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Publication Order of Hector Lynch Books

Corsair (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buccaneer (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Robber (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Privateer (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freebooter (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Saxon Books

The Book of Dreams (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Elephant (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pope's Assassin (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Viking Books

Odinn's Child (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sworn Brother (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King's Man (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Tracking Marco Polo (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Antilles (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explorers of the Mississippi (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanishing Primitive Man (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oriental Adventure (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brendan Voyage (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sindbad Voyage (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jason Voyage: The Quest for the Golden Fleece (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ulysses Voyage (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusader (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Genghis Khan (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The China Voyage: Across The Pacific By Bamboo Raft (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, The Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Robinson Crusoe / Seeking Robinson Crusoe (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Moby Dick (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The African Adventure (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tim Severin was born on the 25th of Sept 1940. He is a renowned British explorer, famous historian, film maker and high profiled author. His most notable works include the retracing of several legendary journeys of high profiled historical figures. His work has in the past earned him gold medal and the Livingstone medal awards by the Royal geography society. In addition to this, he has also received the Thomas cook travel book award for his 1982 book dubbed “The Sinbad Voyage”.

He is believed to have made his first ever expedition by motorcycle which was along the Marco polo route while he was still a student at oxford. Since then, he has had countless encounters and adventures in the process writing a series of books about his escapades some of which have earned him various awards such as the Book of the sea award amongst others. He presently resides in Co. cork Ireland.

Tim gradually made a career retracing the storied journeys of both mythical as well as historical figures. In fact, as strange as it may sound, he even sailed a leather boat through the Atlantic (in the wake of the Irish monk saint Brendan) even captaining an Arab sailing ship from Muscat all the way to china. He also managed to steer an exact replica of a bronze designed age gallery in his quest to seek the landfalls of Jason and the Ulysses and Argonauts. His other achievements include ridding the route of the first Crusade right from the castle situated in Belgium all the way to the church of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem. On his way back he opted to travel on a horse back with nomads of Mongolia in a bid to have an opportunity to explore the heritage of Genghis Khan. In the process of doing this, he was fortunate enough to sail the pacific on a bamboo raft in a bid to test and confirm the theory which claimed ancient Chinese mariners were capable of traveling directly to America. He also managed to retrace the journey of Alfred Russell a Victorian pioneer naturalist all through the spice island in Indonesia while aboard a native sailing vessel. While on this journey, he admits to discovering the real origin of the real Robison Crusoe stranded over 300 years ago on a desert island just off the coast of Venezuela.

More specifically, Tim’s first ever work of nonfiction included the following titles, they are: the Marco polo, explorers of the Mississippi, by horse to Jerusalem amongst others. His first works of fiction on the other hand included an epic trilogy which was inspired by Viking sagas and was laden with brooding Norse mythology and characterized by blood thirsty battles and extremely captivating characters. The publisher was Macmillan.

Born in Assam, India, Severin studied geography and history and has over the years traveled to various destinations across the globe making him the subject of an award winning film as well as BBC documentary series dubbed “the time traveler”. Details of his work expeditions have occasionally featured on the national geographic magazine. Most of the items such as boat which he previously used during his own expedition have been placed in different museums as exhibits

Tim Severin serves as one of the last traditional styled explorers. His is different from others in the sense that he has been testing theories of early migrations for slightly over 20 years now. In fact, he has literary traveled most of the routes of myth in the process helping establish historic facts. It is equally worth noting that throughout his life, Tim has written several books about all his adventures. To him, his books serve as a record and constant reminder of historical journeys which allows details of such journeys to be passed from one generation on to the next. Simply put, his books are considered as classics of exploration and adventure. This being the case, in case you are the type of reader interested in such books then you should make a point of getting his books since they serve as a guarantee for an amazing read.

An Overview of his recreation of ancient Voyages

It is equally worth mentioning that Tim also dedicated himself towards the recreation of ancient voyages. In this line, his most notable works included:

i. Tracking the Marco Polo (1961)
ii. Explorers of Mississippi (1967)
iii. The Brendan Voyage (1976–1977)
iv. The Sindbad Voyage (1980–1981)
v. The Jason Voyage (1984)
vi. The Ulysses Voyage (1985)
vii. the Search of Genghis Khan (1990)
viii. The China Voyage (May–November 1993)
ix. In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale (1999)


Throughout his career, Severin managed to come up with several written historical fiction. For instance, this Viking series which was first published in the year 2005 is about a highly concerned young Viking adventurer who spends his time traveling the world. Come the year 2007 he published the adventurers of hector lynch series which was set in a late 17th century theme. It is about a 17 year old boy corsair.

An overview of his Awards and honors

Through his career as a writer and explorer, Tim’s efforts were noted and rewarded on several occasions. Below is an overview of some of his most notable awards. They include:

i. The 1986 Founder’s Gold Medal award by the Royal Geographical Society
ii. The Livingstone Medal award by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
iii. The Honorary Doctor of Letters award by Trinity College, Dublin
iv. The Honorary Doctor of Letters award by University College, Cork[3]
v. The Gold Medal award by the Maritime Institute of Ireland

Simply put, Tim Severin through his work has satisfactorily retraced all of the storied journeys of Saint Brendan navigator, Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, Sinabad the sailor as well as Genhis Khan and Robinson Crusoe amongst others in a good way. All his books about these very classic expeditio

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One Response to “Tim Severin”

  1. katherine Moore: 1 year ago

    I read the Brendan voyage – one of the best books I ever read. Have recently ordered the Crusader book. Love the pictures, adventure – all of it.
    I am hooked!
    Who is Sarah in the Crusader book?


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