Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Taika Vinh, Jan 6, 2014.
Chronological as in timeline
Brooks and Eddings, such blasts from the past. That's my 90's, right there (along with a handful of other fantasy authors).
I plan to try out Butcher next year. I guess we'll see if I like him better than you do, Nem.
Forgot the add that Eddings is indeed awesome He series was my first epic fantasy read. Need to reread those at some point but trying not to be so cyclical in my reading habits. I'll want to read WoT again (well, I already do as it is) by the time an Eddings' reread is over. Around, around in circles I go
oh yes! I spent most of the 90's buried in books. Dragon Lance Chronicles was one of my all time favs! I haven't read Butcher yet, but it is on the list of things to read.
I am reading the Liveship Trader trilogy. It's on my Kindle. Like everything from Robin Hobb, I am a bit "meh" on the story, and the writing, but it is amazing characters. And I have realized that in order to understand her last book, assassins fate, you should have read liveship trader and rain wild trader trilogies as well as the stories about Fitz and the Fool...
For me, I had to make it through the first 2 books and then I thoroughly enjoyed the third. I realize that is hardly a ringing endorsement, but I did really enjoy the 3rd one. The first two had problems for me that would've made it hard for me to get through if I hadn't heard such high praise from so many people. I heard the same thing from Patrick Rothfuss when he did a signing here a month or so ago. Someone asked him about the Dresden Files and he said that basically if you can make it to the 3rd book, you're good and it gets awesome from there, but that the first two are not nearly as good as the rest of the series. I know that not everyone feels that way, but just be warned I guess.
I was tricked into reading Dresden Files. My friends told me I would get to meet Santa. They were like, it's in the first book. So I read it and no Santa, so I was like hey! And then they said they remembered wrong and out was the third book and this went back and forth until I was hooked. I still think it was a dirty trick though.
Yeah, that's pretty dirty.
I'm on book 5 or 6 of Dresden and have liked them since the start.
I too enjoyed Dresden from the start and am anxiously awaiting Peace Talks...
Right now I'm reading Thr Byerley Turk: The True Story of the First Thoroughbred by Jeremy James. I am enjoying it quite a ton!
Well, thanks for the warning/heads-up, Kassina Sedai. It's always good to be prepared.
I like your friends, Ana. Slightly unethical but effective methods = we need a thumbs up emoticon.
I'm reading Crooked Kingdom and I have to say I am very surprised at how much I am enjoying.
I've seen this book on Instagram and Goodreads countless times, and it was such a highly praised book. I usually don't read books that 'everyone' seems to be enjoying because I usually think there's no way it can measure up. I was quite happy to be proven wrong. And these have to be some of the prettiest books I have ever seen!
Spoiler: Book covers
And SoC has black paper edges, while CK has red ones.
I haven't read any of Leigh Bardugo's other books, but I certainly will consider it.
**is intrigued** Gotta love great book design regardless of the "can't judge a book by it's cover" adage
I'm going to be honest with you, Polegnyn, I do judge a book by it's cover.
I can't recall the last good book I read that had a terrible cover. I think even the books I don't like that have good covers are still good books, but just not the books for me. This is not set in stone my any means, given how subjective this is. But, it's how I feel right now.
Aside: could you help me the pronunciation of your name?
I agree, you can often judge a book my its cover. Sandersons books for instance, are often pretty covers.
Even WoT have pretty covers, although not always related to the story inside
I am completely addicted to the Dresden books despite the fact that I strongly dislike how he writes women.
Before starting out on those, which aren’t finished (and Butcher has been a dick to people who ask him when the next one is, tho supposedly he’s writing on it again and oh my we should be so grateful) I recommend reading the Iron Druid series instead. Also fun urban fantasy but without all the crappy machismo muddying the waters. Also. Kevin Hearne is awesome and is finishing the last book in that series now.
Eta- has anyone read the Colors of Madeline series by Jaclyn Moriarty? It’s YA and kind of contemporary fantasy and I really enjoyed it but haven’t found anyone else who would read them. I strongly recommend them as an audio read for anyone who does audio. Really unique fantasy idea, I loved these.
Currently reading Krampus the Yule Lord
I finally finished re-reading Words of Radiance and I can start on Oathbringer finally
this said though, I LOOOOVED re-reading the stormlight archives, they are amazing!!!!
They are indeed some of the best writing Sanderson has ever done
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