|Maybe this book is ever so |
slightly "Eastern" ;)
It's possible to start with any book in the series with an appropriately leveled-up character (in terms of dice based challenges, like combat and ability checks the books are progressively more difficult). However, you do so at the risk of walking into situations without the special artefacts or secret knowledge provided in the previous books, but if you weren't foolhardy, you wouldn't be an "adventurer", right?
Each book is linked to part of the world map - crossing borders or seas may take you back into one of the other books in the series. With six books, the map area is getting pretty large. As a reader-player you will feel as though you are "exploring" a three dimensional world - akin to modern computer games like Oblivion and Skyrim. each book is like a new map and quest expansion pack.
Assorted tantalising illustrations...
(borrowed from Amazon - Copyrights reserved by Dave Morris, Russ Nicholson et al)