Author Topic: Suggested books similar to Patty's books?  (Read 14047 times)

Patti L.

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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 07:29:25 pm »
Oh, the non-enchanted forest books by Wrede are also good, if you can lay your hands on them; she's got "Daughter of Witches", "Caught in Crystal", "The Raven Ring", and a few others set in the world of "Lyra", and one that may be set in that world, but doesn't have anything to do with the area/magic system/peoples of that series, "The Seven Towers" that's fun, plus the ones written initially with a co-author, but with a couple she branched out on her own with, starting with "Sourcery and Cecelia", I recommend those too.  Set in the Napoleonic wars except with magic.

I'd suggest L.M. Bujold's fantasies, but they may be denser than you're looking for.
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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 01:07:07 am »
Try Kim Harrison as well, she writes an urban fantasy series about the witch Rachel Morgan...fascinating stuff! Full of action & her world is also very well-constructed.
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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2011, 12:39:52 pm »
And did you know that Kim Harrison and Dawn Cook are one and the same?  Their styles feel quite different!  She apparently puts on a long, red-haired wig when she's appearing in public as Kim.

I found that bit of trivia pretty cool! 

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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2011, 01:49:06 pm »
Quite interesting.  :D
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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 06:40:13 am »
Garrett P.I. - by Glen Cook - A combination fantasy and mystery series about Garrett, a freelance private investigator.
Sweet Silver Blues (1987)
Bitter Gold Hearts (1988)
Cold Copper Tears (1988)
Old Tin Sorrows (1989)
Dread Brass Shadows (1990)
Red Iron Nights (1991)
Deadly Quicksilver Lies (1994)
Petty Pewter Gods (1995)
Faded Steel Heat (1999)
Angry Lead Skies (2002)
Whispering Nickel Idols (2005)
Cruel Zinc Melodies (2008)
Gilded Latten Bones (2010)

If you liked Steal the Dragon and Where Demons Walk this is similar.

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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 07:20:32 am »
Not a series, but totally what you're asking for, War For the Oaks by Emma Bull.  Comfy, easy read, very good characters etc.
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Re: Like Patty's books but NOT the Mercy books?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2011, 07:30:32 am »
Also, may I recommend an MP3 player and Audio books?  I have the Harry Potter books, Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden and lots others that fit the bill too, fun, enjoyable and not overly taxing!  Listening to books frees your hands to do simple tasks at the same time while still listening to a good 'story'. 

I care for my elderly father, who is not on the same level of a toddler in his case, though I know some elderly are.  In his case, he's more like a teenager, very opinionated and unwilling to listen to advice, and too big to pick up and carry out of harm's way!  At 92, I'm very happy that his mind is as sharp as it is, I just wish he was less stubborn!... or not, he's a good guy and that 'stubborn' has kept him going this long after all.

Anyway, I listen to my books, with just one earpiece in, that way I can still keep track if he calls me or needs something.
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Re: Suggested books similar to Patty's books?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2012, 07:14:56 am »
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/powers-james-a-burton/1108067317?ean=9781607013365  The teaser blurb indicates he may be a metalworking fae, like Zee.  It's recommended by Sharon Lee of the writing team of Lee & Miller, the Liaden UniverseTM novels.
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Re: Suggested books similar to Patty's books?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2012, 03:18:50 am »
Oh, that looks interesting Patti.


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Re: Suggested books similar to Patty's books?
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2012, 05:59:19 pm »
Something else for the wish list.
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Re: Suggested books similar to Patty's books?
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2012, 10:57:24 am »
Okay, there was some mention in the Jim Butcher thread about High Fantasy.

I was reading Ursula Vernon's "Bark like a fish, damnit!" blog, & she was commenting on several aspects of Andre Norton's Witch World  series, including specifically the arranged marriages and the odd formal language.  In the comments, some folks were giving their own impressions, & suggesting other High Fantasy, including Patricia Briggs! 

That's cool, but who wants to talk about the dated language or assumptions of fantasies of earlier decades?
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