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What do people suggest for a nice longer series?
Author isn't so important, but i WOULD like for it to maybe be a series where the author do NOT "depart" too soon... not that anyone can really guarantee that one...
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Recently, I've been reading the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. This currently stands at 4 books, with at least 2 more to come, and at 39 the author is still quite young. I liked this series a lot, and the magic system is very creative (on par with the best from Brandon Sanderson).

Another nice series is the Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett.
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I can't remember, have you read Malazan? The main series (10 books) is already done, but the authors keep expanding on it with smaller series/trilogies/novellas.
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I can't remember, have you read Malazan? The main series (10 books) is already done, but the authors keep expanding on it with smaller series/trilogies/novellas.
nope... no i have not read Malazan series... i have finished WoT and Discworld and Happy Rotter... but been doing too many things lately to actually read a book too
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Robin Hobb? Something like a series of trilogies. Fairly long reads all of them.
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nope... no i have not read Malazan series... i have finished WoT and Discworld and Happy Rotter... but been doing too many things lately to actually read a book too
I'll second the suggestion of Malazan. Sanderson also has quite a few worthy series if you haven't tried any of his non-WoT works. The Mistborn books especially were really good, but the Stormlight series seems off to a good start, as does Warbreaker. Guy Gavriel Kay doesn't tend to do series so much as stand alone fantasy novels (except the Fionavar trilogy, but I haven't read those), but they are really excellent - Tigana probably is the single best fantasy novel I've ever read.
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Are you only looking for Fantasy or also Sci Fi or urban fantasy and stuff like that?
What do you consider long?
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Are you only looking for Fantasy or also Sci Fi or urban fantasy and stuff like that?
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Fantasy to begin with, but...Urban Fantasy? not sure i even KNOW what that is... RS mentioned several years ago a type of story where the premise was that the confederate army had somehow gotten modern weapons... that sounded kinda interesting too... anything like what Urban Fantasy is?
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The Guns of the South - Harry Turtledove
And that isn't Urban Fantasy, I think. Too much countryside, for one thing. To much SciFi, for another. I suspect that the Twilight saga should count as UF, but I also suspect that neither fans of Meyer nor fans of UF would agree.
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And that isn't Urban Fantasy, I think. Too much countryside, for one thing. To much SciFi, for another. I suspect that the Twilight saga should count as UF, but I also suspect that neither fans of Meyer nor fans of UF would agree.
That -- and pretty much everything by Harry Turtledove -- is "Alternate History."
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I'll second the suggestion of Malazan.
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Also, The Black Company by Glen Cook: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Company
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where to start then, sare?
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where to start then, sare?
Easiest would be Warbreaker, since it's right here:
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/draf...ver_1st_ed.pdf
After that, I'd recommend his Cosmere books in the order they were published
Here they're listed by sub-series, but publication years are mentioned too:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brando..._Cosmere_Cycle
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nope... no i have not read Malazan series... i have finished WoT and Discworld and Happy Rotter... but been doing too many things lately to actually read a book too
Have you read Farseer?
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Malazan is hit and miss. With me it was a definite miss.

I really liked the Robin Hobb books (Farseer) that were already mentioned... More long ones... You can try the Dragonrider series by Anne McCaffrey, she died a few years ago but the series is twenty something books. She did write the first ones in the 60s so some of the social commentary is... A little outdated. I assume you've read Harry Potter? 7 books, that one.
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That -- and pretty much everything by Harry Turtledove -- is "Alternate History."
Another title for it would be "See, the South Wasn't So Bad..." given the amount of whitewashing of southern history he does in those alternate histories.
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Technically, Dune isn't Fantasy.
You could try the Amber series by Roger Zelazny, though finding those may be difficult nowadays.
And of course there's always Lord of the Rings to try.
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Stephen King's Dark Tower series also comes to mind. It's more fantasy than horror, though it overlaps with some of his horror novels (like Salem's Lot). It trails off a bit at the end, but the first five books are really good, with the fourth book, Wizard and Glass, being one of the best fantasy novels I've come across. One of the other overlap novels, Eyes of the Dragon, is probably my second favorite King novel.
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