I bought Orson Scott Card's Hidden Empire today at a second-hand store and I just realized that it's actually a sequel. I've read the Ender and Homecoming series by Card, and I know reading them out of order would be a bad idea. I'm just wondering if this series is the same way or if it doesn't matter.
Can I read Orson Scott Card's "Hidden Empire" before "Empire"?
Also, I hope it goes without saying, but no spoilers, please!