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This page probably tells you more than you'll ever need to know about those series of books that it lists (unless you plan to read them). But in the quizzing context, you should be prepared for questions such as "What was the title of the third book in Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy?"

This page won't test you on questions like this, however; it'll only test you on who wrote each series.

Some of these series are published as self–contained trilogies, quartets etc.; others simply feature the same character(s) or setting.

See also James Bond, Harry Potter, and Tolkien – all of which have been made into major film series, which are covered along with the books (in the Entertainment category).

The Helliconia trilogy (science fiction) Helliconia Spring (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Helliconia Summer (1983)
Helliconia Winter (1985)
The Dollenganger Series

Garden of Shadows was at least partly written by Andrew Neiderman, who wrote novels in Andrews's name after her death in 1986.
Flowers in the Attic (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Petals on the Wind (1980)
If There Be Thorns (1981)
Seeds of Yesterday (1984)
Garden of Shadows (1987)
The Casteel Series

The first two novels in this series were written by Virginia Andrews. The third was started by Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman; the last two were "inspired" by Andrews and written by Neiderman.

Neiderman continues to write novels in the name of Virginia Andrews, and by 2015 he had over 70 to his credit, in over 20 series.
Heaven (1985) Click to show or hide the answer
Dark Angel (1986)
Fallen Hearts (1988)
Gates of Paradise (1989)
Web of Dreams (1990)
The Robot series I, Robot (1950 – a collection of previously–published short stories)
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The Caves of Steel (1953)
The Naked Sun (1955)
The Robots of Dawn (1983)
Robots and Empire (1985)
The Galactic Empire series Blind Alley (1945 – short story)
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Pebble in the Sky (1950 – his first novel)
The Stars, Like Dust (1951)
The Currents of Space (1952)
The Foundation Trilogy: originally a series of eight stories, in three volumes – four in the first volume and two each in the second and third. The author was later persuaded to write four more books in the series. Foundation (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Foundation and Empire (1952)
Second Foundation (1953)
Foundation's Edge (1982)
Foundation and Earth (1986)
Prelude to Foundation (1988)
Forward the Foundation (1993)
La Comedie Humaine

"The Human Comedy" is a vast collection of interlinked stories, novels and essays, depicting French society during the Restoration and the July Monarchy (1815–48). 91 were completed and 46 were unfinished – some only planned at his death in 1850.
One of the principal characters is Eugene de Rastignac – a student, dandy, financier and politician, who appears or is mentioned in 28 of the works and whose name has become a byword in France for an ambitious "arriviste" or social climber.
Starts with At the Sign of the Cat and Racket (1830) and ends with The Seamy Side of History (1848).
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Other notable works in the series include The Black Sheep (1842).
The Culture series (of science fiction novels)

Consider Phlebas, the title of the first novel in the series, is a quotation from T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land; Look to Windward ("a loose follow–up" – Wikipedia) is from the previous line of the same poem
Consider Phlebas (1987)
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The Player of Games (1988)
Use of Weapons (1990)
The State of the Art (1991 – short story collection)
Excession (1996)
Inversions (1998)
Look to Windward (2000)
Matter (2008)
Surface Detail (2010)
The Hydrogen Sonata (2012)
The Regeneration trilogy

The Ghost Road won the Booker prize in 1996.
Regeneration (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
The Eye in the Door (1993)
The Ghost Road (1995)
The Clayhanger trilogy Clayhanger (1910) Click to show or hide the answer
Hilda Lessways (1911)
These Twain (1916)
The Emma Harte Saga (A Woman of Substance was her first and most successful novel) A Woman of Substance (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Hold the Dream (1985)
To Be the Best (1988)
Emma's Secret (2003)
Unexpected Blessings (2005)
Just Rewards (2005)
Breaking the Rules (2009)
The Ravenscar Trilogy (2006–8) The Ravenscar Dynasty (2006)
Heirs of Ravenscar (2007) (US title The Heir)
Being Elizabeth (2008)
The Robert Langdon series Angels and Demons (2000)
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The Da Vinci Code (2003)
The Lost Symbol (2009)
Inferno (2013)
Origin (2017)
The Enderby Quartet

Inside Mr. Enderby was published under the pseudonym of Joseph Kell, which the author had used once before (for One Hand Clapping, 1961). The Yorkshire Post sent a copy to the author for review, which he duly submitted. After the Editor found out that the reviewer and author were one and the same person, he was not asked to review any more books.

