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Initial post: 1 May 2013 15:33:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2013 20:17:26 BDT
Clement says:
I've read a LOT of fantasy books, looking for something I haven't tried yet; doesn't necessarily have to be new. I don't want to read a book about a lonely female lead's tortured romantic life. I also don't want to read anything remotely like Harry Potter. I want grit, sex, violence, storyline, humour & wizards. Top authors are probably;

Patrick Rothfuss
Steven Erikson
Jim Butcher
Robert Jordan
Michael Sullivan
Sam Sykes
Early Raymond Feist
Janny Wurts
Paul Kearney
Brent Weeks
Peter V Brett
Chris Wooding
Tom Lloyd

I won't post the whole list of authors I've read on here, I'll just comment on others' suggestions. When entering suggestions could you please put in product links, thanks. Also I DO NOT use Kindle.

Posted on 1 May 2013 15:50:11 BDT
James A says:
Robbin Hobb's Farseer series is great.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 15:56:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 May 2013 00:14:14 BDT
Clement says:
Read this, enjoyed them though they were a bit slow.

Posted on 1 May 2013 16:20:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 May 2013 16:23:43 BDT
Fantasy-Fan says:
Sounds like Joe Abercrombie is the man for you: The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law.
I'd also recommend Ben Aaronovich: Rivers of London (Rivers of London 1)

Posted on 1 May 2013 16:41:11 BDT
Fantasy-Fan says:
Just realised you don't have George R R Martin on your list, but surely you have read those....?

Posted on 1 May 2013 17:18:40 BDT
Anita says:
Glen Cook and his Black Company books.......?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2013 17:30:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 May 2013 00:15:27 BDT
Clement says:
Read both of these, Abercrombie is great, although I would like to see one character that isn't a total b*****d and maybe one happyish ending lol?

Aaronovich, also good..

Ive read chronicles of black company, will get around to reading the rest.

And honestly George RR martin is boring- main plot is good, but so slow. Endless pages of descriptions.

Thanks for the suggestions & keep them coming ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 06:40:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 May 2013 06:42:57 BDT
M. Jolliff says:
I would heartily recommend Folk'd which is a freebie on the kindle and first in a trilogy. Tis not particularly like anything on your list not being high fantasy but it is quite dark, very funny, adult and has a well written good plot. One proviso, it starts more like Trainspotting and the fantasy side of the story develops slowly.

I'd also recommend Grunts and The War of Powers: v. 1

Posted on 2 May 2013 09:49:02 BDT
I would recommend R. Scott Bakker's Prince of nothing series of books and the follow-up Aspect-Emperor. These stories have strong adult themes and are gritty to the point of being harrowing. No sugar coating or cheesy denouement. They are hard core all the way.

Posted on 2 May 2013 10:08:20 BDT
Badwolf says:
Look up Bella Geoffreys and her book Anwa Indo. Description says It's about a group of dark Elves that have taken over the land, and Ari and her group of companions have to find the host of a magical gem and go into battle. I have read the book and its has some blood scenes in it.. Out of 5 id give it a 3.5.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 13:31:24 BDT
Clement says:
Some interesting looking titles there M. Jolliff, I've just ordered The War of Powers: v. 1 & Grunts.

I've read Bakker's first 3 books- Wow, do I feel for Achamian & can't wait for Kellhus to get his.

Not sure about Anwa Indo, looks a little romance fantasy,

Again thanks for suggestions, look forward to more...

Posted on 2 May 2013 14:09:42 BDT
Tommy Chewat says:
This series is really very good. Stephen Lawhead's writing is very strong and his take on the Robin Hood myth is inventive and organic. Well worth a look.

Hood: King Raven Trilogy, Book 1

In reply to an earlier post on 2 May 2013 17:25:17 BDT
Clement says:
Hmm don't know about King Raven Trilogy, it's got a lot of negative reviews + doesn't really fit in fantasy genre..

Posted on 3 May 2013 09:38:21 BDT
Fantasy-Fan says:
How about Brandon Sanderson - I'd start with The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One.
Also, have you read Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist - very different from the Riftwar books but really good.

Posted on 3 May 2013 11:33:35 BDT
N. Murphy says:
The Iron Druid Chronicles - Kevin Hearne
Noble Dead series - Barb and JC Hendee

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2013 16:16:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2013 12:19:47 BDT
Clement says:
Read all of Brandon Sanderson's work, loved his finishing of Wheel of Time & Mistborn twists.

Read all Kevin Hearne, good but short books.

Noble Dead series looked good, read them, wasn't impressed.

Haven't read Faerie Tale, I'm a bit cautious about spending money on Feist books these days, might rent it from library...

Posted on 3 May 2013 16:23:05 BDT
You could get in the "way back" machine and read the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony.

Posted on 3 May 2013 16:36:49 BDT
M. Jolliff says:
Just rereading the OP and thought you may like Parsival: Or, a Knight's Tale. The main protagonist is one of the most bizarre I have come across reading like a cross between Forest Gump and Hannibal Lector with a touch of Don Juan. I have reviewed the sequel if you want to know more.

Posted on 3 May 2013 17:42:52 BDT
Better Undead #1

This is a hilarious new series and I cannot wait to see what happens in the second issue. If you like zombies, or really just plain good old fashioned comedy this is a great series.

Posted on 3 May 2013 19:27:14 BDT
Have you tried the 20 palace novels by Harry Connolly?

Posted on 4 May 2013 00:04:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 May 2013 12:42:08 BDT
Clement says:
Piers Anthony series last 38! books!!! wtf?? Plot sounds like a shonen anime, might try it..

Parsival: Or, a Knight's Tale looks interesting, Abercrombiesque..

Better Undead doesn't really fit the genre,

And AHA! I'd bookmarked the Harry Connolly books ages ago & forgot about them, will order soon. Good call Garry Lovesey.

Thanks all & I need MOAR!

Posted on 4 May 2013 14:34:52 BDT
I would also recommend Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 1) and Blood Song: Book 1 in Raven's Shadow. the last one was the best fantasy book I have read in years.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2013 00:29:40 BDT
Clement says:
Love Broken Empire series + Blood Song: Book 1 in Raven's Shadow doesn't seem to have been released yet?

Posted on 5 May 2013 08:48:23 BDT
Blood song: book 1 is available now as Kindle/ebook editions. It's the hard copies that have not been released yet unfortunately.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2013 22:38:02 BDT
Clement says:
Ah, I don't use kindle, will await hardcover. Thanks though.
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