Read But Not Forgotten – Series I need to Finish

I’d like to start out by saying that this is the first post I am creating since the new Block Editor was forced on to me. So apologies if it looks crap. I THINK I have figured out a pretty good way of using it so fingers crossed.

This week in my ‘things I read ages ago’ post series is a few series I started or got part way through and just never actually got around to finishing but totally want to finish. There are no maybes on this list, only ‘when I get around to its.’ As always, I’ll only be posting the first book cover and blurb in the series rather than however many are actually in said series.

My previous posts can be found here:

Read But Not Forgotten – Series Starters

Read But Not Forgotten – The Bad Reads

Read But Not Forgotten – The Classics

Read But Not Forgotten – Fantasy

Read But Not Forgotten – Science Fiction

Read But Not Forgotten – Thrillers

Read But Not Forgotten – Historical Fiction

Read But Not Forgotten – Horror

Read But Not Forgotten – The Classics (Part 2)

Read But Not Forgotten: Books/Series I Gave Up On

Read But Not Forgotten -Books I Loved But Am Not Brave Enough To Re-Read


The Dagger and Coin Series by Daniel Abraham

The dragons are gone, the powerful magics that broke the world diluted to little more than parlour tricks, but the kingdoms of men remain and the great game of thrones goes on. Lords deploy armies and merchant caravans as their weapons, manoeuvring for wealth and influence. But a darker power is rising – an unlikely leader with an ancient ally threatens to unleash again the madness that destroyed the world once already. Only one man knows the truth and, from the shadows, must champion humanity. The world’s fate stands on the edge of a Dagger, its future on the toss of a Coin . . .

Series: Dagger and Coin
Genre: Fantasy
My Thoughts:

For me, this is one of the most underrated fantasy series out there. Daniel Abraham (one half of the author duo that writes the Expanse novels) has created an in-depth world with interesting characters that had me hooked back when I first discovered it. I blasted through the first three books and then never got around to picking up the final book in the series. I blame this on my discovering bookbub. Bookbub’s habbit of showing me amazing deals for the kindle and distracting me from everything else I had been reading. *Shakes fist at Bookbub*

I’ve pretty much forgotten everything that happened in the series so it will be a complete re-read rather than simply finishing the fourth book off and having done with it.


The Halo series by Multiple authors

The twenty-sixth century. Humanity has expanded beyond Earth’s system to hundreds of planets that colonists now call home. But the United Earth Government and the United Nations Space Command is struggling to control this vast empire. After exhausting all strategies to keep seething colonial insurrections from exploding into a full-blown interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope. At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top-secret program that could bring an end to the conflict…and it starts with seventy-five children, among them a six-year-old boy named John. And Halsey could never guess that this child will eventually become the final hope against an even greater peril engulfing the galaxy–the inexorable confrontation with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant.

This is the electrifying origin story of Spartan John-117–the Master Chief–and of his legendary, unstoppable heroism in leading the resistance against humanity’s possible extinction.

Series: Halo
Genre: Science Fiction
My Thoughts:

As I said in my science fiction post, I loved the Halo video games and the novels turned out to be far better than I thought a game tie-in had any right to be. They still remain some of the best science fiction I have ever read and I look forward to starting from the beginning at some point … if ever I get time.


Fitz and the Fool by Robin Hobb

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.

But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…

On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.

Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?

Suddenly Fitz’s violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.

Series: Fitz and the Fool
Genre: Fantasy
My Thoughts:

This is another series that I read everything in until the last book. This wasn’t because I had so much other stuff to read … it was because they were charging hardback prices for a kindle copy when it came out. I decided that no author was worth that and moved on to other books for poor people like me to enjoy. I also didn’t want the series to end. I feel like I have lost so many of the characters I loved, I just didn’t want any more to go the way of the dodo.

It’s also another series in which I want to re-read the previous books before getting to the finale.



Robert Langdon Series by Dan Brown

CERN Institute, Switzerland: a world-renowned scientist is found brutally murdered with a mysterious symbol seared onto his chest.

The Vatican, Rome: the College of Cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Somewhere beneath them, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion.

In a breathtaking race against time, Harvard professor Robert Langdon must decipher a labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols if he is to defeat those responsible – the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years, reborn to continue their deadly vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic Church.

Series: Robert Langdon Series
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
My Thoughts:

This series was one of my first forays into the thriller genre and will long remain one of my favourites. It’s one of those that appeal to history nerds as well as thriller readers (I’ve always been more of a history man) and I always come away from reading these feeling like I’ve learned something.

I’m not positive which books I’ve read in this series … it might actually be books 1 and 4 that I haven’t. Fortunately it’s not too much of an issue when reading these out of order.

17 thoughts on “Read But Not Forgotten – Series I need to Finish

  1. Ugh…don’t get me started on the new Block Editor. Who ever has though that would be an awesome idea, should let his or her head get examined lol. I think I have figured it out myself, but well….still not happy with it. No worries though, the post looks good😊
    I totally agree with you on the Halo novels. I bought those because I was a huge fan of the games, but it turns out they were really great! Totally surprised there!😃

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      1. yep…that’s what keeps happening to me as well. So far I haven’t heard anyone who likes this new editor, so let’s hope that will all the complaints that are out there WordPress is going to do something about it😊

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  2. How were you trying to make the pix centered? I only use centered pix now if there is no caption, as captions stay left justified on even a centered pix. How stupid is that?

    so the Halo books are good sf eh? Any idea how many of them there are?

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    1. Think there are 15 books in the series. Ahh, mine all had captions. I didn’t need to caption them just thought it was a rare good feature of the block editor. How wrong was I? 😂

      I’ll try next time without caption and see how it goes

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  3. I hope you will enjoy the last book in the Fitz and the fool series!
    I just started her liveship traders series earlier today, really enjoying it so far!


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  4. You know there’re five books in the Dagger & Coin, right? It’s just that I’ve been stuck on book 5 for years now 😂 And, yeah, I’m with you on the forgetting what happened. There was Geder and this war, and Cithrin something and… yeah.

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  5. Well, you know I’m gonna encourage you to continue on with Hobb’s books. 🙂
    I understand not wanting the story to end. They way how the last book ended gave me hope that there might be others. It felt like an end, but there’s a lot of potential for other books.

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