Originally Posted by Tarana
Actually, DO start such series. They have obviously garnered a happy group of readers. Most series pall after 8 or 9 books, so plan on the first 6 so that you can enjoy the best writing and then move on to another series or author. I'm a sci fi/fantasy fan and read a lot of series through, but the last series that I read that was still REALLY strong throughout was John Jakes (Kent family) and that was in the 80s under general fiction.
Can't do it. I'm an SFF fan myself, but I absolutely despise
the series-first, franchise mentality that has a death-grip on the genre(s).