I bought this series in the wrong order and then had to wait and order the others before I could start reading. This is the order in which they should be read; Cast in Shadow, Cast in Courtlight, Cast in Secret, Cast in Fury and Cast in Silence. I love this series and the world it is set in. At first glance it is your typical "poor child growing up on the wrong side of the tracks has to prove herself" but it is so much more than that. The different races are distinct and have their specific strengths and weaknesses which makes learning more about them hugely entertaining. The protagonist is a strong female character (any other kind leaves me cold and I just don't buy them!) who is not perfect and has to learn a lot along the way. I will definitely be buying each of them as they become available.