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Publication Order of Hector Lynch Books

Publication Order of Saxon Books

The Book of Dreams (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Elephant (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pope's Assassin (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Viking Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Library of Arabic Literature Books

Mission to the Volga (With: Ahmad ibn Fadl?n,James E. Montgomery) (921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maqāmāt Abī Zayd al-Sarūjī (By: Al-Hariri ,Michael Cooperson) (1122)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leg Over Leg: Volume One (By: Humphrey Davies,Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,أحمد فارس الشدياق) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classical Arabic Literature (By: Geert Jan Van Gelder) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Epistle on Legal Theory (By: Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hundred and One Nights (By: Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leg Over Leg: Volume Three (By: Humphrey Davies,Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,أحمد فارس الشدياق) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volume One (By: Geert Jan Van Gelder,Ab? al-?Al?? al-Ma?arr?,أبو العلاء المعري,Gregor Schoeler) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leg over Leg: Volume Two (By: Humphrey Davies,Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Ḥanbal: Volume One (By: Ibn al-Jawzi) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volume Two (By: Geert Jan Van Gelder,Ab? al-?Al?? al-Ma?arr?,أبو العلاء المعري,Gregor Schoeler) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Principles of Sufism (By: ʿĀʾishah al-Bāʿūniyyah,Th. Emil Homerin) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Muḥammad (By: Mamar Ibn Rashid,Muhammad A.S. Abdel Haleem,Sean W. Anthony) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leg over Leg: Volume Four (By: Humphrey Davies,Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Ḥanbal: Volume Two (By: Ibn al-Jawzi) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Consorts of the Caliphs (By: Marina Warner,Ibn al-Sai,Shawkat M. Toorawa,Julia Bray) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
What ʿĪsā ibn Hishām Told Us: or, A Period of Time, Volume Two (By: Roger Allen,Muhammad al-Muwaylihi) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sword of Ambition (By: ʿUthmān ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nābulusī) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abu Shaduf Expounded (By: Yusuf Al-Shirbini) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brains Confounded by the Ode of Abū Shādūf Expounded: Volume One (By: Yusuf Al-Shirbini) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treasury of Virtues (By: Rowan Williams) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Risible Rhymes (By: Humphrey Davies,Muhammad Ibn Mahfuz Al-Sanhuri) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Life of Ibn Hanbal (By: Ibn al-Jawzi,Garth Fowden,Michael Cooperson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accounts of China and India (By: Tim Mackintosh-Smith) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disagreements of the Jurists (By: Devin Stewart,John Sexton,al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabian Satire: Poetry from 18th-Century Najd (By: Hmedan Al-Shwe'ir,Marcel Kurpershoek) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
What ʿĪsā ibn Hishām Told Us: Or, A Period of Time (By: Roger Allen,Muhammad al-Muwaylihi) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Darfur: An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volume One (By: Humphrey Davies,Muhammad al-Tunisi) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Darfur: An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volume Two (By: Humphrey Davies,Muhammad al-Tunisi) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diwan 'Antarah ibn Shaddad (By: James E. Montgomery) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabian Romantic (By: Abd Allaah Ibn Subayyil) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Songs (By: Peter Cole,Richard Sieburth,James E. Montgomery,Antarah Ibn Shaddad) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Life and Times of Abū Tammām (By: Terence Cave,Abu Bakr Al-Suli) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories of Piety and Prayer (By: Julia Bray,al-Muḥassin ibn ʿAlī al-Tanūkhī) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Excellence of the Arabs (By: Jack Weatherford,Ibn Qutaybah,Sarah Bowen Savant,Peter Webb) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tajrid sayf al-himmah li-stikhraj ma fi dhimmat al-dhimmah (By: Luke Yarbrough) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philosopher Responds: An Intellectual Correspondence from the Tenth Century, Volume One (By: James E. Montgomery,Abu Hayyan Al-Tawhidi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philosopher Responds: An Intellectual Correspondence from the Tenth Century, Volume Two (By: James E. Montgomery,Abu Hayyan Al-Tawhidi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light in the Heavens (By: Al-Qadi al-Qudaʿi,Tahera Qutbuddin,Paul Hinder) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scents and Flavors: A Syrian Cookbook (By: Claudia Roden) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impostures (By: Abdelfattah Kilito,Al-Hariri) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali (By: Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni,Mario Kozah) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Charlatans (By: S.A. Chakraborty,Humphrey Davies,Jamāl al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Jawbarī,Manuela Dengler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Physician on the Nile: A Description of Egypt and Journal of the Famine Years (By: Tim Mackintosh-Smith) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Travels: Volume One (By: Ḥannā Diyāb,Yasmine Seale,Johannes Stephan,Elias Muhanna) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Travels: Two-Volume Set (By: Ḥannā Diyāb,Yasmine Seale,Paulo Lemos Horta,Johannes Stephan,Elias Muhanna) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Discourses: Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature—Volume One (By: al-Ḥasan al-Yūsī) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essence of Reality: A Defense of Philosophical Sufism (By: ʿAyn al-Quḍāt) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Death, Fame: Poetry and Lore from the Emirati Oral Tradition (By: al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kal?lah and Dimnah: Fables of Virtue and Vice (By: Ibn Al-Muqaffaʿ) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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: 3 years 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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