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Publication Order of Ashes Of Luukessia Books

A Haven in Ash (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Respite from Storms (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home in the Hills (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Girl In The Box Books

Alone (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untouched (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soulless (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omega (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Limitless (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Wind (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grounded (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tormented (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeful (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Change (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Painkiller (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoners (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unyielding (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollow (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toxicity (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Things (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apex (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driven (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hero (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashback (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ties (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Control (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Guess (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Powerless (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meltdown (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True North (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Innocence (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southern Comfort (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Underground (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Tongue (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Backwoods (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eye of the Hurricane (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangland (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reality (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allegiance (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallout (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorched Earth (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Girl Who Ran Away Books

Buried in Lies (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Listening to Fear (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Out Of The Box Books

Limitless (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Wind (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grounded (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tormented (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeful (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Change (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Painkiller (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masks (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prisoners (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unyielding (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollow (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toxicity (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Things (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Badder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apex (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driven (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Liars and Vampires Books

No One Will Believe You (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone Should Save Her (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Go Home Again (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lies in the Dark (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Lying Days Are Done (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heir of the Dog (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit You Where You Live (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Endless Night (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mira Brand Books

The World Beneath (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tide of Ages (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The City of Lies (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of the Skies (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Us (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Aimless Few (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gang of Legend (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Antecessor Conundrum (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sanctuary Books

Defender (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avenger (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Champion (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusader (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary Tales (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thy Father's Shadow (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fated in Darkness (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warlord (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heretic (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legend (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Sanctuary (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call of the Hero (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scourge of Despair (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage of the Ancients (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shattered Dome Books

with Nicholas J. Ambrose
Voiceless (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Southern Watch Books

Called (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Depths (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corrupted (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unearthed (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legion (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forsaken (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starling (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert J. Crane is an American author of fantasy novels. He was born and grew up on Florida’s Space Coast. He graduated from the University of Central Florida where he majored in English Creative Writing. He worked briefly as a substitute teacher and then in the financial services field for considerably longer while writing in his spare time. He currently lives in the upper Midwest in the U.S. mostly thanks to its cooler climates and superior beer.

He is the author of fantasy based novels and series and has written quite a few books in those series. His three series include Sanctuary Tales, which has eight novels in total. Defender is the first novel in the series Sanctuary Tales and was published in 2011. He is also the author of the series Girl in the Box, with ten books total making up this fantasy series. He is also the author of the Southern Watch series, the Out of the Box series, and a collaborator with Nicholas J. Ambrose on the series Shattered Dome.

The main character in Defender is Cyrus Davidson. He leads a guild in the capital of Reikonos, occupied by humans. He lives in the world of Arkaria in which there are many dangers that mostly come in the form of life-based beings like titans, goblins, and dragons. The living beings in this world either live a very ordinary life or they choose the many adventures waiting in Arkaria. Those who pursue adventure in this world are sure to find it, as there is a never-ending fascination that comes with the beings and the events in this world for those who have a calling for it.

Cyrus is a good leader and a warrior to boot. He also has many friends and different relationships with wizards, druids, healers, paladins, necromancers, and more, not to mention the various elves, trolls, and other races. Cyrus really just wants to have adventures, so when he has an unexpected encounter with the Sanctuary guild it may just be fate taking a hand. After all, the Sanctuary is famed for their noble ideals and Cyrus could do worse than falling into league with them, as they have a good standing in the area.

When he is caught in a very bad situation, mainly being caught in the den of a dragon and facing certain death at that, they are saved unexpectedly by the Sanctuary fighters who extend an invitation that promises for even greater adventure. The guild of Sanctuary is filled with people who are loyal, strong, and willing to fight for the weak. It isn’t long before Cyrus is caught up in a mystery and adventure as they work to figure out who is taking weapons of huge power and for what?

It may be that Sanctuary and its fighters are the only things that stand between total destruction and the world of Arkaria. Along the way we meet many characters, from Orion to Alaric and the somewhat arrogant Vara. The sense of adventure is fully realized in this book by Robert J. Crane and the world includes many fantastical beings with different abilities and dangers, as well as the current problem of who is stealing the very powerful weapons that could threaten them all. This book is like a role playing video game online brought to life with every aspect of fantasy that any fantasy reader would be looking for– plus swords and dragons!

Avenger is the second novel in the Sanctuary Tales series and was also published in 2011. This book also takes place in the same world as that of Defender, in Arkaria. We are back once more in the world of goblins, dragons, and more. The people who live here are faced with the two choices of living an ordinary life or becoming an adventurer and seeing what is out there in the world. Cyrus Davidson is back, and he remains a warrior, and so is the girl with the hard shell Vara. As the adventures with the weapons recede into the past, he is drawn in once again into all of the action thanks to a seemingly random series of attacks.

Attack after attacks on the convoys brings suspicion from all that the Sanctuary guild may be involved in the attacks. When this happens Cyrus knows that he must put aside his personal baggage at the moment and attempt to find the raiders so that the attacks may finally stop. But what can he do if he never finds the raiders and the attacks only get worse? That is exactly what happens and the attacks keep coming.

In the midst of all this chaos, Vara starts to realize that she has a bit of a crush on Cyrus. This is in stark contrast to any feelings that she had before that! The members of the guild in the meantime must deal with the accusations against them when they are said to be the ones thieving and attacking other countries and lords of power on top of that, so there is not all the time in the world for romance (but maybe enough for it to blossom along the way). This is a bit of trouble because they cannot really prove that they are not behind it, only attempt to try and stop the people who are doing it in the hopes that the attacks cease.

In the wake of such high stakes, Cyrus must call upon his friends as they all find their allies quickly abandoning them and the panic and suspicion mounting. The members of the guild are under pressure to come up with the riches that were presumed stolen by them or find the people doing it. They are surrounded by their enemies and feel that they have no safe place to go, so they must confront the possibility of the end of their guild and even a coming war that may just take over their world in Arkaria and change it forever.

Cyrus is on the brink of fulfilling all of his goals, but will there be a price for the closure? in Avenger, Cyrus lives up to the title as he seeks revenge and becomes the bringer of vengeance incarnate as the world hangs in the balance.

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4 Responses to “Robert J. Crane”

  1. ROBERT R POWELL: 1 year ago

    Love your sanctuary series. wish it was more profitable for you so you would concentrate more of your writing efforts on this series. I thought book 11 was more like your original eight and was definitely a great read – couldn’t stop and finished it in just two days of late nights!!! Please keep writing them – the sooner the better. What can your fans do to nudge you in the sanctuary direction?

  2. Stephanie Doyle: 2 years ago

    Well Sir, you are a prolific creator who is responsible for too many nights that your tomes have kept me from sleep & on occasion caused me to ignore (many) other responsibilities. But just to be clear, I will beg you to carry on composing these fabulous adventures. Carry on!

    • Lorraine Gualtieri: 2 years ago

      I want to continue with the Sanctuary Book The Scourge of Despair Book 11. Can not locate. was suppose to be out in 2020. Any info?

      • Graeme: 2 years ago

        Hi Lorraine – it hasn’t been released yet.


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