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In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2013 07:46:06 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2013 19:21:20 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 22:07:18 BDT
Neil Barton says:
Try Kate Elliott. She writes great books. Everything you are looking for.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2013 09:38:36 BDT
Hartz says:
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Posted on 23 May 2013 16:23:16 BDT
T Foster says:
Hi Clement,

The only new author I tried recently that impressed me and hasn't been mentioned yet is Simon Williams, the Aona series.

Posted on 24 May 2013 23:48:12 BDT
Clement says:
Okay, I've read Kate Elliot's Crown of Stars, it was good- a little... slow, good ending though.

4sign series, once again I don't use kindle.

And I can't find any info about Aona series?!

Posted on 25 May 2013 12:00:24 BDT
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Posted on 25 May 2013 21:25:31 BDT
I was very pleased with The Red Knight by Miles Cameron - so much so that after reading it on Kindle, I ordered the hardback for my library. Also enjoyed Peter V Brett's Demonwar cycle (starting with the Painted Man). If you haven't found Poul Anderson yet, try Hrolf Kraki's Saga, Three Hearts and Three Lions, The High Crusade, and Against Chaos. The Enchanter Compleated by Fletcher Pratt and L Sprague De Camp is also a delight, as is The True Game by Sheri Tepper.

Hopefully some of those will tickle your fancy!

Posted on 26 May 2013 22:43:47 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2013 14:29:08 BDT
Anita says:
Fiona Hayes, not sure if your recommendation of a book by Rob J Hayes is very reliable, sorry

Posted on 28 May 2013 16:20:44 BDT
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Clement says:
Red knight looks worthy- am I the only one who finds historical fantasy hard to read, as the outcome is essentially predetermined? Still I've liked a few so maybe I'll try it..

I've read Brett's books- Awesome; 3rd book was a bit annoying for various reasons. Poul Anderson & Sheri Tepper have already been recommended.

Fiona- I don't use kindle. Also it looks like you are just dumping this title into all discussions on the forums.

Posted on 29 May 2013 01:09:03 BDT
Ben says:
Jim Butcher - Codex Alera series, an excellent fantasy series and one which is completely different from his Harry Dresden series,
Stephen Erikson I presume you've read?
Tad Williams, Alan Dean Foster, David Anthony Durham, Simon R Green, Richard K Morgan, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch,
and if you don't mind books for juveniles then my son suggests Eoin Colfer which he loved, and don't forget J K Rowling :)

Posted on 29 May 2013 11:00:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2013 09:19:48 BDT
I would recommend AJ Dalton's Flesh and Bone trilogy. Starting with Necromancer's Gambit (Flesh & Bone Trilogy). Don't be put off by the Author's rather grandiose `best of metaphysical fantasy' label on the front of every book. They are very good and with the added bonus that the trilogy is finished so no waiting around for the next instalment.

Posted on 29 May 2013 12:51:39 BDT
I've just read The Orcus Games Trilogy and found it surprisingly decent!

So much so I've gone onto the author's other book.

The Orcus Games: Blood Moon (The Orcus Games Novella Trilogy #1) - Loved the build up to the characters and the style of writing

The Orcus Games: Mistress V (The Orcus Games Novella Trilogy #2) - Definitely a female vampire with a Fatal Attraction complex

The Orcus Games: New Awakening (The Orcus Games Novella Trilogy #3) - A great wrap up to a gritty, atmospheric, chilling trilogy

I'm currently reading Split Blood: The Ancient Codex - Part One (Book 1 in the Split Blood Series) and this one is more YA mixed with Fantasy rather than mainly Fantasy but already I'm turning each page wondering what else could possibly happen to these strong characters! So far, not a usual YA read.

Posted on 29 May 2013 18:10:03 BDT
Clement says:
Thanks Ben; I've read all of those except Alan Dean Foster (recommend a series?), Morgan's in my basket & as for Rowling please refer to the blurb at the beginning of this discussion.

Necromancer's Gambit looks great, another good shout Vic.

And Charles thanks, but I'm not into romance fantasy. And I don't use kindle.

