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Old 03-31-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post
Guess I am not as nimble as the rest of the fantasy book readers, although I do not mind the really huge size of the novels, I find it difficult to keep keep up with all of the characters that Greg Martin has in his books (song of Fire and Ice and so on). I need a book series with a simpler cast such as Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth. What do you recommend with a simpler cast?
Maybe the Elizabeth Moon Paksenarrion books? Sheepfarmer's Daugher, Deed of Paksenarrion, and Oath of Gold. I enjoyed those when I read them years ago and I also see she has a couple of new ones set in that world I need to investigate (Oath of Fealty, Kings in the North).

I had the same problem with G.R.R. Martin. He doesn't follow his characters or has too many of them to follow and he doesn't have a coherent plot, IMHO. I got lost and gave up which is a shame because I loved the first book.
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