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Some book seriess are really long and it gets difficult to know which is the proper order to read them. Sometimes there are prequels, other times the publishing dates makes are not in chronological order…  all this makes us confused, wondering what is the best order to read certain saga. As a result, we may even give up trying to start reading new series. It’s time to stop that, if you want to know the proper reading order just check here!

This category is pretty simple and straight forward.  If you want to know the best order to read a certain saga just stay tuned.

How to read Riyria books

How to read Riyria by Michael J. Sullivan

Do you want to start reading the Riyria series by Michael J. Sullivan and do you don’t know where to start? don’t worry, if you want to know how to read Riyria by Michael J. Sullivan here you will find the answer.

Currently, there are three series that take place in Elan, the fictional world where Riyria is set. These series are:

Riyria Revelations: this is the original series, the ones that started this epic fantasy series. This series is composed of the following books Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire and Heir of Novron.

Riyria Chronicles: a prequel to Riyria Revelations, occurring ten years in the past. Composed of The Crown Tower, The Rose and the Thorn, The Death of Dulgath and The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter.

Legends of the First Empire: a series also set in the world of Elan but taking place 3.000 years before the events of the original series. Composed of Age of Myth, Age of Swords, Age of War, Age of Legend, Age of Death and Age of Empyre.

Notice that Legends of the First Empire takes place a long time ago, as a result, not only all the characters are different, but also the cultures and technology.

In what order should I read Riyria by Michael J. Sullivan?

According to the author of this epic fantasy novels, Michael J. Sullivan, the best way to read the Riyria books is in publication order. Here is the reading order then:

Riyria reading order

Instructions

  • Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations)
  • Rise of Empire (The Riyria Revelations)
  • Heir of Novron (The Riyria Revelations)
  • The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles)
  • The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles)
  • The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles)
  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (The Riyria Chronicles)
  • Age of Myth (The First Empire)
  • Age of Swords (The First Empire)
  • Age of War (The First Empire)
  • Age of Legend  (The First Empire)

Some readers suggest reading this series in chronological order. For those who want to give a try to this approach, you just have to read these three series oppositedly to publication order, that is, first Legends of the First Empire, then Chronicles and lastly Revelations.

If you were wondering what is the best order here you have the answer. Keep reading!

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Throne of Glass: all you need to know

Hello Wottareaders! today we are introducing Throne of Glass, a young adult high fantasy series written by American author Sara J. Mass. Have you ever head of Sarah J.Mass books? If not, it’s time you know more about the Throne of Glass books.

What is Throne of Glass series about?

This series narrate the story of Celaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin who lives in the Kingdom of Adarlan.Celaena lives in a slave camp until the king’s son, Prince Dorian, offers her to compete with other assasins for a chance to become the new King’s Champion and after for years being totally free. Will she become victorious and survive death?

Celaena is a 18 year old girl that was trained as an assassin and who gets eventually betrayed by no other than her master, who imprisons her in the salt mines of Endovier expecting her to die.

What will you like about this series

You will like Celaena’s story if you like books with great worldbuilding. This is a fantasy story with slight touchs of comedy and also violence, this is the story of a murderer after all.  There is also a room for romance in this series, more specifically a love triangle.

Where does Throne of Glass take place?

Throne of glass is set in a fictional world with no name, while the action of Throne of Glass takes place in the kingdom of Adarlan. For those who would want to know more about it’s geography, locations or history among other topics, a supplementary book in this series called The World of Throne of Glass will be released on  October 1st, 2019. I

 The World of Throne of Glass will be a guide to this fantasy world while also it will bring some trivia and additional info from all the events occurred along the story of Celaena. This book will contain a glossary, a timeline of events and it will even include epilogues for the characters ten years after with the Valg King Erawan and Valg Queen Maeve.

But The World of Throne of Glass is not only an encyclopedia of the series, this book guide will also include black and white illustrations. So yes, for all the fans of the series this upcoming book is simply a must have.

Throne of glass series order

If  you want to read Sarah J Maas books in order, I suggest you read this fantasy series in published order.  Here you have how to read Throne of Glass

In what order should I read Throne of Glass?

Instructions

  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of fire
  • Queen of shadows
  • Empire of Storms
  • Tower of Dawn
  • Kingdom of Ash

After reading the entire series, you can read  The Assassin’s Blade which is a collection of stories. And of course, remember about the upcoming book The World of Throne of Glass.

