Series Shakedown

Ahoy there mateys!  Me Series be spiraling out of control! Many of me crew lament and wail about how series never seem to be finished and are hard to keep track of.  That got me to thinking about what series still be languishing in the hold hoping for love and completion.  Now here be the thing, when I started the official tally, I realized that subcategories would be needed due to the sheer volume or me noggin would self-destruct.  The seven (!) categories:

Completed Series that I have not finished (Much to me shame!):

Total 36 Series with 96 Books Included Re-Reads

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – Starbound

  • These Broken Stars – review
  • This Shadowed World
  • Their Fractured Light

Brian Staveley – Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

  • Skullsworn (#0.5)
  • The Emperor’s Blades  – reread
  • The Providence of Fire – reread
  • The Last Mortal Bond

C.A. Caskabel – Drakon

  • Drakon: The Sieve  – review
  • Drakon: Uncarved
  • Drakon: First Blade
  • Drakon: Butterfly

Celia Rees – Witch Child

  • Witch Childreview
  • Sorceress

Cindy Pon – Kingdom of Xia

  • Silver Phoenix – reread
  • Fury of the Phoenix
  • Serpentine – reread
  • Sacrifice

Connie Willis – Oxford Time Travel

  • Doomsday Book
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • Blackout
  • All Clear

Daniel O’Malley – The Checquy Files

  • The Rook  – review
  • Stiletto

David Anthony Durham – Acacia

  • Acacia – reread
  • The Other Lands
  • The Sacred Bond

Dean Koontz – Jane Hawk

  • The Silent Corner  – review
  • The Whispering Room
  • The Crooked Staircase
  • The Forbidden Door
  • The Night Window

Ellen Kushner – Riverside

  • Swordspoint – reread
  • The Priviledge of the Sword
  • The Fall of Kings

Fran Wilde – Bone Universe

  • Updraftreview
  • Cloudbound
  • Horizon

Gail Carriger – Finishing School

  • Etiquette & Espionagereview
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry
  • Manners & Mutiny

Glenda Larke – Isles of Glory

  • The Awarereview
  • Gilfeather
  • The Tainted

Iain M. Banks – Culture

  • Consider Phlebas
  • The Player of Gamesreview
  • Use of Weapons
  • The State of the Art
  • Excession
  • Inversions
  • Look to Windward
  • Matter
  • Surface Detail
  • The Hydrogen Sonata

Isobelle Carmody – The Obernewtyn Chronicles

  • The Seeker – reread part one
  • The Rebellion
  • The Dreamtrails

Jason M. Hough – Dire Earth Cycle

  • The Darwin Elevator
  • The Exodus Towers
  • The Plague Force
  • Injection Burn
  • Escape Velocity

Jen Williams – The Copper Cat

  • The Copper Promisereview
  • The Iron Ghost
  • The Silver Tide

Joe Haldeman – Forever War

  • The Forever Warreview
  • Forever Peace
  • Forever Free

K.E. Ganshert – The Gifting

  • The Gifting – reread
  • The Awakening
  • The Gathering

S.K. Dunstall – Linesman

  • Linesman
  • Alliance
  • Confluence

Lois McMaster Bujold – World of the Five Gods

  • Curse of the Chalionreview
  • Paladin of Souls – review to come
  • The Hallowed Hunt – review to come
  • Penric’s Demon
  • Penric and the Shaman
  • Penric’s Fox
  • Penric’s Mission
  • Mira’s Last Dance
  • The Prisoner of Limnos

Marie Brennan – Memoirs of Lady Trent

  • A Natural History of Dragons
  • The Tropic of Serpents
  • Voyage of the Basilisk
  • In the Labyrinth of Drakes
  • Within the Sanctuary of Wings

Mark Lawrence – Book of the Ancestor

  • Red Sisterreview
  • Grey Sister
  • Holy Sister

Max Gladstone – Craft Sequence

  • Three Parts Deadreview
  • Two Serpents Risereview
  • Full Fathom Fivereview
  • Last First Snowreview
  • Four Roads Cross
  • The Ruin of Angels

