The Scattered and the Dead series
With 99.7% of the Earth’s population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories.
What’s the deal with the wacky numbering system of this series?
Our premise when we started writing was to have shorter books of 100-200 pages (those ending in a “.5”) interspersed with longer works of 500+ pages (titles with whole numbers). We wanted this to be an epic series, but writing epic lengths takes a long time, so offering the shorter books was our attempt at striking a balance.
What order should I read the books?
The books should be read in numerical order: Book 0.5, Book 1, Book 1.5, etc. However, some people have read Book 0.5 after Book 1 and said they prefer it that way.
Does that mean I can’t skip the “.5” books?
I wouldn’t recommend it. These are not “one-off” episodes that don’t correspond to the rest of the series as a whole. Every short book either introduces a new and important character, checks in with an existing character, and/or tells the backstory of an existing character.