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The Iron Druid Chronicles in Order: How to read Kevin Hearne Series?

Did you know druids can live for more than two-thousand-year-old ? This one does.

What are The Iron Druid Chronicles?

The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series of urban fantasy novels written by Kevin Hearn.

The story is set in Tempe, Arizona, where Atticus O’Sullivan lives. He is the last of the Druids and he is running an occult bookshop. Also, he is shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound.

After more than two thousand years on Earth, Atticus has enemies, and an apprentice.

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Ranger’s Apprentice Books in Order: How to read John Flanagan series?

I wrote about The Brotherband Chronicles series a few days ago, so why not do Ranger’s Apprentice now?

What’s the Ranger’s Apprentice series?

Ranger’s Apprentice is a fantasy series written by Australian author John Flanagan. The story follows the adventures of Will, an orphan who is taken as an apprentice Ranger, as he strives to keep the Kingdom of Araluen safe from invaders, traitors, and threats.

In his adventures Will is joined on his adventures by his mentor Halt and his best friend Horace. The universe of the Ranger’s Apprentice expands to a prequel series and a spin-off.

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The Brotherband Chronicles in Order: How to read John Flanagan books?

Fantasy series are not always about magicians. Sometimes, they are about sea warriors!

What’s the Brotherband Chronicles?

The Brotherband Chronicles is a series of fantasy novels written by Australian author John Flanagan. It is a spin-off from the Ranger’s Apprentice series, but with new Skandian characters.

The main character is Hal Mikkelson, a half-Araluen/half-Skandian, member of the Brotherband and captain of the ship Heron. With his crew, Hal must prove their worth and fight for the Skandia.

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Percy Jackson Books in Order: How to read Rick Riordan series?

I don’t think they’ll make a third Percy Jackson movie but at least you can still read the books!

Who is Percy Jackson?

Also known as Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the book series by Rick Riordan is about a young man who, as you may have guessed, is called Percy Jackson.

One day, after being attacked by a Minotaur, Percy discovered that he is a demigod, the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. His life changes completely as he finds himself at Camp Half-Blood, a training camp for demigods like him. Soon, with his companions, a Satyr named Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena, Percy starts a grand adventure.

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Night Huntress Reading Order: How to read Jeaniene Frost series?

True Blood is not the only big urban fantasy romance series of the last years. In the same genre, you can also find the New York Times bestselling novels by author Jeaniene Frost, the Night Huntress series.

What is the Night Huntress series?

Published since 2007, the Night Huntress series mainly centers around the half-vampire Catherine ‘Cat’ Crawfield and her full vampire/bounty hunter partner and lover Bones. They lived in a world where supernatural creatures exist, but are not in the public eye.

After the Night Huntress series came the Night Prince series, a spin-off following the characters of Vlad Tepesh (don’t call him Dracula please) and the mortal Leila with psychic abilities.

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Outlander Reading Order: How to read Diana Gabaldon series behind the Starz show?

Even before the Starz TV series, the Oulander book series was quite popular. Now, it’s even bigger, and there is a lot to read. So, follow the guide.

What is Outlander?

Written by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is a mix of historical fiction with a healthy touch of romance, adventures, mysteries and, of course, elements of science fiction (you know, time travel!).

The story follows a 20th-century British nurse named Claire Randall. When she inadvertably time travels to 18th-century Scotland, she meets the Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

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The Sixth Gun Reading Order: How to read Cullen Bunn’s western/fantasy comic book?

Like a lot of comic book writers nowadays, Cullen Bunn works for DC and/or Marvel, but also for himself with some self-published series on the side. My favorite is The Sixth Gun and, to be honest, there’s not a real need for a reading guide with this one, but I just use the opportunity to talk about it.

What is The Sixth Gun about?

The Sixth Gun is a comic book series created by Cullen Bunn, like I said, and Brian Hurtt that was published by Oni Press. The story is set in the old west, shortly after the end of the Civil War.

It’s a western with fantasy elements (or sci-fi, I’m not quite sure about the way to define it). The story of The Sixth Gun centers around a set of six magic pistols connected to each other by dark powers. They will be used to rewrite the World.

Each one of the six guns is bound to the man that used it until his death. The Sixth one ends up in the hand of Becky Montcrief and now people want to kill her in order to take it back. With the help of the mysterious Drake Sinclair, Becky goes hunting for the other guns, and she’s not the only one.

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The Sookie Stackhouse series reading order: How to read True Blood in order?

I was watching the new Midnight, Texas TV show, an NBC adaptation of a Charlaine Harris series and I thought that I’d never finished the Sookie Stackhouse one. That’s when I realized it was much longer than I thought and it seems that a reading order is necessary.

What is the Sookie Stackhouse series?

Also known as The Southern Vampire Mysteries or The True Blood Novels, The Sookie Stackhouse Novels is a series written by Charlaine Harris. It’s about Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who is also a telepath. She lives in the town of Bon Temps in northwestern Louisiana.

Vampires and other supernatural creatures are a reality in Sookie’s world. In fact, since the invention of synthetic blood (called Tru Blood), vampires came out and live now peacefully with humans for sustenance.

One day, Sookie finally meets a vampire, a Civil War veteran named Bill Compton. That’s the beginning of their complicated relationship.

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Zatanna Recommended Reading: What to Read with the most famous Magician of the DC Universe?

There are a lot of characters in the DC Universe (in the Marvel one too) and it’s not always easy to track them down when they are not the star of their own ongoing series. I just got reminded of that when I started to find some good reads with Zatanna. She appeared in a lot of stories over the years, but rarely as the star of the show. So I made a list of the stories what to read with her. But first…

Who is Zatanna?

Created by Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson, Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4 (published in November 1964). She is known to be a stage illusionist as well as an actual magician, like her father Giovanni Zatara. She’s controlling her powers by speaking the words of her incantations spelled backwards.

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The Shadowhunter Chronicles Reading Order, how to read Cassandra Clare’s Saga?

I’m trying to cover the reading orders for the series with a TV Show, because there are always people who want to go further into a universe when the season ends. So, if you didn’t know, after a movie, there’s now a Shadowhunter TV show. It’s on Freeform (ABC Family).

What is The Shadowhunter Chronicles ?

It’s big. Yes, big. Possibly, when you were looking somewhere else, Cassandra Clare built a media franchise. There’s more than books (like the TV Show) but we’re going to stick with those.

The Shadowhunter Chronicles encompasses three novel series, two short-story collections and four graphic novels.

Those stories are set in a universe where fairy tales and mythologies are true. Living alongside the mundane (or normal humans), a race of humans who possess angel blood, the Nephilim or Shadowhunters, is organized to patrol the Shadow World and prevent demons as well as Downworlders, including warlocks, faeries, werewolves, and vampires from attacking the mundanes.

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