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Writers thread by Edward Hacklestock - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:22:13 EST ID:2cqnyO9u No.68150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How is your writing going /lit/? Anyone here working on something or have any work they want to share? Not poetry, we have the OC Poems thread for that.

I am 2 acts done with a 3 act novel. I have written short stories before, and this is my first long endeavor. I had always lacked confidence, but one day, I suddenly stumbled upon the perfect horror novel just sitting in my mind. Like, it is literally the greatest horror story if this generation. It will go down as The Wire of horror stories for it's brutal look at reality at the bottom of the barrel. But it will also be like Trailer Park Boys and have a cast of lovable losers, who are down and out, living where every day feels like the end of the world, and having that corner of the ghetto become the backdrop for what will be the end of the world for real, with the local stoners and crackheads the last line of defense before an ancient evil reclaims the planet it once ruled a millennia ago. It is not a horror comedy like John Dies At The End, it is straight horror with some comedic moments the way an action movie can have good comedy. I know it will be an insta-classic and probably get a film adaption. As a long time 420channer, I will find some way to get it to you all for free after I find a publisher, since I know this site thrives on piracy, even if I have to pay them for digital downloads for all 3-5 regulars here. Drugs and the apocalypse, it should be right up most of /lit/s alley.
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Augustus Navinglot - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:53:43 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not shitting on everyone else. I'm pointing out that writing stuff to shock your "sweet old lady Mom" is pure edge. You're clearly upset by that, and now you're lashing out.
Emma Gamblehall - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:53:33 EST ID:2rHRcE5V No.69721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, you're just a dick. Listen, this is a slow board and I got the fucking hint you don't like my writing 10 replies ago months back. I'm not going to sit and fight, if you are that intent on making 420chan a less fun place for me, congrats, you'll win and I just won't post shit here. You're a douchebag and I have no reason to try to keep a thread going on a slow site just to have you be an autist at me. I'll just enjoy the many other boards of the site. I'm sure you're a troll on them too but they are busy enough where the cool people will outnumber you. RIP this thread
Shitting Bizzleham - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:32:10 EST ID:gm3S+7Ik No.69724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i've been writing a fantasy.. setting for a year and a half now. it's, uh, going I guess. I'm not much of a writer. it's all just pages of descriptions of imaginary history and geography and shit. at some point i'm sure i'll be able to parse some of it out into short stories or a novel, but i'll have to learn a lot more about crafting a written work before then.
Beatrice Brallyfure - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:12:39 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69726 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's nothing personal mate, I haven't been checking post id's to single you out. Just responding to whomever as and when I feel like it. If you can't deal with even mild criticism then it's a bit silly to post your work online. Yeah you could leave in a huff, or you could learn to take criticism, or you could just ignore me.
Nathaniel Chodgeheck - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:40:11 EST ID:viTAvq0S No.69908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
piece of very short surrealist horror. trying to get into flash fiction.

Words dawg, fuckin words by Sophie Drummlesire - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:19:58 EST ID:QfrG9TGw No.68189 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT: Things involving language that rustle your jimmies

So really anything from pic related to people who want to axe you a question, and so on
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Lillian Besslesit - Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:02:41 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69892 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably just that spellcheck doesn't flag it so they don't think maybe it's wrong.
Frederick Fezzlechutch - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:53:32 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been thinking about this since you posted it and I still can't figure out what the difference is.
Beatrice Woblingnure - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:49:11 EST ID:HcCwYi35 No.69904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The word painstakingly comes from the term "to take pains". Staking pain doesn't mean anything
Phineas Gendlemeck - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:13:08 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69906 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know but at least in my accent the two words together sound exactly the same. Pains taking. Pain staking. It's phonetically identical.
Henry Foshchodge - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:56:55 EST ID:LTzt5BVQ No.69907 Ignore Report Quick Reply

it lies in where you place the pause

Bump While Reading by Ebenezer Brookham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:04:46 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are you guys reading right now?

