Jim Butcher is an American author who is best known for his fantasy and sci-fi novels. He is the author of The Dresden Files and Codex Alera series. His wife Shannon K. Butcher is also an author.

Butcher’s influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander and C.S. Lewis – names that any self-respecting fantasy novelist should be more than well-aware of. After many years of trying but unable to make any waves in the industry, he finally got his break and got published in 2000 with Storm Front. Below is a list of Jim Butcher’s novels to date, in order of when they were released in their original form:

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Publication Order of The Dresden Files Books

Publication Order of Dresden Files Collections

Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Working for Bigfoot (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Brief Cases (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Dresden Files Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Codex Alera Books

Furies of Calderon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Academ's Fury (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cursor's Fury (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Captain's Fury (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Princep's Fury (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Lord's Fury (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Cinder Spires Books

The Aeronaut's Windlass (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warriorborn (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Olympian Affair (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Dresden Files Graphic Novels

Welcome to the Jungle (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Backup (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gathering Storm (By: Mark Powers) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maelstrom (By: Mark Powers) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fool Moon, Vol. 1 (By: Mark Powers) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fool Moon, Vol. 2 (By: Mark Powers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghoul Goblin (By: Mark Powers) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Cry (By: Mark Powers) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down Town (By: Mark Powers) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Card (By: Mark Powers) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dog Men (By: Mark Powers) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bigfoot (With: Mark Powers) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Many Bloody Returns(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Lite(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mean Streets(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Brew(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark and Stormy Knights(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Songs of Love and Death(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hex Appeal(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, December 2012(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Women(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic City: Recent Spells(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Pale(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbound(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowed Souls(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Straight Outta Tombstone(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Urban Enemies(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heroic Hearts(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Instinct: An Animal Rescuers Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Note: The graphic novel Ghoul Goblin was written by Mark Powers, based on Butcher’s work.

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9 Responses to “Order of Jim Butcher Books”

  1. charley: 3 years ago



    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Last I heard, book #18 will be called “Twelve Months” and “Mirror Mirror” will be book #19. Unfortunately no release dates have been announced yet.


  2. EricBagai: 5 years ago

    Fun, though almost “young adult” material.


  3. Nige Palmer: 7 years ago

    There is no discussion I just wanna know what Harry Molly and Murphy are doing.


  4. Telfer Crichton: 9 years ago

    And could this be fixed. Ghost Story has been redone, so what about Turn Coat – kind of an important case book in the overall story.


  5. Telfer Crichton: 9 years ago

    Can anyone tell me why Turn Coat is not available as an audiobook on ITunes?


  6. bunneh0130: 11 years ago

    has anyone heard when the next dresden book is slated for release?? (i believe this would be #16 tentatively titled “Skin Games”) many thanks!!


  7. Sam Cangi: 11 years ago

    Jim is one of the best story tellers I’ve read. J.r. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Steven King, I could go on, but it’s a comment. Read his stuff, time well spent


  8. Gary: 11 years ago

    love the dresden series, GREAT books!!!


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