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Hellblazer: John Constantine Reading Order: How to read

Need an exorcist, call John Constantine. He is not nice, but he gets results.

Who is John Constantine?

Created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben in 1984 in the Saga of Swamp Thing, John Constantine is a working class occult detective and con man from London. He is the antihero of the DC universe.

Known for his cynicism, his deadpan snarking, his ruthless cunning and his constant chain smoking, John Constantine wants to help save lives, but his technic can be deadly if it’s for the greater good.

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Rivers of London Books in Order: How to read Ben Aaronovitch Series?

If you like urban fantasy stories with wizards solving crimes, like The Dresden Files, you should give a try to Rivers of London.

What is the Rivers of London series about?

Also known as The Peter Grant series, the Rivers of London series is written by English author Ben Aaronovitch. It’s composed of novels, short stories, audiobooks and graphic novels (written by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, illustrated by Lee Sullivan).

This urban fantasy story is about Probationary Constable Peter Grant who, in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. His supernatural ability brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic. Now, Peter investigates crimes who took him into a world where gods and other supernatural creatures mingle with mortals.

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Maximum Ride Books in Order: How to read James Patterson series?

James Patterson doesn’t only write murder mysteries, like with the sci-fi series Maximum Ride.

What is Maximum Ride about?

Written by prolific American author James Patterson (Alex Cross), Maximum Ride is a series of young adult fantasy novels—inspired by his previous books When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, but definitely not connected to them.

The Maximum Ride books are set in the near future and are about the flock, a group of human-avian hybrids (98% human, 2% bird). They have wings and special powers. On the run from the scientists who created them, the members of the flock follow Maximum Ride (Max) to survive.

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The Riftwar Cycle Books in Order: How to read Raymond E. Feist series?

Few fantasy saga are as massive as Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Cycle. Follow the guide:

What is the The Riftwar Cycle?

The Riftwar Cycle is a huge literary saga composed of multiple series of books authored or co-authored by Raymond E. Feist. It revolves around the fantasy worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan.

On these two planets, there are human magicians and other creatures who are able to create rifts through dimensionless space that can connect planets in different solar systems. The Riftwar Cycle tells the adventures of various people on these different worlds.

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Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Books in Order: How to read Laurell K. Hamilton series?

Sookie Stackhouse isn’t the only one to have a complicated relationship with vampires, ask Anita Blake.

Who is Anita Blake?

Created by American author Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake is a vampire hunter and necromancer who lives in the city of St. Louis. Not our St. Louis, but one in an alternate universe where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements are quite real.

Working as a professional zombie animator, legal vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police,  Anita solves crimes, helps keep the peace and try not to get into too much trouble with her really complicated love life.

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Wings of Fire Books in Order: How to read Tui T. Sutherland series?

Dragons are not exclusive to Game of Thrones. In fact, you’ll find a lot of dragons in Wings of Fire! And it’s for Children, so.

What’s Wings of Fire?

Wings of Fire is a fantasy novel series written by Tui T. Sutherland about young dragons, war and prophecies.

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations. But a secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.

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Time Quintet Books in Order: How to read Madeleine L’Engle series?

I heard that the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was bad. As I always say, at least, there are the books!

What’s the Time Quintet series?

The Time Quintet is a fantasy/science fiction series written by Madeleine L’Engle. And, as the title suggests, the series contains five novels.

The Time Quintet series follows the lives of Meg Murry, her youngest brother Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Together, they try to save the world from evil forces. Everything began with Meg and Charles Wallace trying to find their missing father with the help of Calvin. This quest put them on a trip through time and space.

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The Lunar Chronicles Books in Order: How to read Marissa Meyer series?

Would you like fairy tales retelling with a sci-fi/dystopian twist? The Lunar Chronicles is for you!

What is The Lunar Chronicle?

A series of young adult fantasy novels written by American author Marissa Meyer, The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales.

The story takes place in a world where earthens, cyborgs, androids, and a race of moon colonists all coexist.

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Harry Potter Books in Order: How to read J.K. Rowling’s popular series?

My hero today needs no introduction, but let’s make one anyway!

Who is Harry Potter?

Played by Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen, Harry James Potter is one of the most famous wizards of modern times. He just doesn’t know it when the story begins.

On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns that he is a wizard, and joins Hogwarts where he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry Potter is ready to live dangerous adventures with his two best friends to fight evil and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

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Thursday Next Books in Order: How to Read Jasper Fforde comic fantasy, alternate history series?

Do you like Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse? Then, chances are you’ll like Thursday Next literary world.

Who is Thursday Next?

Thurday Next lives in a parallel universe, where England is a republic, with George Formby as its first president, elected following the success of Operation Sea Lion (the mooted Nazi invasion of Great Britain), occupation, and liberation. There is no United Kingdom, and Wales is the independent “Socialist Republic of Wales”. The Crimean War is still being waged in 1985, Russia still has a Czar, and the Whig Party still exists in the House of Commons.

In the world of Thursday Next, literature is a much more popular medium than in our world, and Thursday is a member of SO-27, the Literary Detectives or LiteraTecs. Her work is centered on Swindon and the world of fiction, where she battles the machinations of the insidious Goliath Corporation, members of the Hades family and other evils at every turn.

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