‘…and they all lived happily ever after.’

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

10 (must read) Series that I plan to finish

I am absolutely determined to finish the following 10 series, although you may notice that my header is the usual concluding line to a traditionally told fairytale so perhaps I’m just fantasising – but, fingers crossed, here are my 10 absolutely, definitely must read, without a doubt, dead cert series that I will finish, no question asked, no siree:

  1. The Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence, Red Sister and Grey Sister already completed, now eagerly awaiting the final book – Holy Sister.
  2. Of Blood and Bone a series that got off to an excellent start with A Time of Dread.  I’m very excited to read more from this world.  A Time of Blood is the next book in series – not quite sure when it’s due but – all good things to those that wait.
  3. The final instalment in The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden.  I loved The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower.  The Winter of the Witch is due out in January 2019 and if the first two books are anything to go by this should be amazing.
  4. The Winnowing Flame Trilogy by Jen Williams. Such a fantastic series so far.  Ms Williams can write characters that you simply love and her books are creative and well drawn.  The Ninth Rain and Bitter Twins are simply amazing books.
  5. The Wounded Kingdom by RJ Barker.  I can’t recommend this series enough.  Age of Assassins and Blood of Assassins I devoured in short order – I’m highly anticipating King of Assassins.
  6. The Daevabad Trilogy by SA Chakraborty got off to an excellent start with The City of Brass.  The second instalment, The Kingdom of Copper, is due in January 2019.
  7. The Thieves of Fate series by Tracy Townsend got off to a fantastic start with The Nine – such an impressive debut it left me lost for words – which just doesn’t happen!  I am buzzing to get my hands on a copy of The Fall.
  8. The Empires of Dust series by Anna Smith Spark kicked off in a breathtaking fashion with the release of The Court of Broken Knives.  The next instalment, The Tower of Living and Dying is due out in August 2018 – I am giddy with excitement and have an onrush of grabby hands.
  9. Ed McDonald’s Raven’s Mark series started with the incredibly impressive Blackwing.  I’m currently reading (and loving) Ravencry.  If you’re not reading this series – why?  Just why??
  10. The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff – Nevernight and Godsgrave were awesome – Darkdawn is due around September 2019.  I’m eager to pick it up.



23 Responses to “‘…and they all lived happily ever after.’”

  1. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    Sigh, such a long wait for Darkdawn, I’m sure it’ll be worth it but damn it, it’s over a year away.😢

    Not long for King of Assassins though, it’ll soon be here.👍

    • @lynnsbooks

      Can’t wait for all of these – Darkdawn had to be put back didn’t it (due to Kristoff’s work schedule being so intense). It’ll be worth the wait though.
      Lynn 😀

  2. waytoofantasy

    I am really looking forward to Darkdawn, this series is so much fun.

  3. Captain's Quarters

    Some excellent series matey. And many that I haven’t started. I be trying to wait until they be done before starting new ones. From this list I need to read book 2 of the red sister books and the last book in winternight. I won’t be reading nevernight due to its writing style. All the others I have yet to start!
    x The Captain

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Nevernight didn’t work for everyone did it. I struggled with the footnotes at first but then they became less irritating and I pressed on and wound up loving it. The second book definitely sorted out the issue so can’t wait for No.3.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    I’m dying for Kingdom of Copper, it’s one of my most highly anticipated reads for next year! Like you Lynn, I loved The Bear and the Nightingale and I’m definitely planning on finishing the series…but I still have to read book 2.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Kingdom of Copper is probably on quite a lot of lists eh? I hope you manage to find time for the second Arden book – I thought it was brilliant.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    I want to read The Winternight trilogy. I recently bought The Bear and the Nightingale but I don’t know when I’ll get to it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love it. A great combination of folklore and stunning story telling, plus the setting, the names, just everything works for me.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes to all of these! I NEED MY KING OF ASSASSINS.

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I can’t wait for Girton’s final chapter as well, and having just finished (and loved!) Nevernight I need to move forward with Mia’s adventures 🙂

  8. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    The Court of Broken Knives made me completely forget the time and before I knew it 12 hours had passed, which rarely ever happens with book for me nowadays, so I’ll be bouncing off the walls in excitement when I get my hands on Book 2. 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    I’ve completed the Jen Williams series and am delighted you are planning to complete it – that final book is stormingly good…

    • @lynnsbooks

      OMG – the third book of the Winnowing Flame? I’m pea green with envy, in fact I didn’t even realise it was out yet. Good on yer. I’m coming to terms with the green – I think it’s my colour.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Don’t worry you can now ungreen yourself! It must be the heat – or I read the third book in a parallel universe… I’ve just checked and OF COURSE I’ve only read two of them – the third one isn’t out yet!

  10. imyril

    OH blimey I’m right there with you on The Winnowing Flame and the Daevabad trilogy – I just can’t wait!

  11. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, good luck with finishing all these series! I haven’t started let alone finished any of these, but I would love to start The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden.

    • @lynnsbooks

      You would love Katherine Arden IMO. Such a beautiful way of writing.
      Lynn 😀

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