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Initial post: 4 Jan 2013 01:53:10 GMT
Rachel says:
Hi Guys,
I'm looking for a similar series to Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth books. I love anything with magic etc but no space/alien type themes or child/young adult. Any suggestions would be much appreciated please.

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 16:00:48 GMT
Orson Scot Card's 'seventh son series' has a very similar real world feel to it, where the characters are the driving force and fantasy elements do not overwhelm the narrative. As a massive sword of truth fan, I've read the series several times, and I enjoyed the 'seventh son series almost as much. I could recommend my own writing, but the forum forbids it.

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 20:57:01 GMT
Ben says:
Robert Jordans Wheel Of Time series, which Brandon Sanderson is now finishing. You might also like Jim Butchers Codex Alera series.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2013 23:11:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2013 23:12:43 GMT
Rachel says:
Thanks will check them all out.

Posted on 5 Jan 2013 13:32:14 GMT
J Clarke says:
As much as I like the Sword of Truth books , you can see the roots seem to come from Robert Jordans books (which is my opinion I must add) so you should enjoy those , but they are a little long winded , taking good chunks up before anything happens (especially in the later books) . Melanie Rawns "Dragon Prince" trilogy and the follow up trilogy are excellent , magic , dragons , invaders etc . Robin Hobb , J.VJones , Tad Williams (Memory , Sorrow and Thorn) .

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013 17:19:44 GMT
Ben says:
Forgot about Tad Williams and Robin Hobb, how about David Eddings and his Belgariad and Malloreon series. I also love anything written by Guy Gavriel Kay and Lois McMaster Bujold, they are excellent writers, who can tell a story like no-one else IMO.
Also you might like Raymond E Feist and his Empire series and Fritz Leiber and his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series. Joe Abercrombie and Glen Cook are also very good, but they're books are very dark and gritty, definately not for the kids, just like Steven Erikson and his Malazan series.
To name but a few :)

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 02:27:44 GMT
Rachel says:
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

You probably aready know but in case anyone doesn't there's a new Terry Goodkind book listed for the kindle to be released on march 28th. It's listed as Goodkind Fantasy 2 and the description is just - A new Kahlan and Richard adventure from internationally bestselling author, Terry Goodkind. The story continues...

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 13:49:59 GMT
johnie oneal says:
To suggest that Terry Goodkind's book approach the depth & writing excellence of
Stephen Donaldson's books is to ignore reality (perhaps a given for readers of fantasy). Seriously, however, the two writers are not in the same league: one plays in Premier and the other in First Division. Thanks.
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