art by =saintchase

Theoryland Resources

WoT Interview Search

Search the most comprehensive database of interviews and book signings from Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson and the rest of Team Jordan.

Wheel of Time News

An Hour With Harriet

2012-04-30: I had the great pleasure of speaking with Harriet McDougal Rigney about her life. She's an amazing talent and person and it will take you less than an hour to agree.

The Bell Tolls

2012-04-24: Some thoughts I had during JordanCon4 and the upcoming conclusion of "The Wheel of Time."

Theoryland Community

Members: 7653

Logged In (1): imichelinirandy,

Newest Members:johnroserking, petermorris, johnadanbvv, AndrewHB, jofwu, Salemcat1, Dhakatimesnews, amazingz, Sasooner, Hasib123,

Theoryland Tweets

Forums

Home | Chat | Old Forums(Yuku)


Go Back   Theoryland of the Wheel of Time Forums > THEORYLAND STEDDINGS > Forum Archives > Archived - Non Wot Discussion Boards > Archived: Non WoT Related Discussion 09/09 - 9/10
User Name
Password

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Bonzi77 Bonzi77 is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 186
Bonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the rough
Default Recomend me a Fantasy Series

I just finished reading the first Runelords book (meh) and the last Codex Alera book (excellent) and I'm looking for something new to read.

Stuff I've read and liked:

Wheel of Time (duh)
Ice and Fire (Martin)
Memory Sorrow and Thorn (Williams)
Farseer (Hobb)
Codex Alera (Butcher)
Sword of Shadows (Jones)

Stuff I've read and haven't liked:

Malazan
Sword of Truth
Prince of Nothing

So outside of those things, what should I read next?
__________________
http://lifeofbonzi.blogspot.com
  #2  
Old 11-28-2009, 08:37 PM
jason wolfbrother's Avatar
jason wolfbrother jason wolfbrother is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 534
jason wolfbrother has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to jason wolfbrother Send a message via MSN to jason wolfbrother Send a message via Yahoo to jason wolfbrother
Default

Try this one Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

and the others I was gonna recommend are already in your lists, both lists
__________________
Bonded to yks
Lord of the Southern Border, the Mountain Breaker, the Keeper of the Frog Shaped Hole Punch

Wash:"Things are about to get interesting"
Mal:"Define interesting..."
Wash:"Oh God! Oh God! We're all gonna die!?"

"If you are not living life on the edge, you are taking up too much space"
  #3  
Old 11-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Weird Harold's Avatar
Weird Harold Weird Harold is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: "Lost Wages," NV USA
Posts: 5,008
Weird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant future
Default

Since you haven't already, The Belgariad and Mallorean by David (& Leigh) Eddings (Plus sequals)

The Eleniad and Tamuli trilogies by Eddings are also a must read.

Anything by Eddings is a good read, even though they are all somewhat formulaic.

Dennis L. McKiernan is another prolific fantasy author that is worth seeking out.

Robert A. Heinlein wrote some good fantasies as well as a great deal of Science Fiction. Notably Glory Road and JOB: A Comedy of Errors.
__________________
Answers! I got lots of answers!

(Now if I could just figure out which questions they go to. )

I met you in a past life. You were wrong then, too.
  #4  
Old 11-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Kurtz's Avatar
Kurtz Kurtz is offline
Ancient
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 410
Kurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud ofKurtz has much to be proud of
Default

Stop reading fantasy, it's 95% shit.
__________________
*Bonded to Brita*
  #5  
Old 11-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Weird Harold's Avatar
Weird Harold Weird Harold is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: "Lost Wages," NV USA
Posts: 5,008
Weird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant futureWeird Harold has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jason wolfbrother View Post
Try this one Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

and the others I was gonna recommend are already in your lists, both lists
Good suggestion.

Have you checked out his newest series:

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/imager_p...io/imager.html
__________________
Answers! I got lots of answers!

