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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 16, 2019, 09:45:34 AM

Title: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 16, 2019, 09:45:34 AM
Alrightyyy, some novel discounts just arrived from my usual bookstore again, and I'll need some novel recommendations once more. I have bought the first book of the Ketty Jay from the recommendation last time (haven't read that yet), and was thinking about buying our Cameron Johnston's The Traitor God this time, would you guys recommend the book to me based on my past reading preferences?

I'm also looking at Rivers of London, what are your thoughts on it?
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Eclipse on September 16, 2019, 10:11:32 AM
Everyone loves River of London apart from me so go for it.

Definitely read Ketty Jay everyone loves it  and I think it be your kind of story

Haven’t read Traitor God it looks okay.
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: ScarletBea on September 16, 2019, 10:15:57 AM
Everyone loves River of London apart from me so go for it.
I wouldn't use the word 'love', but I'm not one for urban fantasy, yet I quite enjoyed this one, so yeah, go for it.

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Definitely read Ketty Jay everyone loves it  and I think it be your kind of story
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Haven’t read Traitor God it looks okay.
I have and it's a great book, but maybe a bit too dark for what you like? On the one hand I do want Cam to have a sale, but I don't want it at the expense of your enjoyment...
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Peat on September 16, 2019, 10:22:42 AM
I'm 2/3rds confident The Traitor God isn't too grimdark for SK - it's got elements of it, but no more, and I didn't find it too grimdark.

I enjoyed Rivers of London.
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on September 16, 2019, 11:17:37 AM
Yeehaa. So I went and ordered The Traitor God, The God of Broken Things, Rivers of London, and Andrej Sapkowski's The Last Wish. Thank you soo much guys!  :D


(Maybe I should stop buying books whenever there's a promo, hahah. It's like I'm a book shopaholic or something  ;D)
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: isos81 on September 16, 2019, 12:27:23 PM
I was going to recommend you Cam's books even though I did not read them myself ;D
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Bender on September 16, 2019, 07:58:36 PM
Rivers of London is ok ok. Interesting premise, but author meanders all over the place with the plot and lacks any pace. I'd say time pass read if you have nothing better.

Ketty Jay is awesome. Loved it.

Traitor God is nice. Takes some time to get going, but then rolls downhill like a out of control train with a smashing climax to boot.
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Rostum on September 16, 2019, 11:13:09 PM
Rivers of London and follow on books are fantastic

Ketty Jay was ok with later books getting progressively less ok until it was a toss up between the last few chapters and DNF (Black Lung Captain I think)

Traitor God is a fun noir read and I found the sequel far darker.
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Lady Ty on September 17, 2019, 12:25:02 AM
Rivers of London, Peter Grant seriess is my favourite Urban Fantasy and always glad to recommend. Best read in order because of ongoing background story and character interaction.  It is unusual, humourous and with many fascinating characters including the best deities EVER.

We have a thread here

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/sci-fi-books/rivers-of-london-peter-grant-series/msg192748/#msg192748 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/sci-fi-books/rivers-of-london-peter-grant-series/msg192748/#msg192748)

PS For those recently doubting the efficacy of Goddesses, or expressing boredom with the divine, please note my retributive power is not confined to dragons.



Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: cupiscent on September 17, 2019, 12:54:16 AM
My husband has been re-reading all of the Peter Grant books recently and ruminating on how it all hangs together, so I'm full of love and also admiration for the various things Aaronovitch does and way they're told. I'm especially fond all over again for the strength of the police-procedural elements, and the throughline on Peter's talents at administration and thinking laterally being his big strength. But no book is for everyone!
Title: Re: Quick Book Recommendations Again
Post by: Elfy on September 17, 2019, 07:07:09 AM
Rivers of London and follow on books are fantastic

Ketty Jay was ok with later books getting progressively less ok until it was a toss up between the last few chapters and DNF (Black Lung Captain I think)

Traitor God is a fun noir read and I found the sequel far darker.
Ace of Skulls was the final Ketty Jay book, Black,Lung Captain was the 2nd. Chalk up another vote for Rivers of London and Ketty Jay here.