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Now onto this week’s topic. The Geekstalkers have chosen their favourite book series. Expect title you may not have heard of and well known favourites. One warning I will issue you before reading, this article will make you poor, you will want  to purchase almost all of these books!

Ken Major @KenMajor83

Recently I’ve been slowly working my way through various collections (Discworld, The Dark Tower, Poirot, Reacher, Dirk Pitt and A Song of Ice and Fire) but the one that I’m always eagerly anticipating is the latest release of Peter James’ Roy Grace series which I first discovered the series back in 2008 (I would have finished the 13th installment by the time you’ve read this article).

Roy Grace

Set in present day Brighton, the books follow the life of Detective Superintendent Grace, we first met him aged 39 and we soon discover that his wife Sandy disappeared almost 10 years previously, the same day as Roy’s 30th Birthday. Grace finds himself attempting to move on with his life as that milestone is fast approaching whilst juggling his career and trying to solve the latest crime that has taken place in the city.

Another of the series strengths is with the great supporting cast, most notably partner and friend Glenn Branson. Every novel is littered with information on how modern day policing operates as James meticulous planning prior to each book, he also uses many of the well know locations in Sussex to full effect.

There’s recently been a trio of stage adaptations with Shane Richie playing the lead character in the most recent productions. With news of a TV adaptation soon, this series is growing from strength to strength.

Lou from Jack and the Geekstalk @Lola_Flump

I’m sure there are no surprises in my favourite book series, particularly given my previous posts on the Jack and the Geekstalk blog about the series – it’s Harry Potter. I feel like it doesn’t really need any explanation, but given that I’m just over a year away from turning 30, perhaps it does require some context around why a predominantly children’s book series remains my favourite. I don’t think the books are perfect (see my previous posts – I’m still not over Albus Severus), at times Harry is thicker than Jabba’s back end, and my enduring disappointment at not having received a Hogwarts letter crushes my spirit a little more each day.

Harry Potter

The books are however an incredible work of writing. JK Rowling is, asides from a queen of Twitter sass, an actual writing god. She has spoken about how she based the Dementor characters on her own experiences of depression, she cleverly crafted stories which showed that kindness and love triumph over hate and violence, and carefully constructed a narrative through which the readers could grown up alongside her characters. I could write a love letter about the books, which I re-read so frequently and each time feel a bit more. I’m not going to focus on individual parts of the books, as this post is about the series.

The reason the series is so important, and ultimately unlikely to ever be matched in my affections, is because I become completely absorbed in them – heart and mind – and they provide a space in which I can live through the entire emotional spectrum. The feelings and themes are somehow as relevant in adult life, as they were in my childhood, and I genuinely believe there is so much that can be learned through the stories. Finally, I tend to measure things these days by my daughter, and this is a series of books I cannot wait to share with her, a world I want her to love and experience, not because I love them, but because I have a genuine belief that they will enrich her and help her. Because they helped me as a teenager, and continue to do so (even as I approach the big 3-0).

Markus @TheMarckoguy

Just like a lot of people, I read books. I’ve always loved reading, and by always I mean for as long as I’ve had the ability to read (started at 4 years old, I think). And ever since then I have read a lot of books, everything from picture books, to fantasy, to crime, to sci-fi novels that start seeming more and more like predictions rather than fiction every day (Yes, I’m talking about 1984). And in today’s Geekstalkers article we’re talking about our favorite book series (as you already knew from the title of said article).

Now, picking a favorite series wasn’t as easy as one would assume. For one, I had a hard time recalling if I had read any series. And secondly, I didn’t want to be obvious and go with Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or The Dark Tower even though I love them. It took me a while, but I finally realized what book series I wanted to talk about.

The book series I chose is the Coughlin series from acclaimed crime author Dennis Lehane (my favorite author). For those that don’t know, the Coughlin series is a trilogy of crime/drama/thriller novels that follows members of the Coughlin family during the early to mid 1900s. The first book, The Given Day (the only one in the trilogy I haven’t read), is about police officer Danny Coughlin going through some shit. Again, have unfortunately not read that one, so I can’t give you too much of a synopsis.

