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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 11:40:55 AM »
Yeah exactly, that's by far the least important part. What matters is how it affects the characters' lives and how they deal with it, which Hobb does brilliantly imo.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2016, 12:12:14 PM »
Peter Newman The Malice

Spoiler for Hiden:
The Vagrant and Harm settle down together to raise the baby

Spoiler as many may not have read yet

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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2016, 12:15:24 PM »
And that's it. A then tries to help boy C. Totally normal, totally human, and hardly ever seen in books or tv :)

I'd say we could even more of that normality in real life as well :)

Haven't read Robin Hobb in a while, but you certainly put me in the mood for it now, that book sounds nice!
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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2016, 01:48:45 PM »
@Saraband, I can't remember if you've read Liveship traders, but that trilogy should be read before this one (Rain Wild chronicles) - just to avoid spoilers.

And @Rostum, still to read the Malice, so I didn't open your spoiler. It's right there after my currently owned pile hehe
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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2016, 06:04:55 PM »
I'm sure I saw a post mention Tanith Lee but can't find it, which series or books of hers should I add?
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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2016, 09:37:01 AM »
@AnnaStephens ,Godblind is it out yet? Which type of fantasy would you put it under?
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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2017, 09:26:14 AM »
Let's add Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle (four books, first book is The Raven Boys) - YA, urban fantasy. One of the main characters is gay, though it isn't confirmed until later in the series, and develops a relationship over the series.

And while I'm here, perhaps Genevieve Valentine's Persona and Icon duo? A major supporting character is gay. Not sure how I'd label the series - it's very near-future, with some tech enhancements, so perhaps cyberpunk?

Speaking of labels, I'm not sure about these ones:
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The Traitor [Baru Cormorant] by Seth Dickinson Science Fiction
The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum Paranormal
I would call both of them plain fantasy, actually. They're both completely in secondary worlds, all magic-and-warfare, no high-tech. Downum does have vampires, but it's very much a fantasy world, and I remember the vampires being at least 50% threatening monster, and about 0% love-interest. ;)
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2017, 10:37:38 AM »
Not sure if someone had mentioned this yet, but from the top of my mind are these, (all from A Song of Ice and Fire)

Obery Martell (he's bisexual I think)
Renly Baratheon and Sir Loras Tyrell are both gay.

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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2017, 12:03:12 AM »
Here is an interesting new book that fits this thread




Full details http://publishing.tor.com/passingstrange-ellenklages/9780765389510/
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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2017, 05:21:04 PM »
I recommend:



Shadyia, one of the finest of The Silver Rose's courtesans, is hired to seduce a mysterious scholar by a high-ranking member of the Innocenti, an order of knights dedicated to eradicating the faith of the gods. A precarious assignment to say the least. Innocenti torture whores ("revirginize" they call it) as a rule of thumb. But Shadyia must do this or the order may descend on her entire sisterhood. Added to her troubles is her own past when she killed a noble and a forbidden romance with a fellow sister--either of which, if the Innocenti were to discover, would land her in the dungeons under their temple.

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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2017, 09:43:28 PM »
I'm reading my 4th Mary Gentle book now, and I've just realised that in each one there's a female character who lives/dresses as a man (mostly to be able to live and do as they want, since all books are mainly alternate history in times when women stayed at home and did embroidery...).
I don't think they're necessarily trans, but they're good portraits of that way of living - if you're interested in knowing more.
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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 12:34:53 AM »
Kushiel Series and Namaah Series, by Jacquelyn Carey.  It is BDSM with plenty of bisexuality.

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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2017, 07:43:19 AM »
I add them on later, still don't know what Godblind comes under and Ive got no new information about Tanith Lee books either.
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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2017, 08:18:14 AM »
I add them on later, still don't know what Godblind comes under and Ive got no new information about Tanith Lee books either.

OOPS! Hello, Godblind is grimdark/epic fantasy

Thanks!

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Re: List of LGBT characters in fantasy recommended by Fantasy Faction Members
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2017, 08:58:42 AM »
Updated !
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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