Ok, so I'm looking for great Indie Fantasy reads, I don't much care whether it's Epic, S&S, High, etc. I'm not looking for anything with elves, dwarves, orcs, etc in it - unless it is very, very good. Also, no dragon riders unless it is very good. I don't want to read another patchwork of the normal tropes we always see, unless the author has done something amazing with them.
Some series that I thoroughly enjoyed - Wheel of Time (before it got incredibly long-winded), The Black Company, Sandman Slim, The Codex Alera & The Dresden Files, The First Law, Stormlight Archive (so far), The Belgariad/Mallorean, and A Song of Ice and Fire.
I did not enjoy The Sword of Truth, or books like them with cookie-cutter morality and such.
Also, I'm currently reading Dalglish's A Dance of Cloaks, and it's pretty good so far.
So, if anyone can make recommendations based on those tall orders, please do so, and no self-promo, please. Also, no romance-fantasy...sorry, it's just not my thing.
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