Six For Sunday – Showing Some Series Love: Heart Wrenching End To A Series

Sunday has rolled around again, the days are all blurring into one currently so it’s a good job I have posts like this to remind me what day it actually is!

This week has been a really mixed week for me, yesterday I got some bad news, but I also had this wonderful cream tea delivered as my best friend ordered me a treat! I can say right now the blondie and the scone was delicious I’m looking forward to trying the rest!

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of prompts for April, May and June here

Heart Wrenching End To A Series

Today’s post was really difficult for a couple of reasons! Firstly I realised how many of the series I read are long running crime series that haven’t actually had an ending yet, and others are old series that I’ve only started recently so haven’t actually finished yet either! Plus how do you talk about a heart wrenching ending without spoiling it for others?! So I’ve a little bit of a mix, some are series that have heart wrenching endings, a couple are series I’m sad ended, and one is actually the second book in a trilogy, but the third book isn’t out yet and the ending got me. Charlotte I know you already know which book I’m talking about…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

About The Book

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him.

There’s probably very few people reading this post who don’t know how this ends but still I will keep it brief to avoid spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read this yet but safe to say there were lots of characters who didn’t make it to the end of the story. Some affected me more than others…

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

About The Book

Will is the bearer of the knife. Now, accompanied by angels, his task is to deliver that powerful, dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel – by the command of his dying father.

But how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone? Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and and intrigues that beset him.

The two great powers of the many worlds are lining up for war, and Will must find Lyra, for together they are on their way to battle, an inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the dead…

It’s been a while since I read this trilogy, I just re-read Northern Lights and I’m planning on getting to the next two books as well. I remember Lyra and Will having to make a big decision which made 15 year old Sarah very sad!

Sophie’s Lucky by Dick King-Smith

About The Book

Small, but very determined, Sophie loves animals and is going to be a farmer when she grows up. Sophie would love to have a pony, but she doesn’t think she’ll ever be that lucky. She does get a lucky break, though, when Great Aunt Al invites her to Scotland!

This one is a little bit of a throwback, but the fact I can still remember 8 year old Sarah being upset by this story must show it had an impact on me 20 something years ago! I’m possibly still not over Great Aunt Al!

Evermore by Sara Holland

About The Book

Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one.

This wasn’t a heart wrenching ending as such, and Evermore finished this duology off perfectly however I wasn’t quite ready to let go of Jules, Liam and Sempera when I turned the final page.

Nothing To Hide by James Oswald

About The Book

Suspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the limelight. Fate has other ideas . . .

Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation . . . It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks.

No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the Met who would gladly see the back of her, Con can’t shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice.

Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose . . .

We’re not technically at the end of this series yet, however the author has said there will be a while to wait for the next book and this makes me sad. So far there are only two Constance Fairchild books and she’s really grown on me!

Venom by Bex Hogan

About The Book

Marianne has never wanted to be a fighter, but with unrest and discord threatening the Twelve Islands, she will have to battle threats both inside and out in an attempt to attain peace for her homeland.

Marianne is now the Viper, but her hopes for peace in the Eastern Isles are being frustrated. The corrupt King remains on the throne, bandits are proving hard to stop and Marianne is not sure who among her crew she can truly trust.

For the islands to prosper, the invisible bond that once existed uniting land and sea must be reinstated. There’s only one way that can happen – the return of magic. To do that Marianne must put aside all her fears: she must return to her roots, the Western Isles, and call on the power that runs in her blood.

She must become a Mage.

Only then, can she possibly command the army needed to finally take down the King.

So Venom is only the second book in the Isles of Storm and Sorrow trilogy but having flown through both Viper and Venom in about 48 hours I now have to wait until next April to get my hands on Vulture! I know this is a new book so no spoilers but that ending!

They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

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