|05-16-2013, 10:50 AM||#46|
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You might to look at C. S. Friedman's Coldfire trilogy. They are long but very well written. Well worth a look at.
Black Sun Rising
When True Night Falls
Crown Of Shadows
|05-16-2013, 01:23 PM||#47|
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Another unfinished trilogy (book 3 not released) that was fun was Courtney Schafer's The Shattered Sigil series:
The Whitefire Crossing
The Tainted City
The Labyrinth of Flame (release date tbd)
|05-16-2013, 08:02 PM||#48|
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|05-17-2013, 08:39 PM||#49|
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I liked The Left Hand of Darkness, but found The Dispossessed so horribly pedantic I couldn't finish it.
|05-17-2013, 11:55 PM||#50|
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|05-18-2013, 01:02 AM||#51|
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It's a great series and I highly recommend it!!
Another series I enjoy is any number if the various Valdemar trilogies put out by Mercedes Lackey. Mage Wars trilogy starts off real fast paced by by book 3 begins to Wane.
I would read Last Herald Mage trilogy or the Mage Winds trilogy. Be warned thought that Lackey has no compunction about writing about various social taboos that some may find uncomfortable to read.
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|05-18-2013, 03:29 PM||#52|
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Thanks for the recommendations!
I have started The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson for now and really enjoying it so far.
Okay, it's a little longer than the originally stated 600 pages but heard nothing but good things about the series.
I will get round to reading others suggested for sure!
|05-18-2013, 11:45 PM||#53|
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A thread asking for fantasy recommendations and no one mentions Andre Norton?
Her use of language is a bit different, but it works well with her world-building, and she's a very good author. My favorites are:
The Gates to Witch World (a trilogy of Witch World, Web of Witch World and Year of the Unicorn)
Gryphon Trilogy (The Crystal Gryphon, Gryphon in Glory, Gryphon's Eyrie)
The Key of the Keplian
Scent of Magic (not necessarily action-oriented, but it's got political intrigues, assassination, and magical kidnapping so I think it counts )
|05-19-2013, 01:49 AM||#54|
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Given your original request, I would stay away from Tad Williams and Robert Jordan, as they do tend to write what I consider big slow doorstops of series, which doesn't seem to be what you want.
You may want to try Michael Scott Rohan's "Winter of the World" trilogy, which I thought was quite good. I'd also suggest Elizabeth Moon's "Deed of Paksenarrion," as well. I also liked Fritz Lieber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books, but they're not exactly a trilogy, though they are very well done. All but one of the seven books is a collection of shorter tales, with one being a novel. They're really good stuff and cover the lives of two fascinating characters.
|05-19-2013, 08:22 AM||#55|
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I've enjoyed it enormously over the years, but the last few haven't impressed me as much - getting quite formulaic, and lots of editorial errors and general sloppiness. It's just seemed to me that he's not really been taking enough care over the last few.
Just IMHO, of course.
|05-19-2013, 10:11 AM||#56|
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The Sunset Warrior Trilogy by Eric Van Lustbader is a masterpeice of swords and sorcery fantasy. It surprises me that it is so little known. The sequel, Beneath an Opal Moon is also very good. I suppose people see the name Lustbader, and associate it with, well, something else.
|05-19-2013, 11:20 AM||#57|
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The Khaavren Romances by Steven Brust. They are heavily influenced by the d'Artagnan Romances written by Alexandre Dumas.
The Phoenix Guards
Five Hundred Years After
The Viscount of Adrilankha, published in three volumes: The Paths of the Dead
The Lord of Castle Black
|05-19-2013, 02:07 PM||#58|
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|05-19-2013, 03:14 PM||#59|
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Lustbader is a long-time favorite of mine. To me, Sunset Warrior trilogy started out fantastic and gently slid down to muddled. I think I enjoyed his Pearl series more though it was not as brilliant as the best of the Sunset Warrior. The way he starts in fantasy and transitions to SF in both of those series reminds me a little of Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun series.
His thriller and spy novels are consistently good (to me).
|05-21-2013, 10:04 AM||#60|
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