Mel Odom Books In Order

Publication Order of Time Police Books

Trapped! (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranded! (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refugee (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Executioner Books

War Born (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Wind (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Wolf (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Force (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Card (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Payback Game (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Hit (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Warning (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Storm (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast Strike (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Agent (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Paint (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Contest (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triburst (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armed Force (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Harvest (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimson Tide (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nuclear Game (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Pursuit (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Play (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mack Bolan Books

Siege (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Kingdom (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Force (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inferno (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killpoint (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Center (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stony Man Books

Stony Man II (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stony Man III (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stony Man V (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Arsenal (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terms of Survival (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virtual Peril (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Law of Last Resort (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Slade Wilson Books

Omega Blue (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omega Score (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Deathlands Books

Bitter Fruit (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mars Arena (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Way of the Wolf (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starfall (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadowrun Books

Preying for Keeps (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Headhunters (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run Hard, Die Fast (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deniable Assets (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Books

Harvest Moon (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Zap Manhattan (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mummy Dearest (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate Pandemonium (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Boat (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger Tale (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off to See the Wizard (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secret World Of Alex Mack Books

In Hot Pursuit! (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Lost Empires Books

The Lost Library of Cormanthyr (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Outlanders Books

Night Eternal (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wreath of Fire (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sargasso Plunder (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prodigal Chalice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Threat From The Sea Books

Rising Tide (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Fallen Stars (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Devil's Eye (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Hercules Books

Young Hercules (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of BattleTech: MechWarrior Books

Roar of Honor (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Blood Betrayed (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Journey Of Allen Strange Books

Legacy (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (YA) Books

Unnatural Selection (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossings (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Angel Books

Redemption (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bruja (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Image (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Net Force Explorers Books

Shadow of Honor (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gameprey (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Wire (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rover Books

The Rover (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Destruction of the Books (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Libraries (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quest for the Trilogy (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Might and Magic Books

The Sea of Mist (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Books

Revenant (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diablo Books

The Black Road (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cities Books

The Jewel of Turmish (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Left Behind: Apocalypse Books

Apocalypse Dawn (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Crucible (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Burning (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Unleashed (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel Books

Cursed (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hunter’s League Books

Hunter's League (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Unravels (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Explodes (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Legacy Avenged (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NCIS Books

Paid in Blood (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Evidence (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Lines (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hellgate London Books

Exodus (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goetia (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Covenant (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quest For The Trilogy Books

Boneslicer (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seaspray (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Wilds Books

Wrath of the Blue Lady (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lost Souls Books

Burning Sky (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Lands (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nameless Days (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Identity Trilogy Books

Golem (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mimic (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Arron Of The Black Forest Books

The Haunting of Dragon's Cliff (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gamma World Books

Sooner Dead (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Called To Serve Books

Deployed (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dead Man Books

Crucible of Fire (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Makaum War Books

Master Sergeant (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guerilla (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Books

Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 1 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal, Volume 2 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lethal Interface (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalker Analog (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
F.R.E.E.Lancers (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
F.R.E.E.Fall (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blade (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glover (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Day (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
102 Dalmatians (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vertical Limit (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
XXX (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters of the Dark Sea (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Colossus of Mahrass (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowman: Dead Reckoning (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patchwork (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 3 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Global Star (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spider: Extreme Prejudice (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xena (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mel Odom is a popular author born in 1957 and best known for producing novelizations of well-known movies and television series.


Mel Odom writes science fiction and fantasy. The author attended Byng High School in Oklahoma and East Central University. Graduating with a degree in English, Odom has an extensive bibliography, which is surprising seeing as he doesn’t exactly write full-time.

The author is also a teacher at a Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma.

+Literary Career

Odom graduated from high school in 1976. By 1988, he had sold his first book. For the next ten years, he wrote at an alarming rate, producing dozens of books in the process. Though none of them made any real splash, at least until he finally introduced ‘Forgotten Realms’ to readers in 1998. He then moved on to the ‘Threat from the Sea’ series, climbing in status and renown as a result.

