Best Book Sequels

Alpha, Book Two of The Scattered Dark Series, by Fierce DolanA lot of authors are daunted by writing a sequel. I was dubious about writing a series to start with, because it takes a lot of stamina to sustain momentum across several installments of a greater plot. I knew going into Alpha, the second book of The Scattered Dark Series, the challenges that would be ahead, and… I wrote it anyway! Yet, there are notable sequels in series—some of which are even better than the first installment.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite sequels:

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • The Bewitchments of Love and Hate by Storm Constantine
  • Spiritwalk by Charles de Lint
  • Beauty’s Release by A. N. Roquelaure
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Prime by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Death, the High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Trader by C. S. Lewis
  • The Tale of the Boy Thief by Anne Rice

What are some of your favorite sequels?

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  1. Fiona McGier - 10 Dec 2013 at 11:39 pm Reply

    “After The Flood” by Margaret Atwood, the sequel to “Oryx and Crake”.
    Any of the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer.

    I never set out to write a series, but the bit characters in any novel can be demanding about your telling their story next.

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