(Now if I could just figure out which questions they go to. )

I met you in a past life. You were wrong then, too.
  #6  
Old 11-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Bonzi77 Bonzi77 is offline
Elder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 186
Bonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the roughBonzi77 is a jewel in the rough
Default

I've also read and enjoyed all of Sanderson's stuff and the one book Rothfuss has out so far. I'm sure there's a couple of others I forgot

Quote:
Originally Posted by jason wolfbrother View Post

and the others I was gonna recommend are already in your lists, both lists
Out of curiosity, what's on my bad list that you disagree with?
__________________
http://lifeofbonzi.blogspot.com
  #7  
Old 11-28-2009, 10:26 PM
Belazamon's Avatar
Belazamon Belazamon is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Springfield, MA
Posts: 2,309
Belazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant futureBelazamon has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Belazamon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonzi77 View Post
So outside of those things, what should I read next?
PRATCHETT PRATCHETT PRATCHETT.

And China Miéville.
__________________
Stating your opinion as a fact doesn't make it any less your opinion.

No one cares, no one sympathizes
You just stand around and play synthesizers
  #8  
Old 11-28-2009, 11:52 PM
Sei'taer's Avatar
Sei'taer Sei'taer is offline
Inbred, Ugly, and Drunk on Corn Liquor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 5,505
Sei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond reputeSei'taer has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Aside from those already mentioned,

The Dark Glory Wars. It's the prelude to the dragoncrown war cycle. It's one of my favs.
__________________
Sei'taer
General of the Southern Border, Landogardner, Bringer of Pain, Theoryland Hillbilly




www.buckeyestation.com look at it, love it, share it with your friends!
  #9  
Old 11-29-2009, 12:04 AM
Terez's Avatar
Terez Terez is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corn
Posts: 21,128
Terez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Terez
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonzi77 View Post
Out of curiosity, what's on my bad list that you disagree with?
JWB is a Malazan fan. Lots of us here are. However, I think most of us can understand why someone wouldn't like it.
__________________
Qui nos rodunt confundantur, et cum iustis non scribantur.
@Terez27
  #10  
Old 11-29-2009, 12:45 AM
Isabel Isabel is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2,088
Isabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to beholdIsabel is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via MSN to Isabel
Default

I think you should try:

Stephen Brust - Vlad Taltos series Very good, although not finished yet.
Robin Hobb - also read her other series.
Charles Stross: he has sci fi and fantasy. I liked his sci fi better, but his fantasy is good too.
Friedman: also has a fantasy series.
Tad Williams: Try Otherland it's really good or the stand alone 'war of the flowers'. You haven't mentioned them yet.

sci fi:
-Reynolds: start with Revelation Space
-Zindell : neverness
-John Scalzi
-Kim Stanley Robinson
__________________
'Rand al'Thor, Nynaeve shrieked, that is the most outrageous thing I ever heard out of your mouth. The very idea of telling three women you love them! You are worse than a lecher. You apologize right now!'

Isabel sedai of the Green Ajah, Amyrlin of the Official Nynaeve Fanclub, first sister to Gennie Sedai of the Green Ajah, bonded to Camel, Wolf Gaidin, Jachthond and ghostrider.

Last edited by Isabel; 11-29-2009 at 12:48 AM.
  #11  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:11 AM
Zanguini's Avatar
Zanguini Zanguini is offline
Ancient
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Next to Cary Fairy
Posts: 1,932
Zanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant futureZanguini has a brilliant future
Default

I second the eddingses
Also try Peter David... Sir Apropos of Nothing... you cant go wrong with it.
__________________
Crown Prince of Younglings
Theorylands Official Fairy Wrangler
Colonel in the Colbert Nation
the only Z

fairy dust for sale 8.99 per vial


"YES!" - Cary Sedai


"Perhaps science,... [is] simply magic with delusions of lack of grandeur." -Peter David, Restoration

The Greatest Thread
  #12  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:29 AM
Terez's Avatar
Terez Terez is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Corn
Posts: 21,128
Terez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond reputeTerez has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Terez
Default

I also <3 Eddings.
__________________
Qui nos rodunt confundantur, et cum iustis non scribantur.
@Terez27
  #13  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:46 AM
Davian93's Avatar
Davian93 Davian93 is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 20,142
Davian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond reputeDavian93 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Anything by Guy Gavriel Kay...

most of the rest has already been mentioned.


