Order of Deathlands Books
The Deathlands series is an action-adventure/science fiction series by James Axler. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic United States. Very few survived, and many who did were horribly mutated. A group of survivors led by Ryan Cawdor planning to escape the barren wasteland, meanwhile encountering terrifying mutated lifeforms and other beings with their own agendas. The series is followed up by the Outlanders series.
The Deathlands series began in 1986 with the novel Pilgrimage to Hell, which was started by Jack Adrian. Adrian fell ill in the middle of writing the novel and it was completed by Laurence James, who would take on the pen name James Axler. Since then, other several authors have taken over the house name. The series is currently ongoing, with four new novels being published in the series per year. Below is a list of James Axler’s Deathlands books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):
Publication Order of Deathlands Books
Chronological Order of Deathlands Books
Chronologically, Encounter comes before Pilgrimage to Hell and should be read first if reading in chronological order.
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Deathlands Synopses: In Crater Lake (book 4 of the Deathlands series), Ryan Cawdor and his group of post-holocaust survivors come across a beautiful valley that was somehow shielding by the nuclear blast that destroyed the planet Earth. The temptation seems too great for the group, but they are captured and brought beneath a volcano, which is home to a community of inbred scientists who are trying to looking to committ genocide, unaware of what has happened to the inhabitants of Earth.
Moon Fate is the sixteenth book in James Axler’s Deathlands series. Ryan Cawdor and his group of warriors battle a mutant tyrant who is willing to sacrifice human lives in order to find a better way of life in the Deathlands.