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Publication Order of Wilderness Books

King of the Mountain (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lure of the Wild (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Rendezvous (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Fury (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomahawk Revenge (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance Trail (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Powder Justice (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Hunt (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Devil (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackfoot Massacre (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northwest Passage (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apache Blood (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Manhunt (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tenderfoot (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winterkill (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Truce (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapper's Blood (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Cat (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iron Warrior (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf Pack (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Powder (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail's End (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Valley (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Madness (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frontier Mayhem (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Feud (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold Rage (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Nightmare (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savages (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Kin (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Westward Tide (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fang and Claw (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trackdown (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frontier Fury (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempest (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perils Of The Wind (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Man (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firewater (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scar (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Duty Bound (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flames of Justice (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Realms (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Cruel Clutches (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Untamed Country (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reap the Whirlwind (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Grizzly (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolverine (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
People of the Forest (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comanche Moon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glacier Terror (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rising Storm (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pure of Heart (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Unknown (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Darkness Depths (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Weaver (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cry Freedom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only the Strong (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outcast (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scalp Hunters (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tears of God (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Venom (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil Moon (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seed of Evil (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden of Eden (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Hearts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Avenger (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love and Cold Steel (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalked (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Giant Wilderness Books

Hawken Fury (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season Of The Warrior (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prairie Blood (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ordeal (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trail West (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frontier Strike (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spanish Slaughter (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Wilderness is novel series describing the generational saga of a mountain man and his Shoshone wife written by American bestselling author David Robbins. The series ran for over twenty years making it one of the longest contemporary book series ever written by a single author. The first title in the series was first published in 1990, and since then an average of four titles have been issued each year. Currently, the series consists of over sixty-four regular books and seven giant editions. This incredible series has received critical acclaim from Western Fiction, the Pulp Rack, and others.

The series kicks off with a young, handsome New York accountant by the name Nathaniel King leaving to a remote Rocky Mountain with his Uncle Zeke. The novels go on to relate his encounters with the various tribes and wild beasts. He falls in love with a beautiful Shoshone maiden and builds a cabin in the area what is now known as the Estes Park, Colorado. Now married the two have a son and a daughter and over the course of the series the boy finally grows into manhood and marries a white woman named Louisa Clark while the daughter is in her teens and going through teenage romance. The stories range from the fantastical to realistic, and in most cases, the narratives describe the lives of the early mountain men and in other cases narrates the adventures of Nate King with the creatures of Indian legends and the lost tribes. The series emphasizes more on characterization and action.

Reading this series, you will encounter several major characters such as Nate King, Wi-no-na, Zach King, Evelyn King, Shakespeare McNair, and Blue Water Woman.

Nate King is not your typical lead character and mountain man. He does rarely drink, does not indulge in tobacco, and he rarely swears. He loves reading and has a small library. Grizzly Killer is his Indian name, and his life revolves around his children and wife to whom he is devoted.

Wi-no-na is Nate’s wife. She is a natural linguist, and her husband readily admits that she is more intelligent than he is. Her family comes before everything else.

Zach King is Nate’s son; he is hot tempered and also prone to violence. Later in his manhood, he married Louise Clark and kept his violent nature in check until the day an incident sent him into killing several people which resulted in his arrest and trial for several homicides.

Evelyn King is Nate’s daughter. She has always wanted to leave the mountains and live with the civilized society; however, the arrival of a handsome young warrior changes her mind forever.

Shakespeare McNair is married to Blue Water Woman and based in part on Joe Meek and Jim Bridger. He is fond of Bard just like Bridger and is also bombastic like Meek.

King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain is the first novel in Wilderness series it is the story of a mountain man and his survival struggles in the untamed wilderness of America. The book is set in 1827 and written by David Robbins under pseudonym David Thompson.

In summary, Ezekiel King sends a letter to the one family member that he always admired, his nephew Nathaniel King living in New York. He mentions riches and arranges to meet him in St. Louis Missouri.

For Nathaniel, he gets super excited by the mention of the wealth, his girlfriend Adeline expected him to be able to provide and also afford all the riches and wealth she grew up with such as maids, servants, and cooks to do everything. She even proposes to him to work for her father who owns several business stores and probably he would end up running one of them.

While at home Nate cannot mention of the letter he received nor even mention his uncle’s name to his family since his father acts as if his brother does not exist at all. Due to this, he leaves letters for everyone in the family, for her girlfriend Adeline and takes his savings and purchases two horses and supplies and rides off to meet his uncle.

This ride begins the long awaited journey for the mountain man who will later have to confront wild beasts and native tribes in the American wilderness.

The first series installment is an interesting read, David Robbins writing is excellent, it is well researched, authentic even though it is fictional. For instance reading Nathaniel journey to St. Louis will make you feel like you are there with him all through his journey. The characters featured are impressive, ranging from the central to the supporting, their interaction is just fantastic. The main plot is quite engaging while the subplots are detailed and will help you understand more about the cast illustrated in the novel.

Black Powder Justice

The year is 1828 when only a few white men dare to explore the vast and unsettled land west of the Mississippi. Those who did are only the courageous men like Nathaniel King who had all the skills and the courage to survive in the harsh and the freezing wilderness.

The opening story of Black Powder Justice introduces Simon, a man who had heard about the beauty of the mountains out west. He wanted to explore the beauty of the landscape, but his wife was reluctant to this idea. As the story developed, Simon’s wife, Felicity is kidnapped as she goes to wash while he was out exploring. When he returns and finds his wife missing, he is devastated and desperately goes into howling.

While Nate is out tracking elk, he hears anguished cry filled with misery. He rushes to see if could help, and then realizes that the kidnappers are slavers. Meanwhile, Nate’s wife is also kidnapped by another gang which is to later join with the other band. Nate is willing to do anything in his power to ensure that his loving wife is safe and free from the hands of her captives.

Black Powder Justice is the sixth novel in Wilderness series published in 1991 by David Robbins under the pseudonym David Thompson. The author David Thompson does an excellent job of creating one intriguing story, the characters are well crafted, and their interaction is with each other is what makes this book an interesting read. If you love generational books, then Wilderness series is your ideal match.

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5 Responses to “Wilderness”

  1. Ambrose H Sutton: 1 year ago

    Love the series Got book #1 through #71 Just waiting on # 72 to come out

  2. Diana: 2 years ago

    Which book is the final book of the series? Please?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      At the moment it is Stalked

  3. Rance: 2 years ago

    Love this series been reading them fir a long while. Got book #1 through #41 want to get the whole series but the author of the books I got is by david thompson so is that just a fake last name fir publishing or is it not? And is the story different at all if it is to authors. I want to keep reading them but just want to stick with the story the most that I can.


    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      I believe David Thompson was just a pen name that David Robbins wrote under, prior to writing them as David Robbins.


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