Burgess's best–known novel, A Clockwork Orange, was published in 1962.
Inside Mr. Enderby (1963)
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Enderby Outside (1968)
The Clockwork Testament, or Enderby's End (1974)
Enderby's Dark Lady, or No End of Enderby (1984)
The Second World War

These six books were later re–issued in twelve paperback volumes and in a condensed four–volume edition.

Note that there was also an official history of the Second World War, running to almost 100 volumes published by HMSO between 1949 and 1993.
The Gathering Storm (1948)
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Their Finest Hour (1949)
The Grand Alliance (1950)
The Hinge of Fate (1950)
Closing the Ring (1951)
Triumph and Tragedy (1953)
A History of the English–Speaking Peoples The Birth of Britain (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
The New World (1956)
The Age of Revolution (1957)
The Great Democracies (1958)
The Hunger Games trilogy Hunger Games (2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Catching Fire (2009)
Mockingjay (2010)
The Mary Ann series A Grand Man (1954) Click to show or hide the answer
The Lord and Mary Ann (1956)
The Devil and Mary Ann (1958)
Love and Mary Ann (1961)
Life and Mary Ann (1962)
Marriage and Mary Ann (1964)
Mary Ann's Angels (1965)
Mary Ann and Bill (1967)
The Mallen trilogy The Mallen Streak (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
The Mallen Girl (1974)
The Mallen Litter (1974)
The Tilly Trotter trology Tilly Trotter (1980) – a.k.a. Tilly Click to show or hide the answer
Tilly Trotter Wed (1981) – a.k.a. Tilly Wed
Tilly Trotter Widowed (1982) – a.k.a. Tilly Alone
The Hamilton series Hamilton (1983) Click to show or hide the answer
Goodbye Hamilton (1984)
Harold (1985)
The Bill Bailey series

Wikipedia describes this as a trilogy – the fourth volume (published nine years after the third) does seem to be something of an afterthought.
Bill Bailey (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Bill Bailey's Lot (1987) – a.k.a. Bill Bailey's Litter
Bill Bailey's Daughter (1988)
The Bondage of Love (1997)
The Katy series

The last two books focused less on Katy and more on her younger sisters and brothers. Clover was the name of the eldest of these.
What Katy Did (1872) Click to show or hide the answer
What Katy Did At School (1873)
What Katy Did Next (1886)
Clover (1888)
In the High Valley (1890)
The "Leatherstocking tales" The Pioneers (1823) Click to show or hide the answer
The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
The Prairie (1827)
The Pathfinder (1840)
The Deerslayer (1841 prequel)
The Sharpe series See separate page Click to show or hide the answer
The Warlord trilogy The Winter King (1995) Click to show or hide the answer
Enemy of God (1996)
Excalibur (1997)
The Grail Quest trilogy Harlequin (2000) – a.k.a. The Archer's Tale Click to show or hide the answer
Vagabond (2002)
Heretic (2003)
The Salterton Trilogy Tempest–Tost (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Leaven of Malice (1954)
A Mixture of Frailties (1958)
The Deptford Trilogy Fifth Business (1970) Click to show or hide the answer
The Manticore (1972)
World of Wonders (1975)
The Cornish Trilogy The Rebel Angels (1981) Click to show or hide the answer
What's Bred in the Bone (1985)
The Lyre of Orpheus (1988)
The "Toronto Trilogy" (incomplete) Murther and Walking Spirits (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
The Cunning Man (1994)
The Game, Set and Match trilogy Berlin Game (1983) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Mexico Set (1984)
London Match (1985)
The Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy Spy Hook (1988) Click to show or hide the answer
Spy Line (1989)
Spy Sinker (1990)
The Faith, Hope and Charity trilogy Faith (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Hope(1995)
Charity (1996)
The Francis Urquhart trilogy House of Cards (1989) Click to show or hide the answer
To Play the King (1992)
The Final Cut (1994)
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

The series began as a trilogy, entitled The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. This was followed by another trilogy: The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and finally a tetralogy: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
Lord Foul's Bane (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Illearth War (1978)
The Power that Preserves (1979)
The Wounded Land (1980)
The One Tree (1982)
White Gold Wielder (1983)
The Runes of the Earth (2004)
Fatal Revenant (2007)
Against All Things Ending (2010)
The Last Dark (2013)
The USA trilogy The 42nd Parallel (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
1919 (1932)
The Illearth War (1978)
The District of Columbia trilogy Adventures of a Young Man (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
Number One (1943)
The Grand Design (1949)
The Barrytown trilogy The Commitments (1987) Click to show or hide the answer
The Snapper (1990)
The Van (1991)
The Alexandria Quartet Justine (1957) Click to show or hide the answer
Balthazar (1958)
Mountolive (1958)
Clea (1960)
The Bridget Jones diaries Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) Click to show or hide the answer
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1998)
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (2013)
The Fifth Queen trilogy The Fifth Queen, and How She Came to Court (1906) Click to show or hide the answer
Privy Seal (1907)
The Fifth Queen Crowned (1908)
The Parade's End tetralogy Some Do Not ... (1924) Click to show or hide the answer
No More Parades (1925)
A Man Could Stand Up (1926)
Last Post (1928)
The Hornblower series

Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of the author's death in 1966.

There were also five short stories. The first three were published in Argosy magazine (three in 1941 and one in 1951); these four all have "Hornblower" in their titles. The fifth was The Last Encounter – published in 1967 along with Hornblower and the Crisis
The Happy Return (1937)
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A Ship of the Line (1938)
Flying Colours (1938)
The Commodore (1945)
Lord Hornblower (1946)
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950)
Lieutenant Hornblower (1952)
Hornblower and the Atropos (1953)
Hornblower in the West Indies (1958)
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962)
Hornblower and the Crisis (1967)
The Flashman Papers – title character based on a minor character in Thomas Hughes' Tom Brown's Schooldays 12 books, starting with Flashman (1960) and ending with Flashman on the March (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
The Forsyte Saga

The saga also includes two short "interludes": Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1918) and Awakening (1920)
Man of Property (1906) Click to show or hide the answer
In Chancery (1920)
To Let (1921)
A Scots Quair Sunset Song (1932) Click to show or hide the answer
Cloud Howe (1933)
Grey Granite (1934)
To the Ends of the Earth (trilogy)

Rites of Passage won the Booker prize.
Rites of Passage (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
Close Quarters (1987)
Fire Down Below (1989)
The 'Doctor' series 16 novels, starting with Doctor in the House (1952), Doctor at Sea (1953) and Doctor at Large (1954) ... and ending with Doctor in the Soup (1986). Also three focusing on Sir Lancelot Spratt – two published in 1965 and one in 1999 Click to show or hide the answer
The Poldark novels

Originally four novels. The original BBC television series (1975 and 1977) followed the publication of the fifth, and its success led to seven more, ending with Bella Poldark (2002).
Ross Poldark (1945) Click to show or hide the answer
Demelza (1946)
Jeremy Poldark (1950)
Warleggan (1953)
The Black Moon (1975)
The Quiller novels

The Quiller novels were published under one of many pen names used by the British author Trevor Dudley–Smith (1920–95), who eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor – the name under which he published almost 40 books between 1945 and 1965, including The Flight of the Phoenix (1964).
The first Quiller novel was The Berlin Memorandum (1965), which was filmed in 1966 as The Quiller Memorandum, starring George Segal as Quiller. The second Quiller novel was The 9th Directive (1966); the 19th and last was Quiller Balalaika (1996). Click to show or hide the answer
The Cicero trilogy (about the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero) Imperium (2006) Click to show or hide the answer
Lustrum (2009)
Dictator (October 2015)
The Eustace and Hilda trilogy The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sixth Heaven (1946)
Eustace and Hilda (1947)
The Dune sagaDune (1965) Click to show or hide the answer
Dune Messiah (1969)
Children of Dune (1976)
God Emperor of Dune (1981)
Heretics of Dune (1984)
Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)
James Herriot books (described in Wikipedia as "autobiographical novels") If Only They Could Talk (1970) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972)
Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973)
Vet in Harness (1974)
Vets Might Fly (1976)
Vet in a spin (1974)
"Omnibus" editions (two of the above in each, in the same order):
All Creatures Great and Small (1972)
All Things Bright and Beautiful (1974)
All Things Wise and Wonderful (1977)
Later:
The Lord God Made them All (1981)
Every Living Thing (1992)
The Mike Tucker / Black Cat mysteries Blood Risk (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Surrounded (1974)
The Wall of Masks (1975)
The Odd Thomas series Odd Thomas (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
Forever Odd (2005)
Brother Odd (2006)
Odd Hours (2008)
Odd Interlude (2012 novella)
Odd Apocalypse (2012)
Deeply Odd (2013)
Odd Thomas: You are Destined to be Odd Forever (novella, 2014)
Saint Odd (2015)
The Frankenstein series Prodigal Son (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
City of Night (2005)
Dead and Alive (2009)
Lost Sould (2010)
The Dead Town (2011)
The Millennium series The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
The Girl who Played with Fire (2006)
The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2007)
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Canopus in Argos: Archives (science fiction)Shikasta (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (1980)
The Sirian Experiments (1980)
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (1982)
The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (1983)
The Children of Violence seriesMartha Quest (1952) Click to show or hide the answer
A Proper Marriage (1954)
A Ripple from the Storm (1958)
Landlocked (1965)
The Four–Gated City (1969)
The first three Jason Bourne novels

