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Initial post: Aug 10, 2012 9:28:41 AM PDT
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.


In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 3:39:25 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 11, 2012 8:32:26 PM PDT
I did take a shot at the Morcyth Saga a while back. Downloaded it as a free book, and it just didn't grab me. Couldn't find a link to your blog on your profile, so I couldn't find your book, but I'll search it up.

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 8:55:36 PM PDT
You could check out The Curse of the Rodain ebook if you so desire. No orcs, trolls, dragon riders, elves or dwarves, but still fantasy.
Here's the link:
The Curse of the Rodain: Book One

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 9:27:07 PM PDT
Thanks, I'll check it out

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 6:31:19 AM PDT
Check out StoryBundle: They're currently offering a multiple book bundle of indie fantasy & sf that I downloaded yesterday following a recommendation in the Kindle customer forum.

In their own words, "StoryBundle is a way for people who love to read to discover quality indie books written by indie authors. ...We take a handful of books-usually about five or so-and group them together to offer as a bundle. Then you, the reader, can take a look at the titles we've chosen and decide how much you'd like to pay. Think of us like a friend that scours independent books for undiscovered gems, then bundles these titles together for one low price that you decide. Yeah, we mean it; you get to set the price that you want to pay!"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 9:25:45 AM PDT
Glen Romero says:
I added the link to my blog on my profile. I'm Glen Romero under the authors page. The link on the blog takes you to smashwords. If you really want to read indie that is a site main for indies.

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 2:35:56 PM PDT

Very good traditional fantasy!

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 2:44:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 12, 2012 3:10:46 PM PDT
Purchased an indie book the other day, 'Return to Gemena' by Judeth Scott which impressed me also. Not too far fetched and an entertaining read.Am keeping an eye out for the sequel

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 2:45:26 PM PDT
FangFan says:
Angelfall by Susan Ee is fantastic and extremely well-written. It is a near future urban fantasy centered around angels and an apocalypse. The angels are far from being all sweetness and light, and the heroine is strong and rather unique. This book is classified as being for young adults, but I think it more appropriate for older teens and adults. With a fast-paced action-packed plot and an intriguing cast of characters, it is an engrossing read.

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 6:28:30 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 15, 2012 7:16:18 PM PDT
I just finished Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan and it was incredible. Raven's Shadow Book One: Blood Song (Raven's Shadow)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 1:12:46 AM PDT
Kribu says:
The original post also says "no self-promo, please".

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 1:15:25 AM PDT
Kribu says:
Also, I'll second Angelfall. I'm not generally into YA stuff that includes angels, but this was wonderfully gory and grim.

I also rather enjoyed Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J. R. Rain - not hugely original urban fantasy, but competent enough and it had some fun moments I enjoyed, enough that I'm probably going to read some more in that series.

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 12:37:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2012 1:16:09 PM PDT
Bobby Craton says:
Consider Sherrie Cronin's 'x0' which is fantasy set in modern times.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 8:42:58 PM PDT
Thanks peeps, all great recommendations and I'll check them out.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2012 4:20:49 PM PDT
eyduck says:
Just wanted to second this recommendation! It was the first book that popped into my head. I read Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days) last fall and it was my favorite book of 2011. It is AMAZING.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2012 4:41:35 PM PDT
Glen Romero says:
Try this out from podiobooks shadowmagic. The authors name is John Lenanhan. So far there are only two of 3 parts out. I liked his take of the different fantasy race. If you're into sci-fi with touch of horror you can try Scott Sigler.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2012 2:17:17 PM PDT
Ken says:
Porn Gnomes - new, unique

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2012 2:14:10 PM PDT
Ken Chapman. You probably shouldn't be promoting a book by your brother, or father, or yourself using your middle name. Whatever it is it counts as self promotion in terms of the Amazon forum rules. Self promotion belongs in the Meet Our Authors forum only.
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