Mercedes Lackey – Hunter

Nicole Kornher-Stace – Archivist Wasp Saga

  • Archivist Waspreview
  • Latchkey

Patrice Kindl – Keeping the Castle

  • Keeping the Castlereview
  • A School for Brides

Patricia C. Wrede – Frontier Magic

  • Thirteenth Child – reread
  • Across the Great Barrier
  • The Far West

Peter Watts – The Sunflower Cycle

  • The Freeze Frame Revolutionreview
  • Hotshotreview
  • The Island
  • Giants

Rhett C. Bruno – Children of Titan

  • Titanborn
  • Titan’s Sonreview
  • Titan’s Wrath

Rob Reger & Jessica Gruner – Emily the Strange

  • The Lost Daysreview
  • Stranger and Strangerreview
  • Dark Timesreview
  • Piece of Mind

Rosemary Kirstein – Steerswoman

  • The Steerswoman – reread
  • The Outskirter’s Secret – reread
  • The Lost Steersman
  • The Language of Power

Sarah Tolcser – Song of the Current

  • Song of the Currentreview
  • Whisper of the Tide

Sebastien De Castell – Spellslinger

  • Spellslingerreview
  • Shadowblack
  • Charmcaster
  • Soulbinder
  • Queenslayer
  • Crownbreaker

Sharon Shinn – Elemental Blessings

  • Troubled Watersreview
  • Royal Airsreview
  • Jeweled Firereview
  • Unquiet Land – have library book

Wesley Chu – Time Salvager

  • Time Salvager – reread
  • Time Siege

Series that I be caught up on but am waiting on the author to supply me with the next volume (Write faster dang it!):

Total 32 series and 38 known books!

with approximate publication dates where known

Becky Chambers, S.L. Huang, Rivers Solomon, Yoon Ha Lee

I don’t know if there is going to be a season two but I want one!

  • The Vela: Season Onereview
  • The Vela: Season Two

Brandon Sanderson – Skyward

There have been some updates on the author’s website.

  • Skywardreview
  • Starsight – expected 2/3/19
  • Untitled #3 – expected 2021
  • Untitled #4 – expected 2022

Brandon Sanderson – Rithmatist

  • The Rithmatistreview
  • The Aztlanian – ?

Brent Weeks – Lightbringer

  • The Black Prism 
  • The Blinding Knife
  • The Broken Eye
  • The Blood Mirrorreview
  • The Burning White – expected 10/22/19

Dianna Sanchez – Enchanted Kitchen

  • A Witch’s Kitchenreview
  • A Pixie’s Promisereview
  • Untitled #3 – ?
  • Untitled #4 – ?

E.S. Bell – Chronicles of Lunos

  • The Dark of the Moonreview
  • Untitled #2 – ?

Elizabeth Bear – Lotus Kingdoms

  • The Stone in the Skullreview
  • The Red-Stained Wings – expected 5/28/19 – have library book

Elizabeth Bear – White Space

  • ancestral nightreview
  • machine – ?

Emma Newman – Industrial Magic

  • Brother’s Ruinreview
  • Weaver’s Lamentreview
  • Untitled #3 – ?

George R.R. Martin – Song of Ice and Fire

  • A Game of Thrones
  • A Clash of Kings
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast for Crows
  • A Dance with Dragons
  • The Winds of Winter – ?
  • A Dream of Spring – ?

Jason Denzel – Mystic

  • Mysticreview
  • Mystic Dragonreview
  • Mystic Skies – ?

Jasper Fforde – Shades of Grey

  • Shades of Grey
  • Untitled #2 – ?

Jenn Lyons – A Chorus of Dragons

  • The Ruin of Kingsreview
  • The Name of All Things – expected 10/29/19

Jessica Townsend – Nevermoor

  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crowreview
  • Nevermoor: The Calling of Morrigan Crowreview
  • Untitled #3 – ?

