So Ive finished the Fire and Ice Saga..what next?
The first law is great, as above
wheel of time is good
Patrick Rothfuss is very much worth checking out, although he’s only published two books so far
Robin Hobb’s done some great stuffPosted 5 years ago
Janny Wurts has written with Raymon Feist, the empire trilogy is a spinoff from the riftwar, but her solo stuff in the wars of light and shadow is great tooNorthwindSubscriber
Ash, by Mary Gentle- maybe a bit over-clever in places but it is fantastic.
Roger Zelazny’s Amber series… The first 5 in the series especially. It’d feel fresh and exciting if it came out today, never mind 40 years ago.
Already recommended … Joe Abercrombie is excellent- it does get a bit samey over time though- the same characters get used and used, sometimes with different names and faces. Definitely fits into the George RR Martin genre of “fantasy in which everyone is a dick”
Wheel of Time- yep, has good bits but they’re a bit drowned in the bad. Reading the Brandon Sanderson ones really does show up how badly Jordan had lost it. Not really sure I’d recommend it, too much of an investment in time. Radio edit required 😉
Speaking of Brandon Sanderson- again a little bit formulaic, it’s the same recipe every time- think of some interesting form of magic, write a story round it. But when it works, it works.
Haven’t read any Ray Feist for a while, I ended up not being able to tell which ones I’d read and which ones I hadn’t, they’re all basically the same. X of an angry Y. But the first few are excellent, as are the Janny Wurts crossovers.Posted 5 years agoSaccadesMember
Robin Hobb’s done some great stuff
haha, female mentalist badly writing the thoughts of a young lad with a cop out deus ex ending and some bollocks about ships.
I’d rather read more of that terry goodkind rubbish (which is halfords apollo levels of bad) or poke my eyes out with a blunt thing.Posted 5 years agoYorkshire PuddingMember
The lies of Locke lamora is a good read but he only wrote the first 2 books and then went off the radar due to personal problems, Joe Abercrombie is a good read in a similar vein. I started out on Raymond E Feist, David Eddings and David Gemmell. Eddings and Gemmell may be a bit easy reading for some but if you want some good heroic fantasy and great characters I’d start there along with Magician by Raymond E Feist. Terry Goodkind’s Wizards first rule started off great along with Jordan’s wheel of time but both got lost along the way.Posted 5 years agojiMember
Otherland by Tad Williams? Like some of the others it loses its way a bit in the middle, but is a great sprawling SF/fantasy read.
wouldn’t recommend wheel of time, as the writing is pretty immature.
KJ Parker wrote several interesting books, but not quite the same epic trilogy type.
…and of course there is Tolkein!Posted 5 years ago
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