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Reading order for the Dirk Pitt adventure novels by Clive Cussler

Reading order for the Dirk Pitt adventure novels by Clive Cussler.
Clive Cussler began writing in 1965 when his wife took a job working nights for the local police department where they lived in California. After making dinner for the kids and putting them to bed he had no one to talk to and nothing to do so he decided to start writing. His most famous creation is marine engineer, government agent and adventurer Dirk Pitt. The Dirk Pitt novels frequently take on an alternative history perspective, such as “what if Atlantis was real?”, or “what if Abraham Lincoln wasn’t assassinated, but was kidnapped?” The first two Pitt novels, The Mediterranean Caper and Iceberg, were relatively conventional maritime thrillers. The third, Raise the Titanic!, made Cussler’s reputation and established the pattern that subsequent Pitt novels would follow: a blend of high adventure and high technology, generally involving megalomaniacal villains, lost ships, beautiful women, and sunken treasure.

1. The Mediterranean Caper (1973) Released in the United Kingdom as “MAYDAY!”
2. Iceberg (1975)
3. Raise the Titanic! (1976)
4. Vixen 03 (1978)
5. Night Probe! (1981)
6. Pacific Vortex! (1983) NB: was the first written, before The Mediterranean Caper.
7. Deep Six (1984)
8. Cyclops (1986)
9. Treasure (1988)
10. Dragon (1990)
11. Sahara (1992)
12. Inca Gold (1994)
13. Shock Wave (1996)
14. Flood Tide (1997)
15. Atlantis Found (1999)
16. Valhalla Rising (2001)
17. Trojan Odyssey (2003)
18. Black Wind (2004)
19. Treasure of Khan (2006)
20. Arctic Drift (2008)
21. Crescent Dawn (November 16, 2010)

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What is the reading order of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series

There are currently 11 novels released that were written as a part of the Wheel of Time series. The order of which to read them is:

  1. The Eye of the World
  2. The Great Hunt
  3. The Dragon Reborn
  4. The Shadow Rising
  5. The Fires of Heaven
  6. Lord of Chaos
  7. A Crown of Swords
  8. The Path of Daggers
  9. Winter's Heart
  10. Crossroads of Twilight
  11. Knife of Dreams
  12. The Gathering Storm
    1. Robert Jordan also wrote a book by the name of New Spring. This book was written as a prequel to The Eye of the World and can be read at any time, although there are some minor spoilers if read before book 2, The Great Hunt. For the avid fans there is another sort of reference book available that will aid in the reading of all the books. This book is called The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. It is written by Teresa Patterson and Robert Jordan himself.
      via WikiAnswers – What is the reading order of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series

Anita Blake a fictional character in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. Subsequently, she has also appeared in the Dabel Brothers/Marvel Comics adaptation of her first novel, Guilty Pleasures.

The series takes place in a parallel fantasy world where vampires, shape shifters, werewolves, faeries, etc. exist. Her night job, and primary source of income, is the legal profession of re-animating the dead. As an “animator” in a parallel St. Louis, her job entails using magical abilities to bring temporary life to dead bodies in order to question them for legal purposes. She is a necromancer, which allows her to control the dead, including vampires and zombies, but not ghosts and ghouls. She is also a licensed vampire hunter/executioner, with eventual empowerment as a Federal Marshal. In her world this profession involves tracking down and killing vampires who have murdered humans. She is also held in retainer for the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team (RPIT, pronounced Rip-it), which investigates supernatural crimes committed involving magic, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures.

  1. Guilty Pleasures
  2. The Laughing Corpse
  3. Circus of the Damned
  4. The Lunatic Cafe
  5. Bloody Bones
  6. The Killing Dance
  7. Burnt Offerings
  8. Blue Moon
  9. Obsidian Butterfly
  10. Narcissus In Chains
  11. Cerulean Sins
  12. Incubus Dreams
  13. Micah
  14. Danse Macabre
  15. The Harlequin
  16. Blood Noir
  17. Skin Trade
  18. Flirt
  19. Bullet

via Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series.

Jo Nesbø’s novels in order featuring Detective Harry Hole

Jo Nesbo is an Edgar award winning Norwegian author. His books have been translated into over forty languages. In the UK he is best known for his Harry Hole series.
Here is the reading order for the Harry Hole novels that have been translated to English so far.

  1. Redbreast
  2. Nemesis
  3. Devils Star
  4. Redeemer
  5. Snowman
  6. The Leopard
  7. Phantom
  8. Police

The authors site can be found at

The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy

Using Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as his inspiration, Beddor has created something new and original, something fresh and exciting. Beddor imagines that Alice’s wonderland did indeed exist. That it was not fairy tale. Princess Alyss Heart was heir to the throne of Wonderland, but was cruelly usurped when her Aunt Redd stormed Wondertropolis and murdered her parents. Fleeing for her life, Alyss was transported to our world, to the world of Charles Dodgson and literary Oxford in the late 19th Century. Taken in by the Liddells, Alyss at first steadfastly refused to denounce her true bearing as fiction. But after years of convincing nobody of her origins and noble birth–Alyss Heart became Alice Liddell. And it was Alice Liddell who inspired Dodgson to write his legendary novel about her–despite Alyss’s accusations that he has cruelly twisted her story to make light of her heritage for entertainment.

  1. Looking-Glass-Wars
  2. Seeing Redd
  3. Arch Enemy