Julie Kagawa – Shadow of the Fox

  • The Shadow of the Foxreview
  • Soul of the Sword – expected 6/18/19
  • Untitled #3 – ?

Kate Elliott – Black Wolves

  • Black Wolvesreview
  • Dead Empire – expected 12/15/20
  • Untitled #3 – ?

Katherine Addison – Goblin Emperor

  • The Goblin Emperor
  • The Witness for the Dead – ?

Katherine Arden – Small Spaces

  • Small Spacesreview
  • Dead Voices – expected 8/27/19

Kelley Armstrong – Rockton

  • City of the Lostreview
  • A Darkness Absolutereview
  • This Fallen Preyreview
  • Watcher in the Woodsreview
  • Untitled #5 – ?

Marko Kloos – The Palladium Wars

  • Aftershocks – review
  • Untitled #2 – ?

M.H. Boroson – The Daoshi Chronicles

  • The Girl with the Ghost Eyesreview
  • Ride a Mule (#1.5)review
  • The Girl with No Face – expected 10/1/19 – have eArc

Makiia Lucier – Tower of Winds

  • Isle of Blood and Stonereview
  • Song of the Abyss – expected 8/27/19 – read eArc – review to come

Marie Brennan – Ree Varekai

  • Cold-Forged Flamereview
  • Lightning in the Bloodreview
  • Untitled #3 – ?

Myke Cole – The Sacred Throne

I had mixed feelings about the armored saint and thought I was going to abandon the series.  But then I saw the second book in the library and realized that I did want to find out what happened next.  Book two was great fun.  And book three comes out this year!

  • The Armored Saintreview
  • The Queen of Crowsreview
  • The Killing Light – expected 10/1/19

Neal Shusterman – Arc of a Scythe

  • Scythereview
  • Thunderheadreview
  • The Toll – expected 9/3/19

Patrick Rothfuss – The Kingkiller Chronicle

  • The Name of the Wind
  • The Wise Man’s Fear
  • Doors of Stone – ?

R.S. Ford – War of the Archons

  • A Demon in Silverreview
  • The Hangman’s Gate – expected 6/18/19

Robert Jackson Bennett – Founders

  • Foundrysidereview
  • Shorefall – expected 2020

Seanan McGuire – Wayward Children

  • Every Heart a Doorwayreview
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bonesreview
  • Beneath the Sugar Skyreview
  • In an Absent Dreamreview 
  • Come Tumbling Down – expected 2020

Sue Burke – Semiosis Duology

  • Semiosisreview
  • Interference – expected 10/22/19

Tade Thompson – Molly Southbourne

I want an e-Atc of this so badly!!

  • The Murders of Molly Southbournereview
  • The Survival of Molly Southbourne – expected 7/9/19

Tyler Whitesides – Ardor Benn

  • The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Bennreview
  • The Shattered Realm of Ardor Benn – expected 11/3/2020

Zoraida Córdova – Brooklyn Brujas

  • Labyrith Lostreview
  • Bruja Bornreview
  • Untitled #3 – ?

Series that are not finished but I haven’t caught up with all the released books yet (Why?):

Total 11 Series with 18 Published Books Out!

Brandon Sanderson – Mistborn: The Alloy Era

This is the Mistborn series following Wax and Wayne.  I read the first two out of the quartet. I have not read bands of mourning yet even though it came out in 2016.  I think I will wait for #4 to come out before finishing this.

  • Alloy of Law
  • Shadows of Self
  • Bands of Mourning
  • The Lost Metal

Brandon Sanderson – Stormlight Archive

I have not yet read oathbringer for two reasons – 1) it’s so long; and 2) I don’t really remember much of book two even thought book one’s details are fresh.  Me noggin is strange.  I know this will be good.  I know I have to read it before book three comes out.  I need motivation for this!

  • The Way of the Kings
  • Words of Radiance 
  • Oathbringer

Curtis Craddock – The Risen Kingdoms

I started this series after this list was made.  But I still haven’t caught up!

