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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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Lord John Grey Books in Order: How to read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander spin-off series?

Set in the world of the Outlander series.

Who is Lord John Grey?

Also written by Diana Gabaldon, The Lord John Grey series is a mix of historical fiction spinning of the Outlander novels.

At the beginning, Lord John Grey was a recurring secondary character, a young English soldier who became a Lord. Secretly homosexual, he lived a complex life full of adventures. His stories take place between 1756 and 1761, during the events of Voyager, the third book in the Outlander series.

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The Witcher Books in Order: How to read Andrzej Sapkowski’s series?

Toss a Coin to Your Witcher…

What is The Witcher series about?

Before becoming a Netflix show and a video game franchise, The Witcher was a fantasy series written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski composed of novels and short stories.

The series revolves around the famous Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a beast hunter with supernatural abilities (he is a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin), and Ciri, a princess who become a pawn of international politics but also a witcher-in-training.

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Robert Langdon Books in Order: How to read Dan Brown’s series?

Seek the truth, seek the codes with Robert Langdon…

Who is Robert Langdon?

You possibly know him as Tom Hanks in Ron Howard adaptation of Dan Brown’s books. Robert Langdom is a famoux Harvard University professor of history of art and “symbology”, a fictional field related to the study of historic symbols.

No one will be surprise to know that professor Langdon has an eidetic memory, with a brilliant problem-solving mind. He’s also a great swimmer and the writer of six books.

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Realm of the Elderlings Books in Order: How to read Robin Hobb’s series?

G.R.R. Martin described Robin Hobb’s books as « like diamonds in a sea of zircons. » and her Realm of the Elderlings Series is epic.

What is Realm of the Elderlings about?

Robin Hobb’s Realm Of The Elderlings series is an epic fantasy saga sub-divided into four trilogies and a quartet, and completed with a novella and some short stories.

All stories take place in the Realm of the Elderlings, as we follow the destiny of many characters, like FitzChivalry Farseer, The Fool, Althea Vestrit, Malta Vestrit, Alise Kincarron and more. It is a world with magic, wolves, dragons and liveships.

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Travis McGee Books in Order: How to read John D. MacDonald’s series?

Troubles in Florida.

Who is Travis McGee?

Created by American mystery writer John D. MacDonald in 1964, the Travis McGee series is about the first great modern Florida adventurer.

Travis McGee lives on a houseboat dubbed The Busted Flush, docked at slip F-18 at Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is neither a police officer nor a private investigator. In fact, he described himseld as a “salvage consultant”. He will recover your property for a fee of 50%. Most of the times, this work leads him into a lot of troubles.

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Hornblower Books in Order: How to read C.S. Forester’s series?

As seen on TV with Ioan Gruffudd in the title role.

Who is Horatio Hornblower?

Like Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin series, the Hornblower series written by English novelist C.S. Forester is about a British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars.

The series follow Horatio Hornblower through his career and across the development of the Napoleonic Wars, from a midshipman and lieutenant to an admiral in the British Navy. Hornblower learned to be a leader and to survive during wartime but also peacetime.

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The Aubrey-Maturin Books in Order: How to read Patrick O’Brian’s series?

Horatio Hornblower was not the only famous literary hero to fight during the Napoleonic Wars.

What is the Aubrey-Maturin series about?

The Aubrey-Maturin series is an internationally acclaimed nautical historical/war series set during the Napoleonic Wars written by English novelist Patrick O’Brian.

The story takes us back to the early 19th century with Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his friend Stephen Maturin, the ship’s surgeon who also is an intelligence agent. From one side of the Earth to the other, Aubrey and Maturin are living dangerous nautical adventures, fighting the French and other enemies.

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Bob Lee Swagger Books in Order: How to read Stephen Hunter’s series?

Did you know Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Phillippe played Swagger?

Who is Bob Lee Swagger?

American Hero and ultimate Marine Sniper Bob Lee Swagger is the main protagonist of the book series written by the novelist, essayist, and film critic Stephen Hunter.

Bob Lee Swagger is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant in Arkansas. He is the son of State Trooper Earl Swagger who gave him his love for firearms. Bob Lee was retired by the Marine Corps in 1975, but still is one of the best living Snipers when he’s framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Swagger knows how to use his special set of skills to get himself out of the most dangerous situations, even when everybody wants him dead.

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Sean Wyatt Books in Order: How to read Ernest Dempsey’s Series?

Clive Cussler is not the only one in the archaeological thriller business!

Who is Sean Wyatt?

Professional adventurer Sean Wyatt is the main protagonist in archeological thrillers written by American author Ernest Dempsey.

Years ago, Sean Wyatt quit working for the United States government. Now, he’s come to realize his particular set of skills might still be needed to keep the world a little safer. Working with his sidekick/childhood friend Tommy Schultz, Sean searches for ancient and powerful relics to stop evil people to use them to destroy the world as we know it.

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