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Publication Order of Tomorrow Books

Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead of Night (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Killing Frost / The Third Day, the Frost (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness, Be My Friend (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning For Revenge (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night is for Hunting (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Side of Dawn (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Ellie Chronicles Books

While I Live (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incurable (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle Of Flight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of So Much to Tell You Books

So Much to Tell You (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take My Word For It (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Great Gatenby (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters from the Inside (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cool School (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkers (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Staying Alive in Year Five (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking For Trouble (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Miffy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Men's Business (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prayer for the Twenty-First Century (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Head Book (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Day in the Life of Me (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hamlet & Ophelia (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year My Life Broke (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South of Darkness (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millie (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Roomful of Magic (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

with Shaun Tan
The Rabbits (With: Shaun Tan) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Norton's Hut (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home and Away (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Marsden on Marsden (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somerled: And the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of From Reason to Revolution Books

Reminiscences 1808-1815 Under Wellington (By: William Hay,Andrew Bamford) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glories to Useless Heroism (By: William Raffle) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Autobiography or Narrative of a Soldier (By: William Brown) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Far Distant Ships: The Blockade of Brest, 1793-1815 (By: Quintin Barry) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recollections from the Ranks (By: Darrin Boland) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle Be! (By: Arran Johnston) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The French Army of the Orient 1798-1801 (By: Yves Martin) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olmutz to Torgau: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veteran or 40 Years' Service in the British Army (By: John Harley) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Narrative of the Eventful Life of Thomas Jackson (By: Thomas Jackson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Fire and Bayonet: Grey's West Indies Campaign of 1794 (By: Steve Brown) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murat's Army: The Army of the Kingdom of Naples 1806-1815 (By: Digby Smith) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray (By: John Harding-Edgar) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
"Men who are Determined to be Free": The American Assault on Stony Point, 15 July 1779 (By: David C. Bonk) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Orange and the States Part I (By: Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the Guards in Flanders: The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795 (By: Peter Harrington,Roger Morris) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We are Accustomed to Do Our Duty: German Auxiliaries with the British Army 1793-95 (By: Paul Demet) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Expedition: The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland 1799 (By: Geert van Uythoven) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Light Infantryman with Wellington: The Letters of Captain George Ulrich Barlow 52nd and 69th Foot 1808-15 (By: Gareth Glover) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Orange and the States: The Army of the Dutch Republic, 1713-1772: Part II: Cavalry and Special Troops (By: Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key to Lisbon: The Third French Invasion of Portugal, 1810-11 (By: Kenton White) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swiss Regiments in the Service of France 1798-1815 (By: Stephen Ede-Borrett) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Command and Leadership 1721-1815 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterloo - After the Glory: Hospital Sketches and Reports on the Wounded after the Battle (By: Gareth Glover) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757-1765 and 1776 (By: John B. Hattendorf) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Were Good Soldiers: African–Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (By: John Rees) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quebec Under Siege: French Eye-Witness Accounts from the Campaign of 1759 (By: Charles A Mayhood) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: War and Disease in Ancien Regime Europe 1648-1789 (By: Padraig Lenihan) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Tars in Southern Waters: The Russian Fleet in the Mediterranean, 1806-1810 (By: Darrin Boland) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King George’s Hangman: Henry Hawley and the Battle of Falkirk, 1746 (By: Jonathan Oates) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Bloody a Day: The 16th Light Dragoons in the Waterloo Campaign (By: David Blackmore) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War: A Biographical Dictionary of Commissioned Officers 1748-1763 (By: Cy Harrison) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zweybrücken in Command: The Reichsarmee in the Campaign of 1758 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory Is Fleeting: New Scholarship on the Napoleonic Wars (By: Andrew Bamford) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All at Sea: Naval Support for the British Army During the American Revolutionary War (By: John Dillon) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge in the Name of Honour: The Royal Navy’s Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812 (By: Nicholas James Kaizer) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Fought with Extraordinary Bravery: The III GermanArmy Corps in the Southern Netherlands, 1814 (By: Geert van Uythoven) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fashioning Regulation, Regulating Fashion: The Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1800-1815: Volume II (By: Ben Townsend) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1801-1815. Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment: Volume 1 - High Command, Line and Light Infantry (By: David A. Wilson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Across the Sea: North Americans in Nelson’s Navy (By: John A Rodgaard) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guerra Fantastica: The Portuguese Army in the Seven Years War (By: António Barrento) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neither Up Nor Down: The British Army and the Campaign in Flanders 1793-1795 (By: Philip Ball) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wellington at Bay: The Battle of Villamuriel, 25 October 1812 (By: Garry David Wills) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebellious Scots to Crush: The Military Response to the Jacobite ‘45 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wellington’s Favourite Engineer: John Fox Burgoyne: Operations, Engineering, and the Making of a Field Marshal (By: Mark S. Thompson) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life in the Red Coat: The British Soldier 1721-1815 (By: Andrew Bamford) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scharnhorst: The Formative Years, 1755-1801 (By: Charles Edward White) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sieges of the '45: Siege Warfare during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-1746 (By: Jonathan Oates) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Austrian Cavalry of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815 (By: Bruno Mugnai) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir James McGrigor: The Adventurous Life of Wellington's Chief Medical Officer (By: Tom Scotland) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Point of the Bayonet The Peninsular War Battles of Arroyomolinos and Almaraz 1811-1812 (By: Robert Griffith) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Napoleon’s Stolen Army: How the Royal Navy Rescued a Spanish Army in the Baltic (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis at the Chesapeake: The Royal Navy and the Struggle for America 1775-1783 (By: Quintin Barry) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword and the Spirit: Proceedings of the first ‘War & Peace in the Age of Napoleon’ (By: Zack White) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Is My Element: The Eventful Life of Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, 1766-1838 (By: Paul Martinovich) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Infantry and Guns Will Astonish You: The Army of Hindustan and European Mercenaries in Maratha service 1780-1803 (By: Andy Copestake) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullocks, Grain, and Good Madeira: The Maratha and Jat Campaigns, 1803-1806 and the Emergence of an Indian Arm (By: Joshua Provan) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For God and King: A History of the Damas Legion : A Case Study of the Military Emigration during the French Revolution (By: Alistair Nichols) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras: The Defence of Portugal during the Peninsular War, 1807-1814 (By: Mark S. Thompson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hastenbeck 1757: The French Army and the Opening Campaign of the Seven Years War (By: Olivier Lapray) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riflemen: The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (By: Robert Griffith) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like a Brazen Wall: The Battle of Minden, 1759, and its Place in the Seven Years War (By: Ewan Carmichael) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
French Light Infantry 1784-1815: From the Chasseurs of Louis XVI to Napoleon’s Grande Armée (By: Terry Crowdy) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebellion, Invasion and Occupation: The British Army in Ireland, 1793-1815 (By: Wayne Stack) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Distinguished Corps: British Grenadier and Light Infantry Battalions in the American Revolution (By: Don N. Hagist) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lobositz to Leuthen: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1756-57 (By: Neil Cogswell) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Napoleonic French Military Uniforms 1798-1814 (By: Guy Dempsey) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Fine Regiment: The 47th Foot during the American War of Independence, 1773-1783 (By: Paula Knight) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Want of Courage: The British Army in Flanders, 1793-1795 (By: R.N.W. Thomas) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armies and Enemies of Napoleon, 1789-1815: Proceedings of the 2021 Helion and Company ’From Reason to Revolution’ Conference (By: Robert Griffith) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Rossbach 1757: New Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Army of the Kingdom of Italy, 1805-1814 (By: Stephen Ede-Borrett) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soldiers are Dressed in Red: The Quiberon Expedition of 1795 and the Counter-Revolution in Brittany (By: Alistair Nichols) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Ushant to Gibraltar: The Channel Fleet 1778-1783 (By: Quintin Barry) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1805 – Tsar Alexander\'s First War with Napoleon: The Russian Official History (By: Peter G. A. Phillips) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ottoman Army of the Napoleonic Wars, 1784-1815 (By: Bruno Mugnai) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Changing Face of Old Regime Warfare: Essays in Honour of Christopher Duffy (By: Alexander S Burns) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Furies Than Men (By: Pierre-Louis Coudray) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Seas of the World (By: Albert C.E. Parker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ladies, Wives and Women: British Army Wives in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815 (By: David Clammer) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wellington's Other Army (By: Sérgio Veludo Coelho) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Perspectives on the Jacobite ’45 (By: Arran Johnston) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fit to Command (By: Steve Brown) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pattern: The 33rd Regiment in the American Revolution, 1770-1783 (By: Robbie MacNiven) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1806-1807 - Tsar Alexander's Second War with Napoleon: The Russian Official History (By: Peter G.A. Philips) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Have to Die in Piedmont!: The Battle of Assietta, 19 July 1747. The War of the Austrian Succession in the Alps (By: Giovanni Cerino Badone) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wellington's Unsung Heroes: The Fifth Division in the Peninsular War, 1810-1814 (By: Carole Divall) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kesselsdorf 1745: Decision in the Fight for Silesia (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Conquer and to Keep: Suchet and the War for Eastern Spain, 1809-1814 (By: Yuhan Kim) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bavarian War of Succession, 1778-79 (By: Alexander Querengasser) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine Corps and will Serve Faithfully: The Swiss Regiment de Roll in the British Army 1794-1816 (By: Alistair Nichols) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anson: Naval Commander and Statesman (By: Anthony Bruce) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tagus Campaign of 1809 (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Atlas of the Battles and Campaigns of the American Revolution, 1775-1783 (By: George Anderson) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maurice de Saxe and the Conquest of the Austrian Netherlands 1744-1748: Volume 1 - The Ghosts of Dettingen (By: Michael McNally) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confronting Napoleon: Levin von Bennigsen’s Memoir of the Campaign in Poland, 1806-1807: Volume II (By: Paul Strietelmeier) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shaun Tan Picture Books

