Reading Order

What order should you read the Rucksack Universe in?

Short answer: Whatever order you want.

2 common approaches

The Rucksack Universe is an ongoing, nonsequential series, set in one big story world with many recurring characters and various story arcs. You can come to the Rucksack Universe from any title and enjoy the stories in whatever order you want. Here are 2 ways readers typically approach the Rucksack Universe series:

The order in which each title fits on the series timeline, regardless of release date. Story order is subject to change. Follow along by order of when each story happens within the series.

Story Year
Where it’s set in the series timeline

1436 AD

The Things She Made: A Rucksack Universe Story, Anthony St. Clair

Year 0 AB (After Blast)
The Blast

100 AB

Awen's Challenge: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Rucksack and the Cave: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Wander Dreams of Fire: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Wander: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

125 AB

The Martini of Destiny: A Rucksack Universe Novella by Anthony St. Clair

135 AB

Cloud Fortress: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

142 AB

Home Sweet Road: A Rucksack Universe Novella by Anthony St. Clair

145 AB

Forever the Road: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

146 AB

The Lotus and the Barley: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

The chronological order in which each story was published, regardless of where it happens timewise in the series. Follow along by order of when new stories come out.

Release Year
First published in any format

2013

The Martini of Destiny: A Rucksack Universe Novella by Anthony St. Clair

2014

Home Sweet Road: A Rucksack Universe Novella by Anthony St. Clair
Forever the Road: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

2016

The Lotus and the Barley: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

2018

Wander: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair

2019

The Things She Made: A Rucksack Universe Story, Anthony St. Clair
Awen's Challenge: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Rucksack and the Cave: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Wander Dreams of Fire: A Rucksack Universe Story by Anthony St. Clair
Cloud Fortress: A Rucksack Universe Novel by Anthony St. Clair