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Initial post: 13 Mar 2011, 13:17:38 GMT
catherine says:
I am a serious book addict and have just finished the last new book I bought for christmas and have only recently reread a lot of my stock :)
I tend to like particular authors so here we go:
Tamora Pierce- found her when i was younger and love to reread these when i want something lighthearted
Philip Pullman- similar imo to tamora
Christopher Paolini- again not a hard read for a lazy day
Trudi Canavan- love all her books so far and eagerly awaiting the next
Alison Croggan- Pellinor books, liked the twists and turns even if some were predictable :p
George.R.R>Martin- wish he would hurry up and write quicker!
J.v.Jones- more gritty than the above and liked that aspect
Anne Bishop- love love love these books!!! definately my favourite at the moment so anything similar to these in particular would be loved
Brent Weeks- liked this and the above for the more adult nature and they don't shy away from any grissly truths :p

Like a bit of romance in my books as you can see but not soppy the characters have to have a backbone!
Please if you can suggest anything I would appreciate any help :)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011, 13:42:27 GMT
Tim says:
Hi Catherine, how about 'Zachary Black & The Doorways To Endra'? It's a fast paced action adventure/Fantasy novel for young adults. It's only avalible as a download to the Kindle, iphone, ipod touch, ipad etc but only costs 70p or $0.99 depending where you are. Zachary Black & The Doorways To Endra

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011, 14:27:45 GMT
I hope this isn't out of place, but you might like to try my recently published:

The Unicorn Crisis (The Hidden Academy)

It's a contemporary fantasy adventure, written, I hope, with some humour.

David Ash's day goes straight to hell when someone summons a Unicorn into a field south of Stratford-upon-Avon. Now he has to find out who stole one of Oberon's personal pets before an all out conflict breaks out between the Hidden Academy and the Fairy Court. Attempting to unravel the mystery, Ash has to confront shotgun wielding drug dealers, murderous strangers and psychotic fairies. Worse the only help he gets is from a suspicious American summoner and soap opera loving Welsh elf. All the while he has a nagging feeling that the answers he needs lie in the heart of his worst nightmare, the one he's been trying to forget for over a decade.

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 14:28:51 GMT
J. Santo says:
Temperature: Dead + Rising is a great find and the next in the series comes out later this year.

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 17:28:10 GMT
Giventofly says:
Lords of the immoral land (The Corshan Trilogy)

At £0.99 pence

An epic fantasy read

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 17:39:32 GMT
Hi - for a more urban/contemporary fantasy I really recommend Mike Carey's 'Felix Castor' novels. Bought one for my fiend for secret santa last year, he read all 5 within a month - they are excellent

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 17:46:46 GMT
@Call Me Sparky,
I guess I can see why a "fiend" would need a secret santa.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011, 17:55:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Mar 2011, 18:03:56 GMT
LEP says:
Try Jules Watson - The White Mare series. Celtic. It is in some ways similar to the Pellinor books.

If you want something similar to Anne Bishop's books try:
The Poison Throne (Moorhawke Trilogy bk 1) - Celine Kiernam
Kushiel series - Jacqueline Carey
Juliet Marrillier's books

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 17:59:27 GMT
you could try Joe Abercrombie or Cassandra Clare

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011, 19:19:23 GMT
catherine says:
this is only available on kindle?
or is it available somewhere as a book as I don't have a kindle yet :(

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011, 19:28:43 GMT
Tim says:
It is only avaliable on the Kindle but if you download the kindle app for free to an iphone, ipod touch, ipad etc you can read the book on that. I hope this helps. Thanks.

Posted on 13 Mar 2011, 23:05:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Mar 2011, 23:16:51 GMT
FantasyFan says:
I would highly recommend The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One by Brandon Sanderson. It's the 1st book of a trilogy but could be read on its own. Having said that, once you've finished it you'll be after the 2nd and 3rd books too - I guarantee it!

I'd also recommend Magician (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond Feist. Again this is the first in a trilogy but can be read as a stand-alone.

If you like the Feist books, there is also the Empire trilogy co-written by Janny Wurts which are set in the connected world of Kelewan. The trilogy starts with Daughter of the Empire.

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 03:44:10 GMT
Laura Lond says:
I have read and enjoyed all 5 books of The Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan. Here is a product link to Book 1: The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations). Good, solid, and clean fantasy. The books are available in paperbacks as well.

Right now I'm reading Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) - also a great series, I've already bought the second book so that I have it handy when I'm done with the first one.