How long is this series?

Sarah J. Maas throne of glass series first two books in the series are slightly more than 400 pages, that is 118.000 words more or less, the subsequent novels become gradually longer, the last book in the series, Kingdom of As, has 272,682 words which is around 984 pages.

Will Throne of Glass be a movie? Queen of Shadows tv series

No, instead Throne of glass will be a tv series.  An upcoming television based on throne of glass is supposedly on the way, the adaptation is called Queen of Shadows, taking the name from the fourth book of the series.

The author of the books, Sarah J. Maas, shared on her official Instagram accounta picture of the pilot, this pilot episode is called Celaena  and is written by Kyra Snyder  (producer of other tv series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The 100 and also movies like Pacific Rim: Uprising) and developed by Hulu.

However, the announcement of a Throne of Glass tv series was made in 2016 and years after there is not even a Queen of Shadows trailer.

There is even a petition on Change.org already signed by six thousand people who ask Queen of Shadows to become real, if you want to sign it here goes the link by the way: sign in in the petition.

When is Throne of Glass coming to Hulu?

As said before it was Hulu, a streaming video service company, that was about to develop Queen of Shadows. Said company is now in control of Disney indirectly after acquiring  21st Century Fox in march 2019. As a result, looks like Queen of Shadows will happen if Disney wants to, as it happens with a possible new Percy Jackson tv series.

Maybe Throne of Glass will be made into a movie now? We can’t know, but let’s hope Disney brings good news!

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Percy Jackson

How to read Percy Jackson

Want to start reading Percy Jackson and don’t know where to start? here is How to read Percy Jackson. If you are wondering about Percy Jackson’s films, here is why Percy Jackson movies  were cancelled.

In case you are considering the proper order for this series,  I recommend you reading them in published order. Percy Jackson consists of four sagas, the original series is a pentalogy, then comes a tretalogy, The Heroes of Olympus, followed by The Kane Chronicles and finished by Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

As you see Percy Jackson series is pretty long, a lot of books to enjoy.

Here you go, this is the best order to read Percy Jackson’s books:

Reading order Percy Jackson

Instructions

  • The Lightning Thief.
  • The Sea of Monsters.
  • The Titan's Curse.
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth.
  • The Last Olympian.
  • The Lost Hero. (The Heroes of Olympus)
  • The Son of Neptune. (The Heroes of Olympus)
  • The Mark of Athena. (The Heroes of Olympus)
  • The House of Hades. (The Heroes of Olympus)
  • The Blood of Olympus. (The Heroes of Olympus)
  • The Red Pyramid. (The Kane Chronicles)
  • The Throne of Fire. (The Kane Chronicles)
  • The Serpent's Shadow. (The Kane Chronicles)
  • The Sword of Summer. (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)
  • The Hammer of Thor. (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)
  • The Ship of the Dead. (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)

If you were wondering what is the best order to read Percy Jackson here you have the answer. Keep reading!

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Keeper of the Lost Cities: how to read and what to know

Hello there Wottareaders! Have you heard about Keeper of The Lost Cities? now that book 8 is coming out soon, it is the perfect time to start reading this YA series.

What is Keeper of the Lost Cities about?

Keeper of The Lost Cities is a Young Adult fantasy series written by Shannon Messenger. This saga is a New York Times bestseller.

The books tell the story of Sophie Foster, a twelve-year-old girl who is a telepath being able to read minds. Her world changes when she meets Fitz, a boy also with telepath abilities who will introduce her a brand new world where she won’t put the lives of her family in danger. This series takes place in the Lost Cities.

How popular is this saga?

This fantasy series is pretty popular among teenagers, even though some say it is geared more towards a girls audience truth is everyone can enjoy this captivating story.

What grade level is this series? 

Keeper of the Lost Cities is a Young adult fiction (YA) series. Therefore, this series is written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. This fantasy series shows a lot of traits of this genre like friendship, first loves, and identity.

How many Keeper of the Lost Cities books will there be?

Right now Keeper of the Lost Cities is composed of seven books, the last one being Flashback which was published on November 6, 2018. The next book in the series, Legacy, will be released in November 2019.

There is still the last book to be announced, which is expected to be released in 2020. As a result, there will be nine books of Keeper of the Lost Cities.

