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Old February 5 2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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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

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Old February 5 2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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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
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Old February 5 2013, 02:47 AM   #3
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This might help.

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...ations-series/
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Old February 5 2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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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.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:06 AM   #5
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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.
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Old February 5 2013, 04:20 AM   #6
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

Brendan Moody wrote: View Post
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.
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Old February 5 2013, 04:22 AM   #7
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Old February 5 2013, 05:11 PM   #8
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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.
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Old February 5 2013, 05:42 PM   #9
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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.
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Old February 6 2013, 12:23 AM   #10
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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.
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Old February 6 2013, 12:24 AM   #11
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Gaith wrote: View Post
A strong hand, but I see you with Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising, and raise you with Alan Garner's Weirdstone trilogy.
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Old February 6 2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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And there's always the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series by Fritz Leiber.
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Old February 6 2013, 03:56 AM   #13
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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.
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Old February 6 2013, 04:42 AM   #14
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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.)
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Old February 6 2013, 05:45 AM   #15
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Re: I need a new fantasy series to read

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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