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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2014, 07:24:53 PM »
Smiler's Fair. Smiler's Fair. Smiler's Fair. Haven't been this excited about an epic fantasy since, uh... a long time.

Out early this summer, I think. So I'm mostly just bragging :)

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2014, 09:15:53 PM »
All 3 books of the Tawny Man Trilogy are the best books I've read this year. I felt so many different emotions when reading it....

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2014, 10:34:34 PM »
All 3 books of the Tawny Man Trilogy are the best books I've read this year. I felt so many different emotions when reading it....

They are certainly an emotional rollercoaster!
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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2014, 06:29:19 PM »
I've had a poor reading year up until recently having read the spectacularly awful Farseer Trilogy, but I finally struck gold when I came across Marko Kloos' Terms of Enlistment and Lines of Departure. Very well written and paced Near-Future Military Sci-fi. I also believe they are self-published which makes them the best self published books I have read.

In first place so far comes Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. I am re-reading his series from start to finish (having previously read the first 7 books). Reading all the books in the series back to back is going to be a joy to behold.

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2014, 06:54:10 PM »
So far. .  Uhm ok. Traitors blade (may have won a comp and named a character in the next book. :D) shadowmarch (loving a new, dark take on the fae)
Words of radiance (anxiously waiting for the third book!)
The night circus.  - so. Damned. Beautifully writted. Just.... ooof!
And Promise of blood.  Because gun mages n shiz!!

Have put abercrombie on hold to reread ASOIAF because apparently ive forgotten everything.  :/
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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2014, 12:52:40 AM »
1. Words of Radiance
2. Republic of Thieves
3. Promise of Blood

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2014, 10:03:01 AM »
Updated: 3 May

Selecting only 5 (and the order isn't *that* key):
1. 'The glass books of the dream eaters' trilogy - G. W. Dahlquist (re-read, still one of my favourites)
2. 'Prince+King of Thorns' - Mark Lawrence (still waiting to read Emperor, will add the full trilogy afterwards)
3. 'Moon's Artifice' - Tom Lloyd
4. 'Prince of Lies' - Anne Lyle
5. 'Mistborn' trilogy - Brandon Sanderson
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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2014, 01:43:40 PM »
Legend of Eli Monpress (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1-3) by Rachel Aaron, I've now also read book 4 and 5  :)  fun reads

The Malazan series by Steven Erikson

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin  (need to read the sequels)

Fell sword by Miles Cameron still  currently reading but it definitely going on my list   :D

Tomorrow The Killing by  Daniel Polansky

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2014, 04:06:26 PM »
Anthony Ryan's Blood Song. I know it's a couple years old now, but I didn't read it until early this year.

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2014, 08:59:04 PM »
Just to stick with books released this year:

1. Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
2. The Cormorant - Chuck Wendig
3. The Martian - Andy Weir
4. The Burning Dark - Adam Christopher
5. The Echo - James Smythe

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Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2014, 07:00:18 PM »
1.  Mythborn: Rise of the Adepts: Book 1 - V. Lakshman  (Bought at the end of last year, but finished this year  ;))

2.  Shadow Ops: Breach Zone - Myke Cole  (One of the best series I've read, love this stuff)


3.  With Silent Screams (The Hellequin Chronicles) - Steve McHugh

4.   The Last Apprentice: Fury of the Seventh Son (Book 13) - Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith

5.   Superheroes in Prose Series - Sevan Paris

This year has not been the best for me so far.  I am excited though for some upcoming releases.  If you haven't started Mythborn I would highly encourage you to do so, it is amazing.

Offline Dubey

Re: Best books you've read this year?
« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2014, 06:22:59 PM »
I've had a very lucky year so far. Almost everything I have read has been excellent!

1. Name of The Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
2. Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
3. Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
4. Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
5. Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
6. The Gunslinger - Stephen King

Also Read 11/22/63 by Stephen King. While not a fantasy, it was fantastic. I'd probably slot it somewhere in the top 3.

in the queue: Wise Man's Fear, then might start on Malazan. If I get into it, that will likely last me the rest of the year, with a short break for Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan squeezed in when that gets released. Or I might read the FIrst Law trilogy followed by Tower Lord  and then hop into Malazan so I don't have to break up Malazan. Also plan to continue the Dark Tower series at some point, though that seems to be continually pushed back on my Queue. Decisions, Decisions!