I'm three!Do you know who is three? My son! You know who else is three?  Fantasy Literature!  We celebrated our third birthday on Tuesday. As we were sitting around the FanLit (virtual) offices, we were chatting about what to do to incorporate our birthday into the Thoughtful Thursday post. Bill suggested we could do a list of series that stopped at a trilogy that should have continued, but then we realized that would be a short list. Like, two series short. Do authors stop at trilogies any more? Then, Bill offered a birthday toast, “may your pants remain free of firedrakes and your staff never warp.” And all of us knew exactly what we were going to do.

Here’s the plan, dear readers:

1. Come up with the most creative fantasy style birthday blessing, and we’ll let you pick the book of your choice from our stacks.

2. If you haven’t already taken your personality test from last week’s column, go do that. The results so far have been really interesting. We have every personality type represented except for one. I’ll present the findings in next week’s column.

3. If you can think of a series that ended up as a trilogy that you wish had been longer, go ahead and tell us that too.  I’ll see if I can sneak another book out of the stacks for the best suggestion. I’ll distract Kat with a shiny new ARC if I have to.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.