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I agree on the Wise Man's Fear recommendation. However, I will add the caveat that you will read 2 books, get completely engrossed in the story... and then be left waiting. The 3rd book has not yet been published. There is a small spin-off book that I sincerely enjoyed. I would suggest that you ignore the bad reviews, because it is exactly what it says on the tin. :)

 

Also, for people who enjoy indie authors, The Arinthian Line is a series of books by Sever Bronny, and they are fantastic. He continued the first 5 book series into a (so far) 3 book series. I have been part of his Advanced Reader Team for 5 or 6 books now, and they really are fun. He paints a picture with words that make his world super immersive. I love the way he does magic, and his characters actually do grow quite a bit. I hate stories where they beat the bad guy and then there's a new BIGGER bad guy they didn't even know about! And then they beat that one and there's THIS OTHER GUY.... ad nauseam. He doesn't do that. :)

 

( this thread is 53 pages long. I didn't read it all to see if these were already mentioned. Sorry, not sorry. :B): )

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12 hours ago, Marineal said:

I agree on the Wise Man's Fear recommendation. However, I will add the caveat that you will read 2 books, get completely engrossed in the story... and then be left waiting. The 3rd book has not yet been published. There is a small spin-off book that I sincerely enjoyed. I would suggest that you ignore the bad reviews, because it is exactly what it says on the tin. :)

 

Also, for people who enjoy indie authors, The Arinthian Line is a series of books by Sever Bronny, and they are fantastic. He continued the first 5 book series into a (so far) 3 book series. I have been part of his Advanced Reader Team for 5 or 6 books now, and they really are fun. He paints a picture with words that make his world super immersive. I love the way he does magic, and his characters actually do grow quite a bit. I hate stories where they beat the bad guy and then there's a new BIGGER bad guy they didn't even know about! And then they beat that one and there's THIS OTHER GUY.... ad nauseam. He doesn't do that. :)

 

( this thread is 53 pages long. I didn't read it all to see if these were already mentioned. Sorry, not sorry. :B): )

Sounds interesting.  Added it to the list for when I get tired of trying to read my backlog.

 

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Enjoyable in the moment, annoying in hindsight. There is a lot of "smart person who is always an idiot" trope that annoys me, and Rothfuss can't write female characters. Rothfuss does string together words most pleasingly, so reading is engrossing though. 

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Just finished Deynari Rising by Katherine Kurtz.  It makes me want to read Camber of Culdi again.  When I first read Camber I did not like it (partly I suspect because the book was a lot different than I expected).  I enjoyed this one.

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