August 20, 2019, 11:01:10 AM

Author Topic: Series Suggestion  (Read 2373 times)

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose work as complete standalone books so don't worry there. I would also recommend The Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett, The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams (series will be complete in about a week from now) and Blackwing by Ed McDonald.

Thanks! I added Kings of the Wyld to my Kobo. Just saw your books, I never ever talked to a writer before :) How many books do you plan? I want to read it when you finish the series :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 01:42:25 PM »
Stormlight Archives
Kingkiller Chronicles
The Magician (Raymond Feist)
Black Company

I'm waiting for Stormlight and Kingkiller to finish, I do hate reading unfinished books :)

I already have Magician and Black Company. Which one is better?
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline Peat

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 02:14:11 PM »
Stormlight Archives
Kingkiller Chronicles
The Magician (Raymond Feist)
Black Company

I'm waiting for Stormlight and Kingkiller to finish, I do hate reading unfinished books :)

I already have Magician and Black Company. Which one is better?

That one would be very much a matter of taste. Magician feels like a very big, very traditional fantasy adventure. Magicians and dragons and elves and everything. I was going to recommend it.

The Black Company feels a bit atypical. Its all about a mercenary company, the fantasy elements feel different, and the writing style is pretty stark.

If you're looking for something a bit different, I'd read Black Company first.
This is the blog of Peat - http://peatlong.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Nora

  • Dropped in from another planet avec son sourire provocateur - et Hades and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Dragonrider
  • ***
  • Posts: 4568
  • Total likes: 3524
  • Gender: Female
  • The Explorer
    • View Profile
Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 02:18:08 PM »
One title recommendation : Kings of The Wyld.

Go in blind, thank me later.

Thanks for the reccomendation, will give it a go :)

But I think this series is not finished yet, is it? How many books will be?
There’s a sequel to Kings of the Wyld, Bloody Rose, it’s also really good. It’s a duology, so once you’ve read the 2 you’re done. Quite refreshing really. You could go old school and give Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn a go.

Actually, no, Eames is writing the 3rd one. But they all stand alone fairly well, though you'd have to read Kings of the Wyld to understand what's going on in Bloody Rose.
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

Wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love are my specialty - so said Lady_Ty

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 02:20:59 PM »
That one would be very much a matter of taste. Magician feels like a very big, very traditional fantasy adventure. Magicians and dragons and elves and everything. I was going to recommend it.

The Black Company feels a bit atypical. Its all about a mercenary company, the fantasy elements feel different, and the writing style is pretty stark.

If you're looking for something a bit different, I'd read Black Company first.

Thanks Peat, I love Dragons, and magic, and swords. :) Black company is in my list since I heard that Erikson was influenced by it. (Malazan is my all time favorite series).

I do not mind a series to be traditional. For example, Sword of Shannara was a bit like a "child story" and I think I missed the ages that I could enjoy the books. It might be me but I think it was lacking some complexity (not sure of the correct word).

I hate quit reading a book so I became very picky lately :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline Nora

  • Dropped in from another planet avec son sourire provocateur - et Hades and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Dragonrider
  • ***
  • Posts: 4568
  • Total likes: 3524
  • Gender: Female
  • The Explorer
    • View Profile
Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 02:21:17 PM »
Stormlight Archives
Kingkiller Chronicles
The Magician (Raymond Feist)
Black Company

I'm waiting for Stormlight and Kingkiller to finish, I do hate reading unfinished books :)

I already have Magician and Black Company. Which one is better?

Ermm... I think you really shouldn't wait for storm light to finish... Not only because its genius, but also because Sanderson keeps a very tidy schedule and this is going to be a 10 books mammoth series that he plans on finishing in a decade if we're all lucky, so if I were you I'd dive in anyway.
I understand not wanting to commit to unfinished works, but Sanderson is the one reliable guy in that respect.
He will finish it.
Not like Rothfuss and Martin. And so he needs our love and support!
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

Wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love are my specialty - so said Lady_Ty

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 02:27:03 PM »
Stormlight Archives
Kingkiller Chronicles
The Magician (Raymond Feist)
Black Company

I'm waiting for Stormlight and Kingkiller to finish, I do hate reading unfinished books :)

I already have Magician and Black Company. Which one is better?

Ermm... I think you really shouldn't wait for storm light to finish... Not only because its genius, but also because Sanderson keeps a very tidy schedule and this is going to be a 10 books mammoth series that he plans on finishing in a decade if we're all lucky, so if I were you I'd dive in anyway.
I understand not wanting to commit to unfinished works, but Sanderson is the one reliable guy in that respect.
He will finish it.
Not like Rothfuss and Martin. And so he needs our love and support!

It is not that I'm afraid of Brandon not finishing the books but it is that I hate waiting for a book that I love. I waited for 8 years to start watching Game of Thrones so that I don't need to wait :) (Weird sentence: waiting for not waiting :) )

When I started Lightbringer, I thought the series is finished. It was not until I read 3rd book that I realized that the 5th book was not published yet. I was very, I mean very, frustrated with myself. I quit reading 4th book and now I'm waiting eagerly for October :)

BTW, I read Sanderson's Wheel of Time and Mistborn books and I appreciate him very much.
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2019, 02:46:28 PM »
Thanks! I added Kings of the Wyld to my Kobo. Just saw your books, I never ever talked to a writer before :) How many books do you plan? I want to read it when you finish the series :)

Well hello hello there! There are a few of us on here, including a few names way more recognisable than mine :) If you like some fun science fiction as well as fantasy then @tebakutis frequents these forums a lot too.
I'm being a little unusual in that this series is a duology, so the second and final book is coming out this June. After that it will be something entirely new.

The Traitor God & God of Broken Things

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2019, 03:14:49 PM »
Thanks! I added Kings of the Wyld to my Kobo. Just saw your books, I never ever talked to a writer before :) How many books do you plan? I want to read it when you finish the series :)

Well hello hello there! There are a few of us on here, including a few names way more recognisable than mine :) If you like some fun science fiction as well as fantasy then @tebakutis frequents these forums a lot too.
I'm being a little unusual in that this series is a duology, so the second and final book is coming out this June. After that it will be something entirely new.

I just read a post about writers in the forum. Some members are reading your books as well. Let me finish my TBR list and I promise to read your book  8)

What do you mean by entirely new? No dragons, no magic, no superpowers, no giants, no elves? Or maybe all of them will be in the series? :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2019, 03:40:20 PM »
Ahah, no, I mean a new book unrrelated to the current two.

The Traitor God & God of Broken Things

Online isos81

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2019, 04:57:54 PM »
After reading your suggestions and searching around the Internet, I have collected following books:

  • Night Angel (Brent Weeks)
  • Riftwar-Magician (Raymond Feist)
  • The Broken Empire (Mark Lawrence)
  • Sword of Shannara (Terry Brooks)
  • The Band (Nicholas Eames)
  • Black Company (Glen Cook)
  • His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
  • Riyria Revelations (Michael Sullivan)
  • Copper Promise (Jen Williams)
  • Throne Of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

Now, the main question is: Which one should I read first and which ones should I not bother with? :) Maybe I should create a poll. Can I create a poll?
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 05:28:59 PM by isos81 »
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline Nora

  • Dropped in from another planet avec son sourire provocateur - et Hades and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Dragonrider
  • ***
  • Posts: 4568
  • Total likes: 3524
  • Gender: Female
  • The Explorer
    • View Profile
Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2019, 05:21:02 PM »
Kings of the wyld first, because it is a standalone that just so happens to have a second book. And that second book stands alone too.

It's hilarious and refreshing because it embraces and pisses on all the tropes in turn. Of all the books you have it'll take you the least time.
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

Wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love are my specialty - so said Lady_Ty

Online ScarletBea

  • Welcome party and bringer of Cake. 2nd-in-Command of the Writing Contest
  • Powers That Be
  • Big Wee Hag
  • *
  • Posts: 10880
  • Total likes: 6299
  • Gender: Female
  • Geeky Reading Introvert
    • View Profile
    • LibraryThing profile
Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2019, 06:33:25 PM »
From your list I'd choose

  • Night Angel (Brent Weeks)
  • The Broken Empire (Mark Lawrence)
  • His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
  • Riyria Revelations (Michael Sullivan)
  • Copper Promise (Jen Williams)

(the ones I've read)

Quote
Can I create a poll?
Sure! Just click on "New poll" on the main page, it's next to "new topic" :)
(we love polls!)
Just don't say we only have one vote, I'd find it hard to choose from all the above, hehe
At home in the Fantasy Faction forum!

"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" - Douglas Adams

Online Bender

Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
I just bought Kings of the Wyld now.  8)
Not all those who wander are lost

Offline tebakutis

  • Falsely Puffed Up Rascal Pig and Writing Contest Regular
  • Writing Group
  • Master Namer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2437
  • Total likes: 1742
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
    • www.tebakutis.com
Re: Series Suggestion
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2019, 11:18:25 PM »
After reading your suggestions and searching around the Internet, I have collected following books:
  • Sword of Shannara (Terry Brooks)

If you're going to start into the Shannara fantasy books (Brooks' Word and Void series, which is urban fantasy, is also great) I'd recommend staring with The Elfstones of Shannara (Brooks' second book) over Sword.

The first three Shannara books all stand alone, but I think Elfstones is the superior book of the two, as Sword is commonly represented as a beat-for-beat recreation of Lord of the Rings. While I love Terry Brooks' work (especially his more recent stuff) I definitely feel like Elfstones is a better book to start with - and most writers improve after their debut.

So if you start with Elfstones, you can always go back and read Sword later if you like it.