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Fantasy/magic recommendations please
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reallyneedmoresleep · 31/03/2020 12:07

A little while ago I posted here to ask for fantasy/ magic recommendations and someone suggested the October Daye series. Thank you! I absolutely loved them, even going so far as to buy the last one in hardback because it’s not out in paperback yet.
Does anyone have any similar suggestions? I really need my escapism at the moment.
I’ve read and enjoyed:
Rivers of London series
The Magicians ( my favourites!)
The Sharing Knife series
The Time travellers Wife
Game of Thrones (natch)
The latest Phillip Pullman books ( not disappointed)

Would love to hear your ideas.

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iklboo · 31/03/2020 12:11

The Dresden Files. Really good series.

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ADreamOfGood · 31/03/2020 12:13

Have you read any Tad Williams? He's good.
I know it's YA/children's, but I really liked the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve, the three prequels we're good too.

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Ellmau · 31/03/2020 17:00

Benedict Jacka

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ErrolTheDragon · 31/03/2020 17:09

Terry Pratchett, obviously- because they're funny, clever and no hint of dystopia.

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PoopyPanda · 31/03/2020 17:13

I have to agree with Errol. No doubt, Errol, you’d recommend the City Watch series and so would I!

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ErrolTheDragon · 31/03/2020 17:43

Yes, and also the witches. And Small Gods. And ... well, that's enough to start with.Grin

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QueQueQue · 31/03/2020 17:48

I love David Eddings - first series the belgariad is 5 books

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Chemenger · 31/03/2020 17:51

Definitely Terry Pratchett, but not The Colour of Magic.

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SoupDragon · 31/03/2020 17:54

Benedict Jacka

I came on to say that too.

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Catmint · 31/03/2020 18:02

Uprooted

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PoopyPanda · 31/03/2020 19:45

@ErrolTheDragon don’t forget Going Postal...!

And The Last Hero...

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PoopyPanda · 31/03/2020 19:46

Oh, and @ErrolTheDragon - The Turtle Moves 😉

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cdtaylornats · 31/03/2020 23:02

Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch
Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Dragon Precinct series by Keith R. A. Decandido - Law and Order meets Dungeons and Dragons

The Dragoon Knight series by Gordon R. Dickson
The Riverboat series by Philip Jose Farmer
Hollows series by Kim Harrison

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SoupDragon · 01/04/2020 08:44

The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman is quite good. Pretty light reading but engaging.

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Judgybitch · 01/04/2020 08:53

Yes yes to uprooted!!

Anything by brandon sanderson. Start with mistborn or his standalone books warbreaker is a good one. Steelheart is an awesome twist on superheroes that reads more like a fantasy.

The thousand kingdoms by Jensins is excellent.

The temerare series is AMAZING like master and commander naval series but with dragons. Sounds naff but is excellent and true to period.

The live ships series by Robin hobb

One big surprise for me has been Dan Wells I am not a serial killer. Don't read about it before hand...Just go for it. Creepy rather then scary.

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paddingtonbearsmarmalade · 01/04/2020 08:55

Robin Hobb trilogy series - Farseer, Liveship, Golden Fool(?), and whatever the last trilogy is - all in the same world.

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Judgybitch · 01/04/2020 08:55

Name of the wind. It's on all the best of lists for good reason.

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Judgybitch · 01/04/2020 08:57

Cross post @paddingtonbearsmarmalade
What excellent taste, can we be friends? 🙂

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lazylinguist · 01/04/2020 08:58

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and its sequel The Wise Man's Fear. Final book of the trilogy due out fairly soon (after years of waiting by impatient fans!). The Name of the Wind is my favourite book of all time!

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CMOTDibbler · 01/04/2020 08:58

The Greta Helsing series is really good fun (though she lost her way a bit in the third I think). I'm really enjoying the Night Raven books by Sarah Painter.
If you like the 'technical magic' part of Ben Aaronovitch, then Charles Stross is worth a go. I love his Lovecraftian world

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Judgybitch · 01/04/2020 09:00

There is a good amateur work called the choice of magic, self published on Amazon which is good. Only 2 out of the three out but it's well done and cheap!

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QuentinWinters · 01/04/2020 09:01

Final book of the trilogy due out fairly soon Is it actually or is that just a vicious rumour to punish rothfuss fans? (I'm pretty fed up of waiting now)

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Rosiejim · 01/04/2020 09:02

The Binding (new one out)

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Pleasedontdothat · 01/04/2020 09:04

Uprooted by Naomi Novik - I loved it and remarkably cliche-free unlike most other fantasy novels

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Iwalkinmyclothing · 01/04/2020 09:05

Stardust by Neil Gaiman was a surprise hit for me, I bought it by mistake on Kindle, started reading it and fell in love with it.

DH recommends a series which I think in English is The Legend of the Ice People (Saga o Ludziach Lodu in Polish but iirc it's not a Polish series, I think it's Swedish?). He says there are 40+ books and he was obsessed with them for a period in his teens.

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