Reading Order

ReadingOrder

I’m often asked for the preferred reading order of the series. The answer is tricky, as some of it comes down to reader preference. The volume books must be read in order, but the lagniappes can be read anytime. Some prefer to read the prequels before the volumes, some after.

I’ve listed below three different reading orders, according to most popular preferences. One caveat to the first two orders: the lagniappe stories can be read at any time in your series journey. They are not progression dependent.

Order I: Down to Business (Most Popular)

Use this reading order if you want to get to the meat of the books first, and follow-up with the ancillary stories.

Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress
Volume IX: Within the Garden of Twilight
Prequels (The Storm and the Darkness and Shattered)
Lagniappes (any order)

Order II: Prequel Purists

Use this reading order if you prefer to know all the background first.

Prequels (The Storm and the Darkness and Shattered)
Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress
Volume IX: Within the Garden of Twilight
Lagniappes (any order)

Order III: Chronological Purists

Use this order if chronological order is more important to you than series progression.

The Menagerie
A Band of Heather
Pandora’s Box
Surrender
Shame
St. Charles at Dusk
Banshee
Flourish
Prequels (The Storm and the Darkness and Shattered)
Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Fire & Ice
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Dark Blessing
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
The Ephemeral
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress
Volume IX: Within the Garden of Twilight

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