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Subject: Anyone read "The Noble Dead" series?
Date Posted: 3/21/2011 2:04 PM ET
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The authors are Barb and JC Hendree., I got "Of Truth and Beasts" at the library and it looks really good. But I see it's third in a series, and in fact, this book is third in a second series---there's "The Noble Dead Series One", with about 4 books, then there is "Noble Dead Series Two," with three books including this one.

I usually want to read a series in order, but the library does not have a single one of the others (GAH---what sense is that?!?)

Are these books  more or less stand-alone, or is it really necessary to read them in order?

(like George RR Martin's FIre and Ice, IMHO, is absoluitely necessary to read in order, but many other series it's not so important.)

Date Posted: 3/22/2011 4:00 AM ET
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i read the first six Noble Dead books before getting bored with it and giving up on the series.  they were definitely not stand-alone and better to read in order, so i would guess that would also be true with the second series.

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 8:26 PM ET
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I have read the first six, also, and you need to read them in order. (The first six complete the first Noble Dead series. As far as I know. The sixth book did resolve all of the storylines that were ongoing from the first six books.).  I enjoyed the story, but overall, I thought the series was too long. It is one of those series that ought to have been wrapped up in less books.

I have the first 2 of the second series (there are 3 so far, of the second series), but I have not read them yet. The second series is a spin off of the first, with characters from the first, but it is not a continuation of that first series. My understanding is that it is a new series, same world, some continuing characters but not the main chars. from the first series.

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Subject: Noble Dead
Date Posted: 3/26/2011 7:37 PM ET
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I started the Noble Dead series, read about half the book and gave up.  Too many wasted words.  Suggest you borrow one to see if it suits you.

Subject: Noble Dead
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 11:00 AM ET
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I've read all the Noble Dead books and really enjoyed them. I would definitely recommend reading them in order.
Date Posted: 5/30/2011 3:47 AM ET
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Iv'e got got the first on my shelf but haven't picked it up yet :(

Date Posted: 6/5/2011 10:47 AM ET
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I zipped right through the first 3 but I'm getting bogged down about a third of the way through Traitor to the Blood.  I was wondering if it's just me or has the series hit a slow point.