Series or Standalone Books

King of Scars

The trend toward series instead of standalone books make it harder for me to experience the works of as many authors as I can discover. Instead of reading a single novel, my imagination is caught up in two or three installments. The King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo seemed like the first book of a new series when I purchased it. But it had so many references to things that happened in the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology that I felt compelled to read the earlier books.

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