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Could the books in the Tudor Court series be read out of order or would it be confusing? I started with "The Other Boleyn Girl" because I didn't realize it was part of a series. Also, are the rest of the books as great as "The Other Boleyn Girl"?
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Irini I read 'The Other Boleyn Girl' first and it wasn't confusing at all. However, if you wanted to read in chronological order, I would recommend 'The Constant Princess' first, then 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and then 'The Boleyn Inheritance'. As to the second part of you question, I would say that I personally enjoyed 'The Other Boleyn Girl' the most out of the rest of the books. I felt it progressed at a much more natural pace than the others and was the most enjoyable.
CAROL COGHLAN I read The Other Boleyn Girl first and loved it. I have read several of the books since, all out of order. They definitely don't need to be read in order x
Kymm When I decided to start with this series I wasn't sure which book it began with so I went to www.philippagregory.com to get the exact order. It started with The Lady of the Rivers and went on from there, so I did the same. I'm now reading book 10, The Other Boleyn Girl and have really enjoyed reading all these from the beginning of the whole story. Each book ends then leads right into the next. It flows beautifully from one to the other when read in the order intended. I'm sure you could read them in any order, they just seem to make more sense to me when I read them in the order they were meant to be read in. I know she wrote some books before others that are further up in the list, so if you started reading early you started in the middle of the series, but if you can now that they are all finished I'd start at the beginning. Just my opinion though.
Eliza I think you can easily read them out of order without getting confused. You can't get any real spoilers either, since the facts are, literally, history.
Khione Does this book focus on what happened to Katherine of Aragon after the marriage was annulled?
Benjamin Since Gregory has actually written them out of order, and from many conflicting perspectives... of course!! The Other Boleyn girl is a good start.
Patty I too am reading them completely out of order but it isn't really a big problem. I loved the Constant Princess and The Boleyn Inheritance both of which I just finished.
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