Taken from the poll numbers Raise the Dawn
is the most acclaimed 24th-century novel to be released since Destiny
ranks highly as well, while Brinkmanship
still beats out Paths.
While you have to be careful trusting these numbers due to the relatively small sample sizes, they suggest that the more recent Pact
entries have been better-received than the earlier ones.
As for Size the Fire
, yes, Fallen Gods
follows on from it. However both books have been received generally poorly and currently close out the ranking in that order.