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Martha Wells

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Book Recs

I'm looking for something to read, so rec me books! New books, or books that are about to come out, including your own books. Comment with title, author, and why you liked it/are looking forward to it.

ETA: Fantasy, mystery, science fiction, romance, it's all good.
ETA2: And historical fiction or non-fiction!

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The First Law Trilogy, by Joe Abercrombie, which begins with The Blade Itself. These books are grim like Glen Cook's Black Company series, and darkly funny like Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard novels. I'm only halfway through the third book, so Abercrombie may end up dropping the ball and I'll have to retract my recommendation, but nothing I've read so far makes me think this is likely. :-)

Anything that compares with Cooks Black Company (especially the first 3) sounds good to me.

Speaking of Glen Cook, he has a new Garrett novel out, "Cruel Zinc Melodies." It in my TBR pile, but I've enjoyed all of his Garrett P.I fantasy novels.

Kim Harrison's "Dead Witch Walking." is a great first book, start of the UF Hollows series. She's very clever, with new takes on witches, vampires and pixies. The fairy assissins are even fun.

Heee. It's very very difficult sitting around waiting for the next Joe Abercrombie series to begin and the next Scott Lynch book to come out! I am getting very impatient! What is this Black Company?

Epic fantasy from the point of view of a band of mercenaries. I'd be really surprised if Abercrombie hasn't read them: his group of Northmen (the Dogman, Black Dow, etc.) reminded me very much of the Black Company. Steven Erikson also acknowledges Cook as a huge influence.

The later books run out of steam, in my opinion, but I agree with tom_gallier that the first three are excellent (and they stand alone just fine). Conveniently, there's an omnibus available. :-)

Awesome, thanks for the link :)

He doesn't- the series has the most REAL ending I've found in a while, everything wrapped up but not over, neither entirely happy nor entirely sad nor entirely finished changing.

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