What are the best trilogy novels?

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    #1The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Elvira Beltrán
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Absolute classic set of novels. This series changed my life. I think everyone should make the time to read them at least once in their life, they are that good. I'll never forget the feeling of friendship and overcoming hardships that are laid out in these, they will stick with me forever."
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    #2Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)

    Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)

    Oryx and Crake is a speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, the award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale. Oryx and Crake follows the life of Snowman, his friend Crake, and Oryx, the woman they both love.

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    Brandon Contreras
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. Oryx and Crake is a speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, the award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale."
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    #3Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)

    Things Fall Apart is a book by the acclaimed Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. It tells the story of the conflict between the colonial British government and a Nigerian ethnic group, the Ibo people. It is the first book in the African trilogy.

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    Virginia Wallace
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I first read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in high school when I was too young to appreciate it. This book is a classical African novel about the conflict between the European colonization and one of the Nigerian ethnic groups, the Ibo people. The main character, Okonkwo, conducts his life trying to distance himself from his father who he is ever in conflict with. In the process, he sows the seeds of his own destruction. I feel this book is best understood by people who have some life experience because it is easier to pick up on the remarkable depth and nuances of this tragic but powerful story."
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    #4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Paul Lawrence
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Fellowship of the Ring is a great book as I love the Lord of the Rings series. I think it starts the trilogy off great. I think it really got my curiosity and imagination going and kept me interested in the remainder of the series."
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    #5When Christ and His Saints Slept

    When Christ and His Saints Slept

    This is a novel about a woman, Maude, Countess of Anjou, who was set to rule England. Her right to the throne was challenged by his cousin Stephen which caused brutal tragedies across the nation.

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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is something i would definitely read especially because i am a feminist."
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    #6Here Be Dragons

    Here Be Dragons

    Here Be Dragons is a medieval, renaissance, historical and fiction book written by Sharon Kay Penman. It was published June 1, 1985 by Holt, Rinhart and Winston. It follows the story of a King.

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    Peter Webb
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "In this historical medieval novel, Sharon Kay gets off to really amazing start. This is the first book of three in the trilogy and really sets a high bar for the subsequent novels in the story. The points of intrigue around the king's court kept me absorbed and wanting more."
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    #7Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Anglo-French espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson that stars Gary Oldman as a retired secret agent who is pulled back into the game to ferret out a Soviet agent in MI6. 

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    Tom Tan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I believe that Tinker tailor Soldier Spy isn't necessarily the best trilogy novels. Personally I love Tom Clancy. However This movie does come close between a retired secret agent coming back into service or the fact that is cold era. I give this a rating of 3."
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    #8Night

    Night
    Night is the first book in Elie Wiesel's historical trilogy about the Holocaust. Night shows the worst side of humanity during World War II, when familial relationships blurred because of hunger, pain, and fear inside concentration camps.
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    Ridhi Pawar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Night should be read by everyone. This book is important and disturbing and incredibly moving. All three books in the series are worth a read, but Night is probably the best from the trilogy and is a truly important story."
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    #9Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
    Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone is a History, Criticism, Literature , Fiction book written by Sophocles, Elizabeth Osborne, J.E. Thomas. 
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    Willie Barrett
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "These translations of the ancient Greek text are a must read for anyone that's looking to expand their world view. This trilogy still holds up today and really contains parallels to modern life as well, and hasn't lost it's presence in the modern world. The translation is modern enough to understand while still being great in a literal sense."
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    #10His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials
    His Dark Materials is a trilogy by Philip Pullman comprised of the books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass explains the story of the two children, Lyra and Will through shimmering haunted otherworlds.
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    Benjamin Thomas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Really interesting trilogy of books. At first I was kind of put off, it starts up a big slow with the first book but by the time I got to the second one I was hooked. I've always liked trilogy stories there is always a lot more depth and richness to the story. I found myself getting attached to the characters and I really hope the universe of these novels continue to grow."
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    #11Never Love a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy)

    Never Love a Highlander (The McCabe Trilogy)
    Never Love A Highlander is the story of Calen McCabe and his marriage to the beautiful Rionna McDonald to save the alliance between their clans. Rionna resists Calen and his seductions, but ultimately succumbs.
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    Leonardo Amador
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book was super boring. I wouldn't make my worst enemy read it. Just thought I would warn anyone interested."
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    #12The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    Alan Garcia
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "A brilliant story that some may find controversial, but is well worth reading. A wonderful adventure tale, which delves into the meaning of religion, spirituality and what it means to be human in the face of the institutionalization of our deepest impulses. "
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    #13The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

    The Amber Spyglass is a book by Philip Pullman that tells the story of Lyra and Will. They will journey to the gray-lit world and they will do their best to make it out alive for no living arrived there and left.  

