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I'd like to see Erin Morgenstern give epic fantasy a go. I can imagine her spell weaving prose would be amazing in that setting.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favourite Tweeting Author?
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:58:40 PM »
Top of my tweeting list is Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig). His regular blog posts on writing are always worth a read, but even if he's not tweeting about those his feed is full of awesomely funny stuff. :D

I agree with Effing, Chuck is very funny sometimes, and his bite size tips are great for me.

I think Myke Cole does a great job as well, I really enjoy his 'straight laced' sense of humour, but also he does some genuinely astonishing things, like giving his books, at his own cost, to people who can't afford them, or the 30 minute skype tutorials he gives out. All of that is done via his twitter feed which is great to watch.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:48:41 PM »
I'm about 350 pages into 'The Folding Knife' and I'm absolutely loving it, but I'm blown if I can figure out the plot.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:47:26 PM »
Hi

Just finished Tome of the Undergates by Sam Sykes, which was ... good, but not quite what I was expecting, especially as I follow him on Twitter.



I know what you mean. I didn't enjoy the book, sadly, but I get why people would. Not what I was expecting after his tweets.

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It really depends which of those you enjoyed most!

From the list you've given, I think you would like Patrick Rothfuss and The Kingkiller Chronicals, as he's a 'big name of fantasy' like the others you've read so far. Same goes fir Brent Weeks or Peter V Brett, to a lesser extent.

Malazan is a huge undertaking, but totally worth it. If you want something lighter, you cant go wrong with Discworld.

Having said all that, there are thousands of writers out there, have a look at some of the other recommendation threads!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:01:30 AM »
Now reading The 13.5 Lives of Captain Blue Bear, on a reccomendation from Nestat.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What's your favorite book?
« on: March 01, 2014, 12:54:19 PM »
For me it will always be Magician by Raymond E. Feist

It was my very first fantasy novel so i owe my passion for fantasy to that book

I'm re reading that at the moment, great story.

I tend to get overly enthused about things I've read recently, so Night Circus is my current favourite, and my fave series is The Dresden Files, but I think my favourite of all time is Shogun, by Clavell. Not fantasy, I know, but there you go!

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Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:08:04 PM »
Just wrote a 500 word flash fiction piece using only dialogue. I have no idea if it worked or not, but fun experiment.

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Writers' Corner / Re: in need of a distinctly British word or phrase.
« on: February 23, 2014, 04:42:27 PM »
If nothing else his pint will be flat.  :o

Chortle.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favourite Wizard!
« on: February 23, 2014, 02:56:56 PM »
I've not read the whole thread, so forgive me if I repeat any,
Current fave - Harry Dresden, as I'm a tad obsessed with those books at the moment!

Rincewind, of course. And I did like Farden from Ben Galley's The Written.

Pug from Feist's Rift War Saga is another.


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best books you've read this year?
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:10:08 PM »
It's an oldie, but Proven Guilty by Butcher. The Dresden Files has its faults, but I'm willing to look past them because I love them all!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:07:53 PM »
Memories of Ice by Steven Eriksson and Breach Point by Myke Cole.
Both good. :)

I'm planning on reading Breach Point next, I've heard good things!

I was thinking of reading Control Zone, but then I realised I had it mixed up with Breach Point.  ;D


.............bugger

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:23:25 PM »
Memories of Ice by Steven Eriksson and Breach Point by Myke Cole.
Both good. :)

I'm planning on reading Breach Point next, I've heard good things!

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Links, Competitions and 'Stuff' / Re: Suggestions for my fantasy reading...
« on: February 21, 2014, 02:38:48 PM »
I don't know about the first two, but out of the rest only Best Served Cold isn't part of a series (though is linked). Might be best to start with that one, then the commitment isnt as large!

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Introductions / Re: I'm back!
« on: February 21, 2014, 02:32:40 PM »
I plan to! Just got out of the habit, I suppose!

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