The New and Improved Recommendation - Fantasy / Horror

Discussion in 'Fantasy / Horror' started by Rob B, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. sullivan_riyria

    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for recommending my series - Which is impossible to spell: Riyria :D Not your fault - it happens all the time - I guess if I thought it had a chance of becoming popular I would have come up with an easier name.
     
  2. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    I recommend you change the name then, Michael. lol Just kidding, I've only read the first Riyria book so far, I'd like to get around to finishing it.
    I always pimp the Chathrand series, I love it.
    And I need to get around to Mistborn, seems like most people's favorite of Sanderson's.
     
  3. sullivan_riyria

    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    Haha - should have thought about that long ago - but I wasn't planning on publishing - doh!

    I've not read Reddick yet but need to.

    Sanderson is very good - I enjoyed Mistborn a great deal - he really knows how to start of a book with a lot of action.
     
  4. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    You all need to read Reddick.

    Have to get Mistborn like I said someday.

    I'd recommend God's War I'm halfway thru this, its cool, my people.
     
  5. Kazz Wylde

    Kazz Wylde Rogue Warrior

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    Is Glen Cook's Instrumentalities of the Night series good? I'm sure this has some fans.
     
  6. Unassailable

    Unassailable The Errant

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some new fantasy reads.
    Next on my list is the Wheel of Time series (and I dont want to read the whole series in one go) and since im a pretty fast reader I'd like a few other books to have on hand.


    Something similar to these would be great:

    -The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series by Steven Erickson <--(****This is my favorite series right now****)

    -A Song of Ice and Fire Series (Game of Thrones) by George RR Martin

    - King Killer Chronicles (The Name of the Wind) by Patrick Rothfuss

    -The Prince of Nothing by R Scott Bakker

    -The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

    -Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

    -King Rat/Perdido Street Station/The Scar by China Mieville

    -The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

    -The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

    -The Fade by Chris Wooding

    -The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (Didnt like this one that much)

    -The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K leGuin

    -Flesh and Spirit/Breath and Bone by Carol Berg

    -Wraeththu by Storm Constantine

    -Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    -Scar Night (Deepgate Codex) by Alan Campbell (the last book in this series was a bit of a disappointment but I loved the first two)

    -The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

    -The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peeke

    -The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R, Donaldson

    -Lamentation by Ken Scholes
     
  7. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    Hi Unassailable,

    Since you've already listed Wooding's The Fade, I would recommend givining his Braided Path series a try.
     
  8. HeclaBull

    HeclaBull Registered User

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    Unassailable, seeing as Malazan is your favorite series, you should check out Michelle West's The Sun Sword series. Besides being almost as huge in scope, it shares a lot of other similarities to the Malazan Book of the Fallen and is an excellent read.
     
  9. juzzza

    juzzza Loveable Rogue

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    Lazy - yep

    Right, I have just bought one of those kindle things.

    I need to fill it with great fantasy.

    I just finished China Mieville's Embassytown - Loved Perdido Street Station and The Scar, not that fussed with Embassytown but liked some of it.

    I'm looking for something that I will enjoy based on the fact I love the following authors:

    • Joe Abercrombie
    • Scott Lynch
    • Matthew Stover
    • Peter V Brett

    Hit me.
     
  10. AmethystOrator

    AmethystOrator Registered User

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    juzzza,

    Have you tried Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin by Douglas Hulick?
     
  11. Contrarius

    Contrarius You talkin' to me??

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    I'll second a vote for this one. Or maybe Prince of Thorns?
     
  12. juzzza

    juzzza Loveable Rogue

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    Consider it Kindled! Thanks, buddy.
     
  13. juzzza

    juzzza Loveable Rogue

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    Excellent, thanks
     
  14. HeclaBull

    HeclaBull Registered User

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    Check out The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert Redick. It's the first novel in very good fantasy series called the Chathrand Voyage.
     
  15. CarlAlves

    CarlAlves Carl Alves

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    The Void by Brett Talley

    I don't know if anyone has had a chance to check out The Void by Brett Talley. Great book. I would recommend it. I'm giving away an autographed copy on my website.
    Carl
     
  16. Ochos

    Ochos Hell!

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    Gaimans Neverwhere, without a doubt. Barkers weaveworld and imajica delve in between worlds as well
     
  17. Ochos

    Ochos Hell!

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    yes, no, maybe:confused:
     
  18. NickeeCoco

    NickeeCoco Reader Staff Member

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    Looking for some books with druidic-type protagonists. They don't have to be Merlin copy cats (in fact, I hope they aren't), and they don't have to be D&D archetypes, either. Anyone?
     
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  19. HeclaBull

    HeclaBull Registered User

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    There's The Druid King by Norman Spinrad. It's about the Gallic warrior chief Vercingetorix, who lived and trained with the druids and used their help to unite Gaul and fight against Caesar. It's historical fiction with a lot of fantasy elements and I liked it when I read it years ago.
     
  20. AmethystOrator

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    Have you read The Song of Albion trilogy by Stephen Lawhead?