Brandon Sanderson just released the third and final book of his Reckoners trilogy, and it was fantastic. Where are all the Sanderson fans in here? It was this board that told me to read his shit, and now that I do, nobody ever will talk about them with me lol

Now starting Altered Carbon. Netflix is making a show based on it, and I like reading books that have adaptions impending so I can compare them later.
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Martin Crungerfuck - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:29:17 EST ID:x6dAJpUY No.69881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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good so far, modern literary horror/weird lit
Thomas Febbersod - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:35:23 EST ID:GISQX63E No.69883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Apollonius - On Conics Book VII
Leon Walras - Elements of Pure Economics
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile

After this:
Ibn Al-Haytham - Reconstructed Eighth book of On Conics
Irving Fisher - Mathematical Investigations into the Theory of Value and Price
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America

I've been wanting to read some On Conics while high, but I worry it might interfere with comprehension a bit.
David Dannernore - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:55:50 EST ID:JK3oY1oG No.69884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Narcissus and Goldmund

My favourite of Hesse's so far, I've read all the one's people talk about
Basil Havingcocke - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:23:15 EST ID:K8DXx1vL No.69889 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nathaniel Chodgeheck - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:45:25 EST ID:viTAvq0S No.69905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Inherent Vice

Write something one word at a time V.2 by Archie Manderworth - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:59:35 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69747 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Since our last thread was so RUDELY interrupted, I hearby start a new thread in the same vein.

1) one word per post, punctuation, whatever
2) no spunky meddlin'

I shall begin:

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Barnaby Fedgefuck - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:58:43 EST ID:Or4pK+RT No.69898 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sophie Waffingshit - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:05 EST ID:dILTFZxm No.69899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Betsy Wennerfit - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:42 EST ID:D0KPy4aq No.69900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Betsy Nicklefield - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:01:55 EST ID:JfkS02AQ No.69901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bible by Alice Findlehall - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:55 EST ID:HDHCXJ5a No.69850 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there a readable version of the bible th
at also is somewhat correct in it's translation?
Shitting Dracklehall - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 09:13:54 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69851 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What do you mean "readable"? Any version of the bible except the Brick Testament or similarly infantilised equivalent is going to have pages and pages of begats which don't make for interesting reading. People usually say the King James version so try that.
Nicholas Goddlededge - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:13:01 EST ID:HDHCXJ5a No.69882 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk, something that doesn't read like a spoken story.
Archie Chizzlenark - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:53:41 EST ID:LTzt5BVQ No.69885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
KJV - da good shit. poetic and pretty, closest english translation to original german manuscript from martin luther

NIV - da common shit among young folk. a lot of the poetic older style english is simplified to modern speak

NLT - for really dumb idiots. all big words are simplified to one or two syllables

those are the top 3 i hear about. i am sure there are dozens others. have you tried this niche website called google?

Short story recommendations by Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:30:04 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69868 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Short stories are good bite sized wisdom. I collect a lot of the annual best of collections and usually find them interested in sex.

I’m teaching a freethinkers class with Thoreau, Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I would like to find other short stories, specifically by women, because the class is already heavily male authored and male protagonist.

I am already thinking of The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Any other recommendations of free thinker short stories ? Or poetry?
Angus Finderkot - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:28:35 EST ID:JtA15m2E No.69869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mostly just know SF and fantasy writers, but I'll give it a burl.

C.L. Moore's "Shambleu" and "Vintage Season", which are respectively about male rape and disaster tourism.
Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" and "The Word for World Is Forest".
Shirly Jackson's "The Lottery".
Anne McCaffrey's "Weyr Search" and "Dragonrider".
Joanna Russ' "When It Changed".
C. J. Cherryh's "Cassandra".
Mary Shelley's "Mathilda".
Doris Lessing's "Through the Tunnel".

There's also Poppy Z. Brite and Andre Norton, but I'm not familiar enough with their oeuvre to make individual recommendations.
Esther Blurryhood - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:29:43 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Young Goodman Brown
The Last Question
To Build a Fire
Fanny Fivingtidge - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:13:01 EST ID:YeJF4Xy8 No.69874 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I would really recommend "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler.

Seconding the person above recommending Le Guin as well.

Audiobooks by Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:10:55 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69864 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Provided below in G- Drive for streaming/downloading from my own Audible.



Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:11:25 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's how to convert Audible books into .MP3 files for yourself; please do consider providing your Audiobooks back in return.

The following .ZIP has two important applications in it and a folder titled "STEPS" with images; this is really easy to do.

