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Re: Looking for an immersive new world

Post by glitterrain » 23 Feb 2018, 17:38

The Deed of Paksenarrion series by Elizabeth Moon, both the original trilogy (if you can find it) and the sequel series written something like 20 years later. The author was in the military, so her knowledge of things like training, disciplinary issues, military structure and how a mercenary company fits into the larger economic and social network is really on display. Plus the main character is amazing, super relatable.

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Post by Holli » 04 Mar 2018, 03:17

A book that I really enjoyed is illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff . It follows a girl protagonist and how she survives her world falling apart. This book is romance, Syfy, dystopian world that brings the world to life with interesting writing choice and stands out among other books because of its writing style and beautiful story line

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Post by ericahs » 09 Mar 2018, 11:04

AbbyGNelson wrote: ↑
21 Jan 2018, 17:35
Read anything by Brandon Sanderson. If you want a series read Mistborn. If you want a standalone, read either Elantris or Warbreaker.
MIstborn really hits all the things shes looking for. I loved loved the series
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Post by AshleyFNoe » 13 Mar 2018, 05:17

Have you read "Brave new World" by Adouls Huxley? You might like it. Sorry if its possible I misspelled the name. Its been a while. Ashley Noe

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Post by TaylorAyers » 16 Mar 2018, 13:26

If you are looking for an immersive world, Cassandra Clare is the way to go. She has several series that exist within the same fantastical world, what she calls The Shadow World. These series include

The Mortal Instruments (6 books)
The Internal Devices (3 books)
The Dark Artifices (soon to be 3 books)

She also has 2 collections of shorts stories that follow side characters within her stories. They are

The Bane Chronicles, and
Tales from Shadowhunter Academy.

I really recommend them to anyone who wants to get lost in another world.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 16 Mar 2018, 15:50

Court of Thorns and Roses series and Throne of Glass series both by Sarah J. Maas
Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bordago

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Post by Allie_L » 09 Apr 2018, 21:09

I would definitely recommend the Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks, especially if you enjoy character building. Never have I read a series where the characters go through such growth and change, as well as some personality plot-twists, which is a strange concept in itself. The world is immersive involving its own variety of magic, culture, and religion and its written from multiple points of view so something is always happening somewhere. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy.

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Post by icarb03 » 10 Apr 2018, 07:16

I would definitely suggest the Throne of Glass series it is incredible and VERY immersive. A good long read great for rainy days!!

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Post by Sarah G » 10 Apr 2018, 11:50

I wiuld definitely recommend Brandon Sanderson and his mistborn trilogy. Entirely different world to this with magic. Story set where the bad guy has won and is ruling. Sanderson is an epic world builder :-)
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Post by desantismt_17 » 12 Apr 2018, 10:45

Absolutely second Shades of Magic--so good. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (and anything else he writes). Also, the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Post by JJ30 » 16 Apr 2018, 01:48

If you want something fun, easy reading (and very romance/sex led - not like your mills and boon) try Blackdagger brotherhood. About vampires but not the sparkly kind. Its about a band of brothers who fight lessers (heartless slayers turned by the devil) and each book is one brothers story. They are seriously addictive and great fun.

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