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 Spoiler: The Name of the Wind The book starts off well, but Kvothe is too much of a Mary Sue. It wouldn't be quite so bad if the other characters were interesting, but there are no other characters. He's the only important character in the book. After hundreds of pages reading about how awesome and special and intelligent this dick is I just gave up. I couldn't take any more of it. Malazan, Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson Spoiler: Gardens of the Moon Again, very interesting start, but I'm convinced that Mr. Erikson has ADHD. Hell hounds wiped out a city, a mage is killed twice and turned into a puppet, an army is assaulting the city of Pale, Pale gets support from Doom Island, the army defeats the rock in combat, Captain Paran is killed and resurrected by the God of Death, and now we're invading another city. This all happens in about 150 pages. Focus, damn you! Focus! I read a few reviews on Amazon and even fans of the series admit that this remains a problem. This series is not for me. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan Spoiler: The Eye of the World It's been years since I tried to read this series, so my thoughts aren't very clear on why I stopped reading. All I remember is making it through the first half of the first book before I gave up from boredom. If I hear some praise for the series I would be happy to give it a second chance. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien Spoiler: Fellowship of the Ring I don't need spoilers for this, but I like to keep things consistent. These books give you about 2-3 lines of fantastic storytelling for every 2-3 pages of purple prose. No, I don't give a damn about some King from 10,000 years ago or the unique colour of the trees. It's just not worth it when I have the movies at my fingertips. Discworld by Terry Pratchett Spoiler: No spoilers Put down the pitchforks. I love this series, but I'm in the mood for something more serious to scratch my fantasy itch. Although I do love this series, so maybe that helps? Maybe not?