In What Order Did John Jakes Publish His Books?


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John Jakes began his career as a novelist by publishing "A Night for Treason" in 1956. He then published "Wear A Fast Gun," "The Devil Has Four Faces," "The Seventh Man," "I, Barbarian," "Johnny Havoc," "Sir Scoundrel" and "Arena." In 1967, he published a nonfiction book: "Famous Firsts in Sports."

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John Jakes published his first series starting with "When the Star King Dies," in 1967; it was part of the Dragonard series. The other two books in the series, "The Planet Wizard" and "Tonight We Steal the Stars," were published in 1969. He also released some standalone novels that same year: "Secrets of Stardeep," "The Hybrid," "The Last Magicians" and "The Asylum World."

His "Brak the Barbarian" series, not including the omnibus releases, were published between 1968 and 1980. The first of the series was "Brak the Barbarian," followed by "Brak the Barbarian Versus the Sorceress" and "Brak the Barbarian Versus the Mark of the Demons" in 1969. He finished the series up with "When the Idols Walked" in 1978, and "The Fortunes of Brak" in 1980. During this timespan, he also published "Master of the Dark Gate" in 1970, and "Witch of the Dark Gate" and "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" in 1972.

John Jakes published his eight Kent Family Chronicles novels between the years of 1974 and 1979. He then published the "North and South" trilogy during the 1980s, and The Crown Family Saga in the 1990s. He's written many other standalone novels over the years.

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