John Jakes Books In Order

Johnny Havoc Books In Publication Order

  1. Johnny Havoc (1960)
  2. Havoc for Sale / Havoc Meets Zelda (1962)
  3. Holiday for Havoc / And The Doll Who Had ‘It’ (1963)
  4. Johnny Havoc and the Siren in Red / Making It Big (1968)

Lou Largo Books In Publication Order

  1. Make Mine Mavis (1961)
  2. And So to Bed (1962)
  3. Give Me This Woman (1962)

II Galaxy Books In Publication Order

  1. The Planet Wizard (1969)
  2. Tonight We Steal the Stars (1969)
  3. The Wagered World (1969)

Brak the Barbarian Books In Publication Order

  1. Brak the Barbarian (1968)
  2. Brak vs. The Sorceress / Witch of the Four Winds (1969)
  3. Brak vs. the Mark of the Demons (1969)
  4. When the Idols Walked (1978)
  5. The Fortunes of Brak (1985)

Gavin Black Books In Publication Order

  1. Witch of the Dark Gate (1972)

Kent Family Books In Publication Order

  1. The Bast*ard (1974)
  2. The Rebels (1975)
  3. The Seekers (1975)
  4. The Furies (1976)
  5. The Titans (1976)
  6. The Warriors (1977)
  7. The Lawless (1978)
  8. The Americans (1979)

Planet of the Apes Books In Publication Order

  1. Planet of the Apes (By:Pierre Boulle,Xan Fielding) (1963)
  2. Beneath The Planet of The Apes (By:Michael Avallone) (1970)
  3. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (By:Jerry Pournelle) (1973)
  4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1974)
  5. Planet of the Apes Movie Novelization (By:William T. Quick) (2001)

North and South Books In Publication Order

  1. North and South (1982)
  2. Love and War (1984)
  3. Heaven and Hell (1987)

The Crown Family Saga Books In Publication Order

  1. Homeland (1993)
  2. American Dreams (1998)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Texans Ride North (1952)
  2. Wear a Fast Gun (1952)
  3. The Devil Has Four Faces (1958)
  4. The Seventh Man (1958)
  5. I, Barbarian (1959)
  6. The Imposter (1959)
  7. Strike the Black Flag (1961)
  8. Veils of Salome (1962)
  9. Sir Scoundrel (1962)
  10. The Man from Cannae (1963)
  11. G. I. Girls (1963)
  12. Traitors’ Legion (1963)
  13. Arena (1963)
  14. Secrets of Stardeep (1969)
  15. The Asylum World (1969)
  16. The Last Magicians (1969)
  17. The Hybrid (1969)
  18. Six-Gun Planet (1970)
  19. Black in Time (1970)
  20. Monte Cristo #99 (1970)
  21. The Star Virus/Mask of Chaos (1970)
  22. Time Gate (1972)
  23. Mention My Name in Atlantis (1972)
  24. On Wheels (1973)
  25. Fortune’s Whirlwind (1975)
  26. To an Unknown Shore (1975)
  27. King’s Crusader (1977)
  28. A Night for Treason (1978)
  29. Excalibur! (With: Gil Kane) (1980)
  30. California Gold (1989)
  31. On Secret Service (2000)
  32. The Bold Frontier (2001)
  33. Charleston (2002)
  34. Savannah, or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln / Savannah Christmas (2004)
  35. The Gods of Newport (2006)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Best of John Jakes (1977)
  2. The Best Western Stories of John Jakes (1991)

Plays In Publication Order

  1. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1999)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Famous Firsts in Sports (1967)
  2. Great Women Reporters (1969)
  3. Mohawk: The Life of Joseph Brant (1969)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Swords Against Tomorrow (1970)
  2. Six Science Fiction Plays (1975)
  3. Deadly Arts (1985)
  4. Tales of Mystery (1986)
  5. New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994)
  6. Hollywood Fantasies: Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town (1997)
  7. A Century of Great Western Stories (2001)
  8. The Spider Chronicles (2007)
  9. Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One (2011)
  10. Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9 (2015)

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John Jakes Books Overview

Brak the Barbarian

A warrior forced to battle the evil that thwarts his destiny, Brak must combat sorcery and plagues as he journeys south to Khurdisan. Before reaching this paradise city, he must hack his way through the obstacle after obstacle as he pas*ses through unknown lands. But between his broadsword and heart he is able to overcome certain death at the hands of monsters like Septegundus capturer of souls and Ariane a spellbinding witch. Now his life lies in the hands of fate ?

