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Magical Bakery Books in Order: How to read Bailey Cates’ series?

Like Hannah Swensen’s series, but with magic!

What is the Magical Bakery series about?

Written by American author Bailey Cates, the Magical Bakery mystery series takes us in a world of pastry, magic and murder!

The story focuses on Katie Lightfoot who left an Ohio bakery to work with her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben who opened their own bakery in Savannah. Katie discovered that her aunt is a witch and she likes to use actually spells in her recipes. Katie follows her and join the witch’s community while cooking and solving crimes. That’s a rich mix!

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Skulduggery Pleasant Books in Order: How to read Derek Landy’s Series?

The skeleton is a detective…

Who is Skulduggery Pleasant?

Written by Irish playwright Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant is a series of horror/comedy/fantasy novels following the adventures of an undead sorcerer and detective and his partner.

This is the story of the 400-year-old detective named Skulduggery Pleasant who is a walking and talking skeleton, and his partner Stephanie Edgley who goes by the name Valkyrie Cain. With the help of Skulduggery, Valkyrie wants to stop evil forces threatening the world, but also find justice for her uncle’s death.

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Garrett P.I. Books in Order: How to read Glen Cook’s series?

If you want some noir mysteries in your fantasy series.

Who is Garrett P.I.?

Written by American writer Glen Cook (also author of The Black Company series), the Garrett P.I. series is of a contemporary fantasy series about a private investigator in a Fantasy land.

More precisely, Garrett is an ex-marine who came back to his home in the city of TunFaire where he lives among gnomes, dark elves, centaurs, trolls, wizards, vampires, witches or even gods. Once there, he became a freelance private investigator. He doesn’t work more than needed, but he’s always ready to go when a beautiful woman needs help, even if his life always ended up at risk.

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War of the Realms Reading Order: How to read this Epic Marvel event?

The Marvel Event of 2019 is here, and it’s a big one.

What’s War of the Realms?

If you read the Thor series by Jason Aaron, you probably already know what the War of Realms is about. If not, you have some catching up to do.

For some time now, Malekith the Dark Elf has been conquering the Ten Realms one by one until there is only one left: Midgard (Earth!). Thor lost his precious Mjolnir, but he’s still fighting to prevent the war. With a lot of Asgardian warriors and Earth’s heroes, they must now fight against a full-on invasion and defeat Malekith.

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Septimus Heap Books in Order: How to read Angie Sage series?

You need to be an apprentice before becoming the ExtraOrdinary Wizard!

What is the Septimus Heap series about?

Septimus Heap is the protagonist in the eponymous bestselling book series written by English author Angie Sage.

He was once a member of the Young Army, known as Boy 412. Now, Septimus Heap is the Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand. He must study for seven years and a day until his apprenticeship ends.

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Artemis Fowl Books in Order: How to read Eoin Colfer series?

Artemis Fowl is not another Harry Potter, but more a twelve-year-old James Bond villain in a modern fantasy setting.

Who is Artemis Fowl?

Artemis Fowl is a twelve-year-old mischievous Irish mastermind, member of a dysfunctional family with a rich history of crime. He can easily hatch complicated and brilliant plan and it is exactly what he does to rebuild the Fawl Fortune after his father’s capture and his mother’s descent into madness.

Artemis Fowl is intelligent, cold and ruthless, but with an evolving moral compass as he grows up and goes on multiples dangerous adventures.

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Fever Series in Order: How to read Karen Marie Moning books?

It’s a world of Fae out there!

What the Fever Series is about?

The Fever series revolves around MacKayla Lane, 20-something living an ordinary life in small-town Georgia, until her sister is brutally murdered while studying abroad in Ireland. MacKayla only clue to what happened to her sister is a cryptic message on her cell phone. She decides to take a plane to Ireland to obtain some answers. Her quest draws her into the realm of the Fae…

It is the official beginning of the Fever Series, but not to the world of Fae, as Karen Marie Moning wrote about it in her prior book series.

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Buffyverse Comics Reading Order: How to read Buffy/Angel comics?

In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.

Who is Buffy Summers ?

She made a first appearance in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before becoming the badass heroine of her own television show and comic books. Presented as a shallow high school cheerleader, Buffy is the Chosen One. She is gifted with the strength and skills to fight vampires, demons and other supernatural creatures.

As Buffy grows up, she must face the challenge of every teenager (and after, adult) life and also the darkness. She is surrounded by friends and family who help her in her mission.

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Discworld Books In Order: How to read Terry Pratchett series?

Probably the most famous long-running British fantasy series.

What is the Discworld?

From 1983 to 2015, The Discworld was the main satirical/parody fantasy series written by English author Terry Pratchett (RIP).

This series is set on the Discworld, a flat planet balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle. The main storylines take place around the same period, at the end of the Century of the Fruitbat and the beginning of the Century of the Anchovy. It’s an anthology series and each novel contains one stand-alone story, most of them exploiting fantasy clichés and talking about religion, politics, business, race, science, technology, pop culture, modern art or more in a satirical way.

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The Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice Books in Order: How to read Joseph Delaney series?

Behind failed movies like the Seventh Son, you sometimes found successful book series, like The Last Apprentice.

What are the Wardstone Chronicles/The Last Apprentice about?

Written by British author Joseph Delaney, The Wardstone Chronicles is a dark fantasy series of books also known as The Last Apprentice series in the U.S.

This is the story Thomas “Tom” Ward. He is the seventh son of a seventh son who is apprenticed to John Gregory to become a Spook. He now learned how to become a master fighter of supernatural evil. Not an easy task. In fact, most of John Gregory’s apprentices have failed, and failing is synonymous with death in that line of work. Tom has a long road in front of him and it could lead him to save the world … or destroy it.

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