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Vlad Taltos Books in Order

Vlad Taltos Books in Order: How to read Steven Brust’s fantasy series?

Adventures on Dragaera.

What is the Vlad Taltos series about?

Written by American fantasy and science fiction author Steven Brust, this long-running fantasy series is about a man named Vlad Taltos, an assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha.

Set in the world of Dragaera, the story follows wisecracking Vlad Taltos and his jhereg—a dragon-like companion— who share a telepathic link with him. Together, they are deadly and live tumultuous adventures, even when they are the ones who are hunted.

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Redwall Books in Order

Redwall Books in Order: How to read Brian Jacques’ series?

The Wonderfull Animal Kingdom of Brian Jacques.

What is the Rewal series about?

Written by the British writer Brian Jacques, Redwall is a series of children’s fantasy novels with anthropomorphic animals (like mice, otters, moles, squirrels, hedgehogs, and more).

This is about the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey and the surrounding Mossflower Woods. The Woodlanders and Redwallers go on expeditions, fight monsters or must fend off hordes of vermin at home. This is a long series and some books take place before the founding of Redwall Abbey. Those books were not released in chronological order, though.

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keeper of the lost cities books in order

Keeper of the Lost Cities Books in Order: How to read Shannon Messenger’s series?

Mind-reading is not without danger…

What is the Keeper of the Lost Cities series about?

From American author Shannon Messenger, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series is about a young girl in search of the truth.

The story is about a twelve-year-old high school senior named Sophie Foster. She has the ability to read minds and discovers that she is not the only one possessing this particular talent. When she learned about it, she is forced to leave behind everything she has known and start a new life in the Lost Cities. It would be wonderful if only deadly secrets were not hidden in her subconscious…

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Twilight Saga Books in Order

Twilight Saga Books in Order: How to read Stephenie Meyer’s series?

When you can live forever what do you live for?

What is The Twilight Saga about ?

Written by american author Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga is a young adult vampire-romance series about the love story between a seventeen-year-old human girl, Bella Swan, and a 104-year-old vampire, Edward Cullen. Most of the story is told from Bella’s perspective.

One of the biggest phenomenom of the 2000s, with 160 million copies sold worldwide, it’s been adapted in a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment, with Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the lead roles.

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Mercy Thompson Books in Order

Mercy Thompson Books in Order: How to read Patricia Briggs’ series?

A shapeshifter in Washington State.

What is The Mercy Thompson series about?

Written by American writer Patricia Briggs, The Mercy Thompson series and the Mercyverse is a fantasy series about a shapeshifter in a werewolf world.

Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a “Walker” raised by werewolves—until the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. Now, she uses her talent to fix cars and runs a one-woman auto mechanic’s garage in Kennewick, Washington. She also uses her particular powers to help werewolves, vampires or faes, voluntarily or not.

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Cosmere Reading Order

Cosmere Reading Order: How to read Brandon Sanderson’s Book Series?

‘Highly recommended to anyone hungry for a good read’ – Robin Hobb

What is The Cosmere Universe about?

Written by Brandon Sanderson, The Cosmere Universe is a fantasy series that takes us a long time ago, when there was a God/an entity named Adonalsium. Something happened, and Adonalsium was killed and shattered into sixteen shards, pieces of the power of Creation itself.

The sixteen people who shattered Adonalsium picked up these Shards and became the first vessels. Shards are named after a specific action or ideal, called an intent. When a person holds a Shard, that person is imbued with its power, but also becomes the Shard, being warped by its intent. With a consciousness to direct them, many of the Shards began to Invest their magic and influence in certain planets or peoples.

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Samaria Series Books in Order

Samaria Series Books in Order: How to read Sharon Shinn’s series?

In Samaria, the fate of the world rests on the voice of an angel…

What is the Samaria  series about?

Written by American novelist Sharon Shinn, the Samaria books are blends of SF, fantasy, and romance and depicts a society divide into two classes : the mortals and the angels. And above the planet of Samaria looms the starship and god Jehovah , who can only be communicated through the songs of the angels.

Because their ancestors fled centuries ago from the violence of a war-torn planet, harmony is prized among all people. But sometimes the divine music of the angels is not enough to prevent conflict among mortals—and sometimes the god can’t even hear the angels singing.

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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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