List of Completed Fantasy Series

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  1. PJ

    PJ New Member

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    I apologize for a post like this that's been done to death. I remember creating the topic over a year ago but it is no longer available. Therefore, I want to try again. In short, I would prefer to read completed fantasy series as I am currently envolved in about 6 unfinished series (waiting on releases). Maybe we could include author and name of series and order if needed....for example, I would recommend Farseer Trilogy be read before Liveship Traders as the two are in the same world and Liveship takes place after Farseer:

    Hobbs: Farseer Trilogy
    The Liveship Traders

    JV Jones: The Book of Words

    Thanks for your help, PJ
     
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    Fencer Trilogy - K J Parker
    Seer/Demon/Warrior Trilogy - Chris Bunch
    Nightrunner Trilogy - Lynn Flewwelling
    Book of Worlds Trilogy - J V Jones
    Dragon Prince and Dragon Star Trilogies - Melanie Rawn

    That will do me.
     
  3. PJ

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    After I got home, I remembered that I had started a spreadsheet sometime ago with authors and series, so I'll share it. Let me know if I have mistakes or need to add to it.....

    AUTHOR SERIES COMPLETED/NOT COMPLETED/ Don't know
    Antony, Mark - The Last Rune - ?
    Berg, Carol - The Rai-Kirah??? - ?
    Brust, Steven - Vlad Taltos - ?
    Cook, Glen - Chronicles of the Black Company - Complete
    Cherryh, C.J. - Fortress - ?
    Chester, Deborah - Chalice - ?
    Clemens, James - The Banned and the Banished - ?
    Coe, David B. - The Lon Tobyn Chronicle - ?
    Donaldson, Stephen - Thomas Covenant, First Chronicles - Complete
    - Thomas Covenant, Second Chronicles - Complete
    Douglass, Sara - Wayfarer - Complete
    - Battleaxe - NC
    Drake, David - Lord of the Isles - ?
    Duncan, Dave - Tale of the King's Blade - NC
    Eddings, David - Belgariad - Belgariad - Complete
    - Belgariad - Malloreon - Complete
    - Belgariad - Belgarath - Complete
    - Elenium - Elenium - Complete
    - Elenium - Tamuli - Complete
    Erikson, Steven - Malazan Book of the Fallen - NC
    Fancher, Jane S. - Dance of the Rings - ?
    Farland, David - Runelords - NC
    Feist, Raymond - The Riftwar Saga - Complete
    - The Serpentwar Saga - Complete
    - The Empire Trilogy - Complete
    - The Riftwar Legacy - ?
    Forsyth, Kate - The Witches of Eileanan - ?
    Furey, Maggie - Aurian Saga/Artifacts of Power - Complete
    Gemmel, David A - Stones of Power - Complete
    - The Drenai Saga - ?
    Goodkind, Terry - The Sword of Truth - NC
    Hobb, Robin - Farseer Trilogy - Complete
    - Liveship Traders - Complete
    Jones, J.V. - The Book of Words - Complete
    - Sword of Shadows - NC
    Jordan, Robert - Wheel of Time - NC
    Kay, Guy Gavriel - Saratine Mosaic - NC
    Kerr, Katherine - The Deverry Series - ?
    Lackey, Mercedes - Valdemar - Arrows - Complete
    - Valdemar - The Last Herald Mage - Complete
    - Valdemar - Vows and Honor - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Winds - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Storms - Complete
    - Valdemar - Owl - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Wars - Complete
    Lance, Jack - Lyonnesse - ?
    Lawhead, Stephen -
    - The Dragon King Trilogy - Complete
    - Song of Albion - Complete
    - Pendragon Cycle - Complete
    Marco, John - Tyrants and Kings - ?
    Martin, George R.R. - Song of Ice and Fire - NC
    McKenna, Juliet E. - Einarinn - NC
    McKillip, Patricia - Riddle-Master - Complete
    Modesitt, L.E. Jr. - The Saga of Recluse - NC
    Moon, Elizabeth - The Deed of Paksenarrion - ?
    Radford, Irene - Dragon Nimbus (1) - Complete
    - Dragon Nimbus (2) - History - ?
    Rawn, Melanie - Dragon Prince - Complete
    - Dragon Star - Complete
    Salvatore, R.A.- Demon Wars (1) - Complete
    - Demon Wars: The Second Wars (2) - NC
    Stackpole, Micheal A.- The Dragon Crown War Cycle ?
    Tolkien, J.R.R. -
    - Lord of the Rings - Complete
    Watt-Evans, Lawrence - Legends of Ethshar - ?
    Weis, Margaret - Dragonlance Chronicals - Complete
    - The Darksword Trilogy - ?
    Welch, Jane - Runespell - Complete
    Wells, Angus - Book of the Kingdoms - ?
    West, Michelle - The Sun Sword - ?
    Williams, Tad - Memory, Sorrow & Thorn - Complete
    Wurts, Janny - Wars of Light and Shadow - ?
    Zelanzy, Roger - The Amber Chronicles - Complete


    This looked a lot better in the tabular form before I submitted it!!!!!
     
