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Which Fantasy Series Should I Read? by Hugh Blesslecocke - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:56:33 EST ID:kwVTiD1G No.69362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Should I read the Malazan Book of the Fallen or The Wheel of Time, or Some other series?

I want to read a fantasy series that I can get completely lost in.
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Barnaby Denkinstock - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:44:52 EST ID:uj+x5l/o No.69363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69362
Wheel Of Time is cool but very dated. It had a bunch of lame books and only got good again when the author died and based Brandon Sanderson took over. That's an author I recommend delving into for your fantasy kick, he has TONS of series, although some complain he's too YA for their taste.

Malazan is decent but I've only read 3 of them so far. Was actually going to start book 4 tomorrow.
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Barnaby Denkinstock - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:45:14 EST ID:uj+x5l/o No.69364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also, Dark Tower
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Shit Clazzledale - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:11:14 EST ID:ra30Uc+Y No.69365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Elric or Kane or Conan or Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are all good choices if you're interested in venturing into sword & sorcery

CAS's Zothique cycle is pretty good too.
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James Seggledock - Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:31:26 EST ID:J9fkWtQM No.69366 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69362
Following

Reading a sci fi series right now but planning on reading The Dark Tower after.
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Augustus Smalldale - Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:05:46 EST ID:wZHIMaTJ No.69367 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Xanth
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Hamilton Murddale - Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:39:07 EST ID:RlQTQNbn No.69370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69362
Malazan book of the Fallen (in my opinion) is the greatest fantasy series out there. Huge, complex, and you feel like you're being dragged through everything at eaither 100mph or 5mph. But the huge range of emotions, the ups and downs, the artistry, and the way the story grips you... the author throws down the gauntlet, it will be a tough fight at first, but tough out the "bad" (difficult) and you will be greatly rewarded.
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Cornelius Drengerstock - Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:43:54 EST ID:kwVTiD1G No.69405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I already read most of Wheel of time but lost interest half way through, so I decided on Malazan Book of the Fallen and am now just starting the fifth book. It's definitely the most human, gritty, visceral, tragic, fantasy series I've ever read.

Good stuff.
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Walter Blackfuck - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:17:01 EST ID:hyPV2FCg No.69407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69405
Hey, im also on Malazan book 5. Never experienced any books like these before. They are very complicated but seem worth paying the extra attention required for following them. I'm constantly on the wiki double checking Malazan facts as I read.

As for Wheel Of Time, the middle gets boring. Read the wiki summaries for those books and skip to the final 3 books that Brandon Sanderson wrote to wrap everything up if you want closure, those were good.
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Hugh Pozzlewatch - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:28:39 EST ID:cD5XyywX No.69424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Black Company
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Nathaniel Clammerlire - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:45:24 EST ID:ODU9eJb2 No.69426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69362 The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon is an engrossing trilogy.
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Betsy Pittfuck - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:08:41 EST ID:kwVTiD1G No.69453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69407
near the end of the 6th book now.

One weird thing I've noticed is that alot of men get raped in this book series. There's the army who rapes dying men, there's that bryghast chick who goes around forcing herself on men to establish dominance, there's that Letherii slave that gets rapped by an Edur goddess, There's that Ere'sal who compulsively wacks off Bottle... lots of man rape, pretty amusing actually.
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Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:36:11 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No better time to read Memory Sorrow and Thorne than now. There is a sequel trilogy underway, decades later, with the first book out and 2 more to go. 5 books ought to to keep you busy till the rest come out. To Green Angel Tower alone will take you like 1400 pages lol
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Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:37:10 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69454
4 books ought to keep you busy* nb
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OP - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:23:09 EST ID:dU6r9m2r No.69477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69362
seems everyone beat me to Brandon Sanderson. i've been obsessively reading and listening to his books ever since he offically took over the Wheel of Time series.

the man has a command of world building and magic systems that has me entranced
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z - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:39:22 EST ID:SSpVtlT1 No.69493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i quite enjoyed the powder mage series by brian mcclellan
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Charlotte Duckwill - Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:02:20 EST ID:1MdE3704 No.69494 Report Quick Reply
>>69453
Im working through Malazan 7 this weekend. 6 was my favorite one yet, it was about time they did a book with the actual main characters in it.


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