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#1 Julius H Gardetto

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 11:59 AM

You guys always seem to reference a couple I haven’t read.
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Hot Spot.

 

Completely devoid of sex tho.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:40 PM

You guys always seem to reference a couple I haven’t read.

Realms' Anchor series. It's only 1 book deep and the author is an unreliable alcoholic who will probably die before the next book is published, but uhhh it has some fantasy elements.


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#4 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:44 PM

Death's Gate Cycle
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:04 PM

I’m reading the Malazan series now. Invy recommend it, so far so good.
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#7 Will Flairrell

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:32 PM

Hickenlooper: The White House Years
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:37 PM

Gormenghast trilogy.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett.   Five books about a world where demons rise from the earth every day and the fight against them.

 

First book is The Warded Man (Or The Painted Man in the UK)



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:04 PM

My personal favorite (something that I've recommended before) is Joe Abercrombie's The First Law trilogy . He's got style but some people complain he's too cynical. One of the fathers of "grimdark fantasy". I like to describe it as if Tarentino wrote Lord of the Rings. There are also three standalone books set in the same world that are fantastic. In addition, book 1 of a new First Law comes out in a few weeks. Low magic, high violence.

Malazan is an epic series that I hesitate to reccomend because it's a big commitment. It also has a huge payoff. I guess I would say the main character is an empire, but then 1000+ page books with a huge cast is hard to sum up quickly. It's also one of my all time favorites.

The Lies of Locke Lamorra (Gentlemen Bastards series. Two loveable conman pull comes and heists in a fantasy Italy. Very fun characters, full piracy romp in book 2. Warning that book 4 has taken forever to come out, and many are critical that each book has been a little worse than the last. Book 1 is a classic on its own.

China Miéville's Bas-Lag trilogy is a complete weird mind#### in the best possible way. I haven't finished it yet but love what I have read. Kinda steampunky Weird Fantasy mixed with horror. Completely unique. Wonderful prose, too.

The Powder Mage stuff was ok. Pretty interesting take on magic (gunpowder cocaine and bullet bending lol) Very Sanderson, though. That's both a positive and a negative.

I'm slogging through Robin Hobb's stuff now. It's slow going and I'm not sure how much more I can take lol. I'm on book 2 of the second series (Liveship trilogy).

Honorable mention to City of Stairs for its weirdness.

I also really liked Blood Song but heard book 2 went to shit. I'll get around to starting book 2 sometime.


Stuff I don't like: Patrick Rothfuss. Mark Lawrence's Prince of Thornes series.

Kind of love/hate Brandon Sanderson.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:31 PM

I just starter The Witcher, a super popular fantasy series in Poland that Netflix is adapting. So far the first book sucks, but I’ll give it another hundred pages or so.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:35 PM

Stuff I don't like: Patrick Rothfuss. Mark Lawrence's Prince of Thornes series.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:40 PM

Gormenghast trilogy.

Btw, Neil Gaiman is adapting the series for Showtime. I have high hopes
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:43 PM

Broken. You are broken.

I'm not sorry. Kvothe is the worst!
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:49 PM

Spellmonger Series by Terry Mancour.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:59 PM

Spellmonger Series by Terry Mancour.


That is a good one.
Bubba the Monster Hunter is highly entertaining.
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#17 Julius H Gardetto

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for the responses guys.

Reading discworld now, pretty good so far.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:40 PM

Book 2 on Malazan, very good so far. You said the author improves as it goes along. Solid so far so look forward to future books. It is nice getting free books.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:45 PM

I'm not sorry. Kvothe is the worst!


Kvothe is awesome. Rothfuss just needs to end the damn trilogy already.

Mark Lawrence has put out a book a year for the last nine years; at least he ends his damn trilogies. I actually think Prince of Thorns was one of his weaker trilogies; I liked Red Queens War and the Grey Sister trilogies better, but the Thorns trilogy was still really good.
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:51 PM

No one going to fail a series like Robert Jordan.
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