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Re: Jungle fantasy?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 06:52:35 AM »
I feel like Ben Peek's Godless was very jungly--certainly I remember it feeling quite tropical and sweltery and evoking SE Asia for me--but honestly I didn't read enough of it before bouncing off the style for it really to stick in my head.

Traci Chee's The Reader is set across a series of islands, including lots of rainforest. It also plays in intriguing ways with metanarrative, sort of reminding me of a more rollicking Neverending Story.

Also, if you don't mind something totally new in the way of rainforest, Thoraiya Dyer's Crossroads of Canopy is literally set amongst the canopy layer (and lower) of a massive rainforest. It was really something.

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Re: Jungle fantasy?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
Elven Star of the Deathgate Cycle.

If you can port into my imagination, book 3 of my unfinished WIP will be all jungley but it is unstarted atm.

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Re: Jungle fantasy?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
Good one, threadomancer.

I throw Ian C. Esslemont's Blood and Bone in the ring. Never read a book with a more "jungly" feeling*.

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Definitely agree with this. Blood And Bone is one of my favourite Esslemont books.

James Barclay's Elves trilogy also takes place in a jungle.

The Green Hell from Marie Brennan's Tropic of Serpents is probably the most vivid jungle setting I can think of.
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Re: Jungle fantasy?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2018, 09:56:21 PM »
The Green Hell from Marie Brennan's Tropic of Serpents is probably the most vivid jungle setting I can think of.
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Re: Jungle fantasy?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2018, 02:11:40 AM »
Reading Waking Fire right now, which have have some jungle exploration scenes in one of the POV.