Looking for something epic.. Need a recommendation =o!

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  1. Nocturna

    Nocturna New Member

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    I've just about finished reading Good Omens by Niel Gaiman / Terry Pratchett, but now I'm ready for something a bit different.

    I'm looking for something well written, with a lot of action / twists and turns, and..very importantly, interesting and enjoyable characters. Something along the lines of George R.R. Martins work/Game of Thrones.

    Anyone have a good recommendation? I want something that feels epic -- and is a real page turner -- if that makes sense.

    Thanks!
     
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    Two of my standard recommendations are Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams and Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Either will do.
     
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    Thanks.

    As a note: I at one time tried to read Shadowmarch by Tad Williams, and I just could NOT get into it. The writing was boring..the characters were dull..and it went on and on until I just gave up..so I've been a bit apprehensive to pick up Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. Everyone keeps telling me how good it is, so I guess I'll have to give it a chance.
     
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    you have to read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan! best epic fantasy ive ever read!
     
  5. Nocturna

    Nocturna New Member

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    I know :O..I REALLY need to..it's just so long..I'm waiting for the perfect time I can dedicate myself to getting through it all.
     
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    Perfect Nightmare, by Jhon Saul or Whispers by Dean Koontz. Whispers doesnt get to the horror all that fast but its a really good book, and Perfect Nightmare holds you in suspense from cover to cover.
     
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    You can try reading mine when it comes out this December :)

    Personally, I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeline Howard, and Joey W. Hill :D
     
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    Nice, I would surely love to read it -- and review it. I run a fantasy review blog..and love to check out lesser known / struggling artists work. I'll keep an eye on your site, for when it's released.

    Thanks everyone for the recommendations thus far.
     
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    What's a little sad for me, is that book one: "Prophecy of the Guardian" and book two: (which will be coming out in April 2011) "Siege of Darkness," were suppose to be ONE book, but the publishing company said it was too long so I had to split it up.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you find my first story slow, or boring (and I don't think you will, but who knows? I'm no Tolkien or Robert Jordan :D ) at least give my series a chance by reading the second one in April 2011.

    The last time the first two books of mine were read, the beta-reader gave it a really good review. It was nice to hear, but...everyone has their opinon.

    :)
     
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    Indeed. How long is it?
     
  11. Nocturna

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    Ah yeah, publishers often do that it seems. It must have been rather long then, for a single novel?

    I'd like to think that I'm fair and open as a critic. I rarely give all-out negative reviews -- and use criticism only in a constructive manner. The last one I read from a new author was David Burrow's the "Prophecy of Kings" trilogy.. and it was a fun read. I gave my opinions, and he appreciated the review and put it on his site.

    Anyway..your "Prophecy of the Guardian" looks right up my alley. I think there's a really good chance I'll enjoy it :D

    While I'm waiting, I decided to go with "The Blade Itself" by Joe Abercrombie.
     
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    Hmm well something epic, that's one tough cookie. ;) Epic fantasy only? Because if you're looking for epic sci-fi too (and I do love sci-fi), you could read Dan Simmon's Hyperion Cantos.

    But fantasy.. I do adore Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart and Treason's Heir trilogies. They're sort of alternate history since the world it takes place in is a sort of late medieval/(pre-)renaissance alternate Europe.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushiel's_Legacy
    One of my fav writers.
     
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    Hi Nocturna! My book is available now, I would love for you to review it! I got feedback from five people so far who enjoyed it, one individual said it was 'a page turner,' so I hope you will enjoy it too.

    Too bad the second one "SIEGE OF DARKNESS" isn't out yet, because really, that's the second half of the first one, but like I said, I had to split it. :)

    To purchase it, please check out my website "e-book and paperback" section.
     
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    How about J.W.Baccaro's "PROPHECY OF THE GUARDIAN?" :D
     
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    Give Tad Williams another shot. It takes awhile to get into him, but it's so satisfying when you finally become hooked on the characters.
     
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    TheNuttyConfessor Mother Confessor

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    David Gemmell's "Troy" trilogy.
    It's the most epic trilogy I've ever read.
    The first one is called "Lord of the Silver Bow" I believe.
     
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    The Black Company books. Best military fantasy you'll find. Darker than Martin. More of a minimalistic writing style too, not unlike Zelazny.
     
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    I think Joshua Dunkley's The Savage Queen is a pretty good read. But maybe Im a little biased ;)
     
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    DK-Y2Y Dream of the Endless

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    Get Terry Prachett's ''Discworld'' series and Neil Gaiman's ''Sandman'' series.
     
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    I'd recommend the "Demon Child" trilogy ("Medalon", "Treason Keep" and "Harshini") by Jennifer Fallon or the "Dark Elf" trilogy ("Homeland", "Exile" and "Sojourn") by R.A. Salvatore. The former has lots of twists and turns the latter loads of action/fighting. Both are full of interesting characters.