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Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:41:49 PM »
Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017 list is live! Congratulations to all the awesome authors that made the list!  ;D

http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/fantasy-factions-best-fantasy-books-of-2017

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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 03:29:38 PM »
Wow, all my 6 submissions are there, and I've read 3 more.
And now I want to read a bunch more from that list!!!
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 04:44:27 PM »
Superb list. I loved how the top 20 had enlarged covers.

A lot of books on the top could've been the winner. As I kept going through the list I kept thinking "Wait, this didn't win? And this one? And this one? Who won this?"

I'm both surprised by the winner (who is relatively more less known than the others) and also not that surprised considering the amount of praise I read throughout the net on it.

Guess I'll make the number 1 of the previous year the 1st read of the new year.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 07:40:37 PM »
Peter V Brett has really dropped in popularity. I remember when this site first started and Marc was a massive champion of Peter V Brett and lots of posters would say Warded Man was one of their favourite fantasy novels. 11 is not bad bad but a bit of a comedown for what should have been a crowning triumph.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 09:50:29 PM »
That is a very tempting list, read a few, but not many. What a selection to read this year. Thanks @Autumn2May and all others who organised it and the front page article with the covers. ;D
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 09:56:57 PM »
Peter V Brett has really dropped in popularity. I remember when this site first started and Marc was a massive champion of Peter V Brett and lots of posters would say Warded Man was one of their favourite fantasy novels. 11 is not bad bad but a bit of a comedown for what should have been a crowning triumph.

The Painted/Warded Man had already kind of gone wrong before the end of book 1, and I think a lot of people just kind of got exasperated with it. I still haven't read book 3. I'd be more than happy to see something new from him, though.

Also, I'm not sure whose calendar makes Senlin Ascends a 2017 book. I read it in 2016, and it was published a couple of years before that, I seem to remember. The trad-pub reissue is out in 2018, I think.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 09:59:29 PM »
Peter V Brett has really dropped in popularity. I remember when this site first started and Marc was a massive champion of Peter V Brett and lots of posters would say Warded Man was one of their favourite fantasy novels. 11 is not bad bad but a bit of a comedown for what should have been a crowning triumph.

The Painted/Warded Man had already kind of gone wrong before the end of book 1, and I think a lot of people just kind of got exasperated with it. I still haven't read book 3. I'd be more than happy to see something new from him, though.

Also, I'm not sure whose calendar makes Senlin Ascends a 2017 book. I read it in 2016, and it was published a couple of years before that, I seem to remember. The trad-pub reissue is out in 2018, I think.

You're actually correct. From the Goodreads page it says Senlin Ascends was released in 2013...

It even got the Bookworm Best Award for Best Debut (2014)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 10:07:09 PM »
Peter V Brett has really dropped in popularity. I remember when this site first started and Marc was a massive champion of Peter V Brett and lots of posters would say Warded Man was one of their favourite fantasy novels. 11 is not bad bad but a bit of a comedown for what should have been a crowning triumph.

The Painted/Warded Man had already kind of gone wrong before the end of book 1, and I think a lot of people just kind of got exasperated with it. I still haven't read book 3. I'd be more than happy to see something new from him, though.
In my opinion book 3 took a dip, then he returned to better levels with book 4 and this book 5 was good as well, but not the epic ending that I believe people were expecting - at least for me the last few chapters felt a bit underwhelming...

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Also, I'm not sure whose calendar makes Senlin Ascends a 2017 book. I read it in 2016, and it was published a couple of years before that, I seem to remember. The trad-pub reissue is out in 2018, I think.
I was also quite surprised with this one!
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 12:01:19 AM »
In shock that Kings of the Wyld was no 1. Stuff I like rarely seems to even make these lists let alone get the top spot.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »
I think people liked Kings of the Wyld so much because at heart it is just a lot of fun, a good reprieve from all the grim serious real world news and fiction.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 05:16:09 PM »
I think people liked Kings of the Wyld so much because at heart it is just a lot of fun, a good reprieve from all the grim serious real world news and fiction.

This may be the case.  I never heard of it until it was pointed out on this site.  Nicholas gave me a blurb on the book on Twitter and what you described is exactly why I want to read it now.  Light-hearted Fantasy just isn't common these days.

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 06:57:40 PM »
In shock that Kings of the Wyld was no 1. Stuff I like rarely seems to even make these lists let alone get the top spot.

I haven't been following the lists so I don't know what usually makes it, but I'm not at all surprised given how much positive press its been getting. Its definitely the most talked about book I've seen this year... although mainly not here, I've gotta say.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction's Best of 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 09:51:35 PM »
In shock that Kings of the Wyld was no 1. Stuff I like rarely seems to even make these lists let alone get the top spot.

I haven't been following the lists so I don't know what usually makes it, but I'm not at all surprised given how much positive press its been getting. Its definitely the most talked about book I've seen this year... although mainly not here, I've gotta say.
I first heard about it on Tor.com. and it had a positive review there. We happened to go on one of our book buying expeditions not long after and I saw it and bought it on the strength of that review. I've already read it twice and will definitely reread in preparation for Bloody Rose.

I also just reread another that made the list. Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth, started the sequel: Taste of Marrow this morning.
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