Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspire: The Thing about A Series

I love reading books in a series.  It lets me hold on to the characters longer.  And sometimes, things jump up and wave at you four books down the lane. 

Simon R. Green does this sometimes when he throws his characters from one series into another.

Terry Pratchett just jumped even further into my favorite author spot last week by bringing back a character. 

I've always loved Pratchett's Discworld.  It's been my favorite series and setting for a very long time.  My very first, and only if I remember right, cos-play character was Eskarina Smith, the female wizard, from Equal Rites.  It was a my first Discworld book and holds a special place in my heart.  This was the only book she was ever featured in.
With that said, I yelled and laughed and jumped up and down with joy when Eskarina Smith appeared in I Shall Wear Midnight, a Pratchett YA book about the young witch Tiffany Aching. 

How awesome is that?  After 35 other books, Pratchett brought back what happens to be one of my favorite characters? 

My absolutely favorite author ever.


  1. I love series as well. Look out though if I discover it after a bunch have been published already. You won't see me till I am all caught up. Then I wait impatiently for the next one. On of my favorite series is the Death series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts).

  2. I'm the exact same way. I'm also terrible if it's been a while since I read the series and a new book comes out. I'll read the series again from the beginning.