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March 13th, 2012, 03:13 PM #31
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January 5th, 2015, 04:25 PM #32
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For authors similar to Abercrombie (who I love), I concur with some of the suggestions here, especially Morgan and Cook, and even Bakker...though he's similar more in the world-building and general grittiness, but not at all in writing style. No author is ever 100% similar, even those who try to emulate others. But many have a similar vibe...like Scott Lynch and Hulick, for example. Lots of differences, different writing styles, etc, but very similar vibe to them.
January 6th, 2015, 05:15 PM #33
I'm also very late to this thread.
Other than the wonderful suggestions I've seen here, you might also want to check out the fantastic David Gemmell. While GRRM and Abercrombie have much better world building, Gemmell was a master at creating heroes. Some of his writing is witty like Mr. Abercrombie, although not as much so. I highly suggest you look for his books. You will find many posts on this board about them.
Finally, in case this was missed by anyone else, I find Django Wexler's Thousand Names books very similar to Joe Abercrombie. Strong characters, and fantastic world-building. Some wit and a lot of dark tidings.
January 6th, 2015, 05:50 PM #34
I would say the closest thing to Abercrombie in my opinion is The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence.