Reading Backwards

What would happen if you read the books in The Auralia Thread out of order?

I would have guessed that it would be pretty much impossible. Several reviews of Cyndere’s Midnight and Raven’s Ladder began with the reviewer saying, “I was very confused, but then I realized that this book was part of a series, and I need to read the first one.”

But there have been exceptions. Some read Cyndere’s Midnight first and managed to get through it and enjoy it. Then they read the rest of the series.

But tonight I came across a review written by someone who read The Ale Boy’s Feast – the fourth and final book! – before reading any of the others. What did the reader think of it?

See for yourself. Apparently, it isn’t impossible. It’s not ideal, of course. But not impossible.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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