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Seasoned fantasy reader: need a book to last me a week

#1 User is offline   Steamer 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:15 AM

Hi all,

The name is Steamer.

Im a season fantasy reader of all fantasy genres but grimdark and dark fantasy is my preferred subgenre.

Looking for a solid fantasy tale that will last me about a week (say 10 hours worth of book)

Going away for a bit after that week so want to line up that with finishing the book.

Fave authors include: Erikson (obvs), Ryan, Wexler, Weekes, Fletcher, de castell etc.

I have also read most of the mainstream/big names in fantasy already.

Please hit me with fantasy (dark preferred) recommendations

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:34 AM

Matt Stoverís HEROES DIE.
Clive Barkerís IMAJICA.
Chris Woodingís BRAIDED PATH trilo.
Richard Morganís Takeshi Kovacs trilo.




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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:43 AM

View PostAbyss, on 10 September 2018 - 04:34 AM, said:

Matt Stover's HEROES DIE.
Clive Barker's IMAJICA.
Chris Wooding's BRAIDED PATH trilo.
Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs trilo.



Abyss, thanks for the quick reply.

I have read all of these titles/series my friend.

Got anything else to recommend??
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:54 AM

Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawerence
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:21 AM

View Postnacht, on 10 September 2018 - 04:54 AM, said:

Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawerence


Nacht, Ive read that series and the prince of fools series. Book 3 of broken trilogy was an absolute triumph.

I own Red Sister, read about half and struggled to get into it. Seemed a bit bland compared to the other series. a non stop training book.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:39 AM

Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle, which is (1) brilliant and (2) over a thousand pages long and therefore one of the few individual books that might actually take close to ten hours.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:18 AM

View PostSteamer, on 10 September 2018 - 04:43 AM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 10 September 2018 - 04:34 AM, said:

Matt Stover's HEROES DIE.
Clive Barker's IMAJICA.
Chris Wooding's BRAIDED PATH trilo.
Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs trilo.



Abyss, thanks for the quick reply.

I have read all of these titles/series my friend.

Got anything else to recommend??


aaaah, a challenge, is it? :)
Darker Shade of Magic trilo, VE Schwab.
Coldfire trilo, Celia Friedman.




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PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
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-The Malazan Book of the Paw Patrol
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:22 AM

View Postpolishgenius, on 10 September 2018 - 06:39 AM, said:

Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle, which is (1) brilliant and (2) over a thousand pages long and therefore one of the few individual books that might actually take close to ten hours.

This is what I came here to say. This book is one of my very top favorites.

Try The Library at Mount Char also.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:04 PM

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:09 PM

R Scott Bakker - The prince of Nothing trilogy: It does not get any darker than this. I don't know why this wasn't recommended yet

Seth Dickonson - The traitor Baru Coromont: Its dark but not in the usual way. Deals with the dark and uncomfortable side of empire.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:34 PM

Jeff vandermeer's city of saints and madmen
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:03 PM

Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities.

Kate Elliott's Black Wolves.

N K Jemisin's Broken Earth.

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:36 PM

View PostAndorion, on 10 September 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities.


Hey, I just started City of Stairs today. Any words about the series as a whole (no spoiler ofc)? Is it worth the read?

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:55 PM

Dark? Try "dusk" and "dawn" by Tim Lebbon.

David Dalglish and Robert Duperre have a trilogy that starts with "Dawn of Swords". The whole thing is a giant social experiment by 2 gods of radically different philosophies that goes very grimdark, very fast. I haven't read the follow-up books yet, but that one was the darkest book I read that year (which makes it darker than "Fall of Light" , which is saying something)

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:00 PM

View PostZetubal, on 10 September 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

View PostAndorion, on 10 September 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities.


Hey, I just started City of Stairs today. Any words about the series as a whole (no spoiler ofc)? Is it worth the read?


Loved his AMERICAN ELSEWHERE, and the series is high in my TRP, for what that's worth
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:39 PM

Iím looking for a steamy Romance novel but donít know where to start. Most all the covers give me a semi.

Need suggestions ASAP!!!!°°°°
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:44 PM

View PostAbyss, on 10 September 2018 - 04:00 PM, said:

View PostZetubal, on 10 September 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

View PostAndorion, on 10 September 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities.


Hey, I just started City of Stairs today. Any words about the series as a whole (no spoiler ofc)? Is it worth the read?


Loved his AMERICAN ELSEWHERE, and the series is high in my TRP, for what that's worth


His new series, the volume of which was published last month, also sounds intriguing...So much good stuff to read, but so little time to spare :(
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

View PostBriar King, on 10 September 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

I'm looking for a steamy Romance novel but don't know where to start. Most all the covers give me a semi.

Need suggestions ASAP!!!!°°°°


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

View PostBriar King, on 10 September 2018 - 04:39 PM, said:

I'm looking for a steamy Romance novel but don't know where to start. Most all the covers give me a semi.

Need suggestions ASAP!!!!°°°°


Angel series by Nalini Singh. Knock yourself out.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:57 PM

View PostZetubal, on 10 September 2018 - 02:36 PM, said:

View PostAndorion, on 10 September 2018 - 02:03 PM, said:

Robert Jackson Bennett's Divine Cities.


Hey, I just started City of Stairs today. Any words about the series as a whole (no spoiler ofc)? Is it worth the read?

Yes, very much worth reading. One of the best examples of "new/woke" fantasy that rips as a story.
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