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James Dashner Books In Order of Publication

James Dashner Books in Order – James Dashner is an American book author whose works are based mainly on adventure, survival, and science-fiction genres. He has written several books related to fantasy science fiction that is being loved by young teens. If you want to go through some speculative science-fiction series then you must go for James Dashner Books.

Dashner was born on November 26, 1972, in Austell, Georgia in a family of 6 children and was raised as a Mormon. After completing his graduate degree from Duluth high school in 1991, he moved to Atlanta to complete his master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Some notable works of James Dashner:

  • The Maze Runner Series.
  • The 13th Reality series.
  • Mortality Doctrine Series.

He is also the author of A Mutiny in Times, which is the first book in the Infinity Series.

Awards and Achievements:-

  • In 2008, he received the Whitney Award for best youth fiction for The 13th Reality.
  • For The Maze Runner, he received the ALA ( American Library Association ) Best Fiction for young adults in 2011.
  • Again in 2012, he received the Young Reader’s Choice Award for The Maze Runner.

James Dashner Books in Order:-

See all the James Dashner novels and series in the order of publication.

Publication Order of Maze Runner Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The Maze Runner(2009)
The Scorch Trials(2010)
The Death Cure(2011)
The Kill Order(2012)
The Fever Code(2016)

The Fever Code is a prequel to the series.

Publication Order of Maze Cutter Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The Maze Cutter(2022)

Publication Order of Maze Runner Short Stories/Novellas

Book TitlePublication Year
Crank Palace(2020)

Publication Order of Maze Runner Collections

Book TitlePublication Year
The Maze Runner Files(2013)

Publication Order of Maze Runner Graphic Novels

Book TitlePublication Year
The Scorch Trials: The Official Graphic Novel Prelude(2015)

Publication Order of Jimmy Fincher Saga Books

Book TitlePublication Year
A Door in the Woods(2003)
A Gift of Ice(2004)
The Tower of Air(2004)
War of the Black Curtain(2005)

Publication Order of The 13th Reality Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The Journal of Curious Letters(2008)
The Hunt for Dark Infinity(2009)
The Blade of Shattered Hope(2010)
The Void of Mist and Thunder(2012)

Publication Order of Infinity Ring Books

Book TitlePublication Year
A Mutiny in Time(2012)
Divide and Conquer
(By Carrie Ryan)
The Trap Door
(By Lisa McMann)
Curse of the Ancients
(By Matt de la Pena)
Cave of Wonders
(By Matthew J. Kirby)
Behind Enemy Lines
(By Jennifer A. Nielsen)
The Iron Empire(2014)
(By Matt de la Pena)

Publication Order of The Mortality Doctrine Books

Book TitlePublication Year
The Eye of Minds(2013)
Gunner Skale(2014)
The Rule of Thoughts(2014)
The Game of Lives(2015)

The Maze Runner Series

Talking about the James Dashner books in order; his first notable work is The Maze runner series which is written for young teens and children. His works are centered on adventure, survival, and science fiction. The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and the Death cure novels are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf.

The maze runner series includes five novels.

The Maze Runner:-

Being the first novel in the series, it is one of the blockbusters in the Maze Runner series. The first volume was published on October 7, 2009, and in 2014, 20th Century Fox made a motion picture based on this book that was directed by Wes Ball. 

The plot starts when Thomas wakes up in the mental elevator, losing his memory and the only thing he can remember is his name. He is surrounded by strange boys whose memory is also gone. Then a girl arrives and delivers a terrifying message to Thomas, i.e. remember, survive and run. 

The Scorch Trials:-

The second volume was published on 18th September 2010 followed by the story of The Death Cure book.

The story starts with Thomas sleeping in the dormitory with the other teenagers, known as the Gladers, who escaped from the Maze in the previous book. The Gladers have a couple of weeks to cross through the most burned-out section of the world which is also called The Scorch. Their survival depends on the Glader’s destruction. There are others now and they are determined to survive.

The Death Cure:-

This is the third book in the Maze Runner Series, published on 11 Oct 2011 by Delacorte Press. It is followed by the series of prequels, The Kill Order and The Fever Code. 

Janson, assistant director of WICKED and held in solitary confinement, eventually releases Thomas. Thomas’s life, his memory, and now even his friends are taken by WICKED. But what WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas has remembered many things, more than they think, which is enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say. In the end, the truth will be terrifying and Thomas can go to any extent to save his friends.

The Kill Order:-

The Kill Order, the fourth book in this series, was published on August 14, 2012, which is a prequel to the events of the fever code and the Maze Runner.

