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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 06:12:49 AM »
How many uncompleted series have you given up on or stayed loyal too?

I will be carrying on with this ones for now

Dresden Files   (First novel  published in 2000)
Gentleman Bastard ( First novel published in 2006)
The Kingkiller Chronicle (First novel published in 2007)
Wars of Light and Shadow Series (First novel  published in 1994)
The Iron Druid Chronicles Series (First novel published in 2011)
Alex Verus Series (First novel published in 2012)

Given up on

A Song of Ice and Fire (First novel published in 1996 ) Forgotten much and  I don't feel like rereading them now
The Stormlight Archive Series (First novel published in 2010) won't be completed for a very long time didn't know that at the start thought it was just a trilogy
The Demon Cycle Series (First novel published in 2008) fantasy version of  a Jerry Springer show


Update

Well I finished the Iron Druid wished I never bothered the ending was terrible and made me not read any new works by the author.

I’ve now given up on the Kingkiller chronicles
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2019, 06:44:53 AM »
Gentleman Bastards has a new novel so we can take it out of the list.

I knew the situation with the Kingkiller so I was not attached to the series. If a new book ever comes out, I'll read it. If not, I'm not even curious :)

I knew that Stormlight was going to be a massive 10 book series so I did not start that, too.

I'm currently loyal to Lightbringer. There's only one book remaining and that's expcted to be out on November, 2019.
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2019, 09:57:33 AM »
Let me see if there's anything to change from my post of 2 years ago:

Series with books published or unpublished that I plan to read/get in the future:

* Book of the Ancestor, Mark Lawrence - finished
* Gentleman Bastards, Scott Lynch
* Broken Earth. NK Jemisin - finished
* Demon Cycle, Peter V. Brett - finished
* Dominion of the Fallen, Aliette de Bodard - finishing at the moment
* Glass Thorns, Melanie Rawn - book 5 seems to have only been published in the US, and not sure if it's the last :(
* Hollow Gods, Rebecca Levene
* Stormlight Archive, Sanderson - I only read the first one, I think it will be one of those that I'll read 'eventually'
* Lightbringer, Brent Weeks
* Peter Grant, Ben Aaronovitch
* Temeraire, Naomi Novik - I actually found the last book (9) in the charity shop and got it, despite not having read books 7 and 8
* Vagrant, Peter Newman - finished
* Winnowing Flame, Jen Williams - finished

* Wyntertide, Andrew Caldecott
* Malazan, Steven Erikson
* Of Blood and Bone, John Gwynne
* Impossible Times, Mark Lawrence
* The deathless, Peter Newman
* The book of dust, Philip Pullman
* Godblind, Anna Stephens

Not exactly given up, but don't care anymore:

* A Song of Ice and Fire, GRR Martin
* The Kingkiller Chronicle, P. Rothfuss
* Burton and Swinburne, Mark Hodder --> ended up not reading the last one, and my library doesn't have it, don't care enough to buy
* Chronicles of Light and Shadow, Liesel Schwarz --> meh books, can't be bothered with more
* Wild Hunt, Elspeth Cooper --> read 3 from the library, thinking it was a trilogy. There are 4, but not even sure when 4 is coming. Lost interest
* Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey

(no change)

I liked the first book(s), but now not sure - convince me?

* The Passage, Justin Cronin - read book 2 and 'fast read' book 3
* Song of the Shattered Sands, Bradley Beaulieu
* The Traitor Son, Miles Cameron
* Worldmaker, Lucy Hounsom

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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2019, 10:04:27 AM »
Definitely yes with Stormlight Archives (hopefully I lived until the day when the final books came out, heheh)

Nope to A Song of Ice and Fire for sure. Maybe also nope for Kingkiller Chronicles. (Eh, but if it did came out I'd still read it anyway, so I've got my fingers crossed here.)

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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2019, 02:04:59 AM »
I prided myself in reading and finishing what I started, even books lowly rated between 1-2 stars... now for quite some time I can't continue to book 2 even on books 1 that I rated between 3 or even 5 stars and have the sequels readily available, I either stop reading for a while or go to another author for a different voice.

I can't explain why, just what's been happening.

My list would be maybe triple of that of Bea's even if just included finished series.
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2019, 12:13:28 PM »
A whole bunch of them is the short answer. Though I have been lucky that a few series have wrapped up this year.

Author: Series (read/expected)

Ben Aaronovitch: PC Peter Grant (7/?)
Bradley Beaulieu: Song of the Shattered Sands (3/6) 4 is out but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.  :'(
Terry Brooks: Fall of Shannara (3/4)
Susan Dennard: Witchlands (3/6)
R.F. Kuang: Poppy War (1/3) Same situation as Shattered Sands
Brian McClellan: Gods o Blood and Powder (2/3)
Peter Newman: The Deathless (1/3) Again, haven't been able to get book 2 yet
Brent Weeks: Lightbringer (4/5)

All those have pretty concrete release dates. But I'm also waiting on:

Leo Carew: Under the Northern Sky (2/3)
Nicholas Eames: The Band (2/3)
Ken Lie: Dandelion Dynasty (2/3)
Patrick Rothfuss: Kingkiller Chronicle (2/3+)
Brandon Sanderson: Mistborn Era 2 (3/4)
Brandon Sanderson: Stormlight Archive (3/10)

There's about an equal number of SF series I'm working through as well.
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2019, 09:04:02 PM »
Well I finished the Iron Druid wished I never bothered the ending was terrible and made me not read any new works by the author.

It's a shame really. Fantastic series and I loved every book and then comes the travesty of a finale. I was fuming for a week after. Just a crapfest of a book to end it all. I hate Granuaile. Glory to Oberon!

I'm actually thinking of emailing the author to take a second attempt and do a better job.

Still have fond memories of the series, except the last ofc.
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2019, 11:54:42 PM »
I start trying to do this but it quickly got entirely out of hand. I believe the technical term for how many series I have "in progress" might be: A METRIC BUTT-TON.

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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2019, 10:00:12 AM »
Uncompleted series where I'm actually paying attention to releases and have intention of reading the next book

The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone
Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Very few authors convince me that I have to know what's coming next these days
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2019, 01:45:24 PM »
Very few authors convince me that I have to know what's coming next these days
In a related theme, I now really hate cliffhangers: a book doesn't need to have a closed ending (if it's mid-series), but if it ends with a literal tv-type cliffhanger I get mad and will probably not pick up the next book. Trust your readers and your quality more, writers, if your book is good, the next one will be read, you don't need cheap tricks.
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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2019, 02:16:02 PM »
The great thing about living in the internet age is that unless the series is pretty obscure, you can look up the ending to a book without having to pay for it. So if you aren't really into a series but are curious as to how it ends, you don't have to keep on dragging yourself through it.

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Re: How many uncompleted series have you got on the go?
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2019, 04:51:18 AM »
I'd have to have a hunt through the library to work out how many I have in total, but of the 5 books I'm reading at present, I think they're all part of series. One A Darkness at Sethanon is from a finished series. The others: Jade War by Fonda Lee, Quillifer by Walter Jon Wiliams (that may be a standalone, but I doubt it), The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty and A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie are all parts of unfinished series.
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