(see also Eric Van Lustbader)
The Bourne Identity (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bourne Supremacy (1986)
The Bourne Ultimatum (1990)
The Balkan TrilogyThe Great Fortune (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
The Spoilt City (1962)
Friends and Heroes (1965)
The Levant TrilogyThe Danger Tree (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Battle Lost and Won (1978)
The Sum of Things (1980)
A Song of Ice and Fire

The television series started in 2011 and Series 5 was broadcast in 2015. Series 1 and 2 covered the first two novels, respectively; the third novel was covered in Series 3 and 4, and the fourth and fifth in Series 5. (Some elements of the last two were included in Series 3.)
A Game of Thrones (1996) Click to show or hide the answer
A Clash of Kings (1998)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (2011)
The Winds of Winter (tba)
A Dream of Spring (tba)
Tales of the City

The first four titles were serialised in the San Francisco Chronicle before publication as novels, and the fifth in the San Francisco Examiner. The last four were originally published as novels.

The series centres around the experiences of Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman from Cleveland, Ohio, who visits San Francisco on holiday and impulsively decides to stay.
Tales of the City (1978) Click to show or hide the answer
More Tales of the City (1980)
Further Tales of the City (1982)
Babycakes (1984)
Significant Others (1987)
Sure of You (1989)
Michael Tolliver Lives (2007)
Mary Ann in Autumn (2010)
The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)
'87th Precinct' crime novels

Ed McBain was one of the pen names used by the American author Salvatore Albert Lombino (1926–2005). In 1952 he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter, and he used this for his first book (also in 1952) and for over 30 others throughout  his subsequent life. He used the Ed McBain pseudonym for his crime novels, particularly the 87th Precinct series, which he freely admitted were inspired by the popular radio and television series Dragnet (first broadcast on the radio in 1949 and on television in 1951).
Over 50 novels, starting with Cop Hater (1956) and ending with Fiddlers (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
The Four Winds of Love The East Wind of Love (1937) Click to show or hide the answer
The South Wind of Love (1938)
The West Wind of Love (1940)
West to North (1942)
The North Wind of Love, Book 1 (1944)
The North Wind of Love, Book 2 (1944)
The Twilight Saga Twilight (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
New Moon (2006)
Eclipse (2007)
Breaking Dawn (2008)
The Rosy Crucifixion

A fictionalized account of the six–year period of his life in Brooklyn as he falls for his second wife June and struggles to become a writer, leading up to his initial departure for Paris in 1928
Sexus (1949) Click to show or hide the answer
Plexus (1953)
Nexus (1960)
The Cornelius quartet (central character Jerry Cornelius) The Final Programme (1969) Click to show or hide the answer
A Cure for Cancer (1971)
The English Assassin (1972)
The Condition of Muzak (1977)
The Corum series (two trilogies, the first of which is known as the Swords trilogy) The Knight of Swords (1971) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen of Swords (1971)
The King of Swords (1971)
The Bull and the Spear (1973)
The Oak and the Ram (1973)
The Sword and the Stallion (1974)
The Languedoc trilogy Labyrinth (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
Sepulchre (2007)
Citadel (2012)
The Borrowers stories

Mary Norton's first two books – The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and its sequel Bonfires and Broomsticks (1945) – were republished in 1957 as an omnibus edition under the title Bedknob and Broomstick, and filmed by Disney in 1971 as (you've guessed it) Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
The Borrowers (1952) Click to show or hide the answer
The Borrowers Afield (1955)
The Borrowers Afloat (1959)
The Borrowers Aloft (1961)
Poor Stainless (1966)
The Borrowers Avenged (1982)
Aubrey–Maturin series 20 novels, starting with Master and Commander (1970) and ending with Blue at the Mizzen (1999), plus one unfinished – published 2004 as The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey Click to show or hide the answer
The Country Girls trilogy The Country Girls (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
The Lonely Girl (1962)
Girls in their Married Bliss (1964)
The Gormenghast trilogyTitus Groan (1946) Click to show or hide the answer
Gormenghast (1950)
Titus Alone (1959)
A Dance to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell's 12–volume novel cycle was named after the painting that inspired it, which was by the French artist Nicolas Poussin (c. 1636).
A Question of Upbringing (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
A Buyer's Market (1952)
The Acceptance World (1955)
At Lady Molly's (1957)
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960)
The Kindly Ones (1962)
The Valley of Bones (1964)
The Soldier's Art (1966)
The Military Philosophers (1968)
Books Do Furnish a Room (1971)
Temporary Kings (1973)
Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975)
The Discworld novels

Terry Pratchett was the UK's best selling author in the 1990s, but he has since been overtaken by J. K. Rowling.

