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1 hour ago, Mother Grabber said:

I just finished the first Mistborn book last week.  I thought it was well written, but a little thin.  It felt like Dune lite.  The characters were engaging, though, and I'll likely continue with it.  Starting with Kingkiller book one today.

I've finished the first 2 Age books by Michael J Sullivan.  They are very good.  They are a prequel to his Riyria series, which I liked better.  I have read all of those, and they are a lot of fun.  Not going to give you deep insight into the ways of the universe, but very entertaining.  The Age series happens thousands of years before Riyria, so it doesn't matter which you read first.  Having read Riyira first, I can see him setting up certain elements in those books.

I have also finished the first 3 books in the Spellmonger series by Terry Mancour.  They are fantastic, can't recommend them highly enough.

Gentlemen bastards are on my list, so good to see confirmation that its good. 

I'm planning on reading either Mistborn or Stormlight once I finish with the Bastards and then on to King Killer since its been on my list a while.  Let us know how you like Kingkiller once youre into it.

So many books on my list, I need to get another kindle.

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7 hours ago, Mother Grabber said:

I just finished the first Mistborn book last week.  I thought it was well written, but a little thin.  It felt like Dune lite.  The characters were engaging, though, and I'll likely continue with it.  Starting with Kingkiller book one today.

I've finished the first 2 Age books by Michael J Sullivan.  They are very good.  They are a prequel to his Riyria series, which I liked better.  I have read all of those, and they are a lot of fun.  Not going to give you deep insight into the ways of the universe, but very entertaining.  The Age series happens thousands of years before Riyria, so it doesn't matter which you read first.  Having read Riyira first, I can see him setting up certain elements in those books.

I have also finished the first 3 books in the Spellmonger series by Terry Mancour.  They are fantastic, can't recommend them highly enough.

Gentlemen bastards are on my list, so good to see confirmation that its good. 

I hadn't even heard of Mancour, so I will add those to my list!

I finished Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan and have switched over to the 4 book in the Millenium series, The Girl in the Spider's Web. Those books are good, too, if you're into crime/mystery/suspense. The movies are pretty good too, both the foreign and the American versions IMHO. Haven't seen the newest movie based on this book I'm currently reading, though.

Sullivan is really growing on me, though. He writes very strong female characters, but I like what he does with his other characters as well. Riyria is on my list, too, thanks to these books.

Let us know what you think about Kingkiller. I've been actually thinking about going back and re-reading both of Rothfuss' books. I really like how he deals with "magic" in his world. Everything else is great, too.

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Anyone read the dark fantasy novel called Black Leopard Red Wolf? I downloaded the sample and thought the writing style was strange but like I could get used to it. 

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Currently reading Stormlight book 3  and waiting for James Islingtons  3rd book of the Licanius Trilogy ( Imo LT is WoT light in 3 books instead of 14 but no where near the depth of WoT and speaking of WoT....

Wheel of Time is a must for me.  I do get the hate for the slow books (7-9)but 1-5 and a major scene from 6 are great  and the story really gets back on track in books 10-14.    The world is built better than most by far.

Also Amazon is developing a WoT TV series in the vein of GoT, but it will probably be no where near as dark as GoT

Little warning about the KKC's...... its been like 7 years since book 2?  is there an end in sight?

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5 minutes ago, TbTeRRoR said:

Little warning about the KKC's...... its been like 7 years since book 2?  is there an end in sight?

It is becoming a meme at this point with Fantasy authors.

Both Lynch and Rothfuss have fallen into Martin territory here.

I've really enjoyed Michael Sullivan's Legend of the Fist Empire series so far and, unlike all those others, he basically has all the books finished and publishing dates already scheduled for all of them. I don't think any of them have been pushed back for any major reason or period. It really is refreshing not to have to wait so long.

 

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On 1/24/2019 at 1:56 PM, Cdw said:

I'm planning on reading either Mistborn or Stormlight once I finish with the Bastards and then on to King Killer since its been on my list a while.  Let us know how you like Kingkiller once youre into it.

