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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:53:21 AM »
I've recently grown more interested in firearms as a hobby, so I'm now more open to reading flintlock era fantasies which I usually tried so hard to avoid. I've just started Waking Fire and found it absolutely refreshing from the sword and sorcery era too, so there's that. Anyone got any great flintlock fantasy recommendations?  :D 

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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:07:01 AM »
I think you'll like the Temeraire books, by Naomi Novik.
You should read them in order, but they're all sort of self-contained stories.
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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 09:08:09 AM »
I really enjoyed The Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan.

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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:20:55 AM »
“Heroine” by @WilliamRay is a self-pub by one of our forum members.
It manages to be about vampires (sort of), army life and campaigning, flintlock fantasy, and more. I had a blast with it.
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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 11:09:47 AM »
Seconding Temeraire and The Powder Mage.

I'd add The Woven Ring by MD Presley - its like The American Civil War meets manga-esque Magics with a dark but hopeful attitude. Did well in the SPFBO.

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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 08:23:10 PM »
Django Wexler's Shadow Campaign. First book is "The Thousand Names".
Really amazing and French Revolution/Napoleonish with a really interesting magic system, strong female characters and generally believable and full-fleshed characters.
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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 09:13:05 PM »
+1 to Django Wexler! I am really enjoying that series. (And I enjoyed The Waking Fire as well.)

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 11:07:46 AM »
I've just went on a splurge and ordered the first books (and well the entire Powder Mage trilogy) of the series listed here. All this talk also reminded me that I just saw a Temeraire book at a local thrift store near me, and I went and picked that up as well.  ;D

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Re: Flintlock Fantasy Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 07:00:42 PM »
I've just went on a splurge and ordered the first books (and well the entire Powder Mage trilogy) of the series listed here. All this talk also reminded me that I just saw a Temeraire book at a local thrift store near me, and I went and picked that up as well.  ;D

Powder Mage is an excellent choice. Love that and the sequel trilogy so much.

Two outsider bets you might consider:
Tom Lloyd's God Fragments has magical guns (i.e. ice bullets)
Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt is essentially about a technological revolution, and how that affects magic. It veers between epic fantasy, flintlock, and steampunk, and is one of my top series.