  • An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrorsreview
  • A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery
  • The Last Uncharted Sky – expected 2020

Deborah A. Wolf – The Dragon’s Legacy

Though I didn’t love the first book, I really did like enough of it to try the next one in the series.  The author claims that there are at least three books so I will have time to make up me mind about how things turn out.

  • The Dragon’s Legacyreview
  • The Forbidden City
  • The Seared Lands – expected 9/10/19

Josiah Bancroft – The Books of Babel

This is scheduled to be a four book series.  I read the first book and really loved it.  Books two and three are already out.  These are slow reads so I am in no rush.

  • Senlin Ascendsreview
  • Arm of the Sphinx
  • The Hod King
  • Untitled #4

K.V. Johansen – Gods of the Caravan Road

This is a five books series and books one to four are already out.  I didn’t know this was a series and apparently read book two.  Oops!  I need to start this one over again and then catch up.

  • Blackdog
  • The Leopard – reread
  • The Lady
  • Gods of Nabban
  • The Last Road

Larry Correia – Saga of the Forgotten Warrior

The first mate and I both loved book one.  He has book two on audio book and really enjoyed it.  I need to make time to listen to it and catch up!

  • Son of the Black Swordreview
  • House of Assassins

Michael J. Sullivan – The Legends of the First Empire

I read age of myth and age of swords and really loved them.  This series is completed and is slowly being released by the author.  I haven’t read book three, age of war, and don’t own it yet.  Though I did pre-order book four, age of legend, in a kickstarter.  I will pre-order five and six through the next kickstarters too.

  • Age of Mythreview
  • Age of Swordsreview
  • Age of War
  • Age of Legend
  • Age of Death
  • Age of Empyre

R.F. Kuang – The Poppy War

I read the poppy war and enjoyed it.  This series is on the list because I snagged an eArc of the dragon republic.  Me review will be posted on 8/5/19.  I have to read book two before then!

  • The Poppy Warreview
  • The Dragon Republic

Scott Lynch – Gentleman Bastard

I loved the lies of locke lamora and red seas under red skies.  I am a latecomer to this series.  Book three is out.  Books four to seven are not yet.  Plenty of time to catch up.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamorareview
  • Red Seas Under Red Skiesreview
  • The Republic of Thieves
  • The Thorn of Emberlain
  • The Ministry of Necessity
  • The Mage and the Master Spy
  • Inherit the Night

Sophie Davis – Timewaves

I really enjoyed the syndicate and then never checked up on when the next book was out.  Apparently books two and three are out.  No word on book four yet.  This is about time travel and is self-published.  I will pick up the next one and some point and go from there.

  • The Syndicatereview
  • Atlic
  • Legends Untold
  • Dust into Gold

Series that be completed that I haven’t even started yet (Oh my!):

Total 65 series with too many books to count!