So many books on my list, I need to get another kindle.

 

On 1/24/2019 at 7:05 PM, Bronn said:

Let us know what you think about Kingkiller. I've been actually thinking about going back and re-reading both of Rothfuss' books. I really like how he deals with "magic" in his world. Everything else is great, too.

I was really into the beginning of the first Kingkiller book.  The lead-in was fantastic, and had me thinking old school epic, like the Iliad or Beowulf.  I was excited to get something like episodes IV-VI, but the main story ended up being more like I-III.  About half way through I felt like I was hearing fantasy Wesley Crusher give his life story.  It makes sense, given the overall story, but I got a little tired of teenagers doing teenager things.

The author is extremely good, and I'm still hopeful I'll get IV-VI in the next book.  Book 1 is 600ppg, and book 2 is 1000, so it's a commitment.  I'll do the first Bastards book before I dive into book 2.  I guess there's no hurry, since book three is behind schedule.

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On 2/20/2019 at 2:16 PM, TbTeRRoR said:

Currently reading Stormlight book 3  and waiting for James Islingtons  3rd book of the Licanius Trilogy ( Imo LT is WoT light in 3 books instead of 14 but no where near the depth of WoT and speaking of WoT....

Wheel of Time is a must for me.  I do get the hate for the slow books (7-9)but 1-5 and a major scene from 6 are great  and the story really gets back on track in books 10-14.    The world is built better than most by far.

Also Amazon is developing a WoT TV series in the vein of GoT, but it will probably be no where near as dark as GoT

Little warning about the KKC's...... its been like 7 years since book 2?  is there an end in sight?

Oathbringer felt like the best book in the trilogy for me and I've loved all three  

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2 hours ago, SOJA said:

Oathbringer felt like the best book in the trilogy for me and I've loved all three  

Definitely the best.  Book one was hard to get into because of the odd world, but once you settled in it was good

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On 2/21/2019 at 8:05 AM, Mother Grabber said:

I got a little tired of teenagers doing teenager things. 

That happened for me reading Realm of the Elderlings books, got insufferable at times, but that got better in the second trillogy.  Im still looking forward to KKC.  Been busy lately so my reading time has been cut quite a bit, still on Red Seas and still enjoying it.

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On 4/10/2019 at 11:27 AM, Mother Grabber said:

just about done with the first gentleman’s bastards. two thumbs way the fug up.

Glad you like it! I hope he gets the 4th book out soon! (said every fantasy fan ever)

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So, are any of you ASoIaF readers and not watchers of GoT?  I've had an easy time avoiding any spoilers the past few years, but this season seems like its gonna be a struggle... just random thought of the day

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1 hour ago, Cdw said:

So, are any of you ASoIaF readers and not watchers of GoT?  I've had an easy time avoiding any spoilers the past few years, but this season seems like its gonna be a struggle... just random thought of the day

You're saying you don't watch the show?

OMG you don't know what you're missing!

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So reading this thread, I haven' seen my all time favorite fantasy author. Perhaps it's because his books are a bit older and I read them as a teenager. Maybe I would have a different opinion if I read them now. But without  a doubt I thought they were the best I had read back then as the world building was good but the writing was actually excellent.

Raymond E. Feist - The Rift War Cycle (as it is called now)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Riftwar_Cycle

I'd start with the first trilogy and go from there:

The Riftwar Saga[edit]

  1. Magician (1982), later republished in two parts in the United States as Magician: Apprentice (1986) and Magician: Master (1986)
  2. Silverthorn (1985)
  3. A Darkness at Sethanon (1986)

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:44 AM, Bronn said:

You're saying you don't watch the show?

OMG you don't know what you're missing!

I stopped watching after s4 I think... at the time I still had a glimmer of hope that another book would come out, lol me.   Eventually Ill break down and finish the show

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