The second book in the trilogy is called Live by Night and is about Danny’s younger brother, Joe, as he joins the mob, rises through the ranks, and also experiences both the ups and downs of the job. Joe is an incredibly fascinating character that I learned to care about despite his choice of career, because he’s not really a bad guy, he’s just made some questionable choices. Live by Night was also adapted to film fairly recently, directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Joe Coughlin.

The third book in the series, World Gone By, once again follows Joe, this time tryying to run his business while also raising his really clever son. While not as strong as Live by Night, World Gone By is still a terrific look into this man’s life. Hell, it even made me tear up at one point… not a lot of books can claim to have done that.

Now, some of you might complain at me like “Why would you talk about this series if you’ve only read two thirds of it?”. Because even though I haven’t read the first book, I adore the other two enough that I feel confident in this decision, plus Dennis Lehane is my favorite author, so I know that The Given Day will be great. And once again, I didn’t want to pick something that was really obvious for this type of list. But if that explanation doesn’t do it for you, then I’m sorry, but you’re a lost cause.

All I can say is that I love Dennis Lehane’s Coughlin series!

Seb Reeves @TheRealMrSeb

As with our previous topics, I found it hard to think of a favourite for this month subject ‘Book series’. I dodged the ‘LOTR’ bullet, as although the collective works of ‘Tolkien’ does feature my favourite stand-alone story, and I absolutely love the ‘Professor’s’ work, I felt confident that another ‘Geekstalker’ would write about ‘Middle Earth’. I had similar reasons for not choosing the world of ‘Harry Potter’, which I fell in love with after the first chapter. For this month’s ‘Geekstalkers’ article I went back to the classics and the tales of ‘The Three Musketeers.’

Three Musketeers

Originally penned way back in the 1840’s by Alexandre Dumas, the stories are based in the early 1600’s. Set largely within the streets of Paris, the tale recounts the adventures of a young country man named D’Artagnan, after he left home and travelled to the capital in order to join the Musketeer Guard. Although unable to join immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age Athos, Porthos and Aramis becoming involved in affairs of the state and court along the way.

Although the tales are recognised more as a trilogy, ‘The three musketeers’, ‘Twenty years on’ and ‘The man in the iron mask’ the stories were originally published as a series in the newspaper ‘Le Seicle’.

Dumas’s distinctive style of writing, a combination of swashbuckling adventure, political intrigue, and the bonhomie between the characters have stood the test of time very well and lead to many adaptations from movies and television programs to tabletop games. I think the key to the success of the serial is the friendship between the four friends and that they are willing to do anything to support each other. With their clarion call of ‘All for one, and one for all’ they have disobeyed kings, opposed cardinals romanced queens.

King Bruno Baratheon @BrunoBaratheon

At last a topic I can write about, though as it’s my first post please be gentle, I am a book lover, not because I think I should read but because I love to read. I adore the feel of a book in my hands, the turn of a page, the smell (Yes, I smell books). Growing up I could escape, be transported to any place any time, usually I fought a snow queen or a witch, made friends with lions and scarecrows. I lived in a fantasy world and books were my friends, my safe place and I still feel the same today.

So, picking a book series was extremely difficult. I did dabble with the idea of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter or Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials and my childhood favourite The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, however if I didn’t choose A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin I would feel like I was cheating on my lover and I suppose with my handle name and my never-ending rants on Twitter during each Game of Thrones season it had to be the obvious choice, right?

A Song of Fire and Ice is a series of 7 {book 6 and 7 forthcoming} epic fantasy novels, written by George RR Martin, with the first volume A Game of Thrones published in 1996. A Game of Thrones takes place in the fictional continent of Westeros as several powerful families fight for control over the seven kingdoms. Conflict erupts between these powerful houses, Baratheon, Stark, Lannister and Targaryen along with the other noble houses of Greyjoy, Tully, Tyrell and Martell.

GOT Books

 

Robert Baratheon King of Westeros asks his old Friend Lord Stark and Warden of the North to become the Hand of the King, Lord Stark finds out secretly that the previous hand was murdered and accepts this prestigious title to investigate, however the Queens family The Lannister’s are not to be trusted and will seek power by any means. Across the sea, the remaining members of a usurped dynasty the Targaryens, are also plotting to take control of the seven kingdoms and take their place on the Iron throne. Amidst this war and political game of divide and conquer an ancient evil awakens in the farthest north to threaten them all.

