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Top Ten Tuesday: Completed Series I Wish Had More Books

“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 πŸ₯Ί

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?

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Completed Series I Wish Had More Books

  1. Your first line already had me knowing I would agree with you – I need that next Greenhollow installment so badly! πŸ˜«πŸ€— I feel like the ending to Drowned Country definitely left things open for another book, and if it were about Mrs. Silver going monster hunting and constantly telling her son off, you certainly wouldn’t find me complaining πŸ‘€

    And I want that Daevabad continuation as well! As much as I love the trilogy, I don’t think the ending was the greatest, so in addition to the Jamshid content, I request some more pain 😁 Because is it really a fantasy finale if you can’t cry over some of your favorite characters dying?

    I’m actually fine with Filigree Street, Scythe, and Chaos Walking the way they are, though. After having way too many bad experiences with authors deciding to continue series that were already considered finished, I don’t need anything tainting perfection! 😬 Still, since you’ve mentioned Scythe, I can’t pretend I wouldn’t be interested in some spacey spin-off sequel πŸ‘€ Or just a whole book about the Thunderhead’s philosophizing πŸ₯°

    And I couldn’t care less about George R. Martin, but Patrick Rothfuss had better give me more books 🀨 Just saying!

    (Also, you’re making me feel even more guilty about still not having read the Carry On sequels… I will get to them at some point! πŸ˜…)

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    1. So true! The plot of a third Greenhallow book is right there! Why are we not getting it?!? 😫

      And I’d actually forgotten that the Daevabad ending wasn’t the best so yes, she should write some more books where she kills someone 😁 Just not Jamshid. I want to be sad but not that sad πŸ™ˆ

      I’m just going to ignore that you said you’re fine with Filigree Street as it is and say I know what you mean about Scythe and Chaos Walking. Especially Chaos Walking isn’t one I’ll be sad about as it is and more books would probably just ruin something. It’s funny, though, that I talked about a Scythe prequel and you jump to a sequel πŸ˜‚ I actually don’t want it as a sequel because I think that would remove a lot of aspects that were interesting in the original trilogy. Getting something about how society got to that point would be so fascinating! 😍

      And well, since I’ve never been 100% sure you’re going to like the Carry On sequels, I don’t blame you very much for not having read them yet πŸ˜„

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      1. As long as a main Daevabad character is murdered, I’m on board 😈 So sure, she can spare Jamshid as long as there’s other suffering! 😁

        And regarding Scythe, I feel like we already got so many interesting hints at the backstory to that world through the gleaning journals and stuff that I’m worried a prequel would mess with what I’ve already pieced together in my head πŸ˜… What if everything is totally different from how I imagined it? **Traumatic Fantastic Beasts experiences intensify** (And okay, fine, I also just want content set in space πŸ˜‡)

        And now I’m even more curious as to the Carry On sequels πŸ˜‚ I need to know why you think I wouldn’t like them!

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    1. I totally get that! Looking back on it, Wayward Son wasn’t great but at the time I think I was just so excited to get more Simon that I excused a lot of that book’s flaws. I would say the third one is better but it’s still not the same as Carry On.

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