Today the topic of Top Ten Tuesdays is Top ten best sequels ever.

1, Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Independent sequel to ”Curse of Chalion”. In ”Paladin”, one of the minor characters in ”Curse” is the main character. I liked ”Curse” well enough and though the world building was excellent but I love ”Paladin”!

2, Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
The second book in the Weather Warden series starts slow but when the pace picks up, it doesn’t slacken.

3, A Shot in the Dark by K. A. Stewart
I quite liked the first book, ”Devil in the Details”, which is about a modern day samurai who fights against demons. However, the second book was more intense and raised the stakes admirably.

4, Exile by Rowena Cory Daniells
A very intense continuation to ”Besieged” and the war really starts.

5, Mermaid’s Madness by Jim C. Hines
Each of the the book in the series seem to have their own plots, even though the characters grow and change. The first book, ”Stepsister Scheme” has just one point-of-view character, Danielle also known as Cinderella but the second book has several POV characters.

6, Blood Trail by Tanya Huff
”Blood Trail” introduces a whole different setting and cast of characters.

7, Taboo by Tara Maya
”Taboo” continues the story from ”Initiate” without any second book syndrome.

8, C. J. Cherryh: Shon’jir
The second book in the series takes the main characters off to another planet.

9, Kristine Kathryn Rusch: City of Ruins
Some time has passed since ”Diving into the Wreck” and book is set in another place then the first book.

10, Karen A. Wyle: Reach
Another book where the characters leave the place where the first book was set. This time they head into space, exploring it.

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