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If I love Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire, what else might I enjoy?

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Laquila Thu 06-Jun-13 14:45:13

Just it, really! I absolutely loved A Song Of Ice and Fire - not usually that much of a fantasy reader although read stuff like Terry Pratchett and Robin Jarvis when I was a teenager. I enjoy Stephen King but haven't really got into the Gunslinger/Dark Tower ones. I also like post-apocalyptic/slightly futuristic fiction such as Marcel Theroux's Far North, The Handmaiden's Tale and similar (LOVED Cloud Atlas!)

Aside from this kind of (vague) genre I also love Hilary Mantel, Barbara Kingsolver, William Boyd, escapist detective stuff such as Barbara Cleverley, Agatha Christie etc, and non-fiction such as Jon Ronson and Bill Bryson.

I just fancy something else a bit Game of Thrones-esque. I tried the first Robin Hobb Farseer book but it didn't really work for me.

Any suggestions very gratefully received!

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LeFlaneur Thu 06-Jun-13 15:24:14

You could try 'Magician' by Raymond E Feist, it's the first of a trilogy (I think) and there are more books featuring characters that appear in this novel.

GrouchingTiggerHiddenSomething Thu 06-Jun-13 16:18:59

You could try Patrick Rothfuss - "The Name of the Wind" is the first one.

Or (as I always suggest) Guy Gavriel Kay - "A Song for Arbonne" is great or "The Lions of Al-Rassan" - he really gets you to care about his characters.

On a more apocalyptic theme I enjoyed "Earth Abides" by George R Stewart a while ago. I assume you've read the Hunger Games trilogy.

NumTumDeDum Thu 06-Jun-13 16:29:33

Try The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. It's a monster though, there are 14 books!

Alternatively try Tad Williams. I also recommend Raymond E. Feist, Magician is a good one to start with although actually my introduction to that world was Daughter of the Empire co written with Janny Wurts.

Laquila Fri 07-Jun-13 11:16:43

BRILLIANT, thanks everyone! I've downloaded samples of all the above onto my Kindle and am halfway through the Lions of Al-Rassan, and loving it smile

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adeucalione Fri 07-Jun-13 17:52:47

I second anything by Tad Williams - particularly Otherland or the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy.

lissieloo Fri 07-Jun-13 17:54:29

I've just downloaded The Iron King apparently ASOIAF was inspired by it.

Laquila Fri 07-Jun-13 19:06:58

Just finished the Lions of Al-Rassan and would heartily recommend it. A true, Grouching, that he reply gets you to care about his characters!

All start on Tad Williams next and then maybe The Iron King smile

<so happy to have new books to go at>

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GrouchingTiggerHiddenSomething Fri 07-Jun-13 20:52:18

smile So pleased you enjoyed it. I like Tad Williams too so have fun smile

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