The Bast*ard

Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau. The illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the men who set our course for freedom. The Bast*ard is the first volume in the Kent Family Chronicles, a series of novels that details one family’s journey in the early years of the American nation.

The Rebels

Beginning with the ragged Continentals waiting for the British charge on Breed’s Hill, and sweeping across the luminous fabric of our nation’s earliest, war torn years, The Rebels chronicles the continuing adventures of Philip Kent. It captures the valor and turmoil of the revolution as seen by one of its participants. A warrior and patriot, inspired by men of vision, driven also by personal desires, Kent creates his own destiny out of the sweeping drama of the American war for independence. The Rebels is the second volume of the Kent Family Chronicles. It follows THE BASTARD and precedes THE SEEKERS.

The Seekers

The Kent Family Chronicles continue as Abraham Kent seeks to build a new life on the untamed Western frontier…

The Furies

1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR The eight volume epic of the Kent family continues as a new generation struggles to survive within a nation rife with conflict. Amanda Kent was a woman of great courage, but nothing prepared her for the massacre she witnessed at the Alamo. Now she’s returned to Boston to rebuild the Kent legacy.

The Titans

The Kent Family Chronicles continue as abolitionist Jeptha Kent and his sons find themselves on opposite sides of the Civil War.

The Warriors

As the Civil War draws to a close, the Kents find themselves strewn across far flung battlefields. When Jeremiah Kent, on the Confederate side in the war, loses a personal struggle, one of the heart, he strikes out on a desperate trail. Moving west, he encounters Michael Boyle, long time friend of the northern Kents. Their fateful meeting, and an act of renunciation, come with lasting implications for the Kent dynasty. The Warriors is the sixth in the Kent Family Chronicles following THE TITANS.

The Lawless

Post Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation. The Kents thrust themselves into the daring occupations of our country’s most reckless and corrupt era…
feverish speculation in the east…
the cattle boom in the west…
rip roaring Abilene and Deadwood. The disreputable Louis Kent has died in ruin. Jephtha Kent’s vow to reunite his family has fallen to his son Gideon. But when Gideon draws Louis’s widow, the fiery Julia, back into the fold, he fans the embers of an illicit romance that scorches the Kents for generations to come. The Lawless is seventh in the Kent Family Chronicles following THE WARRIORS.

The Americans

Here is the sweeping American saga that made John Jakes a household name the epic story of the making of a new nation, embodied in the hopes and dreams of a proud and passionate American family. It is storytelling at its best. Classic John Jakes…
‘He is, quite simply, a master of the ancient art of storytelling.’ New York Times Book Review’The godfather of the historical novel.’ Los Angeles Times’John Jakes makes history come alive.’ Washington Post

Planet of the Apes (By:Pierre Boulle,Xan Fielding)

Before you see the movie, read the original novel!First published more than thirty five years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history, from the classic 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, through four sequels and two television series…
and now the newest film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In the not too distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth, with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems. They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense. From the Paperback edition.

Planet of the Apes Movie Novelization (By:William T. Quick)

Trillions of miles from an Earth in political and ecological turmoil, Captain Leo Davidson has crash landed on a different world a terrifying place where people are in chains…
and apes rule. Here, beneath twin suns, humans are lower creatures to be cornered, captured and broken, suitable only for the amuseme*nt of their simian masters, for hard labor, laboratory experimentation, and breeding. But Leo Davidson has brought something unthinkable to the Planet of the Apes: rebellion. And in the all consuming fire to come, a future will be determined…
and a past as well.

North and South

In the years before the Civil War, the Mains and Hazards achieve their triumphs and suffer their tragedies against the panorama of American history. 2 cassettes.

Love and War

The Hazards and Mains are wrenched apart by battle and swept together by passion during the searing years of the Civil War. 2 cassettes.

Heaven and Hell

The Mains and the Hazards fight to restore peace to their families, homes and hearts as the country struggles in the decade after the Civil War. 2 cassettes.


