May 4th, 2012, 10:19 PM
bored, need a book: The Belgriad series, The Long Price Quartet, or Mazalan
I have a few books in mind, and need some more thorough opinions on them, and you can also add other books that you might think I would like. First off, I have read:
The First Law ( also stand alone books) -
Wheel of Time
A Song of Ice and Fire
KingKiller chronicles (Name of The Wind, Wise Mans Fear(only read half of it))
Sword of Truth ( yes I finished all books...hah!)
As you can see, I'm mostly into Fantasy. The books I had in mind where The Belgriad series, The Long Price Quartet, Mazalan epic series, I've read the first book I THINK, but stopped half way through second because there are just so many characters that it gets really confusing following everyone along. I may be wrong, I can't remember if I really finished the first book or not. I would be willing to give it another try perhaps.
Those are the three series I'm considering reading, but I'm open to other opinions if you have better books to suggest. I know this type of thread gets a bit tedious, but I would really appreciate any help.
May 5th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Read some Sanderson. Mistborn or Way of Kings.
May 5th, 2012, 10:09 AM
I'll take a look into Way of Kings, looks interesting enough. However, I couldn't seem to get into Mistborn all that much, don't remember the reasons but I don't think I could finish the first book.
May 6th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Tad William's Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. This series is what launched me into reading fantasy many years ago. It is still my all time favorite.
May 6th, 2012, 02:21 AM
I have heard very good things about the Long Price books, but I haven't read them yet.
Personally, I couldn't STAND the Belgariad. I gave up on the first book.
May 6th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Eddings isn't for everyone. I personally think that the series is one of the greats. I really liked the characterization of Silk the master spy/prince. Eddings has a good understanding of human personality which make his characters unique from one another. He puts a lot of hidden social commentary in his work which is interesting if sometimes a little heavy handed. His newer works a getting hard to read though. It's like he was just writing to sell a new book instead of furthering a story.
Originally Posted by Contrarius