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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:27:40 PM »
Hello guys, here goes... My life had been kind of stressful lately, and I felt like I'm in somewhat of a reading slump with my current TBR pile. I'm looking for some fun and light fantasy series/ standalone with humor that could brighten my day up somewhat. Preferably something with action too. (everyone knows how I love action scenes, haha  :P)

P.S. Riryria is already in the TBR list. It's great.

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 02:30:34 PM »
Chris Wooding's series with 4 books, the Ketty Jay :D
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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 02:58:05 PM »
Hello guys, here goes... My life had been kind of stressful lately, and I felt like I'm in somewhat of a reading slump with my current TBR pile. I'm looking for some fun and light fantasy series/ standalone with humor that could brighten my day up somewhat. Preferably something with action too. (everyone knows how I love action scenes, haha  :P)

P.S. Riryria is already in the TBR list. It's great.

If you haven't yet:

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames (getting the D&D rock band back together - funny and action-packed)
The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (Dragon Age if it were written by the crew from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 05:39:01 PM »
Chronicles of the Fid
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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 05:12:43 AM »
Some highlights from my tags for "froth" and "hijinks" on GoodReads:
  • The Perfect Assassin by KA Doore is the nicest, most charming, kindest book about assassins and vicious undead in a brutal desert setting you will ever encounter. The light touch of the narrative hides what a great fantasy adventure it is. (It is technically the first in a trilogy, but it stands very well alone.)
  • I recently read Sarah Gailey's American Hippo novellas - River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow - and they were both rollicking good heist stories with hippo cowboys and other career criminals in a Wild South that never existed. About as light-hearted as you can get with feral hippos on the loose.
  • And a bit outside the box, but To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, which is timetravel Victorian-era farcical capers, beautifully written, unbelievably delightful, occasionally hilarious. (It is technically part of a series, but the books are basically stand-alone; you don't need to have read the first book for this to make sense and be lovely.)

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 08:09:20 AM »
Sidenote:

@cupiscent, I *love* that you use tags like "froth" and "hijinks" ;D
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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 11:52:47 AM »
I keep track of the important things. :D

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 03:17:56 PM »
Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
The Elenium by David Eddings
Magician by R.E. Feist
The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 10:01:07 AM »
Went and ordered Kings of the Wyld, and straight up the sequel, Bloody Rose. The synopsis sounds really amazeballs and I hoped it turned out splendid.  :D Have heard a lot about Age of Assassins as well, definitely have to check that out. I also checked out Chronicles of the Fid randomly on Goodreads and hey, the synopsis was surprisingly much more interesting that I had expected (super villain saving the world? sign me in).

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 11:15:26 AM »
They’re a bit urban fantasy, but Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter books could fit the bill. Hard not to like something with trailer park elves and gangsta garden gnomes.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Light and Fun Books Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2019, 11:23:59 AM »
I also checked out Chronicles of the Fid randomly on Goodreads and hey, the synopsis was surprisingly much more interesting that I had expected (super villain saving the world? sign me in).

Was so good, I binge read the trilogy in a week. Just pure rollercoaster fun read.
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