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  1. Comment on Foreboding discovery of a main character’s past - in-depth book discussion and recommendations request in ~books

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    I’ll give it a try, thank you.

    I’ll give it a try, thank you.

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  2. Comment on Foreboding discovery of a main character’s past - in-depth book discussion and recommendations request in ~books

    Jubilee
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    I wholeheartedly agree! I just recently finished that book as well. I managed to forget to list this book above... my bad. The airy and watery world of Piranesi was very fun to imagine.

    I wholeheartedly agree! I just recently finished that book as well. I managed to forget to list this book above... my bad.

    The airy and watery world of Piranesi was very fun to imagine.

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  3. Comment on Foreboding discovery of a main character’s past - in-depth book discussion and recommendations request in ~books

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    So, I’ve been tearing through the very engaging The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, but I’m ready for a change of pace. Searching for discussion and recommendations for books or series that...

    So, I’ve been tearing through the very engaging The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie, but I’m ready for a change of pace. Searching for discussion and recommendations for books or series that do not revolve around so much pitched battle. Anyone who has read Abercrombie will know full well how visceral the fight scenes become!

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  4. Foreboding discovery of a main character’s past - in-depth book discussion and recommendations request

    Hoping to generate discussion and have a few books recommended that have some of the following characteristics: foreboding discovery of a main character’s past a plot conflict that with a focus...

    Hoping to generate discussion and have a few books recommended that have some of the following characteristics:

    • foreboding discovery of a main character’s past
    • a plot conflict that with a focus other than war or physical/political fighting
    • preferable plot conflict examples: exploration, escape, grand heist, obtaining wisdom, treasure hunt
    • undercurrent of a great unused power or magic that has been long lost

    btw, I’m borrowing this format from r/Fantasy

    Books I have liked:
    Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law series
    Samantha Shannon The Priory of the Orange Tree
    Michael Crichton The Eaters of the Dead
    Lara Prior-Palmer (non-fiction) Rough Magic
    Arthur C. Clarke (sci-fi) Rendezvous with Rama
    Neal Stephenson (sci-fi) Anathem
    Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive series

    Traits like prose, characters, or settings you most enjoy:
    Settings within the wilderness, crypts, large buildings/structures, caverns are all great.

    Series vs. standalone preference:
    No real preference, but longer is better I suppose.

    Tone preference (lighthearted, grimdark, etc):
    No strong preference, but mystical, ancient, and dark comes to mind.

    Complexity/depth level:
    Preferably on the more intricate side.

    Thank you, let’s chat!

    5 votes