The Scarecrow Series is a group of novels following the adventures of United States Marine Shane Schofield, aka, the Scarecrow.
- Ice Station (August, 1998)
- Area 7 (October, 2001)
- Scarecrow (November, 2003)
- Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves (October, 2011) - Scarecrow Returns in the United States.
- Hell Island (2005) - Set between Scarecrow and Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves
Main Characters Edit
The leading characters appearing throughout the series are:
Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield: the main protagonist of the series, and one of only two characters to appear in every story.
Gena "Mother" Newman: Schofield's primary ally throughout the series, and the second of only two characters to appear in every story.
Elizabeth "Fox" Gant: Schofield's first love interest in the series initially serving under his command, until Scarecrow.
Buck "Book II" Riley Jr.: The son of a former soldier serving under Schofield, who first appears in Area 7.
David Fairfax: A cryptanalyst for the DIA, and one of Schofield's friends, who first appears in Area 7.
- This is the first series that Matthew Reilly created.
- Despite being released eight years following Scarecrow, it is suggested that Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves takes place within months of Scarecrow and Hell Island, even though many real-life events and technological updates (as of 2011) are referenced, implying that the Scarecrow Series may exist within a floating timeline.
- With the release of The Four Legendary Kingdoms from the Huntsman series, the appearance of Schofield and Mother (as well as some noted details from the Scarecrow Series being mentioned) confirms that both series are set in the same fictional universe.
- A connection to the Huntsman series had already been implied but not confirmed; Sean "Astro" Miller first appeared in the novella Hell Island as a minor character, and would later appear in a supporting role in both The Six Sacred Stones and The Five Greatest Warriors.
- There has also been suggested connections to the stand-alone novel Temple, mainly regarding the Supernova.
- In Area 7, Elvis suggests that the Area 7 Air Force base was working on the superbomb, and that they needed a special element to power it.
- In the Hell Island novella, DARPA's rumoured Superbomb project is mentioned.