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  1. In Topic: Are there any worthy inheritor(s) to the depth and scope of Malazan?

    31 August 2021 - 02:56 PM

    View PostMorgoth, on 30 August 2021 - 08:39 AM, said:

    might be the Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron could fit the parameters. Though it starts with a fairly narrow scope, it expands massively in the following books.

    I`ve been saying the same, and so have others earlier in the thread. Finished it the other day, andon the whole I found it satisfying - but also several annoyances, for example the rather rushed ending, and also the poorly defined and explained ascendancy - I forget what it was called in the book. So that is similar to MBotF.

    I find few series manage to pull so large a scope, and quite a few series start off as shorter and then they add «oh, here`s a bigger, badder guy» with three more books - looking at you, Raymond E Feist and Terry Brooks. Few authors have an idea from the very beginning what they want to do, or at least few manage to convince their publishers.

    Anyway, I think that is why there are so few recommendations in this thread, and so many repeated suggestions. Og, and as others have sand, R Scott Bakker’s 2nd apocalypse is great.
  2. In Topic: Are there any worthy inheritor(s) to the depth and scope of Malazan?

    26 August 2021 - 07:48 PM

    View Postpolishgenius, on 26 August 2021 - 05:37 AM, said:

    I really really love Daniel Abraham's books but I feel like if we're talking about that we've moved away a bit from the 'inheritors to the scope of Malazan' premise. Like yeah, both Long Price and Dagger and Coin do open up to a 'clash of nations' sort of scope but they're much smaller stories, no sprawl, the world focused on the one thing it's focusing on, battles are there but almost on the side, not the focus.

    I say that not to be some kind of grinch but if someone takes that recommendation expecting another Malazan they're more likely to be disappointed than if they know they're getting a deeply character-based political fantasy.

    Fair enough, I agree. I think it`s hard to find something that matches Malazan in all aspects, but I actually think WoT isn`t that bad place to look. It has that feeling of a lived world, which ancient history and follows several plotlines, both things I love in a series. I know a lot of people were disatisfied or disgruntled as the boks were released, but I feel a lot of that is because of the lengthy wait between books. I finished the series this summer, after reading maybe five books as a teen, and felt a need to finish it. I liked it, and it touched several dimensions I generally miss. It has it`s flaws, and some parts are certainly dated, but it`s ok; besides, it`s not like MBotF is flaweless.

    As I mentioned last post, I recommend the traitor son cycle. It starts with a small scope, but grows with every book. In the last book it almost feels a bit rushed, the scope is so big I`d like it to be paced over more books. Maybe introduce the greater threat earlier. Anyway, they are good. Not flawless, but decent entertainment. If it had
  3. In Topic: Are there any worthy inheritor(s) to the depth and scope of Malazan?

    24 August 2021 - 09:02 AM

    View PostMentalist, on 09 August 2021 - 06:10 PM, said:

    Did we mention Dagger and Coin series? Because that's absolutely up there as well.


    I've read it and... it's okay. Some interesting ideas, but I didn't really get dragget into it that much. Mainly I read it to space out the WoT books as I was reading through the entire series the past year.

    I'd rather highly recomment the debut series of the same author (Daniel Abrams), the long price. It's quite different from many/most other series I can think of. It doesn't quite have the epic scale of MBoTF, but few series have, in my experience. Imagine a world where magic is really rare, but also nearly all-powerful. This magic exists in one nation, and because of their all-powerful magic no other nation can attack them. They don't have military, because they don't need it. It's a fascinating idea. Of course, it all comes crashing down. Also, same author is one of the two behind the expanse sci-fi series (as James S. A. Corey), which I think quite nicely fits the epic scale asked after here. I admit, I only watched the tv-series, which is good, the books are regarded as better.

    Someone recommended Fifth Season, and I strongly second this. Loved the series and the characters.

    Lastly, I'm about to finish the Traitor Son cycle, five books. Also highly recommended.

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