I just finished Larry Niven's Destroyer of Worlds then picked up Betrayer of Worlds and Fleet of Worlds at the library. A quick check of the dust jacket synopsis doesn't clue me in as to which order I should read them in, and since they are both prequels to Ringworld, I'm not sure the publishing date is a sure indicator of the story's timeline. What order should I read them in?
The order of publication for the Ringworld prequels:
- Fleet of Worlds (2007)
- Juggler of Worlds (2008)
- Destroyer of Worlds (2009)
- Betrayer of Worlds (2010)
- Fate of Worlds (2012)
Although the books may be enjoyed singly, they do have overlapping plots, characters, and locations - and a sense of continuity that probably makes the most sense in the above order.