The story is told from their viewpoints until we reach the end of book three. Then, we switch to a gnome viewpoint character, Tyla. Since the second series will open with Tyla, this makes a nice transition. Tyla and other gnomes will narrate the Gem Lore Series, rather than humans, which should appeal to readers who enjoy non-human main characters.
While there will be references to what has come before, readers whose entry point is the spinoff series won't feel lost. Once absorbed in the plot, I imagine many will want to read the first series to get the entire backstory. Reading in this order should be a different but equally enjoyable experience.
Runes and Relics, Book 3 in the Gem Powers Series, is coming this fall. Read the first two books now, or binge-read all three in October!
Readers, share your thoughts. What do you consider the ideal number of books in a series? Do you buy books as they're released, or do you typically wait and binge-read a finished series?