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Publication Order of Zion Chronicles Books

The Gates of Zion (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter of Zion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return to Zion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Light in Zion (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key to Zion (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Legacy Books

Jerusalem Vigil (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder from Jerusalem (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem's Heart (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jerusalem Scrolls (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stones of Jerusalem (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem's Hope (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Covenant Books

Vienna Prelude (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prague Counterpoint (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Munich Signature (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jerusalem Interlude (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danzig Passage (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warsaw Requiem (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Refrain (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paris Encore (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunkirk Crescendo (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Zion Diaries Books

The Gathering Storm (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Wind (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Zion series is a series of novels written under multiple series’ by the authors Bodie and Brock Thoene. All the novels of the multiple series’ are based on the Christian Historical Fiction genre and are set in Jerusalem, Israel, showing the aftermath of the Second World War. The whole Zion series of novels are divided in 4 series’ namely, Zion Chronicles, Zion Covenant, Zion Legacy and Zion Diaries. The authors Bodies and Brock Thoene began writing the Zion novels firstly with the Zion Chronicles series. The first novel of this series, A Daughter of Zion was published in the year 1988. The series ended in the year 2006. The last series of the Zion books, the Zion Diaries began with the publication of its first novel in the year 2010 titled The Gathering Storm and ended in the year 2011. There is a total of 23 books written by the authors Bodie and Brock Thoene in the Zion series. 9 of these are written under the Zion Covenant series and 6 of them under the Zion Legacy series. The Zion Chronicles series consists of 5 novels and the remaining 3 novels are written under the Zion Diaries series. In all the series of the Zion series, the State of Israel is shown as a region of political importance after the Second World War an every other nation is trying to proclaim it. The British try to proclaim the State of Israel by handing over the keys to the Zion Gate and making the Muslim and Jewish troops to indulge into a battle for gaining prominence over the other. With the political wars going on outside of Jerusalem, the patriots of the country try to maintain the legacy of the Old City of Jerusalem by breaking in through the Zion Gate. One such patriot of Jerusalem is Moshe Sachar, who is a strategist and a professor in the Haganah group and is required to keep his movement active in order to preserve the patriotic city of Jerusalem from getting destroyed at the hands of the British army.

The first novel of the Zion Diaries series was published in the year 2010 by the Summerside Press publishing house. The novel was titled ‘The Gathering Storm’ and was published as a paperback edition containing around 380 pages. The plot of the novel is set in Germany and revolves around the life of the main character named Lorelei Kepler, who is the daughter of a German resistance leader during the reign of Adolf Hitler over Germany. Lorelei has always been on the run from the German forces, who try to capture her in order to stop the resistance of his father against the Nazi forces of Germany. As a result, Lorelei is required to flee fro her beloved motherland Germany and move to some place safe where the Nazis of Germany will not be able to find her. However, it does not seem that any place is safe from the reach of the evil hands of the leader of the Nazi forces, Adolf Hitler. Still, Lorelei keeps trying to protect herself from the Nazis and keeps changing places. During one such attempt, she comes across the devastated child refugees, who have given away everything for safeguarding the lives of their families and themselves from the Nazi forces of Adolf Hitler.

The refugees seem to be in desperate need of help from someone who could take them to a safer place away from the atrocities of the Nazi forces. Lorelei also meets a mysterious man who seems to be hiding an age old secret. She seems to get attracted towards the man and slowly develops a romantic relationship with him. The novel became a huge hit because of the romance, love, passion and danger of life depicted in it by the authors Bodie and Brock Thoene. The success of the first novel of the series helped it to become one of the most anticipated series in the last 20 years. The novel very well continues with the legacy of the Zion series from the previous 3 generations, the Zion Chronicles series, the Zion Covenant series and the Zion Legacy series. The authors Bodie and Brock Thoene have depicted the interesting, intriguing and inspiring lives of the characters of the novel very well, who show intense love and care for one another. Their depiction of fighting against the wrong and opposing the brutal forces of the Nazis is done very well by the authors. The authors have shown that era of time when the rising power of Adolf Hitler was opposed by many patriots during the dark days of the Second World War.

The second novel of the Zion Diaries series was published under the title ‘Against the Wind’. It was published by the Summerside Press publishing house in the year 2011. The plot of this novel is also set in Germany during the time of the Second World War, when Adolf Hitler had started to gain power over the devastated lands of Germany. The novel deals with the romance between the main characters Elisa Lindheim Murphy and John Murphy, as well as the hardships faced by them during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Europe in the 1940s. Elisa Lindheim Murphy is introduced as a famous Jewish concert violinist, while her husband John Murphy is introduced as an American newsman. The plot of the novel opens up with showing the increasing dominance of the evil Nazi forces, who tried to tighten their net of dark forces all over Europe in the year 1940. Sensing the time to be full of hardships, Elisa Lindheim Murphy decides to escape to England from her hometown Vienna. Even though she has escaped from the difficulties in Vienna, she and her husband John Murphy still believe that no place in Europe seems to be safe from the unstoppable and brutal Nazi forces of Adolf Hitler. In the meanwhile, the Nazi forces continue to attack and sink the passenger ships and the vessels of the Allied nations in the North Atlantic. In the middle of this grave danger, Elisa makes a brave and desperate decision to move along with the refugee children of the Jews in a civilian transport vessel through the dangerous seas of the North Atlantic with a view of fleeing from the growing atrocities of the Nazi forces in all over Europe and seeking asylum in United States. She hopes that the Jews could live a peaceful and safer life freely in America. However, the German forces pose a great danger to her hopes of a peaceful life in America as they attack the refugee ship. Now, Elisa is made to face the greatest challenge of her life in the testing times of life and death.

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One Response to “Zion”

  1. John Bain: 2 months ago

    should I read the Zion Covenant Series or the Zion Chronicles first? I believe the Covenant Series predates the Chronicles but eludes to persons mentioned in the Chronicles series.


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