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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #255 on: September 17, 2016, 10:47:32 AM »
http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/09/the-gollancz-festival-ebook-sale/

Load up your e readers!

Funny, I was just going to post this, hehe (just got their mail).

There's also an audiobook sale:
http://www.audible.co.uk/mt/deals_c
(ignore the price next to each book, they're all £4.99)

What are the recommendations of that list? Or just download all 40 books?


Anyone who says Lies of Locke Lamora or Name of the Wind gets sent to the naughty step. (Too obvious!)
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #256 on: September 17, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
Ok, from what I see:

Stranger of Tempest - Tom Lloyd
I haven't read this one, but I quite like all his other books

Twelve Kings - Bradley Beaulieu
Lots of people here praised this one, I bought it in paperback but haven't read yet

The house of shattered wings - Aliette de Bodard
Great and different

Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris
For a different funny take on norse mythology

Red Knight - Miles Cameron
A ton (really) of POVs, detailed military battles (he writes historical fantasy under a different name and he does reenactments)

I would give Sam Sykes and Edward Cox a try too.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #257 on: September 17, 2016, 11:21:55 AM »
Ah you guys beat me to it.

God damn you Gollancz and your talented authors! RIP money.


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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #258 on: September 17, 2016, 11:27:43 AM »
Ah you guys beat me to it.

God damn you Gollancz and your talented authors! RIP money.

From that list I already own (or have read):

The Promise of the Child - Tom Toner
Rivers of London - Ben Aaronvitch
Final Empire - Brandonbot
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Name of the Wind - Patrick Rottenfuss
The Boy with the Porcelain Blade - Den Patrick
Something Coming Through - Paul McAuley

And so far from the offer have bought Fireman by Joe Hill and Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #259 on: September 17, 2016, 11:31:10 AM »
Ok, from what I see:

Stranger of Tempest - Tom Lloyd
I haven't read this one, but I quite like all his other books

Twelve Kings - Bradley Beaulieu
Lots of people here praised this one, I bought it in paperback but haven't read yet

The house of shattered wings - Aliette de Bodard
Great and different

Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris
For a different funny take on norse mythology

Red Knight - Miles Cameron
A ton (really) of POVs, detailed military battles (he writes historical fantasy under a different name and he does reenactments)

I would give Sam Sykes and Edward Cox a try too.
No comments on SF or urban.

Loved Twelve Kings. Was also going to mention House of Shattered Wings.

In addition to these:

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dreams and Shadows by c. Robert Cargill

I haven't read them yet, but have heard really good things about the 2 Sarah Pinborough books. I've been curious about Mythago Wood, but haven't read it yet. Also Relic Guild.

@Nighteyes, you could always go with The Cold Commands, I know how much you loved The Steel Remains. ;)
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #260 on: September 17, 2016, 11:40:26 AM »
So I caved and bought:

The Final Empire
Twelve Kings
Stranger of Tempest

I now have a very long kindle list of books I haven't read yet :D


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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #261 on: September 17, 2016, 12:02:50 PM »
House of Shattered Wings and Luna made it. On the fence about 12 Kings. Finding it hard to get into epic fantasy these days and still have a couple of unread epics on my kindle to read.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #262 on: September 17, 2016, 12:24:12 PM »
House of Shattered Wings and Luna made it. On the fence about 12 Kings. Finding it hard to get into epic fantasy these days and still have a couple of unread epics on my kindle to read.

Same, I'm finding epics harder to get into lately and less necessary seeing as so many good examples of other Fantasy out there.
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« Reply #263 on: September 17, 2016, 12:27:03 PM »
House of Shattered Wings and Luna made it. On the fence about 12 Kings. Finding it hard to get into epic fantasy these days and still have a couple of unread epics on my kindle to read.

Same, I'm finding epics harder to get into lately and less necessary seeing as so many good examples of other Fantasy out there.

Changed.my mind. Read first page of 12 Kings in Waterstones. I want to read it now. Good to hear fron you Overlord.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #264 on: September 17, 2016, 02:30:05 PM »
Went for Sharp ends and Twelve kings
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #265 on: September 17, 2016, 07:07:59 PM »
House of Shattered Wings and Luna made it. On the fence about 12 Kings. Finding it hard to get into epic fantasy these days and still have a couple of unread epics on my kindle to read.

Same, I'm finding epics harder to get into lately and less necessary seeing as so many good examples of other Fantasy out there.

Changed.my mind. Read first page of 12 Kings in Waterstones. I want to read it now. Good to hear fron you Overlord.
This is why more people should read House of Shattered Wings!

Well worth a go for something different at that price. ;)

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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #266 on: September 17, 2016, 08:38:56 PM »
Well ultimately I bought 5 potentially brilliant books for £4.95. So well chuffed. 

Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu
The house of Shattered wings by Aliette de Bodard
Fireman by Joe Hill
Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie
Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

Do you have different books on offer @Arry?  As these were not on offer in the UK!

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NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dreams and Shadows by c. Robert Cargill

I haven't read them yet, but have heard really good things about the 2 Sarah Pinborough books. I've been curious about Mythago Wood, but haven't read it yet. Also Relic Guild.

@Nighteyes, you could always go with The Cold Commands, I know how much you loved The Steel Remains. ;)
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #267 on: September 17, 2016, 08:55:02 PM »
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #268 on: September 17, 2016, 11:29:13 PM »
Well ultimately I bought 5 potentially brilliant books for £4.95. So well chuffed. 

Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu
The house of Shattered wings by Aliette de Bodard
Fireman by Joe Hill
Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie
Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

Do you have different books on offer @Arry?  As these were not on offer in the UK!

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NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dreams and Shadows by c. Robert Cargill

I haven't read them yet, but have heard really good things about the 2 Sarah Pinborough books. I've been curious about Mythago Wood, but haven't read it yet. Also Relic Guild.

@Nighteyes, you could always go with The Cold Commands, I know how much you loved The Steel Remains. ;)

We don't have this sale at all, I went to the audible.co.uk site to look at the list. Though sometimes, having an IP address from another country can still mess up what you see. This is what I see when I go there:

Spoiler for Hiden:

ETA: just realized you were probably asking about the Gollancz sale, and I was looking at the Audible sale! Doh! :) turns out they had a number of the same titles. For the Gollancz sale, the only one not mentioned so far is The Falconer. I really enjoyed that one. A bit more romance than most of the books I read, but fun story. And I absolutely loved Twelve Kings, not sure why it has t gotten more attention/love.
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Re: Book Bargains
« Reply #269 on: September 21, 2016, 06:50:42 PM »
Kindle are selling a few Stephen King titles at 99p today including the much loved on this forum: On Writing.
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