...can I have some more?
So, I just finished reading The Dark Tide, the fifth and final book in the Adrien English series. And although I know it's the final book *sob* all I can think of is 'Please Sir, can I have some more?' I was trying to read The Dark Tide s l o w l y so that I could savour it, and yet I couldn't put it down! (It took me a lot longer than planned to compost the vegetable garden and clean the pantry [and I still haven't finished washing the dishes] because I kept having 'breaks' throughout the day *grin*) I haven't read a series this good, that has spoken to me so clearly, since first picking up Sarah Monette's Doctrine of Labryinths series early last year. The characters fairly leap off the page in The Darkest Tide (and the earlier books) and I am now even more of a Josh Lanyon fan than before (if that is possible).
The downside to finishing an amazing series is that I have to come down off the high - all it takes is a few hours and everything seems...flat...and no book is comparable. (I felt the same way when I finished Mine to Possess [Nalini Singh].) I think the fall is because I connect with certain characters so strongly...and miss that connection when I finish reading the book. *SIGH* It's like my emotions are a little more accessible when I read...
Since I can't have a sixth Adrien English book - and I so want it, although in the immortal words of the Rolling Stones 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' - I would like to know where I should turn my attention too next? Which Josh Lanyon book should I read? And are there any other authors I should investigate? (Note: I am aware Jordan Castillo Price's PsyCop series is very good so I'm adding the first book in that series to the TBR list.) And do you ever come down with a thump after finishing an extraordinary series?