This month I have read both Graceling, the first book in Kristin Cashore‘s award-winning Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, and Fire, the second book published, but chronologically a precursor, rather than a further installment of Graceling.
I fell in love with the main characters in Graceling, and was eager to spend more time with them. Therefore, as I began Fire, I was a little disappointed. However, Cashore’s characters are so well drawn and their predicaments so compelling, I soon fell in love with the cast of Fire as well. That said, however, had I checked the series out more thoroughly, I probably would have read Fire first. I like reading things chronologically in terms of the book’s time.