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Posted on 15 Nov 2013 14:24:06 GMT
?...and stephen leather's supernatural series ' night....'

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 14:21:34 GMT
Paul magrs brenda and effie books - very light reading but amusing

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2013 19:27:55 BDT
And I believe there's to be a fourth, which I think is going to be the story of Sigurd in his younger days (so, technically, not a 'Bloodeye' book) ... :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2013 17:19:46 BDT
stucody says:
There's 2 more books to the Raven series!

Posted on 2 Oct 2013 14:05:13 BDT
Clement says:
Raven: Blood Eye (Raven 1) was quite good- not fantasy and a bit short though.

K.Hoskyn, I like humour in a book, but I also like serious epic fantasy. Like Pratchett is funny- I'll read his books. But I prefer serious with a bit of humour like Michael Sullivan or Jim Butcher. Anyway I'll end up reading Jim Hines sooner or later, thanks.

Trudi Canavan is mediocre at best IMO.

Last 2 posts are both Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2013 17:09:12 BDT
BWO says:
I have just read the 'Dark Princess - The Beginning' by M.K. Booker its an excellent different but so good...try it

Posted on 28 Sep 2013 19:24:58 BDT
Just mentioned on another forum, The Island (Fallen Earth) is rather good.

Posted on 23 Sep 2013 13:13:28 BDT
N. parker says:
Has anyone mentioned anything from Trudi Canavan.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2013 10:16:37 BDT
I'd definitely recommend adding the Jim Hines books to your wish list, even if you haven't got around to Grunts yet, given you wanted humour.

Posted on 21 Sep 2013 21:00:46 BDT
stucody says:
The Whale Road (Oathsworn 1)

Posted on 21 Sep 2013 20:53:49 BDT
Clement says:
LOL reading it now.

Posted on 21 Sep 2013 19:06:57 BDT
stucody says:
Really enjoying reading the Malazon series for the second time. It makes a lot more sense and yet still feels like I've never read it before!

Probably mentioned before but have you read Chronicles of the Black Company: The Black Company - Shadows Linger - The White Rose.

Posted on 21 Sep 2013 18:53:21 BDT
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Clement says:
Mark Chadbourn's Age of Misrule is great & original. Sarah Monette's I'm skeptical of, thanks though Heather.

Kelly A. Smith, read all those, Fantasy is a well established genre- I started this thread to find the cream of the crop. Thanks though.

3 oustanding debut books I've read:
The Red Knight in particular,
Malice: Book One of The Faithful and the Fallen (Faithful & the Fallen 1) &
Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow

Bungey, don't know Jack Vance. While Malazan series doesn't follow traditional patterns, it has continuity, scale and excellent delivery- bearing in mind it began as a construct for an RPG.
And I have to say there is some great new talent appearing(refer to the above).

K. Hoskyn, grunts is lurking in my wish list- not sure when i'll read it. And i like all the authors mentioned though haven't started on Hodder yet.

Raven: Blood Eye is basketed, thanks all.

Can't wait for all the releases coming this winter!

Posted on 20 Sep 2013 16:55:52 BDT
Paul Tapner says:
Seeing that the Red Knight sequel is listed as being 992 pages, and that it's out in paperback in July, I think I know what book I'm taking on holiday with me next summer

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2013 19:59:15 BDT
That's great news! I can't wait, either.

I shall check out "the King of Vinland's Saga".

Haven't heard of the others - I must have missed any previous mention of Wolfsangel. Thanks for mentioning them.

And in relation to your other post above - glad that the sequel to "The Red Knight" is coming soon, AND the next Locke Lamora book. Too many books, too little time! Aaarrgghh!

Here's a tip of my own. I just finished reading The Gripping Beast, which I was asked to read by a friend, who happened to have done some beta reading for the author - I *think* that was the connection. Overall it was pretty good, although I have some concerns regarding historicity, which was why I was asked to read it in the first place. But my concerns are relatively slight in the grand scheme of things - I am *very* pedantic. It's the guy's first novel, and personally I think he's priced it a bit high as a 1st time SPA; but I do think it's quite a good read, if a little rough around the edges ...

Posted on 19 Sep 2013 18:46:26 BDT
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stucody says:
I've just pre ordered the sequel to the Red Knight called 'The Fell Sword' by Miles Cameron. And Scott Lynchs 'The Republic of Thieves (The Gentlemen Bastard Sequence)' is out very soon.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2013 18:38:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Sep 2013 18:50:15 BDT
stucody says:
Season 2 has been commissioned and is currently being filmed. ...can't wait.