In Homeland, internationally acclaimed bestselling author John Jakes brings to life an epic saga of the American immigrant experience in this story of a family dynasty in turmoil at the dawn of a new century. From the uncontrolled chaos of Chicago’s infamous Pullman Strike, to the birth of the moving picture, and the bloody carnage of the Spanish American War, the Crown family raced with the currents of a changing world and their own limitless desires and claimed America as their own…

American Dreams

John Jakes continues the fascinating story of the Crown family dynasty in Chicago. Moving from 1906 to 1917, American Dreams brings to life a brash young nation taking its place on an international stage as the children of the German immigrant Crown family prepare themselves for the excitement of a new century. As Fritzi Crown becomes a movie star, her younger brother Carl seeks greater thrills in flying planes while their cousin Paul finds his destiny filming the destruction wrought by World War I to show Americans back home. From the early carefree days of a new century to the stark realities of the first world war, American Dreams careens through a decade of change and the men and women who colored a nation’s future. As he has in his previous bestsellers, John Jakes combines deep historical research with a powerful story peopled by characters both vivid and memorable. American Dreams once again brings Jakes’ legions of readers the drama and passion that are his hallmarks. Fans have eagerly been waiting five years for the sequel to The New York Times bestselling Homeland. John Jakes’ meticulous research make his sagas authentic in historical detail. John Jakes has had thirteen books on The New York Times bestseller list.


In the 1960’s John Jakes, the best selling author of The Kent Family Chronicles and The North and South Trilogy and who has been bestowed the title the godfather of the historical novel, wrote Arena under the penname Jay Scotland. The son of a bear trainer and accustomed to life inside the ring, Cassius willingly bound himself to learn the dangerous game of surviving inside the Circus Maximus, a deadly Arena where bloodshed is the highest form of entertainment. But Cassius is swept up in an adventure of love, blood and death that will not set him free until he conquers his final enemy.

California Gold

James Macklin Chase was a poor Pennsylvanian who dreamed of making it rich in California. But at the turn of the century, the money to be made was in oil, citrus, water rights, and the railroads. Mack would have it all, if he had his way. And along the way, the men and women he met, the passion he found, the enemies he made, and the great historical figures like William Randolph Hearts, Leland Stanford, and Theodore Roosevelt, he encountered, helped bring glory to the extraordinary century.’Riveting…
California Gold strikes pay dirt…
. This sweeping epic is a dynamite tribute to the sheer pluck of one man who scorns all obstacles. He instills vibrancy in all his characterizations.’RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCHA Literary Guild Main SelectionFrom the Paperback edition.

On Secret Service

Called ‘the godfather of the historical novel’ by the Los Angeles Times, John Jakes transports readers to a divided America and the last great untold story of the Civil War. Jakes, whose North and South trilogy includes all number one New York Times bestsellers, writes about the Civil War like no one else, and constructs a story of the shadow war waged by Union and Confederate spies and counterspies, by undercover agents and provocateurs on both sides of the line. From the involvement of the Pinkertons to the creation of the Secret Service to Lincoln’s assassination, Jakes focuses on four young people caught up in the chaos of war: a spy, a rebel, an actress, and an officer, their lives swept away in a tumult of love, hatred, political intrigue, violence, and constant danger. Set against the fiery backdrop of the Civil War, from fierce battles to the stunning violence of the New York Draft Riots to that fateful night at Ford’s Theater when even the President’s handpicked men could not stop an assassin’s bullet, On Secret Service is rife with real people and accurate period detail historical narrative at its finest and is another classic from the master of the genre. ‘John Jakes…
is, quite simply, a master of the ancient art of storytelling.’ The New York Times Book Review’Jakes makes history come alive by weaving strands of fiction with carefully researched and brilliantly presented historical figures and events.’ The Washington Post Book World on American Dreams

The Bold Frontier

From the author of such American epics as the Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South trilogy comes this special anthology of frontier fiction featuring three brand new stories and a special introduction by the author.


With more than 50 million copies of his books in print, John Jakes is one of the preeminent novelists of American historical fiction. Now this beloved storyteller takes readers to Charleston, South Carolina, in a stunning multigenerational saga that tells the story of two apocalyptic, nation shaping wars as seen through the eyes of a powerful South Carolina dynasty. Written in three parts, Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells, saints and evildoers mingled together in one unforgettable family, from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country’s history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all. Sweeping from the bitterly divided Carolina frontier of the 1770s through the tragic destruction of the city during the Civil War, and peopled by a sprawling cast of memorable characters patriots and cowards, aristocrats and abolitionists, slaves and freedmen, heroic men and courageous women Charleston represents America’s premier storyteller at his very best.

