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Ian Irvine’s Books Recommended Reading Order

 

 

Fantasy

THE THREE WORLDS SERIES

Ideally, I suggest that
readers begin this series with The View
from the Mirror
and read the books in the order shown below,
which corresponds to both publication order and the chronological
sequence of the Three Worlds tale.

You can also begin with The
Well of Echoes
(a largely independent story to The
View from the Mirror
and set about 200 years later, though
with some common characters), in which case I’d recommend that
you next read The Song of the
Tears
, which continues on in the world of The
Well of Echoes
but ten years later.

 

THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR QUARTET

A Shadow on the Glass

The Tower on the Rift

Dark is the Moon

The Way Between the Worlds

 

THE WELL OF ECHOES QUARTET

Geomancer

Tetrarch

Scrutator (called Alchymist in
the UK)

Chimaera

 

THE SONG OF THE TEARS TRILOGY

Torments of the Traitor (called The
Fate of the Fallen
in the UK)

The Curse on the Chosen

The Destiny of the Dead

 

THE TAINTED REALM TRILOGY

Vengeance

Rebellion

Justice

 

Eco-thrillers

THE HUMAN RITES TRILOGY

These books are independent
though with some common characters. They can be read in any order
but ideally in the order shown, which corresponds to both publication
order and the chronological sequence of the trilogy.

The Last Albatross

Terminator Gene

The Life Lottery

 

For younger readers

THE RUNCIBLE JONES SERIES

Each of these books
is complete in itself and can be read in any order but I recommend
that they be read in the following order, because the overall story
continues.

Runcible Jones: The Gate
to Nowhere

Runcible Jones and the
Buried City

Runcible Jones and the
Frozen Compass

Runcible Jones and the
Backwards Hourglass

 

GRIM AND GRIMMER

Each of these books
is complete in itself and can be read in any order but I recommend
that they be read in the following order, because the overall story
continues.

The Headless Highwayman

The Grasping Goblin

The Desperate Dwarf

The Calamitous Queen

 

For primary school readers

THE SORCERER’S TOWER

Each of these books
is complete in itself and can be read in any order but I recommend
that they be read in the following order, because the overall story
continues.

Thorn Castle

Giant’s Lair

Black Crypt

Wizardry Crag

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