Do you need to read ALL the Mirror Universe short stories from the three Mirror Universe novels, or is reading The Sorrows Of Empires enough before you start Rise Like Lions?
I have read the DS9 Relaunch MU novels.
Umm, terminology.. There are three MU anthologies
, the first two of which, Glass Empires
and Obsidian Alliances
, contain three short novels apiece, while the third, Shards and Shadows
, contains a number of short stories. Of course you don't need
to read them all to understand Rise Like Lions
; you can probably follow it well enough all by itself. But it does help if you've read the short-novel anthologies. As for the short stories in Shards and Shadows
, some are referenced to an extent, while others (including mine, alas) are not.