All authors whose works I have never read are marked with a *

  1. A.G. Riddle – The Long Winter * – sci-fi thriller duology about climate change;
  2. Alex London – Proxy – a sci-fi duology, the whipping boy for grownups;
  3. Andrew Taylor – Marwood and Lovett * – historical thriller trilogy where the first book be set during the Great Fire of London in 1666;
  4. Andrew Mayne – Station Breaker * – a sci-fi duology with space and mystery;
  5. Annette Marie – Red Winter Trilogy * – a Japanese based fantasy about a girl who is supposed to become the human host of a goddess;
  6. Barbara Sleigh – Carbonel * – a fantasy trilogy about a young witch and her talking cat.  Love me some talking cats;
  7. Benedict Patrick – Yarnsworld * – this dark fantasy quartet has some of the most awesome cover art around and sounds quirky and awesome;
  8. Brenda Cooper – The Glittering Edge * – a sci-fi duology with space and robots.  I own the first book and have been interested in trying the author’s work for quite some time;
  9. Brian McClellan – The Powder Mage Trilogy * – the crew has been trying to get me to read this series for years;
  10. Candace Robinson – Glass Vault Series * – this series was written by a member of the crew and I own both books.  I suck for not reading these already;
  11. Chris Beckett – Dark Eden * – Sarah @ brainfluff put this sci-fi trilogy on me list.  Also crew member Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum gave the first book a five star review;
  12. Claire Fayers – The Accidental Pirates * – a story about a sea voyage and magic.  Arrr!  I own the first book of this duology;
  13. Corey J. White – The Voidwitch Saga * – a sci-fi trilogy about a psychic supersoldier;
  14. Daniel Cole – Fawkes and Baxter * – This is another genre change for me and is a murder mystery series;
  15. David D. Levin – Adventures of Arabella Ashby Series * – this trilogy has been described as steampunk sci-fi;
  16. Deb E. Howell – Touch * – a fantasy duology where a woman can heal but only at the cost of those around her;
  17. Django Wexler – The Shadow Campaigns * – I own the first book in this five book series.  I haven’t started the series yet because it be five books.  I need more time;
  18. E.D.E. Bell – Shkode Series * – Dragons!  I can blame this one on Sarah @ brainfluff;
  19. E.K. Johnston – The Story of Owen – Dragonslayer!  Plus I loved the author’s a thousand nights;
  20. Ed McDonald – Raven’s Mark Series * – this dark fantasy trilogy sounds awesome and involves raven tattoos coming to life;
  21. Elizabeth Bonesteel – Central Corps * – a sci-fi trilogy with mystery.  Recommended by Sarah @ brainfluff of course;
  22. Elle Casey – Drifter’s Alliance * – Another Sarah @ brainfluff recommendation.  This sci-fi series starts with “This book plunges straight into a card game with the highest stakes – a nineteen-year-old girl betting her virginity against a ship. I’m not giving too much away when I reveal that she wins.” Plucky indeed;
  23. Emily Skrutskie – The Abyss Surrounds Us * – pirate ships and sea monsters.  Arrrr!  (Plus I own book one of the duology);
  24. Glenda Larke – Watergivers – I already have another of the author’s series on me list to finish.  This is a fantasy series about water magic;
  25. Helen Harper – The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic * – well the title of this series says it all and Sarah @ brainfluff recommended it.  Surprise!;
  26. Ian McDonald – Luna * – a sci-fi trilogy about, well, the moon.  Apparently there are some related books coming out as well;
  27. Joe Abercrombie – Shattered Sea – with a series title like that and owning all the books, I should have devoured this fantasy trilogy already;
  28. J.Y. Yang – Tensorate * – I own the first of this novella quartet that seemingly defies classification.  I just have to find the right mood to read it;
  29. James Islington – The Licanius Trilogy * – Many of the crew has raved about this fantasy trilogy.  I hope to join them someday;
  30. Jeff Salyards – Bloodsounder’s Arc * – a dark fantasy trilogy where the blurb is kinda vague but which the crew seems to love;
  31. Jennifer Ellis – Derivatives of Displacement * – a YA series featuring four books and time travel.  The first book was recommend by guess who?  Sarah @ brainfluff;
  32. Joan D. Vinge – Cat * – a sci-fi trilogy about a half-human, half-alien orphan telepath;
  33. Joanne Hall – The Art of Forgetting * – Yet again Sarah @ Brainfluffstrikes again.  A fantasy duology about a cavalryman.  I love ponies;
