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Recommendations for a returning wanderer?
« on: February 23, 2013, 02:27:58 PM »
Hi all.
For the first time in 23 years I took a break from fantasy fiction and I have missed the genre enormously!
(What a stupid idea  :o)

I've just devoured Robin Hobbs' Dragon Haven in about 4.3 seconds and it was utterly delightful - like walking into a room filled with long lost friends, chilled wine and crackling log fires (plus Dragons... so a BIG room on reflection).

I'm woefully out of the loop. Can you recommend new releases from the last 12 months so I can plug this awful void? I have never wandered off before, and let me tell you... IT'S UGLY OUT THERE!  ;)

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Re: Recommendations for a returning wanderer?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 08:34:17 AM »
Last 12 months? Hmm. It is awards season, so it may be worth looking at what books have shown up on the lists for Locus, Nebula, the BSFA or The Kitschies, as well as all the titles getting recommended for the Hugo or BFS.

I'm just guessing starting with the Robin Hobb, but maybe the recent books by Naomi Novik, Anne Lyle, Brent Weeks, Rachel Hartman... possibly even the newest Joe Abercrombie? (Although if you've been taking a break for 23 years, perhaps better to start with the first Joe Abercrombie. Or George RR Martin's Game of Thrones!)

You've got a lot of good books to catch up on! Welcome back!

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Re: Recommendations for a returning wanderer?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 12:47:56 PM »
From the last 12 months. I' ve become a big fan boy of Gaie Sebold so would recommend Babylon Steel by her. Have you read any Mark Charan Newton yet? He has recently completed a four part series. And we are all big fans of Mark Lawrence and his Empire of Thorns series here.
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Re: Recommendations for a returning wanderer?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 05:10:16 PM »
PK - Thankyou... I've read FF for 23 years and have only taken a 12 month break so not TOO big a gap to plug I hope?  :)
I'll check out the lists - I'm already a fan of Weeks and Abercrombie so you seem right on the mark.

Hound - Mark Lawrence is being purchased as we speak, I'm not familiar with the other authors you mention but I will check them out.

Much appreciated! x

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Re: Recommendations for a returning wanderer?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 05:31:32 AM »
George RR Martin game of thrones, Wheel of time if you have not finished it it is well worth it, David Dalglish is pretty good as well.
glenn cook black company, patrik rothfuss, morgan rice sorceror's ring,
wielder trilogy- t.b christianson
soverign of the seven isles- david wells
joe abercrombie, brock deskins, michael g manning,
and maybe my favorite under the radar author is
christopher william- restoration series.
mark lawrence prince/king/emporer of thorns also very awesome.
lol thats most of the book ive bought in the last year.
He brings wisdom to the world of the unwise, and tea....sometimes he brings tea.