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|02-01-17 10:55 PM|
Read the Demon cycle books by Peter V. Brett (Warded man, desert spear, etc.). Skipped the 4th book after reading the reviews about how it's all about side characters and doesn't advance the plot and am waiting for the 5th book that comes out in march. The story was fantastic. His writting was great and the story was easy to slid into. However, by the time I finished the 3rd book, it really felt to me like a sex starved 15 year old was writting the story. Sex was so wrapped up into the story that it really made the books a slog. If I had bought a romance novel, then fine, I know what I'm getting. All that being said, I would rate the books (collectively) 5/10.
Started the Malazan series and after 200 pages, I'm just not enjoying the read. The one guy always talking in 3rd person really annoying as hell. I will come back to it eventually.
Picked up Joe Abercrombie's "Half a" series. "Half a King" was a pretty good read, but short. Am currently working on the second one. The first took me a day to read.
|01-11-17 09:37 PM|
|Khorne's Fist||I'm almost finished all the Malazan books by both Steven Erickson and Ian Esselmont. These books have shot straight into no. 1 for me. They leave anything by Martin, Feist or Jordan in the ha'penny place. Brilliant story, excellent characters, and his dialogue is a match even for Pratchett.|
|01-11-17 07:35 PM|
The Remaining series by D.J. Moles. Post apocalyptic with zombies. Really good story line and characters that you like to read about (and a few you'll grow to hate which is their purpose). If you like this type of setting, then do yourself a favor.
There was a series I read a long time ago that I am having a hard time finding again. Story was about a guy named Gary who was transported to Tir na Nog to help with some problems they had. Was a really good fantasy read and would love to find them again. But for the life of me I can't remember the name of the books or the author.
I've now read all of Wheel of Time books. I'm still critical of the whole immature attitude of pretty much everyone. As I said before, really made the reading a struggle. But I did really enjoy the story and would recommend it to anyone.
Also finished off the Skullduggery series (and the Demon Road trilogy and the Tanith Low standalone). Fantastic series! Wish I would have discovered these sooner as they were a very fun read. Biggest complaint being that there isn't more to read!
The Iron druid chronicles released another book. Now that I've read the SP series, I can say these books are a LOT like the SP books. Easy, fun to read with a lot of humor mixed in.
Finished off all of Joe Abercrombie's books and man are these freaking good! Would highly recommend these!
|03-27-16 09:50 AM|
Strictly book series and not individual books:
It's a cliche but the series really warranted the hype as far as I'm concerned. I was born in 87 so I usually got each book at about the same age as Harry was himself. I read the first three when I was 10 and got book 7 when I was 18 or 19. I have such fond memories of getting and finishing books 5, 6 and 7 on the day they came out, still the only (long) books I've ever read in a single day
Hilarious, and brilliant stories. Underrated in my opinion.
His Dark Materials
Loved them. Now and then I've wondered what my own daemon would be. A bloodthirster would be cool
|03-27-16 06:59 AM|
I've had a paus in the Song of fire and ice series cause another led me astray.
The Left Hand of God.
This trilogy by Paul Hoffman got it all. Fast paced, fun, dark and you never now where it's gonna end. Read it if you havn't!
|03-27-16 05:34 AM|
I'm not going to name most that have already been named, but I will say a piece on two series.
With the massive slowdown of BL books and the waiting on ASOFAI nexts book, I started looking around Barns and Noble for something to read. I picked up two books:
1. Book 1 of The Wheel of Time. Really enjoyed the read so have been buying them all. Currently I'm on book 7 and really slowing down. While I like the story and the characters, I really really want someone to just walk in, grab each person in turn, shake the hell out of them and scream in their face to grow the fuck up. The constant bitching of "A man told me to do this" or "The woman is so stuborn" and the like has really made the books into a trudge for me.
2. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. There are (I think 8 books in the series)? The story revolves around a Druid who deals with vampires, werewolves, ghouls, ghosts, and gods from every pantheon. I mean that seriously. He's had conversations with Jesus, Thor, and others that I had to look up to see if they were even real (as in, people had believed in them). The books have plenty of action and tons of humor. Kevin Hearne could be a comedian if he wanted to be, these books are so funny. The characters are easy to enjoy and even connect with. This is a series that I HIGHLY recommend.
|01-31-16 06:25 AM|
|Kharn The Complainer||
I would certainly recommend the Spot the Dog series by Eric Hill.
It's an extremely well written series of novels with quite a surprising overarching plotline. The characters are well rounded and believable and I especially enjoy Spot's tongue in cheak attitude to the world around him. If there ever was a badass who didn't give a damn about authority, it would be Spot.
As for the novel, 'Where's Spot', you certainly wont see the big twist coming. I mean, I was trying and trying to guess where he was, but when it was revealed I was amazed. I mean, I just didn't see it coming and was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It's rare to find a writer who can really keep up such a level of suspense in their stories.
So, all in all, I give the series 9/10. Check it out.
|08-24-14 03:23 PM|
I'm a huge fan of the Dune series. Especially the original books, though I also quite enjoyed the books about the Butlerian jihad.
In many ways the Dune books remind me of some of the best aspects of the Warhammer 40k universe.
The dirty backstabbing politics, the warped (pun intended) navigators that guide gigantic spaceships through the dangers of space travel, and mysterious organizations all working towards their own agendas.
I would warmly recommend that any sci-fi fan should pick up and read at least the first book.
|07-21-14 04:19 AM|
The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien: Actually the first true fantasy saga that I read as a kid. I was mesmerized, especially after that bit about hanging around with Tom Bombadil, which was a bit slow paced for a kid
The Rift War series, by Raymond E. Feist: Amazing material! A long series of novels that have a wealth of background for the entire setting.
The Belgariad and Malloreon, by David Eddings: Two series of books that are tied together, and the story is very well told
The Second Sons trilogy and The Hythrun Chronicles, by Jennifer Fallon: Incredibly mesmerizing settings and stories. Check these out! :D
A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin: Awesome stuff. Seriously, if you haven't read the novels, get to it!
The Shannara series, by Terry Brooks: A great read and as the starting point is an apocalyptic Earth, makes you think ;)
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card: Great stuff, and well thought-out technological bits as well :D
|07-21-14 01:57 AM|
A bunch of my favorites have already been mentioned but *shrugs*
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.
The Artemis Fowl series.
His Dark Materials.
World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide
Honestly I cant say a whole lot more beyond the fact that theses are all amazing reads and I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to read them as well. I also really enjoy
The Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Very fun reads all of them. A nive medival fantasy setting with the characters being animals. But despite the kinda kiddish feel to some of them, the characters are great fun with great adventures, thrilling battles and descriptions of food and feasts that will have you wishing you were there so you could have some. I would say that the tone and feel of the books could be likened to the Hobbit in many ways.
THe Percy Jackson series, The Kane Chronicles and The Heros of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Dont let the crappy movie adaptations scare you away. These are great books that are a lot of fun to read. If you liked the Harry Potter series or the Artemis Fowl series you will definatly love these. Great for mythology fans as well because the ways the author blends Greek/roman and Egyptian mythologies into modern history and culture is very clever.
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