  4. sci-fi_fantasy_fanatic

    sci-fi_fantasy_fanatic The Envious

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    I find the Book of Swords and the Book of Lost Swords series by Fred Saberhagen to be a thoroughly enjoyable enjoyable read. I know that the Dragoncrown War Cycle by Mike Stackpole is not complete but the first 2 books A Dark Glory War and Fortress Draconis are great books for someone who enjoys military fantasy. I hope you like my suggestions.
     
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    firecat Whimpering Softly

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    Battleaxe is complete. It's the first 3 books. Wayfarer is actually the last three.

    There's one more book left in this series, unpublished, no date set yet. Which annoys me, frankly, because I thought the series was complete when I started reading it.


    [This message has been edited by firecat (edited May 03, 2002).]
     
  6. allanon

    allanon The Druid

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    PJ, what to say after your message?! [​IMG]
     
  7. PJ

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    Ah come on Allanon, throw me a bone here [​IMG]

    How about filling in some of the question marks for me. As Firecat said about Forsyth's series, I started Farland's Runelord and Haydon's Rhapsody series (although not on my list) thinking they were finished only to find out different! That really chapped my hide.
     
  8. estranghero

    estranghero Lord Deceiver

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    Though I haven't read a number of the series here, I've been keeping track...

    AUTHOR SERIES COMPLETED/NOT COMPLETED/ Don't know
    Antony, Mark - The Last Rune - not complete
    Berg, Carol - The Rai-Kirah??? - not complete
    Brust, Steven - Vlad Taltos - ongoing
    Cook, Glen - Chronicles of the Black Company - Complete one more to go
    Cherryh, C.J. - Fortress - complete
    Chester, Deborah - Chalice - ? don't know
    Clemens, James - The Banned and the Banished - ? I think it's done
    Coe, David B. - The Lon Tobyn Chronicle - ? didn't bother after reading the 1st book
    Donaldson, Stephen - Thomas Covenant, First Chronicles - Complete
    - Thomas Covenant, Second Chronicles - Complete
    Douglass, Sara - Wayfarer - Complete
    - Battleaxe - as firecat sez, complete
    Drake, David - Lord of the Isles - ongoing, Drake's love of his life atm
    Duncan, Dave - Tale of the King's Blade - complete though I think Duncan will be dipping in every now and then
    Eddings, David - Belgariad - Belgariad - Complete
    - Belgariad - Malloreon - Complete
    - Belgariad - Belgarath - Complete
    - Elenium - Elenium - Complete
    - Elenium - Tamuli - Complete
    Erikson, Steven - Malazan Book of the Fallen - NC
    Fancher, Jane S. - Dance of the Rings - good question though I think it's complete after 3 books
    Farland, David - Runelords - NC
    Feist, Raymond - The Riftwar Saga - Complete
    - The Serpentwar Saga - Complete
    - The Empire Trilogy - Complete
    - The Riftwar Legacy - ?
    Forsyth, Kate - The Witches of Eileanan - ?
    Furey, Maggie - Aurian Saga/Artifacts of Power - Complete
    Gemmel, David A - Stones of Power - Complete
    - The Drenai Saga - ongoing series though he's into the Rigante series atm
    Goodkind, Terry - The Sword of Truth - NC
    Hobb, Robin - Farseer Trilogy - Complete
    - Liveship Traders - Complete
    Jones, J.V. - The Book of Words - Complete
    - Sword of Shadows - NC
    Jordan, Robert - Wheel of Time - NC
    Kay, Guy Gavriel - Saratine Mosaic - complete, it's a duology
    Kerr, Katherine - The Deverry Series - might be completed or not, depends on whether she'll get published as she's been kicked out of her publishing house(?)
    Lackey, Mercedes - Valdemar - Arrows - Complete
    - Valdemar - The Last Herald Mage - Complete
    - Valdemar - Vows and Honor - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Winds - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Storms - Complete
    - Valdemar - Owl - Complete
    - Valdemar - Mage Wars - Complete
    Lance, Jack - Lyonnesse - complete, this thing has been published a long time ago, just 3 books
    Lawhead, Stephen -
    - The Dragon King Trilogy - Complete
    - Song of Albion - Complete
    - Pendragon Cycle - Complete
    Marco, John - Tyrants and Kings - complete
    Martin, George R.R. - Song of Ice and Fire - NC
    McKenna, Juliet E. - Einarinn - NC
    McKillip, Patricia - Riddle-Master - Complete
    Modesitt, L.E. Jr. - The Saga of Recluse - NC
    Moon, Elizabeth - The Deed of Paksenarrion - complete with add-ons
    Radford, Irene - Dragon Nimbus (1) - Complete
    - Dragon Nimbus (2) - History - ?
    Rawn, Melanie - Dragon Prince - Complete
    - Dragon Star - Complete
    Salvatore, R.A.- Demon Wars (1) - Complete
    - Demon Wars: The Second Wars (2) - NC
    Stackpole, Micheal A.- The Dragon Crown War Cycle just starting with prequel and book 1
    Tolkien, J.R.R. -
    - Lord of the Rings - Complete
    Watt-Evans, Lawrence - Legends of Ethshar - ?haven't heard of this one yet
    Weis, Margaret - Dragonlance Chronicals - Complete
    - The Darksword Trilogy - complete with 1 sequel
    Welch, Jane - Runespell - Complete
    Wells, Angus - Book of the Kingdoms - complete
    West, Michelle - The Sun Sword - one more to go
    Williams, Tad - Memory, Sorrow & Thorn - Complete
    Wurts, Janny - Wars of Light and Shadow - far from over!
    Zelanzy, Roger - The Amber Chronicles - Complete

    Whew! That should do it...
     
