No, not mine. Sorry, not the best title selection. Last month (at least, I think it was last month), while I was reading Grimspace (Ann Aguirre), my lovely friend Kerry informed me that Ann Aguirre had sold the last two books in the Jax series, so the story arc will be completed. And that got me to thinking..
My immediate thought (selfish I know) was 'YAH'! There will definitely be an ending!' Because, as a reader, it is...incredibly frustrating to not have an ending to a story that you have invested time and energy in. (And yes, I'm aware of the vagaries of publishing and that sometimes the author is just as frustrated as the reader when a story arc in left incomplete.) The example that springs to mind whenever I think of a incomplete story arc is The Exiles, a fantasy trilogy by Melanie Rawn. I read the first book in 1994 and the second book in 1997. As for the third book...well, I'm glad you asked *grin* The third book hasn't been released yet...I actually don't think it has been written. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not in any way, shape or form demanding the third book. It's not my place to do so. And, I'm aware that Melanie Rawn has experienced serious health issues over the past few years, and I can't imagine how hard it is to write when healthy, let alone when you are not.
I guess what I would like is some indication from the author as to whether (or not) the third book will ever be published. If it won't be, I'll accept that...it's the not knowing that drives me up the wall. And if the third book is never published, then I really hope that Melanie will make available a short plot synopsis, with answers to all those questions that I have. It's like the TV series The Pretender. All those plots never completed...it's... *deep breath*
So, how do you feel about books with incomplete story arcs?