Frank, Jane Fancher wrote a trilogy that was really different in it's perspective of magic. In her words some portion of the population 'was making a buck off of it'. Her books 'The Ring of Lightening, The Ring of Intrigue, and The Ring of Destiny' are about three brothers in a ruling family that is very dysfunctional. And we thought only earth families were bad!! The story line is original, the characters are likable and the family dynamics are very close to truth, as I come from a bunch that act like them. So, the Rhomandi brothers are easy to read and I hope you enjoy them too. [grins at ya]
I liked the idea of three ruling brothers. Most times it's sisters involved and I was really excited about a brothers series. I love the brothers and you can sympathize with each one of them. Very good series. I told her once that I think they are overdoing the heroine thing and how I so much appreciated the brothers and she agreed. Theirs strong women in the series too though to enjoy. That's why I appreciated Arithon so much. I even appreciated Lysaer in the first book. lol
Thanks Max, I'll definitely give Jane a read. Maybe the trilogy will be contained in one paperback.
At the moment I'm reading Guy Kay's "The Lions of Al-Rassan". I'm about halfway into it and believe it may be his best that I have read. I have "Tigana" to read next. Then will need to order his "A Song for Arbonne".
It's been sometime since I've read about desert folk and their warring ways. Sort of puts you in mind of the middle east to some extent.
You'll like Jane Frank. She's one of my favorites too. Enjoy the books. If you love Janny you'd love Jane. Look at that another J named author I'm surrounded by them lol I'm off to order Janny's paperback on UK now. I'm doing it this minute.
Jane Frank? Isn't she the woman involved in SF/F art?
I saw that and thought same thing.Yes Worlds of Wonder.
Think Cheryl meant:
You'll like Jane, Frank...
Love Jane Fancher's books. Still waiting on fourth also.
Most likely they would have to be ordered. Has been a while since any came out.
And for anyone else waiting for things to read,
David Coe's Lon-Tobyn Chronicles.
The first two of his Forelands books are also very enjoyable.
Laura Resnick's series that starts with "In Legend Born" was also good.
The new Thomas Covenant book was also good.
Planning on reading Steven Erikson's 1st book soon. It was one of the books in the bag from WFC.
Mitchell Graham seems pretty interesting. First two books of his series are out. He was also at WFC.
As it turns out Jane Fancher also does SF/F art. And she has written two trilogies: one SF and one F. Based on their website, she and CJ Cherryh are very close friends. They use each other as sounding boards for their writing ideas and first drafts. Check out their website, it's very interesting.
Oh, and I subconsciously put in the comma when I read Cheryl's note.
A-ha! That explains it. Sometimes when I read posts, especially at 5:30 AM, I'm reading for singular content rather than continuity of thread, so I did make the connection. <g>
Has anyone read the Kushiel books by Jacqueline Carey? My husband discovered them and after a year I finally picked them up when I was searching for something to read. The sexual content would give them an R rating at least - maybe NC-17, but if that doesn't bother you, the story is just beautiful.
I'm sorry Frank omg I can't believe I did that. LOL my apologies. I did mean Jane Fancher silly me but yes they are great books. I laughed at my post there Jane Frank I definitely meant a comma there. grin On Mitchell Graham I'm so glad someone recommended him here. I love his first two books and his conclusion is coming out in Dec. I met him at the WFC and a convention a year before and spent a lot of time chatting with him. He's a great guy and gave me tips on writing that let me know I was on the right track. I consider him a friend now like I do Janny. I highly recommend Fifth Ring and Emerald Cavern too. I will proofread more often here.