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John Jakes

USA (1932 - )

aka Alan Payne, Jay Scotland

John Jakes is the author of fifteen consecutive New York Times bestselling novels, including On Secret Service, American Dreams, Homeland, California Gold, the North and South trilogy, and the Kent Family Chronicles. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is considered one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.
 
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The Watch Gods
The Watch Gods (1981)
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"An accomplished storyteller."
Harvest of Stars
Harvest of Stars (1992)
(Harvest of Stars, book 1)
Poul Anderson
"The finest!"
The Stars Are Also Fire
The Stars Are Also Fire (1994)
(Harvest of Stars, book 2)
Poul Anderson
"One of Anderson's two or three finest works - if not the finest."
A Personal Devil
A Personal Devil (2001)
(Magdalene la Batarde, book 2)
Roberta Gellis
"A superb storyteller of extraordinary talent."



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