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A Twisted Tale Collection - Books in Order

A Twisted Tale Books in Order: How to read the Disney’s series?

  • Carole 

Once Upon a Time…

What is ‘A Twisted Tale’ about?

What If? is a powerful question, one that can reshape a story, transform a destiny, destroy a happy end, and much much more. It’s a question that explores the alternate history, considering what would have happened if the war were won by the enemy (like in The Man in The High Castle), if Steve Rogers didn’t become Captain America, or, in a very classic Christmas Tale, if George Bailey were never born?

A Twisted Tale is a young adult Disney anthology series asking, with each book, a What If question and giving us a possible answer. Based on classic animated Disney films like Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, or Frozen, each book is stand-alone and can be read independently from the other.

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Joe Abercrombie Books in Order

Joe Abercrombie Books in Order (The Blade Itself, The Trouble With Peace, The Wisdom of Crowds)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Joe Abercrombie?

Joseph Edward Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer born in Lancaster. He studied psychology and worked at a television company making tea before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. It’s during that time that Joe Abercrombie thought again about writing — he tried while at University but it didn’t go well. This time, he found his voice, a less serious but bloody violent voice, and finish writing his first novel, The Blade Itself, published in 2006 by Gollancz. Most of his books are set in the same universe, known as The First Law world.

Joe Abercrombie has been nominated for a number of times for a Locus Award, Gemmell Award, and British Fantasy Ward and won the Locus Award twice, for Half a King and the novelette Tough Time All Over in 2014.

Joe now lives in Bath with his wife, Lou, his daughters Grace and Eve, and his son Teddy and spends most of his time writing.

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Jodi Taylor Books in Order

Jodi Taylor Books in Order (Just One Damned Thing After Another, Saving Time)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Jodi Taylor?

Jodi Taylor is an English writer of fantasy-historical and romance novels, known for The Chronicles of St Mary’s series, about a group of historians who investigate major historical events.

Jodi Taylor worked for almost 20 years for North Yorkshire County Council, occupying different positions like Facilities Manager for the Library Service. She self-published her first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another, which was then picked up by Accent Press. Soon after that, the book made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Since then, Jodi Taylor hasn’t stopped writing and publishing new books, with historians or not.

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Marie Lu Books in Order

Marie Lu Books in Order (Legend series, The Young Elites, Skyhunter, Warcross…)

  • Fabien 

All of the books!

Who is Marie Lu?

Marie Lu (born Xiwei Lu) is an American author who is known for the New York Times bestselling series Legend and The Young Elites. Before becoming a full-time writer, she had a career in the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist.

Now, Lu specializes in Young Adult books beginning with the dystopian Legend novels, then with The Young Elites series, the Skyhunter series, the Warcross duology, and more recently with the historical fantasy book The Kingdom of Back.

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Nora Roberts Books in Order

Nora Roberts Books in Order (The Awakening, Midnight Bayou, Carnal Innocence)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Nora Roberts?

Born Eleanor Marie Robertson in 1950, Nora Roberts is an American author of more than 200 romance novels. She also writes the romantic suspense series In Death under the pen name J.D. Robb. She has also published books under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. 

Before becoming a writer, she worked briefly as a legal secretary. She began to write during a blizzard in February 1979 while housebound with her two small boys and published her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, in 1981. Since then, Nora Roberts never stopped writing and became the he first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Through the years, Nora Roberts has been awarded the Golden Medallion Award, RITA Award and Quill award — each of them multiple times.

Nora Roberts lives in Boonsboro, Maryland with her second husband who runs a bookstore in town. She owns an inn right on the town square, and has a charitable foundation, run by her son and his wife, that focuses on literacy. 

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Kate Atkinson Books in Order

Kate Atkinson Books in Order (Jackson Brodie, Life After Life, Big Sky)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Kate Atkinson?

Born in 1951 Kate Atkinson grew up above her parents’ shop in York and didn’t think about becoming a writer until her early 30s. she won the Women’s Own short story competition in 1986, leading her to continue to write for magazines.

She published her first novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum when she was 43.  The book won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year and went on to be a Sunday Times bestseller. She is also known for creating the Jackson Brodie series o, which has been adapted into the BBC One series Case Histories (with Jason Isaacs in the title role).

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How to Train Your Dragon Books in Order

How to Train Your Dragon Books in Order: How to read Cressida Cowell’s series?

  • Carole 

One adventure will change two worlds.

What is How to Train Your Dragon about?

Thanks to the popular media franchise from DreamWorks Animation consisting of three features films, five short films and three television series, chances are you know who are Hiccup and Toothless. But before becoming big stars on the big screen, the young Viking and his dragon were the protagonists of a series of fantasy children’s books written by British author Cressida Cowell.

The books are the memoirs of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the last of the great Viking heroes. But he wasn’t always that awesome sword-fighter and dragon-whisperer. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you’d ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet…

The books will tell you how Hiccup became a hero.

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Jane Yellowrock Books in Order

Jane Yellowrock Books in Order: How to read Faith Hunter’s series?

  • Fabien 

By the author of the Rogue Mage series and the Rhea Lynch, M.D. series

Who is Jane Yellowrock?

Gwendolyn Faith Hunter is an American author writing in the fantasy and thriller genres. As just Faith Hunter, she’s writing the urban fantasy series about Jane Yellowrock.

In New Orleans, Jane hunts vampires for a living, but she’s not just a hunter, she’s a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires.

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