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?

One thought on “Best Book Sequels

  1. “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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