The Courtney series is a series of historical fiction novels written by Anglo-African author Wilbur Smith. The series follows the Courtney family throughout many different generations. The series starts in the 1660s and runs up until 1987. The series is broken down into three sequences; from the 1860s to 1925, from 1917 until 1987 and the final part (which chronicles multiple generations of Courtneys) from the 1660s until 1918.

Wilbur Smith’s first Courtney novel was When the Lion Feeds in 1964. Although the Courtney series is Wilbur’s largest series, it still only has 13 novels in it – not much considering the series started nearly 50 years ago. Below is a list of Wilbur Smith’s Courtney books in publication order and in 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
Golden Lion(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Courtney Books


Birds of Prey(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Lion(2015) 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


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