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Kelthaz February 5 2013 02:04 AM

I need a new fantasy series to read
 
Since finishing A Dance With Dragons I've tried to find something to tide me over until the next book is released sometime next century, but it's not going so well. I'll list the series I tried reading and why I gave up on them. I rest all my hopes on you. Find me something good to read.

Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss




Malazan, Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson



Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan



Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien



Discworld by Terry Pratchett


Sindatur February 5 2013 02:26 AM

Re: I need a new fantasy series to read
 
The First, Second and Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

First and Second Chronicles (Each a Trilogy) have been completed for decades. Final Chronicles (A Quadrilogy) has it's final bppk coming out in the Fall

Evil Twin February 5 2013 02:47 AM

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This might help.

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...ations-series/

Klaus February 5 2013 02:51 AM

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Sindatur wrote: (Post 7640248)
The First, Second and Final Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

First and Second Chronicles (Each a Trilogy) have been completed for decades. Final Chronicles (A Quadrilogy) has it's final bppk coming out in the Fall


Covenant is the classic love-it-or-hate-it series... I love it. If you want something shorter, Julian May's Boreal Moon trilogy was great, like all of her stuff is.

Brendan Moody February 5 2013 03:06 AM

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A lot of people who enjoy A Song of Ice and Fire also enjoy R. Scott Bakker, so you might want to check out his work. The Darkness that Comes Before is the first book.

sidious618 February 5 2013 04:20 AM

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Brendan Moody wrote: (Post 7640383)
A lot of people who enjoy A Song of Ice and Fire also enjoy R. Scott Bakker, so you might want to check out his work. The Darkness that Comes Before is the first book.

I haven't heard of him so I'll have to check it out since I'm a big Martin fan. In general, Martin has ruined me for fantasy as I find that nothing else holds a candle to ASofIaF.

Gaith February 5 2013 04:22 AM

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Lindley February 5 2013 05:11 PM

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Have you read The Dresden Files yet? The only downside is they've started releasing them in this terrible oddly-sized paperback format, but they're great reads.

backstept February 5 2013 05:42 PM

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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is quite good. I'm working my way through it right now.
The Shannara series by Terry Brooks is good, but there are tons of books. (looking at the list I can't believe I've read most of 'em :P) The first trilogy, with a prequel, The Heritage Tetralogy, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy, the High Druid trilogy, the genesis trilogy, and the legends duology . . . and he's still writing more!
His Landover series sounds good, but I haven't read 'em. I highly recommend his Word and Void trilogy too.

IcecreamLtDan February 6 2013 12:23 AM

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I was actually going to mention The Dresden Files myself. If you have an ereader they have two collections that consist of books 1 -6 and 7 - 12 and the rest are separate books so you can go that route and save some bucks.

stj February 6 2013 12:24 AM

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Gaith wrote: (Post 7640653)

A strong hand, but I see you with Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising, and raise you with Alan Garner's Weirdstone trilogy.

Greg Cox February 6 2013 12:26 AM

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And there's always the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series by Fritz Leiber.

Rulius February 6 2013 03:56 AM

Re: I need a new fantasy series to read
 
Try Glen Cooks the Black Company; Brandon Sanderson the Way of kings, mistborn trilogy; David Eddings the Belgariad; Katherine Kerr Daggerspell; Raymond Feist Magician;
NK Jemisin the hundred thousand kingdoms.

Greg Cox February 6 2013 04:42 AM

Re: I need a new fantasy series to read
 
There's also the "Eddie LaCrosse" series by Alex Bledsoe, which is about a hard-boiled private swordsman investigating mysteries in various fantasy kingdoms. Think Raymond Chandler meets Dungeons & Dragons. I've been enjoying them so far.

(Full disclosure: I also wrote the jacket copy for most of the books.)

Kegg February 6 2013 05:45 AM

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The Bas Lag series. Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council.

It's not much like Martin beyond being mature and serious takes on fantasy, but it's a good example of how to do fantasy that's really, really big on being actually fantastical and yet keep it grounded and lovely and fantastic and the rest of it. It's more like a Discworld that's grown up and gone weird than it is Westeros.

All said, check it out.


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