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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New series suggestion
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:32:37 PM »


stumbling into this thread no matter how old it got, feel free to leave a few names

I reply again in 120 days or a few years later.  ;D
I'm counting on it  :P

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I don't buy a book by its cover, but I don't buy a book by its cover  :P

Excellent statement.
And true except for the exceptions.
I’m looking at you, Wheel of Time series.

Fortunately, with most hardcover books you can take the paper cover off and under that it's basically monocolor  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New series suggestion
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:29:44 AM »
-Paul Hoffman's Left Hand trilogy --> no, no, no, simply NO, these books are AWFUL!


Hahah what happened?
I heard very good reviews when it came out but now it seems everyone agree that it's 100% bad :P
Maybe in italian they're better written ::)
Honestly, it's very very badly written in the original english, and the story is super confusing and mixes a ton of earth references without making any sense.
Book 1 isn't *that* bad, but the others are firmly in the 'awful' category.

Ha, good to know before I bought them then!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35018912-child-of-a-mad-god

Child of a Mad God
(The Coven #1)
by R.A. Salvatore


Thanks, I loved Salvatore and I'm definitely going to look into that!

I would also thank everyone of you who replied, I will make some deeper research and extend the list on my old, ruined piece of paper with your suggestions.

And if anyone every find themselves stumbling into this thread, no matter how old it got, feel free to leave a few names because there's no such thing as too many books to buy/read! :P

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New series suggestion
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »
-Paul Hoffman's Left Hand trilogy --> no, no, no, simply NO, these books are AWFUL!


Hahah what happened?
I heard very good reviews when it came out but now it seems everyone agree that it's 100% bad :P

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I don't buy a book by its cover, but I don't buy a book by its cover  :P

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New series suggestion
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:37:33 PM »
Hey, I've had connection problems for the last few days and couldn't log! I have just started the first book of the Chronicles of Dragonlance, mostly because that has been sitting on my bedside table for, like, the last 10 years  :P But I'm finding it hard to really get into the story and all...

Unfortunately, most of the books you mentioned have not yet been translated, so I think I'll wait for a bit before checking on them again :P

And that seems to be my go-to strategy, since I just found an old scrap of paper with a big list of books for possible future readings, so would you give me your opinion on the following?

-Paul Hoffman's Left Hand trilogy
-Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle
-Joe Dever's Lone Wolf
-Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow
-R.A. Salvatore's Cleric Quintet
-Andrzej Sapkowski's the Witcher saga (I just started playing the 3rd, but never played the first 2)

...And, well, there are a lot more in that page, but this will do for now :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: New series suggestion
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:49:59 AM »
First of all, thank you all for your help :)


I suggest the Copper Cat trilogy by Jen Williams, or the Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan.
Also, if you liked Night Angel, then Weeks' other series might also be good for you :)
Yeah I thought about the Lightbringer series, but the problem is that it has not been translated to my language yet (and I don't know if it will ever be) and, while I have read books in English before, I'd prefer to read them in Italian because, depending on the author, sometimes I find it difficult to understand them.
 
For example I had very few problems with A Memory of Light (I just had to look up some words that I didn't know every now and then without slowing down too much), but when I tried to read Scott Lynch's the Republic of Thieves I found I spent more time looking up words than doing the actual reading :P

And the same problem goes with the Copper Cat trilogy, but I'll definitely look up Sullivan since the Riyria Revelations has 2/3 (or 4/6) books translated (yeah publishing industry is pretty slow over here).

What about the series that you liked did you like?
Honestly, I'm not sure, especially since I read most of them over 10 years ago. Probably the depth of the immersion into the respective worlds and the number of interesting main characters and different POVs.

I'll throw Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn into the ring and Raymond Feist's Magician. Both a bit old school, but going on what you did like, you may enjoy those.
I forgot to write them in my list, especially Feist's series, which I enjoyed a lot back when I read it!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / New series suggestion
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:26:22 AM »
Good morning,

I'm new here and I would really like for advice for something to read.

The fact is that, since I finished the Wheel of Time, a few years ago (and because of some other events going on in my life), I just couldn't manage to really get into any other series, with the exception of the Night Angel trilogy and I eventually quit reading, so I thought I might ask you guys if you have any suggestion on the matter.

To give you an indication of what I like, my favorite series are: (obviously) the Wheel of Time, the Night Angel trilogy, a Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings (+ the Hobbit) and the Gentlemen Bastards.

Some other series I liked are: R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt series, Robin Hobbs's several trilogies, Sergej Luk'janenko's tetralogy.

Some series I couldn't really get into: Joe Abercrombie's the First Law, Markus Heitz's books, James Barclays's the Raven, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn (sorry!), Steven Erikson's Malazan book of the Fallen.

Do you think you could help me with this? ^^

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Introductions / Hey
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:11:00 PM »
Hey there people!

I always feel weird when I have to write introductions so I'll just say hello from Italy and have a nice day/night.

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