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Top 100 Fantasy Authors (How Many Have You Read?)

36, with three authors whose books i've put down and several more whose books are waiting to be read. Immense omissions, though, such as Moorcock, and including Paolini is absurd.
 
At least it's an interesting zombie. An even dozen for me. And fewer than that when this thread started, heh heh. But I only included an author if I at least got halfway through one of their books. My apologies to Rothfuss, Lawrence, and several others, heh heh.
 
I made it through the fist Mistborn and own Way of Kings. I think my issue is that he's known for magic systems as an attraction, and that just doesn't do it for me. His writing is solid, but mmm. I can shrug and set it down real easy. I do intend to make it through Way of Kings eventually, good intentions and all, heh heh.

I should add, I love the guy from everything I know, and how he puts out so much for writers. But, for whatever reason his stories just haven't hooked me.
 

pmmg

Vala
Well...for me, it is was one of those things that could just be me, the magic was based on breath, and the idea of people trying to inhale other people's exhaled breath was kind of yuck for me. So...I tried to look past it to enjoy the book otherwise. But, it was a little off putting to me.
 
Yeah, that is a td cringe worthy, heh heh. My wife would be a no go with that.

Well...for me, it is was one of those things that could just be me, the magic was based on breath, and the idea of people trying to inhale other people's exhaled breath was kind of yuck for me. So...I tried to look past it to enjoy the book otherwise. But, it was a little off putting to me.
 

Ned Marcus

Inkling
I quite liked Mistborn, but some of his books have magic that's too OTT, even for me. And a lot of backstory. I did like his novella, The Emperor's Soul. The magic in that was more subdued.
 

S J Lee

Inkling
LOL. Why not Sanderson? He's very popular.
umm...you want me to answer that? I read the free sample of Way of Kings on Amazon, first few pages. Got as far as page 7 and had to stop. Terrible exposition, the whole thing was clumsy and overdramatic, it read like it was written by a 12 year old. Sorry, only one person's opinion. But you asked!
 

Ned Marcus

Inkling
umm...you want me to answer that? I read the free sample of Way of Kings on Amazon, first few pages. Got as far as page 7 and had to stop. Terrible exposition, the whole thing was clumsy and overdramatic, it read like it was written by a 12 year old. Sorry, only one person's opinion. But you asked!

Just curious. I read Way of the Kings on a friend's recommendation. I had to fast forward large parts of it.
 

Ban

Troglodytic Trouvère
Article Team
A grand total of 6! Look on me readings ye mighty and despair!

I do find it notable that this list (as far as I could see) exclusively lists Anglo writers. Now I understand that fantasy is a much bigger and more established genre in the Anglo-world than elsewhere, but for crying out loud not even Sapkowski's on this list! Than again, the list is nearly a decade old so perhaps that is an unfair expectation.
 
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