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guessingo

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dark fantasy
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:44:38 PM »
I just finished The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. This was great. I really like how he did not pull back on the violence. The second to the last chapter called "The Bloody Nine" is the kind of fight seen I have been waiting for. I get frustrated with fantasy novels that try to gloss over how bad things are and pull back. This book makes me wish Rand Al'Thor would torture forsaken.

I have read George RR Martins books. Any other dark fantasy recommendation? I mean dark in a Martin/Abercrombie sense, not fatalistic in a Michael Moorcock sense.  Please let me know if you know of any dark sci-fi also.

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Re: dark fantasy
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 03:59:36 PM »
Erikson, Esslemont, Tom Lloyd (very awesome), James Barclay, R Scott Bakker (Prince of Nothing Series), Richard Morgan (both SF and Fantasy, but he is very shock-value oriented), JV Jones (her current series), Glen Cook.
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Re: dark fantasy
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 05:09:33 PM »
Does The Lies of Locke Lamora count?
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Re: dark fantasy
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 06:51:22 PM »
Sometimes.
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Re: dark fantasy
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 12:03:39 PM »
I read Gardens of the Moon. I did not think of it as dark.  I take it the books gets darker?