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Publication Order of Freehold Books

Freehold (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weapon (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better to Beg Forgiveness (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact with Chaos (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Unto Others (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Diplomacy Fails (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angeleyes (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forged in Blood (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resistance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defiance (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Target: Terror Books

The Scope of Justice (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Targets of Opportunity (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confirmed Kill (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Exiled Books

Clan of the Claw (With: John Ringo,Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Tooth and Claw (By: John Ringo,Mercedes Lackey,S.M. Stirling,Jody Lynn Nye,Eric Flint) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Temporal Displacement Books

A Long Time Until Now (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Was Now, This Is Then (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Tick of the Clock (With: Travis Clemmons) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tour of Duty (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tide of Battle (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Wisdom From My Internet (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Posleen War Books

A Hymn Before Battle (By: John Ringo) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gust Front (By: John Ringo) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Devil Dances (By: John Ringo) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell's Faire (By: John Ringo) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hero (With: John Ringo) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cally's War (By: John Ringo,Julie Cochrane) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watch on the Rhine (By: John Ringo,Tom Kratman) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sister Time (By: John Ringo,Julie Cochrane) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yellow Eyes (By: John Ringo,Tom Kratman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor of the Clan (By: John Ringo,Julie Cochrane) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Storm (By: John Ringo) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tuloriad (By: John Ringo,Tom Kratman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Tide Rising Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Future Weapons of War(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogues in Hell(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Tide Rising(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 3(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic Hope(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Luna(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael Z. Williamson is a well-established military fiction and science fiction author. Williamson was born in Birkenhead, England. However, his family relocated to Canada, before moving to the United States in the year 1978. From time to time, Williamson pens down novels using his pen names, Crazy Einer and Mad Mike. Michael Williamson served in the United States Airforce before retiring eventually. Freehold, Michael Z. Williamson’s first book was published in the year, 2004. The book is notable science fiction since it has an exceedingly strong female protagonist. Freehold is set in the future, a time when the United Nations, UN is a fascist empire. The Hero, Michael Z. Williamson’s second novel was written in conjunction with John Ringo, a New York Times bestselling author. Freehold is set in the same universe that the book series, Legacy of the Aldenata book series.

Williamson has also penned down, several other works. The Weapon is a novel, which covers the events that are concurrent to Freehold. However, the events are narrated from a different point of view. Better to Forgiveness is another novel from the author and has been set within the Freehold Universe. However, Better to Forgiveness was written before the Graine War book series. Michael Williamson has also penned down, the Target; Terror series, which features includes Target of Opportunity, The Scope of Justice and Confirmed to Kill. All these books follow the story of two United States Army Rangers, who were engaged in black operations, which targeted terrorist groups that were a target to the United States. Michael Z. Williamson has two kids.

Best Michael Z. Williamson Books

Freehold is an excellent book written by Michael Z. Williamson. If you are a fan of military science fiction novels, then you are going to love Freehold. In this book, Michael Z. Williamson introduces the reader to Kendra Pacelli, who works for the United Nations. Earth together with several other colonies is under the rule of a socialistic United Nations, where mediocrity and incompetence are the norms. Crime is exceedingly common that women have learned to accept rape, while muggings, on the other hand, is just a part of the day-to-day life. Kendra has accused a crime that she did not commit; thus she decides to seek asylum in Grainne. Unprepared, Kendra Pacelli has to adopt quickly to her new life.

All in all, the Freehold is a great example of an exceedingly pure libertinism or capitalism and in the eyes of the United Nations, the antichrist. The government is made up of the military, small police force, and the courts. The exceedingly small taxation is optional, but it does carry some great benefits. The Rulers are expected to give out there entire wealth, so as to ensure that they do not have any other agendas apart from that of the government. Without the huge government, there is no corruption or pork barreling. Residents are allowed to carry weapons at any time. Crime level is exceedingly low, while the standard of living has increased significantly. Kendra, the protagonist, is exceedingly confused by way of living in the Freehold, especially the fact that no one is going to rape women for wearing provocative clothes. As expected, the women, are armed with knives and guns and anything else that has been rendered illegal on earth.

With that said, the society that the author has created is exceedingly interesting. So many aspects in this book are appealing. The book has been divided into two parts; the first part is the definitive mellui story. The second half of the book documents the conflict and the untimely war between the government of earth and that of Freehold. At the very beginning of the buildup, Kendra decides to join the army of the Freehold, an exceedingly small but practical and highly trained force. This is where the other transitions from the mellui story to the conflict story. All the characters in Rogue are exceedingly compelling.

If you are looking for a mix of science fiction and a definitive plot, then you should read Rogue. Rogue is the sequel of The Weapon, and it takes place more than ten years later. In this book, Kenneth Chiran, the protagonist has taken a new role and identity and is currently living very peaceful with his daughter. However, it is not long, before one of the Freehold agents finds him, and he is asked to perform one last mission. Kimbo, a team member, whom Ken had previously thought was dead resurfaced as a paid assassin. As an action packed novel, this book has been set in numerous locations such as Caledonia, Mtali, Novaja Rossia, and earth. It is exceedingly interesting to revisit some of the places, which had been featured in the previous books in the series.

Ken is a tortured soul. He walks on earth as one of the biggest killers in earth’s history. He fills responsible for the death of billions of earth inhabitants. His only hope and reason to live is his teenage daughter. With that said, the author has skillfully explored Ken’s soul together with his bleak outlook. This is a story about redemption, and the last pages of the book will surprise you. The Weapon is another excellent read from the author. This book has been set in the same period and universe as the one in Freehold. Just like Freehold, this is the story of Kenneth, a man who headed a series of attacks on earth. Due to the fact that Rogue is an exceedingly long novel, the author has divided this book, into three main parts. The first part involves Kenneth enlisting and training as an Operative. Operatives are elite black operations soldiers.

The second part in this book deals with a disposition to Mtali, a planet that is in constant faction warfare. The third part of the novel deals with the actual cover and training for an attack on earth. The story has been narrated in the first person. The reader gets to see the universe, through Ken’s eyes. We also get to see the transformation that he underwent from an exceedingly innocent teenager to a skillfully trained killer.

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