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Looking for book with a great Anti-Hero

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Initial post: Jul 31, 2012 6:33:35 PM PDT
Loved Artemis Entreri in the Drizzt series. Looking for something similar

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 8:01:07 PM PDT
Ardithia says:
How about Mercedes Lackey's Take a Thief? Take a Thief: A Novel of Valdemar

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 8:12:46 PM PDT
Captain says:
Logan Ninefingers in Joe Abercrombie's The First Law Series.

Royce in Michael J. Sullivan's The Riyria Revelations trilogy.

Kelsier in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy.

Durzo Blint in Brent Weeks' The Night Angel trilogy.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 10:35:48 PM PDT
D. Robinson says:
Caine Black Knife in Matthew Woodring Stover's series of the same name.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:25:03 PM PDT
JD Goff says:
Thomas Covenant in Stephen R. Donaldson's White Gold series is very good. A bit long, but still well worth the read.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 2:32:13 PM PDT
Tim Hawken says:
I agree with Captain..... Durzo Blint in Brent Week' Night Angel Trilogy is a great anti-hero. A fantastic series.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 7:32:14 AM PDT
Gerald Tarrant in CS Friedman's Coldfire trilogy is my current favorite anti-hero. The first book is "Black Sun Rising".

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 7:48:33 AM PDT
M. Carole says:
Here's another thread with the same topic, although specifically for anti-heroines:

I'd also add Douglas Hulick's Among Thieves, excellently plotted: Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 7:51:45 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 12, 2012 7:29:33 PM PDT
Prince of Thorns

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 11:34:36 AM PDT
My favorite anti-hero is Cugel the Clever, from Jack Vance's The Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga: Tales of the Dying Earth, Book 3. Both of these are available in the omnibus volume Tales of the Dying Earth, along with numerous other stories whose protagonists tend to be of dubious moral character.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 7:34:15 AM PST
DeathRattle says:
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 7:47:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2013 7:53:03 AM PST
David Gemmell's Drenai series is loaded with interesting, well-drawn anti-heros and great storytelling. Waylander, introduced in Book 3, is my favorite anti-hero.

Here are links:
Legend (Drenai Saga Book 1)
Waylander (Drenai Saga Book 3)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2013 6:54:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2013 6:54:39 AM PDT
Ella says:
Prince of Thorns
Second that. Just finished the series, and the "hero" is ruthless without hesitation.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 12:59:54 PM PDT
Robin Hobb wrote Assassin's Apprentice, a great book with a hero that is in no way a great guy. Not exactly a anti hero. Joe Abercrombie's books are great...Captain hit a bullseye with that one. David Gemmell's books are ridiculously good, with characters like Druss, Waylander, and his Rigante series. Brent Weeks Night Angel is not to be missed. In urban fantasy you may try Simon R. Green's Nightside series. Something from the Nightside is not your "pretty" fantasy where nothing bad happens to the protagonist ( no sparkly vampires, or pretty witches to be found..maybe a chick with one eye and a shotgun kicking the crap out of any baddy that messes with her anti hero bf).

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 12:22:38 PM PDT
The Elric stuff from Moorcock? That's what comes to mind immediately for me.
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