Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Two Authors Who Should Assemble To Write A Book Together

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1 – George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie

Both these authors write epic, gritty high fantasy. Both write great characters, too, so it would be cool to see how epic a world and story they could create working together.

2 – Derek Landy and Rick Riordan

Skulduggery Pleasant (Landy) and Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) both have a wicked sense of humor and write cool characters and plots. Writing a book together would be awesome, but it would be cool to see the characters from Skulduggery team up with Percy Jackson for a Marvel-Universe-style mash up.

3 – Stephen King and Lee Child

Stephen King writes awesome plots and characters, and Child just writes awesome. A thriller written by them could be action-packed, twisted and gripping.

4 – Derek Landy and Eoin Colfer

I haven’t read any of the Artemis Fowl books, but I know Colfer has a wicked sense of humor like Landy. These two could invent something cool.

5 – Ransom Riggs and Stephen King

I’m halfway through Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and, after all the hype, I’m a bit disappointed. It should be tightly plotted and scary, but it’s plodding along at just a decent pace. The concept and idea of Miss Peregrine’s are wicked, but Riggs doesn’t seem to use them to their full potential. With King writing with him, Miss Peregrine’s could have been as creepy and gripping as it should have been.

6 – Pierce Brown and James Dashner

Both write gripping plots and world-build well; a book by them both would be interesting.

7 – Jonathan Stroud and Rick Riordan

Lockwood & Co. meets Percy Jackson could be like another Marvel-Universe-mashup. A plot idea could be all the souls from Hades being unleashed and Lockwood and Co. have to team up with Percy and the rest of the demigods. Or something original by them writing together would be action-packed and funny.

8 – J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman

Rowling and Pullman both wrote complex plots in Potter and His Dark Materials, so seeing what they could write together would be epic.

9 – Michael Grant and Rick Yancey

Both these authors write stories with plenty of action and plot twists, a book by both could be like a smart Michael Bay movie.

10 – Sarah J. Maas and Pierce Brown

Throne of Glass (without the heavy romance) meets Red Rising. Not much else to say, save epic.

Anyone else think any of these team-ups would be cool? Or is there one author you would have teamed with someone different? Feel free to drop a comment, and leave a link to your TTT…


About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

Posted on 10/13/2015, in books, reading, top ten tuesday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 46 Comments.

  1. Oh these team-ups are really cool and interesting! 😀

    By the way here’s mine:! 🙂

  2. In all your team ups I have only read one of the authors in the pairing so I will have to check the others out. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Mmm, Stephen King really would have given Ransom Riggs more kick, wouldn’t he? That’s a very good idea for a team-up!

  4. Damn i completely forgot about including Joe Abercrombie in my list! i love his writing, and i think that combo of him with G R.R. Martin would create something pretty awesome. Here is my list 😀

  5. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ahh, I REALLY agree with you about Ransom Riggs! I wanteD to love Miss Peregrine’s but I was so underwhelmed the whole time. It felt nearly MG to me. *sigh* So yes, and extra horror-ish kick = I’m so up for that. XD

    • The age range thing is weird. Sometimes Jacob sounds older than 16, sometimes younger. And I like action and there isn’t a lot–barely any. More action, faster pace, scarier–then it would have been cool. It will be interesting to see how the movie turns out.

  6. There is no duo on your list where I know both authors… I need to get out of my comfort zone and read more!

  7. I totally forgot to add Rick Riordan to my list! All of these would be awesome though, great list! 🙂

  8. These are some awesome mash ups. Stephen King & Lee Child, Ransom Riggs & Stephen King – YES to both. The creepiness factor of Riggs and King together would be off the charts.

  9. Pierce Brown and James Dashner is a great team-up! I would definitely be interested in seeing what could come out of that collaboration.

  10. Derek Landy and Rick Riordan would write an awesome book together!

  11. Never thought of Stephen King and Lee Child, but that would be great! Here’s my TTT.

  12. Great post! I think Sarah J. Maas and Pierce Brown is an interesting pairing. I’d definitely read that book! (And I’m glad to finally meet another blogger who loves Red Rising as much as I do.)

  13. Ransom Riggs and Stephen Kind sounds fantastic. I would love to see what they could come up with together. Great list!

  14. Pullman and Rowling is a great choice. I was trying to think of somebody to team up with Rowling. Nice 😀

  15. Derek Landyband Rick Riordan would be so good together!! Great list!

  16. Abercrombie and Martin are probably the best combination I have seen all day 😉

    My TTT

  17. I agree with both your Landy partners, they would be perfect together! And yes, Throne of Glass and Red Rising together would be perfect 🙂
    Thanks for visiting Addlepates and Book Nerds! 🙂 I’ve followed your blog

  18. JK Rowling and Phillip Pullman, DAMN what an amazing idea!! I can see that happening, I want it so badly, haha! Great choices! 😀

  19. For obvious reasons, #7 is my favorite on this list. But I completely agree with the Stephen King + Ransom Riggs pairing. Ms. Peregrine needed to be darker!

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