Three Seas Forum

the archives

dusted off in read-only

  •  

No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 02 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Gringo, Commoner

I've been reading a couple of books here and there and I'd like to make my list of Savage Fantasy books.

The Prince of Nothing Trilogy; Still haven't read the third one but I'm on the case.

K J Parker's Scavenger Trilogy; Awesome quirky writing style with exellent technical knowledge. Solid Characters.

K J Parker's Engineer Trilogy; As above but with a little more class and style.

Michael Moorcock's Elric and Von Bek Trilogies; Exellent reads with weird descriptions and wonderful pacing.

Do you guys have any recommendations to add to the list? Stuff that will really grab me by the throat and drag me down into it's dark depths. So far my interest has been piqued by the following authors;

Guy Gavriel Kay

Gene Wolfe
view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 02 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Harrol, Moderator

I suggest G R R Martin also. view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 03 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Gringo, Commoner

What I went out and bought from the various Waterstones in London (including the gigantic Piccadilly shop);

The Thousandfold Thought (Signed as well, wierd when was Scott in England?)

Dune - Frank Herbert (I never got round to reading it, sorry guys)

The Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe

The First Book of Lankhmar - Fritz Lieber

The Eternal Champion - Michael Moorcock

Heroes Die - Matthew Woodring Stover (Was found hidden away in the bottom of Forbidden Planet. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->)

Anyway I got some serious reading to do and world forgetting to be done. view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 05 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by paddyenglish, Candidate

Try the Thomas covenant series its damn good and quite depraved view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 10 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Zarathinius, Auditor

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock; the concept alone is original and fantastic. The characters are believable, and the story flows well. In my humblest of opinions, one of the greatest and most underappreciated books ever written. Strangely enough, I didn't care too much for his other works. view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 13 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by AjDeath, Didact

Hmm, you mentioned Guy Kay Gavriel, and I cannot recommend his works enough. I have read from Tigana onward (fav being Lions Of Al Rassan) And each book I have read (out of sequence) has been better and more enjoyable then the last and I think that is because I cannot get enough of his stuff. view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 20 May 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Anglobotomy, Commoner

I can imagine how anyone can enjoy the Elric books (just had to say that, sorry). I have to second the Guy Gavriel Kay accolade. I really like his earlier writing. Isabel left me flat. The Sarantium books were just great. He's all about the characters and I like that. There's a lot of other good books listed in this thread. Smart people come to this forum. view post


No more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. posted 21 May 2007 in Literature DiscussionNo more Elves. Innovative, Violent and Thought-provoking. by Myshkin, Commoner

I gonna have to say that I found Guy Gavriel Kay boring. That being said, I know that a lot of people love his books. I would suggest that you start out with &quot;Tigana&quot;, and if you don't like it don't bother with anything else by him.

Other fantasy suggestions:

George R R Martin -- A Song of Ice and Fire. If you're going to read fantasy, you have to read this series.

Greg Keyes -- The Kingdom of Thorn and Bone. This is one of the best series on the market today.

Scott Lynch -- The Lies of Locke Lamora. This is a very fun, very fast paced book, with a lot more depth than you would think.

Joe Abercrombie -- The First Law Trilogy. Two books out in this series so far. Both of them are fantastic.

These are just the beginning. Keep reading these forums and you will have no shortage of recomendations. view post


  •  

The Three Seas Forum archives are hosted and maintained courtesy of Jack Brown