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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

It's not quite fantasy but so far I haven't met someone who doesn't like these books:

Pillars of the Earth
World without End
Fall of Giants
Winter of the World

All by Ken Follett...these books will keep you going but not for long (despite being around the 1000pages mark) as you won't put it down until you're finished.
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Old 06.06.2013, 14:39
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There's already trillions of books in the thread and I haven't read any of the books in the link I'm about to post... but I'm posting it anyway. A friend sent it to me and some of the descriptions of the books make me want to stop everything and dive right in.

13 Fantasy Novels that are good despite their covers

Not sure if they're on kindle.
A friend posted that link on FB, and I have actually read quite a few of them. However, Kindle spared me the awful covers, thank the Crone.
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I agree with MarkL2005. The Death Gate Cycle (a 7 book series) by Margaret Weis is an absolutely fantastic read. The worlds in this series are so unique that you will not find anything similar in any other books. First book in the series is called Dragon Wing.

Is your kindle registered to a US address?? From what I can see the books are only available to kindle US and not available in switzerland.
as much as this series has nice covers, my imagination always seems to come up with a different look than the cover artists
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I agree with MarkL2005. The Death Gate Cycle (a 7 book series) by Margaret Weis is an absolutely fantastic read. The worlds in this series are so unique that you will not find anything similar in any other books. First book in the series is called Dragon Wing.

Is your kindle registered to a US address?? From what I can see the books are only available to kindle US and not available in switzerland.

It's linked to my Amazon UK account. I'll look out for them, thanks.
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It's linked to my Amazon UK account. I'll look out for them, thanks.
as far as I know it's US only :/

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Wing-De.../dp/B001OLRMUA
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Old 06.06.2013, 15:48
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Yup, didn't appear in my Amazon store. Bummer.
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You could order it as a proper book via Amazon UK. Or get it secondhand via www.usedbooksearch.co.uk where it's as low as 65 pence plus postage.
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Bought my husband The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan, theres a quite a few books in this series and he was hooked.
I've been reading these since I saw your recommendation and they are quite good! Thanks a lot! With 14 books in the series, it will take me some time to get to all the other books recommended by EFers
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I quite like David Weber's books Oath of Swords, The War God's Own, Wind Rider's Oath and the newest War Maid's Choice. A bit of humour, lots of tricky situations and devious plots going on. Haven't really gotten into his Honor Harrington series; must read the first book again.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

This author just got a Hugo nomination for Best Novelette, Opera Vita Aeterna, published in The Last Witchking. It is part of the Selenoth series that I linked below. Even funnier, is the nomination has created a s**t storm with the powers that be who control the Science Fiction Writers Assoc and the Hugo's.

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If you liked the style of Game of Thrones, you should try an American author who lives in CH. US$4.99 for Kindle edition. And best fiver I have spent on books in a while.
http://www.amazon.com/Throne-Bones-A...hrone+of+bones

Vox Day has (mostly) written non-fiction the last 5 years, but decided to go back to Fantasy after being disappointed with Feast for Crows. And Throne of Bones was the best "new author" that I have read in a while. First book is long and a bit confusing with a lot of characters with Roman names that end up sounding similar (due to actual Roman naming conventions).

There is a pretty active comments section going in Amazon, as Vox Day is a bit of a controversial figure in political circles and he is running for President of the SFWA... so lots of s*@t stirring going on.

Check it out, as I am curious what others think about it. I am eagerly awaiting the next book and have been told that it will come out next year, rather than the 5-6 yrs that Martin has waited!

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin?
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Going back even further, have you read Stephen R. Donaldson's Thomas Covenant chronicles? Three trilogies that started in the late 70's. Great stuff.

Mild necropost (well, it's my thread anyway).

I've just started reading the Covenant chronicles and though I'm thoroughly enjoying them, Thomas Covenant has to be one of the most unlikeable protagonists of any book series, ever.
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Old 18.05.2016, 09:49
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Rereading the books from David Eddings, always fun (the Belgariad, the Mallorean)
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Rereading the books from David Eddings, always fun (the Belgariad, the Mallorean)
Fun, but annoyingly written. YOu can only read "Be nice Sparhawk, she murmured" a gazillion times before you start to groan inwardly.
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Fun, but annoyingly written. YOu can only read "Be nice Sparhawk, she murmured" a gazillion times before you start to groan inwardly.


That´s another serie, not in the same league as the Mallorean or Belgariad.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Seeing as I resurrected this thread, some other standout books/series I've read since:

Night Angel Trilogy and the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks
Perdido Street Station and The Scar by the aforementioned China Miéville
Shattered Sea trilogy by Joe Abercrombie (aimed at younger readers, but very good all the same)
Red Queen's war by Mark Lawrence (final book due later this month)
A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy by Richard K. Morgan
The Locke Lamorra books by Scott Lynch
Breed and The Red Knight by K T Davies

Amongst many others
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Mild necropost (well, it's my thread anyway).

I've just started reading the Covenant chronicles and though I'm thoroughly enjoying them, Thomas Covenant has to be one of the most unlikeable protagonists of any book series, ever.
I agree, he's not very nice. Did read them originally when they came out and a few times after that, but I can't say I feel like reading the latest one that came out recently. I don't know, different mindset maybe - older instead of younger before - but I've just lost interest.

Not fantasy, but sci-fi, I'm re-reading the Honor Harrington series from David Weber while waiting for the next book in the spin-off series to be available. A bit too technical in places (do I really need to know kps, light minutes, ship/missle specs, etc? I don't even understand it), but a good series nevertheless. After all it has the treecats. Will be interesting to see how he decides to work the upcoming confrontations. The spin-off is more a "young adult" one, but has possibilities.

Another fantasy one I'm enjoying is Anne Bishop's "The Others" series. Shapershifters who have teeth - lots of teeth. I really enjoy all her books: Black Jewels series, Tir Alainn triology, Ephermera triology are all worth a read.
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Really, no mention of Michael Moorcock then man behind some of the greatest fantasy series of all time. I am quite sure he invented Steam Punk too and his Sci Fi is also great. Enough to keep you busy for a long long time.
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Really, no mention of Michael Moorcock then man behind some of the greatest fantasy series of all time. I am quite sure he invented Steam Punk too and his Sci Fi is also great. Enough to keep you busy for a long long time.
Not read any of his for decades, though I did when I first started getting into sci-fi/fantasy.

EE (Doc) Smith is also another good read for space opera. My favourite of his series was/if the Family d'Alembert one - circus performers who are also spies/covert agents.
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Not read any of his for decades, though I did when I first started getting into sci-fi/fantasy.

EE (Doc) Smith is also another good read for space opera. My favourite of his series was/if the Family d'Alembert one - circus performers who are also spies/covert agents.
I have really enjoyed re-reading some of my Neil Gaiman books recently too.
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