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Trilogies (and series) – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By September 1, 2015September 2nd, 2015Discussion and Recommendations

We were asked a while ago on our Facebook page, which trilogy you felt ended well after a poor start and also, which trilogy left you feeling disappointed after starting out well.
As always, you answered in droves; these are the best and worst endings according to you.

Top of the poll pile for the Trilogy that’s worth persevering with is, The Lord of The Rings.


And top of the list of disappointing endings (by a huge margin) is, The Divergent Trilogy.

Divergent US
Divergent UK

Your next worthwhile series is Harry Potter.

Harry Potter US
Harry Potter UK

While the second most frustrating ending to a series according to you is, The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games US
The Hunger Games UK

The Maze Runner is a close third in our best endings poll

Maze Runner US
Maze Runner UK

Whilst Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children Series is number three on your list of let downs.

Earth’s Children US
Earth’s Children UK

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments is your fourth most popular serial read.

Mortal Instruments US
Mortal Instruments UK

Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight however, irritated enough of you to achieve 4th place in the list of poorly ended serials.

Twilight US
Twilight UK

Fifth place in our positivity poll goes to the Outlander Series.

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Outlander UK

And fifth in our list of leave them for later list is Stephen King’s epic, The Dark Tower.

The Dark Tower US
The Dark Tower UK

And here are the next five trilogies or series that you voted as worthwhile persevering with.

The Hunger Games
A Song of Ice and Fire

The Wheel of Time
The Inheritance Cycle
The Infernal Devices 

And the next five that you felt were a disappointment after a promising start.

Harry Potter
The Maze Runner
A Discovery of Witches
Sookie Stackhouse

There you are, the best and the worst of the trilogies, serials and sagas according to you, our Facebook fans. Do you agree? Are you horrified that a title is on this list?
As always, we welcome your comments, let us know your favourites and not so favourites, we’d love to hear from you.

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  • sanjh says:

    sylvia day’s crossfire triology is also a notable gem in the triology treasure chest.

  • Hannah says:

    The Discworld series wasn’t included? What about the Earthsea Chronicles?

  • Jenny says:

    What about The Chronicles of Narnia? Or Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series? And the superb Lymond series by Dorothy Dunnett? I also like the Agent Pendergast series.

  • Kimberlyn says:

    Black Dagger Brotherhood should be on the list as one of the best. I didn’t find the Sookie Stackhouse series disapppointing. Love it!

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