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Publication Order of Posleen War Books

with Tom Kratman, Michael Z. Williamson, Julie Cochrane
A Hymn Before Battle (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gust Front (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Devil Dances (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Faire (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hero (With: Michael Z. Williamson) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cally's War (With: Julie Cochrane) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch on the Rhine (With: Tom Kratman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Time (With: Julie Cochrane) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yellow Eyes (With: Tom Kratman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor of the Clan (With: Julie Cochrane) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Storm (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tuloriad (With: Tom Kratman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Posleen War: Cally's War Books

with Julie Cochrane
Cally's War (With: Julie Cochrane) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sister Time (With: Julie Cochrane) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor of the Clan (With: Julie Cochrane) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Posleen War: Sidestories Books

Watch on the Rhine (With: Tom Kratman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yellow Eyes (With: Tom Kratman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Council Wars Books

There Will Be Dragons (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emerald Sea (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Tide (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paladin Of Shadows Books

with Ryan Sear
Ghost (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kildar (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choosers of the Slain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unto the Breach (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deeper Blue (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiger by the Tail (With: Ryan Sear) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Last Judgment's Fire Books

with Kacey Ezell, Christopher L.Smith
Gunpowder & Embers (With: Kacey Ezell,Christopher L.Smith) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Looking Glass Books

with Travis S. Taylor
Into the Looking Glass (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vorpal Blade (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manxome Foe (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws That Catch (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Special Circumstances Books

Princess of Wands (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of Wands (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Troy Rising Books

Publication Order of Black Tide Rising Books

Under a Graveyard Sky (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Sail a Darkling Sea (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Islands of Rage & Hope (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strands of Sorrow (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Tide Rising (With: John Scalzi,Jody Lynn Nye,Sarah A. Hoyt,Eric Flint,Michael Z. Williamson,Eric S. Brown) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valley of Shadows (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices of the Fall (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
River of Night (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the End of the World (By: Charles E. Gannon) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the End of the Journey (By: Charles E. Gannon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Shall Rise (With: Gary Poole) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
United We Stand (With: Gary Poole) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Monster Hunter Memoirs Books

with Larry Correia
Grunge (With: Larry Correia) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sinners (With: Larry Correia) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saints (With: Larry Correia) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever (By: Larry Correia,Jason Cordova) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Empire Of Man Books

with David Weber
March Upcountry (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
March to the Sea (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
March to the Stars (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Few (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Von Neumann's War Books

with Travis S. Taylor
Von Neumann's War (With: Travis S. Taylor) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of TransDimensional Hunter Books

with Lydia Sherrer
Into the Real (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Storm (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Road to Damascus (With: Keith Laumer,Linda Evans) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Centurion (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Ranges (With: James Aidee) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Exiled Books

Clan of the Claw (With: Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Tooth and Claw (With: Mercedes Lackey,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Eric Flint) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Honorverse Books

On Basilisk Station (By: David Weber) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honor of the Queen (By: David Weber) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Victorious War (By: David Weber) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Field of Dishonor (By: David Weber) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flag in Exile (By: David Weber) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor Among Enemies (By: David Weber) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Enemy Hands (By: David Weber) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Beautiful Friendship" (By: David Weber) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Whiff of Grapeshot" (By: S.M. Stirling) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Grand Tour" (By: David Drake) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Honor (By: David Weber) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Stray" (By: Linda Evans) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"What Price Dreams?" (By: David Weber) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Hard Way Home" (By: David Weber) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Queen's Gambit" (By: Jane Lindskold) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Deck Load Strike" (By: Roland J. Green) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes of Victory (By: David Weber) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Changer of Worlds" (By: David Weber) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" (By: David Weber) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"From the Highlands" (By: Eric Flint) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Nightfall" (By: David Weber) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of Honor (By: David Weber) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Promised Land" (By: Jane Lindskold) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"With One Stone" (By: Timothy Zahn) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Ship Named Francis" (With: Victor Mitchell) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Let's Go to Prague" (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Fanatic" (By: Eric Flint) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Service of the Sword" (By: David Weber) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crown of Slaves (By: David Weber,Eric Flint) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Saganami (By: David Weber) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
At All Costs (By: David Weber) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm from the Shadows (By: David Weber) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torch of Freedom (By: David Weber,Eric Flint) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission of Honor (By: David Weber) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Ruthless" (By: Jane Lindskold) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Let's Dance" (By: David Weber) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
"An Act of War" (By: Timothy Zahn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beautiful Friendship (By: David Weber) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rising Thunder (By: David Weber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Season (By: Jane Lindskold) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of Freedom (By: David Weber) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"I Will Build a House of Steel" (By: David Weber) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"By the Book" (By: Charles E. Gannon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Beauty and the Beast" (By: David Weber) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Best Laid Plans" (By: David Weber) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Obligated Service" (By: Joelle Presby) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Call to Arms" (By: Timothy Zahn) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treecat Wars (By: Jane Lindskold) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cauldron of Ghosts (By: David Weber,Eric Flint) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Duty (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Arms (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of Victory (By: David Weber) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Our Sacred Honor" (By: David Weber) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Vengeance (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fall (By: David Weber) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncompromising Honor (By: David Weber) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Recruiting Exercise" (By: David Weber) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
To End in Fire (By: David Weber,Eric Flint) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Insurrection (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books in parentheses are short stories found in collections or anthologies.