When does book 8 come out?

The eighth book of this series, Legacy, will be released on November 5, 2019. Shannon Messenger revealed on her site the book cover of her next book, in which we can see Sophie, Keefe, and Fitz:

Keepers book 8 Legacy book cover

Keepers of the City: Legacy book cover

 

She also gave her opinion about Legacy’s book cover:

“AHHHHHHHH I LOVE IT SO MUCH! The outfits! The facial expressions! The handholding! How powerful my little girl is—and how ridiculously handsome my boys look!”

Also, she announced that the first edition of Legacy would have some very special extra bonus content.

What order should I read Keeper of the Lost Cities series?

If you are wondering how to read Keeper of the Lost Cities the best approach is following the publishing order:

What is the best order to read the Keeper of the Lost Cities series of novels ...

Instructions

  • Keeper of the Lost Cities 
  • Exile
  • Everblaze
  • Neverseen
  • Lodestar
  • Nightfall 
  • Flashback
  • Legacy  (release date: November 5, 2019)
  • Book 9 (release date Fall 2020)

The release dates were announced by the author, Shannon Messenger, on her official website.

Will Keeper of the Lost Cities be a movie?

In 2017, Shannon Messenger was asked about this on Goodreads. This was her answer:

Sadly, that’s up to Hollywood, and all I can say is, “Hopefully–and hopefully if it happens they’ll do a good job with it” See source.

Two years later things haven’t changed, there have not been any updates regarding a movie adaptation for this series. Even so, the author seems willing to have an adaptation of her story, since she provides her agent’s email in order for producers to inquire about film/television options.

Maybe now that Disney Plus is coming they might have a chance? as it may happen with Percy Jackson’s adaptation?

Seems like the movies will have to wait, maybe when the saga is finished?  meanwhile, there are some fan-made trailers. Here is an example of a fan made trailer, cool isn’t it?

 

Would you like Keeper of the Lost Cities to be on movie theatres? or maybe a tv series better? tell us!

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The Prince of Nothing series

Hello Wottareaders, have you heard of The Prince of Nothing series? let’s know more about this fantasy story:

What should I know about this saga?

The Prince of Nothing is a fantasy series written by R. Scott Baker. The narrative is set in the fictional continent of Eärwa, and the story is told from the point of view of several characters as are Drusas Achamian, Esmenet or Cnaiür urs Skiötha.

This series tells the story of the Holy War, being told by the different perspective of characters from the Inrithi kingdoms. In The Prince of Nothing, philosophy is quite a relevant aspect that will be noticeable in both the characters and the plot.

The original series has a sequel, The Aspect-Emperor, together they are known as The Second Apocalypse series.

Is Prince of nothing worth reading?

Take note that this is not a The Prince of Nothing review, even so: you should give Prince of Nothing a try if you like consistent worldbuilding, layered characters, and a tight plot. The author mentioned Tolkien and Frank Herbert as his main influences. You might not be surprised that this fantasy author was influenced by Tolkien since J.R.R Tolkien is a reference for all modern authors.

However, as it happens to other series like Malazan Book of the Fallen, a lot of characters are introduced so it can be a bit difficult to handle for the less experienced fantasy readers.  This series contains sexual violence also if you are sensitive with such topic this series might not be for you.

Do I need to read The Prince of Nothing  before

What order should I read The Prince of Nothing series?

The best order to read The Prince of Nothing series of novels is the published order. This is a relatively short series compared to the longest fantasy series ever written.

Here you have How to read The Prince of Nothing series:

How to read The Prince of Nothing

Instructions

  • The Darkness That Comes Before 
  • The Warrior Prophet 
  • The Thousandfold Thought 

If you liked this series, you can read it’s sequel afterward, The Aspect-Emperor, a tetralogy that takes place twenty years after the events of R. Scott Bakker’s debut trilogy:

How to read The Aspect-Emperor

Instructions

  • The Judging Eye 
  • The White-Luck Warrior 
  • The Great Ordeal 
  • The Unholy Consult 

Do I need to read The Prince of Nothing before reading The Aspect Emperor?

Given that The Aspect Emperor is the sequel of the original source, it might not be the best idea to read the sequel first since you might not know about of the events that took place 20 years before. Or even worse, the sequel might spoil you the evens occurring in The Prince of Nothing.

Hope you give this series a chance.

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