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Offline chrisbablek

Hello Everyone,

I am new here and I feel very fortunate that I stumbled upon this website. Cutting the intro short I am searching for a few books to read, and even though looking up on the comments through posts, I didnt feel I found something quite to my liking yet (or overlooked it, cause there is just too much info here).

Thus I would like to pick your brains on books that are similar to these ones below:
 
WOT ( Mat fan here)

KingKiller Chronicles (latest favorite)

Mistborn Trilogy

Ravens Shadow Blood Song, Tower Lord (havent gone through the 3rd one yet due to all the negative comments i have seen this far)



I just started Tad William's Dragonborn chair, but there is something in his writing style that keeps bothering me. Maybe I will get used to it further on.

If you have any book suggestions (old or new) similar to the above leave a comment, it will be greatly appreciated.


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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 07:52:05 AM »
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Chris Wooding, Retribution Falls

We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 01:22:59 PM »
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Chris Wooding, Retribution Falls

We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.
These two are great, and would definitely fit. Realm of the Elderlings is also awesome. :D
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 01:47:00 PM »
We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.

I had an idea of making a sticky along the lines of "If you like this then you should try this" but then putting together those types of lists and populating them seems like a rather daunting task.

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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 01:55:23 PM »
We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.

I had an idea of making a sticky along the lines of "If you like this then you should try this" but then putting together those types of lists and populating them seems like a rather daunting task.
Yep, does seem like a good idea, but it'd probably be better to create an automated system where users can add books, rate them, and receive recommendations based on their preferences. I wonder why that sounds oddly familiar...  ???
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 01:59:05 PM »
We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.

I had an idea of making a sticky along the lines of "If you like this then you should try this" but then putting together those types of lists and populating them seems like a rather daunting task.
Yep, does seem like a good idea, but it'd probably be better to create an automated system where users can add books, rate them, and receive recommendations based on their preferences. I wonder why that sounds oddly familiar...  ???
We could call it GoodBooks, or GoodSeries or GoodStuff or...
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2015, 02:14:04 PM »
We should have a sticky topic of a list of  top 20 novels which always get mentioned for recommendations here.

I had an idea of making a sticky along the lines of "If you like this then you should try this" but then putting together those types of lists and populating them seems like a rather daunting task.
Yep, does seem like a good idea, but it'd probably be better to create an automated system where users can add books, rate them, and receive recommendations based on their preferences. I wonder why that sounds oddly familiar...  ???
We could call it GoodBooks, or GoodSeries or GoodStuff or...

Yeah yeah yeah....the thing is I don't feel like the recommendations on there are actually that good of recommendations. 

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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2015, 02:17:02 PM »
We could call it GoodBooks, or GoodSeries or GoodStuff or...
I think you're on to something there!  :o

Yeah yeah yeah....the thing is I don't feel like the recommendations on there are actually that good of recommendations. 
It's weird actually, I get the same feeling that you do and don't really put much weight behind GR recommendations, but when I ask around people recommend the exact same series that GR does.   ???
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2015, 02:22:29 PM »
Gosh, no, GR is just an Amazon dummy, full of people that just read the latest popular book (present company excepted ;)), that's why I left.

Recommendation of hardly-ever-mentioned books, based on what you say you like:

A.J. Dalton - trilogy starting with 'Empire of the Saviours'
Douglas Hulick - Among Thieves
Lee Battersby - The corpse-rat king
Tom Lloyd - the Twilight Reign series
Michael J. Sullivan - the Riyria Revelations series

 
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2015, 02:27:18 PM »
Trying for different recs:

The Blade Itself OR Half a King by Joe Abercrombie.
Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton.
Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson.
The Garden of Stones by Mark T. Barnes.
The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree by S.A. Hunt.

All varying differences in Epic you so love, so I'm hoping at least one will strike your fancy.
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2015, 02:45:46 PM »
Gosh, no, GR is just an Amazon dummy, full of people that just read the latest popular book (present company excepted ;) ), that's why I left.

Recommendation of hardly-ever-mentioned books, based on what you say you like:

A.J. Dalton - trilogy starting with 'Empire of the Saviours'
Douglas Hulick - Among Thieves
Lee Battersby - The corpse-rat king
Tom Lloyd - the Twilight Reign series
Michael J. Sullivan - the Riyria Revelations series
I don't use it for socialising, it's just the perfect way to keep track of what I've read and how much I liked it.  :)
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2015, 03:51:13 PM »
Gosh, no, GR is just an Amazon dummy, full of people that just read the latest popular book (present company excepted ;)), that's why I left.

Recommendation of hardly-ever-mentioned books, based on what you say you like:

A.J. Dalton - trilogy starting with 'Empire of the Saviours'
Douglas Hulick - Among Thieves
Lee Battersby - The corpse-rat king
Tom Lloyd - the Twilight Reign series
Michael J. Sullivan - the Riyria Revelations series

Hardly ever mentioned Michael J Sullivan?
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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2015, 04:40:06 PM »
Not in recommendations, though, do we?
I mean, I found out about him here on F-F, but more from his posts and general book discussion than actual recommendations.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2015, 05:48:34 PM »
How about  The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron.

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Re: I request your wisdom kind sir/lady - old-new books to read
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2015, 06:07:46 PM »
You might try Guy Gavriel Kay's novel - Fionavar Tapestry (trilogy) or anything from him. 

Steven Erikson's Malazan series - epic

If you haven't read Raymond E Feist - try his first series the Rift War Saga or the Empire series (with Janny Wurts)

Katherine Kerr's Deverry series (first 4 books)

Trudi Canavan's Age of Five Gods