Keeping to the Viking fantasy books I thought I would mentioned this book again as I found it to be a good read Wolfsangel

Also, if you like Viking Sagas then this book is amazing. It's told in the traditional saga way and is about the settling of vinland ie North America/Canada. The King of Vinland's Saga

I've also brought 'Swords of Good Men (The Valhalla Saga)' which Is on my to read list after I've got through all of Steven Erikson series.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2013 18:25:53 BDT
Totally agree about "Raven: Blood-eye". I also agree about the "Vikings" series on LoveFilm. I thought it was excellent - and I really hope they're making a second series!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2013 17:52:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Sep 2013 17:53:24 BDT
stucody says:
Raven: Blood Eye is a very good read. If you like anything to do with Vikings then check out Vikings on LoveFilm Instant which is a very well done historical and bloody drama series based on the viking culture. The series is based on the Ragnar Lothbrok Sagas which includes discovering and making the first raids on England.

Posted on 19 Sep 2013 16:22:54 BDT
And most of the suggestions I was thinking of making turned up in the last couple of pages (just as I was thinking I wouldn't be duplicating anything)! I noticed you said you were going to try Grunts earlier in the thread. If you enjoyed that, you might like Jim Hines' Goblin series. Book 1 is Goblin Quest.Goblin Quest although it's looking now like the trilogy is available in a single volume The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer: Goblin Quest/Goblin Hero/Goblin War, so you could just read them all in one go. I like his Stepsisters series too, where he puts a twist on old fairytales, but that might have a little more romance in there. And I know I'm duplicating, but just to give you some idea of what I've enjoyed, I would probably also have mentioned titles by Mark Chadburn, Simon R Green, Ben Aaranovitch, Patrick Rothfuss, Mark Hodder, Terry Pratchett and Raymond Feist, if other people hadn't already done so.

I haven't read Karen Miller's books, so I don't know how her Rogue Agent Series, published as K E Mills, compares to what you didn't like, but I quite enjoyed that. It's on the humourous side, rather than taking itself too seriously. Book 1 is The Accidental Sorcerer: Book 1 of the Rogue Agent Novels.

And for Mr Coady, I read a Viking one recently which was the start of another series I intend to follow up. Raven: Blood Eye (Raven 1). A little bloodier than my usual taste, but very well done.

Posted on 18 Sep 2013 00:52:54 BDT
Strange how many of the suggestions given by others here as great writers I found to be so, so, yes reasonable but not great writers no. Even Jack Vance hit a few bum notes now and again, and I still can't make up my mind what Erikson was trying to say in his series, or even if he knew what he was trying to say, because I didn't. To my mind the late David Gemmell took some beating , although his series of books were not all that long. Though to be honest all his books had broadly the same theme, so actually you could say that they were all one series.Frankly most of the modern Fantasy Authors bore me , though as I have been reading Sci Fi and Fantasy for some 60 odd years now perhaps I'm a little jaded.

Posted on 6 Sep 2013 13:49:19 BDT
louisemae says:
Hi Clement, Just finished a trilogy of self published e-books by Rob Hayes The Heresy Within (Book 1 of The Ties that Bind)The Colour of Vengeance (Book 2 of The Ties that Bind)The Price of Faith (Book 3 of The Ties that Bind). I only found them because they'd got great reviews on Amazon and I'm really glad I did, if you overlook the odd spelling mistake, they are excellent books and right up your street, lots of highly dubious characters, blood and gore aplenty and even the little bit of romance is brutal. Only drawback is you might need to get a kindle as I don't think they've been published as paper books yet, but they ought to be.

Posted on 5 Sep 2013 20:55:25 BDT
stucody says:
Just finished The Black Guard (The Long War). It was okay but nothing special. In fact, I've got so fed up with the current batch of recent fantasy book releases, I've gone back to re-read Steven Erikson books as I never got finishing the series. Have to say, it's getting increasingly hard to find a good author as that of Erikson, GRRM, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch etc.

Posted on 11 Jul 2013 17:25:20 BDT
Janny Wurts - Wars of Light and Shadow
Katharine Kerr - Deverry Series
Katherine Kurtz - Deryni Series
Kate Elliot - Crown of Stars Series
Terry Brooks - Shannara
Robin Hobbs - Farseer series

if you search that lots more will link to them
its a fast growing genre so I'm sure you will find some gems

Posted on 11 Jul 2013 06:21:39 BDT
Mark Chadbourn's Age of Misrule, in which magic returns to our world, shattering society in the impact.

Sarah Monette's Melusine etc. Very character-driven. The second one, The Virtu, is the best one.
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