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 08:21:49 GMT
I would stongly recomend Kelley Armstrong, The Otherworld Series, the first of these books is Bitten.Bitten (Women of the Otherworld 1)
Brill read...

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 11:30:14 GMT
B. Brod says:
Well, I don't know if this will help, I'm wary of recommending as I have to confess I am not a Pullman fan, however I do like Martin and Jones (both unfortunately SLOW writers - not that I should criticise, I have the productivity levels of a sloth at ANYTHING). Taking that into account:
Urban - how about the light but well-crafted Patricia Briggs 'Mercy Thompson' series, or Robin McKinley's one off 'Sunshine' - McKinley's books are each written in a unique style / authorial voice... and often take some getting used to, plus don't hold your breath for a sequel, she says she doesn't do sequels.
Fantasy - Paksenarrion from Elizabeth Moon - it's initially a trilogy 'Deed of Paksenarrion', set in a world with prequels and sequels. Moon has also written 'hard' sci-fi if you like Paks and her book about autism in a near future/alternate world is amazing.
Personally I have to say that if you are going towards Feist / Wurts I would go the whole hog and go straight to Wurts - start with 'Master of Whitestorm'. If you like that you could then start on the 'Light and Shadows' series, 9 books and counting, I think I read about four and decided to stop until the series was finished.
I see on imdb.com that HBO is producing an adaptation of 'Game of Thrones'. This is no doubt distracting George RR Martin from writing new books. That's the cloud to the silver lining of moving pictures.

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 11:49:50 GMT
catherine says:
Lords of the immoral land (The Corshan Trilogy) is this available in book form or only ebook?
I have added quite a few to my wishlist already and hopefully will be ordering the first books of the series suggested to see how they go :)
@fantasy fan I have read some of raymond feists books including magician and did enjoy them :)
@B.Brod I am hoping the adaptation game of thrones is going to be a good watch but fear from the cast list it is not going to live upto my imagination :(
please keep the suggestions coming :)

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 13:19:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Mar 2011, 13:20:00 GMT
Try Jim Butcher he writes two different sereis The Codex Alera Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera 01 (Codex Alera 1) and the Dresden Files Storm Front (Dresden Case Files) The first is a real sword and sorcery fight against a really nasty evil, the second centres around Harry Dresden hard boiled PI and Wizard kicking ass in modern day Chicago. The first of the two Dresden novels are a bit rough but stick with them they get better and better.

Posted on 14 Mar 2011, 13:41:56 GMT
Have you tried Tree of Life (Part I).

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2011, 13:38:04 GMT
Fred says:
Have a lash off of

Warriors of Light: Medallion

It's not a million miles away from the classic quest and "gather a band" stories, but it has plenty of twists, light politics and fast action pace.


In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2011, 16:02:34 GMT
M. Fraser says:

I'd like to recommend my own novel, published here on Kindle. It's a dark, heroic fantasy with sci-fi / horror undertones. It's the first book of a planned six-part series, so if you do enjoy there'll be more to look forward to. It's not *heavy* on the romance, although there is a theme of love and loss throughout. It's an action-adventure at heart, and features absolutely no elves, dwarves or pale teenage vampires.

You can find it and try a sample here: Windchaser (The Heartstone Chronicles)

Thanks, M

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2011, 15:35:12 GMT
J. Santo says:
Please consider Temperature: Dead and Rising as your choice.

Posted on 25 Mar 2011, 20:12:15 GMT
R. Dunlop says:
recommend jeaniene frost,laurell k hamilton:anita blake series is fantastic,i read 20 books in a bout 3weeks was totally addicted,jr ward is amazing.just finished sherilyon kenyon top marks :)

Posted on 25 Mar 2011, 20:28:57 GMT
walrus says:
The Fairy Godmother (Lackey, Mercedes)
Rivers of London

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011, 03:51:50 BST
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2011, 03:52:15 BST
Two books, complete story, for sale on kindle. Written with LoTR fans in mind, because I am one too!!!

Passage of the Acolyte, Part One
Passage of the Acolyte, Part Two

my blog: http://passageoftheacolyte.blogspot.com/

Posted on 27 Mar 2011, 16:05:22 BST
Bob G. says:
I'm personally partial to Internal Gold by MaCherie Doerfler, and Doc Sidhe by Aaron Allston.

I also have my own book, Realm Hunter: Pursuit of the Silver Dirk.

I'm not sure how well any of these would fit what you're looking for, but all of them (especially MaCherie's) would be at least worth checking into.
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