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Steel Brothers Saga Books in Order: How to read Helen Hardt’s series?

love and secrets… in family

What is the Steel Brothers Saga about?

Written by American writer Helen Hardt, the Steel Brothers Saga is, like the title suggest it, a family Saga about the Steels with secrets, love and twists.

The brothers are named Ryan, Jonas and Talon. They have secrets, they keep some but search for others. They also are searching for love and, even if they don’t, they find it in the most complicated situations.

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Red Queen Books in Order: How to read Victoria Aveyard’s series?

When the world is divided by blood…

What is the Red Queen series about?

Written by American author Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen is a popular young adult fantasy series set in a world is divided by blood.

The story centers on Mare Barrow whose blood is red, like the one of the common folk. But Mare is an anomaly, she has Silver ability-the power to control lightning. When she ends up in front of the Silver court, she must play a role she was not prepared for.

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Lonesome Dove Books in Order: How to read Ian C. Esslemont and Steven Erikson’s series?

The classic western series.

What is Lonesome Dove about?

Written by the American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, the Lonesome Dove series began in 1985 with a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the first of four books taking us back to the 19th century.

This series tell the exploits of Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call (but also Joshua Deets, Pea Eye Parker, Jake Spoon, Clara Forsythe Allen and more) of the Texas Ranger Division from the time of the Republic of Texas up until the beginning of the 20th century.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reading Order: How to read Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s comic book series?

From the great Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen.

What is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen about?

Comic book series co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was initially presented as a kind “Justice League of Victorian England” but evolved to become something more literate and more … extraordinary.

Taking pieces from great works of literature (science-fiction ones and more), Moore and O’Neill tale a story in which Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man must unite to defeat powerful enemies of England.

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Orphan X Books in Order: How to read Gregg Hurwitz’s series?

When The Pretender and The Equalizer meet. (I know, great TV references)

What is Orphan X about?

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, Orphan X is a thriller series about a government trained killer who is now a freelancing vigilante.

This is the story of Evan Smoak who, when he was 12, joined a top-secret operation known as the “Orphan Program” whose goal was to make assassins for government agencies. Two decades later, Smoak—also known as the Nowhere Man—helps people to fight corruption. But others from the program want him dead…

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Jane Hawk Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz’s Series?

By the author of the Odd Thomas series.

Who is Jane Hawk?

Written by prolific American author Dean Koontz, this series is about Jane Hawk, Jane Hawk, a woman who will find the truth, no matter what.

Jane Hawk was an FBI agent when she stumbled on a vast conspiracy that leads her to become the most wanted fugitive in America. Nevertheless, that will not stop her to find and expose the truth.

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Pretty Little Liars Books in Order: How to read Sara Shepard’s Series?

A lot of lies and twists…

What is Pretty Little Liars about?

Written by Sara Shepard, the Pretty Little Liars book series is, of course, the inspiration for the popular TV Show.

Set in Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the story of Pretty Little Liars is about four girls with secrets (Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery and Emily Fields), and the one person who knows them all. Three years after the disappearance of their friend leader Alison DiLaurentis, the four “liars” begin receiving strange messages from someone called “A,” who threatens to expose their secrets. They must find out who is “A.” By doing so, they put themselves in more danger, in search of the truth.

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Peter Macklin Books in Order: How to read Loren D. Estleman’s series?

By the author of the Amos Walker series.

Who is Peter Macklin?

Written by American author Loren D. Estleman, the Peter Macklin series is about a hit man for the mob who just want to quit.

Based in Detroit, like private detective Amos Walker, Hit man Peter Macklin works for the mob, but he wants to change his life. This leads to a battle between divorce attorneys, mobsters, and hired assassins.

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Cazalet Chronicles Books in Order: How to read Elizabeth Jane Howard series?

The books behind the BBC drama with Hugh Bonneville, Anna Chancellor ,Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville and Joanna Page.

What is Cazalet Chronicles about?

Written by English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard, the Cazalet Chronicles is a saga about the life of a large privileged family from the 1930s to the ‘1950s.

Beginning in 1937, the Cazalets Chronicles explores the affairs, passions and ambitions of the Cazalet family of Home Place, Sussex. From pre-war through to the Fifties, the three generations of the family experience love, loss, and, ultimately, life-altering change…

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Merry Gentry Books in Order: How to read Laurell K. Hamilton’s series?

Between two Anita Blake books, discover Merry Gentry’ story, Laurell K. Hamilton other heroine.

Who is Merry Gentry?

Meredith NicEssus aka “Merry Gentry” is a faerie princess forced to flee the court of her aunt Andais, the Queen of Air and Darkness and of the Unseelie fae. She turned private investigator in a world where faeries are known to the general public.

Soon, Merry is brought back to the Unseelie Court and given the option to take her aunt’s throne, but only if she can procreate before her sadistic cousin Cel can. She also gets involved in a series of secrets and court intrigues.

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