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auyushu
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Do we know how many books are planned for the series?




Not sure, I know he's working on a third the Band book of some sort at the moment though.


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Handsome Pete
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Can anyone recommend some really light, fun fantasy?


Greatcoats series by Sebastien de Castell

Tons of fun. Plenty of dark stuff happens but keeps a cynical “What the frick, I’m getting tortured again?!” vibe that keeps it light. Great series.


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Sneaky__Sally
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About halfway through The Blade Itself from First Law, didn't get to read as much as I was hoping with work and all going on this week but I am very intrigued by the series.

I love his writing style, the sarcastic tone the characters take and all the gallows humor is awesome. Kind of reminds me of Kruppe from Malazan, just really toned down from his over the top POV voice.

Hopefully work will be somewhat light this week so I can get back to reading in the mornings again instead of heading to the office early.


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iwyLSUiwy
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You and iwy really need to read those 3 stand alone sequels by Abercrombie, like seriously.




Just ordered Best Served Cold


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iwyLSUiwy
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It’s been over a decade since I’ve read HDM. So it’s been awhile. I really loved The Golden Compass. I wasn’t as big a fan of the rest of the books, but if I’m being honest, I just don’t remember them that well.

Definitely worth a read.



Found it at a local book store today. Starting it tonight


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BloodSweat&Beers
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
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You and iwy really need to read those 3 stand alone sequels by Abercrombie, like seriously.


The standalones are better than the series IMO.


YumYum Sauce
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Need a new book/series. In order from most recently read, here's where I am.

Stormlight - Probably fav all-time right now.
Mistborn Great but a little too Young-adultish
Red Rising - Great but also young adultish
Dark Tower - some great stuff but probably won't bother reading last book
WoT- Outstanding, but drags in middle
GoT- GOAT, but, well, you know the issue.
Malazhan BotF - Loved but never finished series, will probably restart someday.


Any recs? Thinking about getting Dune, but you guys seem to have mixed reviews.


Sneaky__Sally
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Lies of Locke / Gentleman Bastards - unfinished but books are almost stand-alone.

First Law - about done with first book, love it, completed series with additional stand alone novels.

Wax & Wayne by Sanderson - not nearly as young adultish as Mistborn although it is the second trilogy in that world. Three books completed, one to go.

Broken Earth Trilogy - completed, all three one the Hugo award, loved this series. Very unique


Those are all more fantasy, for sci-fi

Foundation series (the main three) is one of my all time favorites and is a classic.

Hyperion, another classic sci fi series, I have read the first two and loved them, need to finish up the last two but decided to take a break as I had read several sci fi series in a row and wanted to get back to more fantasy stuff

Three Body Problem, kind of heavy sci fi but an excellent trilogy.

Tons of other good recommendations and discussion in the preceding pages.
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YumYum Sauce
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
After looking these up, i'm between Broken Earth and Three Body problem..


memphis tiger
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
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Lies of Locke / Gentleman Bastards - unfinished but books are almost stand-alone.


Almost stand alone is right.

The first book is perfect as a stand alone or a start to a series.

But you can’t pick up book two or 3 and really understand everything without reading the first one.

Now the first 2 books are self contained stories and Lynch could have stopped after either one and or would have been fine.

Unfortunately book 3 ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and Lynch has shown no sign of finishing another book. GRRM will compete A Song of Ice and Fire before we get another Gentleman Bastard book.
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Sneaky__Sally
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Yep, I can live with that though. One book in, isn't too much of a time commitment - definitely putting them in a holding pattern until a real idea of if it will be completed or not emerges.


Athos
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Best scifi/fantasy books you might not have heard of? The Saga of Pliocene Exile by Julian May. First book is called A Many Colored Land. Check it out if you enjoy complex writing and a unique story.


Haven’t read that one, but The Boreal Moon Tale by the same author was fantastic.

And I dunno how many like historical fantasy, but my favorite author by far in that genre is Guy Gavriel Kay. He’s written in all sorts of historical time periods.

Steven Erickson’s StarTrek parody series is some of the funniest shite I’ve ever read. The “Willfull Child” novels. Fast reads.

Dan Wells has an interesting series. More urban fantasy. Somewhat YA, but the content can definitely trend more towards the adult. It’s The John Cleaver series.

Brian McClellans Powder Mage series is a decent read. He is a former student of one of Brandon Sandersons writing classes in Utah.


For a throwback, Fred Saberhagen is a boss. Growing up I loved the shite out of his Lost Swords books. More high fantasy style. But far more readable and fast paced than most high fantasy prose.

Dave Duncan’s “The Kings Blades” is another good throwback author.

I’d recommend Robert VS Redick but that series fell flat on its face in the last book. I never finished it and I’ve never not finished a finished series before.


Handsome Pete
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Dave Duncan’s “The Kings Blades” is another good throwback author.


I loved these back in the day. Very fast paced, easy reads. I might have to go back and read these again


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Havent got to read it for about a week now but I knocked out 60 pages of HDM/The Golden Compas on the first night. I got a feeling im really going to like it.


Sneaky__Sally
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I'm into the 2nd book of 1st Law - hoping to finish this weekend. Love it so far, great recommendation


Aubie Spr96
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If you haven't read it yet, give the Dune series a try. Read only the original Frank Herbert books.


This.


memphis tiger
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Anyone ever read the Dagger and the Coin series by Daniel Abraham?

Fantasy series by one half of the team makes up James SA Corey (The Expanse).

Have not noticed it mentioned in this thread, was wondering if it’s worth starting...after I finish the 9-10 books already I’m my queue.


auyushu
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
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Anyone ever read the Dagger and the Coin series by Daniel Abraham?



It's a very solid series, it's worth reading. Daniel Abraham's Long Price Quartet is quite good as well.


iwyLSUiwy
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Awesome, glad you're liking it. I think he's as good a writer as anybody out there right now.


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya its great, unfortunately I forgot to bring book 3 so its stuck ar home while in on the road for work. Can usually knock out a book in a couple days during the week when I'm traveling cause i just fo by the pool or whatever at the hotel in the afternoons


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