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In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 14:22:49 BDT
DB says:
Hi, i've recently read J.L.Doty "The Dead among us "series, this consists of two books so far and look to be a promising series. The other author is Jon Rosenbergs " the Hidden Academy series".
I've enjoyed both.

Hope this helps

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2013 18:53:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2013 19:02:18 BDT
Clement says:
When Dead Ain't Dead Enough looks really good, definitely order it.

But I don't use kindle and Rosenberg's books are all digital, thanks DB.

Just finished reading Malice by John Gwynne, outstanding *****. Been a long time since a book has sucked me in like that, recommended to any reading this discussion.

Posted on 7 May 2013 19:55:36 BDT
Vikki says:
Benedict Jacka is pretty good...I picked up his Alex Verus Series because it was recommended to me, and Jim Butcher is quoted on the front :)
Book 1 is Fated.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2013 14:07:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2013 14:09:22 BDT
Clement says:
Read these, they're okay, just too easy to compare to Dresden when reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2013 14:45:13 BDT
Annie Holmes says:
Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Series and Chalion Series

Posted on 8 May 2013 16:00:00 BDT
A. Sawyer says:
Try any CS Friedman (the coldfire trilogy is very good) or any Sherri S Tepper for something a bit different.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 11:50:49 BDT
Clement says:
LOL, the first book in the Coldfire series looks like a Flash Gordon poster. Not sure about these... Tepper & Friedman books seem similar, might try one...

Bujold... I read the first of her sharing knife series & didn't like it, doubt I'll buy another.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2013 19:24:25 BDT
catesmay says:
david gemmell by far the best heroic fantasy author to ever live, u have been missing out if u haven't read him.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2013 19:25:13 BDT
catesmay says:
david gemmell by far the best heroic fantasy author

Posted on 10 May 2013 19:32:58 BDT
Babel-Fish says:
Have you heard of the CASCA series of books by BARRY SADLER.
They may be worth checking out.

Posted on 10 May 2013 23:09:47 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 09:08:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2013 09:45:36 BDT
Lill' says:
You could try H V Fisher's Faerie King series (Books 1 + 2 on amazon). It has most of what you want - a complex world, excitement, humour, plot twists, and battles. It has a little romance (though not sex, it's more for young people). Might not be bloody enough for you!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 13:15:05 BDT
Clement says:
I've read most Gemmel books, there are some great ones in there.

The Casca series looks good, 22 books!! Not my usual thing but I might try them..

H V Fisher's books are all kindle, which I don't use.

Thanks again all

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 21:44:06 BDT
Nicola Hicks says:
Raymond Feist is a personal favourite of mine, I loved all the old classic Sci-Fi books and for me, he was a writer that got me so hooked I had a serious case of "book-hangover" for months after I read Magician all the way to Princes' blood. I believe his final book of the Drift-War saga is due to complete soon called Magician's End. And one I'll be looking out for, but it will likely shrivel in pain knowing that Raymond is likely to finally close this world and it's most colourful characters as the title suggests something so final - poor Pug! :)

Posted on 11 May 2013 21:51:43 BDT
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Posted on 11 May 2013 23:20:22 BDT
For something a little different, but definitely gritty, try Robert Holdstock (Mythago Wood, Lavondyss and so on) - dark, atmospheric, and haunting. For a lighter touch, Barry Hughart's Chinese fantasies (Bridge of Birds, the Story of the Stone and Nine Skilled Gentlemen) are just magical - but can be hard to find now.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2013 17:11:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2013 17:26:13 BDT
Clement says:
Hmm, might try Robert Holdstock, like you said J. P, it looks a bit different. Looking at Barry Hughart's omnibus on amazon £94!!!

Nicola Hicks, if you've read the discussion so far Raymond Feist has been mentioned a few times. And I don't use kindle.

Thanks though

Posted on 12 May 2013 18:49:41 BDT
Sean Pyman says:
I assume from your list of favourite authors that you've read it, but just in case - Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.

Posted on 12 May 2013 20:03:18 BDT
£94, Clement?? Crikey. I'm now feeling very smug about having copies of each individual paperback on my bookshelf... ;-) Try ordering them through a library if you get the chance, though - they're great fun. Holdstock is definitely worth a go, but some people just don't get on with them at all... personally I do, but no guarantees.

Posted on 12 May 2013 20:46:44 BDT
Scotter says:
Older stuff:-
Venus series by Burroughs
Gor series- Norman
Hiero stuff by Lanier
Viking stuff by Poul Andersen
Tanith Lee
Alan Garner (perhaps kids stuff!!)
Northwall series --Williams
Otori series --Hearn
Newer titles
Grim Company Scull (start of the series)
Mage series-- Miller
Abhorsen series by Nix
Left hand of God series -- Hoffman
Psalms of Isaak series --Scholes
3 singular books I would recommend--
Archived --Schwab
Rook --O'Malley

Posted on 13 May 2013 07:55:10 BDT
K. Baben says:
Have you tried, The Chronicles of Fate and Choice by KS Turner? Intense and thought provoking.
Also, more randomly, how about The Dark Tower series by Stephen King? His best books IMHO!
And an old one, which I enjoyed (although found her later books very disappointing) was Wraethththu by Storm Constantine

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2013 13:58:51 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2013 13:59:08 BDT
Clement says:
Haha, yeah J.P I think it's off to the library for me.

Have read Sword of Truth series, started well, then got really repetitive.

Okay, wow Scotter;

I've had my eye on Elric saga for a while, it's just pricey.
Haven't read Conan series, heard good things. Maybe library.
E. R Burroughs looks different.
John Norman- To be honest I don't really like Sci Fi books, more fantasy for me.
S.E Lanier- Probably library them.
Poul Andersen- again library .
Read Tanith Lee's Lionwolf series, okay.
Alan Garner, hmm yeah looks maybe a bit kidsy.
Paul Williams- Pelbar series has great reviews, but seems aimed at teenagers. Will still get the first one I think..
Read the tales of the Otori, fantastic world building, frustrated me at times, but good books.
Grim Company's been sitting in my basket for a while, looking forward to this one..
Karen Miller's Mage series was sub par.
Abhorsen books were great when I was younger.
Left Hand of God I loved.
Ken Scholes' series looks great.
Archived looks a bit meh.
The Rook looks worth a shot.
Krabat looks kidsy.

Aaand K. Baben, I've read the first of the Dark Tower books, will eventually continue the series.
The Chronicles of Fate and Choice look different, kinda like Mark Chadbourn's style.
Wraethththu I'm not sure about, maybe a library job.

Thanks all.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2013 19:18:25 BDT
I cannot thank you enough for saying that! Better Undead really is a great series, but don't believe me just because I read it. Read it for yourself and find out!

Posted on 18 May 2013 07:25:44 BDT
Mr M J says:
Have just read Name of the Wind and am halfway through The wise mans fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Really enjoying the story technique.

Posted on 21 May 2013 01:25:40 BDT
Clement says:
Just finished Grim Company and I've got to say it did not live up to it's potential. Granted the book had promise but it just never reached it, not enough happened, not enough character development, too little too late. Maybe the sequel will be an improvement? We'll see..
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