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    Louis Smith
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this book is so interesting. the story explains interesting tales of adventure of Lyra and will. it is a very good read. i like it. "
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    #14Dreamfall Chapters

    Dreamfall Chapters
    Dreamfall Chapters is a graphic adventure and the last part of The Longest Journey trilogy
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    Jerry Medina
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is the final edition of the dreamfall chapters. This is by far the best in the series. The graphics are oh so pretty and intense at times. If you do not have a console that can just power thru these graphics you might not want to purchase it. The game itself is what i expected and more. Game play is very fluid and multiplayer is on point."
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    #15The Warlord of Air

    The Warlord of Air
    This book is the first of the Nomad of Time Streams trilogy by Michael Moorcock and is set in his multiverse series but with a steampunk touch. It is 1973 and the Great Powers maintain peace and the equilbrium thanks to the power and strength of the British Empire. But from 1902 comes Captain Oswald Bastable, a man trapped in the time stream, and discovers what is behind this apparent peace.
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    Kelly Montgomery
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love this novel. It is one of the greatest books in science fiction and steampunk literature."
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    #16The Farseer Trilogy

    The Farseer Trilogy
    The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb follows the adventures and story of Fitz a royal bastard and trained assasin. His uncle, the Prince Verity of The Six Duchies kingdom is trying to orchestrate a wage war on the Red-Ship Raiders from the Outlands. This faction is attacking the shores of the kingdom turning people into what is known as the Forged one, a kind of spell that makes people emotionless.

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    Ishan Kapoor
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Farseer Trilogy is a classic! I got into fantasy in high school, and I didn't think much of this at first. But the more I read into it, the more its complex array of sideplots and stories intermingled, the more I was hooked. This trilogy is a must-read for any fan of traditional fantasy - Hobb is a master of his craft and this, his masterwork."
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    #17Blue Dahlia (In The Garden Trilogy)

    Blue Dahlia (In The Garden Trilogy)

    Blue Dahlia is about Stella Rothchild, who returns home after the death of her husband. She starts a new life in Tennesse with her two sons and finds happiness again with Logan Kitridge, but a ghost comes to haunt them.

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    Justin Lopez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Quite an interesting read with the ghost angle but without, it's a bit boring. The whole ghost angle has to be built towards and until that's thrown into the mix, the protagonist is incredibly boring and ordinary."
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    #18Face The Fire (Three Sisters Island)

    Face The Fire (Three Sisters Island)

    Face the Fire is the conclusion to Nora Roberts' Three Sister Island trilogy. Sam returns to the island and hopes to rekindle what he had with Mia, but he is greeted with indifference. However, Mia needs his help to break a curse.

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    Juan Lewis
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The plot in this trilogy doesn't interest me at all. I felt bored reading about this trilogy."
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    #19Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island)

    Heaven And Earth (Three Sisters Island)
    The second novel in Nora Robert's Three Sister Island trilogy, Heaven and Earth tells the story of Ripley as she fights to hide her special powers. She gets help from Mac Allister Booke, and together they discover the extent of her powers.
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    Dennis Davidson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Ripley's story shows how hard it is for a strong woman to cut herself off from those she loves. She is strong and a bit of a smart butt, but where she loves, nothing will stand in her way. She wins her test against fate in a heart-wrenching out-of-the-blue conclusion. A good read."
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    #20Black Wizards (Forgotten Realms: Moonshae Trilogy)

    Black Wizards (Forgotten Realms: Moonshae Trilogy)

    First released in 1998, the second book of the 'Moonshae Trilogy' narrates the adventures of prince Corwell, whose destiny is foretold by the prophecy of a queen who had died many years ago. 




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    Jerry Hughes
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Black Wizards is one of the classic Forgotten Realms books from the old Dungeons and Dragons series. It's not the best writing in the universe, but it's also a huge classic and one of those novels that a lot of people read when they were in high school."
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    #21Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone Trilogy)

    Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone Trilogy)
    Alias, a sell-sword who loves to embark on dangerous adventures, woke up one day with mysterious sigils on her arms. Determined to find out what those symbols meant, she joins forces with a bard, a mage and a lizard-man to discover the secrets that they hold. 




