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Riverworld Saga Books in Order

Riverworld Saga Books in Order: How to read Philip José Farmer’s series?

Everyone is alive.

What is Riverworld about?

Riverworld is a fictional planet and the setting for a series of science fiction books written by American author Philip José Farmer.

Thirty-five billion people from throughout Earth’s history were resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew–accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate–and these few launched an invasion that would ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth.

The Vorkosigan Saga Books in Order

The Vorkosigan Saga Books in Order: How to read Lois McMaster Bujold’s series?

30 years of Galactic Adventures.

What is Vorkosigan Saga about?

Also known as the Vorkosigan Books, the Vorkosiverse or the Miles books, The Vorkosigan Saga is a series of science fiction novels and novellas set in a common fictional universe by American author Lois McMaster Bujold.

Most stories concern Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, a physically disabled aristocrat from the planet Barrayar whose life (from before birth), military career, and post-military career is a challenge to his native planet’s prejudices against “mutants.”

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Dean Koontz Frankenstein Books in Order

Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Books in Order: How to read Dean Koontz’s thriller series?

By the man behind Odd Thomas, Jane Hawk and Nameless.

What is Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Books about?

Presented as a sort of modern updating and sequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (though on a superficial level), the Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series take places in present-day New Orleans.

Victor Frankenstein is still alive, going by another name, and continuing is works. Now, he creates a series of artificial life forms from the ground up, no longer using actual human body parts. Opposed to his activities are his original monster, known as Deucalion and a pair of homicide detectives.

The Lying Game Books in Order: How to read Sara Shepard’s series?

By the author of Pretty Little Liars.

What is The Lying Game about?

Written by American author Sara Shepard, The Lying Game is a series about secret, lies and consequences. Emma Paxton recently discovered she had a long-lost twin sister names Sutton Mercer. As Emma went into foster care, Sutton was adopted by a wealthy family. Their life and personality couldn’t be more different.

Sutton Mercer had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did. Now, it’s up to Emma to discover who could have wanted her sister gone… and the list of suspect is quite long.

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The World of Mortal Engines Books in Order

The World of Mortal Engines Books in Order: How to read Philip Reeve’s young adult fantasy series?

A post-apocalyptic world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorised.

What is The World of Mortal Engines about?

The World of Mortal Engines is a series of epic young adult fantasy novels by the British novelist and illustrator Philip Reeve, consisted of two series, a short story collection and a guide.

Set thousands of years in the future at a time known as the Traction Era, Mortal Engines tells the story of two young adventurers on a desolate planet Earth where moving cities roam for resources, eating each other. The first book has been adapted into a movie in 2009.

Riyria Books in Order

Riyria Books in Order: How to read Michael J. Sullivan’s series in the World of Elan?

A skilled thief, his mercenary partner and a world of high fantasy…

What is the World of Elan about?

Created by American author Michael J. Sullivan, World of Elan is a fictional world where multiple series take places, at different moments in time. The Riyria Revelations, the first written series, introduced us to Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are enterprising thieves who get embroiled in larger political machinations. Then, The Riyria Chronicles is a prequel that explores the beginnings of Royce and Hadrian’s partnership and first escapades.

The Legends of the First Empire takes place in the same world as the Riyria Revelations/Chronicles, but thousands of years before those series and reveals the truths about the First Empire that were hinted at in the Riyria novels.

The Brain & Brawn Ship Books in Order

The Brain & Brawn Ship Books in Order: How to read Anne McCaffrey’s series?

By The Writer of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

What is The Brain & Brawn Ship about?

Created by sci-fi/fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey, The Brain & Brawn Ship book – also known as “The Ship Who…“, tells the various adventures of brainships, meaning human being with severe birth defects that are placed in self-contained life-support shells in which they will spend their entire lives, and are trained to become the “brain” of a starship. Most brainships are partnered with humans, dubbed as “brawns.”

Anne McCaffrey wrote five short stories, published between 1961 to 1969, later collected in the first book of the series. During the ’90s, the series have been revived, and she wrote the other novels in collaboration with four co-authors, two of whom each later completed another novel in the series alone. Also, The Brain and Brawn ship series takes place in the same universe as the Crystal Singer books.

The Blossom Street Books in Order

The Blossom Street Books in Order: How to read Debbie Macomber’s series?

By the writer of Cedar Cove.

What is The Blossom Street Series about?

Written by American author Debbie Macomber (known for her Cedar Cove series), The Blossom Street Series begins with Lydia Hoffman, a woman who has opened A Good Yarn Shop on Blossom Street. The shop represents her dream of a new beginning; a life free from cancer and the serendipity that comes from taking chances.

Each book in this series introduces different women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, who make unexpected discoveries—about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and fulfillment of their dreams.

Deadpool Reading Order

Deadpool Reading Order: How to read Wade Wilson’s comic book story?

A killer for hire with the dream of being a hero.

Who is Deadpool?

Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld, Deadpool is introduced in The New Mutants and X-Force as a supervillain, before becoming one of the most iconic Marvel anti-hero. He is a mercenary who is aware is a fictional comic book character. He breaks the fourth wall, and often has conversations with his two internal monologues.

His past is still a little bit of a mystery, as there are multiple versions of it. Maybe his childhood was hard, maybe not. What we are sure of is that Wade Wilson became an international assassin who worked for various governments when he developed an aggressive cancer. In an effort to find a cure, he enrolled in the Weapon X program, which gave him a healing factor from another member (you know… Wolverine) and set him to work for them. The results of his stay there were a diminished mental state, a healing factor that could not cure his cancer or heal his scars, an infatuation with death, and his freedom to return to for-hire mercenary work. As “The Merc with a Mouth” he set out as Deadpool to kill and have a good time doing it.

The 100 Books in Order

The 100 Books in Order: How to read Kass Morgan’s young adult science fiction series?

Not just a TV Series on The CW.

What is The 100 about?

Adapted on television by The CW, The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction and young adult book series written by American author Kass Morgan. Almost 100 years ago, a thermonuclear apocalypse happened. Now, the only survivors to the human race live in a space colony. To maintain control on population and resources, all crimes, no matter how small, are punishable by death, unless you’re under 18. In that case, they just wait for you to be old enough and kill you.

Facing dangerous odds of survival, the Colony decide to send 100 teenage prisoners on Earth to discover if the planet is habitable. A group – among them Clarke Griffin, Jaha Wells, Octavia Blake and her older brother Bellamy Clarke – crashes on the East Coast of the former United States and soon discover that Earth is not only survivable, but that they’re not alone.

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