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on Jan. 19, 2012 :
The world view developed in this set of stories is wonderful. The major story lines are great. The supporting short stories and novellas add depth and background.
The world is large and broad ranging. The combined myths and number of characters can be daunting. It might be best to keep track of the characters as they develop. Minor characters show up later in the series in greater detail; often later in the book or subsequent books.
I read the first two books out of order. Which I think is a better start. The later books should be read in order. The short stories and novellas fit into a number of places. They can be read after the major novels, or between. Careful attention to time lines and characters will be important crossing the books.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 07, 2011 :
Beautiful Sins are a great small series. Anticipating the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)