Deathlands by James Axler
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


Pilgrimage to Hell(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Holocaust(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neutron Solstice(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crater Lake(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homeward Bound(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pony Soldiers(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dectra Chain(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ice and Fire(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Equinox(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Northstar Rising(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Nomads(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Latitude Zero(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seedling(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Carnival(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chill Factor(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon Fate(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fury's Pilgrims(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shockscape(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Empire(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Asylum(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twilight Children(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rider, Reaper(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road Wars(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trader Redux(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Genesis Echo(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowfall(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ground Zero(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emerald Fire(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodlines(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossways(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Keepers of the Sun(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circle Thrice(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eclipse at Noon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stoneface(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter Fruit(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skydark(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons of Eden(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mars Arena(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watersleep(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare Passage(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom Lost(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Way of the Wolf(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Emblem(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crucible of Times(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Encounter(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starfall(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gemini Rising(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gaia's Demise(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Reckoning(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow World(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora's Redoubt(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rat King(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zero City(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Armada(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judas Strike(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow Fortress(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunchild(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakthrough(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Salvation Road(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amazon Gate: The Illuminated Ones, Book 1(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destiny's Truth: The Illuminated Ones, Book 2(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skydark Spawn(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damnation Road Show(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil Rider's: Scorpion God, Book 1(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodfire: Scorpion God, Book 2(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hellbenders(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Separation(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Hunt(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shaking Earth(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Harvest(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance Trail(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ritual Chill: Altered States, Book One(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantis Reprise: Altered States, Book Two(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Labyrinth(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strontium Swamp(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shatter Zone(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perdition Valley(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cannibal Moon(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sky Raider(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remember Tomorrow(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunspot(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desert Kings(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apocalypse Unborn(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunder Road(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plague Lords: Empire of Xibalba, Book 1(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Resurrection: Empire of Xibalba, Book 2(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eden's Twilight(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desolation Crossing(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alpha Wave(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Castaways(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prophecy(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Harvest(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arcadian's Asylum(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baptism of Rage(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doom Helix(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonfeast(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Downrigger Drift(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playfair's Axiom(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tainted Cascade(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perception Fault(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prodigal's Return(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Gates(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haven's Blight(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Road Warriors(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Palaces of Light(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wretched Earth(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimson Waters(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Man's Land(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nemesis(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chrono Spasm(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sins of Honor(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Breakers(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Fathoms(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Motherlode(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Siren Song(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hanging Judge(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End Program(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desolation Angels(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Red Tide(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polestar Omega(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hive Invasion(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End Day(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forbidden Trespass(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iron Rage(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child of Slaughter(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Vortex(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.

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