I've just recently gotten into Queen & Country, and I've learned that there's a couple novels that tie into the series. According to Wikipedia, the last arc is directly from the second book.
How crucial is it for me to read the novels if I want to keep up with Q&C continuity? Do the comics work on their own, or is it best if I just read the novels? And if I do get the books, at what point in the comic run should I read the first novel?
Thanks for any help you guys can give!