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Offline andreasn

could someone recommend me a book
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:46:08 PM »
I need recommendations for a new book to read. I've tried browsing online but I have found that I become way too critical when I have so many options.

I want something a bit similar to robin hobbs books (I've only read one so far but will read more because I really like her style of fantasy). preferably fairly low magic and nice beautiful scenery (not like mistborn, where everything is brown and dead).

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Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 11:50:07 PM »
Low magic? Try something by Guy Gavriel Kay. Lions of Al-Rassan is wonderful. I also highly recommend continuing with Hobb.   ;)
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Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 02:13:45 AM »
Check out some Juliet Marillier books. Her books are generally low magic, and her settings are beautiful. I'd probably start with Daughter of the Forest (the first of the Sevenwaters books), but Wolfskin might be more akin to what Robin Hobb writes. I haven't read a Marillier book I haven't liked though.

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AW: Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 06:19:58 AM »
Check out some Juliet Marillier books. Her books are generally low magic, and her settings are beautiful. I'd probably start with Daughter of the Forest (the first of the Sevenwaters books), but Wolfskin might be more akin to what Robin Hobb writes. I haven't read a Marillier book I haven't liked though.
+1. Especially if you like scenery. :)

And seconding GGK too!
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Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 07:34:38 AM »
The green rider books might be worth a look at as well as the Landover books...despite the fact that pretty much everyone in bother series has magic no-one uses it... lol

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
Kushiel's Legacy, by Jacqueline Carey. I've only read the Phèdre Trilogy, but the writing and settings are gorgeous, and it's pretty low magic. High sex (the main character is a courtesan and spy, so, it fits) but complicated politics and characters.
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Re: Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 12:58:02 PM »
Kushiel's Legacy, by Jacqueline Carey. I've only read the Phèdre Trilogy, but the writing and settings are gorgeous, and it's pretty low magic. High sex (the main character is a courtesan and spy, so, it fits) but complicated politics and characters.
The naamah trilogy is amazing, same world,  diff characters. I was hesitant  because I loved the Kushiel trilogies so much.
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Re: could someone recommend me a book
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 07:05:49 PM »
I found a series called "Chalion" by Lois McMaster Bujold while browsing in a book store. now I have to decide between that and Guy Gavriel Kay

Offline Ian223

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 07:10:54 PM »
The King Raven trilogy by Lawhead might also be worth a look
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