readers breathless and wonder what will happen next. These are strong characters that have emotions, they are not just muscle and magic. Each time, the author raises the stakes, by giving the heroes deeper holes to escape. Without any far fetched solutions to them, which is another plus for readers. This is a series that keeps up your interest the entire time you read it, and seems to be getting better with each page. Some cannot wait to get their hands on the next one to get started on that one.

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