Michael Chatfield is a British-born author who has made Canada his home. His main fiction genres are science-fiction, fantasy, and lit-RPG. Most of his readers will be familiar with the Emerilia, Ten Realms, Death Knight, and Free Fleet series, among others.
Here are the Michael Chatfield books in order for his numerous series written since 2015.
New Michael Chatfield Books
Free Fleet Series
- The Recruitment (Free Fleet #1), 2015
- Coming Home (Free Fleet #2), 2015
- No Rest for the Wicked (Free Fleet #3), 2015
- From the Black (Free Fleet #4), 2016
- From Furies Forged (Free Fleet #5), 2016
- War’s Reward (Free Fleet #6), 2016
Harmony War Series
- Sacremon (Harmony War #1), 2016
- Masoul (Harmony War #2), 2016
- Osdal (Harmony War #3), 2016
- Fernix (Harmony War #4), 2016
- Earth (Harmony War #5), 2016
- The Trapped Mind Project (Emerilia #1), 2017
- Benvari Mountains (Emerilia #2), 2017
- For The Guild (Emerilia #3), 2017
- New Horizons (Emerilia #4), 2017
- This Is Our Land (Emerilia #5), 2017
- Stone Raiders’ Return (Emerilia #6), 2017
- Time of Change (Emerilia #7), 2017
- Beyond All Expectations (Emerilia #8), 2017
- Of Myths and Legends (Emerilia #9), 2017
- The Pantheon Moves (Emerilia #10), 2017
- Empire Burning (Emerilia #11), 2017
Ten Realms Series
- The Two Week Curse (Ten Realms #1), 2018
- The Second Realm (Ten Realms #2), 2018
- The Third Realm (Ten Realms #3), 2018
- The Fourth Realm (Ten Realms #4), 2019
- The Fifth Realm (Ten Realms #5), 2019
Maraukian War Series
- The Tenth Awakens (Maraukian War #1), 2018
- The Vanguard Emerges (Maraukian War #2), 2018, with Dawn Chapman
- An Empire is Born (Maraukian War #3), 2018, with Dawn Chapman
- Enemies on All Sides (Maraukian War #4), 2018, with Dawn Chapman
- On the War Path (Maraukian War #5), 2018, with Dawn Chapman
Death Knight Series
- Skeleton with a Heart (Death Knight #1), 2019
- Possessor of the Heart (Death Knight #2), 2019
- A Skeleton and a Lich (Death Knight #3), 2019
Michael Chatfield Biography
Michael Chatfield was born in the UK, however, he spent most of his childhood traveling across countries with his mother. She is also the one who instilled the love for books in him. These days, Michael lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but he also considers the UK his home. He always loved reading science-fiction, fantasy, and litRPG books, so these are the genres he became interested in writing in as well.
John Ringo was the author who got him on the path to loving science fiction after he previously read fantasy more. Also, he was heavily influenced by the writings of David Weber. Both of these authors opened his eyes to the power of sci-fi.
He attended university and graduated with a major in English. It was during this time that the seeds of writing a book were formed when a teacher’s assistant told him he couldn’t write, he was bad at it. Once he mused a bit on this bad piece of news, Michael decided to prove that assistant wrong, and rather than just continuing writing ideas on paper, this time he went on to actually write a full story.
Of course, he’s been thinking about it for a while, but eventually, he really started writing in 2014. While he initially wanted his Harmony War series to become his debut, he then worked on the Free Fleet books, and The Recruitment became the first Michael Chatfield book written instead, published the next year, in 2015.
Initially, the author started off as a pantser, but by the time he was working on Ten Realms, he started to outline his books more. He first thinks of a scenario for his book, then he works up the characters to real-life people.
He gives them motivations, reasons to act, and a life of their own. And then, the characters take over the pages. While Michael Chatfield does have an end for his books in sight, more often than not, it all takes on a random quality that surprises the author himself.
Then once the last scene is written and the book fleshed out, he gives the manuscript to his beta readers, and then after correcting anything reasonably pointed out to him, he sends off his manuscript to his editor for further refining.
Michael Chatfield is an author who since 2015, has been publishing book after book, often writing as many as 10 and 11 books a year. How he accomplishes that when many authors are happy to release one book a year? In an interview, he mentioned that he writes between 6 and 8 hours a day, sometimes even more.
When not writing books, Michael is an Infanteer in the Canadian Military, something which influenced his writing due to his experience in military tactics and procedures quite a lot. Many of his characters involved with the military act just like real military guys also act. The Harmony War series is a prime example of the author taking his work experience and applying it to his books.
The Michael Chatfield books are self-published. With the many barriers to entry, the author never even considered the idea to published traditionally. Also, he mentioned that he wanted full control of his books, which self-publishing allowed him to keep.
Reading the Michael Chatfield books in each of his series is recommended since the stories are mostly character-driven, which means you do want to know their evolution and development from book to book.
Praise for Michael Chatfield
One of the Top Five LitRPG Stories (Don Gilbert on The Trapped Mind Project)
The story has you on the edge of your seat the whole time, just purchased the second book in the series and can’t wait for the third and fourth to reach audible! (Audible customer on The Two Week Curse)
[…]everything got wrapped up nicely enough, the characters good a good send off without the author having to resort to hand waving away the problems. (Audible customer on Empire Burning)
The Two Week Curse just breaks the rules of expectation and delivers a powerful story of developed characters, plot, and poise (Goodreads reviewer on The Two Week Curse)