- Addison, TX, USA
- member since May 9, 2010
I have been jumping around a bit as well, but have put all of my current enjoyment reading on hold until I can finish a school task that has been hanging over my head like the Sword of Damocles. Will return to the Inheritence Cycle when done, then back to Pratchett, and back to the Sword of Truth series after that. That is my plan anyway, we shall see where the wind blows me.
As for the hardcover thing, I get you. I generally love all books, hardcover or otherwise, but most of my current reading is ebook, audio, or paperback. Sometimes I need a good paperback for the feel of it even though ebooks make me feel like a wizard who can cart around a whole library in his bag. :D
Well, looking at your history, I would say that you are reading the same stuff as me these days. I am not sure if I updated it, but I read "The Name of the Wind" and it's sequel recently. I am in the middle of rereading The Seeker of Truth series as well. For something light in the middle, I am rereading all of Terry Pratchett. That being said...How is life?
Yes, unfortunately, I am ADHD and jump back and forth. I have conversations, and consequently a book acts as such in my mind, that have been 'in progress' for years. I pick them up and usually remember where I left off. I try to finish them out as fast as possible these days. However, I never know when life or my curiousity will take me in another direction.
Just finished one, and will finish Thud soon.
Hard to say if I have a favorite. I love the DnD worlds in general. I am very fond of the Elminister series that I am rereading right now. However, the Drizzt stories are also extremely good. I also enjoyed the Cleric Quintet. I have yet to read the Avatar series and will put that one in line after my current reread of Elminister.
I managed to finish Rage of a Demon King recently. I enjoyed it immensely! I was thoroughly impressed by Feist's ability to end his character's lives in normal, almost senseless, ways. It added a measure of realism that set the book apart from many other fantasy series.
Just finished the first book of the Serpentwar. I remember that I really liked this series as it was the first Feist I had read since I was 16-17 years old. I am looking forward to reading the next one as that one is really interesting with it's focus on economics. I also liked the fact that the main character, Erik, is not the 'prophesied' hero. He ends up as only a Corporal by the end. It is a bit refreshing actually. I will let you know when I finish the next one.
I have read all the books in the Serpentwar Saga. But then, my interest waned off when it comes to books on Arutha's grandchildren. It wasn't as exciting and there's no familiar names as well.
I would recommend Katharine Kerr's books, if you like reading books on genres like Feist.
I've read pretty much all the Feist books set in that universe. I read most of them when I was pretty young, and then got around to rereading them about a year ago. I think I probably liked the Magician trilogy the best, and it was nice that they made Pug long lived enough that he stays a constant throughout the series as a whole. If you liked Feist you should check out David Eddings if you haven't already. His Belgariad and Malloreon books are pretty great.
The Serpent War books are good. They might be Feist's last really good set of books. Eric and Robert are great characters. The rest of the series of Midkemia are worth reading, but they take kind of a down hill slide. He just doesn't create any real likable characters after Shards of a Broken Crown. If you like the character Pug, then definitely read the rest.
I would suggest reading The Name of the Wind by Pat Rothfuss. It is one of the best geek books I've read. I don't really like to read blogs, but Rothfuss has a pretty good one.
Also check out Joe Abercrombie's First Law series and Brent Weeks' Assasin books are good if you like darker fantasy.
Yea, I've like all of the Feist novels. Looks like you've read lots of his others. I can't rate guys like him anymore. I just buy whatever he puts out and I know I'll like it. Same with Brandon Sanderson and Terry Brooks. The first books in the midkemia universe were my favorites though.
If you like Orson Scott Card, might try out his seventh son books. Those are very different, but once you get used the way he writes them, pretty interesting. Looks like I should try out Jim Butcher, never read any of his stuff before.
I liked it, but I stopped reading Feist after that, I loved his first books a lot more, the Magician ones. I only read the Riftwar Saga, the empire trilogy and the serpentwar saga.
At the moment, I read a lot of Robin Hobb, and waiting for the second book of Patrick Rothfuss :-)
Sorry, but I have to disappoint you. I haven't read my Feist books yet.
I was waiting for the next installment of Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan) and Song of Fire and Ice (George RR Martin) and I was given Feist and Hobb as recommendations. I'd read the first trilogy by Hobb when I decided to undertake the SF Reading Challenge on Shelfari. I've got 4 more books to go to finish that and then I'm back to fantasy and thrillers.
I've got all of the Serpentwar books as well and those have moved up on my TBR pile (I'm close on all of the Riftwar). I'm very OCD about series -- I have to have them all (or at least everything that's out so far) before I start to read it (I was burned on WoT and Martin because of the long delays.)
BTW - If you haven't read the Assassin trilogy by Robin Hobb, it's definitely worth checking out.
If you are craving for a good Zelazny book be sure to try Lord of Light. It's a nice blend of SF and Fantasy.
Speaking of which...
The Second Son trilogy definitely rocked my world! It's one of those best series you never hear about but once you get a hold on them they keep you up until the wee hours.
Jeniffer Falon wrote those books... The first one is called The Lion of Sennet. If you like Martin's plot twists you'll love devour her books.
Well I haven't read anything exactly like Butcher's books in a while.. But maybe the Sword of Truth omnibus would be a good recommendation.
It's also about a protagonist who doesn't really know who his parent's are and must struggle to save the world and discover who he really is.
Another similarity to Butcher's work is like you said how Tavi used what he learned from Bernard as a guideline for his military career, so does the main character in these book also use the things his friend thought him when he was little as a guideline in his quests...
I would recommend these books even if they weren't like Bucher's, it is a must read for fantasy lovers..
And yeah.. they have made a series "based on these books" (Legend of the Seeker) but I recommend you don't watch that until you have read the omnibus because the series doesn't follow the books at all and if you're like me you'll get frustrated because of it :D :(