Matthew Stover

Matthew Stover

Matthew Woodring Stover (born 1962) is an American fantasy novelist. Stover graduated in 1983 from Drake University and settled in Chicago. Stover is a student of the Degerberg Blend. This jeet kune do concept is a mixture of approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world. This combat style influences the way Stover writes his fight scenes, for which he has won considerable acclaim. He lives in Chicago with artist and writer Robyn Fielder.

Stover is the acclaimed author of two fantasy novels, Iron Dawn and Jericho Moona, and two science-fiction and fantasy hybrid stories featuring a hero named Caine: Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle. Stover lists some of his prime influences as Roger Zelazny, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Fritz Leiber.

Stover is one of the most controversial authors in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His three Star Wars novels are much more violent and morally grey than most other Star Wars works, which has earned him both fans and detractors.


Edited: Darkki December 22, 2008
Book Covers
Iron Dawn (Heart of Bronze #1)
Jericho Moon (Heart of Bronze #2)
Heroes Die (Acts of Caine #1)8.34
Blade of Tyshalle (Acts of Caine #2)
Traitor (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #13)
Shatterpoint
Revenge of the Sith7.54
Caine Black Knife (Acts of Caine #3)
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
God of War (God of War #1)
Test of Metal
Caine's Law (Acts of Caine #4)

Speculative Fiction Novels (12)

(Acts of Caine #4)
2012 | science fiction, fantasy
(Planeswalker)
2010 | fantasy
(God of War #1)
2010 | fantasy
(Star Wars)
2008 | science fiction > space opera
(Acts of Caine #3)
2008 | science fiction, fantasy
(Star Wars: Episode III)
2005 | science fiction > space opera
(Star Wars: Clone Wars Novels)
2003 | science fiction > space opera
(Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #13)
2002 | science fiction > space opera
(Acts of Caine #2)
2001 | science fiction, fantasy
(Acts of Caine #1)
1998 | science fiction, fantasy
(Heart of Bronze #2)
1998 | fantasy > historical fantasy
(Heart of Bronze #1)
1997 | fantasy > historical fantasy