The Plot opens in the prologue where Thomas and Teresa were sent into the Maze, setting the events of The Maze Runner. It was the time when Sun rays hit the earth, killing most of the population. It was before wickedness was formed and the maze was built. A virus is spreading that fills humans with the killing rage of one another. Mark and Trina were there when this happened and they survived this killing virus. But now the Virus is spreading well and they were convinced that if they can stay alive there is a way they can save others. The ending is only the beginning.

The Fever code:-

Published on 27th September, it is the second prequel book in The Maze Runner series. And the event is set between The Kill Order and The Maze Runner novels.

The Fever Code tells the story of Thomas, also you will know; how he will build a maze that only he can tear down. This book reveals all the answers – How WICKED to find Gladers? Who was Group B? And what side did Thomas and Teresa rely on. All lies will be exposed and secrets will be uncovered. It is the book that holds all the answers.

Crank Palace:-

It is a new book in the Maze runner series which is a novella to the Maze Runner series, followed by the Fever Code Novel. It was first released as an audiobook on August 25, 2020, with a print copy and ebook on November 23 in the same year.

Newt has a burden that he cannot share with Thomas and others. He cannot bear the thought of his friends watching him submitting himself to the virus.

Before the Gladers return from their mission, Newt departs from the Berg. From there he experiences the nightmare of life on the street, running from infected and those hunting them until he ends up in the Crank Palace. He meets with a young mother named Keisha and her son Dante along his way, which ends up saving Newt in a way he could never have imagined. The Crank Palace tells the story of Newt like never before. He will try to get a newfound destiny before his path leads to an inevitable consequence.

The 13th Reality:-

It is another science fiction by James Dashner and written for young adults. The series has four books-  

  1. The Journal of Curious Letter in 2008.
  2. The Hunt for Dark Infinity, May 1, 2009
  3. The blade of Shattered Hope, April 6, 2010
  4. The Void of Mist and Thunder, July 10, 2012, as an e-book

Tick Higginbottom a 13-year-old boy receives a mysterious letter from Alaska, which marks the beginning of deadly and crazy adventures. Tick is reintroduced to the world as he never knew it and accompanied by new friends he tries to dodge frightful enemies which set him on a life-threatening journey through reality to solve the mission.

The Mortality Doctrine:-

The Mortality Doctrine is a series of science fiction written by James Dashner. The series includes three novels –

  • The Eye of Minds, released on October 8, 2013
  • The rule of thoughts, released on August 26, 2014
  • The Game of Lives, released on August 25, 2015

Some rules were made for a reason and some technology is too far to fool with. The more hacking skill you have, the more fun it is to break them and one gamer has been doing the same thing. The Government is searching for a hacker because one hacker can only catch the other one and they find Michael. If Michael accepts their challenge, he will need to go off the VirtNet grid and the line between game and reality may be blurred.

A Mutiny in Tines:-

A Mutiny in Times is the first book in the Infinity series that was published on August 28, 2012. The book first introduces the trio and follows them as they try to prevent a revolt by the Ajaccio brothers. As the hands of the kids stumble upon a handheld device known as the Infinity Ring, they travel back in time to set it right and are swept up in a century-long secret war for the fate of mankind.

The Maze Cutter – James Dashner’s New Book

Seventy-three years after the events of THE DEATH CURE, when Thomas and other immunes were sent to an island to survive the Flare-triggered apocalypse, their descendants have thrived.

The Maze Cutter by James Dashner
The Maze Cutter by James Dashner

Sadina, Isaac, and Jackie all learned about the unkind history of the Gladers from The Book of Newt and tall tales from Old Man Frypan, but when a rusty old boat shows up one day with a woman bearing dark news of the mainland–everything changes. The group and their islander friends are forced to embark back to civilization where they find Cranks have evolved into a more violent, intelligent version of themselves.

The islanders are hunted by the Godhead, the Remnant Nation, and scientists with secret agendas. When they cross paths with an orphan named Minho from the Remnant Nation, the dangers become real and they don’t know who they can trust. The Islanders will have to survive long enough to figure out why they are being targeted, who is friend or foe is, and what the Godhead has planned for the future of humanity.

Conclusion- James Dashner

James Dashner’s books in order include his best science fiction volumes that interest young adults. James is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series as well. His style of writing is very simple, full of thrill that will get your heart pumping and leave them asking for more. Once you start reading his books, it will be hard to put down.

TOP FAQ on James Dashner

  1. Who is James Dashner?

    James Dashner

    James Smith Dashner is an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as The Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality. His 2008 novel The Journal of Curious Letters, the first in the series, was one of the annual Borders Original Voices picks.

  2. How old is James Dashner?

    He was born on 26 November 1972, aged 48 years now.

  3. Why James Dashner is famous in the author world?

    James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code, as well as the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.

  4. James Dashner New/Upcoming Book?

    “The Maze Cutter” is the new/upcoming book by James Dashner.

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