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Branwyn al'Leara

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Marie Brennan...love her lots, from Witch and Warrior to her Onyx Court series to my new favourites, The Memoirs of Lady Trent, she is a greatly skilled author with fantastic characters and wonderful story lines.
 

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Has anyone else heard of Gerald Morris? He re-wrote the Authurian tales, mainly from the perspectives of really minor characters, plus one invented character named Terence, under the collective series name of "The Squire's Tales". They're light, but completely addictive.
 

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Has anyone else heard of Gerald Morris? He re-wrote the Authurian tales, mainly from the perspectives of really minor characters, plus one invented character named Terence, under the collective series name of "The Squire's Tales". They're light, but completely addictive.

Mari Sedai, I mentioned him a few pages earlier in this very thread. :laugh: Some of my favorite books growing up. I wanted to be Eileen. :$
 
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Steven Brust - I know he's hit the NYT bestsellers list a couple times, but it still feels like he should be more famous than he is considering how great the whole Dragaera series is.

yes yes yes! I was reading through all the pages hoping someone else would mention him. The Vlad Taltos series is amazeballs \o/
haven't started the Khaavren Romances yet, but I'm sure those are good too
 

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Mari Sedai, I mentioned him a few pages earlier in this very thread. :laugh: Some of my favorite books growing up. I wanted to be Eileen. :$
I wanted to be Terence. :shifty :laugh:
 
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I saw Elizabeth Moon mentioned on the first page, she's out with a new book on Tuesday, last one in Paladin's Legacy. I'm waiting for it to drop into my Kindle-app :D
The Deed of Paksenarrion was translated into Norwegian, so she's in the selected group of fantasy that you'll find in almost any library across the country as one of the publishers picked up a lot in the 90's. (the others being Brooks, Eddings, Jordan, Pratchett, Feist and a few more. ASoIaF was only translated when the TV-series hit.)

Lene Kaaberbøl was translated into Norwegian. Read the first ones, good books :D

Whenever I read Norwegian literature I feel more should read it :p
Vera Henriksen is perhaps my favourite Norwegian author, and is unfortunately not translated (at least not to English). She writes brilliant books about the Viking Era, often about women and often about the transition from Norse mythology to Christianity.
 
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I like sallyann phillips. Her angels blood book was a great easy read and is the first in a new series. I can't wait for the next one to see what happens next. She's self published too.
 
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I'll go with Lois McMaster Bujold and her Vorkosigan series. She's not unknown (she's a Hugo winner!) but not many people I know personally and haven't introduced myself seem to know her work. It's fun space opera stuff! :)

I, too, was going to ad Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series. I am forever recommending it! I don't often run across people who have heard of them.
 

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I love McMaster Bujold! Both her Vorkosigan series and the Sharing Knife (the Chalion ones are good to, but not as good, IMO). She's one of my favourites, actually :pleased-1:

My half-unknown author for today: Sherwood Smith! I read her Inda earlier this year, and woohooo! It was such a good balance of fantasy, court intrigue and a military school setting (I love all three). She writes well, also. It's been a long time since I liked a new (to me) author this much.
 

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I don't know about here, but no one I know in real life (except my uncle who introduced me to the books) knows Elizabeth Moon. I absolutely LOVE her Deed of Paksennarion trilogy!

I had never heard of it, either. Reading it now and it is great so far!! :love
 

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Diane Duane. Her Young Wizards series is fantastic and nobody seems to know about it.
 

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Edward Cox is a local (to me) British Author who has written a trilogy called the Relic Guild, and a couple of stand alone novels. He is really great, and a super nice guy, which just makes me wish to spread the word about him.
 

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I had never heard of it, either. Reading it now and it is great so far!! :love
Paksenarrion is so great!

Hmmm... Not unknown here in Norway but probably abroad. Siri Pettersen writes really good fantasy. Her first book Odin's Child is translated to English. I think more of them are translated into other languages though :pleased-1:
 

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Marie Brennan...love her lots, from Witch and Warrior to her Onyx Court series to my new favourites, The Memoirs of Lady Trent, she is a greatly skilled author with fantastic characters and wonderful story lines.
I'm just going to leave this here :look:

But agreed, the Lady Trent books are fantastic.
 

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Yoon Ha Lee, who wrote the Machineries of Empire series. Love those books, can count on one hand the number of people I know who have read them :p
 
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Neve Wilder: she writes exceptional gay romance novels.

Christelle Dabos: The Mirror Visitor Quartet

Sabaa Tahir: An Ember in the Ashes Quartet
 

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I'll second Vernor Vinge. I've only read Fire Upon the Deep so far, but it was quite good.

Larry Niven as well, for sci-fi, though he's maybe fairly well-known or at least was in the past.

I remember enjoying Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series, though I last read them many years ago and it's possible they've aged poorly. He's definitely less well known than I'd expect, though.
 
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