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Hi Galz and Girlz

Today I came across the horrifying realisation that I only have 60 pages left of the final game of thrones installment A Dance With Dragons 2: after the feast! The series has been absolutely brilliant and I have loved every bit of it but due to Martin's writing style I will be waiting a wee while for the next so in the meantime I would like to start another series.

I am not object to stand alone novels but I do like a good series.

Any help would be grand!

Mr. Soulstone

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I really liked mathew Woordring stovers 'Heroes Die'. Part sci-fi part fantasy.

Its much simpler than game of thrones, but I really liked it. There is a second book to it Blade Tyshelle. Not as good but not bad.

Another book I liked is 'A fire upon the deep' by Vernor Vinge. Its the complex story line like game of throne with lots of characters, but its a sci-fi setting. 'Deepness in the sky' also good, but I preferred Deepness in the sky.

Another series I liked was SM Sterling 'Island in the sea of time'. its a what would happen book if the Island of Nantucket was teleported back in time 2000 years. After that Its there is no sci-fi at all and how people adapt and recreate a civilization.

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Another series I liked was SM Sterling 'Island in the sea of time'. its a what would happen book if the Island of Nantucket was teleported back in time 2000 years. After that Its there is no sci-fi at all and how people adapt and recreate a civilization.

I heartily second this one. Also, there is SM Stilring's series that starts with "Dies the Fire". It's what happens in present day when Nantucket gets sucked back in time. Very post apocalyptic, starting with the apocalypse itself.

Moving on from Stirling, I recommend John Ringo. He has several good series. Most of them are sci-fi oriented, although not all. He has one modern techno thriller series, 1 future setting that is very fantastical, 1 modern fantasy, and as I said, several sci-fi. All are good.

There is always the Wheel of Time if you haven't tackled that one yet.

Elizabeth moon did a series that started with "Sheepfarmer's Daughter." It's a good fantasy story, and she has recently begun expanding on the universe it's set in. She also has quite a few sci-fi novels.

David Weber is a good author as well, with several different series ongoing. Honor Harrignton series would be my recommendation for Sci-fi, and the Safehold series has a nice mix of sci-fi and historical.

Hope this helps.

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The Deepgate codex trilogy series by Allan Campbell

Starting with 'Scar night'

A blood sucking Angel hybrid, a city suspended on chains over a chasm leading to hell and lost souls in hell trapped in glass bodies.....just perfect reading for anyone who like Gothic horror fantasy.

One of the best series of books I've read in the last few years by a relatively new Author.

I think he's from Glasgow area so wonder if Sholto knows him?

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Cheers guys I appreciate the feedback, im gonna have to look at some reviews and what not over the next few days!

Mark del Franco - Connor Grey series.

Pretty much stuck on urban fantasy/sci-fi.

Any Dresden.

This looks promising the CG series always appealed to me but probably going to go with Dresden!I have been looking for someone to recommend it as it looks fascinating!

Mostly likely becasue I read the Night Watch series and our gaming group's favourite RPG is World of Darkness!

Thanks Chums

Mr. Soulstone

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Go to the store and pick up the following book immediately:

The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch.

Do it now.

...

You're still reading this, stop reading it and go buy the book. Now.

...

Fine! You obviously won't take my word for it, but here is a review of the novel.

http://www.fantasybooknews.com/2008/12/review-the-lies-of-locke-lamora/

Seriously go read the book.

Edited by Fetid Strumpet

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Good Omens is fantastic.

Dresden is incredible... grab them now!!!

Wheel of Time just finished, so its only 14 novels of between 600 and 1000 pages. They can get a bit tedious but finish really strong.

Mistborn is a really good series and worth the read. Very urban fantasy with a unique magic system.

James Rollins does a great Spy/Secret Agent series called Sigma Force. they are all very good reads.

Gav Thorpe does a good Roman-esque low magic fantasy trilogy, Crown of the Blood/Crown of the Usurper/Crown of the Conqueror

Ernest Cline wrote Ready Player One, which was far better than I expected it to be. Lots of 1980's references plus a semi-distopian future where everyone lives to play an MMO. It's a much better book than the description would indicate.

Then if your into non-fiction books I have several I have enjoyed, but you need to be interested in the subjects:

  • Busting Vegas by Ben Mezrich (about gamblers taking on Casino's )
  • 21: Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich (also about gamblers but with blackjack)
  • How to be Black by Baratude Thurston (humorous book that's exactly what the name says)
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (about Steve Jobs and Apple)
  • The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (about the Old English Dictonary)
  • Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein (about the Yakuza)
  • Rigged by Ben Mezrich (about commodities trading and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange)

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Go to the store and pick up the following book immediately:

The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch.

Do it now.

...

You're still reading this, stop reading it and go buy the book. Now.

...

Fine! You obviously won't take my word for it, but here is a review of the novel.

http://www.fantasybooknews.com/2008/12/review-the-lies-of-locke-lamora/

Seriously go read the book.

Hmm seems to show promise, George R R Martin likes it as well so should be good

thanks for the recomendation

Mr.Soulstone

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I loved Dan Abnetts Gaunts Ghosts series. Ive read through it twice already (yes all of them) and would not have a problem reading them a third time. His Esienhorn and Ravenor series are also very good. And no I'm not a 40k groupie... I haven't been able to get through most other 40k authors books.

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I loved Dan Abnetts Gaunts Ghosts series. Ive read through it twice already (yes all of them) and would not have a problem reading them a third time. His Esienhorn and Ravenor series are also very good. And no I'm not a 40k groupie... I haven't been able to get through most other 40k authors books.

I agree with you Twisted, Dan Abnett is one of my favourite authors I have read all of the Gaunts Ghosts and they were fantastic, even if you dont like 40k they are a great war novel! And Eisenhorn and Ravenor were great to. I got up to the Last Heretic in the horus heresy series before losing interest!

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Joe Abercrombie - The first law trilogy, plus follow ups, Best served Cold, The Heroes, Red Country.

The Heroes is in my opinion his best novel and can be read as a stand alone if you wanted but all those books are very good and appeal to my dark sense of humour.

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I just finished The Traitor Baru Cormorant and The Monster Baru Cormorant and...

It’s like Cormac McCarthy and Frank Herbet collaborated on a fantasy novel. It’s brutal. Take that as you will.

 

I read the Stormlight Archives a while back, and I couldn’t recommend them more highly. They’re up there with The Lies of Locke Lamora for me.

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