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  1. Davis Ashura

    It's May 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I finally read The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson and loved it. I think most people have a sense of the story, so I'll pass on describing it. I also came across a very good indie novel, Rage of Dragons by Evan Winters. It's described as Game of Thrones meets Gladiator on Arrakis, and while...
  2. Davis Ashura

    Yuge MayDaySale from a bunch of Indie authors!

    A group of authors, including me, Michael Sullivan, Phil Tucker, K.S. Villoso, David Estes, David Benem, Kelliher, Quenby Olson, Megan Haskell, and . . . well, there's a lot of us. We've got a giant MayDaySale on many of our books that we're running from May 1st through May 5th with many of...
  3. Davis Ashura

    The best Trad Published epic fantasy authors who got their start in the past 4 years?

    Successful defined strictly in terms of sales, which I'm basing of the number of their Goodread ratings.
  4. Davis Ashura

    The best Trad Published epic fantasy authors who got their start in the past 4 years?

    Apropos of nothing but I think Nicholas Eames' Kings of the Wyld counts as a successful newly published epic fantasy author. Haven't read it yet, but I plan to.
  5. Davis Ashura

    It's December 2017: What fantasy books are you reading?

    Just finished the first three books in the Red Rising series. Wow! Loved those books. Am now about to crack open Uprooted by Naomi Novak.
  6. Davis Ashura

    Forthcoming Fantasy and Science Fiction books in 2018

    Iron Gold will cause an instant halt to anything I'm doing. . . . other than breathing.
  7. Davis Ashura

    Forthcoming Fantasy and Science Fiction books in 2018

    Ack! I guess I should get the books listed soon. But first, the audiobooks need to be narrated. Speaking of, I'm actually talking to Nick Podehl tonight about the narration for books 1-2. The preliminary release dates are Feb. 27th, 2018 (my oldest son's birthday), June 18th (youngest son's...
  8. Davis Ashura

    The best Trad Published epic fantasy authors who got their start in the past 4 years?

    I hope it's a lull and nothing more, but I've never seen one like this before. I first noticed it (and I wasn't the first to point it out) when Mark Lawrence published a fairly exhaustive list of bestselling epic fantasy books based on the number of Goodreads ratings they received. I was...
  9. Davis Ashura

    The best Trad Published epic fantasy authors who got their start in the past 4 years?

    I'm wracking my brains trying to figure this one out. All industries need new blood, and the same holds true for publishing. And yet, I'm drawing a blank on this one. Who have the trad publishing houses found in the past 4 years who we all think will be the next great writer? The next Mark...
  10. Davis Ashura

    Looking for some 90's fantasy nostalgia that I missed out on

    You're killing me, Morte. You're killing me.:cry::p
  11. Davis Ashura

    Looking for some 90's fantasy nostalgia that I missed out on

    The Sunset Warrior is by Eric Van Lustbader. It doesn't take place on the moon, but it's one of those books that reads like a fantasy, but it's set in the future when magic has returned. The first book is a mix of fantasy, adventure, horror, and a dungeon crawl in a dying city. Here's the cover...
  12. Davis Ashura

    Looking for some 90's fantasy nostalgia that I missed out on

    I'll suggest The Rose and the Prophet trilogy by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. Fun, fun fantasy in a desert, Arabic setting, pre-Islam with djinn, gods, and medieval knights tossed in for the heck of it. There's also Hickman and Weis Darksword trilogy, which is not as fun but still a good...
  13. Davis Ashura

    Let's face it: GRRM is never going to finish aSoIaF

    I'd say that's about right or even a little low. My local Barnes and Noble has a separate section for what's titled Teen Sci-Fi/Fantasy adventure. I've done quick number counts wherein I count out the number of women and men authoring books. If there are multiple books in a series, I only...
  14. Davis Ashura

    Let's face it: GRRM is never going to finish aSoIaF

    Crichton graduated from Harvard Medical School, but he only finished a year of residency before selling the Andromeda Strain and becoming a full time writer. As far as I know, he never progressed in his training past that single year and never had a license to practice medicine.
  15. Davis Ashura

    Post your DNFs!

    That's one hell of a list, but the funny thing is that mine is just as long. I get tired of reading long series that never end.
  16. Davis Ashura

    Got super happy news about my life(fantasy novel related)

    SFFWorld can get pretty deep in their commentary. There are a lot of people there who have a very broad and deep knowledge of the fantasy genre's history. That said, the posting can be pretty sporadic. There's also r/fantasy (reddit), which is also a fabulous place full of newbies and long time...
  17. Davis Ashura

    Got super happy news about my life(fantasy novel related)

    It was just a lucky guess, and it might be the only assassin series I know of that's a trilogy. Guess I should read more. :) And I don't think we've met before. I tend to lurk around various fantasy forums, but I don't post very often.
  18. Davis Ashura

    Worlds that stand out and stay with you!

    I know what you mean. I mostly avoid going back and reading the books I loved when I was younger. Too often, the shine is gone. I haven't actually read any, so I can't really give you much info. However, I do know that it's a subgenre built and driven almost entirely by self-published authors...
  19. Davis Ashura

    Got super happy news about my life(fantasy novel related)

    I'm guessing Night Angel by Brent Weeks.
  20. Davis Ashura

    Worlds that stand out and stay with you!

    They're available on Kindle as ShadowRun Legends (I think they are since they share the same titles), but the early ShadowRun novels by Robert Charrette, the ones originally published in the early 1990s, which is when I read them, were so much fun. The details are vague, but I remember devouring...