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Offline Geekory

Recommend book with group dynamic
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:25:16 PM »
I'm looking for something to read with a good group dynamic and ideally from the perspective of at least two people in the group. Group of outlaws, mercenaries or anything really.

The only thing I can recall reading is Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy and Steelheart. But both are more single character focus for majority of the story. LotR I guess also would qualify.

Non-book example would be Firefly or Guardian of the Galaxy.

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Offline AzWingsFan

Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 03:08:17 AM »
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie somewhat fits
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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 04:07:47 AM »
Strong group dynamic?

Well, there's Half a King by Joe Abercrombie.

The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree by S. A. Hunt.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

Incarceron by Catherine Fischer.
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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 12:48:52 PM »
Wheel of Time - hands down.

The group dynamic and how it changes throughout the series is what I loved so much about it!

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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 12:00:35 AM »
Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell. I absolutely adore the group dynamic in this book and I'm desperate to read more like it. (Maybe I should get off my butt and read Lock Lamora, not like I don't own all three or anything..)

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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 12:22:26 AM »
Locke Lamora is a great suggestion.  Also the Dragonlance books had a fun group dynamic to them.  Try Dragons of Autumn Twilight.
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Offline Geekory

Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 02:25:12 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions. Can't believe I forgot about The Lies of Locke Lamora as it's one of my favorites.

I been meaning to read Joe Abercrombie, Wheel of Time and Dragonlance. They just got moved closer to the top of the pile.

I haven't heard of Traitor's Blade, The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree or Incarceron. I will look them up.

Offline Dornish First Sword

Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 10:18:47 AM »
I found the Aeons Gate series by Sam Sykes had a really interesting group dynamic, they are a very disparate group but the writing of them together was well done, and the stand out of the series I would say.
 
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Offline Idlewilder

Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 10:27:15 AM »
Malazan has got dozens of group dynamics. Book One - Gardens of the Moon, has the Bridgeburners (a legendary military unit) and the Phoenix Inn Regulars.
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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 10:29:54 AM »
Michael Sullivans - Riyria books with Royce and Hadrian might be a good place to begin.
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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »
Some really good recommendations here. Traitors Blade was really fun, but only one perspective. One I haven't seen mentioned:

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding would be an excellent choice. Really great group dynamics with the crew of the Ketty Jay
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AW: Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 09:46:33 PM »
Some really good recommendations here. Traitors Blade was really fun, but only one perspective. One I haven't seen mentioned:

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding would be an excellent choice. Really great group dynamics with the crew of the Ketty Jay
second this! No idea why I didn't think of it before. :)
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Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 11:48:30 AM »
I would definitely second Michael Sullivan's Ryria Chronicles and Retribution Falls. I would also suggest Rachel Aaron's Eli Moonpress series.
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Re: Re: AW: Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 12:36:43 PM »
Some really good recommendations here. Traitors Blade was really fun, but only one perspective. One I haven't seen mentioned:

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding would be an excellent choice. Really great group dynamics with the crew of the Ketty Jay
second this! No idea why I didn't think of it before. :)
Thirding. Adore that series a ridiculous amount. :)
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Offline Geekory

Re: Recommend book with group dynamic
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 01:28:40 AM »
Alright, you don't have to tell me four times. Bought Retribution Falls and going to read it once I finish my current book.

Others added to my to-read pile. Thanks again.