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Fantasy book recommendations

Well, I'm up to speed with the Game of Thrones and Wheel of time series. Completed the Mistborn books and a few more Brandon Sandersons, but would like to try another Fantasy author. Can anyone recommend anything (has to be available on Kindle).
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Old 04.02.2013, 18:19
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

E. L. James ?
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Old 04.02.2013, 18:20
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

I could recommend this guy.

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Wish-Intr...ords=sapkowski
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V. funny .

Funnily enough, I bought this for Mrs. G., but she hasn't got around to reading it. Yet.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

I loved Rothfuss's two first books of the Kingkiller chronicle. I can't wait for the third one actually.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations


Thanks, this keeps popping up in my Amazon recommendations. Looks like it'll be next.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Tad Williams might be worth a try if you like Brandon Sanderson.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

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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Thanks, this keeps popping up in my Amazon recommendations. Looks like it'll be next.
50 Shades of Grey has nothing on The Witcher, who has numerous erotic adventures with stunning sorceresses.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Going back a few years, did you read Raymond Feist's Riftwar Saga and the connected Empire Trilogy from Janny Wurts. Both series are top quality, though Feist went downhill when he started writing books around video games set in the world of Crydee.

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.

I also loved Dan Simmons' Hyperion series... but it is more sci fi. But highly recommended.

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

David Eddings

If you enjoyed Lord of the Rings, you will like his books too
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

I heartily recommend Jacqueline Carey, all of the Kushiel books starting from this one

http://www.amazon.com/Kushiels-Dart-.../dp/0765342987

it could be described as fantasy with a relevant romance component (more than occasionally X-rated, but always in a tasteful manner, impossible though that may sound), and really beautifully written.

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Lance Armstrong's autobiography..
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Well I've read a lot of L.E. Modesitt Jr - but not sure on Kindle availability

Richard Philips has written a series called the Rho Agenda which are available on Kindle but they are more Sci-fi than fantasy

Brent Weeks has written a series called the night angel trilogy which I found to be good read.

Christoper Paolini - Eragon trilogy (film of the same name)

Thomas DePrima - has written a series that he calls a space opera, a light but entertaining read again slightly more Sci-fi than fantasy

A lot of Piers Anthony fantasy books are available on kindle these days.

Barry Longyear is publishing on kindle these days, wrote a book that was made into a film (Enemy Mine) though he wasn't happy with the film version, I've not read any of his books but I have skied with him, he is a participant in the adaptive ski program that I volunteer with
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Have you read Stephen Ericksons's works? Tales From the Malazan Book of the Fallen. I'm careful about recommending him, although he's my favorite author by far - it's a deep, dark read, and he doesn't spoon-feed you anything. He deliberately leaves you without the backstory so you can try to puzzle it together from the different pieces and points of view he presents.

That said, reading the series is a project and a half, and not something to be undertaken lightly.
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I loved Rothfuss's two first books of the Kingkiller chronicle. I can't wait for the third one actually.
Oh, and I recommend him as well. Sort of on par with the first (and last good?) WoT book.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

I would recommand the Dragonsriders of Pern, written by Anne Maccaffrey.

I have really appreciated to read it, even if I'm more a Sci-fi guy.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

My husband loved the first two books by Patrick Rothfuss...

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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

I would suggest David Gemmell ..... awesome.
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Re: Fantasy book recommendations

Life of Pi. Just finished it, and loved it. It's described as fantasy, but perhaps not quite the genre you're after.

Try Steven Donaldson, the Thomas Covenant trilogies (there's two of them). I particularly liked Stephen Lawhead Pendragon Cycle (arthurian legend) and The Paradise War trilogy.

Another good take on Arthurian stuff is by Bernhard Cornwell - I think it's the "A Novel of Arthur" series, starting possibly with the Winter King.

I'm sure some are available on Kindle.

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