Okay, we had a thoughtful discussion last night on the dearth of adult fantasy novels. Here are some recommendations for novels that came from that discussion:
Jonathan recommended R. Scott Bakker’s The Prince of Nothing series:
The Darkness That Comes Before – Book 1
The Warrior Prophet – Book 2
The Thousandfold Thought – Book 3
Peter Cooper recommended some of his choices from the Land Down Under:
Shadow Queen by Deborah Kalin
Worldshaker by Richard Harland (this is being marketed as YA, but according to the web site, it’s supposed to appeal to adults, too. I’ll take Peter’s word on it.)
Wounded Guardian by Duncan Lay
None of these titles are available in the United States yet, but I checked Amazon and you can pre-order Worldshaker, if you like.
Teresa (that’s me and you’re already here, so a link would be redundant)recommends:
(coming November 10, 2009)
Also look into Twelve by Jasper Kent. I reviewed Twelve at Booklove, and while I found there were a few plot issues, overall the novel was satisfying. I loved the idea of historical fiction with a supernatural twist. I’d be interested in hearing what other folks think about the book.
If you’re looking for a good review site, check out Speculative Horizons a UK based book review blog. James Long does a wonderful job reviewing new speculative fiction; I picked up on his recommendation for Twelve and was not disappointed.
If you would like to read the discussions that spawned these titles, head over to the post to agents and publishers: right here at helluo librorum.
If you have more recommendations for adult fantasy reading, post them here or under the previous post! We’re looking for good stuff to read . . .