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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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The Chronicles of St Mary’s Books in Order: How to read Jodi Taylor series?

History is full of mysteries, but also full of danger, especially for the historians who are working for the St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research.

What are The Chronicles of St Mary’s?

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it ‘time travel’ – these historians ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time.’ Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions … and not to die in the process.

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House of Night Books in Order: How to read P.C. Cast series?

What if you needed to go to school to become a vampire?

What’s House of Night?

Written by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast, House of Night is a series of young adult fantasy novels following the adventures of a teenager who must be trained to become a vampyre.

More precisely, the story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Zoey Redbird who has just become what is called a ‘fledgling vampyre’. Now, it is required of her to attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Throne of Glass Series in Order: How to read Sarah J. Maas books?

You can be young and deadly, just ask Celaena Sardothien.

What’s the Throne of Glass Series?

Written by Sarah J. Maas, the Throne of Glass is a fantasy series that takes us in a land without magic where we follow Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin in the kingdom of Adarlan.

After being imprisoned for a year by the king, Celaena Sardothien accepts an offer to compete with other assassins for a chance to serve as the king’s champion and win her freedom. This leads her to great and dangerous adventures, world-shattering revelations and more.

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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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