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Discworld Books In Order: How to read Terry Pratchett series?

Probably the most famous long-running British fantasy series.

What is the Discworld?

From 1983 to 2015, The Discworld was the main satirical/parody fantasy series written by English author Terry Pratchett (RIP).

This series is set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. The main storylines take place around the same period, at the end of the Century of the Fruitbat and the beginning of the Century of the Anchovy. It’s an anthology series and each novel contains one stand-alone story, most of them exploiting fantasy clichés and talking about religion, politics, business, race, science, technology, pop culture, modern art or more in a satirical way.

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Bernie Gunther Books in Order: How to read Philip Kerr Series?

A long time after the Berlin Noir trilogy, Bernie Gunther came back for more investigations…

Who is Bernie Gunther?

Series of historical noir detective thrillers written by Scottish author Philip Kerr (RIP), the Bernie Gunther series takes place before, during and after World War II.

Bernhard “Bernie” Günther is an ex-Berlin cop turned private investigator, a kind of Philip Marlowe in Nazi Germany. He is an honest cop trying to do his work in a corrupt world going crazy.

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The Accursed Kings Books in Order: How to read Maurice Druon series?

G.R.R. Martin himself said he took inspiration for Game of Thrones in the War of the Roses, but also in the famous book French series Les Rois Maudits, known as The Accursed Kings in English…

What is The Accursed Kings about?

Historical novels written by French author Maurice Druon about the French monarchy in the 14th century, The Accursed Kings series is based upon the legend invented by the Italian Paolo Emilio where the French king has been cursed for having persecuted the Knights Templar.

The series takes place in the context of rivalry for the French throne, between 1314 and 1356, from Philip the Fair to John II, ’The Good’—with scandal, intrigue, murder and more.

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Inspector Lynley Books in Order: How to read Elizabeth George series?

Did you know that Nathaniel Parker played Armand Gamache and Inspector Lynley on TV?

Who is Inspector Lynley?

Written by American writer Elizabeth George, this mystery series set in Great Britain follows the investigations by Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley.

Lynley is not your typical Scotland Yard detective. In fact, he is the 8th Earl of Asherton, and was privately educated—he went to Eton College and Oxford University. Not like his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, who is coming from a working-class background. They work together to stop murderers, even if they have to work outside of their jurisdiction.

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The Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice Books in Order: How to read Joseph Delaney series?

Behind failed movies like the Seventh Son, you sometimes found successful book series, like The Last Apprentice.

What are the Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice about?

Written by British author Joseph Delaney, The Wardstone Chronicles is a dark fantasy series of books also known as The Last Apprentice series in the U.S.

This is the story Thomas “Tom” Ward. He is the seventh son of a seventh son who is apprenticed to John Gregory to become a Spook. He now learned how to become a master fighter of supernatural evil. Not an easy task. In fact, most of John Gregory’s apprentices have failed, and failing is synonymous with death in that line of work. Tom has a long road in front of him and it could lead him to save the world … or destroy it.

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Joe Dillard Books in Order: How to read Scott Pratt Series?

If you want to read some legal thrillers written by a real lawyer, the Joe Dillard series is for you.

Who is Joe Dillard?

Written by an American author and ex-lawyer Scott Pratt, the Joe Dillard series is about a criminal defense lawyer from Tennessee who wants to make a change to his career.

When the series began, Joe Dillard he’s trying to balance his career against his conscience, and failed. So he wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he finally gets the opportunity to defend an innocent.

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Caster Chronicles/Beautiful Creatures Books in Order: How to read Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl series?

Chances are, if you liked The Mortal Instruments, The Caster Chronicles series is for you.

What are the Caster Chronicles about?

The Caster Chronicles is a young adult southern gothic fantasy series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The books are told from the viewpoint of the male protagonist.

It comprises two series: Beautiful Creatures and it spin-off set in the same universe, Dangerous Creatures. Everything begun with Ethan Waite, a 16-year-old boy who wants to leave his small South Carolina town, but everything changes when he falls in love with Lena Duchannes, a girl who belongs to a secret section of humanity—called Casters—who is capable of magic.

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Grishaverse Books in Order: How to read Leigh Bardugo series?

There will be a Netflix series based on the Grishaverse series, so it’s time for a reading order to get ready.

What is the Grishaverse?

The Grishaverse is at the center of the fantasy series written by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a world in which science and magic collide.

With multiple stories taking place in the same universe, Grishaverse is taking us to Ravka, Ketterdam, and other places with great heroes—starting with Alina Starkov who must unlock the secrets of her past if she wants to protect the future of the nation; or the criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker whose crew is standing between the world and destruction.

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The Grantchester Mysteries Books in Order: How to read James Runcie Series?

There’s a new series of Grantchester coming soon on ITV, it’s the perfect time to talk about the books.

What are the Grantchester Mysteries about?

Written by British novelist and television producer (and more) James Runcie, The Grantchester Mysteries is an historical detective series about a vicar solving crime in Cambridgeshire, England — inspired by James Runcie’s father, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

More precisely, this is the story of Sidney Chambers, a 32-year-old bachelor, vicar of Grantchester, and amateur sleuth. He is working with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating.

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The Selection Books in Order: How to read Kiera Cass series?

When The Hunger Games Meets The Bachelor, you obtain The Selection…

What is The Selection series about?

A young adult series written by Kiera Cass, The Selection takes place in a dystopian world, in the country of Illea, which was once the United States and focuses on a competition designed to pick a woman to become the future wife of Prince Maxon and take on the role of Queen of Illea.

This competition is the heart of the third first books, the two others are sequels written from the point of view of Princess Eadlyn, the firstborn daughter of Prince Maxon.

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