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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 04:40:59 PM »

My personal favourites are anything from the Forgotten Realms.
R A Salvatore being my main stay.
His Dark Elf Trilogy and spin offs from that 8/10.
The Dragonlance books to me was what feed my need for Fantasy reading.
From Weis and Hickman 10/10

Ah Forgotten Realms, my favourite deity list for DND. Never read the books though might pick some up.

A side note, Chronicle 2 is coming out soon, 27th me thinks. Prepped and ready for another swanky WoW hardback
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »

I tried working through the first Drizzt book. It feels very... young adult, like something I would recommend to a younger or first time fantasy reader (like one of my friends who seems inexplicably blown away by it).
Dragonlance was great back when I was 16 or so, blew me out of the water and Raistlin fitted well with the general edgy-ness that age brings to most teens.

As for Malazan: Enjoying every page of Gardens of the Moon (I am halfway through, taking my time - it feels like a slow burn is what's most fitting to the series) so far - Erikson's prose seems at times very heavy-handed and in your face. The sheer scope of the world, history and the mystery surrounding people like Quick Ben, Sorry, Whiskeyjack, Anomander Rake and even a fat con artist like Kruppe really is worth the dive.

P.S.: Yes the names seem very... Weird. You get used to it.
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2017, 11:51:08 PM »

P.S.: Yes the names seem very... Weird. You get used to it.

I was going to mention the names
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 04:42:56 PM »

To be honest, the names are often far less weird than many "this sounds fantasy!" names.

And Salvatore's books are very much YA fiction I'd say. Not that it's a bad thing. There's some great YA stuff out there. But yeah, they are the pulpiest of pulp fiction. Can be damn fun to read but they tend to contain zero value outside of entertainment. But damn he writes fairly awesome duel sequences.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2017, 05:48:43 PM »

The aforementioned Mistborn by Sanderson is considered YA, yet I found it perfectly readable (other than the few cringe romantic scenes since he was a kissless virgin at the time of writing them).

Edit: An excerp from The Lies of Locke Lamora - I love Scott Lynch's prose in general.

“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
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