Metaphorosis Definitely not. I suppose you could, since the book repeats quite a lot from Plague, but you'll be far better off reading the series in order. Or (see review coming soon), just read Plague and skip the next two entirely. Also, the ending won't mean much to you if you haven't read the entire True Game series. Tepper summarizes them all in her Author's Note. Best idea - just read the True Game series and skip this one entirely.