“It was the middle of an autumn downpour when Tobias first met Henry Silver.”First line in Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
It’s another Top Ten Tuesday already! This time I’m talking about some completed series that need more books, and I of course have to say that these series are completed as far as I’m aware. A couple of them have some companion books being released but nothing major within the same series has been announced at this point.
Top Ten Tuesday is still hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, so let’s take a look at some series that ended too soon.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
If this series had a hundred books, it still wouldn’t be enough. I love this duology SO MUCH! The characters are my comfort characters and I don’t think I could ever get tired of reading about them. Both books also have this standalone-feeling meaning that there wasn’t a big overarching plot that was concluded in the last book. So it’d be very easy to just write more. Please 🥺
The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty
This is a great trilogy and it doesn’t actually need any more books. It’s just that I need more books. Preferably about Jamshid. Give me the entire trilogy from his point of view or follow him after the trilogy ended, I don’t care. Just give me more Jamshid! Anyway, the world is also so incredibly detailed that it definitely has potential for more stories.
Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell
This series is just so much fun and I need more Simon and Baz in my life. Rowell doesn’t even have to come up with a plot for potential new books. I’ll be perfectly happy to just read about these characters talking and living a boring life. I just want to witness Simon grow old without any more magic-related problems.
The Greenhollow Duology by Emily Tesh
It’s simple: Two short novellas about Henry Silver is just not enough. We also don’t have a story about his mother and I actually think that’s something Tesh owes us after the way she introduced her. I’m waiting.
Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Again, a perfectly good trilogy but the rich world just invites so many more stories. I know we’re getting the book Gleanings which is a bunch of short stories from the world but I really wouldn’t have minded a prequel trilogy or something like that.
A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
Both books are essentially standalones with different main characters and they’re set in one of the vastest yet greatly detailed worlds I’ve ever read about. There’s so much potential for more stories. However, I would just also really love some more Ylfing, the main character in the second one. I love him very much! And also the way Rowland plays around with the narrative style in these books is so fascinating and requires a lot of skill, and I just need more!
Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
I really love the characters in this trilogy but especially the villain whom I wouldn’t have minded appearing more in the books. So could we get some sort of prequel book about him? It would be rather interesting considering the location at which it would need to take place. It’s another thing I wished had been explored more in the first book.
(Bonus: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin – I would just love for that series to have more books in it…)
Not quite ten this time, but so many series already have continuations that have made the series so long that I couldn’t in good conscience say I wanted even more. At some point enough is enough (except with The Watchmaker of Filigree Street). What are some series you wanted to have more books? Do we have any in common?