King Robert Baratheon

When I read this first book back in the early 2000’s I actually only read a few chapters. At the time, I put it down to another Tolkien epic middle age, middle earth fantasy, it wasn’t {Though in part influenced by Tolkien} and in my defence I had just come off the back of a Tolkien book marathon. It was another two years later when I picked it up and could not put it down. Martin has crafted a fantasy world beset with greed, war, political turmoil, rivalry corruption, religion, conflicting demands of duty and love. It is a world of high stakes, where the winners prosper and the losers are mercilessly ground under. More often than not, those who make noble choices pay with their lives.

These books are rich and textured, layered thick with intricate detail and scope, heavily based on history (notably War of the Roses} and the age of chivalry, Martin’s narrative creates an instant world, which is treacherous and blood-soaked in which no one is safe. A world where murder and rape are part of the course. Martin does not shy away from these atrocities and in doing so creates a realistic historical feel. There is enough fantasy to keep the intrigue and it is this balance that highlights Martins storytelling ability and makes it a captivating read. His descriptive prose is instantaneous and atmospheric, he builds tension that’s dark and foreboding, he actually excels at this. His brutal take on human nature and morality disturbingly fits in to today’s society, which doesn’t always sit well but unfortunately, it’s very easy to draw on these parallels.

Martin has adopted a style of writing I love and a testament to how well he wants us to know each character and believe me the characters in this book will always be its heart. The chapters are written alternating between different characters, so the narrator only comments on the perspective character’s feelings and thoughts, while never revealing any knowledge or viewpoint of the other characters. This allows for the tone to change and adds to the authenticity of the point of view for each figure and placing us the reader firmly inside the heads of these characters. His dialogue is snappy and frequently funny, giving some of the best lines to my two favourite characters Tyrion Lannister and The Hound.

Martin’s extraordinary talent for character development and giving flesh and form to each figure allows us to feel we know them, only for him to kill them off. Never to solely shock but to keep the plot moving, which has, on many occasions, compelled me to throw my book down in disgust and despair.

GOT

It would be impossible and foolish of me to try and attempt to review the many interweaving storylines, its complex and multifaceted with plot after plot subplot after subplot and overlapping plots and subplots. With all its intricacies, it never feels laboured contrived or facile again a testament to Martin and his gardening style of writing.

Rarely do we see an author who can create a world full of vivid characters, detailed settings and gripping plots which are exquisitely crafted and with a surprising unpredictability. If you love epic fantasy then I urge you to read these books. Immerse yourself into a world of intrigue, where magic, dragons and dark forces go hand in hand with the realism of historical fiction. A world where good versus evil is never that straightforward, and no one wins in this Game of Thrones.

Dave from Jack and the Geekstalk @Crutchy

I have made no secret of the fact that I am a huge Star Wars fan. Anyone who has read any of my articles or spoken to me on social media will quickly learn this about me and then just as quickly get bored of my endless desire to discuss every little details of the entire saga and its expanded universe. Well now I have an opportunity to feed you some of this obsession! As soon as the topic for this month’s article was decided I’ve been itching to write about my submission. My favourite Book Series if Star Wars: The New Jedi Order.

 

No longer part of the official Star Wars canon (which I was outraged at) but classified as a Legends story, The New Jedi Order consists of 19 books (and a few ebooks and short novellas) starting 21 years after Return of the Jedi. Almost all of the familiar characters are back, the core people like Luke Skywalker, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, as well as countless less prominent characters from the films, Wedge Antilles, Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar to name a few. One of the things that makes this series so great is the way it perfectly pulls together characters from virtually every form of Star Wars media up to the date of its publication. You will see characters from comics, video games, other Legends stories such as Kyle Katarn, Mara Jade (Skywalker) and Kyp Durron are named if not featured heavily. If you read/watched/played anything Star Wars related there will be some familiar names in this series.