Mel Odom is described as a science fiction and fantasy writer. However, the author has explored so many fields and aspects within those two genres that it isn’t surprising to find that his bibliography has such broad appeal.

From game-based fiction to horror, action, adventure and even comics, Odom has experimented with almost every facet of science fiction and fantasy, and he is bound to venture into even more unique territories as the years go by.

Where his books have failed to find the right target, his novelizations of movies like Blade, xXX, and Tomb Raider have allowed him to capitalize on a pre-existing fan base. His original novels of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer have proven particularly popular, spreading his name into corners of the world that might have otherwise never read his work.

Those readers who are not all that familiar with Mel Odom’s body of work have come to appreciate him for fantasy novels from which he has garnered more critical acclaim than his action, adventure and science fiction works.

People speak frequently of ‘The Rover’, a fantasy novel that took the Alex Award home in 2002. The book was appreciated for targeting adult readers even while appealing to younger audiences. Comparisons with the Lord of the Rings were quite rife at one point, specifically comparisons with the world that J.R.R Tolkien created. If winning the hearts and minds of hardcore fantasy enthusiasts and even movie and Television fanatics wasn’t enough, Odom went so far as to entice Christian readers with his spin-off of the ‘Left Behind’ series.

Mel Odom is a very well-rounded writer. He seems determined to try his hand at as many aspects of the literary arena as possible, though he still restricts his efforts to the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Mel Odom has a wife and five children.


2038 finds London in ruins. The once great city is no more. The world is no longer what it was, not since a gash was torn through the fabric of reality, joining with the darkened sky to bring about the dawn of a new era.

Demons now walk the earth, and they are every bit the nightmare humans envision. Mankind is forced to go underground in order to survive.

However, not everyone was completely caught aware when the world ended.

Some saw the advent of the darkness and the opportunity it would present to change man’s standing on the food chain. And now they have begun to emerge from the shadows, coming together, combining magical spells with futuristic weapons to bring the demons to heel.

There was a time when all anyone could talk about was the Hellgate/London MORPG. However, the hype for the concept has since faded, and you do not need to understand the game in order to read this book.

Mel Odom is one of those authors that has little patience for slowly easing readers into his world. Rather, he throws readers right into the mayhem and madness of London on fire and in the process of being invaded by monsters.

Standing up to the demons are the Templar, knights that use futuristic technology to fight on behalf of mankind. Odom quickly drags readers into the various Hellgate territories even while pursuing the stories of a Knights Templar struggling against impossible odds and a young man with powers he doesn’t quite understand.

Odom does a great job of blending science fiction and fantasy. His world definitely comes to life, though the pace can get somewhat erratic at times. The characters are interesting enough to explore, especially their backgrounds and the destinies that await them. One has to appreciate Odom for writing a story that maintains such incredible tension from the beginning to the end.

+Crossings (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

After the death of their mother, Buffy and Dawn struggle to find a semblance of normalcy. Buffy doesn’t want to become the parent that she knows Dawn needs. It doesn’t help that the two keep fighting.

It is probably because of her personal distractions that Buffy fails to notice the bizarre behavior overtaking the video-game enthusiasts around her. When one of Xander’s friends goes a little crazy outside a theater, Anya and Xander decide to investigate. They trace all the strange goings-on of the town to a new video game.

It falls on Buffy to solve the mystery and save Sunnydale from a demon from an alternate universe.

This book is a novelization of the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Television show, and it should satisfy the cravings and desires of fans of the Joss Whedon creation. The book tells a story set within Season Five of the show.

Things pick up shortly after Joyce Summers’ death. Buffy has to deal with a new video game that seems to be turning beta testers insane. Mel Odom does a great job of capturing the spirit of the Television Show.

All the characters are perfectly represented, with Odom translating their unique voices from the small screen to paper. The combination of Virtual Reality Gaming and Demons is a perfect fit for the Buffy universe. The fact that the book’s cover features Anya and Xander is a little misleading, though.

The characters do not have nearly as large a role as the book cover might suggest.


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