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Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:49 am

I am on the hunt for a new series of books to keep me going, I am a prolific reader, I can easily get through an average sized book in about 5 hours so am looking for a series that will keep me going for a bit

has anyone read the above series of books?

if so are they any good?

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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby m0lineux on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:14 am

Well I am only half way through this myself but George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones is a great read and if its your sort of thing you will love it.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:24 am

already read them :)

Sci/fi fantasy authors I have read (some of them)

ALL of Anne McCaffrey
ALL of Raymond E Feist
ALL of Robin Hobb
ALL the Dragon lance books
ALL of David Gemmell
ALL of Terry Brooks
ALL of Tad Williams
ALL of Stephen Donaldson
ALL of Brent Weeks
ALL of Ursula Le Guin
ALL Michael Moorcroft
ALL Katherine Kerr
ALL David Eddings
MOST Terry Pratchett
Trudi Canavan's Black Magician series (Just waiting for the next one to come out)

and thats just glancing at the one bookshelf behind me LOL!

I did say I was a prolific reader ;)

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The Richard Morgan Takeshi Kovacs books
Altered Carbon
Broken Angels
Woken Furies

Jasper FForde
Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller trilogy.
Maria V. Snyders' couple trilogys are quite nice too.
And definitely check out Brandon Sanderson,
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby EvolvedMonkey on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:27 am

The Richard Morgan Takeshi Kovacs books are pretty good.

Altered Carbon
Broken Angels
Woken Furies

plus his other books - Market Forces, Black Man, The Steel Remains, The Cold Commands (last two part of the 'A land fit for heroes' series)

He also wrote the Crysis 2 and Syndicate video games and Black Widow graphic novels.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:34 am

hmmmmz might have to take a look at those, have put them on the list :)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby coldandtired on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:40 am

Pratchett's Discworld series. The first 3-4 books are warmups as he was finding his feet, but after that they are gold.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:44 am

oo thanks for the reminder - have read them all will add those to the list! lol
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby coldandtired on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:11 am

In that case, Jasper FForde.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:16 am

aha now there is a name I havent read :D

I shall add to the list!
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Aceo on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:35 am

Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller trilogy. It's an amazing couple of books as it is now, with the third on the way in the next year.
Trudi Canavan's Black Magician series and Maria V. Snyders' couple trilogys are quite nice too.#
And definitely check out Brandon Sanderson, he's got some really good books out and is planning on writing a series as long as the Wheel of Time. Also, he (co)wrote the latest Wheel of Time if i remember correctly.


And as to the Wheel of Time series, I hear it starts off good but teeters off in the middle and picks up again in the latest books.


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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:59 am

have read Trudi Canavan :)

have added the rest to the list!

I may start on wheel of time and see how I get on :)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Dauntless on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:22 pm

Have you tried the Sci/fi fantasy author Elizabeth Moon? I enjoyed the "The Deed of Paksenarrion" novels.
She has done quite a few Sci/fi novels which I havent read but the fantasy ones were good.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:26 pm

have read the Paksenarrion once but not the others :)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby NightStalker on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:47 pm

I was going to suggest my fav author, but then I saw this
ALL of Raymond E Feist


These aren't Scfi/fantasy but still good authors, how about some Lee child or Raymond Khoury (Only released a few books, but still good reads)
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Dauntless on Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:40 pm

NightStalker wrote:I was going to suggest my fav author, but then I saw this
ALL of Raymond E Feist


These aren't Scfi/fantasy but still good authors, how about some Lee child or Raymond Khoury (Only released a few books, but still good reads)


I had a link on facebook from Feist, Magician is on sale for £1.99 at the moment, I'll try and dig it out. It's a must read for any fantasy book reader!
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby re# Skilgannon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:41 pm

I have 2 copies, the original and then the Authors edition :D
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Dauntless on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:54 pm

I do too! I got the Authors edition first though then decided to hunt down a copy of the original.
Just reading the Hobbit at the moment ready for when the film comes out. Then I think I might start reading the Magician saga again.
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Shuriken on Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:54 pm

Wheel of time is great!

I'm reading the last book at the moment after putting it off for ages (I have huge issues with endings lol). I got into the series right after reading Gemmel's stuff and have stayed a fan, take from that what you will :)

Sure, the writing isn't as complicated as some other fantasy authors but the simplicity makes for more room for story imo, and the story is great!

If you're into things like baldur's gate, icewind dale, neverwinter nights etc. I'd recommend the forgotten realms books, particularly R.A. Salvatore.

David Eddings stuff is decent, as is Robin Bailey if you like shorter books.

lol I just re-read your post and saw you've read all of David Eddings, my bad XD
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby NightStalker on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Dauntless wrote:I do too! I got the Authors edition first though then decided to hunt down a copy of the original.
Just reading the Hobbit at the moment ready for when the film comes out. Then I think I might start reading the Magician saga again.



I've read it 5 times so far, really can't put the first 3 books down once i've started
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Re: Robert Jordan's Wheel of time series

Postby Brick on Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:30 pm

i am on book 8 of the wheel of time, rather enjoying them, if you havent already stephen king's the dark tower series is good
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