Savannah, or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln / Savannah Christmas

Georgia, 1864: Sherman’s army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies attractive widowed Sara and her feisty twelve year old daughter Hattie struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as ‘a Christmas gift,’ Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them. In this rousing new tale, ‘the godfather of the historical novel’ Los Angeles Times tells a story of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage. The rich cast of characters includes a corrupt judge who positively exudes Dickensian wickedness; a fast talking, piano playing reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana cavalryman; a valiant former slave who practices birdcalls with surprising results; and a whole carpet bagful of rascals, rebels, and real soldiers who marched with Sherman. Together they bring to life an almost forgotten moment in the Civil War a season of simmering hostilities, rising hopes, and empty stockings perhaps the most strife torn yet heartwarming Christmas in all of American history.

The Gods of Newport

John Jakes, ‘the godfather of the historical novel’ Los Angeles Times, leaves the South to travel north for an epic tale of scandalous doings in one of the world’s most famous resorts. In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, was a cauldron of undeclared class warfare where reputations were made and lost in a whirlwind of parties and fancied slights. Where giant marble mansions called ‘cottages’ arose and where amid the glamour of yacht races, tennis matches, and costume balls depression, even madness, sometimes followed social failure. In 1893, Sam Driver, railroad mogul and one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport together with his daughter, Jenny, determined not to be turned away a second time. The first time, his new money was tainted by his rapacious reputation and his dealings with some of the most dishonest businessmen of the era. The Drivers find that some who know Sam s past won t let it rest. One enemy with a pedigree of wealth and position vows to slam every door in Sam s face. But Sam plunges in, determined to win a place in the strange, rarefied world of Newport s brief summer season, presided over by social gadflies Ward McAllister and the androgynous Harry Lehr, both of whom will assist the Drivers…
for a price. Sam s daughter wants the best that Newport offers but finds herself drawn into a dangerous romance with an impoverished young Irishman. The Gods of Newport brings this gilded age of excess to thrilling life. It was a time and place whose extremes of greed, conspicuous consumption, and social striving have an astonishing resonance and relevance for the America we see around us today.

Six Science Fiction Plays

A brilliant treasury of the best! Included are: The City on the Edge of Forever Harlan Ellison Sting! Tom Reamy Contact Point Theodore R. Cogswell and George Rae Cogswell Stranger with Roses John Jakes The Mechanical Bride Fritz Leiber Let Me Hear You Whisper Paul Zindel.

A Century of Great Western Stories

John Jakes, 1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical novels as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles has long been both a fan and a distinguished author of novels and stories of the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century’s worth of his favorite Western fiction. To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Louis L’Amour, and Zane Grey along side their more contemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man’s relationship with the land. A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of western writing over the past century, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for western fiction. While trends in publishing might not always be promising, the current crop of contemporary Western authors show that the old west will always have a place in the world of fiction. Like the American dream which it celebrates, Western fiction will perservere. Featuring classc stories by:John Jakes, Mantiow and IronhandJohn M. Cunningham, The Tin Star, which became the classic Western film, High NoonJack London, All Gold CanyonLouis L’Amour, The Gift of CochiseThomas Thompson, Gun JobElmer Kelton, The Burial of Letty StrayhornLoren D. Estleman, Hell on the DrawJack Schaffer, author of Shane, Sergerant Houck

The Spider Chronicles

More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld…
hated, feared, and wanted by both. One cloaked, fanged, border line crazy denizen of the dark force, feeding hard justice with a pair of 45’s! Moonstone is proud to present 20 new short stories of searing white hot prose starring pulpdom’s most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: The Spider! Here you will find relentless, hard fisted action that remains true in tone to his mythic proportioned adventures, with stories by John Jakes North and South, Kent Family Chronicles, Mort Castle, Bill Crider, Shannon Denton, Chuck Dixon, Steve Englehart, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Rich Harvey, John Helfers, CJ Henderson, Howard Hopkins, Anthony Kuhoric, Elizabeth Massie, Christopher Mills, Will Murray, Ann Nocenti, Martin Powell, and Robert Weinberg.

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