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Publication Order of Tomorrow Books

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

Publication Order of The Ellie Chronicles Books

Publication Order of So Much to Tell You Books

So Much to Tell You (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take My Word For It (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

with Shaun Tan
The Rabbits (With: Shaun Tan) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norton's Hut (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home and Away (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Marsden on Marsden (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somerled: And the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of From Reason to Revolution Books

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

Publication Order of Shaun Tan Picture Books

with Shaun Tan
The Rabbits (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Thing (By: Shaun Tan) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Tree (By: Shaun Tan) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Summer (By: Shaun Tan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cicada (By: Shaun Tan) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog (By: Shaun Tan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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