Tim Waggoner Books In Order

Publication Order of Hyperswarm Books

Defender (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Exalted Books

A Shadow Over Heaven (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Godfire Books

The Orchard of Dreams (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart's Wound (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nekropolis Books

Nekropolis (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Streets (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark War (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last of the Lycans Books

Monarch of the Moon (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ghost Trackers Series (with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson) Books

Ghost Trackers (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Town (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow Watch Books

Night Terrors (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Stalkers (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dying for It (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harmony Society (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangrel (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necropolis (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like Death (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandora Drive (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Wakes (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross County aka Beneath the Bones (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of All Flesh (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Art (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eat the Night (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
xXx : Return of Xander Cage (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Teeth of the Sea (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mouth of the Dark (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Island (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Kill (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien: Prototype (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Men Upstairs (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Like the River (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Mile (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Strange and Savage Garden (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Box (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kiss of Thorns (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Zombie Writing! (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers On Writing (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Tim Waggoner writes horror and fantasy books as well as books featured in movies. He published his first novel in 2001, and so far, he has released short stories collections and over thirty ghostly mystery books. He writes original fantasy and horror, as well as TV tie-ins. His novels include in part; the Supernatural book series, the popular Nekropolis series, the X-Files, and Transformers, among many others. Tim Waggoner has been nominated the Scribe Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. In 2016, Tim received the Mentor of the Year Award from the Horror Writers Association, and in 2017 his book; The Winter Box won a Bram Stoker Award in the Long Fiction category. Tim is a professor at Sinclair College in Troy, Ohio. He teaches English-creative writing and composition.

In this review, we shall focus on some of his best literary works to date.

Nekropolis #1 Matt Richter

Matt Richter is a cop chasing criminals through a portal and ends up in a foreign world. He dies and comes back to planet earth as a sentient zombie. He has changed except that he has developed into a walking dead creature. Matt resurrected in Nekropolis world, where monsters of all kinds live and devour one another like wild animals. Weird characteristics and habits not pertinent to human behavior. As a law enforcer, Matt is a neutralizer to both man and monster. He defends everyone’s rights. Devona, the half-vampire, and guardian of the Nekropolis Lord of the Vampires walks into Matt’s life. He feels compelled to defend her, although she has bigger problems than any other monster/man, putting his own immortal life at risk of, well, he’s dead. So, probably at risk of turning into a vampire, (let us assume so in this case, to make the story juicy) Matt, the zombie, embodies into three personalities into one character. He is the allure, the problem and the resolve all at once. He is also immune to bodily injuries; despite that, he does not hold any special powers to defend himself.

He is immune to pain and feelings, but he must preserve his body from decay by taking a regular dose of stabilizer spells. Though a Zombie, Matt’s reasoning sometimes slows his decision-making, but he always outmaneuvers opponents through strategic thinking abilities. Nekropolis features modern day references to pop culture and myths. The city was established by Dispater, and ruled by five lords, although the residents freely intermingle. It is a diverse multicultural establishment with vampires, demons, the undead and spell casters. All the characters are unique and include notable monsters like Frankenstein. The paranormal expressed in this book is entertaining, and Tim went superciliously creative when writing this edition, full throttle evil versus good.

Nekropolis #2 Dead Streets

This book expands on the setting of the terrific plot and great characterization as seen in the first edition. We continue with the stories of vampires, magical spells, lycanthropes, and technology all creatively written in a crisp, clear flow. Matt Richter, the protagonist, is a private investigator living in Nekropolis, a dark city of the worldly full of mystical beings immigrated to mingle with humanity. Dead Streets revives majority of its characters from the initial book with an additional introduction to new ones as well. Waggoner uses a self-willed “Zombie” who has to constantly do a lot of body preservation while keeping a good grip on the advanced brain functionality. Sadly, his condition presents uncertainties like sex in the relationship department, which for obvious reasons he cannot indulge. Richter’s emotional complexities create some friction with his half vampire, half-human female catch, Devona. Matt has to deal with his living body in a world of the living, which is somewhat hard to deal with, and Tim Waggoner tortures his readers with speculation and amusement of the outcome with such incongruous characters. The mystery depicted in Nekropolis is entertaining and paced moderately, making you internalize the bizarreness of the whole story and wraps itself up unexpectedly.

Supernatural #1 Myth Maker

Renee Mendez is a talented teenage artist living in a small town in Illinois. She loves to draw strange creatures that she sees in her dreams, which, when brought to life on paper, they become real living monsters. These gods embark on hunting for worshippers and fighting for supremacy, slaughtering humans and each other until only the strongest of them all remain. Sam and Dean arrive in town to uncover the miracles and murders performed by the new gods (monsters) while killing some, in the process. The strongest gods survive and prepare to fight in their last battle, where only the mighty shall survive. Sam and Dean must stop these angry gods before they destroy the entire town.

Supernatural #12 Carved in Flesh

The Winchester brothers lost their beloved mother to a ghostly mystery vampire. Their father trained the two brothers how to hunt and obliterate the mystic evil that exists in the dark. After their father’s spiritually demonic death, they found out that they are descendants of ancient hunters and prefer to carry on their mission. An enormous black dog is seen roving in Brennan, Ohio area. Several fresh corpses attract Sam and Dean Winchester, and when they eventually apprehend the monster dog, it turns out as the reanimated crazy version from detached dogs turned into a “Frankenmutt.” The brothers embark on a trail in search of the developer, which leads them to a series of paranormal scientists and ancient wicked powers.

The book turns into an enjoyable read with divine action engaging conversations and an in-depth knowledge of ancient paranormal activities. Tim Waggoner provides sufficient flashback scenes of the tow brothers from their teenage years lending the two books into a perfect story with sequence events. It reads reminiscent of actual dramatic move episodes, Tim Waggoner understands the two brothers, and the plot line frankly delivers a supernatural fiction as naturally as you would expect. Carved in Flesh keeps you on edge, gasping for air. The monsters get more sinister, and you rather fear for the lives of the two mortals hoping that they do not die abruptly. Of course, heroes do not die in the middle of the book! That’s the point of a graspful engaging book.


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