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Drenai Series reading order

Drenai Series reading order: How to read David Gemmell’s series?

Welcome to the Drenai Nation…

What is the Drenai Series about?

Written by British author and former journalist David Gemmell, The Drenai Series is a heroic fantasy series that is taking us through the ages as heroes fight evil.

The stories focus primarily on the Drenai people, as their violent heroes (like Druss, Waylander and Olek Skilgannon) fight against barbarian conquerors and other—more personal—enemies. Each book centered around a particular protagonist at a specific time in the Drenai history.

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The Saga of Recluce Books in Order: How to read L. E. Modesitt Jr.’s series?

By the author of the The Imager Portfolio series

What is The Saga of Recluce about?

Published since 1991, The Saga of Recluce is a series of fantasy novels written by the prolific American author L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The series is about the changing relationship between the descendants of two technologically advanced cultures, spanning a time period of almost two thousand years. “order” and “chaos” are the main forces within this universe. Those who can use Magic are the ones who have the ability to manipulate one of these. Most of the books are about people discovering new ways to wield chaos and order.

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Lightbringer Books in Order: How to read Brent Weeks’ series?

By the author of the Night Angel Series.

What is Lightbringer about?

Originally intended to be a trilogy, The Lightbringer series is a Fantasy series written by American author Brent Weeks.

Set in the Seven Satrapies, 7 semi-autonomous countries, the story centers on the ‘Prism’ Gavin Guile. He is the most powerful person in the world and he uses his power to maintain the peace. But now, all of this is in danger as he must fight against an uprising.

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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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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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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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A Song of Ice and Fire Books in Order: How to read George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series?

Winter is coming !

What is A Song of Ice and Fire about?

Adapted as an HBO tv show under the title Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire is an ongoing epic fantasy series written by american writer G.R.R. Martin

The story takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. It centers around a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others in northernmost Westeros, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the deposed king’s exiled daughter, to assume the Iron Throne.

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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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Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Books in Order: How to read Ransom Riggs’ series?

The inspiration behind Tim Burton’s movie.

Who are Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children?

Contemporaine young adult fantasy series written by American author Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is about children, monsters and photographs.

Originally intended to be a picture book featuring photographs Riggs had collected, this series follow Jacob Magellan Portman as he discovers the truth about Peculiar Children living in a secret home guarded by “a wise old bird”. They are in danger and Jacob will do what is necessary to protect them.

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Vampire Academy/Bloodlines Books in Order: How to read Richelle Mead’s series?

Even Vampires and their friends must go to school…

What is Vampire Academy about?

Vampire Academy is a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by American author Richelle Mead. There are in two races of vampires: One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil-feeding on the innocent to survive.

The story follows Rose Hathaway-a half-vampire with poor impulse control—who is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

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