0. Install the yellow Audible application. You won't need to do anything with this just yet; there's not even a sign- in.
Install the application named "BLACK" that looks similar. This is in German though we'll return to that.

  1. Go to Audible.com .
To the far left it'll read "Library" and hovering over that reveals "My Books", click that.
Here there's a listing of all your books with misc details on them. Press the "DOWNLOAD" tab to the far right of each book.

2. Doing this will rigth away open the Audible application and start downloading a .AAX file to the Audible application itself.
When that finishes press the "Downloads Folder" button so you can find that .AAX file.

3. Open the BLACK application and press that damn "Durchsuchen" button and find that .AAX file. With this your Audible book is now an .MP3, friend!
Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:12:45 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69866 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's the PasteBin I made of a audiobook torrent thread on the future's /t/ Torrents.

Books with best written magic/powers by Matilda Hublingted - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68773 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I mean, cool and interesting and with consequences and a complex system and all that. I loved the One Power in the Wheel of Time series, and it is the only thing that kept me reading those god awful books (sorry to fans, it just got so boring and drawn out). The One Power is pretty overpowered, but is balanced with enough weaknesses and drawbacks that it is very cool still.

Harry Potter system is uninteresting to me because it seems limitless and confusing. So many unnecessary spells. Spells themselves come off as wishes that people conjure into reality by speaking phony latin.

COOL spellcasting books ONLY.

Or UNCOOL books if you want to vent.
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Hugh Clodgeshaw - Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:44:12 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank you for a well thought out response! I have watched Naruto, and found the fighting system interesting, but never got very far.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is one of my favorite video games. That magic system rocked! Runic magic is great, especially needing to combine and think through the time it takes to mystically carve those runic circles in real time, which takes longer and longer as you summon greater power. That's a good summary of how I like my magic. With great power comes greater complexity and consequences.

I still remember all the god's names. Chatturgha, Xellotath, Uly...aoaoth. MANTOROK. The most 'helpless', but cunning of them all (if you played through the entire game and got his essence as your primary). Kills off all his enemies by using you to summon them to fight at the end, then converging different timelines so they simultaneously destroy one another... damn! That was the most badass ending ever. Highest replay value game I've ever owned, it is basically like 3-4 games in one, with an ever-evolving understanding of a complex story if you get into it and pay close attention.

And the whole insanity meter effecting your ability to fight, on top of needing magick and health. That insanity meter, and the visual/audio effects were legitimately creepy and occasionally nauseating, as well as "jump scares". Made you really WANT to keep your sanity meter up - or down, if you're feeling freaky. ;)

Do they even make games like this anymore? Bummer.

I loved Earthsea magic. Spoken word having power. Ursula Le Guin is a favorite author of mine, I believe I've read all of her work. The non-magical ones, too. The Dispossessed and the other novel that takes place in the same universe. Good stuff. Her take on magic was lovely and it didn't gobble up the story, it was beautifully interwoven into interesting plots with memorable characters.

My favorite was probably the second Earthsea, where the priestess girl is learning about the labyrinth she is supposed to guard. Creepy, that whole place.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:52:39 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show
Wizard of the Pigeons, by Robin Hobb writing as Megan Lindholm.
William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki The Ghost Finder stories.
Jack Vance's "Dying Earth" books are what Dungeons & Dragons cribbed their magic system from.
Larry Niven's The Magic Goes Away. and the novels that followed in the setting, has magic as a non-renewable resource, as an allegory for the oil crisis...
The War Of Powers series had a pretty good magic system for unapologetic low fantasy.
Charlotte Dubblemork - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:23:05 EST ID:MiEbPJi0 No.69789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Night Watch and it's sequels have a unique system that uses it's dual (or tri, because vampires also exist) source of power system as a mild social commentary. There are some really neat concepts about the way a season "combat magician" would employ magic. Rookies use wasteful things such as fireballs, etc. whereas someone who specializes in magic combat uses creative application of phsyics manipulation.
Isabella Cuzzlechet - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:34:03 EST ID:Vg0OC53D No.69828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Bartimaeus Trilogy probably has my favorite depiction of magic in fiction.

