This week's question: Series Endings. What is your favorite series ending? Your least favorite?
My answer: I'm not sure I can answer this question. Am I reading ANY series that have ended? I feel like I'm in the middle of a zillion of them.
I love endings that feel both surprising and inevitable. (Yes, that sounds like a contradiction.) I don't want to predict exactly what happens, yet I want it to feel just right.
No matter how a writer wraps up a series, some readers are going to have mixed feelings with the way things turn out. They've invested so much time and energy in these stories and characters that they feel like the series should end exactly like they imagined.
If I had to pick my favorite series ending, I'd have to say Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I think J.K. Rowling is a master of series writing. Her series has an overarching story arc (the Harry-Voldemort battle) yet each individual book has its own resolution too.