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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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How to read the Wheel of Time Series?

I’m kind of afraid that G.R.R. Martin will die before finishing The Song of Ice and Fire Series. I’m pretty sure that, unlike what Robert Jordan did with the wheel of Time, Martin will not let behind him enough notes to help another author to finish his work. With Luck, we will never know, one day Martin will surprise us by publishing one more book. For now, let’s talk about Jordan’s series.

What the Wheel of Time Series is about?

Series of high fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan (his real name was James Oliver Rigney, Jr.), The Wheel of Time was published from 1990 to 2013. Like I said, Jordan died before he could finish writing it. Brandon Sanderson was brought in to complete the series.

The Wheel of Time is a complex and pretty massive story that takes place in a fantasy world where the Dark One is breaking free from his prison. Rand al’Thor, a simple farmer’s son, leads a happy life until a pair of mysterious travelers arrive in his small village. Soon, He discovers that he can wield the power of the Aes Sedai, throwing his life and the lives of his friends into chaos.

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How to read the Incarnations of Immortality series?

Did you know that the Showtime series Dead Like Me by Bryan Fuller was inspired by the book On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony? Me neither and I loved that show. It’s a good trivia to know, I guess. By the way, this book is the first of the Incarnations of Immortality series. It’s not a long series, but why not do a reading guide anyway?

What are the Incarnations of Immortality?

It’s an eight-book fantasy series by Piers Anthony. Mostly published between 1983 and 1990, the eighth book only came later (in 2007), the Incarnations of Immortality series transport uw in a fictional reality and history parallel to ours where magic and modern technology help advanced society at the same time.

The story is about supernatural ‘offices’ and, more precisely, it’s the adventures of the ‘Incarnations’, humans who hold these positions. Each Incarnation goes from a mortal life to the office and can use them as they see fit. Those offices are Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, Evil, and Good.

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How to read Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files?

Do you remember, a few years back, there was a TV show on the Sci-Fi Channel called The Dresden Files with Paul Blackthorne. I quite like it and I’d hoped to see more, but it was canceled after a short season. It was an adaptation and the book series is much bigger than the TV show, so here we go…

What are the Dresden Files?

Urban fantasy series written by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files follows the investigations of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. The books take pace in a universe where magic is obviously real, also are vampires, demons, spirits, faeries, werewolves and other kinds of monsters.

Harry Dresden is walking the line between humans and supernatural beings by taking jobs from both sides, including the Chicago PD’s Special Investigation unit. He works to protect the general public as he faces against a large variety of creatures.

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