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Initial post: 22 Dec 2011 18:01:28 GMT
I. Miller says:
I've more or less read most of my books now, and I'm growing bored of the same books. I've read David Eddings, Johnathon Stroud, J.k rowling, LotR and most of george R.R Martins books. So in a way I'm looking for something with quite alot of magic, and some humour. I don't mind what era it's set in, except I'd hate it to be futuristic.

Thanks for any suggestions. And please explain why you think I would enjoy the books.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2011 18:14:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2011 18:19:18 GMT
Garscadden says:
Give Joe Abercrombie a go, or maybe Richard Morgans fantasy stuff.

Posted on 22 Dec 2011 21:29:54 GMT
Bugtown and In the Land of the Demon Masters should hit the spot!

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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2011 01:05:03 GMT
stargazer says:
I've just finished two books by Patrick Rothus(THE King killer series) , The name of the wind and The wise mans fear.You start to read and you think you know where its going but it takes turn after turn. Its the story of an Arcanist ( wizard) told to a chronicler, its a bit like harry potter at university but more-so. Its full of stories within stories , ancient histories, personal amenity constant struggles.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2011 10:25:06 GMT
Kolyei says:
You could try the Planet Wolf Series. The first one is Wolves and War. Starts in 24th century but it is not futuristic ... another world where space journeying refugees land to find a sentient species who are telepathic. Feels strange plugging my own book but I read David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, JK Rowling and Mercedes Lackey so just wondered ...

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2011 11:18:33 GMT
Garscadden says:
Hmm - the blurb for that book talks of wolverines and wolves interchangeably - not a good sign that the author knows anything about either...

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 12:01:40 GMT
Depending on how much you want to spend, you might want to try Jeffrey Ford's Well Built City trilogy. Unfortunately these are all priced at £11.25 in paperback at the moment and there are no kindle editions available, but you might be able to find used copies:

Physiognomy (Well-Built City Trilogy)

Memoranda (Well-Built City Trilogy)

Beyond (Well-Built City Trilogy)

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 17:17:53 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2011 18:04:09 GMT
Garscadden says:
If you were sorry you wouldn't have done, so why bother claiming you are?

There's a new Meet Our Authors forum, where spamming is supposed to go.

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 22:53:10 GMT
j m c says:
Try Tad William for big OTT fantasy. Or of course there is Stephen Donaldson.

Posted on 24 Dec 2011 21:32:12 GMT
Katy May says:
I second the recommendation for Patrick Rothfuss - I read a lot of fantasy and really enjoyed these. I also liked Peter V Brett and Ben Aaronovitch's series. L E Modesitt's Recluce series is not to everyone's taste but I really like them. Robin Hobb is also very good and I enjoyed Jon Rosenberg's books for the Kindle, especially as they were really cheap! Barbara Hambley is an old favorite and I've recently started reading urban fantasy which has been a revelation (in that I thought it would be really lame and probably a bit overly 'romantic') - Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews are particularly good.

Posted on 27 Dec 2011 20:58:06 GMT
R. Evans says:
Try The Freetown Bridge by LG Surgeson. I just finished it - well worth it.

Posted on 27 Dec 2011 22:05:34 GMT
Tafkap says:
Try the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, or the start of his Incarnations Of Immortality series...the first book is called 'On A Pale Horse' and is quite superb.

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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2011 12:09:04 GMT
Garscadden says:
K. D.
There's a new Meet Our Authors forum, where spamming is supposed to go.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors

Posted on 28 Dec 2011 23:05:39 GMT
Nephele says:
Hi,
If your looking for a big epic series I loved the Robert Jordan wheel of time series, still waiting on book 14 the (hopefully!) last one being finished by Brandon Sanderson. Big characters, big storyline.
Also Terry Goodkind again very long 11 books I think, great characters and story

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2011 17:31:48 GMT
Emphyrio says:
I can't guarantee that you will enjoy any of the following, but:
"The Master of The Five Magics" by Lyndon Hardy.
The "Swords" series by Fritz Leiber (featuring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser - gray wasn't a misspelling).
"Rhialto the Marvellous" by Jack Vance.
The "Kane" stories by Karl Edward Wagner - generally it tends more to swords than sorcery though.
Terry Brooks' "The Sword of Shannara" possibly.
All of these should have reviews on Amazon.

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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2011 18:46:33 GMT
Garscadden says:
James - promo's are supposed to go in the Meet our Authors forum rather than any others now. It may be worth posting your promo there.

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 00:28:17 GMT
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Fantasy-Fan says:
If you like Eddings and Lord of the Rings (LOTR) I'm sure you would like Magician (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond Feist. It's set in a similar world to LOTR (with Elves, Dwarves etc). It has magic and some light-hearted moments in it (somewhat similar in feel to Eddings' Belgariad, but slightly more grown-up). Best of all it can be read as a stand-alone, but if you enjoy it there are loads more books you can read set in the same world/worlds.

You also mentioned you have read George R R Martin (GRRM). In which case I would have to second the recommendation for Joe Abercrombie, starting with The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.) which is the first part of a trilogy. It's not quite as dark as GRRM but it's close, and yet there is far more humour (it's darkly comic though - not laugh out loud humour). There is also more magic than GRRM, but not as much as Magician/The Belgariad.

Hope this helps!

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 02:00:57 GMT
Miss J. Eyre says:
Check out Garth Nix's Sabriel. It's the first in a YA fantasy trilogy, plenty of magic and could have easily been marketed as adult as well as YA in my opinion. From the ones you've read it's probably most similar in tone to H.Potter and LOTR. For more humour definately try something by Diana Wynne Jones, another 'childrens' author: one of my favourites (and most re-read books) is Howl's Moving Castle.

You might also enjoy Robin Hobb's books, I find her style of writing almost similar to G.R.R Martin. Her books aren't as dark, although she does put her characters through a lot. Her first trilogy starts with Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1) which is written first person. Her second trilogy starts with Ship of Magic: Book One of The Liveship Traders (Liveship Traders 1) which is written third person in a similar way to GRRM where each chapter jumps to different characters. They are set in the same world and you are better off reading them in order to get the most out of the slight character overlap, but it's not essential.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2011 04:15:39 GMT
Broken Planet

Perhaps 'Broken Planet' which is the sequel to 'Footprints in the Dust' by John Otto might be well be an option...check out reviews...cheers
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