Magic systems

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Riannoa al’Oddorai, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Riannoa al’Oddorai

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    I love the magic system for WoT. Other than this what is your favourite magic system in another book/series?
    Basically using this as recommendations for new books to read ;)
     
  2. Elanda Tonil

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    I think Brandon Sanderson’s Warbreaker is my favorite magic system. :D
     
  3. Riannoa al’Oddorai

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    I haven’t read Warbreaker. No idea why not as I usually really enjoy Brandon Sanderson’s work. Will need to give it a go!
     
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    Yes, agreed. Really sad he doesn't plan to do a sequel until 2021 I believe... I think it is his least favorite series, must not have sold well.

    Stormlight Archive series has an ok magic system, didn't impress me, but a great story regardless so far.

    Mistborn series has a great magic system as well, not as good as Warbreaker.

    Elantris was decent magic system.

    I read to much brandon sanderson...

    My all time favorite single book / magic systems are in Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover, it has a few others in the series, but it was designed as a standalone book originally.
     
  5. Aduiavas Ida

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    I am not a huge fan of the magic system in Warbreaker, because it needs to take power from others, take away others Breath.

    I like the Mistborn magic system, and the Stormlight Archive one :) I must admit, I haven't read many other books with a magic system :look

    Elantris is also a cool magic system :) I hope it will be elaborated further one day :)
     
  6. Elanda Tonil

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    Warbreaker felt significantly different from his other worlds to me. It felt a lot more like Elantris than Stormlight to me. I wasn't sure about it at first, but it was the magic system there that pulled me in to the world. It was just so interesting. It's been so long since I've read it, I don't actually remember much about the story, but I remember how the magic was used. :lol

    That's one of the things I liked about it. It has real limits, real costs. magic is cool, but I like pretty highly constrained magic with ethical concerns inherent in the magic, supply/demand, limits, etc. Virtually unlimited magic or static magic is just boring to me. :cheese
     
  7. Alenya Al'Roran

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    The Mistborn magic is what got me to read it in the first place. I like the way it works in Trudi Canavan'' Magician series.