A never-ending story. That's what most avid readers of fantasies seem to love, if you go by the trend that books these days never come in singly. There is always a series, writes Harshini Vakkalanka
Readers of epic fantasies know that there are different kinds of series — where the story is too large to fit into one book, where each book in a series has a definite conclusion, but plays an important role in the final picture, where each book in the series is self-sufficient but is written in a common universe, and one where each book in the series is self-sufficient but is chronologically mixed up.
Books like J.R.R. Tolkien's “Lord of the Rings”, Amish Triparthi's “The Immortals of Meluha” or George R.R. Martin's “A song of Ice and Fire” fall into the first category. J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” series, Stephen King's “Dark Tower” series and Stephanie Meyer's “Twilight” series fall into the second category. Terry Pratchett's “Discworld” series and C.S. Lewis's “Chronicles of Narnia” fall into the last two categories.
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