  34. Jon Skovron – Empire of Storms * – a fantasy trilogy with pirates and an excellent review by Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum;
  35. Joshua Palmatier – Throne of Amenkor * –  this trilogy deals with a female assassin and I own the first book;
  36. Jule Owen – The House Next Door * – a cli-fi series about flooding where the main character has been “confined to his house with only his cat, his robot and his holographic dragons for company.”  Time travel may also be involved;
  37. Kristy Cambron – Hidden Masterpiece * – This is a historical fiction duology dealing with the Holocaust in the past and also an art historian in the present.  I learned about this one from Amanda @ cover2covermom;
  38. Lea Doué – The Firethorn Chronicles * – a little bit different, this is a series of fairytale retellings where each book be a standalone.  The first book is about the twelve dancing princesses.  There be dragons!;
  39. Lesley Livingston – The Valiant * – a trilogy highly recommended by me nephew.  He since has became a teen and has given up reading.  But any book that captured his attention back then is worth a visit now;
  40. Linda Nagata – The Red Series * – I know I own the first book in this military sci-fi trilogy.  I might own the second down in the hold somewhere;
  41. Mark Alder – Banners of Blood * – a history fantasy series that deals with the Hundred Years War;
  42. Melissa Caruso – Swords and Fire * – a fantasy trilogy where a lucky 13 of the crew has given it 4 stars or more on Goodreads;
  43. Michael R. Miller – The Dragon’s Blade * – a dragon trilogy.  Arrrr!;
  44. Michael R. Fletcher – Manifest Delusions * – Mogsy @ thebilbliosanctumlead me to this trilogy which she described as “my first thought . . . ‘Damn, that shit was a hundred different kinds of awesome.’”;
  45. Minette Walters – Black Death * – historical fiction duology about the Black Death;
  46. Mitchell Hogan – Sorcery Ascendant Sequence * – a fantasy trilogy;
  47. Paul Crilley – Delphic Division * – this duology deals with “the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service.”;
  48. Pierce Brown – Red Rising * – a YA dystopian series, at this point I am only considering the original trilogy to be on the list;
  49. R.J. Barker – The Wounded Kingdom * – a fantasy trilogy about assassins;
  50. Rick Yancey – The Monstrumologist – This is a YA horror quartet about monsters.  I am sort of on the fence about this but super intrigued at the same time;
  51. Rob J. Hayes – Best Laid Plans * – Pirates!  A duology and I own the first book;
  52. Robert V.S. Redick – The Chanthrand Voyage * – maritime fantasy quartet, Arrr!;
  53. Sabrina Chase – Sequoyah Series * – Sarah @ brainfluff told me about this sci-fi trilogy.  It sounds awesome;
  54. Sarah Beth Durst – The Queens of Renthia – I read the author’s into the wild series and remember liking it even if the plot has fallen out of me noggin.  This trilogy sounds fun;
  55. Shirley Rousseau Murphy – The Dragonbards Trilogy * – Singing dragons and talking otters plus the three books are available in an omnibus;
  56. Simon Morden – Down Station * – a fiery apocalypse takes down London in this duology.  Apparently it is a portal type fantasy;
  57. S.J. Higbee – Sunblinded – Okay I have Sarah @ brainfluff to thank for this series on the list too.  The difference?  She wrote this trilogy!  I bought all three books and haven’t read them yet.  I suck.  I swear I will get to these!;
  58. Steven Brust – Vlad Taltos * – dragons and I think I own the first book.  I don’t plan on reading all 15 at this point though;
  59. Tanya Huff – The Quarters Novels * – I own this fantasy quartet.  It has assassins.  I should read it;
  60. Taran Matharu – Summoner Series * – Me nephew loved this back in the day and gave me his copy.  I have to give this a shot;
  61. Tricia Levenseller – Daughter of the Pirate King * – The title sums up why I need to read this duology.  And I own the first book;
  62. Weina Dai Randel – Empress of Bright Moon * – This is a historical fiction duology about a concubine with ambitions;
  63. Wesley Chu – The Lives of Tao – I own this series.  I just need to read it!;
  64. William Ritter – Jackaby * – I have heard wonderful things about this YA quartet; and
  65. Yoon Ha Lee – The Machineries of the Empire – I have been told by me best friend that I have no choice but to read this series.  I own the first book.

