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Fredy45 Sat 23-Nov-19 17:58:11

He had read a lot of fantasy and some sci fi but hasn't picked up a series for ages and I thought i'd get him a first book in a newish series for Christmas

He likes proper goblins and elves type stuff, all prachett, no gaiman (peasant), Asimov, Ian m banks. No game of thrones, no urban fantasy

Any ideas? Something new this year would be great as I know he won't have read it.

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Koloh Sat 23-Nov-19 18:06:22

SF: Ancilliary Justice, The Three Body Problem, The Fifth Season, The Machineries of Empire
Fantasy, hmmmm: Spinning Silver? But it's not a series!

Elladisenchanted Sat 23-Nov-19 18:17:17

Pierce brown: red rising saga
Leigh bardugo : the geisha series and then there is a follow on series
Mark Lawrence : red sister series

Elladisenchanted Sat 23-Nov-19 18:59:48

Grisha* series (autocorrect)

Fredy45 Sun 24-Nov-19 14:44:45

Fab, thanks for these

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hidingmystatus Sun 24-Nov-19 17:12:24

CJ Cherryh Foreigner series; Lois McMaster Bujold (anything); David Weber (space opera with naval flavour); David Eddings (easy reading); A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet series.

TheWitchwithNoName Sun 24-Nov-19 17:16:15

Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy, there are also another two books set later on and another on the way. Shadow March by the same author is also good, as are the Otherland books - an awesome mix of fantasy and sci-fi.

StarlingsInSummer Sun 24-Nov-19 17:17:42

Robin Hobb, definitely.

Howzaboutye Sun 24-Nov-19 17:28:03

Rivers of London series is good

Fredy45 Sun 24-Nov-19 20:54:30

Howza I love rivers of London. Way too urban for him. He likes David Eddings so similar to this would be good. I shall get on amazon and go through these, thanks again

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mizu Mon 25-Nov-19 19:03:13

The wool trilogy by Hugh somebody. Brilliant.

Xiaoxiong Mon 25-Nov-19 20:09:35

The Culture novels!! My favourites are Player of Games and Excession, you don't necessarily have to read them in order. Absolutely love them.

Xiaoxiong Mon 25-Nov-19 20:12:12

Oh just saw he likes Ian M Banks already.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is great, if he hasn't read that.

Flimflamfloogety Mon 25-Nov-19 20:14:24

I'm a huge Eddings fan... I've just gotten into the World of Linaria series, it's by an independently published author

Also a big fan of The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

David Gemmell is a good shout too

QuentinWinters Mon 25-Nov-19 20:15:41

Yes Robin Hobb. Assassins Apprentice series.

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Flimflamfloogety Mon 25-Nov-19 20:16:42

Sorry thought of some more

Trudy Canavan - Black Magician trilogy
Peter V Brett - Demon Cycle series

PetraDelphiki Mon 25-Nov-19 20:53:41

Not goblins and elves but I highly recommend janny wurts curse of the mistwraith series. Also Raymond first magician series. Shannara? First one very derivative of lord or the rings but they do actually get much better!

PetraDelphiki Mon 25-Nov-19 20:54:15

Oh yes Trudy Canavan too!!

cdtaylornats Mon 25-Nov-19 21:16:43

Jack Vance's Lyonesse series
Poul Anderson The Broken Sword
Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series
if he likes puns Piers Anthony's Xanth series
Christopher Stasheff's Warlock series (a mix of sci fi and fantasy)
Terry Brooks - Shannara and Magic Kingdom series
Kieth R.A. DeCandido - Dragon Precinct series
Gordon R. Dickson - Dragon Knight series
Alan Dean Foster - Spellsinger series
Michael Moorcock - Elric series
Jonathan Stroud - Bartimaeus series, Lockwood & Co series
Roger Zelazny - Amber series

Fredy45 Wed 27-Nov-19 20:07:10

Good lord you lot this is immense! There are some titles I know he has so hopefully I can plug a gap where I see similar suggestions

Honestly, so helpful thanks

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Gertrudesgarden Fri 06-Dec-19 08:50:07

Has anyone mentioned Scott Lynch? The lies of Locke Lamora is pretty entertaining, as are the other two in the series.

fishonabicycle Mon 09-Dec-19 14:19:18

A long way to a small angry planet ( and the others in this series).

Binglebong Mon 09-Dec-19 14:51:58

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothsomething. Has a sequel but waiting for last part of the trilogy to come out.

Another saying Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. He's also started another series- stormlight (starting The Way of the King) which is immense.

Elizabeth Moon Deed of Paksenarrion.

The Barbed Coil (can't remember author)

Marriedtoapenguin Mon 30-Dec-19 11:00:49

As a curve ball, how about comics like Fables or Saga?

RoryGillmoresEvilTwin Wed 01-Jan-20 13:13:25

The fionavar trilogy!

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