^ Interesting. I haven't read the Mirror Universe stuff yet, and was planning on reading the expanded Sorrows Of Empire in place of the shorter one from the trade, but do everything else in publication order, reading Shards & Shadows last. Would you recommend I read the Vanguard story before reading this book?
I wouldn't be so sure about that.
I guess, if you had both books to hand, you could stop reading The Sorrows of Empire
once you get to 2276, switch to The Black Flag
, then jump back in again after that.
(There are other, later, points you could stop at, perhaps - anywhere up to the start of chapter 22, really - but that was just one example.)