Is there anything more exciting in literature than starting a new series?
Yes, the old, familiar faithful are nice. I am very loyal to a few ladies in mystery and paranormal romance (JR Ward, Charlaine Harris, you know who you are). But sometimes when you read the third or fourth installment in a beloved series you get bored reading the same character or place description as its re-re-repeated for the reader who somehow forgot what the main character looks like.
Also, starting a series is all about optimism of where the series could go. However, midway through a series all the readers what to know is…”how will it end?” That’s alot pressure and usually no one is happy.
The best is starting a series by an author you have loved in the past and can trust to deliver again.
That said…I’m about to start The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost.