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Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Wed May 31, 2017 7:41 pm

So... I am soon to be off for a two week holiday of sand, sea, pina coladas and lots and lots of READING. First trip I've been on for a few years where I'm actually going to be lazing about and getting snuggly with my Kindle.

With that in mind, does anyone have any Summer reading recommendations? I have one trilogy marked down but considering that I once read the entire Game of Thrones series during a weeks holiday... I think I'm going to need a few more suggestions to keep me going!
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 pm

C'mon, guys, I know there's some readers among us other than me and Forge!
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by HyperCynic » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:06 pm

Well I could suggest A LO, but have no idea what you have read. If you have not read him any L.E Modesitte is a good choice. One of my favorite authors.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Lunion4saken » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:28 pm

Name of the wind by Patrict rothfuss. This is still an on going trilogy with two books publish(since i las check)

Fantasy with magic a things like that. There only once seen a little more explicit. In general a good read.

There also a separete book about one of the characters, i think it maybe interesting to read too.

Edit 1 not the traditional magic more like a technomagic in medievel times. Traditional magic will appear eventually.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:06 am

Lunion4saken wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Name of the wind by Patrict rothfuss. This is still an on going trilogy with two books publish(since i las check)

Fantasy with magic a things like that. There only once seen a little more explicit. In general a good read.

There also a separete book about one of the characters, i think it maybe interesting to read too.

Edit 1 not the traditional magic more like a technomagic in medievel times. Traditional magic will appear eventually.
Already all Rothfuss'd up unfortunately! Good suggestion though.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by HyperCynic » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:21 am

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/l-e-modesitt/ link to list of Modesitt's works
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:25 am

HyperCynic wrote:
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https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/l-e-modesitt/ link to list of Modesitt's works
Thanks Cynic - got any particular favourites?
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by HyperCynic » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:03 pm

Hmmm I really loved the Imager series and the corean chronicles. The Saprano sorceress series has a great main female protagonist. The recluce series is a favorite as well if you like light vs dark magic. Each series has a totally different take on magic. if you have more questions just poke on discord and I can elaborate further.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:40 pm

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Hmmm I really loved the Imager series and the corean chronicles. The Saprano sorceress series has a great main female protagonist. The recluce series is a favorite as well if you like light vs dark magic. Each series has a totally different take on magic. if you have more questions just poke on discord and I can elaborate further.
I do love me a strong, female protagonist.

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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Śaraṯkṣati » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:43 pm

I recently read Kari Hotakainen's 'The Human Part' and thought it was a pretty great read, so I'll offer that as a recommendation. I realise suggesting a squarely realistic novel set in the modern era is a little unwise, given the general predilection for fantasy and sci-fi hereabouts, but it's really quite a quirky and idiosyncratic little book-- it deals with an author who resolves to record the lives of an old woman and her family, and the way his 'creative liberties' conflict with the woman's desire for her story to be told honestly and straightforwardly.

Does feature a strong female protagonist, so to speak (Salme, the old woman, is actually one of my favourite protagonists that I've read this year), so who knows, it might just still be up your alley, Sammy.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Hawk » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:52 pm

I recommend Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series if you're interested in epic fantasy.
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Re: Summer Reading 2017

Post by Sammy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:33 pm

Oooo lots of new suggestions, thank you!

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