This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending.
A while ago, I read Lovecraft Country for bookclub. I was excited to hear that there would be a series coming out that was based on the book.
I got a hold of a login for HBO Max and I started watching it. (Thank you, you know who you are) It’s rather intense in some parts, but the story is great.
Inky seems interested in it, too. It’s been a while since we read the book, so it was nice to have a refresher.
The above link is a website that tells about which order book series should be read. I think it would helpful when your series numbers aren’t clearly written on the cover.
The layout seems good and they take suggestions if they are missing series. I hope it helps someone besides me. I think it’s great.
This third book in the series is just as good as the others I have read so far. I love the stories, but this one started out very slow, too. I had to finish it quickly to find out what happened to the characters. I’m looking forward to the next two that are already published and the 6th that comes out in April of 2021.
I look forward to the series mentioned in the above linked article. The movie is one of my favorite movies, and I look forward to hearing new stories based on the female baseball players. It seems to be coming out on Amazon Prime Video, but I can’t seem to be able to tell when it will be coming out.
The series Pitch was short-lived, but I loved that, too. I hope that women in baseball becomes more prominent. Not just as announcers.
Here is a list from the above linked article that consists of Fantasy Series that have already been completed. You won’t be wasting your time waiting for the next book in the series to come out. Enjoy!
20 COMPLETED YA FANTASY SERIES TO REVISIT OR PICK UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
#1. FOLK OF THE AIR TRILOGY BY HOLLY BLACK
1. The Cruel Prince
2. The Wicked King
3. The Queen of Nothing
#2. THE YOUNG ELITES TRILOGY BY MARIE LU
1. The Young Elites
2. The Rose Society
3. The Midnight Star
#3. RED WINTER TRILOGY BY ANNETTE MARIE
1. Red Winter
2. Dark Tempest
3. Immortal Fire
#4. MEDAIR DUOLOGY BY ANDREA K. HÖST
1. The Silence of Medair
2. Voice of the Lost
#5. SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY BY LEIGH BARDUGO
1. Six of Crows
2. Crooked Kingdom
#6. THE ABHORSEN TRILOGY BY GARTH NIX
#7. THE PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS TRILOGY BY SUSAN EE
2. World After
3. End of Days
#8. SHADOW OF THE FOX TRILOGY BY JULIE KAGAWA
1. Shadow of the Fox
2. Soul of the Sword
3. Night of the Dragon
#9. THE BRILLIANT DEATH DUOLOGY BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA
1. The Brilliant Death
2. The Storm of Life
#10. WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY BY KATHERINE ARDEN
1. The Bear and the Nightingale
2. The Girl in the Tower
3. The Winter of the Witch
#11. CHRONICLES OF IXIA HEXALOGY BY MARIA V. SNYDER
1. Poison Study
2. Magic Study
3. Fire Study
4. Shadow Study
5. Night Study
6. Dawn Study
#12. CROWN & COURT DUET BY SHERWOOD SMITH
1. Crown Duel
2. Court Duel
#13. TALES OF BEAUTY AND MADNESS TRILOGY BY LILI ST. CROW
#14. THE ORPHAN’S TALES DUOLOGY BY CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
1. In the Night Garden
2. In the Cities of Coin and Spice
#15. THE FORBIDDEN WISH DUOLOGY BY JESSICA KHOURY
0.5. The Jinni
1. The Forbidden Wish
#16. HIS FAIR ASSASSIN TRILOGY BY ROBIN LAFEVERS
1. Grave Mercy
2. Dark Triumph
3. Mortal Heart
#17. GRACELING REALM TRILOGY BY KRISTIN CASHORE
#18. HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY BY PHILIP PULLMAN
1. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass
#19. TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING
1. The Bone Doll’s Twin
2. Hidden Warrior
3. The Oracle’s Queen
In Skala warfare is a womanly thing.
#20. WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE DUOLOGY BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA
1. We Set the Dark on Fire
2. We Unleash the Merciless Storm
I enjoyed this book as part of the Oh.My.Gods series. I wouldn’t have been able to follow it if I hadn’t read the other books.
With the way the book ended, I hope there’s another book in this series. One more story to tie up the loose ends.
According to the above linked article, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy premiered 42 years ago yesterday. Happy birthday!
I may have to reread this series again. After I get the stuff with deadlines read. To quote Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines,” he wrote. “I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” I am finding lately that this is very true, and keeps my schedule less crazy if I don’t finish stuff in time and I can’t go to the event that had the deadline. Who am I kidding? It’ll be crazy for a while.
The above linked article talks about fantasy series that are worth starting. I have several of the books in many of these series. Some are on my TBR list, some have been started. One of these days I’ll get to them.
ACACIA BY DAVID ANTHONY DURHAM
Where to Start? Acacia: The War with the Mein
AEGIS OF THE GODS BY TERRY C. SIMPSON
Where to Start? Etchings of Power
ARTHURIAN SAGA BY MARY STEWART
Where to Start? The Crystal Cave
AVALON BY MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
Where to Start? Mists of Avalon
THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN BY GENE WOLFE
Where to Start? The Shadow of the Torturer
THE BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY BY N.K. JEMISIN
Where to Start? The Fifth Season
THE BROKEN EMPIRE BY MARK LAWRENCE
Where to Start? Prince of Thorns
THE CASTES AND THE OUTCASTES BY DAVIS ASHURA
Where to Start? A Warrior’s Path
CHRONICLES OF ELANTRA BY MICHELLE SAGARA
Where to Start? Cast in Shadow (there are several prequels, but this is book 1)
Finished? No, but 12 are published, so plenty to read!
