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JustGrant2009
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Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?

I'm looking for advice on my next book to read.  I just finished both of Pat Rothfuss's King killer's and absolutely loved them! Quite likely my new favorites!  But now I'm left in the all to familiar gap of waiting for the next in a series.  I'm just looking for suggestions from people?  I love that kind of fantasy, where it's not orcs and dwarves and what not, but there's still fairy tale creatures and adventure.  Magic is fun too, if presented correctly and not just thrown in like it's assumed that anyone can use magic (Eragon did a nice job of introducing magic as well).  Adventures are best by far.

 

Thanks in advance guys!

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Re: Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?

Well, let me start by saying that the Rothfuss saga is the best fantasy I've EVER read so anything else probably won't be as stellar – but that said, I would suggest:

 

1. Scott Lynch's The Gentleman Bastard sequence (Lies of Locke Lamora, et. al.)


2. Anything by Brandon Sanderson

 

 

4. Fritz Leiber's classic Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

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Re: Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?

Paul, thank you for the great suggestions. I absolutely agree with you, I'm scared after reading Pat's books, that all fantasy is going to feel sub-par is the shadows of his writing, haha. I'll peruse the samples of these novels and let you know which one i pick. Thank you very much!
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JustGrant2009
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Re: Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?

Thanks Paul,

 

After reading the samples, I'm going to go with Lamentation.  It sounds exciting and looks like Scholes does a good job of creating an alternate world to escape into.  I'm very excited to start another great series.

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?


JustGrant2009 wrote:

Thanks Paul,

 

After reading the samples, I'm going to go with Lamentation.  It sounds exciting and looks like Scholes does a good job of creating an alternate world to escape into.  I'm very excited to start another great series.

 

Thanks again!


You'll be blown away – enjoy!  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Love Patrick Rothfuss, what to read next?

Paul's suggestions are good as always. The Scott Lynch series is excellent, so don't pass it up. I'll add Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionvar Tapestry to the mix. The magic is tasteful, a lot of cool legends thrown in, excellent story.

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