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    Denise McCoy
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "An early Realms novel, and much-read in my childhood. Returning to it decades later I found its straightforward action and modest mystery as entertaining as ever. It helps that the central characters like each other and are enjoyable to hang around with on their journey. One odd note: while the novel holds up well in terms of gender roles and cultural references - Alias is a strong woman and Akabar far from a stereotyped Arab - it contains a really strange excess of Halfling prejudice. Very few characters let an opportunity to comment adversely on Olive's heritage slip past. Otherwise a simple delight."
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    #22Allegiant (Divergent)

    Allegiant (Divergent)

    Allegiant, the last book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, is centered on Tris and Tobias, and how they try to understand human nature while choosing between courage and allegiance, and sacrifice and love. 

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    Juan Tucker
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The best trilogy novel is Allegiant (Divergent) by Veronica Roth. Intelligently written and complex, this third installment of the series will consume fans of the books until the very last page. It is a deep-dive into human nature and love."
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    #23Wither (The Chemical Garden)

    Wither (The Chemical Garden)
    Wither, the first book in Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden trilogy, is about Rhine Ellery, who is living in a world where a woman's life expectancy is just 20 years because of a failed government experiment to create a perfect human race.


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    César Bautista
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I wanted to read something like children of men. I found this book had a few similarities. I really liked the plot. I like how scientist screw things up. It reminds me of a outer limits episode. I t was really entertaining to me."
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    #24Pandemonium (Delirium)

    Pandemonium (Delirium)

    Pandemonium, the second book in Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy, is centered on Lena and her adventures in the Wilds, or the area outside the walls where she was raised in. Alone in the strange lands, Lena learned something she never thought she would know.

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    Diana Fowler
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Lena's adventures continue in this second book of the Delirium trilogy. Pandemonium did not disappoint. I was not able to put it down. The story grabs you and does not let you go. It is fun, romantic and action packed. I cannot wait to read the next book in the trilogy. "
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    #25Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Fifty Shades Freed is a contemporary erotica fiction and the third book in Fifty Shades trilogy written by E.L. James. This novel follows the story of Christian and Ana's married life. It was published in 2012 by Vintage Books. 

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    Beverly Hopkins
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "OMG! This is it! Now that I finished reading this novel, I'm sad because I have to say goodbye to Christian Grey."
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    #26Truckers (Bromeliad)

    Truckers (Bromeliad)

    Truckers is a young adult humorous fiction and the first book in Bromeliad trilogy written by Terry Pratchett. This novel is about Masklin inside a department store. It is first published in 1989 by Corgi Books.

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    Elvira Beltrán
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This trilogy will transport you into a whimsical world that is very enjoyable to read about! I loved reading this book as you are really excited to keep reading this series and I wanted to pick up the next one right when I finished this book! This is definitely high up my list of favorite trilogies!"
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    #27The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy)

    The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy)
    The Ninth Orphan is a mystery thriller fiction and the first book in The Orphan Trilogy series written by James Morcan. This espionage adventure romantic suspense novel is first published in 2011 by Sterling Gate Books. 
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    Jason Brewer
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Ninth Orphan is a mystery thriller fiction and the first book in The Orphan Trilogy series written by James Morcan. This espionage adventure romantic suspense novel is first published in 2011 by Sterling Gate Books. I liked "
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    #28All of You (Between Breaths)

    All of You (Between Breaths)
    All of You is a romance novel and the first book in the Between Breaths Book Series written by Christina Lee. It tells the story of Avery. She will meet a tattoo artist who will capture her heart and her life will change forever. 
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    Johnny Carr
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book was just ok. I didn't really relate to Avery so the story just didn't seem that great to me. There are four books in the series and this is the first one."
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    #29The Commitments (The Barrytown)

    The Commitments (The Barrytown)

    The Commitments is written by Roddy Doyle and is the first book in The Barrytown Trilogy. This book is published in 1987. It portrays the life of the young unemployed people from Ireland who creates a soul band.

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    Gloria Smith
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Commitments (The Barrytown) i a novel written by Roddy Doyle This book is published in 1987. It portrays the life of the young unemployed people from Ireland who creates a soul band."
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    #30One More Sunrise (Frontier Doctor)

    One More Sunrise (Frontier Doctor)

    One More Sunrise is a historical fiction and the first book in Frontier Doctor trilogy written by Al and JoAnna Lacy. It is first published in 2004 by Multnomah. 

