The Ballantyne Novels is a series of historical fiction novels by Anglo-African novelist Wilbur Smith. The series features the Ballantyne family over multiple generations and combines itself with Wilbur’s largest series, the Courtney Novels. The books are largely set in the latter-half of the 19th century, with some of it set in contemporary times. The series is set in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

The first four books in the Ballantyne series were published between 1980 and 1984. Later, Smith wrote a book that connected the Courtneys and the Ballantynes together in 2005. Below is a list of Wilbur Smith’s Ballantyne books in publication order and in chronological order:

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

Note: A Falcon Flies is also known as Flight of the Falcon.


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