Cara Yes! And you absolutely will not regret it. The first book is AMAZING. You will also be confused if you don't read the first book
Mysti biberstine yes.you should read the first book.in the first book you meet the characters and find out who the main characters are and who are the antagonists.
George Yes, you do. It had been too long since I'd read The Burning Sky, and throughout this one I was frequently being reminded of what I had largely forgotten. Had I never read that one, the reminders would have been insufficient.