Heroic Fantasy / Swords & Sorcery / Dark Fantasy Recommendations?

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Shamash-Bel
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Heroic Fantasy / Swords & Sorcery / Dark Fantasy Recommendations?

So with the release of Heroic Fantasy Compendium coming up, does anyone have any recommendations for fantasy books / settings to look up?

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I'd recommend Swords & Dark Magic - one of Jon Strahan's collections - as a good set of short stories in the genre. There's a new Elric tale, and a new Black Company short; plus it's got previews of some authors I've mentioned elsewhere - Erikson, Abercrombie, Lynch.

It's a good way to get your feet wet with a few authors to see where you want to explore more.

 

Dave
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I'm almost embarassed to suggest Robert Howard's Conan stories and Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories as they go without saying, but if you haven't read them, or if it's been a while, now's the time.

I'm also fond of Howard's Solomon Kane stories, which are (only) slightly less well known.

Aerik Benseh
Joined: 2017-04-12 14:36

Virtually anything by David Gemmell.

"In the Realm of the Wolf" is one of his books I will gladly suggest

wilmer
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Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun reads like a strange D&D campaign.

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Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson is definately on the ACKS appendix N. Especially for heroic fantasy.