Ships, locations, technology and of course the Force are all written about in familiar ways at the same time as being developed in a way you would expect for a galaxy that has moved on some 20 years. So many expanded universe stories have been tied into the New Jedi Order, with some entire novels which on their own seem a bit distant but after reading the New Jedi Order you will see that are as interwoven into the lore as any other.

I realise I’ve not said a single thing about the story and that’s because I want to try and stay as spoiler free as possible. If you like Star Wars you will love this series so I don’t want to spoil any of the revelations for you but I’ll give you some hints. The basic story deals with an invading force from outside the galaxy trying to take over and our heroes efforts to stop it. This new threat is unlike any faced before and will dramatically change not only individuals but the entire galaxy itself. There are amazing space battles, ground warfare, even underwater battles and until you reach the end of the series you won’t be sure which way the war will go. Rest assured you will want to keep turning those pages.

I see this series like the Game of Thrones of Star Wars. There is death, destruction, pain, joy, love, betrayal, intrigue, alliances and so much more. Every book is its own story but the overall arc is impressive in its size. It’s the biggest series in the expanded universe and must have been incredibly difficult to achieve. The only minor spoiler I will give you is this, the galaxy includes a lot more Jedi than we are used to in the films. By the end of the series what it means to be a Jedi will have changed for many people. I guarantee you will gasp and possibly well up at certain points in the series and if you call yourself a Star Wars fan there is one moment in the first book Vector Prime that will break you. But the book Star by Star which marks a sort of halfway point in the series is by far my favourite story.

Star by Star

I would love to discuss every minute details here but I would ruin the story completely. I implore you to start reading this series, you will not regret it and if you do want to chat about it please look me up! I need someone to talk to about it!!!!!

Luke from Jack and the Geekstalk @Lucas_Whizz

What makes a good book? For me it’s one that I can’t put down, one where I have to find out what happens next. For me this is the ‘Gone’ series of novels by Michael Grant. The story perfectly blends multiple themes and genres together. The best way I can describe the story simply is this.. Imagine X-men meets Lord of the Flies.

Gone Michael Grant

 One day in a small town in Northern California every adult disappears, one minute they are there, the next they are ‘Gone’. Not only that but the town is now surrounded by an invisible dome. Quite quickly the children in the town learn that they will not last long if they use this as an opportunity to eat all of the ice cream and cause chaos. They start to form some sort of society but of course with this comes power struggles and eventual falling outs. Add into this the fact that some of the kids are starting to develop ‘abilities’ and they do not know why or more importantly how?

 It really is quite a simple idea. How would you survive in a world without authority.. With super powers? The story is written with one main character taking the majority of the focus but lots of sub characters and slowly, through the course of the book the story converges into single point that builds and builds until the ‘final showdown’.

 I hope this sounds intriguing to you all, I have tried to explain it in a way that doesn’t spoil anything. There are six books in the series that are all as good as each other, each exploring a different scenario where working together is the most important thing in order to survive. The titles are as follows: Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear, Light. Happy reading!

Jason @jasonsmovieblog

Well, I do love to read. While I wasn’t always a reader (that didn’t happen until I was 14), I’ve always enjoy stories, especially ones that were based in some type of fantasy environment (knight, dragons, magic, etc.). Thus, as you can expect, I read all the big names fantasy ones: Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Sword Shannara, The Inheritance Trilogy, and so on and so forth. However, the one book series that actually got my “passion” for reading was the Redwall Series.

Redwall Books

Written by British author Brian Jacques (pronounced Jakes), the world of Redwall consist of fictional pseudo medieval society of an anamorphic woodlands creatures (i.e. mice, rats, ferrets, stoats, weasels, cats, owls, birds, rabbits, etc.). The one constant, with the exception of a few books, is that the narrative usually takes place within the land of Mossflower, most notably with the place called Redwall Abbey; a peaceful place where various creatures dwell and shining beacon within the land. Many enemies have tried to take it, but are usually thwarted by the courageous creatures that live there. In addition, the Redwall stories usually tell of a hero that must protect the abbey from invaders or go on quest to find a particular place or item. Some might say that this is a bit formulaic, but it definitely works more in a positive way rather than hindering it.

