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Robert J. Crane Books In Order

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Publication Order of Ashes Of Luukessia Books

A Haven in Ash (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Respite from Storms (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Home in the Hills (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Girl In The Box Books

Alone (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Untouched (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soulless (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Omega (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemies (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacy (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limitless (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Wind (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruthless (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grounded (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tormented (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeful (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Change (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Painkiller (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masks (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoners (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unyielding (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollow (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toxicity (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Things (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nemesis (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driven (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remember (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hero (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashback (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Ties (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Control (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Guess (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powerless (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meltdown (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
True North (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Innocence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southern Comfort (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Underground (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Tongue (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backwoods (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Hurricane (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gangland (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reality (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allegiance (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallout (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorched Earth (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Storm (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Girl Who Ran Away Books

Buried in Lies (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening to Fear (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound in Silence (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Out Of The Box Books

Publication Order of Liars and Vampires Books

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

Publication Order of Mira Brand Books

The World Beneath (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tide of Ages (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The City of Lies (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King of the Skies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Us (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Aimless Few (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gang of Legend (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Antecessor Conundrum (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sanctuary Books

Publication Order of Shattered Dome Books

with Nicholas J. Ambrose

Publication Order of Southern Watch Books

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: 2 years 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: 3 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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