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Started by Pantaleone on Mar 3, 2011 6:59:31 AM
Any good fantasy books being published these days?

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SionedGoch - 03 Mar 2011 09:30:03 (#1 of 3427)

Hurray, a fantasy book thread in a proper Books folder!!!

Yes, there are good fantasy books being published these days.

I'm still enjoying Rivers of London, it's made me laugh out loud at times and I don't mind if the plot is weak as one poster pointed out. There's a follow being published soon and on the strength of what I've read so far, half the book, I'm going to get that one too.

pigbagging - 03 Mar 2011 09:33:46 (#2 of 3427)

Depending on your definition of fantasy I am currently reading Jasper Fforde's latest Thursday Next novel and thouroughly enjoying it

SionedGoch - 03 Mar 2011 09:35:55 (#3 of 3427)

I think our definition of fantasy is quite loose Pig so no worries there.

Jenny28 - 03 Mar 2011 14:52:42 (#4 of 3427)

I liked all the Jasper Fforde books that I've read.

FleurDuMal - 03 Mar 2011 15:06:00 (#5 of 3427)

I'm in the middle of Angelology by Danielle Trussardi. It seems good, so far.

AppleCatcher - 03 Mar 2011 18:40:12 (#6 of 3427)

Luxie is devouring a Game of Thrones.

I can barely detach her from the Kindle anymore. Is it that good?

TatiaCamilla - 03 Mar 2011 19:16:30 (#7 of 3427)

I wouldn't call it good, but it's definitely addictive. Like cheap chocolate.

luxana - 03 Mar 2011 21:26:50 (#8 of 3427)

More like a bag of crisps. A big one.

SionedGoch - 05 Mar 2011 12:09:40 (#9 of 3427)

Finished Rivers of Blood the other day and am now reading The Wise Man's Fear.

The first was like a chip butty, the second is looking like more of a well-cooked three course meal!

RabbyBunnit - 05 Mar 2011 14:29:52 (#10 of 3427)

GRR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire News....

A Dance With Dragons will be released July 12th in both the US by Bantam and Voyager in the UK. The final hardcover will be over 900 pages, putting it up there with A Storm of Swords the longest in the series to date.

SionedGoch - 05 Mar 2011 14:38:16 (#11 of 3427)

Goddamn, I gave away all my GRR Martin books as I was pretty convinced he'd never finish the series. Oh well, I'll just have to read all your reviews to see if it's worth buying them all again.

AppleCatcher - 06 Mar 2011 02:17:43 (#12 of 3427)

Isn't the Wise Man's Fear the second instalment in the Kingkiller's Chronicles? I quite enjoyed the Name of the Wind, so I defeinitely want to have a go.

What does a panel think of the Painted Man series?

AppleCatcher - 06 Mar 2011 02:19:57 (#13 of 3427)

Anyhoo. I'll wait for my iPad2 to arrive before buying it as an ebook on amazon.

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AppleCatcher - 06 Mar 2011 18:31:54 (#15 of 3427)

Fucksay. The Wise Man's fear is more expensive on Kindle than in hardback.

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Splattsville - 07 Mar 2011 13:45:17 (#17 of 3427)

Ah - the fantasy book thread. Now finished the first Steven Erikson and started the next - bloody excellent so far. My reading is mainly limited to when I'm travelling, so usually 4 or 5 hours a week. At this rate I'll get to book 10 in 6 months or so...

SionedGoch - 07 Mar 2011 16:31:10 (#18 of 3427)

I've got Joe Abercrombie's new one, The Heroes, to read next but I enjoyed Wise Man's Fear so much I've gone back to the first book, Name of the Wind.

AppleCatcher - 07 Mar 2011 18:11:47 (#19 of 3427)

I found the Heroes fucking fantastic. I was bowled over. I think it's his finest. What's amazing is that the plot fits on one page of A4. He still manages to create a gripping, beautifully constructed, expertly written novel. The characters are so fucking attaching.

Re. Wise Man's fear I'll probably get it on Kindle although it fucking pains me to have to pay £10.99 for it.

SionedGoch - 07 Mar 2011 18:48:44 (#20 of 3427)

Cheers for that AC! I'll definitely start the book soon then.

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