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What should Raptori read next?

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
6 (26.1%)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5 (21.7%)
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
1 (4.3%)
The Warded Man by Peter V Brett
4 (17.4%)
The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
3 (13%)
The Thousand Names by Django Wexler
3 (13%)
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
1 (4.3%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: November 24, 2015, 09:52:25 PM

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What should Raptori read next?
« on: November 23, 2015, 09:52:25 PM »
Stealing @Jmack's idea.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 10:02:44 PM »
Blood song as it reminded me of Hobb  and like Hobb I'm not a fan so you should love it hehe
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 10:06:34 PM »
I voted for Peter V. Brett, just because the first one is good (and book 4).
Not sure how you'll take it, though.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 10:10:12 PM »
It depends if he likes reading about hillbillies demon killer's
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 10:20:54 PM »
Thing is, hillbillies only come to the fore on book 2, I think... book 1 is quite 'normal'
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 10:25:15 PM »
Yes, book one is "normal", but the hillbilly speak is SUPER annoying! And I think it was doubly so just because he didn't talk like that in book 1. I have some other issues with that series as it progresses as well, so it's not likely to get my vote even though I did enjoy the first book.

I voted for Abercrombie because it's my favorite in that list. Though, I did really enjoy Blood Song as well.
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 10:28:40 PM »
Oh wait, I just realised that the Abercrombie book is First Law book 3, which is the second best of the trilogy for me (best was 2): you really need to finish it!

*changes vote in theory*
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 10:33:58 PM »
Blood song as it reminded me of Hobb  and like Hobb I'm not a fan so you should love it hehe
I've never heard that comparison before - what are the similarities?  :o

Yes, book one is "normal", but the hillbilly speak is SUPER annoying! And I think it was doubly so just because he didn't talk like that in book 1. I have some other issues with that series as it progresses as well, so it's not likely to get my vote even though I did enjoy the first book.

I voted for Abercrombie because it's my favorite in that list. Though, I did really enjoy Blood Song as well.
You should be able to vote for two books.  :)

Oh wait, I just realised that the Abercrombie book is First Law book 3, which is the second best of the trilogy for me (best was 2): you really need to finish it!

*changes vote in theory*
You should be able to change your vote I think? I've been a bit underwhelmed by the first two - don't find any of the characters interesting, don't find the plot interesting, don't find the setting interesting - but find it readable because the writing is so good.  :-\
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 10:35:28 PM »
Uh... I may have removed all the votes.  :o Was trying to set it so that you can change it...  :-[
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 10:55:23 PM »
It was a long time ago but I think there was
Spoiler for Hiden:
a wolf he became friends with like the wit I think the wolf dies protecting him,his an orphan,he also had a mentor who you find out not too bad in the end
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2015, 11:06:25 PM »
Voted for The Thousand Names as it seems to be a little undiscussed and so far I'm really enjoying the series.

Blood Song is great, my favorite book that I read last year, but the sequels have not been good.  Same thing applies to Warded Man,good first book but not so good sequels.

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2015, 12:32:21 AM »
It was a long time ago but I think there was
Spoiler for Hiden:
a wolf he became friends with like the wit I think the wolf dies protecting him,his an orphan,he also had a mentor who you find out not too bad in the end
That's all superficial stuff though - does it have the same style or is it just the trappings that you thought were similar?

Voted for The Thousand Names as it seems to be a little undiscussed and so far I'm really enjoying the series.
I almost read it straight after Powder Mage, since I've heard there are similarities, but thought it best to leave it for a while. Strange how neither of them has much of a following despite being really highly regarded!
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2015, 01:50:15 AM »
The only one i read of those was The Hunger Games. It's very well written, but the synopsis of the book isn't really true...
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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2015, 04:16:49 AM »
Voted for Abercrombie and the Hunger Games. You definitely need to read Hunger Games if nothing else. It's awesome!
I don't really understand all the criticism the sequels face for Demon Cycle. There's definitely strong characters, and it really delves into the differences between cultures and how they're misunderstood. And the way the wards and fighting progresses as the series goes on is really awesome. Book one was the most basic out of the entire series. In fact, if you skip that book, and the first third of Desert Spear which is all Jardir flashbacks, you jump right into the complexities of the story and the world. The writing seems to improve over time as well.
I also see an immense amount of criticism for Brent Weeks' series, both of which have done really well judging by sales. The fact that neither Light Bringer or Night Angel made it past the first round of fantasy book battles shocked me and a good number of people who are fairly new to the fantasy community.
I bring up Weeks because a lot of people say their writing style is similar. I'm not exactly sure why. I would put him closer to Sanderson, excluding world building. My point is, are the people who are devoted to both of these writers, and of the opinion that their books get better over time, largely outside of the inner circle of the fantasy community?
If this needs to be moved to another topic, feel free to do so. I'm just curious. I'm not trying to criticize anyone's opinions. I'm just trying to understand where the success comes from for these two.

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Re: What should Raptori read next?
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2015, 05:10:46 AM »
I went for TLAoK by Abercrombie. It's the 3rd in a trilogy after all.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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