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    Arnav Pawar
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The overall theme and subject matter of One More Sunrise was great. However, the writing seemed a little elementary and there are certain parts of the story I could do without. What kept me involved in the story was it's concept not it's writing."
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    #31Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer)

    Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer)

    Walk on Earth a Stranger is a historical fiction book and the first book in The Gold Seer trilogy written by Rae Carson. It is first published in 2015 by Greenwillow Books. 

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    Shirley Lopez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is incredible. It tells the tale of a woman with magical powers in the 1800's who sets out west to find her best friend, caught up in the search for gold. The story is captivating and smart. An excellent book."
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    #32The Throat (Blue Rose Trilogy)

    The Throat (Blue Rose Trilogy)
    The Throat is the third book in Peter Straub's Blue Rose Trilogy. It was published by Anchor on March 1, 1993, and the book follows Tim Underhil; as he travels back to his hometown in order to solve another mystery.
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    Kelly Marshall
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love mysteries. This qualifies as a good mystery. It is a trilogy that that works really well. It is gritty and interesting. I think this is a great end to the trilogy."
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    #33Ways to Be Wicked (Holt Sisters)

    Ways to Be Wicked (Holt Sisters)

    Ways to Be Wicked is a historical fiction and the second book in Holt Sisters trilogy written by Julie Anne Long. It is first published in 2006 by Forever. 

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    Ryan Gutierrez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I did not enjoy this half as much as What I did for a duke. It is witty and has the usual cast of characters but somehow it did not grab me. I finished it at a trot just to get it over with. Judging by the reviews this is not the general opinion so maybe I was not in the mood or something. It is not expensive and not bad so do not allow yourself to be put off. Just don't expect it to be as good as others. "
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    #34The Heart Remembers (Frontier Doctor)

    The Heart Remembers (Frontier Doctor)

    The Heart Remembers is a historical fiction and the last book in Frontier Doctor trilogy written by Al and JoAnna Lacy. It is first published in 20o4 by Multnomah. 

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    Brandon Hudson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The final tome of Al and JoAnna Lacy's trilogy series and continuing the story of the Frontier Doctor, this final tale conveys the trying times of the western frontier. Dane and Tharyn Logan, the husband and wife medical team, not only provide medical but spiritual healing to those in need. Interesting story and one that will grab the attention of frontier fans."
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    #35Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy)

    Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy)
    Born in Ice is a contemporary romance fiction and the second book of Born In Trilogy written by Nora Roberts. This book is about Brianna Concannon and her mysterious guest Grayson Thane. It is first published in 1995 by Berkley Books. 
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    Peter Ryan
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Romance novels are a guilty pleasure of mine, but when it comes to the "Born in" trilogy I can say there is no guilt in my enjoyment! It takes everything I love about romance novels and makes a little more modern, leaving me with a story I can read before bed and also suggest to a friend!"
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    #36The Child (The Eagle and the Child)

    The Child (The Eagle and the Child)
    The Child is a mystery fiction and the first book in The Eagle and the Child trilogy written by S. Khubiar. This espionage fiction book is first published in 2016. 
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    Kathryn Ellis
    Written on May 5, 2018
    " This is not your typical cookie cutter young adult trilogy full of vampires. The characters are developed deeply and you will connect instantly with the story. The intricate way the author has written this story allows you to immerse yourself into the world. It’s also not your typical spy novel full of plot holes and cliché bad guys. I think what brought me in was that I could picture this happening in real life. I’m halfway through the entire series now and I can’t wait to see how it ends. "
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    #37All My Tomorrows (The Orphan Trains)

    All My Tomorrows (The Orphan Trains)

    All My Tomorrows is a historical fiction and the second book in The Orphan Trains series written by Al and JoAnna Lacy. It is first published in 2003 by Multnomah. 

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Best What are the best trilogy novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the RingsBooks 65 Paid
2Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)Books 61 Paid
3Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy)Books 61 Paid
4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingBooks 56 Paid
5When Christ and His Saints SleptBooks 51 Paid
6Here Be DragonsBooks 47 Paid
7Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyMovies 36 Paid
8NightBooks 32 Paid
9Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, AntigoneBooks 30 Paid
10His Dark Materials Books 25 Paid
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