Born in 1948, Pratchett was diagnosed with early–onset Alzheimer's disease in 2007. He died in 2015, aged 66.

Raising Steam was the last Discworld novel to be published in his lifetime.
Over 40 volumes, including (the first 8 and the last 2): Click to show or hide the answer
The Colour of Magic (1983)
The Light Fantastic (1986)
Equal Rites (1987)
Mort (1987)
Sourcery (1988)
Wyrd Sisters (1988)
Pyramids (1989)
Guards! Guards! (1989)
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Raising Steam (2013)
The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
Wyoming Stories (3 volumes of short stories) Close Range (1999) Click to show or hide the answer
Bad Dirt (2004)
Fine Just the Way It Is (2008)
His Dark Materials Northern Lights (1995 – known in the USA as The Golden Compass) Click to show or hide the answer
The Subtle Knife (1997)
The Amber Spyglass (2000)
The Book of Dust

... is a prequel to His Dark Materials. The novella Once Upon a Time in the North (2008) was a previous prequel.
La Belle Sauvage (2017) Click to show or hide the answer
The Secret Commonwealth (2018?)
TBA
The Vampire Chronicles11 novels, up to 2014: Click to show or hide the answer
Interview with the Vampire (1976)
The Vampire Lestat (1985)
The Queen of the Damned (1988)
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Prince Lestat (2014)
Blood Paradise (tba)
The Raj Quartet The Jewel in the Crown (1966) Click to show or hide the answer
The Day of the Scorpion (1968)
The Towers of Silence (1971)
A Division of the Spoils (1974)
The Waverley novels

Scott wrote well over 20 novels in his lifetime. By the time he wrote the first of them, Waverley, he was already well known as a poet and a researcher into the Scottish oral tradition. Considering the novel to be an inferior form of literature, he published Waverley anonymously, and his subsequent novels were published as "by the author of Waverley". "The Waverley novels" can therefore be taken to refer to all of his novels, but certain volumes are sometimes excluded for various reasons. The exclusions commonly include those in the Tales of My Landlord series (see below) and two that were published posthumously in 2008: The Siege of Malta and Bizarro.
Approximately 20 novels (see left), including: Click to show or hide the answer
Waverley (1814)
Guy Mannering (1815)
The Antiquary (1816)
Rob Roy (1817)
Ivanhoe (1819)
Kenilworth (1821)
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The Fair Maid of Perth (1828)
Anne of Geierstein (1829)
Tales of My Landlord

This is often described as a subset of the Waverley series. The tales were supposed to have been collected from the landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, compiled by one "Peter Pattieson", and sent to the publisher by their editor, Jedediah Cleishbotham. (Pattieson, Cleishbotham, the Wallace Inn, and Gandercleugh itself, are all fictional.)
First series (1816): Click to show or hide the answer
The Black Dwarf
The Tale of Old Mortality
Second series (1818):
The Heart of Midlothian
Third series (1819):
The Bride of Lammermoor
A Legend of Montrose
Fourth series (1832):
Count Robert of Paris
Castle Dangerous
The Courtney novels

Telling the story of the Courtney family from the 17th century through to 1987.

The story begins at the time of the Anglo–Zulu wars, in the late 19th century; the next six novels take us up to 1987, in more or less chronological sequence (with a regression to the 1970s in book 8).
Book 9 takes us right back to the 17th century; books 10 and 11 follow on from there, ending in the 1730s. Book 12 picks up the story in the 1880s, and book 13 takes us up to the First World War.

