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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dragonriders of Pern Books in Order: How to read Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy classic series?

Let’s ride dragons !

What is Dragonriders of Pern about?

Written by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, Dragonriders of Pern is a science fantasy series published since 1968. Beginning in 2003, her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne. The series comprises 23 novels and several short stories.

Dragonriders of Pern takes place in an isolated world where life is presented as a pre-industrial society. But their ancient way of life is about to come under attack from a myth that is all too real. And a girl and her dragon will change Pern forever.

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Suzanne Collins Books in Order (The Hunger Games, The Underland Chronicles and more)

All of the books!

Who is Suzanne Collins?

Born on August 10, 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut, Suzanne Collins is an is an American television writer and author. She began her career in 1991 as a writer for children’s television shows, before she begun to write children’s books. Her debut book, Gregor the Overlander is published in 2003.

She has been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2010 and In March 2012, Amazon announced that she had become the best-selling Kindle author of all time, thanks to The Hunger Games trilogy, which went on to become a popular motion picture series starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.

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His Dark Materials Books in Order

His Dark Materials Books in Order: How to read Philip Pullman’s fantasy classic series?

One girl will change worlds

What is His Dark Materials about?

Written by english novelist Sir Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials is a young-adult fantasy series set across a multiverse, moving between many parallel worlds. More specifically, it follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes.

In Lyra’s world, who resembles that of the UK’s Edwardian era, all humans have a dæmon, the physical manifestation of a person’s soul or spirit taking the form of an animal.

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The Chronicles of Amber Books in Order

The Chronicles of Amber Books in Order: How to read Roger Zelazny’s series?

A classic of imaginative literature.

What is The Chronicles of Amber about?

Written by American writer Roger Zelazny, The Chronicles of Amber is a series of fantasy novels consisting of two story arcs, a number of short stories and four additional prequel books, authorized by the Zelazny estate following his death

The story takes place in two contrasting “true” worlds, Amber and Chaos, and in shadow worlds (Shadows) that lie between the two. These shadows, including our Earth, are parallel worlds that exist in, and were created from, the tension between opposing magical forces of Amber and Chaos. The Machiavellian royal family of Amber is headed by Oberon, the former king, now absent. The nine princes are : Benedict, Corwin, Eric, Caine, Bleys, Brand, Julian, Gérard and Random. Oberon had also five daughters : Florimel, Deirdre, Fiona, Llewella, and Coral.

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Y: The Last Man Reading Order

Y The Last Man Reading Order: How to read Brian K Vaughan’s comic book series?

The last human male on Earth. By the Creator of Saga.

What is Y The Last Man about?

Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and published under the DC Comics Vertigo imprint. The series centers around the sole surviving male human after the spontaneous, simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth.

Y: The Last Man starts in the summer of 2002, when Earth is struck by a pandemic plague of unknown origin. This plague destroyed every mammal with a Y chromosome, including spermatosa and unborn children. Referred to as “gendercide”, the plague exterminated 48% of the global population, approximately 2.9 billion men. Two male mammals survived: a young man from Brooklyn named Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand.

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Sarah J. Maas Books in Order

Sarah J. Maas Books in Order (Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Crescent City…)

All of the books!

Who is Sarah J. Maas?

Born on March 5, 1986 in New York City, New York, Sarah J. Maas is an American fantasy author. Maas began writing what would become her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was sixteen years old, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages.

Since then, Sarah J. Maas became a New York Times bestselling author with the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author.

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The Memoirs of Lady Trent Books in Order

The Memoirs of Lady Trent Books in Order: How to read Marie Brennan’s series?

A Study of Dragons, from the tiny little sparklings to the large predator reptiles that have toxic breath.

Who is Lady Trent?

Lady Isabella Trent is a renowned dragon naturalist created by Marie Brennan. Her study of the legendary creatures have taken her around the world on thrilling expeditions.

Her memoirs take place in an alternate world based on our own nineteenth century and documents her different discoveries and adventures. She is a rarity, because at this time, it is hard for women to make it studying dragons. At first, her gender and class constraints hold her back from exploring her passion, the way that her male counterparts have had no problems pursuing.

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