Unfinished series

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
#21
Yeah, I find the wiki summaries do the trick for me. Plus my memory gets better the farther in I get in a long awaited sequel.
 

Boreas

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#22
I have no problem waiting until it's finished, especially if subsequent volumes directly continue the story. I reread both volumes of ASoIaF when the third book came out, and during my wait for the fourth, I swore I'd wait for the whole series to be finished first. I did make the mistake of reading "The Name of the Wind" when it came out (I can't remember if I didn't realise it was going to be part of a trilogy or didn't care). If the books in the series are episodic in nature, like with Dresden Files or most of David Gemmell's books, then it doesn't matter.
 

João Ribeiro

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#23
I'm also in the camp of not minding re-reading a good series like Stormlight Archive. For Dresden I don't really feel the need to.
As for Mr. Rothfuss I know I'll have to re-read everything but since I really liked the first two books it will become more of a pleasure than a burden.
 

Jon Snow

No Power in the Verse can stop me
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#24
I understand when you know the books are going to be trilogies or mini series or whatever, but withholding something like Stormlight Archives is different.

10 books. You will be waiting a long time to be reading this series then. Minimum another 8 years, but more likely 15.
 

Boreas

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#25
Well, I've been waiting since 2002/2003 till now for ASoIaF to finish. That's already around 12 years. I've proved my mettle. I will probably give the first Stormlight Archives book a try sometime in the future to see if I like it, but I'm in no hurry for that either.
 

João Ribeiro

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#26
10 books. You will be waiting a long time to be reading this series then. Minimum another 8 years, but more likely 15.
Yup, I think the plan is to release one book every other year so... 8 books to go 16 years of waiting... Boy I need a Delorean!
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
#27
Somehow I don't doubt that Sanderson will fulfill his promise to write one every other year until it's finished. Therefore I don't mind waiting. Hell, I pre-ordered WOR the moment Amazon made it available for pre-order and still haven't read it as I keep coming up with new stuff and the group here keeps making good recs. I know it will be great so I'm in no hurry.