John Connolly is an Irish writer and has a few book out since 2008. Not set in Ireland but has definite fantastical elaments in it, horror and the main character is haunted by some dead family members.
What is the general consensus on the last book? Did anyone else find it incredibly disappointing after the initial excitement of a new Fitz/Fool book wore off? I thought the idea behind Fitz's and Molly's unusual child was an interesting one but could have been developed better.
Going to go for 84 books that can only have been published in 1984.
Not going to restrict my self any further than that by setting a target for female or male authors or sticking to any one genre or even fiction.
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb
Liveship Traders trilogy - Robin Hobb
First Law - Joe Abercrombie
Malazan - Steven Erkison
Discworld - Terry Pratchett - not really a connected series and can nearly be read in any order.
A Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin - I know the op said it can be an unfinished series but if this was back in the 90s, most would be likely saying WoT but now with Crossroads and some of the other books tarnishing the series, a lot would not be saying it. I don't see the point in saying a series is the best if it's not finished, for it could be crap from here on out.
Not saying that will happen with George RR Martin.
The Broken Empire - Mark Lawerence - May make it into my top five when I finish the last book in the trilogy.