these are authors whom i try to keep an eye on, as i anxiously await more installments in each of their story worlds:
Mage Errant (series)
after She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named became massively wealthy from writing the most popular young-adult fantasy series of all time, a metric ton of wannabes tried to copy the basic recipe: take one misfit teenager, put them into a school for magic, let them make some friends, and with their friends they solve problems that the adults can not. the thing is, this series does it better. seriously, skip the series from the bigot author, read this one instead
Michael R. Fletcher
Obsidian Path (series)
this is the latest series i’ve taken to, and it only has two installments so far. it’s about the reincarnation of the most evil god-king that history has ever seen, as he tries to put all his memories back together, and somehow avoid becoming an evil god-king all over again. it’s entirely possible his wife is worse than he ever was, but we’re not really sure because he doesn’t have enough memories back to piece it together yet
Dennis E. Taylor
what happens when your average software engineer becomes the brain of a self-replicating starship, and ends up carrying the torch of humanity out to the cosmos at large?
Book of the Ancestor (series) and The Broken Empire (series)
this author may write the darkest fantasy i’ve ever read. in Book of the Ancestor we follow and love the most blood-happy, murderous, nun in the history of warfare. in Broken Empire, literally nothing good ever happens, ever, and all the characters just as evil and twisted as you might expect because of it. these reads are not for the feint of heart
the mostest-something epic fantasy author of our age deserves his title, as almost every book i’ve ever picked up from him has been a page-turner. i admit, his flagship series has felt flat lately, as i think the point he’s trying to make with his stories has begun to overwhelm the story itself. but ignoring that, all the rest of his stuff is highly readable
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