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):

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Publication Order of Deathlands Books

Pilgrimage to Hell(1986)Description / Buy at
Red Holocaust(1986)Description / Buy at
Neutron Solstice(1987)Description / Buy at
Crater Lake(1987)Description / Buy at
Homeward Bound(1987)Description / Buy at
Pony Soldiers(1988)Description / Buy at
Dectra Chain(1988)Description / Buy at
Ice and Fire(1988)Description / Buy at
Red Equinox(1989)Description / Buy at
Northstar Rising(1989)Description / Buy at
Time Nomads(1990)Description / Buy at
Latitude Zero(1991)Description / Buy at
Seedling(1991)Description / Buy at
Dark Carnival(1991)Description / Buy at
Chill Factor(1992)Description / Buy at
Moon Fate(1992)Description / Buy at
Shockscape(1993)Description / Buy at
Fury's Pilgrims(1993)Description / Buy at
Deep Empire(1993)Description / Buy at
Cold Asylum(1994)Description / Buy at
Twilight Children(1994)Description / Buy at
Rider, Reaper(1994)Description / Buy at
Road Wars(1994)Description / Buy at
Trader Redux(1994)Description / Buy at
Genesis Echo(1995)Description / Buy at
Bloodlines(1995)Description / Buy at
Shadowfall(1995)Description / Buy at
Ground Zero(1995)Description / Buy at
Emerald Fire(1995)Description / Buy at
Eclipse at Noon(1996)Description / Buy at
Bitter Fruit(1996)Description / Buy at
Crossways(1996)Description / Buy at
Keepers of the Sun(1996)Description / Buy at
Circle Thrice(1996)Description / Buy at
Stoneface(1996)Description / Buy at
Skydark(1997)Description / Buy at
Demons of Eden(1997)Description / Buy at
The Mars Arena(1997)Description / Buy at
Watersleep(1997)Description / Buy at
Nightmare Passage(1997)Description / Buy at
Crucible of Time(1998)Description / Buy at
Freedom Lost(1998)Description / Buy at
Way of the Wolf(1998)Description / Buy at
Dark Emblem(1998)Description / Buy at
Gaia's Demise(1999)Description / Buy at
Encounter(1999)Description / Buy at
Starfall(1999)Description / Buy at
Gemini Rising(1999)Description / Buy at
Dark Reckoning(1999)Description / Buy at
Rat King(2000)Description / Buy at
Shadow World(2000)Description / Buy at
Pandora's Redoubt(2000)Description / Buy at
Zero City(2000)Description / Buy at
Judas Strike(2001)Description / Buy at
Savage Armada(2001)Description / Buy at
Shadow Fortress(2001)Description / Buy at
Sunchild(2001)Description / Buy at
Salvation Road(2002)Description / Buy at
Breakthrough(2002)Description / Buy at
Amazon Gate(2002)Description / Buy at
Destiny's Truth(2002)Description / Buy at
Skydark Spawn(2003)Description / Buy at
Damnation Road Show(2003)Description / Buy at
Devil Riders(2003)Description / Buy at
Bloodfire(2003)Description / Buy at
Hellbenders(2004)Description / Buy at
Separation(2004)Description / Buy at
Death Hunt(2004)Description / Buy at
Shaking Earth(2004)Description / Buy at
Black Harvest(2005)Description / Buy at
Vengeance Trail(2005)Description / Buy at
Ritual Chill(2005)Description / Buy at
Atlantis Reprise(2005)Description / Buy at
Labyrinth(2006)Description / Buy at
Strontium Swamp(2006)Description / Buy at
Shatter Zone(2006)Description / Buy at
Perdition Valley(2006)Description / Buy at
Cannibal Moon(2007)Description / Buy at
Sky Raider(2007)Description / Buy at
Remember Tomorrow(2007)Description / Buy at
Apocalypse Unborn(2007)Description / Buy at
Sunspot(2007)Description / Buy at
Desert Kings(2008)Description / Buy at
Thunder Road(2008)Description / Buy at
Plague Lords(2008)Description / Buy at
Alpha Wave(2009)Description / Buy at
Time Castaways(2009)Description / Buy at
Eden's Twilight(2009)Description / Buy at
Desolation Crossing(2009)Description / Buy at
Dark Resurrection(2009)Description / Buy at
Prophecy(2009)Description / Buy at
Blood Harvest(2010)Description / Buy at
Baptism of Rage(2010)Description / Buy at
Arcadian's Asylum(2010)Description / Buy at
Doom Helix(2010)Description / Buy at
Moonfeast(2010)Description / Buy at
Downrigger Drift(2010)Description / Buy at
Lost Gates(2011)Description / Buy at
Prodigal's Return(2011)Description / Buy at
Perception Fault(2011)Description / Buy at
Tainted Cascade(2011)Description / Buy at
Playfair's Axiom(2011)Description / Buy at
Hell Road Warriors(2012)Description / Buy at
Wretched Earth(2012)Description / Buy at
Palaces of Light(2012)Description / Buy at
Haven's Blight(2012)Description / Buy at
Crimson Waters(2012)Description / Buy at
No Man's Land(2012)Description / Buy at
Storm Breakers(2013)Description / Buy at
Dark Fathoms(2013)Description / Buy at
Sins of Honor(2013)Description / Buy at
Motherlode(2013)Description / Buy at
Nemesis(2013)Description / Buy at
Chrono Spasm(2013)Description / Buy at
Siren Song(2013)Description / Buy at
Blood Red Tide(2014)Description / Buy at
End Program(2014)Description / Buy at
Polestar Omega(2014)Description / Buy at
Hanging Judge(2014)Description / Buy at
Desolation Angels(2014)Description / Buy at
Hive Invasion(2015)Description / Buy at
End Day(2015)Description / Buy at
Forbidden Trespass(2015)Description / Buy at
Iron Rage(2015)Description / Buy at
Child of Slaughter(2015)Description / Buy at
Devil's Vortex(2015)Description / Buy at
Survival in Doubt(2016)Description / Buy at
Gaia's Promise(2016)Description / Buy at
Bad Blood(2016)Description / Buy at
Angels Of Our Nature(2017)Description / Buy at
City of Dark(2017)Description / Buy at
Phreak Farm(2017)Description / Buy at
Feeding Frenzy(2018)Description / Buy at
Grim Choices(2018)Description / Buy at
Glory's Stockpile(2019)Description / Buy at
Killville(2019)Description / Buy at
Trade War(2019)Description / Buy at
Rift of the Magi(2020)Description / Buy at
Who Lives and Who Dies(2020)Description / Buy at
Exodus From Hell(2020)Description / Buy at
Sea Hag(2021)Description / Buy at
Hell Reclaimed(2021)Description / Buy at
Into Delirium(2021)Description / Buy at
Grave Capitol(2021)Description / Buy at
Memory Box(2022)Description / Buy at
Kraken(2022)Description / Buy at

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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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