with Shaun Tan
The Rabbits (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Thing (By: Shaun Tan) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Tree (By: Shaun Tan) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Summer (By: Shaun Tan) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cicada (By: Shaun Tan) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog (By: Shaun Tan) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Marsden is an Australian school principal, teacher and author and one of the best Australian Young Adult novelists. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages including Spanish, Polish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, French, and Norwegian among others. John was born in Victoria and spent much of his childhood and teen years in Sydney, Devonport, Tasmania, and Kyneton, Victoria. He worked several jobs before settling on the teaching profession, where he came into his own when he started writing children’s books. By 1987 he had published his first novel “So Much to Tell You” and has since gone on to write more than 40 titles that have sold more than 5 million copies across the globe. In 2006, his love for teaching saw him establish the Candlebark School on his farm in the Macedon Ranges, where teaches and administers the day to day. He also established a writing school on the same property in 2016, where he teaches aspiring writers the ins and outs of the industry.

Born in Victoria Australia, he claims ancestry to the Rev Samuel Marsden, the colonial magistrate and clergyman. At ten years old, he moved to Sydney where he went to The Kings School Parramatta. He then proceeded to Sydney University from where he studied his Arts and Law degrees even as he still did not know what he wanted to do professionally. He soon dropped out due to his dislike for the law, educational experiences, loneliness, and alienation. During this time, he was so depressed that he considered suicide. However, the period that he spent at a psychiatric hospital was one of the most important of his life as he learnt about communication, relationships, and feelings and how the world works. After getting out of hospital, he worked several jobs that included encyclopedia salesman, night watchman, motor bike courier, pizza delivery man, and even morgue attendant. In 1978, he got into teaching and right away knew that a teacher was what he was destined to be.

It was while he was working at the Geelong Grammar School that he thought he needed to do something about the poor reading culture among students. He wrote his debut novel “So Much to Tell You” in three Weeks and was surprised when the novel became a bestseller almost instantly. He went on to publish six more titles over the following five years that became bestsellers and won several national and internationals honors and awards. His 1993 work “Tomorrow When the War Began” is his bestselling and most critically acclaimed novel to date. The novel while first intended to be a standalone was later made into a series – the Tomorrow series. Later, he wrote the “Ellie Chronicles trilogy” that was a follow up to the events of the series. In addition to writing the Tomorrow series, he has also written several freestanding novels, nonfiction works, poetry, and picture books for children. Marsden likes to write on the themes of conflict with those in authority, survival in harsh school environments, violence in society, and sexuality. His works have won several commendations and awards including the 2008 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the 2006 Lloyd O’Neil Award, The Melbourne Prize for Literature, and Germany’s Buxtede Bull Prize among others.

The Tomorrow series of novels is a young adult novel series that details the occupation and invasion of Australia by a major world power. The novels are narrated by a teenage girl known as Ellie Linton, who leads a small band of teenagers from Wirrawee to wage guerrilla warfare on the invading forces. The series of novels were followed by the Ellie Chronicles, which were an attempt to detail how the Australian society adapts to the post war realities amid the psychological trauma they faced. The invading nation does not resemble any of the major world powers of Asia, the Americas, or Europe and the entire story is told from the narrow perspective of the lead character. However, she describes the enemy as a coalition of several populous South Asian nations who want to take over Australia to deal with their overpopulation problems. In fact, the series has the enemy setting up multinational colonies of civilians brought over from their countries.

“Tomorrow When the War Began” is a story following Fi, Homer, Kevin, Lee, Robyn, Corrie, and Ellie from a small rural town of Australia. The six friends go camping far away from their village only to come back and find something very strange happening. Their homes are eerily silent with all the dogs shot dead, static on the radio, and the power shut off. It is not normal for rural life to be so eerily quiet in the middle of the day and it is clear from the outset that something is very wrong. They soon learn that everyone that had been found in the village had been rounded up and locked up at the village showground. The invading forces had turned the biggest houses in the village into their headquarters and were brutalizing anyone that dared resist. They are a faceless and nameless enemy, which adds to the fear mongering and tension. Ellie and her friends are now in a cat and mouse game with the invading enemy as they are turned into scavengers, eating whatever they can find as they try to locate their loved one. It is only when they meet Chris another scavenger that they finally get the whole story of the invasion.

“The Dead of Night” comes packed with the same adventure and action of the first novel in the series. Ellie and her friends are still battling a faceless and nameless an enemy without the necessary training. Using guerrilla tactics, they do what they can to cause the enemy as much trouble as they can. Trying to find a way to escape their nightmare, they stumble on a local base camp where they find other Australians resisting the enemy. At last, they have jobs to do, food to eat, and a place to sleep. They also do not have to make the big decisions though Ellie is disgusted by the way the sexist nature of the camps leader. Harvey believes only men can strategize while the women should stick to cooking and cleaning. They are soon on their own once again when a mission goes awry causing the camp huge losses. The friends decide they were better off making their own decisions, and leave the camp to fight the war on their own terms.

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