5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2010 3:03 PM by keriflur

    Re: It's just a little frustrating

      True - I've been reading on average 3 or 4 books a week for the past several years (decades).  I thank my lucky stars for authors like Terry Pratchett, David Weber, etc.. who churn out novels quickly enough that I can keep reading at the pace I do (wish I liked Steven King though - now there is an author who loves churning out 1000 page opus's - or is that opusi ?).

       

      I started running low on traditional sci fic and fantasy so I've had to branch out to into the Urban Fantasy genre.  While some are quite good (I'm liking Ilona Andrews) I am starting to get a little stale on the magic-wielding-kick-butt-sex-kitten-falling-for-the-stern-but-handsome-urban-wizard/warrior/werewolf/vampire thing.

       

        • Re: It's just a little frustrating
          LarryOnLI

          @SlaughterS,

           

          New David Weber novel, "A Mighty Fortress", due out in less than a week!!!!

           

          Can't wait to see what Cayleb, Charleyan, and Merlin have been up to since last time I saw them.

           

          This is why the Agency Model will work with me, I'll pay more to get the next book in my favorite series as soon as it is released.

           

          • Re: It's just a little frustrating
            SlaughterS wrote:

            True - I've been reading on average 3 or 4 books a week for the past several years (decades).  I thank my lucky stars for authors like Terry Pratchett, David Weber, etc.. who churn out novels quickly enough that I can keep reading at the pace I do (wish I liked Steven King though - now there is an author who loves churning out 1000 page opus's - or is that opusi ?).

             

            I started running low on traditional sci fic and fantasy so I've had to branch out to into the Urban Fantasy genre.  While some are quite good (I'm liking Ilona Andrews) I am starting to get a little stale on the magic-wielding-kick-butt-sex-kitten-falling-for-the-stern-but-handsome-urban-wizard/warrior/werewolf/vampire thing.

             

             

            Have you tried Rob Thurman's Cal and Niko series? It's excellent!  None of what you are tired of in there.   I also very much enjoy Simon Green's Nightside series.

             

            Linda

            • Re: It's just a little frustrating

               

              SlaughterS wrote:

              True - I've been reading on average 3 or 4 books a week for the past several years (decades).  I thank my lucky stars for authors like Terry Pratchett, David Weber, etc.. who churn out novels quickly enough that I can keep reading at the pace I do (wish I liked Steven King though - now there is an author who loves churning out 1000 page opus's - or is that opusi ?).

               

              I started running low on traditional sci fic and fantasy so I've had to branch out to into the Urban Fantasy genre.  While some are quite good (I'm liking Ilona Andrews) I am starting to get a little stale on the magic-wielding-kick-butt-sex-kitten-falling-for-the-stern-but-handsome-urban-wizard/warrior/werewolf/vampire thing.

               

               

               

              Have you also considered the Thraxas series by Martin Scott? Which is also available through Baen.

               

              Here's a wiki link to it, to help you decide.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thraxas

                • Re: It's just a little frustrating

                  Thanks mykoffee,

                  I had not read any Rob Thurman yet thanks for the tip - I've added one of his books (Nightlife) to my eWish list.

                  I've read all of Simon R Greens Nightside series, Forest Kingdom series, Hawk and Fisher series, Secret History series, Deathstalker series, and just finished reading "Drinking Midnight Wine" for the second time (which looks like it's a series that was abandoned after the first novel - too simular to Nightside I guess.)

                  He writes a heck of alot, is a very imaginative author and I'm waiting for the next installment of the Secret History series, which ties in DeathStalker and Nightside references (like Nightside references some Hawk & Fisher)

                  Thanks Phigment,

                  I've read the Thraxas novels republished by BAEN, "Thraxas" and "Death and Thraxas", but i'd not known there were more of them. I'll need to check them out.

                   

                  Unfortunatly B&N does not have any of them as eBooks at this time so I could not add them to my eWish list:

                  http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=book&SID=350663