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Offline pennfawn

Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« on: January 21, 2020, 01:54:57 PM »
I'm forever on the lookout for dark fantasy books that are a good read. It could be dystopian stuff too or sci-fi, by traditional or indie authors. I give either equal weight and consideration.

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 03:48:02 PM »
Dark fantasy is grimdark or horror?
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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 03:52:34 PM »
Dark fantasy is grimdark or horror?
I was going to ask the same question.

If it's grimdark, I totally recommend Anna Stephens Godblind trilogy, they're really good.
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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 08:30:43 PM »
Grimdark please.

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 08:43:31 PM »
Dark fantasy is grimdark or horror?
I was going to ask the same question.

If it's grimdark, I totally recommend Anna Stephens Godblind trilogy, they're really good.

Thanks for your suggestion. It's much appreciated.

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 08:55:30 AM »
Blackwing by Ed McDonald, Priest of Bones by Peter McLean and The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark are all well worht a read.

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 10:05:56 AM »
Blackwing by Ed McDonald,
I love this trilogy too, but I'm not sure if it's grimdark... I guess we fall into the grimdark definition again hehe

Anyway, I second this recommendation (ok, it does fit into "dark fantasy"), and because he's too modest to do it himself, I also recommend Cameron's own books (starting with Traitor god), as I find them really good and they've got a similar vibe to the above trilogy.
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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 11:31:08 AM »
Thank you all for the recommendations.

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2020, 02:39:41 PM »
Empire of Thorns
First Law
Poppy War
Black Company
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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 06:30:25 PM »
Maybe we need to sticky a Grimdark list and lists for other catogries as this type of post comes round fairly often.

The most Grimdark of books ever:

Beyond Redemption
Nod
Metro 2033


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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 08:35:51 PM »
I'm not really all that into Grimdark, but there is the occasional decent entry. Anything by Joe Abercrombie, and as there are now 10 full length books with at least one collection of short stories that's a bit to go through. I'd also throw Jonathan French's The Grey Bastards and the sequel The True Bastards in there.
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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 11:36:31 PM »
or you could try:

Godblind
The Court of Broken Knives
Melokia

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Re: Suggest Some Good Dark Fantasy Books Please
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2020, 06:37:27 PM »
Wow. Glad I made this post. You guys are going to keep me busy reading for the rest of the year. Thanks again.