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SAO Light Novels: The Best Reading Order! (August 2022)

“In this Sword Art Online light novel order, you will find the accurate and easiest way to read the novels!”

Sword Art Online is a pretty amazing story with massive world building, and you will surely get confused. It is not so difficult to read these novels because they are well arranged from the beginning.

So, in this article, we will provide you the best Sword Art Online light novel order so that you can read the novels without much trouble.

Light Novel Order Sword Art Online!

1. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online Light Novel Order
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  • Sword Art Online Volumes 1-2: Aincrad
  • Sword Art Online Volumes 3-4: Fairy Dance
  • Sword Art Online Volumes 5-6: Phantom Bullet
  • Sword Art Online Volume 7: Rosary of the Mother
  • Sword Art Online Volume 8: Early and Late
  • Sword Art Online Volumes 9-18: Alicization
  • Sword Art Online Volumes 19-20: Lunar Cradle
  • Sword Art Online Volume 21: Unity Ring I
  • Sword Art Online Volume 22: Kiss and Fly
  • Sword Art Online Volume 23: Unity Ring II
  • Sword Art Online Volume 24: Unity Ring III
  • Sword Art Online Volume 25: Unity Ring IV
  • Sword Art Online Volume 26: Unity Ring V

2. Sword Art Online: Progressive

Sword Art Online Light Novel Order
Image credits: Aniplex of America
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volume 1
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volume 2- Black and White Concert
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volume 3- Frath’s Codfish
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volume 4- Scherzo of Deep Night
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volumes 5 & 6: Golden Rule Canon
  • Sword Art Online Volume: Progressive Volume 7 & 8 – Rhapsody of the Red Blaze

3. Splits:

Both Alternative Gun Gale Online and Clover’s Regret are the spin-off series from the original Sword Art Online novel, and are completely optional to read. Therefore, we will not give you a detailed list of them (it is not necessary, so why confuse you even more?)

  • Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online
  • Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover’s Regret

Although these are series derived from the original novel, try to read them in the above order because you can connect well with the characters.

Concluding thoughts!

Well I really don’t think you need this SAO light novel reading order because you just need read Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online Progressive Light Novelsand you’ll be completely fine.

As for the volumes, they will be arranged in order of publication. I have read the novels in this order and did not have any plot complications. So, I hope you enjoy reading these light novels and if you have any questions feel free to let us know via the comment section below.

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