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James A. Moore Books In Order

Publication Order of John Crowley Books

Under the Overtree (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serenity Falls (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cherry Hill (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smile No More (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chris Corin Books

Possessions (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabid Growth (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Serenity Falls Books

Writ in Blood (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pack (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Carnival (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Stone Bay Books

Blood Red (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Harvest (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bloodstained Series (with Christopher Golden) Books

Bloodstained Oz (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Subject Seven Books

Subject Seven (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seven Forges Books

Seven Forges (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blasted Lands (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Wonders (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Army (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tides of War Books

The Last Sacrifice (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Gods (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blood Magic : Secrets of Thaumaturgy (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fireworks (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Newbies (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deeper (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harvest Moon (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Shadows (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indigo (with Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, Charlaine Harris, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Mark Morris, Cherie Priest and Kat Richardson) (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Game Books

Get of Fenris (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werewolf Storytellers Screen (with Tony DiTerlizzi) (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Home for the Holidays (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Walker Place (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Gods Demand (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

James A. Moore is comic book writer turned author that has written thrillers, horror, and dark fantasy.

+Biography

It was quite a few years before James A. Moore finally made his debut in the literary arena. Before books like Blind Shadows and Seven Forges hit the shelves, Moore was making a name for himself writing comics for Marvel.

Moore didn’t exactly hit it big in the arena; though hardcore fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be aware of his novelization of Chaos Bleeds, a story based on the video game that Christopher Golden wrote.

Outside of comics, Moore has also been a present force in the world of the White Wolf Games, writing an impressive 20 role-playing supplements in the process and being credited for the likes of Berlin by Night and The Get of Fenris.

Moore can also add a White Wolf novel or two to his resume. Moore has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (2003) and a Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction (2006).

James A. Moore typically works with small press publishers like Cemetery Dance through which many of his books have been released as signed hardcover limited editions.

It took the author a while to achieve notable success. Moore had to work a number of jobs even while producing many of his role-playing supplements and novels, most of which were barely paying his bills.

+Seven Forges

Captain Merros Dulver has finally encountered the half-forgotten race living beyond the Seven Forges. Dulver isn’t the first to find a path beyond the great mountains, though he is still quite surprised to learn that he was expected.

Dulver doesn’t return home alone, instead bringing with him a group of strangers, wondering all the while whether his discovery is indeed as great a thing as he initially presumed.

The lost race worship the gods of war, and talk of that far-off cataclysm is still rife. The blasted lands to the far north of the people of Fellein still stand in testament to the ancient time of cataclysm.

The People of Fellein, having lived on legends for hundreds of years, are not unaware of the expeditions that are often deployed into this legacy of ancient events in search of rumored riches.

A lot of readers have attested to trying their hand at this book primarily because of the impressive cover that James A. Moore used to sell his book. Fortunately, the book beneath the cover doesn’t disappoint, at least not entirely.

This is the farthest thing from high fantasy; people who often avoid those seemingly complex epochs will love this straightforward tale. Though, this story definitely has layers to it that are revealed as one progresses through the book.

Major Merros Dulver stands at the center of this book, charged with mapping the realm beyond the blasted lands and encountering the people of the seven forges in the process.

A small group of this warrior race returns to the empire with Dulver, this raising the question of whether two starkly different cultures can co-exist in the same place. The people of the mountains are a strong fighting race that has spent a significant amount of time inhabiting the most inhospitable sections of the planet.

The people of the Empire, on the other hand, haven’t faced a real enemy in a long time; as such, they have grown soft. Politics and religion come into play, and it is worth noting the effort Moore makes to build the cultures of his world without bogging his book down.

This is where High fantasy normally fails, bombarding readers with so much information about the politics and traditions of fictional worlds that reading becomes more of an educational chore than a source of entertainment.

James A. Moore paces things well enough, fleshing out the races of his fantastical world without stalling his story. And the writing is stellar, simple, straightforward and very easy to follow.

If Moore falters anywhere it is in failing to balance the people of the Empire with the people of the Seven Forges. The Denizens of the Seven Forges are so interesting and engaging that every time readers are forced to return to the perspective of the Empire’s people, the quality of the story seems to fall.

+Subject Seven

A long time ago, scientists saw fit to manifest deadly assassins within the bodies of teenagers, where they slept waiting to arise as the ultimate military weapon. The dangerous alter-ego of a teenage boy, an individual only known as subject seven, attempts to escape captivity at the lab and succeeds.

Now he seeks to unite the others like him, teenagers with the power to destroy their creators.

This is one of James A. Moore’s more impressive attempts at producing stories for young adults. The alpha of a group of children being genetically modified into powerful weapons brutally murders a high-ranking scientist and escapes.

The remnants of this alpha’s group have their memories wiped after which they are placed with adoptive parents. Several years later, the children begin to question everything about their lives when they start to suspect that someone might be controlling their actions.

Subject Seven, the alpha of their group, soon leaps into the picture, giving these kids the answers they desperately desire even while empowering them to fight back against their masters.

This book is very action-oriented and that becomes a problem after a while. Moore throws so much action into the mix that, even with all the brutality involved, things still get stale after some time.

In fact, in some cases, the action only stalls the plot rather than pushing it forward. Additionally, Moore seems to sacrifice a lot of character development in favor of showing his protagonists in the most kick-ass light possible.

People looking for something softer might be surprised by just how violent things get here; Seven, in particular, is represented in the most sadistic light, and while that doesn’t necessary negatively impact the story, some people might be surprised by the levels of violence that Moore describes in this book. There is a Jekyll and Hyde concept in this book whose potential Moore is simply unable to take advantage of.

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