Worth to read fantasy books

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Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Veldrin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:38 am

I don't know if there was a similar topic, I looked through the first 4 pages and did not find it, so let me start a new topic ;)

What do you recommend? I am asking for answers with a brief justification.
...disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business...

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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Sylfil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:01 am

I highly recommend Martin's A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE. Why? Fast action,
the coherent storyline (despite the huge number of heroes; it's really easy to get confused, but
the author comes out of it unscathed, keeping the whole in logical order),
generally a well-thought-out story. There are no elves here, no dwarves
or other "creatures". There are people, very expressive characters, everyone
your way unique. Sooooo addictive ...
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Onirke » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:03 pm

I recommend Mrs. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy. A bit new, original look
on fantasy while maintaining all the classic elements (magic, journey,
different races and magical beings) with the admixture of SF elements. However, the strongest
the side of this little piece is cleverly interwoven considerations and analgesia about the essence of good
and bad (sounds banal, but it is not, I assure you :), strength of religion and strength of mind.
And if someone loves beautiful, bad guys, it's love to Tarrant
provided ... :) books are pretty hard to get, but I can assure you it's worth it.
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Perv » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:22 pm

First of all, "Small Big" by Crowley. So amazing, dreamlike
air-conditioner ... The idea is simply amazing, I have seen this book on my head for a few
years and I keep coming back to it ... Proof that you can write a good piece
fantasy without elves, dwarves and medieval decorations (not that I have something
against the above-mentioned, but sometimes their presence in the next novel a bit
already bored).
A series about Ambra by R. Zelazny. Great, malicious language, fast-paced action,
unforeseen endings (and this is becoming rarer) ... And all this royal one
family with Corwin at the helm. The characters are truly flesh and blood ... Politics and
intrigue. Eh ... And without the kitschy happy endings and actions like that
(and the hero, like a finger, killed the enemy's armies, saved the saint and his own
"Empire doughter" R. Feist. Also, political games in a scenery resembling
Japan. Maybe that's why it's nice to read. Although my friends had mixed feelings.
Hmm, "Fiona's tapestry". Nothing original, Tolkien atmosphere, but
reading is really great.
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Devil Baby » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:41 pm

Gordon Dickson .. The Dragon Knight ... recommended earlier .. interesting picture of medieval England: D
of course Terry Goodkind "Sword of Truth" ... no need to justify here .. best fantasy series of all time ..
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Oneia » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:40 am

You should be damn careful with fantasy - there is full of mass kitsch for the little
demanding reader.

From good positions:

definitely A Song of Ice and Fire by Georg R.R. Martina - recently mine
undisputed leader. The action is fast, surprising, hellishly complicated -
political games immediately bring to mind Dune, although I think Martin
however, it jumped some two levels up.
Robinn Hobb - the entire series about the Assassin. Good language, a well-developed world
interpersonal relationships. It can be tiring because of omnipotent fatalism.
A lot of people recommend Errikson, although I personally did not like it.
Ursula Le guin - Earthsea series. Magic and magic again. Interesting.
I don't even mention Tolkien :)

From Polish authors:
of course Sapkowski - the entire series about the witcher, although the first two volumes are a bit
weaker literary. Narrenturm and God's Fighters - the first masterful volume.
Action, humor typical for the author.
Witold Jabłoński - a series about Master Witelon - Apprentice of the Tsar-duchess and God's Gardens
(I hope I haven't won the titles). Dark and mysterious. Written in
the form of a diary.

From the items mentioned earlier:
I was completely unconvinced by Mrs. Friedman how she missed it for me
I would not touch Goodkind at all, because despite the fast action, the literary level is still there
below the heater manual. A position for undemanding readers.
It even scares me off.
Jack Vance and the Lyonesse cycle is a great mix of a typical fantasy series with
fairy tales for children - definitely a magical cycle.
Best regards and I wish you many ambitious fantasy items in the bookcase :)
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Supergirl » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:50 am

Personally, I must recommend Steven Erikson the series The Malazan Book of the Fallen
huge momentum, I haven't read the whole thing yet, but the first two volumes are amazing.
Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is also a series that each subsequent volume will not
lets you break away.
From older things, I recommend David Wingrove the Chung Kuo series I read only
the first volume, but that's because I couldn't find more in the libraries.
Another thing I recommend is Terry Pratchet's entire Discworld series though they happen
the weaker parts, in general, reading this is very fun and I'm surprised that
no one had mentioned it before.
I apologize for the lack of any meaningful descriptions but I prefer to read books than about them
to talk, and there are tons of reviews of these books online
mine is redundant.
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Poison Ivy » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:54 am

I highly recommend the series of short stories about Debren from Dumayka by Artur Baniewicz
you can fault that I write in the same way as Sapkowski, but the author himself
emphasizes that this is a deliberate operation after the saga of Fr.
witcher There are probably four volumes that have already been published in Poland (but I'm not sure about
100%, I only read two). I do not remember the first title, the second is "Halfway
expensive ". It's really worth it!
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Anansi » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:16 am

Oh yes, great books, especially for Sapkowski fans :) Titles of three
the volumes that have appeared so far are: 'Dragon's Claw', 'The Witch's Funeral'
and 'Where the princesses lack the virtuous'
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Re: Worth to read fantasy books

Post by Ciliren » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:21 am

With a clear conscience, I can definitely recommend Pratchett, his new one has recently come out
book "The Fifth Elefant" - I haven't read it yet, but I'm going to :) Yes
by the way, they are supposedly fat mines that you can read about in it,
he invented after visiting Poland when he was given: "fat soup, fat wrapped in
dough covered with fat and a sandwich with fat "xD - who will guess what it was about
a kiss from me; P

"With a single spell" - do I know if it's so good? Actually read it
will give, but nothing else.

"Enchantment" (Orson Scott Card) is quite interesting because of its allusion
to several fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty, Baba Yaga) combined with elements of mythology
Slavic (Russian, it seems to be exactly).

I really like "Daughter of the Iron Dragon" (Michael Swanwick) - fantasy + technique +
elements of onirism. And sex :)

As a curiosity I can recommend "Frankenstein" (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) -
so far I have associated Frankenstein only with the scene of recovery
monster using pyroprene and the scene where the villagers with torches set fire
the windmill in which the monster hid. This is NOT in the book. :) Videos very much
made the prototype shallow.

I also like Michael Ende's books - especially "Momo" and "Never Ending
history ". Maybe items for younger people, but I love them anyway: P
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