Intimidating Series- Top 5 Saturday!

This weeks prompt was ‘Intimidating books’ but I very rarely find single books to be intimidating so I changed it a little to intimidating series. These are all series that I have on my TBR but just haven’t got round to reading, whether because of the overall length of the series or the books themselves.

Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books  for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.

Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

When The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs-a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts- five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light.

Lord of the Rings

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Stormlight Archive

According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed…

They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won.

Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.

On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn’t understand and doesn’t really want to fight.

What happened deep in mankind’s past?

Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?

Red Rising

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”

“I live for you,” I say sadly.

Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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  1. I was reading without my glasses and thought it said ‘In a sleazy village in the Shire’ 😀

    Agree with your list Sanderson has been on my TBR for years but I’m too scared to start.
    While I’ve read the first WoT, I only then read half of the second. It’s just a daunting series to commit to!

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  2. For some reason it won’t let me reply to your reply BUT- I haven’t read it lol- but I remember when the movies came out and there were ALL the insinuations about Frodo and Sam, fanfic talked about that were on early forms of the interweb etc. lol

    I’ve never been big on fanfic. Except for Angel of the Crows, I guess because apparently, that is how it started.

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  3. I totally get you on The Wheel of Time and The Stormlight archives! But I have read the first two books in both series, and they were totally worth it!



  4. All of these are on my TBR and I agree with you on all of them 😂 Red Rising and Stormlight Archive might even be more intimidating than LOTR? Lol Great list! I hope you enjoy all these whenever you get to them, Becky 😉

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  5. AH! I totally relate to your picks. Way of Kings intimidates me too. I want to read all of these super long epic fantasy series, but they’re so long I just get intimidated! I should just find time to dive in already because I’ve been procrastinating reading Stormlight Archives for so long now lol

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      • Haha that a long series tbf… I think I’ve gone through a few chunks recently (over 500 pages) but for me, as long as I’m enjoying the characters & the storyline the page count doesn’t really matter


      • See I was addicted to Beautiful Creatures. It’s like I want a long series that I get hooked on, but getting into one is hard that’s all. I just want to find a good series and now it seems like all I want to read is YA paranormal books lol


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