CROWN OF STARS BY KATE ELLIOTT
Where to Start? King’s Dragon
THE DANDELION DYNASTY BY KEN LIU
Where to Start? The Grace of Kings
Finished? No. First 2 published.
THE DARK TOWER BY STEPHEN KING
Where to Start? The Gunslinger
DEVERRY BY KATHARINE KERR
Where to Start? Daggerspell
DISCWORLD BY TERRY PRATCHETT
DRAGONLANCE BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN
Where to Start? Lots of places to begin. I started with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, which is also the first the pair wrote.
Finished? Yes and no. Weis and Hickman still publish books in this universe, but there are PLENTY of completed trilogies within the universe.
EARTHSEA CYCLE BY URSULA K. LE GUIN
Where to Start? A Wizard of Earthsea
EARTHSINGER CHRONICLES BY L. PENELOPE
Where to start? Song of Blood & Stone
Finished? No. First 2 complete.
ELRIC BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK
Where to Start? Elric of Melnibone
ETERNAL SKY BY ELIZABETH BEAR
Where to Start? Range of Ghosts
FARSEER TRILOGY BY ROBIN HOBB
Where to Start? Assassin’s Apprentice
THE FIRST LAW BY JOE ABERCROMBIE
Where to Start? The Blade Itself
GENTLEMAN BASTARDS BY SCOTT LYNCH
Where to Start? The Lies of Locke Lamora
Finished? No. First 3 published.
GORMENGHAST BY MERVYN PEAKE
HERALDS OF VALDEMAR BY MERCEDES LACKEY
Where to Start? Lots of entry points. Chronological: Arrows of the Queen. My favorite trilogy in this universe begins with Magic’s Pawn. If you want a stand-alone in this series to see if you want to continue, read By the Sword.
KINGDOMS OF THORN AND BONE BY GREG KEYES
Where to Start? The Briar King
THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS
Where to Start? The Name of the Wind
Finished? No. First 2 published.
KUSHIEL’S LEGACY BY JACQUELINE CAREY
Where to Start? Kushiel’s Dart
LONG PRICE QUARTET BY DANIEL ABRAHAM
Where to Start? A Shadow in Summer
THE LORD OF THE RINGS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN
LYONESSE BY JACK VANCE
Where to Start? Suldrun’s Garden
MILLENNIUM’S RULE BY TRUDI CANAVAN
Where to Start? Thief’s Magic
Finished? No. First 3 complete.
NEW CROBUZON BY CHINA MIÉVILLE
Where to Start? Perdido Street Station (though I actually read these completely out of order the first time and had no problem).
OBSIDIAN AND BLOOD BY ALIETTE DE BODARD
Where to start? Servant of the Underworld (there are several prequels, but this is book 1)
OLONDRIA BY SOFIA SAMATAR
Where to Start? A Stranger in Olondria
Finished? Probably (only 2 books in the series, and both are stand-alone)
PAKSENARRION BY ELIZABETH MOON
Where to Start? Sheepfarmer’s Daughter
Finished? Yes, though she continues to write in this world on a regular basis.
RETURN TO NEVÈRŸON BY SAMUEL R. DELANY
Where to Start? Tales of Nevèrÿon
RIDDLE-MASTER BY PATRICIA MCKILLIP
Where to Start? The Riddle-Master of Hed
SEVENWATERS BY JULIET MARILLIER
Where to Start? Daughter of the Forest
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Where to Start? A Game of Thrones
Finished? Notoriously no, but the first 5 are completed.
THE SORCERER OF WILDEEPS BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON
Where to Start? The Sorcerer of Wildeeps
Finished? Maybe. Two so far, both stand-alone novellas in the same universe. Will there be more? We can only hope.
THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE BY BRANDON SANDERSON
Where to Start? The Way of Kings
Finished? No. First 2 published, 3rd coming in November (it’s currently listed as a 10 book series on Goodreads).
THE SUNBOLT CHRONICLES BY INTISAR KHANANI
Where to Start? Sunbolt
Finished? No. 2 published so far.
SWORD OF TRUTH BY TERRY GOODKIND
Where to Start? Wizard’s First Rule
Finished? I think he plans to continuously add books to this series forever. For. Ever.
TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING
Where to Start? The Bone Doll’s Twin
TENSORATE BY J.Y. YANG
Finished? No. First 2 novellas published.
TEMERAIRE BY NAOMI NOVIK
Where to Start? His Majesty’s Dragon
THE WHEEL OF TIME BY ROBERT JORDAN AND BRANDON SANDERSON
Where to Start? The Eye of the World
Finished? Yes. Finished posthumously by Brandon Sanderson
WORLDBREAKER SAGA BY KAMERON HURLEY
Where to Start? The Mirror Empire
Finished? No. Final book in the trilogy comes out next year.
THE WORLD OF RIVERSIDE/TREMONTAINE BY ELLEN KUSHNER AND MANY OTHER AUTHORS
Finished? Kind of. The original The World of Riverside series is complete, but Tremontaine is still going!
WORLD OF THE FIVE GODS BY LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD
Where to Start? The Curse of Chalion
Finished? Kind of. The first 3 can work together as a trilogy, and are completed. She’s been adding novellas to the series with Penric’s story.