Posted on 29 May 2013 22:28:24 BDT
Have you tried James Barclay (I loved the chronicles of the Raven) James Clemens (Banned and the Banished)

Posted on 30 May 2013 03:22:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2013 03:36:54 BDT
Ben says:
Alan Dean Foster his Pip & Flinx series, I also recommend Frizt Leiber and his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series.
Also Orson Scott Card who writes fantasy as well as sci-fi and have you tried Greg Bear and his The Foreworld Saga.
I also think you started with the wrong series with Bujold (whose one of my favourite writers along with Guy Gavriel Kay, as anyone mentioned him? one of the best fantasy writers IMO. Try Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series, which is probably the best I've ever listened to along with David Webers Honor Harrington series, very soft sci-fi, brilliant characters, great world building, and both excellent story tellers.
And if your up for trying something different then try Mark Hodder and his series Burton & Swinburne, steam punk at it's best.
Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman and their Dragonlance series, which was the first fantasy books that I read and which I adore and now count as old friends and keep coming back to every couple of years.
I don't read much these days since I discovered audio books, I can listen to them at work and in the car and when I'm suppose to be sleeping :)

Posted on 30 May 2013 20:34:50 BDT
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Clement says:
Yup I've read both James' books Smithy. Can't remember what happened in Banned & Banished very well for some reason, might re-read them eventually.

Couple of things; Just to clarify my preferred genre is fantasy- I'm not big into sci-fi. Also when entering suggestions could you please put in product links? I'm going to add this to the original post. Thanks.

I might retry Bujold-I won't spend on him though. I've read some Orson Card- will read more eventually.
The Mark Hodder books look very interesting, though has mixed reviews- not sure, I'll probably put the first on my to do list.
Weis & Hickman is another series I've been meaning to get into.

Thanks all!!

Posted on 31 May 2013 07:08:31 BDT
I've just noticed not a single reference to the king of all comedy Fantasy Sir Terry Pratchett, plenty to go on and most (if not all)will be in the library - I own all of them (most both hardback and kindle) as they are great easy lazy reads... (not exactly gritty or full of sex but plenty of wizards and comedy!!) I'm not a huge fan of the first couple preferring his later work which is much smoother and free-flowing but generally excellent
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terry-Pratchett/e/B000AQ0NN8/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1369979631&sr=8-2-ent

Neil Gaiman is also fantastic and I'd really recommend his Sandman graphic novels, while not exactly wizardy they are beautiful and thought provoking...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_4?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=sandman&sprefix=Sand%2Cstripbooks%2C403

I personally wouldn't bother with Terry Goodkind, I found them too formulaic - hero is in trouble, things are really bad, oh look hero has new skill/device 30 pages before the end..

If you aren't bothered by formulaic, David Eddings is always quietly entertaining (I must confess pretty much my go-to hangover books)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Eddings/e/B000AQ3E7A/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1369979777&sr=1-2-ent

I also think the Eragon series is worth checking out, not the most challenging of reads but avoids a lot of the common traps of fantasy...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_3?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=eragon&sprefix=era%2Cstripbooks%2C199

I concur with everyone recommending R Scott Bakker, he gets better with each and every book...

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2013 14:44:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jun 2013 13:30:11 BDT
Clement says:
Sir Terry's novels are indeed fantastic M.C.Bradshaw, but it's almost a different genre.

Neil Gaiman's books are excellent.

Edding's books are.. I won't say awful but they are very childish & repetitive.

Don't get me started on Eragon.

Bakker & Goodkind have already been mentioned.

Thank you for contributing, an odd selection- I'm looking for deep fantasy, books of substance likened to the authors in my original post & Bakker/ Gaiman ;)

Posted on 3 Jun 2013 21:50:16 BDT
M. A. Day says:
Have you tried Mike Carey?The Devil You Know: A Felix Castor Novel, vol 1

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 21:00:49 BDT
stucody says:
The Red Knight This is an amazing read by an author who's own knowledge of medieval armour and arms really makes this story stand out. It's so good I even brought it on audio. Great read and can't wait for the follow up!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 21:06:23 BDT
Agreed! I found it a bit slow getting into the story, and there were too many character POVs; but overall it was excellent!

Posted on 6 Jun 2013 13:27:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jun 2013 14:20:43 BDT
Clement says:
Huh.. that's 3 recommendations for Red Knight- it's in my basket.

Haven't tried Mike Carey yet- there's a lot of people trying to enter Jim Butcher's territory with mixed success.

Just finished Stormdancer 3/5*, almost finished Acacia Trilogy- 3/5*.
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