My Favorite . . . Trilogy

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Ah- trilogies. I actually don’t read many trilogies, even though three does seem like a perfect length for a series; long enough to get immersed in a world, short enough to not get bored. Since I still haven’t read the last in the Divine Cities trilogy, I can’t choose it as my favorite. Yes, I know I need to read it. I think I just love the world and don’t really want it to end. Or I’m afraid of who is going to get hurt and how badly.

My current favorite trilogy is The Gamehouse Trilogy by Claire North. They’re three novellas, only published on audio and as ebooks.

The Serpent The Master

The Gameshouse is an unusual institution.

Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon – every game under the sun.

But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes – those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .

The first takes place in seventeenth century Venice, the second in 1930s Bangkok, and the third is a modern-day, world-wide game of Chess. Each is short, but rich and full. I love the way North uses language and worlds she creates.

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  1. Interesting question! I don’t know that I have completely read that many trilogies. I can think of a few where I still need to read the last book (I have a problem with procrastination) . I have read The Lord of the Rings, but while I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t call it a favorite. I did like the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy and the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer.

    The Claire North books sound good. My library doesn’t currently have them available on Overdrive, but maybe I will recommend them.

    • I thought of the Millennium trilogy too, but I’m not sure if I ever finished it. My husband wants to watch the movie based on the first of the Southern Reach trilogy. It looks like it might be a bit too horror for me.

  2. Great post. I’ve made a pact with myself not to start any books that form a series unless (1) I already have a copy on my TBR pile (2) I’m sent it by the author/publisher.

    I agree a trilogy is good in that its not too long so that the author seems to lose interest (something that seems to happen with just about every series of books I’ve ever read) and I’m more likely to break my self-imposed ban and read it.

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