I never got to read the hardcover book 2 or book four until well after I finished KoBW. But I took it as ooooh that makes more sense now and that is why that happened. I seem to treasure those two volumes the most now because of that. EQ is the only series I have been able to read as I found it where I found it and then piece it together back it the day, because I was so excited to find new stories. ^_^ Now I find I am becoming a slight timeline snob of this happened there and when happened where? lol All in good reading I say.