Oh, and Sword of Truth isn't Fantasy, its jacka$$ author said so himself...in between plagiarizing other better authors and crapping out some Ayn Rand.
__________________
Bonded to Brita

"We caught them in an alley on skid row in downtown Philly and brought them down with Uzi's and dogs. I beat the shit out of one of the guys for resisting arrest. After that, I went home, fried up some tofu with strawberry preserves and melon sticky rice, laid down on the couch with my snuggie and ate rose petals in sweet daisy wine sauce and watched Mamma Mia on DVD and then cried myself to sleep."

Theoryland: Just Some Crazy In A Pot
  #14  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:46 AM
jason wolfbrother's Avatar
jason wolfbrother jason wolfbrother is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 534
jason wolfbrother has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to jason wolfbrother Send a message via MSN to jason wolfbrother Send a message via Yahoo to jason wolfbrother
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weird Harold View Post
Good suggestion.

Have you checked out his newest series:

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/imager_p...io/imager.html

Yes just finished the 2nd one in the series and so far it is on par with Recluce as to my enjoyment. Very well written as most of Modesitt's books are
__________________
Bonded to yks
Lord of the Southern Border, the Mountain Breaker, the Keeper of the Frog Shaped Hole Punch

Wash:"Things are about to get interesting"
Mal:"Define interesting..."
Wash:"Oh God! Oh God! We're all gonna die!?"

"If you are not living life on the edge, you are taking up too much space"
  #15  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:48 AM
JSUCamel's Avatar
JSUCamel JSUCamel is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Windy City
Posts: 3,264
JSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to JSUCamel Send a message via MSN to JSUCamel Send a message via Yahoo to JSUCamel
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zanguini View Post
I second the eddingses
Also try Peter David... Sir Apropos of Nothing... you cant go wrong with it.
I found Eddings to be unbelievably boring. I mean, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't... someone said it earlier.. it was very formulaic. There were no surprises. It's not bad, but I didn't enjoy it enough to want to read anything else by Eddings.

Peter David's Sir Apropos of Nothing is one of the funniest series I've ever read, and the first one is easily in my top 10 favorite fantasy novels.

I'd also second "War of the Flowers" by Tad Williams. Just great world building there, and a really vivid imagination.

In terms of things I haven't seen mentioned here in awhile, I'd like to suggest Sara Douglass's Darkglass Mountain series and The Troy Game series.
__________________
---

"Nice try, Jack!" - Robert Jordan (to Camel)
"Camel must be the coolest TLer ever, by now." -GLotD

A grilled cheese eaten more than five minutes later is just no good. -Crispin



  #16  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:49 AM
JSUCamel's Avatar
JSUCamel JSUCamel is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Windy City
Posts: 3,264
JSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant futureJSUCamel has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to JSUCamel Send a message via MSN to JSUCamel Send a message via Yahoo to JSUCamel
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jason wolfbrother View Post
Yes just finished the 2nd one in the series and so far it is on par with Recluce as to my enjoyment. Very well written as most of Modesitt's books are
I can't think of a single Modesitt book I haven't enjoyed. They're all pretty good, even if the characters and thought processes are similar.
__________________
---

"Nice try, Jack!" - Robert Jordan (to Camel)
"Camel must be the coolest TLer ever, by now." -GLotD

A grilled cheese eaten more than five minutes later is just no good. -Crispin



  #17  
Old 11-29-2009, 01:52 AM
jason wolfbrother's Avatar
jason wolfbrother jason wolfbrother is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 534
jason wolfbrother has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to jason wolfbrother Send a message via MSN to jason wolfbrother Send a message via Yahoo to jason wolfbrother
Default

As Terez pointed out I thoroughly enjoyed the Malazan books. I was also going to recommend the Codex of Alera but then reread your post and saw it was already mentioned in the first list .