So how many books are in the series. Not three, not five, not even ten, but rather twenty-two books that make up the Redwall series (yes, that’s quite a lot). There’s at least four novels that you must essential read first, but, after that, you can pretty much skip around as each novel’s story is self-contained (i.e. continuing to happen within this world) rather than an episodic continuation. There is also a chronological reading order for the series, but (again) it’s not mandatory. Here’s a listing of all the books in the series….

1: Redwall

2: Mossflower

3: Matimmeo

4: Mariel of Redwall

5: Salamandastron

6: Martin the Warrior

7: The Bellmaker

8: Outcast of Redwall

9: Pearls of Lutra

10: The Long Patrol

11: Marlfox

12: The Legend of Luke

13: Lord Brocktree

14: Taggerung

15: Triss

16:  Loamhedge

17: Rakkety Tam

18: High Rhulain

19: Eulalia!

20: Doomwyte

21: The Sable Quean

22: Rogue’s Crew

Also, the reading level for this book is on level with the Harry Potter books. So, just because this book is usually found in the children’s section doesn’t mean that it’s a “kiddie” book. There’s plenty of action and violence (a couple of them I was pretty shocked by) and do keep a reader’s interest invested within the novel’s characters and events. Alongside its action, there’s usually a good (and creative) grouping of characters that you follow through each book. Some are courageous and stoic, while others are comical and humorous. Even the villains of each novel are amusing and fun to read about their nefarious ways. In addition, their always adventures to quest on, songs to be sung, and feast to eat at within the Redwall books, so you’ll never get bored reading them.

Redwall

What makes this all great is that Brian Jacques is the sole author of all these books, which means that each entry in the Redwall is of quality made and have the same writing / story caliber in each adventure. Jacques written also must be mentioned as he paints a very beautiful world, carefully choosing the right words to give you (the reader) the crystal-clear imagery to imagine in your mind. Lastly, most (if not all) the books end with a sort of epilogue of a character recounting events about what happened several months after the story’s main event, which is then followed by he / she  (somewhat talking directly to the reader) extending a warm invitation to come to Redwall Abbey and that their abbey door is always welcomed to travelers and guest. I personally love that touch as it always gives you a good feeling about finish the story as well as continuing the further adventures within this book’s universe.

There was even by Redwall animated TV series that was created. Created by the animated Nelvana, the cartoon series ran for three seasons, with each season (consisting of thirteen episodes) telling of one of Jacques books. While the first season (adapted from the original Redwall book) made some changes to the narrative and expanded the story in certain areas, the second (Mattimeo) and third (Martin the Warrior) followed a more closely towards the books. Despite the show toning down the narrative violence, I personally loved the show (I own all three seasons on DVD) and wished that they continued show. Here’s a clip from the show….

Sadly, despite the popularity of the books (and the animated TV show being well-received by fans), everything must come to an end as author Brian Jacques did pass away on February 5th, 2011. The twenty second Redwall book, which was titled Rogue’s Crew, was released several months later after his death and would be the final installment in the Redwall novel series. As you can imagine, I was deeply upset over the passing of Brian Jacques and that there would be no more Redwall books coming out. As I said, I own all the Redwall books, but I refuse to read Rogue’s Crew as reading it will mean that the world of Brian Jacques’s Redwall will end upon me complete that book. Thus, I live it, for now, unread. I may read it…one day (probably in my twilight years).

So, those are my reasons why the Redwall series was (and still is) my favorite novel series. If you’re looking for literary world of adventure, questing, puzzles, songs, villainous bad guys, courageous heroes, and fun-loving side characters, then I do highly recommend this series to you. So, to wrap this up, here’s one of my favorite lines from one of the books “May your lives be as full and happy as ours, and may the seasons be kind to you and your friends. The door of our Abbey is always open to any travelers roaming the dusty path between the woodlands and the plains

