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Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« on: April 27, 2016, 07:24:34 PM »

 I have recently finished reading a couple of somewhat dense books, so now I need something to reset my brain. Since I've been reading far too little fantasy lately, I wanted to return to it.

 However, I want to read something that isn't too dense or depressing (like the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, or A Song of Ice and Fire), but more on the line of things like the Chronicles of Narnia, or the Gotrek and Felix stories, something that can be read without giving too much thought to it.

 Any recommendations?
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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 08:17:56 PM »
Copper Cat, Jen Williams (starts with The copper promise)
Tales of Ketty Jay, Chris Wooding (starts with Retribution Falls)
Riyria Revelations, Michael J. Sullivan (starts with Theft of swords)

They are super!
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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 08:24:34 PM »
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is under 400g, pretty light I'd say!

Spoiler for Hiden:
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But a serious recommendation, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E.Schwab is a pretty light read. :)

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 08:51:22 PM »
 
 Thanks to both!

 I shall look into those :D

 Already read the Riyria Revelations and the first two books of the Riyria chronicles, and was amazed by how good they were :D
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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 09:24:35 PM »
Give Jack of Hearts by Ricardo Bare a try. It's a short book, pitched as YA but fun for everyone, in my opinion. It felt like a mix of Kingdom Hearts meets The Princess Bride.

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Hearts-Novel-Seven-Courts-ebook/dp/B00BWTUF1W/

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2016, 10:16:28 PM »
I'll second Tales of the Ketty Jay, but I'm still on the last book. I'm getting to the end though. :) :( Ugh! The feels!

And go pick up Death of Dulgath! It's awesome, and we learn more about Royce's background.

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2016, 10:45:33 PM »
Give Rivers of London a whirl, superb urban fantasy.

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 01:36:13 PM »
I found Naomi Novik's Temeraire books to be fun, light reads.

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 01:42:39 PM »
I found Naomi Novik's Temeraire books to be fun, light reads.
Oh right, how could I have forgotten those?
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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 02:05:29 PM »
Too many dense books without much fantasy in them? Look no further thanThe Emperor's Soul, by Brandon Sanderson.

Incredible magic system with an even more incredible task for it. It's fast-paced and even better, it's a novella of only around 160 pages! I'm sure that will put right on the track for more fantasy!

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 04:16:50 PM »
For some light fantasy reading you have to give Robert Asprin's Myth series - yes it is a bit more humor fantasy - but it is light to read. 

You might also consider Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares series. 

LE Modesitt Jr - Recluse series is also a possibility - although some might be a bit more serious. 

If you don't mind rpg type fantasy novels then Forgotten Realm novels are quite good - some good series and trilogies - like the Harper series (each novel follows the adventures of a Harper); early novels by RA Salvatore for example the Legend of Drizzt trilogy; Elaine Cunninghams's Starlight and Shadows   - are all quite entertaining. 

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 07:48:31 PM »
I'll second Ketty Jay and Riyria Revelations, and I'll add Rachel Aaron's Eli Monpress series to that list. Jim Butcher's work also tends to be on the lighter and more fun side.

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 08:07:16 PM »
How about 'The Little Grey Men' by BB for something that is light and has the feel of childhood and the countryside? I also always go back to Gemmell when the world is too much to handle!

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Re: Recommendations on light fantasy novels?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2016, 11:42:02 AM »
Light fantasy novels hmm (looking up at shelf)..

You could try The Forbidden List by G R Matthews
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