Book 14, Golden Lion, is a sequel to Monsoon and Blue Horizon (books 10 and 11). It was written in collaboration with Giles Kristian, possibly marking the passage of Wilbur Smith from an 82–year–old writer into a brand.
When the Lion Feeds (1964, 1860s–1890s) Click to show or hide the answer
The Sound of Thunder (1966, 1899–1906)
A Sparrow Falls (1977, 1918–25)
The Burning Shore (1985, 1917–20)
Power of the Sword (1986, 1931–48)
Rage (1987, 1950s and 60s)
A Time to Die (1989, 1987)
Golden Fox (1990, 1969–79)
Birds of Prey (1997, 1660s)
Monsoon (1999, 1690s)
Blue Horizon (2003, 1730s)
The Triumph of the Sun (2005, 1880s)
Assegai (2009, 1906–18)
Golden Lion (2015 – mid–to–late 18th century)
The Ballantyne novels

5 novels, telling the story of the Ballantyne family from the 1860s through to the 1980s.

The first four Ballantyne novels were written after the first sequence of Courtney novels, and cover more or less the same historical period. Assegai, which also appears in the Courtney series, returns to the Edwardian period and combines the narrative of the two sagas.
A Falcon Flies (1980, 1860s) Click to show or hide the answer
Men of Men (1981, 1870s – 1890s)
The Angels Weep (1982, 1890s and 1977)
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness (1984, 1980s)
Assegai (2009, 1906–18)
The Ancient Egypt series

Set in ancient Egypt, around 1550 BC.

The Seventh Scroll is set in modern times, but reflects the other books in the series via archaeological discoveries.
River God (1994)
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The Seventh Scroll (1995)
Warlock (2001)
The Quest (2007)
Desert God (2014)
Strangers and Brothers George Passant (1940 – original title Strangers and Brothers) Click to show or hide the answer
The Light and the Dark (1947)
Time of Hope (1949)
The Masters (1951)
The New Men (1954)
Homecomings (1956)
The Conscience of the Rich (1958)
The Affair (1960)
Corridors of Power (1964)
The Sleep of Reason (1968)
Last Things (1970)
Lark Rise to Candleford (originally a trilogy, published together with this title in 1945; a BBC TV series of the same title was broadcast 2008–11) Lark Rise (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
Over to Candleford (1941)
Candleford Green (1943)
The Adrian Mole diaries The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13¾ (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1985)
The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole (1989)
Adrian Mole: the Wilderness Years (1993)
Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years (1999)
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years (2009)
The Chronicles of BarsetshireThe Warden (1855) Click to show or hide the answer
Barchester Towers (1857)
Doctor Thorne (1858)
Framley Parsonage (1861)
The Small House at Allington (1864)
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)
The Palliser novelsCan You Forgive Her? (1865) Click to show or hide the answer
Phineas Phinn (1869)
The Eustace Diamonds (1873)
Phineas Redux (1874)
The Prime Minister (1876)
The Duke's Children (1880)
The 'Rabbit' series

Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, the protagonist of the Rabbit series, is a former High School basketball star. The series chronicles his life, which is mundane and unrewarding despite his inheriting a Toyota dealership from his father–in–law (in the third novel). Set against the times in which the novels were written, Harry's life is a microcosm of the development of American society in that period.
Rabbit, Run (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
Rabbit Redux (1971)
Rabbit is Rich (1981)
Rabbit at Rest (1990)
Rabbit Remembered (2000 – novella)
The later Jason Bourne novels

(see also Robert Ludlum)
The Bourne Legacy (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
The Bourne Betrayal (2007)
The Bourne Sanction (2008)
The Bourne Deception (2009)
The Bourne Objective (2010)
The Bourne Dominion (2011)
The Bourne Imperative (2012)
The Bourne Retribution (2013)
The Bourne Ascendancy (2014)
The Bourne Enigma (2015)
The Narratives of Empire series Washington, DC (1967) Click to show or hide the answer
Burr (1973)
1876 (1976)
Lincoln (1984)
Empire (1987)
Hollywood (1990)
The Golden Age (2000)
The Herries Chronicles

A family saga set in the Lake District, the four Herries novels were published in 1939 as an omnibus edition entitlted The Herries Chronicles.
Rogue Herries (1930) Click to show or hide the answer
Judith Paris (1931)
The Fortress (1932)
Vanessa (1933)
The 'Sword of Honour' trilogyMen at Arms (1952)
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Officers and Gentlemen (1955)
Unconditional Surrender (1961)
The Rougon–Macquart novels – 20 volumes, following the lives of the members of the Rougon and Macquart branches of a fictional family living during the Second French Empire (1852–1870) Including: Click to show or hide the answer
The Rougon Fortune (1871 – first)
The Belly of Paris (1873)
Nana (1880)
Germinal (1885)
Doctor Pascal (1893 – last)

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