Claudia aka GeekyNerd @1GeekyNerd

Interesting question that made me reflect on a number of things.
You see, 15 years ago, I wouldn’t even have had to think. Lord of the Rings, of course, I’d have without a second thought. But just as the Halfing, I have grown as well.
LOTR
Thus present day me is not so sure anymore.
Don’t get me wrong. In terms of the the work itself, I still think LOTR is phenomenal. It’s got everything needed to make a geek/nerd happy. Wizards, dragons, brave knights, awesome fight between good and evil, different races… It’s almost perfect. Almost. I suppose were I male, there’s a chance I’d  still think it hands down is the best book series ever written.
But you see, now I have a big problem with it. And it is that for the more part, females are not even worth mentioning.
LOTR completely and embarrassingly fails the Bechdel Test, flawed as it is. Yes, yes. I do understand it was written during a time where this was the norm. To write otherwise would have been inconceivable. Yes, I did go there.
Incidentally, what’s the opposite of passing a test with flying colours? Failing with crashing colours?
So while that series will always be epic, it hasn’t been my favourite for some time now.
But that wasn’t the question, was it? Or rather, that doesn’t answer the question at all.
And I guess the answer is, LOTR left a hole so big -no other fictional world rival the Legendarium- I’m having a hard time filling it.
At this point, it is probably a tie between the Harry Potter and the Hunger Games series. Potterverse is much more complete and richer than the Hunger Games one. However, that’s understandable given the latter is only three books while the former has six in the main timeline, plus a whole lot of branches by now. I’d like to see the Hungergamesverse expanded and explored in more depth but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon.
Harry Potter, while it started as a children’s book, grew to be a fantastic series with a well developed universe, solid characters and all the struggles living beings, whether muggles or magical, face throughout life. The characters are likable -or hateable, which is good too- there’s magic, dragons, sports, shenanigans and every vice, flaw, strength, and emotion in the spectrum.
Harry P
Plus did I mention dragons?
Yeah, looking and less and less like a tie, I guess.
I just wish we knew more about the Hungergamesverse because I think that what we have, the comparison isn’t fair.
So there you have it, fellow #geekstalkers and dear readers. I hereby declare Harry Potter to be the best [Fantasy] Book Series. In my humble opinion, of course.
PS: I give a special mention to the Dragonriders of Pern and Dune series.

Chris Smolinski @RamblingRiter

This is hard because I’m a, at the moment kind of guy, but I would have to say that Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles is my favorite series. Followed closely by everything else I have read.

Iron Druid

The Iron Druid Chronicles brought me back into read mode. When I was young I read book after book, but books got taken over by video games and movies. Once I started the Iron Druid Chronicles, I was once again hooked by books.

The series is set in our world (the first couple of books are set in Tempe, Arizona) where supernatural creatures exist, such as witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, elementals as well as various deities from many mythologies. The entire series is told in the first-person point of view and in the beginning is told exclusively by Atticus O’Sullivan (aka. Siodhachan O Suileabhain), a genuine Druid who owns and runs an occult bookshop, Third Eye Books and Herbs, as he gets embroiled in the day-to- day struggle of gods and goddesses and other supernatural creatures. And the hook and reel is that Atticus can telepathically talk to his Irish Wolfhound. So you get his perspective throughout as well.

The series has great action, superb comedy and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Most books have lull spots. A lull spot is where you may get a bit bored. For me this series does not. You want to read read read. The complete series is a couldn’t put it down series. If you are a fantasy fan or hell if you just like reading, this is a must read…well listen for me. I don’t read books, I listen. So I guess just change all the reads to listens. Enjoy!

Dan from Nerdifi @Nerdifi_MCR

While I have been reading genre fiction for many years, there can be no more transformative book series for me than China Mieville’s Bas-Lag trilogy (also known as the New Crobuzon series).

Bas-Lag

This sprawling steampunk odyssey creates a rich and vivid world with beautifully realised species, races, cultures and counter-cultures. Bas-Lag is a place of magic and fantasy where science and sorcery collide amidst intelligently crafted culture and politics. Mievillie’s love of subversion and counterculture shines throughout as does his learned yet roguish sense of literary craft. Those who value originality and clarity of voice in their fantasy would do well to give this loosely connected triptych a go!

 

Well bloody hell there were a lot of books I’d never read featured here! I don’t know if it’s just me but I now want to go out and read every single one of these! I don’t think there is enough time in my life to achieve that seeing as I seem to read a book at the rate of a dyslexic snail but I will definitely look out for all of these!!

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