Writing a series is hard. After Area 51, I swore I’d never do another series where there was an arc bigger than one book. Ha! So much for promises to myself.

Lord of the Rings comes to mind. 3 books, a lot of big stories culminating into one.

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series was great.

There are series where the story line didn’t necessarily arc, but the characters did. Colin Dexter’s Morse for example.

What series have you enjoyed? Was it a story arc series or one where the same character kept going on?