Re: Charting the Novel-verse
Don't skip Rising Son, it's very important. I made the mistake of reading it right after Avatar and I regretted it because it plays a pretty big role in Unity, and by the time I made it to Unity I had forgotten a lot of RS.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites