editions of ALL the Liaden Universe novels by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are out and available. I've downloaded 11 of them - the Before books, the Regencies, and the Agent of Change sequence. When I have enough credits, I'll download the Theo Wately sequence, but since I just finished a re-read of that entire sequence to prep for the released version of Dragon Ship
, they can wait. Plus I'll have more than enough to listen to for a while.
The four sequences can be read essentially on their own, though you could argue for starting with either the Agent of Change sequence or the Before sequence. (Publishing order starts with the Agent of Change books, chronological order with the Before books.) Each sequence is read by a different reader. I've started with Crystal Soldier
, the first in the Before sequence. This sequence is read by Kevin T. Collins, and I'm enjoying his reading very much. Still early, so not real sure how I'll like his character variations, since the beginning of Crystal Soldier
is a stream of consciousness by M. Jela, the Crystal Soldier and thus no character variation. But so far so good.
If you are looking for a new series to try, and enjoy very well written SF, I highly recommend the entire Liaden Universe of 15 novels. You can get a taste of each of the readers and sequences by downloading the FREE one hour previews of each of the four story arcs.