Jane Johnson is an English author of historical fiction, fantasy and children’s novels and non-fiction books. She also writes as Jude Fisher and as Gabriel King (with M. John Harrison). Jane has worked in the publishing industry for thirty years as not only a writer, but also a bookseller, editor and publisher. Jane has a first-class honours degree in English, a teaching degree, and a Master’s degree in Old Icelandic language and literature. She and her husband Abdellatif split their time between Cornwall and the Anti-Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Jane Johnson made her debut as an author in 1997, writing alongside M. John Harrison as Gabriel King. She debuted under her real name in 2005 with The Secret Country. Below is a list of Jane Johnson’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Eidolon Chronicles Books

The Secret Country (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow World (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Fire (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Moroccan Books

Crossed Bones / The Tenth Gift (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Salt Road (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sultan's Wife (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Maskmaker (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldseekers (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pillars of Light (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Court of Lions (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Gate (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Hare (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of the King Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lord of the Rings Complete Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion (As:Jude Fisher) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fool's Gold Books

(as Jude Fisher)

Sorcery Rising (As:Jude Fisher) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Magic (As:Jude Fisher) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose of the World (As:Jude Fisher) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tag, the Cat Books

(as Gabriel King)

The Wild Road (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Cat (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Knot Garden Books

(as Gabriel King)

The Knot Garden (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nonesuch (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Swashbuckling Fantasy(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Jane Johnson Synopses: The Tenth Gift (aka Crossed Bones) by Jane Johnson is the first book in the Moroccan series. Julia Lovat receives a gift that will alter her life in a pricey London restaurant. It appears to be a book of exquisite embroidery patterns from the seventeenth century belonging to Catherine Ann Tregenna. However in its edges are the slightest journal passages; They reveal that Muslim pirates took “Cat” and others from their Cornish church in 1625, took them on a brutal journey to Morocco, where they were sold as slaves at auction. Julia travels to North Africa after being captivated by this dramatic discovery to ascertain the book’s authenticity and learn more about Cat’s captivating tale. Julia will uncover buried secrets there, accompanied by a charismatic Moroccan guide, in the sultry heat, spice markets, and exotic ruins. he will also break down in Morocco, just as Cat did before her.

The Secret Country is a children’s novel by Jane Johnson, and is the first book in the Eidolon Chronicles series. Ben has been saving for weeks in order to acquire the Mongolian fighting fish that he has observed in the nearby pet store. However, when Ben enters Mr. Dodds’ Pet Emporium, a small cat pounces on Ben’s jumper and begs to be purchased. Ben is informed by the cat that Mr. Dodds is bringing rare magical beasts into the world and requires his assistance to save them. They are dying in this world, far from their magical land, like fish without water. Eidolon, a parallel world that is adjacent to our own, is home to faeries, dragons, selkies, sabre-toothed tigers, and other magical beings. Ben travels between worlds with his new friend, the talking cat Iggy, and helps some amazing creatures return home. He discovers his own royal lineage in the Secret Country, makes trustworthy friends, and encounters adventure and danger on his journey…

Pillars of Light is a standalone title by Jane Johnson. Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl named Zohra are about to fall in love in the Syrian city of Akka. They are unaware that Saladin’s army has just taken Jerusalem and that their city will soon be engulfed in war.
John Savage, a young boy who was found in England, flees his cruel priory life with The Moor, a mysterious man obsessed with perfection.

John and The Moor are recruited into Richard the Lionheart’s effort to reclaim the Latin Kingdom from the heretics as members of a group of con artists who travel the English countryside imitating religious miracles in exchange for money. Akka is ready. The greatest and cruelest siege of its time will take place there. However, lovers still find ways to trade beauty even during times of conflict.

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