Wilbur Smith is an Anglo-African novelist of historical adventure novels. Having been born in what is now Zambia (and was once Northern Rhodesia), he largely writes about his former home continent. He is the author of three series – the Courtney Family series, the Ballatyne Family series and the Egyptian series. Smith now lives in London, but his passion and concern for his native continent remains.

Smith’s father was not supportive of his love for reading and writing and told him to “get a real job.” However, after a career in accounting and divorce left him destitute, he decided to make a career change. Smith’s first novel was When the Lion Feeds in 1964. Since then, Smith has written over 30 novels. Below is a list of Wilbur Smith’s books in order of when they were originally published and also in their chronological order:

Publication Order of Courtney Books


When the Lion Feeds(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sound of Thunder(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sparrow Falls(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Shore(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power of the Sword(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rage(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time to Die(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Fox(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of Prey(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monsoon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of the Sun(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assegai(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Courtney Books


Birds of Prey(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monsoon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Horizon(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Lion Feeds(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of the Sun(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sound of Thunder(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assegai(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Shore(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sparrow Falls(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power of the Sword(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rage(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Fox(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time to Die(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ballantyne Books


A Falcon Flies(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men of Men(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angels Weep(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of the Sun(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Ballantyne Books


A Falcon Flies(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men of Men(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Triumph of the Sun(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angels Weep(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Egyptian Books


River God(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Scroll(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warlock(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desert God(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Egyptian Books


River God(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warlock(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Scroll(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desert God(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hector Cross Books


Those in Peril(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vicious Circle(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dark of the Sun(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shout at the Devil(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gold Mine(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diamond Hunters(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sunbird(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eagle in the Sky(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eye of the Tiger(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cry Wolf(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hungry as the Sea(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Justice(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elephant Song(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Wild Justice was also published as The Delta Decision in the USA.

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