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Publication Order of Wilderness Books

King of the Mountain (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lure of the Wild (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Rendezvous (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Fury (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomahawk Revenge (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Powder Justice (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance Trail (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Hunt (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Devil (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackfoot Massacre (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northwest Passage (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apache Blood (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Manhunt (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenderfoot (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winterkill (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Truce (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trapper's Blood (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Cat (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iron Warrior (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Pack (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Powder (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trail's End (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Valley (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Madness (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frontier Mayhem (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Feud (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gold Rage (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quest (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Nightmare (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savages (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Kin (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Westward Tide (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fang and Claw (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trackdown (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frontier Fury (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempest (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perils of the Wind (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Man (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firewater (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scar (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Duty Bound (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flames of Justice (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Realms (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Cruel Clutches (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untamed Country (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reap the Whirlwind (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Grizzly (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolverine (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
People of the Forest (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comanche Moon (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glacier Terror (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rising Storm (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pure of Heart (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Unknown (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Darkest Depths (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Weaver (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cry Freedom (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Strong (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outcast (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scalp Hunters (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tears of God (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venom (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil Moon (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seed of Evil (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garden of Eden (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Giant Wilderness Books

Hawken Fury (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of the Warrior (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prairie Blood (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ordeal (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trail West (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frontier Strike (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanish Slaughter (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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