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Greenwing & Dart by Victoria Goddard Reading Order

Greenwing & Dart Books in Order: How to read Victoria Goddard’s series?

  • Carole 

Fantasies of magic—and mischief.

What is Greenwing & Dart about?

Written by Canadian author Victoria Goddard, Greenwing & Dart is a fantasy series about Jemis Greenwing and Mr. Dart, two young men of impeccable breeding and excellent education. Well–Mr. Dart is. Jemis was named after his grandfather’s favourite racehorse, and his father is the subject of an unfortunately popular melodrama.

Ragnor Bella, their home town, is known as the most boring town in the whole continent–which just means its inhabitants are very good at keeping their secrets. Or were, anyway. For Jemis and Mr. Dart learned a few surprising things at university…

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John Gwynne Books in Order

John Gwynne Books in Order (Faithful and the Fallen, Of Blood & Bone…)

  • Fabien 

All of the Books…

Who is John Gwynne?

John Gwynne is an award-winning British (but born in Singapore) author of fantasy series, but also a Viking re-enactor! He studied and lectured at Brighton University, he’s been in a rock ‘n’ roll band, playing the double bass, traveled the USA and lived in Canada for a time. He is married with four children and lives in Eastbourne, running a small family business rejuvenating vintage furniture.

He is mostly known for his The Faithful and the Fallen series, and the Of Blood and Bone series. His last series is The Bloodsworn Saga.

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Patrick Ness Reading Order

Patrick Ness Books in Order (A Monster Calls, Chaos Walking series, Burn)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Patrick Ness?

Patrick Ness is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer, and screenwriter best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

Ness studied English Literature at the University of Southern California and worked as corporate writer for a cable company after graduating. He published his first story in Genre magazine in 1997 and was working on his first novel when he moved to London in 1999 (The Crash of Hennington, published in 2003). Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls.

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Lockwood and Co Books in Order

Lockwood & Co Books in Order: How to read Jonathan Stroud’s series?

  • Carole 

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

What is Lockwood & Co about?

Lockwood & Co. is a middle grade supernatural thriller written by English author Jonathan Stroud. The story takes place in an alternative modern-day London which experiences an event called “the Problem”, where ghosts appear throughout the city by nighttime and attack the living. Agencies — meaning a business specializing in taking care of ghosts — have arisen to protect the public, for a fee.

The little twist is that only children and teenagers have the “talent” to sense the ghosts and they gradually lose this once they reach their twenties. We follow three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle this epidemic of ghosts.

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Legend of Drizzt Books in Order

Legend of Drizzt Books in Order: How to read R. A. Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms series?

  • Carole 

Meet Drizzt Do’Urden, a dark elf from the Forgotten Realms.

Who is Drizzt?

Created by american author R.A. Salvatore, Drizzt Do’Urden’s stories are set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons. He is a Drow, meaning a dark elf, and not a typical one. Drizzt has forsaken both the evil ways of his people and their home in the Underdark, in the drow city of Menzoberranzan.

Drizzt is described by Salvatore as “the classic romantic hero—misunderstood, holding to a code of ideals even when the going gets tough, and getting no appreciation for it most of the time.” He’s favoring friendship and peace over hatred and violence, fighting the dark traits that are inherent in the drow. And he’s living numerous adventures, as every hero from a fantasy series should.

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Shannara Books in Order

Shannara Books in Order: How to read Terry Brooks’s series?

 A post-apocalyptic fatasy series.

What is the Shannara series about?

High fantasy series coming from American writer Terry Brooks, Shannara started in 1977 and ended in 2020, and is composed of more than 40 novels, short stories and graphic novels.

Set in the Four Lands, the Earth long after civilization was destroyed in a chemical and nuclear holocaust called the Great Wars, the Shannara blends magic and primitive technology. At the beginning, as the world had reverted to a pre-industrial state and magic had re-emerged to supplement science, the brothers Shea and Flick Ohmsford have to retrieve the Sword of Shannara to defeat the Warlock Lord who threatens the Four Lands.

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The Endarian Prophecy Books in Order

The Endarian Prophecy Books in Order: How to read Richard Phillips’s series?

  • Carole 

An ancient prophecy. A young woman’s destiny.

What is The Endarian Prophecy about?

Written by American author Richard Phillips, The Endarian Prophecy is a fantasy series about… a prophecy. More precisely, it has been prophesized that a noble sorceress will destroy the evil Kragan before he lays waste to the kingdom of Endar and reigns as an unholy god.

The story follows Lorness Carol’s journey, daughter of the warlord Lord Rafel, coming to terms with her place in the prophecy, learning magic and working towards defeating evil before it’s too late.

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Matt Haig Books in Order

Matt Haig Books in Order (The Midnight Library, Father Christmas and Me…)

  • Fabien 

All of the Books!

Who is Matt Haig?

Born in 1975, Matt Haig is a British journalist and now full-time novelist who is writing both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.

Matt Haig has also written non-fiction like his memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, but he is mostly known for his fiction novels like his Christmas series for children and his adult genre books like The Humans, The Midnight Library or The Radleys (some urban fantasy, sci-fi, and speculative works).

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