Series that are not finished that I haven’t started yet (Sigh!):

Total 41 series with too many books to count!

  1. Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time – this sci-fi series only has two books out.  I am not sure if there are going to be more or not which is why it be on this list.  I have read two of his standalones and be ready to try a series.
  2. Alex White – The Salvagers * – Treasure hunters in space.  This sci-fi trilogy has two books out so far.  The third book is scheduled for 2020.
  3. Aliette de Bodard – Dominion of the Fallen – I have read several of this author’s novellas and loved them.  I do want to try this trilogy.  Book three is scheduled to come out later this month.  Paris in ruins and a murder mystery and a war in heaven.  Talk about problems.
  4. Amy Stewart – Kopp Sisters * – This is not me typical genre here on the blog but the premise of historical female deputy sheriffs was too good to pass up.  I own the first two books.  Book five comes out September 2019.  Plus the first mate loved the audiobook of book one.
  5. Anna Smith Spark – Empires of Dust * – The third book of this grimdark fantasy series comes out in August 2019.  I don’t know much about this series to be honest except the author’s debut got good reviews from mateys MogsyDrew, and Lisa.
  6. Anna Stephens – Godblind * – These books have pretty covers which is how I first noticed them.  This is supposed to be a gritty epic fantasy trilogy.  The third book is slated for August 2019.
  7. Barbara Kloss – The Gods of Men * – This was one of the 10 finalists in the SPFBO 2018 contest.  The second book isn’t out yet.  I am on the fence about this fantasy series.
  8. Ben Aaronovitch – Peter Grant * – This fantasy series sounds good but it is so darn long.  Book eight is scheduled for November 2019.  Plus there are tons of novellas.  And it be urban fantasy which I have problems with.  Conflicted.
  9. Bradley P. Beaulieu – The Song of the Shattered Sands * – This is another long fantasy series with novellas.  Book five is scheduled for 2020 with the last book coming out in 2021.  Unsure of this one.
  10. Brian Lee Durfee – The Five Warrior Angels * – There are currently two books in the five book series.  The first book was the author’s debut.  It apparently involves the “Gladiator. Assassin. Thief. Princess. And the Slave.”  Assassin is likely what put this series on me list.
  11. Clare Legrand – Foxheart * – This is a cute sounding middle-grade series involving a orphan/thief/witch.  The companion book is scheduled for sometime this year.
  12. Damien Black – Devil’s Night Dawning * – This is a five book fantasy series.  Only books one and two are out.  I picked it because of the dragon on the cover.  I know nothing else about it.
  13. Daniel Cole – Fawkes and Baxter * – This is another genre change for me and is a murder mystery series.  All three books in this series are apparently now out.  I wasn’t paying attention and so it will stay on this list for the purposes of this post.
  14. David Mealing – The Ascension Cycle * – The first two book of this epic fantasy series are out.  There is no date for the last.
  15. Devin Madson – The Reborn Empire * – The cover of book one led me to this fantasy series debut.  Only two books of the quartet are out yet.  No word on the rest of the books.
  16. Django Wexler – The Wells of Sorcery * – I can’t read this fantasy series until I read the other one on me list.  Book two comes out in 2020 and book three has no date.  I have time.  Ghost ships in this one.  Arrrr!
  17. Duncan M. Hamilton – Dragonslayer * – Dragons!  Book one of the trilogy just came out earlier this month.  The other two books have no set date.
  18. Emily Devenport – The Medusa Cycle * – This is a sci-fi series about AI.  I don’t know how many books will eventually be in this series but book two is scheduled for later this month.
  19. Gareth L. Powell – Embers of War * – A sci-fi series where the warship Trouble Dog seems to be the main character.  How cool is that?  Books one and two are out but no date for the third yet.
  20. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan – The Black Iron Legacy * – I own book one of this fantasy trilogy about thieves but I haven’t read it yet.  Book two comes out in 2020.  I have time.