Essentially, magic is done by summoning demons (the hard way, with pentagrams and circles and herbs and runes), and either slaving them to your will or drawing power from them/their home dimension for spells. And if you mess it up, with a broken circle or a misdrawn rune or whathaveyou, the demon is probably going to kill you.

Most of the series is told from the point of view of one of these demons, who's something like 1,500 years old and served in Ptolemaic Egypt once upon a time. It also deals with the societal effects of magic being around this way: Magicians form the nobility of England, the only way to become a magician is through a dangerous, difficult and heavily guarded educational process, so the proles have no chance of getting ahead, and technological progress seems to have taken a back seat. You don't know what year it is in the books, but neon is noted as a new invention, guns don't seem to exist and America is still a rebellious colony.

Pretty cool series.
Edwin Suckledark - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:35:23 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69857 Ignore Report Quick Reply

that does sound cool. ill add it to my to-read list. i'll return you this one: And the Devil Will Drag You Under

crazy story about the end of the world being imminent, so a tricky demon summons two humans to go on a crazy quest to alternate dimensions to save earth from a catastrophic meteor collision (for a price of course)

History book request by Suicide mode d emploi 1982 (Claude Guillon - Yves Le Bonniec) request - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:53:48 EST ID:rgxtH2hl No.69846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone post where to find this? Have you read it?
Hugh Babberbad - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:27:04 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's on b-ok.org, frogfriend.

RIP Jack Ketchum by Cyril Sangergold - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:13:23 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69806 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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horror legend Jack Ketchum has passed. Dude was a huge influence. Any fans here? RIP in peas
Jenny Socklesidge - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:33:26 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cyril Sangergold - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:57:51 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had seen that a couple other authors had died too, ones probably more famous than Ketchum. I didn't mean to snub them, but Ketchum was the only one I was a personal reader of. Tough month for writers, George R R Martin better call the cardiologist just in case.
Shit Blindershit - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:57:25 EST ID:NT9DzTuy No.69811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aw, man, I hadn't heard about Le Guin. I really liked her. She wasn't as relentlessly ballbreaking as Joanna Russ and wasn't a fucking psycho like Marion Zimmer Bradley.
She had that knack of being both deep, witty, and poetic. Too few writers manage to hit all three notes.
Shit Crackleham - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:25:14 EST ID:bk10qSik No.69843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk who these other authors are, but rip Ursula.

She did SF the way SF was supposed to be done:
And she was a master story teller.
Rebecca Turveyman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST ID:UubbtM4E No.69845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell, Le Guin died?
Maybe there's a chance of some decent Earthsea adaptations to be made. I dunno what her stance on them were besides getting mad about the Ghibli flick.

SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too by Alice Favingdet - Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
Phineas Bugglesudge - Mon, 22 May 2017 17:52:00 EST ID:9HurK2R3 No.69213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Leviathan Wakes and the rest of The Expanse series.
Really good shit.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Gap Cycle, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
Spaceways Series, by John Cleve.
The Wanderer, by Fritz Leiber.
The Dark Wheel, by Robert Holdstock.
Prostho Plus, by Piers Anthony.
Sector General series, by James White.
Combat-K Series by Andy Remic.
Eliza Fivingtut - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:48 EST ID:LbayZHfR No.69822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Culture series, by Iain Banks
First book is Consider Phlebas but a lot of people recommend starting with Player of Games.
Martha Crebberdad - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:41:52 EST ID:nBD5SVPt No.69832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar? by Shit Clayshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69105 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
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Caroline Brookman - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:39:28 EST ID:16jOxY8y No.69109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You might want to try The Wheel of Time, it is very centered on the four elements, and has a very unique system of magic. God, it's impossible for me to suggest this book without saying how much I actually HATE the series itself for so many personal reasons, yet I read through the whole thing because damn is The One Power an interesting concept and well developed. Characters are.... well, YMMV.
Ernest Heblinghall - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:33 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69111 Report Quick Reply
b but those boring middle books
Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:05 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles.
The Zagor Chronicles, by Ian Livingstone and Carl Sargent.
Photon Force, by Peter David writing as David Peters (lol).
The Mind Pool by Charles Sheffield.
Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST ID:Um6muhSf No.69802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. Wheel of Time is such a great series, don't let "the boring" middle books get in your head. It's a great series throughout.

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