Reader Roadmap

A Guide for Where to Begin

Every reader is different, especially when making their way through a universe with many stories. Their experience when they read is uniquely shaped to a combination of their interests and their preferences regarding reading order.

This guide includes a number of ways to enjoy the Kingdom-verse (Epic Fantasy & Fantasy Romance) and the Saga of Crimson & Clover (Contemporary Fantasy). 

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Epic Fantasy with grimdark elements, start with The Kingless Crown (Kingdom of the White Sea Trilogy). Great for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and Kingkiller Chronicles.

Epic Fantasy Romance with lots of spice, start with The Claw and the Crowned or The Melody and the Master (The Book of All Things). Great for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Epic Fantasy Romance with lower spice, start with The Raven and the Rush or The Sylvan and the Sand (The Book of All Things). Great for fans of Elise Kova or Holly Black.

Epic Fantasy Romance with twisty plot drama, start with The Altruist and the Assassin (The Book of All Things). Great for fans of Leigh Bardugo or Brigid Kemmerer.

Contemporary Witchy Fantasy set in modern day New Orleans, start with The Storm and the Darkness (The House of Crimson & Clover), or go back to the seventies with Nineteen Seventy (The Seven). Great for fans of Anne Rice or Heather Graham.

Reading Order: Kingdom-verse

Kingdom of the White Sea and The Book of All Things

The Kingdom-verse is designed to offer a curated reading experience, tailored to your interests. It consists of two series, Kingdom of the White Sea and The Book of All Things.

Kingdom of the White Sea is a completed epic fantasy trilogy with grimdark elements. The three books must be read in order, but can be read at any point in your Kingdom-verse journey.

The Book of All Things is an epic fantasy romance series that includes five different cycles, each separated by location, timeline, and heat levels. All stories within are standalones, and can be read in any order.

If you're a timeline purist, you can use this guide to read the books in chronological order.

If heat level is important to you, this guide helps you break down where you can find spice (and where you can avoid it). Please note that all the books do have some spice.

This guide is specifically for The Book of All Things, and the core relationship tropes found in each of the books. For more information on each book, please visit that book's page.

Reading Order: Saga of Crimson & Clover

The House of Crimson & Clover, The Seven, Midnight Dynasty, Vampires of the Merovingi, The Dusk Trilogy, and The Shorts

The Saga of Crimson and Clover began with one series, The House of Crimson & Clover, and from that came a whole world. Two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and Sullivans, are blessed with magic—and cursed by it. Follow them across the generations.

The House of Crimson & Clover is a 12-book witchy contemporary fantasy series featuring a large ensemble cast and epic storylines.

The Seven is a 7-book origin series set in the seventies, featuring the parents of the HoCC generation.

Midnight Dynasty picks up where The House of Crimson & Clover left off, taking a turn into paranormal romance. There are currently three books finished, with two more on the way.

Vampires of the Merovingi is a historical vampire fantasy that delves into the origins of the Deschanels. There is currently one title out, with four more planned.

The Dusk Trilogy features a full length novel and two short stories which can be enjoyed as bonus tales to complement the other series.

The Shorts are the 12+ short stories designed to add color to the C&C universe.

This is the guide to follow if you want to read the books in the order they were published.

This is the author's suggestion for the optimal reading experience.

If timeline is important to you, this is the recommended guide to follow.