Big series recommendations

(12 Posts)
moonlight1705 Tue 19-Jul-16 14:59:52

I am off on holiday in Friday and need to load up my kindle with plenty of books.

I need recommendations for a nice big fat juicy series / big books to keep me going. I have read through quite a few things already but I like historical fiction (Pillars of the Earth, C J Sansome etc) fantasy (Trudy Canavan, Robin Hood, etc) and frankly most things fiction.

MermaidofZennor Tue 19-Jul-16 16:37:49

If you like C J Sansom then you might also like S J Parris. A different sort of series - Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch - lots of fun for summer beach reading.

TaraCarter Tue 19-Jul-16 21:59:42

Glenda Larke's most recent epic fantasy trilogy

Terry Goodkind has written about 17 books- I personally don't rate him much and put him firmly in the "borrow from a library don't buy" category, but he is a bestselling author and I'm... well not.

One of my favourite series of all time, which I recommend far, far, far too often- Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion series (3 books) and its sequel Paladin's Legacy (5 books). Huge, lengthy and without a drop in quality from first to last.

Brent Weeks has published some series of huge, long fantasy books, and I'm rather fond of him.

Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars set (7 books). I've only just started this myself, after reading another trilogy by her (Cold Magic- brilliant) so I don't know what it's like, but it should fulfil your length criterion.

cdtaylornats Wed 20-Jul-16 08:09:39

I like the Emberverse series from S.M. Stirling, the first one is Dies the Fire, the premise is that the universe changes and electricity and gunpowder/explosives no longer work.

Any of Harry Turtledoves series. The World War ones are good, 1940 and alien invasion strikes.

The Assiti Shards series by Eric Flint, the first one is 1632 - a town called Grantville is hurled back in time to 1632. Modern technology hits 1600s Germany. Modern history books too.

Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters first is A Morbid Taste for Bones

Hollows series by Kim Harrison first is Dead Witch Walking.

Grail Quest series by Bernard Cornwell first is The Archer's Tale

No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith first is The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

moonlight1705 Wed 20-Jul-16 10:04:18

Excellent - I knew people would have some great suggestions. I have just downloaded the Rivers of London series and will give the Paksenarrion series a go too.

I plan to spend most of this holiday either reading or walking so looking forward to getting my teeth into these. smile

Got to be King's Dark Tower series.

Allalonenow Thu 21-Jul-16 15:26:13

The Aubrey/Maturin series set during the Napoleonic wars.

The Last Kingdom series set during Alfred the Great's era.

I'm a C J Sansome fan and I've enjoyed both of those.

ChessieFL Fri 22-Jul-16 20:52:03

The St Mary's series by Jodi Taylor

TrionicLettuce Fri 22-Jul-16 21:03:32

Remus beat me to it, I was going to suggest the Dark Tower series as well grin

The Banned and the Banished by James Clemens a very entertaining, easy to read fantasy series

QueenoftheAndals Fri 22-Jul-16 21:15:30

Try Cynthia Harrod-Eagles' Morland Dynasty series. 34 books spanning the Wars of the Roses to the 1930s. They'll keep you busy for a while, I've been reading them for over 20 years!

AesSedaiGreenAjar Fri 22-Jul-16 21:24:47

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, an excellent fantasy series which I'm just over half way through and enjoying so much I don't want it to end!

cressetmama Wed 27-Jul-16 16:36:18

The Dorothy Dunnett Lymond series, of six novels, starting with Disorderly Knights. Very good, and very long. Her other series which starts with Niccolo Rising is also great, at least the first few are. I thought it went off after about the fourth.

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