Chronological Order of Honorverse Books

"By the Book" (By: Charles E. Gannon)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Beautiful Friendship" (By: David Weber)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beautiful Friendship (By: David Weber)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Stray" (By: Linda Evans)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Season (By: Jane Lindskold)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treecat Wars (By: Jane Lindskold)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Duty (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Arms (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Call to Arms" (By: Timothy Zahn)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Vengeance (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
"What Price Dreams?" (By: David Weber)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Beauty and the Beast" (By: David Weber)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"I Will Build a House of Steel" (By: David Weber)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Our Sacred Honor" (By: David Weber)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Best Laid Plans" (By: David Weber)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Recruiting Exercise" (By: David Weber)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" (By: David Weber)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Queen's Gambit" (By: Jane Lindskold)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Hard Way Home" (By: David Weber)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Promised Land" (By: Jane Lindskold)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Ruthless" (By: Jane Lindskold)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Let's Dance" (By: David Weber)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Basilisk Station (By: David Weber)(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
"With One Stone" (By: Timothy Zahn)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honor of the Queen (By: David Weber)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Victorious War (By: David Weber)(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Field of Dishonor (By: David Weber)(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Grand Tour" (By: David Drake)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Deck Load Strike" (By: Roland J. Green)(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flag in Exile (By: David Weber)(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Ship Named Francis" (With: Victor Mitchell)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor Among Enemies (By: David Weber)(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Changer of Worlds" (By: David Weber)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"A Whiff of Grapeshot" (By: S.M. Stirling)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Enemy Hands (By: David Weber)(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Honor (By: David Weber)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Let's Go to Prague"(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes of Victory (By: David Weber)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
"An Act of War" (By: Timothy Zahn)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
"From the Highlands" (By: Eric Flint)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Nightfall" (By: David Weber)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Fanatic" (By: Eric Flint)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
"The Service of the Sword" (By: David Weber)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of Honor (By: David Weber)(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crown of Slaves (By: David Weber,Eric Flint)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Torch of Freedom (By: David Weber,Eric Flint)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of Saganami (By: David Weber)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
At All Costs (By: David Weber)(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm from the Shadows (By: David Weber)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission of Honor (By: David Weber)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Obligated Service" (By: Joelle Presby)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rising Thunder (By: David Weber)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of Freedom (By: David Weber)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cauldron of Ghosts (By: David Weber,Eric Flint)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of Victory (By: David Weber)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncompromising Honor (By: David Weber)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Insurrection (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Thomas Pope)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
To End in Fire (By: David Weber,Eric Flint)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fall (By: David Weber)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Worlds of Honor Books

More Than Honor (By: S.M. Stirling,David Weber,David Drake) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds of Honor (By: David Weber,Jane Lindskold,Linda Evans,Roland J. Green) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changer of Worlds (By: David Weber,Eric Flint) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Service of the Sword (With: David Weber,Jane Lindskold,Eric Flint,Timothy Zahn,Victor Mitchell) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Fire Forged (By: David Weber,Jane Lindskold,Timothy Zahn,Andy Presby) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beginnings (By: David Weber,Timothy Zahn,Charles E. Gannon,Joelle Presby) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Price Victory? (By: David Weber) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bolo Books

Bolo (By: Keith Laumer) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Bolo (By: Keith Laumer) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars Must Wait (By: Keith Laumer) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compleat Bolo (By: Keith Laumer) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unconquerable (By: Keith Laumer) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bolo Brigade (By: Keith Laumer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bolo Strike (By: William H. Keith Jr.) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bolo Rising (By: Keith Laumer) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Damascus (With: Keith Laumer,Linda Evans) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Soldiers (By: David Weber,Keith Laumer) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Finest Hour (By: Keith Laumer) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citizens(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Tide Rising(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Ringo is an American author that primarily works within the Science Fiction and Military Fiction genres. With numerous New York Times bestsellers to his name, John Ringo’s works range from outright science fiction stories to military novels tinged with political elements.


A considerable portion of Ringo’s young life was spent in transit, John Ringo and his family having spent time in an impressive 23 foreign nations by the time he graduated from Winter Park High School (in Winter Park) in 1981.

By the time he graduated, Ringo had attended over a dozen schools. Having spent most of his young life in places like Greece and Switzerland, the author eventually settled in Alabama with his parents and six siblings.

It is because of the considerable amount of time he spent traveling that John Ringo came to appreciate humanity as a whole, this along with his distaste for foreign foods.

John joined the U.S Army soon after graduation, eventually rising to the rank of Specialist in the 82nd Airborne Division. He also spent two years of reserve duty with the Florida National Guard.