  9. Qin

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    ...uh. Wow. I think you've officially read more fantasy lit than any human being I know.
     
  10. PJ

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    Qin-

    I hope you are talking about Estranghero, I haven't read a quarter of the series on the list. I am just trying to have the list to refer to when I need a new series. [​IMG]

    Firecat- So we should read the Battleaxe series first (weren't they published in the US with Wayfarer first?
     
  11. Steven Savile

    Steven Savile Egor Maniac

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    <Cook, Glen - Chronicles of the Black Company - Complete one more to go>

    Really? One more to go? I recently finished Soldiers Live, and then read an interview that explained that the glittering plain should have finished earlier but he convinced the publishers he couldn't cram it all in... looking forward to another one with the Old Man...


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    Watt-Evans, Lawrence - Legends of Ethshar - ?haven't heard of this one yet>

    I'm presuming this is the one being reissued by Wildside Press? The Misenchanted Sword? With A Single Spell? I was under the impression it was onging as I saw another Ethshar novel just recently...

    <Kerr, Katherine - The Deverry Series - might be completed or not, depends on whether she'll get published as she's been kicked out of her publishing house(?)>

    Certainly in the US her sales dropped markedly, and she is no longer on the Bantam Spectra list...
     
  12. allanon

    allanon The Druid

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    Well, we often talk about sells, popular authors, names but are there any real classification of popular fantasy authors?
     
  13. Steven Savile

    Steven Savile Egor Maniac

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    I know that 30-40,000 copies is pretty much a minimum to stay with a major US publisher, but when you consider the size of the country and the potential reading audience that isn't so huge... the big boys, well they sell well in excess of that figure.
     
  14. Ntschotschi

    Ntschotschi immer noch dabei

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    Deborah Chester's "Sword, Ring and Chalice" is complete and a very enjoyable read.
    "Witches of Eileanan" by Kate Forsyth is incomplete.
    Ann Marston's "Runeblade" and "Sword in Exile" are complete.
    Rebecca Bradley's "Gil" series is complete and very recommendable.
    Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody series is complete.
    Rwan/Roberson/Elliot "The Golden Keys" series is complete and very good.
    Julian May's "Saga of the Exiles" is complete, one of my favorite.
    Jennifer Roberson's Cheysuli series is complete.
    Anne Bishop's Black Jewel series is complete.
    Chaz Brenchley's Outremer series is complete.
    C. S. Friedman'y Coldfire series is complete.
    Mary Stewart's Merlin series is complete.
    Ursula Le Guin's Eartsea series is complete.
    That's enough [​IMG]
     
  15. Ladijen

    Ladijen mistress of pigeons

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    I haven't seen it up here yet:

    The Deathgate Cycle--Weis and Hickman

    (Or is this more SF? It seemed like both, to me)
     
  16. firecat

    firecat Whimpering Softly

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    Heh. More Sara Douglass confusion (I HATE that the US publisher mucked around with the titles in such a horrible way, because now everyone is very confused).

    The Battleaxe series comes first. The first book of the Battleaxe series (entitled Battleaxe) was given the name 'The Wayfarer Redepmtion' in the U.S. Everywhere else, The Wayfarer Redemption refers to the SECOND trilogy. See the 'I was in the bookstore and those Sara Douglass books really confused me...' thread for the complete rundown of titles and order.
     
  17. estranghero

    estranghero Lord Deceiver

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    Qin:
    and

    me:
    That being said, I've only read... oh, around 40% to 50% of the books here. Mind, I've never actually finished reading the series, just one or two that I kept track on the Amazon afterwards. There are also some that haven't been mentioned here but I can't remember at the moment.

    Kane:
    Hah! You picked up on a mistake I realized I made after writing the post! [​IMG] I was really thinking of "Soldiers Live" when I said 1 more, since I've only reached "Water Sleeps" in the series. So I don't really know if there's more out there, Kane. [​IMG]

    Well, I've actually checked out Watt-Evan's site and seen this mentioned. However, a check with Amazon didn't give any reviews so I never really saw what it was all about.

    and

    Ntschotschi:
    Yes, it was. However, I thought it was just one-off from the 3 ladies?

    [This message has been edited by estranghero (edited May 05, 2002).]
     
  18. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Betrayer of Hope

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    I don't know what to say...
     
  19. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    Two notes

    Yes, Golden Key is a sinle novel work.

    Second, Black Company is officially finished [​IMG]
     
  20. Ntschotschi

    Ntschotschi immer noch dabei

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    In Germany it isn't. There are three books. As I read it in German I didn't realize. [​IMG]

    One more good complete series: Holly Lisle "Secret Texts"