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My Novel Reads

Noted a few people were interested in that I mentioned finishing a series, so I'll coalesce a number of threads here based on what I've read. Try to keep discussions as replies to specific title threads and avoid spoilers.

Books coming in new posts under this one.
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
Robin Hobb - Elderlings Series

These are slow burn heavy world building books. This is the recommended reading order.

These books come in several trilogies, focusing mainly on characters from two parts of the world.

Farseer Trilogy - A prince's bastard is raised as an assassin. But also has a secret magic that often gets people killed for having it. All of this in the face of mounting threats for the kingdom at large.

Liveship Traders Trilogy - In a different part of the world, some families are lucky enough to own special ships made of wizardwood. When someone dies on their decks, they soak in the memories of that person. After three captains of the owning family die on the decks, the ship comes to life. Follow one such family through their internal dramas made all the more wild by conflict with a brutal pirate.

Tawny Man Trilogy - Time has passed and we return to the bastard farseer who has found a quiet life, until an old friend shows up to pull him back into adventure.

Rainwilder Chronicles - can't say too much about this one without spoilers. We're back in the area the liveships originated. For reasons, an expendable crew of youths must venture up the acidic, boat eating waters of the rain wild River in search of a fabled lost city.

Fitz and the Fool Trilogy - The finale. We are once again with our assassin. He's getting old now. But a threat from beyond any maps they have requires him and his old friend to go on a mission of vengeance across the world.
HighlanderJ · 36-40, M
@ViciDraco I have Farseer Trilogy in my reading list.
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ViciDraco · 36-40, M
Deed of Paksenarian Series by Elizabeth Moon - A shepherds daughter rejects an arranged marriage and flees to pursue her dream, becoming a warrior. She joins with a mercenary company and away they go.

Elements of fantasy are more rare in this series at first. Your average peasant may never actually see anything magical. Gradually introduced over time. Another wonderful slow burn book series.
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova - A library apprentice has a chance encounter with the prince. Their meeting awakens a secret and rare magic that has dwelt deep within her. She finds herself with the choice of joining a magical society she was always taught to fear or have the magic stripped and return to the world of books she has known. This one has a more fantasy elements and more romantic tensions than the others I've mentioned so far, but I enjoyed the series.

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