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Last Updated onMichael 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 series #1), 2017
- Benvari Mountains (Emerilia series #2), 2017
- For The Guild (Emerilia series #3), 2017
- New Horizons (Emerilia series #4), 2017
- This Is Our Land (Emerilia series #5), 2017
- Stone Raiders’ Return (Emerilia series #6), 2017
- Time of Change (Emerilia series #7), 2017
- Beyond All Expectations (Emerilia series #8), 2017
- Of Myths and Legends (Emerilia series #9), 2017
- The Pantheon Moves (Emerilia series #10), 2017
- Empire Burning (Emerilia series #11), 2017
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
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
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
- A Skeleton’s Duty (Death Knight #4), 2019
Ten Realms Books Synopsis
The Two Week Curse
The first book in the series features Erik and Rugrat who have just survived a merciless battle, on in which Rugrat came almost unscathed but Erik lost both his legs and arms. And both of them seem to have contracted the Two Week Curse, which means they’ll disappear in just about two weeks. Once they get to the new world, they find the world with a very different set of rules than the one they left behind. As they pass through each of the ten realms, they take their Earth-learned skills and abilities to move forward and succeed.
The Second Realm
Upon entering the second realm, Eric and Rugrat learn how to read their character sheets. This is a harsh world where the powerful and strong make all the rules, while the weak cower in fear, hoping that they are simply left alone. One of the trials the two friends had to go through is that of the Beast Mountain Dungeon, and once they conquered it, they found themselves leaders of almost two hundred people. Now, as they command the Alva Dungeon, they realize they are in dire need of resources if they want to keep the dungeon going. Power, mana stones, dungeon cores, monster cores are all necessary unless want to move on once again.
The Third Realm
The third big hurdle in front of them in this book is the alchemist association’s trial, and both of them have to pass it to continue. Rugrat’s problem is his broken mana system, while Erik is in search of Old Hei. Also, they are now heavily preparing for the fourth realm.
The Fourth Realm
In this book, the next realm is the Battlefield Realm, which is where the two main characters have to go in order to get more powerful, gain more strength, and give the Alva dungeon more strength as well. Both characters continue to grow, develop, and have more adventures on the way. Along with having to fight Vuzgal, this book introduces Demi-humans, which are a great introduction to this series.
The Fifth Realm
The previous book had Eric and Rugrat fight Vuzgal. Now, however, their new task is to build a city. The two characters have to build up more their characters, work on their skills and craft, and train their military and progress the city administration, and maybe take on the next realm: Vermire. But can they do it all?
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 science fiction.
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 the Ten Realms series, 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, so they’re all released on Kindle on Amazon and as audiobook copies. 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)