Writing the sequels to my first novel, Brotherhood Beyond the Yard was a major challenge. I wanted the subsequent novels in “The Simon Trilogy” including the forth novel, Redemption: The Aftermath of the Simon Trilogy, to stand on their own. At times, I found it necessary to refer to some past events so the new reader could follow the plot, but I had to include them in a way that a reader of my earlier books would not find it repetitive. It required striking a fine balance. And of course, I also wanted to pique the interests of readers to continue with the narrative in the succeeding books in the series. So they can be read out of order. But as the author, I believe you will find them more enjoyable if you read: Brotherhood Beyond the Yard, Noble’s Quest, The Ultimate Revenge, and then Redemption: Aftermath of the Simon Trilogy in that order.