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Re: Series Suggestion
(and welcome, by the way!
Tell us stuff about you, here, or in the Introductions section :) )

Thanks! I looked for introduction pages but could not find.

I am Ismet from Ankara, Turkey. 38 years old, computer engineer. Married, 2 kids (twins) :)

I love fantasy books because I always dream that I'm not reading a book but living a life. That's why I prefer magic books mainly :)

Anything specific I should tell about myself?

May 08, 2019, 08:13:59 AM
Re: Series Suggestion
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? :)

May 08, 2019, 03:14:49 PM
Re: What are you currently reading? Hi all. I read Jemisin's Inheritance trilogy, and Broken Earth's first book. Started Sword of Shannara but dropped it.
May 08, 2019, 03:30:37 PM
Re: Series Suggestion
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.

Started it to taste it a little. This is all Heroes Might and Magic game and I LOVE HEROES :) Started brilliant, I hope it keeps the pace. Thanks for the suggestion (you told me to thank you later :) )

May 09, 2019, 09:10:57 AM
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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 :)

I can very much understand where you're coming from. And in this scenario, I'd recommend reading The Black Company first. I love Magician, but it does have something of a YA-vibe. Not as bad as SoS, and its roughly on the same level as Eddings, but the something different might help.

Other than that, His Dark Materials is a personal favourite (aimed at teenagers, but not short on complexity) and The Band seems to hit a lot of the same notes you mentioned.

Other books/series you might want to investigate -

Daggerspell (book 1 of the Deverry Cycle) by Katherine Kerr - its very much in the 80s/90s tradition of a lot of the books you like, but with a big Celtic vibe and a very grandiose plot due to reincarnation. This is a completed series (well, group of mini-series, first one is 4 books and the whole lot is 20 odd books in total)

Age of Assassins (book 1 of the Wounded Kingdoms) by RJ Barker - It reminds me a lot of the classic Epic Fantasies I grew up on with a modern touch and cynicism. Particularly recommended if you like getting some Detective fiction on your fantasy. Its book 1 of a completed trilogy.

Furies of Calderon (book 1 of the Codex Alera) by Jim Butcher - It's a big fun Epic Fantasy series with a lot of fresh takes on the genre classics (it combines the idea of Roman Legions and Pokemon in a good way). Book 1 of a... 6 book? 7 book? I think 6 book series. And completed!

How do you feel about standalone fantasy books?

I love Eddings! I mean, I LOVE Eddings :) (though I felt like he started repeating himself in his later books).

I just started The Band and it was very fluent. Will try Magician after that.

The thing is, after reading some recommended books and finding them not-for-me, I was a little bit despaired. I started to think, "is this all I can read, will I not feel pumped up again?". I don't know if this sounds silly but this was how I felt. I had headaches, stopped reading for a while. But now I feel well again, thanks to you all :)

For standalone books, I never tried standalones in fantasy. I heard about Goblin King, I have it too but did not try. I am not prejudiced, but never tried. (Read several world classics, tho)

May 09, 2019, 09:23:51 AM
Re: What are you currently reading? Just finished Bloody Rose, about to start @Mark Lawrence 's Broken Empire :)
May 27, 2019, 07:31:13 AM
Re: Mark Lawrence - Impossible Times series in 2019 Rothfuss really should consult Mark about pace and deadline :)
May 28, 2019, 12:15:38 PM
Re: Active members with novels
Death's Merchant (Common Among Gods #1) by Justan Henner

This book is amazing don't be put off by the page numbers the story does indeed need it. This novel for me is on par with Malazan with all the intrigue and politics going on between different groups of people and the history of the Gods and their aspects are fascinating.

I loved all the characters with all their own unique personalities one of my favourites is the mysterious Not Lu I just loved reading about him.

From what I've read so far off his work Justan Henner is a most talented writer and I will be looking forward to his next book.

Only one minor thing that annoyed me with the book is that there needs to be more variety in swear words felt like every character that swore only know the word butcherin.

on par with Malazan? That's a Must Immeadiately Read Book :)

May 28, 2019, 12:19:23 PM
Re: Things that make you happy My twins shouting "daddy" and hugging me always makes me happy :) Publishing of a long awaited book will, too :)
May 31, 2019, 07:48:32 AM
Re: What are you currently watching? About to start Chernobyl
May 31, 2019, 07:48:59 AM