I read the first two books in The Bridge Kingdom last year and knew the series continued with The Inadequate Heir, which centers on Zarrah (Valcotta’s general and heir) and Prince Keris Veliant (Lara’s older brother). This book takes place during the events at the end of book 1, throughout book 2, and for a brief period afterwards. So, even though I owned the third book, I opted to wait till both parts of their story were out before reading it. Well, I just got my hands on the fourth book, so it’s finally time to read this duology in The Bridge Kingdom universe.
Ruby Dixon has a lot of books released and a good majority of them are connected. Now, I haven’t read a good majority of these (all the Risdaverse books) as they just didn’t interest me at the time. But some of those characters do make appearances in the rest of the universe. This universe is expanding with another spin-off series for the Ice Planet, Not-Hoth, and more books in the Corsairs series, so I’m sure it’s going to be more back and forth. But as of November 2023 here is how the books connect as far as the timeline goes.
Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to The Hunger Games that follows Coriolanus Snow during the tenth annual Hunger Games. When I was in high school, I loved the trilogy series, not as much as Twilight, but it was a close second. So, coming into the novel, I knew there would be no redemption for Snow. How could there be when he’s a tyrant 64 years later? No, this was the prelude to it. And I spent virtually the whole book hunting for comparisons between the prequel and the original trilogy. It was an interesting book, albeit it took me over a month to finish.