Any book worth writing is worth a trilogy, right? Sometimes it seems like that, especially when it comes to YA fantasy and science fiction. Sometimes it feels like you can’t pick up a book without finding a cliffhanger ending or a big bold “TO BE CONTINUED” on the very last page.
Hate to wait? We can help! Here are a few trilogies that are already complete. No waiting required–unless there’s a hold list!
Sir Terry Pratchett is the recipient of the 2011 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for services to literature, Pratchett published his first short story when he was thirteen. A resident of Somerset, England, Pratchett has one daughter, a wife, and many cats. He has published over fifty books and his works have been translated into thirty six languages.
Pratchett’s tales of Discworld have won over generations of teen readers with intelligence, heart, and undeniable wit. Comic adventures that fondly mock the fantasy genre, the Discworld novels expose the hypocrisies of contemporary society in an intricate, ever-expanding universe. With satisfyingly multi-layered plots, Pratchett’s humor honors the intelligence of the reader. Teens eagerly lose themselves in a universe with no maps.
Readers first encountered Discworld with The Color of Magic.
The adventures of young witch Tiffany Aching begin in The Wee Free Men.
“Pratchett’s work draws teens into a world where humor, perseverance and hope are the order of the day,” said Edwards Committee Chair Robin Brenner.
In the first book in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, published in 1950, the nefarious White Witch casts a terrible spell on Narnia: It is always Winter, but Christmas never happens. Without the joy, hope and good tidings that Christmas heralds, Narnia is plunged into dismal despair. When the four Pevensie children enter Narnia through their wardrobe, the White Witch’s powers begin to weaken, an event signaled by the triumphant return of Father Christmas.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ much loved Chronicles of Narnia series.