Ever since I finished A Song of Ice and Fire, I've been looking for another good fantasy series to read. How does Wheel of Time compare to Martin's books?
WOT actually dwarfed ASOIAF in sales for most of its run. It was THE Fantasy series for most of its run, but fell off at Jordan's death and then the GOT TV show happened.
They are quite different. Ice and Fire is much more "reality" based I guess and has lots of sex and ultra violence, and lots of morally ambiguous characters. WOT is much more traditional fantasy based in that the violence is a bit more cartoonish, there is not a lot of sex, and there is CLEARLY defined Good and Evil, and supernatural and magical elements.
And it is overly long, annoying at times, and really drags. It is my first fantasy series so it will hold a special place, but its just way too long and somewhat outdated, and filled with annoying characters and scenes.
Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch and Patrick Rothfuss are alternative examples to read instead.
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