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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Has anyone mentioned Markus Heitz? I particularly enjoy his Dwarves series.
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Old 18.05.2016, 14:02
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Whats wrong with reading good books..

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I have really enjoyed re-reading some of my Neil Gaiman books recently too.
If you can get Sky TV Sky Arts are doing a series of his Likely Stories starting 26th May at 9pm.

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Reading the Witcher book at the moment and really enjoying it; totally different to the books I've read so far.

Crazy, just looked them up. Never realized Gerald had a book series.

I loved Witcher 3.


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Old 18.05.2016, 14:47
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Crazy, just looked them up. Never realized Gerald had a book series.

I loved Witcher 3.


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It's Geralt

I'm still playing Witcher 3, wonderful game.
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Old 18.05.2016, 14:53
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It's Geralt

Close enough..........i only care about Triss anyway.......boobies!!!



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I'm still playing Witcher 3, wonderful game.

I am scared to look at my gameplay hours, done 3 playthroughs

Best thing about the game is Gwent!!!!

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Old 18.05.2016, 14:58
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Has anyone here read any of the Warhammer books? I know it's regarded as uber-nerdy but is has in my opinion one of the best backstory worlds ever created. Same goes for the Warhammer 40k sci-fi series (my favourite). Dark, gritty, violent, diverse, and ultimately hopeless.
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Old 18.05.2016, 15:01
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Outlander is a mix of fantasy, history, romance and adventure. Amazon

From Goodreads:
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.
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Old 18.05.2016, 15:10
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I've also read a couple of the Saxon Stories books by Bernard Cornwell, but I'm spacing them out a little. Very well written and I keep having to look up the Saxon place names whenever they are mentioned .
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Old 18.05.2016, 15:33
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Joe Abercrombie: all of them: The First Law (series) & Shattered Sea (series)

First Law is kinda fun as he take characters and play different parts of their lives through their own books.
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Old 18.05.2016, 15:40
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Joe Abercrombie: all of them: The First Law (series) & Shattered Sea (series)

First Law is kinda fun as he take characters and play different parts of their lives through their own books.
The Bloody Nine is one of my favourite fantasy characters .
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Old 18.05.2016, 15:46
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The Bloody Nine is one of my favourite fantasy characters .
Say one thing for Logen Ninefingers, say he’s a survivor...

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Have you read the standalone books, Red Country, Best Served Cold etc, as well as the recent collection of First Law short stories, Sharp Ends?
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Old 18.05.2016, 17:30
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Have you read the standalone books, Red Country, Best Served Cold etc, as well as the recent collection of First Law short stories, Sharp Ends?
Yes, yes, (etc yes), no.

Was trying to figure out which one I preferred most, but frankly, I can't pin it down. I'd put the First Law series as a more complete story with more angles, so slightly better than Shattered Sea. But within First Law, can't choose.
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Close enough..........i only care about Triss anyway.......boobies!!!






I am scared to look at my gameplay hours, done 3 playthroughs

Best thing about the game is Gwent!!!!

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Ha! Is that all? Try playing Titan Quest Immortal Throne for 3-6 hours a day since 2008. No idea how many hours it adds up to, but I don't care - it's fun! Now into its spiritual successor Grim Dawn as well. Been part of that since it came out in alpha back in 2013. Iirc before I moved from Steam over to the GOG version I had 600+ hours and that was before the game was finally finished and released in March this year.

I just couldn't get into The Witcher at all. Tried a few times, but just didn't like it.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

strange, the Witcher 3 "clicked" with me in a way, continuously, like no other game in my 22 years of gaming. story, characters, visuals, all of it. it helped to have read all the books in the past.

as for books, Malazan books of the fallen is an epic series, again clicking all around. but at first sight they are tough nut to crack, no easy intro where things start slowly.
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Old 18.05.2016, 18:48
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Rivers Of London - Ben Aaronovich. Cracking series.
A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin
London Falling - Paul Cornell


The Benedict Jacka series but I can't remember which is first - possibly Fated, maybe Cursed.


A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab.
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strange, the Witcher 3 "clicked" with me in a way, continuously, like no other game in my 22 years of gaming. story, characters, visuals, all of it. it helped to have read all the books in the past.

as for books, Malazan books of the fallen is an epic series, again clicking all around. but at first sight they are tough nut to crack, no easy intro where things start slowly.
Same for me with TQ. Started with Two Worlds which I enjoyed, tried Morrowind, Oblivion and gave up. Eventually installed TQ which was bought as an afterthought and presto - pretty happy player here once I'd found a forum to help me understand where I was going wrong. Tried quite a few games since, but none call to me the way TQ does.
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Rivers Of London - Ben Aaronovich. Cracking series.
A Madness of Angels - Kate Griffin
London Falling - Paul Cornell


The Benedict Jacka series but I can't remember which is first - possibly Fated, maybe Cursed.


A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab.
Loved them all!

I got a mail from Amazon to warn me that the latest Aaronovich has been delayed AGAIN
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Melusine - I got that same message - annoyed! It's been ages.


There's a sequel to the VE Schwab novel though - out since February. Have you read Jodi Taylor's Just One Damned Thing After Another? Excellent.


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