Kalaksbreath

post book depression.

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I have read all of Sandersons books multiple times I have also read WoT the powder mage series Dresden files and a few other fantasy series and I am having a hard time finding anything in the fantasy genre that can hold a candle to any of Brandons work and I am trying to find another series that is good and need some help. Any suggestions?

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It depends on what you want to read.  Fantasy, sci-fi, YA, adult?   I have some suggestions to start with, though.

1: Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien (adult fantasy)

2:The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer (YA sci-fantasy)

3: Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky (adult sci-fi)

If you've already read these, I might be able to recommend some more!

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I just started the Kingkiller Chronicles and so far it looks promising.

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I'll second @revelryintheart's Kingkiller Chronicles as long as you don't mind the likelihood of no third book ever getting released. 

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8 hours ago, Kalaksbreath said:

. . . Dresden files Any suggestions?

If you liked Dresden, there's a somewhat similar series called Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.  If you watched the most recent live-stream, he's the guy who blurbed the UK cover for Rhythm of War and Sanderson said he really liked Rivers of London too.  :D

The first book is called Rivers of London in the UK, or Midnight Riot in the US.

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Post book withdrawal, eh? We're all quite familiar with that sensation

 

If you liked the Reckoners, go for Worm by John McCrae or Vicious by Schwab

You should also check out His Dark Materials, if you haven't already

Dresden reminded me of Alex Vera series

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34 minutes ago, Honorless said:

Vicious by Schwab

Wait hold on you’ve read Vicious???

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1 hour ago, The Awakened Salad said:

Wait hold on you’ve read Vicious???

I've just started on it, looks promising though

The rest of them on that short list, I've read

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Spren of Kindness mentioned the Lunar Chronicles, and I would agree that you should give them a try, they're some of my favorites. Another series by that author that's really good is Renegades. Especially if you liked the Reckoners you should read Renegades. The Renegades trilogy was the book that restored my hope in humanity's authors, as I had just had a good two year book drought, and had just about given up on finding good authors. I sped through the books in under a week, they were so good. When my sister saw I was reading Renegades, she gave me Steelheart, and I've been a Sanderson fan ever since.

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3 hours ago, Honorless said:

Vicious by Schwab

I second this recommendation, really compelling book.

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9 hours ago, Snorkel said:

If you watched the most recent live-stream

yeah I saw it and was going to look into that book now I definitely will.

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6 hours ago, Honorless said:

If you liked the Reckoners

that was the first Brandon book I read so it has a special place in my heart.

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I highly recommend the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Excellent satirical fantasy, and there are 41 books, so it should last a while. You can read them in any order, really, but I'd advise starting with Guards, Guards!

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2 hours ago, FriarFritz said:

I highly recommend the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Excellent satirical fantasy, and there are 41 books, so it should last a while. You can read them in any order, really, but I'd advise starting with Guards, Guards!

But it can be better if you read the same-character-stories in order.  For some more than others - Guards! Guards! is indeed a really good starting place, and it's good to read before other City Watch stories.

Soul Music is one of the best. The whole Moist von Lipwig and Tiffany Aching series are great.  Thief of Time is amazing.

The first few books were still finding their feet, which is why The Colour of Magic isn't recommended as the first book to read.

All the Discworld books, but listed by main characters:

City Watch: Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, The Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, Thud!, Snuff

Witches: Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum

Death: Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather, Thief of Time

Moist von Lipwig: Going Postal, Making Money, Raising Steam

Tiffany Aching (Children's/YA series): The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight, The Shepherd's Crown

Rincewind/wizards: The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Eric, Interesting Times, The Last Continent, The Last Hero, Unseen Academicals

Other: Pyramids, Moving Pictures, Small Gods, The Truth, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (children's), Monstrous Regiment

PS Eric and The Last Hero are originally highly-illustrated, and that's the best way to read them, if you can find those editions.

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On 03/08/2020 at 0:07 AM, Honorless said:

I've just started on it, looks promising though

I actually just finished a reread of it a few days ago. Hope you like it, it’s one of my favourites. 

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