  21. J. Zachary Pike – The Dark Profit Saga * – This series is a fantasy satire.  I have heard good things about the first book but am not sure if I want to read it or not.  Two books are out.  There might be a third.  Thoughts?
  22. Jacqueline Koyanagi – Tangled Axon * – This is a f/f sci-fi romance series.  I don’t normally like the books that lean more towards the romance side but this sounds kinda fun.  But only book one is out.
  23. Janet Edwards – Scavenger Alliance * – Guess what?  A Sarah @ brainfluff recommendation.  Of course her name had to pop up on this list.  Books one and two of this trilogy are out.  No word on the third.
  24. Jeff Minerd – Sky Riders of Etherium * – This is a steampunk fantasy with airships.  I own the first book.  The second book is out.  No word on the third.
  25. Jonathan French – The Lot Lands * – Two books are out in this fantasy series.  I don’t know if there will be more.
  26. Josh Rhoades – Skysail Saga * – Me notes say that I own the first book of this series.  I don’t know where it be.  But steampunk fantasy can be fun.  Only thing is none of the other books are out yet.
  27. K.S. Villoso – Annals of the Bitch Queen * – This series has beautiful covers and sounds like fun.  The author even gave me a copy of the first book.  I just have to read it!  Apparently book two is already out so I should try and get to this soon.
  28. Kim Smejkal – Ink in the Blood * – This YA fantasy series deals with tattoo magic.  But the first book doesn’t even come out until 2020.
  29. Kristi Charish – Kincaid Strange * – I won the first book of this urban fantasy series from Matey Tammy.@ books,bones,&buffy.  I have to read this one too!  Book two is out but no word on book three.
  30. Maria Turtschaninoff – The Red Abbey Chronicles * – This is a YA fantasy series by a Finnish author.  I have wanted to read it since I first saw the glorious hardback covers.  The third book comes out in English in 2020.  Hooray for books from non-American writers (no offense!).
  31. Mark Lawrence – Impossible Times – I don’t know anything about D&D.  But I do know that Lawrence is a good author.  So I want to give this series a try.  And all three books of the trilogy should be out by the end of this year.
  32. Mark Gelineau – Echoes of the Ascended * – This is a series of eight fantasy novellas.  I own the first book.  How this goes will determine if I spend money on the rest of the series.
  33. Rachel Caine – The Honors * – Books one and two of this YA sci-fi are out.  The third book comes out in 2020.
  34. Rebecca Roanhorse – The Sixth World * – I have heard mixed things about this YA fantasy series but still want to try it for the worldbuilding.  Books one and two are out.  No date on three.
  35. Robert V.S. Redick – The Fire Sacraments * – Mistaken assassins and a giant cat on the cover.  Sign me up.  But only the first book is out so far but I have another quartet by this author to read first.
  36. S.J. Pajonas – Hikoboshi * – Yet another Sarah @ brainfluff book!  I can’t keep up with her.  But this sci-fi series sounds great.  All three books may be out by now.
  37. Sean Danker – Evagardian * – Sci-fi series with cool premise.  Not sure if all the books are out yet.
  38. Somaiya Daud – Mirage * – I am not sure yet if I want to read this YA sci-fi series.  Only book one is out so far.  Book two is in 2020 and no date for book three.  I have time to make up me mind.  Will likely wait until the rest of the series be out to do so.
  39. Susan Kaye Quinn – Debt Collector Season One * – I have no idea if this series is complete.  It is a future noir where I downloaded the first season for free.  So I will explore this series further at some point.
  40. Suzanne Young – Girls with Sharp Sticks * – This YA dystopian sounds cool.  Book one is out and book two is due in 2020.
  41. Todd Lockwood – The Evertide * – Dragons!  Only the first book is out so far with no word on the rest.

Series that I am gonna toss overboard for a myriad of reasons (Dun Dun Dun!):

Work In Progress


Elizabeth Bear – Eternal Sky

Maryrose Wood – Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

  • The Mysterious Howling – review
  • The Hidden Gallery – review
  • The Unseen Guest – review
  • The Interrupted Tale- review
  • The Unmapped Sea – review
  • The Long-Lost Home – review

Nnedi Okorafor – Akata Witch


x The Captain