John received numerous awards during his time in the army, these including the Parachutist Badge, National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal to mention but a few.

When John Ringo left the Army, he enrolled in college and pursued marine biology; eventually acquiring an Associate’s Degree, John’s interest in the field quickly wavered, especially when he realized how low the pay was. It was in an attempt to support his wife and daughters that he eventually chose to become a database manager.

It was in 1999, at a time when his life had settled into a sedate pattern, that the idea of a science fiction story struck him, a concept revolving around an alien invasion and the possible response it would receive from the military.

This idea became ‘A Hymn Before Battle’; he submitted the draft of his first novel to Baen Books and it was rejected. It wasn’t until Jim Baen, the publisher at Baen Books, interacted with John Ringo on the Baen Books website forum that progress was finally made.

Jim Baen took a personal interest in Ringo’s novel and eventually bought it. The success that ‘A Hymn Before Battle’ quickly attracted allowed John Ringo to quit his database management job, finding the idea of a full-time writing career all too alluring.

John Ringo has written several dozen novels over the years, even collaborating with authors like David Weber, Julie Cochrane, Tom Kratman and Travis Taylor to mention but a few.

Elements of the author’s time in the army have often made an appearance in his novels, this along with the names of his fans, many of whom he has killed off in glorious battle.

John Ringo’s writing career includes a number of op-ed pieces he has penned for the New York post. The author has also guest-commentated for channels like Fox news and National Geographic.

In recognition for all the contributions the author has made to science fiction literature, John Ringo was presented with the Phoenix Award at DeepSouthCon 50 in Alabama in 2012.

The author has done work on screenplays for ‘A Hymn Before Battle’, ‘Ghost’, and ‘Princess of Wands’ with the intention of seeing them adapted for the screen.

+A Hymn Before Battle

The Rapacious Posleen have set their eyes on earth. The Galactic Federation stands ready to leap to humanity’s aid, but for a steep price. Can they protect themselves from their enemies and survive the machinations of their allies?

John Ringo’s very first novel is as imaginative as it is thrilling; introducing to the readers the Galactic Federation, which recruits Earth to aid in the fight against the Posleen, a race of aliens that doesn’t share the pacifist ways of the other sentient races of the universe, John Ringo’s primary strength is the rich world he crafts and eventually destroys.

The alien cultures are unique and exotic, and the bad guys are pretty nasty. Described as reptilian centaurs created for the purpose of fighting, the novel isn’t afraid to delve into the nitty gritty of the military, exploring the minutiae of tactics, training and every heart-pounding element of the various battles.

However, the narrative never suffers; the story remains engaging and compelling from beginning to end. Fans of Military Science Fiction will enjoy this novel immensely, John Ringo inundating his novel with plasma rays, space ships, mech-suits and every other element essential to authentic military science fiction literature.

The stakes are pretty clear and straightforward, so much so that one should have no problem understanding the purpose of every explosive battle. And the villains are as villainous as they can get. It is their intention to kill and consume every other sentient species in the universe.

Admittedly, the story is nothing new. Authors have been writing about alien invasions for decades. And it could be argued that John Ringo doesn’t really do anything different. The success of his story emanates from the entertainment the author is able to squeeze out of a plot that has been used one too many times.

If there are any noteworthy failings, they come from the characters, many of whom are either too stereotypical or simply underdeveloped.

+Gust Front

With human valor on their side and Alien technology to assist them, mankind fought the Posleen to a standstill. However, with Earth’s invasion mere months way, three shell-shocked survivors stand between the planet and total annihilation.

The only reason this, the sequel to ‘A Hymn Before Battle’, succeeds is because of John Ringo’s imagination and writing skills. Any readers that are all too tired of alien invasions in literature might be surprised by the entertainment this novel delivers.

With a considerable portion of the story chronicling humanity as it prepares for the invasion, throwing readers into a survivalist mindset, readers will enjoy the character development that occurs in this novel.

The story plays out in as epic a fashion as possible; John Ringo delivers the big battles he promised and the execution is commendable, not only swift but effective in imparting the nature of the invasion and the impact of each conflict.

Gust Force more than succeeds as a sequel to ‘A Hymn Before Battle’.

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3 Responses to “John Ringo”

  1. Don Pattillo: 1 year ago

    I am on your page labeled “JOHN RINGO BOOKS IN ORDER”, and it is WRONG!.

    Ringo worked with David Weber on the ” Empire of Man” series, you have Weber’s Honerverse books. Ringo did not work on the Honorverse series.

    “Publication Order of Honorverse Books” and “Chronological Order of Honorverse Books” should be removed.

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Actually Don, you are the one that is “WRONG!” as you so eloquently put it.

      John Ringo wrote an Honorverse story in Worlds of Honor #4, The Service of the Sword.

  2. chrome: 5 years ago

    What i really wonder is about all his “second edition” books. I have read all the old version books, but NOWHERE can i see what is new, or ANYONE mentioning anything new in the books at all. Do not care much for hard PLOT info, but a page or two more is not worth it to get them again.


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