Hopes and The third, and final, book in a major new fantasy trilogy. Hopes and alliances will be shattered beyond repair. Unforeseen consequences bring undeserved grief as well as unexpected rewards. Necessity forces uneasy compromise as well as perilous defiance. Wreaking havoc is swift and easy. Building a lasting peace may yet prove an insuperable challenge.
The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution Series by Juliet E. McKenna
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It was not bad. With a little help it could have been much better. Could a war torn group of countries really overthrow and unite in one year? How many years did the 13 colonies take to wrangle their way to a unified country with laws to follow take? Could a general have emerged in any time past and start a campaign so late in the season, that success was guaranteed? For at first the legendary general has said such would be the case, an The conclusion of the Lescari Revolution series. For at first the legendary general has said such would be the case, and then there is doubt at places where the author needed to have conflict.
It was all coming to easy, and it still finished to easily. Previously in this series we talked about magic and it working for our heroes when they need it, but not for their enemies. Well that is still the case. Also we have talked about scale. Finally we have a distance listed of 70 leagues, and though time is not given a relation to our world, a league is a measurement and we learn that it takes about 4 days to travel, on one of the maintained roads.
The Xothic Cycle by Lin Carter. The late Lin Carter was a prolific writer and anthologist of horror and fantasy with over eighty titles to his credit.
His tales of Mythos horror are loving tributes to H. The Star Magicians by Lin Carter. Who will stop the planetary marauders? For years the great Carina Empire ruled the galaxy — but slowly, under the remorseless erosion of centuries, the Empire faded as its Imperial bloodline ran out in weaklings who paid tribute to the wild, untamed Barbarians of the Rim. Finally came the day when the Barbarian legions struck at Carina itself, destroying in a single day and night the mightiest empire in galactic history.
In the ages that followed, the rest of the empire decayed, its individual suns and worlds losing contact, isolated Star-Kings fighting to hold their own cultures together. Ironically, only the Barbarians themselves remained the only coordinated power among the Near Stars. Their fleets drifted the star-trails, looting and destroying everything in their way.
One world alone stood against the dark night of savagery that was engulfing the galaxy — Parlion, the planet of the Star Magicians. And at last came the final battle for civilization in the stars. As a captive of the Horde, Ganelon rises to greater heights of heroism than ever before. In the last days of Earth, the continents drifted together again after aeons of separation, and that was Gondwane. When all the kingdoms of all the peoples of Earth had come and gone and new ones arose, it was on Gondwane they created their ephemeral glories.
On Gondwane, amid the turmoil of the last wars and the last quests and the last efforts of scientists and alchemists, there arose one final hero, the mighty Ganelon Silvermane. Thongor at the End of Time by Lin Carter. I have lived to see the barbarian Thongor in his tomb. Mardanax strikes swiftly. His evil sorcery explodes with inconceivable power, and Thongor lies dead. Her son, the prince, is kidnapped.
Then, wandering in the land of the dead, Thongor finds a powerful sword of light…. Better to be a queen than a pawn… Kate Mossland is an ordinary teenager in a strange and dangerous land. I didn't read the Waterstones list, maybe these authors are included but I consider them incredibly important to SFF. Lackey's Gryphon trilogy, as well as the copious books that follow are hardcore fantasy, and definitely epic.
Rusch's epic fantasy series The Fey? Let's see Hey Adam, Any chance of using your considerable clout to get some sort of statement from JV Jones' publishers on whether or not she is still writing?
I think that Blog update was long enough ago to be a concern. Pat has more clout than me and didn't get anywhere when he followed it up last year. So I think we're out of luck on this one. Jones hasn't even updated her Twitter page in three years. Excellent list, especially since it included some writers I'd not heard about before. I'd add my voice to those clamoring for a place for Katherine Kerr and Jacqueline Carey on the list. On Elizabeth Bear, I'd also include her New Amsterdam short stories - although I think they can be a tiny bit difficult to get ahold of.
There's also a very good post-apocalyptic short story by her about a woman who owns the best bike in the west available over at Starship Sofa. I'm currently working my way through those Juliet E McKenna novels I've been able to buy here in Sweden, and while they're not revolutionising the genre, they're very good although her male protagonist, Ryshad, is a fairly run-of-the-mill bloke with a sword compared to Livak.
I'd also want to include Ellen Kushner and a few writers of tie-in fiction - most prominently Elaine Cunningham Forgotten Realms, Star Wars, and Pathfinder , Rosemary Jones Forgotten Realms - and the funniest fantasy I've read that wasn't written by Terry Pratchett , and Liane Merciel Pathfinder, as well as two novels set in her own world.
I don't usually post, but I wanted to mention jacqueline Carey.
She wrote the superb Kusiel Series. I think the first three books in particluar, are equal to anything else written by anyone. I also agree with all the others listed "melanie Rawn, Robin Hobb, C. Friedman, Anne Bishop, trudi Cavanan and many more. The Dubric books are self-contained, so you can enjoy the three that are out and get enough of a closure.
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And yeah, Tam does go down some dark roads there. She's working on some present time thriller stuff right now - with a touch of Weird - and that's very dark, too. Another one worth checking out is Wen Spencer.