Quarantine Reads

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    Just looking for recommendations on good series to get into while stuck at home. Audible or books are fine and if there’s already multiple books in the series extra credit. As y’all probably already aware there are some pretty bad books in this genre and I’m finding it hard to get into anything.
     
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    Well admiral who is a pretty good series that isn't litrpg but has many of the same elements. Basically a prince thrown into the role of admiral with zero prior experience. He is a laughingstock with no idea how to run a fleet for the first few books so obviously mistakes are made as he basically learns the job the hard way. He also ends up exiled for the crime of stealing a battleship, cause politics.

    Some basebuilding, some bugslaying, some princessrescuing, you know how it goes.


    Spoilers :)

    So far it has chronicled the ups and downs of 5-10 years of his life, where he has gone from political paria aka the tyrant of cold space to commander of the sector level fleet before being forced into exile by the surrender of the grossly corrupt sector government, and as of the latest book is a defacto warlord in charge of two worlds (a coreworld Capria and a barbarian world Tracto that has the largest trillum reserves in three sectors ) hiring out his services as an exterminator of bug infestations. Its a pretty awesome series.

    So far the main events have taken place in the spine, a region with 8 sectors, each of which has dozens of core worlds with earth level populations, industry and naval forces. As well as a lot of smaller more marginal worlds, colony worlds, independent stations, etc. Despite which it is a backwater several generations behind the tech curve of the two superstates dominating human space.
     
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    Who’s the author having trouble finding it
     
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    I read King’s Dark Tidings by Kel Kade since the whole pandemic started. I thought it was pretty good. Read all the books in about a week. The next book I read was Dawn of Wonder by Jonathon Renshaw also pretty good. I’m about to start the Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson. You can search them and read a synopsis to see if those are the kind of thing you’re interested in.
     
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    I read 2 or 3 books of the King’s Dark Tidings already. Can’t remember why I didn’t finish it. I’ll have to check out the other book.
     
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    Mayor of NoobTown and the other two books (at the moment) in the series, by Ryan Rimmel.
    Also the Storks Tower series by Tony Corden, 7 books so far.
     
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    The good guys and bad guys series by Eric Ugland

    The Gam3 by Cosimo Yap
     
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    I find most LITRPGs to be a bit shorter and less brutal than The Land. The Ten Realms is a good series if you like an eastern flair. Challenge by Edward Castle, dungeon lord, life reset, and the ritualist are all pretty good and cover a wide range.

    Here are a fantasy recommendations.

    Red Rising is a great series. Futuristic Roman society, brutal politics, slave rebellion/revolution, crazy brotherhood of badasses that run around pretending to be wolves and crazy battles.

    The wheel of time series is a masterpiece of fantasy that would probably take you more than a month to read if you read non stop.

    Anything by Brandon Sanderson is usually incredible. His books have a wide rang of magic systems, tones, seriousness, complexity, and world building. You can find a series that fits your style and mood. The way if kings or mistborn are probably where I would start.

    The warded man is interesting. Humanity is constantly hunted by demons almost like losing to nature.

    Is there anything in particular you are looking for?
     
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    If we are looking for brutal litrpg, look toward the Russians. There are a number of books (can't recall titles) that I had to stop reading.
     
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    I’ve found a few Russian litrpg with good concepts. I just can’t get over the translations, or the “corniness” of them.
     
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    A trend that I don’t like that’s starting with litrpgs is stats at the end of chapters, or as little game concept as possible. Honestly the stats, world building and such is what I enjoy about the genre.
     
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    One Russian LITrpg author really like is G Akella and his Realms of Arkon series.

    Not LitRPG but still good, the Disc World Books, Any David Weber series, and the Kris LongKnife series (and connected series).
     
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    Some non-litrpg

    The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks is a solid series and is also finished as of recently so no cliff hangers. Well defined magic system and solid story telling.

    As @Cire122 mentioned Brandon Sanderson has a bunch of good ones though I'd start with the Powder Mage trilogy
     
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    Brent weeks' other series is really good too.
     
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    Night angel trilogy? Agreed, bit dark but an amazing read.
     
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    Yeah, that one
     
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    Anything I've read by david eddings has been awesome. A bit oldschool perhaps, but he belongs up there with the greats. Way too little recognition.
     
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    I've just started the Wheel of Time too, and it's great.
     
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