... Elizabeth Moon: The Deed of Paksenarrion (series name, and collected title) comprises three books: Sheepfarmer s Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath ofMessage 1 of 7 , Apr 6, 2000View Sourcetelefone@... wrote:
>Elizabeth Moon: The Deed of Paksenarrion (series name, and collected title)
> Can anyone suggest some good war oriented fantasy novels? In the vein
> of Chris Bunch or the like?
comprises three books: Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and
Oath of Gold
Steve Erikson: Gardens of the Moon
Guy Gavriel Kay: Tigana
Michelle West: The Sun Sword (series name)
comprises: The Broken Crown, The Uncrowned King, and The Shining Court thus far.
Series is not yet complete
Mary Gentle: Grunts
Military fantasy is not yet a greatly explored sub-genre, though there are
authors who seem to be interested in it to the exclusion of all else. If
you've already read Chris Bunch and Allan Cole, read Elizabeth Moon
first of those above -- she was in the US Marine Corps, so her military
knowledge is first rate. She writes a mean story, too. Since Deed, she
has moved toward SF (which is also really good). There is a prequel to
Deed, called The Legacy of Gird, which is also good.
There is a lot of fantasy which has a war as its background, but concentrates
on other issues: Melanie Rawn's second Dragon trilogy is a good example.
I think though, from the wording of your request, that you are looking for
authors who make the _military_, rather than war, their focus. Hope this
list comes in useful.
If you want to read an awesome war oriented Fantasy , pick up John Marco s Jackal of Nar and the just released The Grand Design. These are his first two booksMessage 1 of 7 , Apr 23, 2000View SourceIf you want to read an awesome war oriented Fantasy , pick up John
Marco's Jackal of Nar and the just released The Grand Design. These
are his first two books and they are phenomenal. You can visit his
website http://www.tyrantsandkings.com to read a sample chapter I
believe. But as I said, he is phenomenal!
If you haven t read Raymond E Fiest s Riftwar Saga, well run, don t walk to your closest book store or computer terminal, (I guess you wouldn t have to run toMessage 1 of 7 , Apr 23, 2000View SourceIf you haven't read Raymond E Fiest's Riftwar Saga, well run, don't
walk to your closest book store or computer terminal, (I guess you
wouldn't have to run to that since you are sitting there) and get
these books. They are awesome. Magician Apprentice/magician
Master/Silverthorn/A Darkness at Sethanon. Probably one of my
favorite war fantasy. And then there is the other series by Feist
and Wurts that takes place on the otherside of the Rift. The Empire
trilogy Daughter of the Empire/Servant of the Empire/Mistress of the
Empire. Also awesome
I know this is late, but I just joined and was browsing the archives. I m assuming the original poster (joe I think) was referring to the Sten series by ChrisMessage 1 of 7 , May 1, 2000View SourceI know this is late, but I just joined and was browsing the archives. I'm
assuming the original poster (joe I think) was referring to the Sten series
by Chris Bunch and Alan Cole. They are a fun read.
If you haven't tried The Mageworld series you are really missing out. The
series is by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. There is a main trilogy
The Price of the Stars
By Honor Betray'd
There is a prequel called The Gathering Flame and a pre-prequel called The
Stars Asunder, but don't read either until after the trilogy. Otherwise
there are some major spoilers in store.
These are great books. Space opera/war between worlds/convoluted without
ever losing the reader.
You might also check out the Deathstalker series by Simon Green. Or his
Hawk and Fisher stories which are being re-released.
If you try/have tried the Mageworld books, please let me know what you
Sarah (back to the archives to see what else I've missed.)