Michael A. Stackpole Books In Order

Publication Order of The Age of Discovery Books

A Secret Atlas (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cartomancy (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New World (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Citybook Books

Port o' Call (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Nightside (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crimson Skies Books

Air Spicy Tales, Volume 1 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crown Colonies Books

At the Queen's Command (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Limited Loyalty (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Conspiracy Books

Evil Ascending (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gathering Evil (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Triumphant (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DragonCrown War Cycle Books

The Dark Glory War (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortress Draconis (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Dragons Rage (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand Crusade (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Flying Buffalo Tunnels and Trolls Solitaire Adventures Books

City of Terrors (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sewers of Oblivion (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Pathfinder Tales Books

Plague of Shadows (By: Howard Andrew Jones)(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pathfinder Tales (By: Howard Andrew Jones)(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Called to Darkness (By: Richard Lee Byers)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pathfinder Tales (By: Richard Lee Byers)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard's Mask (By: Ed Greenwood)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalking the Beast (By: Howard Andrew Jones)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crusader Road (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Pool of Stars (By: Howard Andrew Jones)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shy Knives (By: Sam Sykes)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reaper's Eye (By: Richard A. Knaak)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through The Gate in the Sea (By: Howard Andrew Jones)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Homeland Security Services Books

Perfectly Invisible (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfectly Dead (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In Hero Years Books

In Service Days (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Need to Know (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Easy As Pie (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Field Trip (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Hiker (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ill Met in Lyttleton (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital City Crime: Haunted City (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital City Crime: Cold Comfort (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
XR-39 Tango (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Merlin Bloodstone Mystery Books

The Cards Call Themselves (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brewed Fortune (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysterious Ways (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mutant Chronicles Books

Dementia (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Realms of Chaos Books

A Hero Born (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Enemy Reborn (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadowrun Novels Germany Books

Wolf and Raven (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run Hard, Die Fast (By: Mel Odom)(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trick Molloy Books

No Rest For The Wicked (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Such A Nice Girl (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Girl Lost (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch in Scarlet (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Til Death (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Battletech: Warrior Books

En Garde (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riposte (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coupe (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of World of Warcraft Books

Cycle of Hatred (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido)(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rise of the Horde (By: Christie Golden)(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tides of Darkness (By: Aaron Rosenberg)(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Dark Portal (By: Aaron Rosenberg)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jaina Proudmoore (By: Christie Golden)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Dragon (By: Richard A. Knaak)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arthas (By: Christie Golden)(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormrage (By: Richard A. Knaak)(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormrage (By: Richard A. Knaak)(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shattering (By: Christie Golden)(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicles of War (By: Christie Golden)(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thrall (By: Christie Golden)(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfheart (By: Richard A. Knaak)(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Crimes (By: Christie Golden)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before the Storm (By: Christie Golden)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows Rising (By: Madeleine Roux)(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars Universe Books

The Courtship of Princess Leia (By: Dave Wolverton)(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Empire (By: Steve Perry)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Empire (By: Christopher Golden)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Jedi (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Empire: Evolution (By: Steve Perry)(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Union (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tatooine Ghost (By: Troy Denning)(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivor's Quest (By: Timothy Zahn)(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Jedi (By: Jude Watson)(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Books

The New Republic, Volume 3 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old Republic Vol. 3 (By: John Jackson Miller)(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Original Marvel Years Vol. 4 (By: Walter Simonson)(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books

Onslaught (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vector Prime (By: R.A. Salvatore)(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tide (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruin (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recovery (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recovery (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star by Star (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star by Star (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star by Star (By: Troy Denning)(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ylesia (By: Walter Jon Williams)(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Way (By: Walter Jon Williams)(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Way (By: Walter Jon Williams)(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Practical Man (By: Karen Traviss)(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: X-Wing Books

Rogue Squadron (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedge's Gamble (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Krytos Trap (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bacta War (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isard's Revenge (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of X-Wing Rogue Squadron Books

The Phantom Affair (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battleground: Tattooine (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warrior Princess (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem for a Rogue (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Empire's Service (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Honor (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masquerade (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mandatory Retirement (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of BattleTech Universe Books

Decision at Thunder Rift (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
BattleTech (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Glory (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercenary's Star (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natural Selection (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assumption of Risk (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Quarters (By: Victor Milán)(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bred for War (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts of Chaos (By: Victor Milán)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malicious Intent (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
BattleTech Legends (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Excalibur (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Dragon (By: Victor Milán)(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Covenant (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Havoc (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost War (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ruins of Power (By: Robert E. Vardeman)(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight of the Falcon (By: Victor Milán)(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of War (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rending of Falcons (By: Victor Milán)(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Battletech 20: Blood of Kerensky Books

Lethal Heritage (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Legacy (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Destiny (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Battletech: Kell Hounds Ascendant Trilogy Books

Not the Way The Smart Money Bets (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tiny Spot of Rebellion (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clever Bit of Fiction (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Battletech Scenario Pack Books

