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Robin Hobb and similar

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Skinheadmermaid Mon 18-Nov-13 00:29:06

I recently picked up the first book in the farseer trilogy and rather enjoyed it.
I've ordered the next two books in the series.
Can anyone recommend similar fantasy/sci fi writers that are easy to read?

I was turned off 'true' fantasy years ago after reading sone truly dire cliched magic/elf shit.
But after reading the GoT series i am open to trying it again!
I like neil gaiman but can't get into china meiville for some reason.

Skinheadmermaid Mon 18-Nov-13 00:29:39

*some not sone.

TodaysAGoodDay Mon 18-Nov-13 01:38:40

Have you tried Raymond E Fiest or Tad Williams? Also try the Terry Goodkind 'Sword of Truth' series maybe.

NotYoMomma Mon 18-Nov-13 11:19:39

only read the first two sword of truth books if you are going to read those. they get dire after that!

I love Robin Hobb - here are some random suggestions.
Garth Nix Sabriel trilogy
Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind is the first one (third book not out yet)
Guy Gavriel Kay - I always recommend him every chance I get smile
Terry Pratchett if you like funny? You could start with "Guards Guards" maybe.
I second the Tad Williams suggestion.
I assume you've read the hunger games trilogy?
On a more sci-fi note, Douglass Adams is funny and easy to read smile
HTH, Enjoy!

Fairylea Tue 19-Nov-13 14:46:56

Brandon sanderson mistborn trilogy. Dh is an avid fantasy reader and he reckons these are amazing. Won't bloody shut up about them.

PinkFairyArmadillo Tue 19-Nov-13 14:51:49

I love Robin Hobb, the Liveship Trilogy is absolutely superb.

Trudi Canvan is good, the Black Magician Trilogy especially.

I quite like Jude Fisher's Fool's Gold trilogy, it's a bit lighter than my previous suggestions but still an entertaining read.

James Clemens Banned and Banished series is a bit on the cheesier end of the spectrum but I still find it quite entertaining. I also like the Godslayer books for an easy fantasy read but he's never finished the series hmm

Sci-fi wise, the Neanderthal Parallax by Robert J. Sawyer is quite good.

SkullyAndBones Wed 20-Nov-13 20:21:06

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