The most unbelievably good series. Just thinking about it now gives me chills. The world of the Edge is so amazingly real. I feel the way I did when I read The Lord of the Rings; like you are reading history, not fiction. I definitely recommend reading the books in order, although it may seem strange initially. I know that in the back it shows you like 'Twig's story' and 'Quint's story' but read it in order. I feel it was meant for all the truths to be revealed in that order, otherwise the impact isn't as strong.