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Ellie Quicke Books in Order

Ellie Quicke Books in Order: How to read Veronica Heley’s series?

By the author of The Abbot Agency series.

Who is Ellie Quicke?

Written by British author Veronica Heley, the Ellie Quicke series is about a widow living in the suburbs of London.

After the death of her husband, who was always critical of her, Ellie Quicke starts to develop new skills as an amateur sleuth. With her friends and neighbors’ help, she now solves crimes in her pleasant London suburb.

Temeraire Books in Order

Temeraire Books in Order: How to read Naomi Novik’s series?

Discover the Aerial Corps of Dragons during the Napoleonic Wars.

What is Temeraire about?

Written by American author Naomi Novik, the Temeraire series is a reimagining of the epic events of the Napoleonic Wars with an air force—an air force of dragons, manned by crews of aviators.

The story follows Capt. Will Laurence, who is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.

Osten Ard Books in Order

Osten Ard Books in Order: How to read Tad Williams’ fantasy series?

From the author of the Otherland series, and the Shadowmarch series

What is the Osten Ard series about?

From American fantasy and science fiction writer Tad Williams, the Osten Ard Saga started in 1988 with the first trilogy (“Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn”) and, after twenty-four years, with a second trilogy (“The Last King of Osten Ard”).

Taking place on the fictional continent of Osten Ard where humans, Sithi, and Qanuc live in relative peace. But when King John Presbyter, a dragon slayer, dies and his son Elias ascends the throne, a long-dormant evil is ready to enter the realm and threaten the peace.

Veronica Speedwell Books in Order

Veronica Speedwell Books in Order: How to read Deanna Raybourn’s series?

By The Writer of The Lady Julia Grey series.

Who is Veronica Speedwell?

Written by American author of historical fiction and historical mysteries Deanna Raybourn, the Veronica Speedweel series, like her Lady Julia Grey series, takes us back to the Victorian era in England.

It follows the intrepid adventuress and sleuth Veronica Speedwell. She’s a natural historian with a specialty in lepidoptery which makes her a butterfly hunter and world traveler who is always up for adventure.

Ursula Blanchard Books in Order

Ursula Blanchard Books in Order: How to read Fiona Buckley’s series?

Another Royal Spy series.

who is Ursula Blanchard?

Historical fiction set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, the Ursula Blanchard series is written by British author Valerie Anand under the pen name Fiona Buckley.

Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard is the illegitimate half sister to Queen Elizabeth I, a twenty-seven-year-old Lady of the Presence Chamber and sometime spy on the Queen’s behalf.

Chronicles of the Raven Series in Order

The Chronicles of the Raven Series in Order: How to read James Barclay’s books?

Deadly mercenaries in a deadly land.

What is The Chronicles of the Raven Series about?

Written by British high fantasy author James Barclay, this series takes us in the world of Balaia with a group of mercenaries who call themselves… The Raven.

As the title suggests, The Chronicles of the Raven is about the lives of the members of The Raven who, after years of success together, are confronted by a danger than put their loyalty and code to the test. Between magic and war, the mercenary band travel from one deadly quest to another impossible mission.

The First Law Books in Order

The First Law Books in Order: How to read Joe Abercrombie’s fantasy series?

Discover the grimdark world of Joe Abercrombie.

What is The First Law about?

Written by British author Joe Abercrombie, The First Law is a fantasy series consisting of two trilogy, three stand-alone novels and a number of short stories set in the same world.

The First Law series is set in an epic fantasy world at war, reminiscent of medieval-era Europe and the greater Mediterranean world, called the Circle of the Wold. In the North, The Union (which contains multiple provinces) is at war with The Northmen, a rough alliance of several northern tribes. In the South, the Union and the Gurkish Empire are in a conflict for the control of the Union City of Dagoska. The story follows the fortunes and misfortunes of characters inhabiting this world and navigation through these and other conflicts.

Anderson and Costello Books in Order: How to read Caro Ramsay’s series?

Some Scottish murder mysteries…

What is the Anderson and Costello series about?

From Scottish writer Caro Ramsay, the Anderson and Costello series is a crime procedural taking place in Glasgow.

For more than ten books, the series follow Detective Inspector Colin Anderson and his long-time partner Detective Sergeant Freddie Costello as they investigate murder mysteries in a sea of red herrings filled with a lot of suspense.

The Lady Sherlock Series Books in Order

The Lady Sherlock Books in Order: How to read Sherry Thomas’ series?

If Sherlock Holmes was a woman.

Who is Lady Sherlock?

Written by American novelist Sherry M. Thomas, The Lady Sherlock series gender-flips Sherlock Holmes into Charlotte Holmes.

Charlotte Holmes creates the fiction of a “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective” and masquerades as his sister to solve investigates crimes in Victorian-era London with the help of a female benefactor and a handsome gentleman.

Alex Duggins Books in Order: How to read Stella Cameron’s series?

Murder in the Cotswolds.

Who is Alex Duggins?

Written by Stella Cameron, this mystery series started as an ebook success story before becoming a paperback one.

The series centers on Alex Duggins who, after the end of her marriage, came back to her hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds. She started anew, opened a pub named The Black Dog and stumbled onto murder mysteries, becoming an amateur sleuth in the process.

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