Gray Death Legion (By: William H. Keith Jr.)(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kell Hounds (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Elven Lords (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once a Hero (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talion (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes of Silver (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Hero Years.... I'm Dead (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conan the Barbarian (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Silver Knife (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jed and the Titanium Turtle (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kid Binary and The Two-bit Gang (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildest Dreams (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Star Wars: Mara Jade - By the Emperor's Hand (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Batman Role-Playing Sourcebook (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormhaven (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
21 Days to a Novel (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing Fiction (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Perchance to Dream and Other Stories (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murderous Magick (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Tech (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tricknomancy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Grimtooth's Traps Too(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grimtooth's Traps Fore(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mugshots: Taking Care of Business(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Fear - The Tarot(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncharted Worlds(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael A Stackpole is a graphic novelist, game designer, screenwriter, podcaster, computer game designer, and award-winning novelist. Stackpole was born to Janet and Jim Stackpole in 1957 in Wasau Wisconsin, though he only spent six months there before his parents moved the family back to Vermont as his father was doing his residency in the state. His parent had two other children in Kerin who would become a lawyer, and Patrick who would become a military officer. The varied careers in his family mean he has access to the best of military, legal, and medical advice for his novels. As a teenager, his rebellion against his parents was getting a transistor radio on which he listened to Boston Bruins hockey games when he should have been doing his homework. In 1975, he graduated from Rice Memorial High School before he got his bachelor’s in History from the University of Vermont. By 1977, he had written his debut gaming project that he would then sell to Flying Buffalo Incorporated. A few years later, he moved to Arizona as he wanted to enjoy the sunny climate and Mexican food. For most of his adult life, he has been living in Arizona except for a few months when he consulted for Coleco Industries in Hartford, Connecticut.

Since 1977, he worked for several gaming companies as the designer of role-playing games. He was also engaged in the writing of industry magazine articles over the years. During this time, there were allegations by the likes of Patricia Pulling and several players that said that people were being driven to suicide, murder, and Satanism that they believed were inserted into the game “Dungeons & Dragons.” They believed that these were occult elements intentionally inserted into the game and maybe even part of a massive demonic ritual abuse scheme. Stackpole decided to research the legal cases where death or injury had been attributed to the game. His research found the evidence provided was very weak. He showed that even if the results showed any links to the games, the research showed that people who played role-playing games tended to be less suicidal or violent than the general public. By 1980, he was working for Interplay Productions and Coleco, where he designed the best-selling popular game titled “Bard’s Tale III.”

Michael A Stackpole’s debut fiction was “Talion: Revenant,” a fantasy fiction novel that he finished writing in 1986 though the manuscript he had written would not get accepted for publishing until 1997. According to the editors at Bantam Books, the manuscript at 175,000 words was too long given that he was an unknown author. Nonetheless, they asserted that it was an engaging story though they stalled on publishing it for more than a decade. It was not until 1997 that Anne Lesley Groell reworked the manuscript and got the novel published. In 1987 he got a job with FASA and it was during this time that he began writing the novels with a BattleTech universe setting and it was not long before he was a bestselling author in the genre. Some of his novels set in the BattleTech universe would later be used as the inspiration for an animated series aired on TV. Given that he was one of the most popular authors in fantasy fan fiction, Bantam Books contracted him to write several novels set in the Star Wars Universe. He has also written several fantasy and science fiction titles such as the “Tunnels and Trolls,” “Dark Conspiracy,” “Realms of Chaos,” “DragonCrown War,” “Age Of Discovery,” “Merlin Bloodstone Mystery,” “Trick Molloy Mysteries,” “Crown Colonies,” “Homeland Security Services,” “In Hero Years” among several single standing novels. Most of his novels break conventions of the genre and introduce elements such as firearms that some may not deem a positive development. Given his contributions to the fantasy and science fiction genre, Stackpole got a main asteroid belt named in his honor.

“The Dark Glory War” by Michael A. Stackpole is set in a time of war and prophecy, where four young men come of age. It is a thrilling story set in a world that has to deal with a seemingly invincible enemy. It is the Moon Month, a sacred season of the year when four young men are expected to wear the masks that would mark them out as initiates into adulthood. It is a time of romance, festival testing, ritual, and a celebration all rolled into one. But for Hawkins Tarrant and his friends Nay, Rounce, and Leigh, they find that the test has become a desperate struggle for survival. They have to deal with the advance force of an invading army that is set to overrun Oriosa their homeland. The turning point in their lives will come when they come across a legendary weapon that gives the wielder so much power that they become almost invincible. But the magic weapon soon becomes more of a curse than a blessing as it signals the start of a catastrophic battle with prehistoric foes. In the face of terrible battles and calamitous sorceries, the youths will finally attain manhood though death may come first.

Michael A Stackpole’s “Fortress Draconis” is set in the city of Yslin that was once upon a time one of the greatest human cities. It had been devastated and now has the Dimandowns a dark heart at its center. When an orphaned young thief from the city tries to show his worth to his master by stealing some valuable from his neighbors he finds himself entangled in a web of prophecy. He also meets a shadowy human warrior named Kedyn’s Crow and a Vorgquelf named Resolute who seeks to redeem his home in the islands that had been taken away from him. The two believe Will will be critical in the fight against the northern tyrant named Chytrine that had made herself the empress. But not everyone believes in Will in a world ton by magic and war as they are involved in their internecine struggles. Only Chytrine is clever enough to see that Will could change everything and thus she sends her best people to destroy the man. Yet even as he is tested, there has arisen a new generation of warriors ready to do everything in their power to right the wrongs of the past.

“When Dragons Rage” by Michael A Stackpole is the unforgettable story of a world divided by desire, war, magic, and betrayal. The tyrant Chytrine has sent her armies North in the quest to take over the world using a campaign of sorcery and bloodshed. Kingdoms and cities are getting toppled while her agents are actively looking for the DragonCrown that would make her invincible once it is found. The Prince of Okrannel, the determined and beautiful Alexia struggles to save a mysterious human warrior named Kedyn Crow that had been accused of treachery. In her quest, she finds help from a motley crew that includes the exiled Vorquel named Resolute who is looking for revenge and a mage named Kerrigan Reese who potential is yet to be realized and an orphaned thief from Yslin who may be an innocent victim or the fulfillment of an old prophecy. Alexia and her allies will have to draw upon all their magic and courage if they are to defeat the tyrant.


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