Most of the time, fantasy books come in series. Usually, this series is a trilogy, but sometimes its a duology or a big ass long winded as fuck series, like a Song of Ice and Fire. The point is, it’s not very common for a fantasy novel to just stand alone by itself.
I know readers (including myself) have mixed feelings about series. I personally love them for the most part, as I feel you get to explore the characters and the stories in more depth, but sometimes you can just tell that the series is there just for the sake of being a series.
I always intended for Rebellion to work as part of a series, either a traditional one after the other connected directly series or the sort of series where the books are connected, but perhaps separated slightly by time/place/something else. And I don’t think I’ll change that. But my new epiphany has raised some questions in my own mind about the order of said series.
Rebellion was always book one, but now I feel as though it’s ‘book two’, although I think they could be read in any order.
Which leads me to my first question – can you have a series that isn’t in chronological order?
Can you just have three books that are related but you don’t have to read them in any particular order?
Am I overthinking all of this?
Let me know the answers to my questions and how you feel about series!