I also second the Vlad Taltos books by Steven Brust. Also his other series that takes place before them "The Phoenix Guards" "Five Hundred Years After" "The Paths of the Dead" "The Lord of Castle Black" and "Sethra Lavode".

I like Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy, the LiveShip Traders trilogy, and the Fool trilogy.

However, I was not impressed with her next foray into fantasy. so much so that I forget the title but I would be hesitant to recommend it.

edit: the Soldier Son Trilogy. I finished the 1st and was severely disappointed. haven't touched, and will not, the 2nd or 3rd.
__________________
Bonded to yks
Lord of the Southern Border, the Mountain Breaker, the Keeper of the Frog Shaped Hole Punch

Wash:"Things are about to get interesting"
Mal:"Define interesting..."
Wash:"Oh God! Oh God! We're all gonna die!?"

"If you are not living life on the edge, you are taking up too much space"
  #18  
Old 11-29-2009, 02:00 AM
jason wolfbrother's Avatar
jason wolfbrother jason wolfbrother is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Posts: 534
jason wolfbrother has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to jason wolfbrother Send a message via MSN to jason wolfbrother Send a message via Yahoo to jason wolfbrother
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSUCamel View Post
I can't think of a single Modesitt book I haven't enjoyed. They're all pretty good, even if the characters and thought processes are similar.
I didn't dislike, but didn't like enough to read more, his Spellsong Sorceress series. I like his writing well enough but maybe I'm just not a big enough music fan to enjoy the magic in that series.

same with the Ghosts of Columbia books. I read the first one and while I can't complain about the writing, the actual story itself didn't catch my interest.

The difference to me is that with each new book he writes I will guaranteed pick it up and read it. If I don't like it as much as his others no harm and no dislike of Modesitt. The rest of his books are too well written and well thought out for me to hold a grudge

If you had to pick one which of his book(s)/book series' is your favorite Camel?
__________________
Bonded to yks
Lord of the Southern Border, the Mountain Breaker, the Keeper of the Frog Shaped Hole Punch

Wash:"Things are about to get interesting"
Mal:"Define interesting..."
Wash:"Oh God! Oh God! We're all gonna die!?"

"If you are not living life on the edge, you are taking up too much space"
  #19  
Old 11-29-2009, 02:04 AM
Zaela Sedai's Avatar
Zaela Sedai Zaela Sedai is offline
Mistress of Novices
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 2,532
Zaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud ofZaela Sedai has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Zaela Sedai Send a message via MSN to Zaela Sedai Send a message via Yahoo to Zaela Sedai Send a message via Skype™ to Zaela Sedai
Default

Make sure you read Sandersons books.

Mistborn is the Trilogy

Elantris and Warbreaker
__________________

The One, the Original, the ONLY Z
Beware of impostors

In Brandon We Trust
This TL Siren is bonded to Pops, XX, DaiShan and DeiwosTheSkyGod. Allied with Seeker and Guarded by Hopper
General of the Western Border, Valkyrie of the Autumn Storm, Destined Fury
  #20  
Old 11-29-2009, 02:21 AM
Nazbaque's Avatar
Nazbaque Nazbaque is offline
Hero of the Horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Turku, Finland
Posts: 3,492
Nazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond reputeNazbaque has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The problem with Eddings is that everything is either very predictable or doesn't make any sense what so ever. There is not a drop of dramatic skill in there. Not an ounce of style.

I wonder why LotR wasn't on your list. Or Harry Potter.

But one author I must recomend is Pratchett. If you don't want to go for Discworld directly the Bromeliad trilogy (Truckers, Diggers and Wings) is a good place to start.

With the Discworld there are a few places you can start. You don't have to read them in order so long as you read the books of each arc in order. Colour of Magic is a natural place to start and it has to be among the first, but you might want to try Moving Pictures or Pyramids first as the style of the first book isn't quite the same as the rest of the series.
__________________
Warder of Freya Sedai
First-brother of Cary Sedai
Great Lord of Fire
Lord Captain Commander of Singing Chipmunks
Master of Nazgul Kitchen
 

Tags
books


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.