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Good Fantasy War novels

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Nizidramanii'yt, May 17, 2004.

  1. Nizidramanii'yt Gems: 10/31
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll certainly purchase some books mentioned.

    What's so special about the 'Song of Ice and Fire'-books? What are they like?
     
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    A Song of Ice and Fire is a really brilliant epic series that revolves around a very large war. Enjoy wondering which of the characters is about to die
     
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    A Song Of Ice & Fire is the best damn fantasy series for years. Probably ever. If you haven't read it, you really ought to because unlike a lot of today's fantasy series (Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, etc, etc) it really *is* brilliant. Believable characters and a gripping storyline together with an author who really knows how to write. I'm hoping in years to come it'll be spoken of in the same kind of hallowed tones as Lord of the Rings is today.
     
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    Agreed. The Song of Ice and Fire is great because it is quite refreshing and doesn't seem to follow the same tedious quest formula that every other fantasy series seems to. Just don't let anyone spoil ANY plot details for you . . . . . .
     
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    Tad Williams' The Memory, Thorn and Sorrow saga is kinda cool, but it is kinda old and I am still trying to find a copy of its last chapter.
     
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    'The Thran' by J.Robert King has some nice epic war sections, though it's not really the focus of the book.
     
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    [​IMG] Hey listen up, I've got just one thing to say about this: authour_ R.A. Salvatore ! He's so cool he's even got his own website!

    www.rasalvatore.com
     
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    Can you get anything by Sapkowski in your language version? From what I know he's already being translated into a group of languages and BioWare is making The Witcher game that is based on his book series "Wiedźmin", translated as "The Witcher".

    It has the solid background of old school fantasy, but at the same time the author visibly makes use of his extensive historical, political and business knowledge. There's quite a lot of battle scenes - more from the point of view of butcher's work than heroes in shining armour, but you get heroic bits as well, even though cynicism is his true way.

    The funniest parts are where he makes fun of chivalry and nobility mercilessly - and he's a guy that uses an ancient coat of arms in 21th century himself ;)

    It contains mature themes, so I guess you wouldn't have kids read it - even if kids make half the fanbase for those books :rolleyes:

    Anyway, Sapkowski rules :shake:
     
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    what about the redwall series by brian jacques? its about a world of animals and differenct factions within that are constantly fighting, the badgers are pretty cool :p
     
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    Damn, that was one hell of a ressurection.
     
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