What I mean by series is like writing a book. A reader should be able to click on the book and then proceed to read the chapters. I can probably mimic it by creating a page and then linking it to a series of posts. I am looking for a more natural way to present and navigate.
I've used this plugin for a client site I did a while back...it might do what you need...Organize Series plugin
Justin Tadlock's Series plugin is great, and it uses a lot less resources than the Organize Series plugin. It's simple, and based off of WP's custom taxonomies, and is built by a reputable WP programmer.
Just to clarify. Organize Series uses WP's custom taxonomies as well. Also, I now have it hosted at organizeseries.com. Not knocking Justin's plugin though - he's doing a lot of great stuff for WordPress :)
I hope orgseries works well for you James.