If there is one thing I’m constantly fighting an uphill battle to achieve, it’s my desire to read more series from start to finish. I’d hoped to make it a priority when I started book blogging, and then Shiny Penny Syndrome took over as I began collecting ARCs. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of backlist books I would love to read, which is why I’m making it the focus of this week’s Top Five Tuesday!
All of these series are on my mega-list for my personal Great Series Read Project, something I’d really like to prioritize more in the back half of 2019!
THE TETHERED MAGE (SWORDS AND FIRE) by Melissa Caruso
This was a series I mean to get to during the fantasy blogathon Wyrd and Wonder in May, and just ran out of time. In a world where mages are conscripted at the first sign of aptitude, a young woman with dreams of being a scholar finds all her hopes dashed when her magic reveals itself.
AGE OF ASSASSINS (THE WOUNDED KINGDOM) by R.J. Barker
I picked up the entire trilogy for THE WOUNDED KINGDOM series in an incredibly good Kindle deal ($10, 3 books??) at the end of last year. Here, we find an assassin tasked with protecting the heir to the throne and discovering who is behind the plot. If he fails, it could mean civil war for the kingdom.
A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS (THE MEMOIRS OF LADY TRENT) by Marie Brennan
I love dragons. It is little wonder, then, that this series has got my eye since the first book came out years ago. It tells the tale of a woman who has made a life as a dragon naturalist, someone who travels the world studying dragons. These are her tales, told “in her own words,” about the many discoveries she made studying these ferocious creatures.
SPELLSLINGER by Sebastien de Castell
Here’s a series that I see popping up over and over again, always mentioned with delight by those who read them. Kellan is sixteen and about to face the trials that will elevate him to spellcaster. Only problem is, he doesn’t actually have any magic, and he’s going to need all his wits to con his way through. There’s five books in this series and I am dying to check it out!
KINGS OF THE WYLD (THE BAND) by Nicholas Eames
Lastly, we have a pair of books (so far) that is all about getting the band back together…so to speak. A mercenary group that split up years ago reunites when one of their daughters is trapped in a besieged city. They’re going to get her back or die trying. This is probably one of the most glaring gaps in my reading for recent releases, and I’ve been told by many that I will love this series!
So how about you? What series have you been meaning to check out but haven’t gotten to yet?