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posted ago by AzureAceStarburst69 ago by AzureAceStarburst69 +17 / -2

Time for COOL fantasy with VIOLENCE and GUNS or SWORDS or BOTH

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OBRIENMUSTSUFFER 12 points ago +12 / -0

They’re a little more low-fantasy but I always recommend Robert E Howard, his Conan and Solomon Kane stories in particular. Great stuff, they absolutely hold up today.

I’ve also heard good things about the Elric stories by Michael Moorcock but I haven’t started reading them yet.

Larry Correa’s Monster Hunter series of books are kind of Urban Horror/Fantasy and they’re a lot of fun.

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Smith1980 6 points ago +6 / -0

Larry Correia speaks out against what has happened to sci-fi industry right?

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CatoTheElder 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yeah, he was involved with the sad puppies I think.

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Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

I knew I had heard good things about him

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm reading the Monster Hunter series right now and they're absolute page turners, I definitely recommend those to anyone looking for VIOLENCE and GUNS and the occasional fire axe. Or giant snow blower, that scene was hilarious, I'd love to see that in a movie but the state of movies in 2021 AD is so bad it's probably better left to the imagination.

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Smith1980 7 points ago +7 / -0

Have you read Wheel of Time series? Also there is a book of short fantasy stories called Mammoth book of extreme fantasy that was decent. Check out Piers Anthony books. I liked Song of Ice and Fire but pretty pointless to read since he refuses to finish the series.

I’m going to check out Witcher books.

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CatoTheElder 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sword of Truth, by Terry Goodkind, is the only "Based" recent-ish fantasy novel. Scifi and Fantasy has been pozzed for a very, very long time, so the most right wing writings are at best objectivist lolbertarian. I don't know of anything that is actually far right.

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twentyonepepes 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's called The Odyssey bro basest shit you'll ever read

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Piroko 4 points ago +4 / -0

The first three books (available as one book) of the Black Company series by Glen Cook. It follows a band of mercenaries serving BBEG told from the perspective of Croaker, the company's sawbones.

It's an interesting series because the power level is so disparate. This is a setting where resurrection, daemonic possession, and displays of fire wizardry on par with WW2 bombing are normal, yet the best the company can manage is chopping up their undead immortal enemies and burying the body parts far enough apart that it'll take a few years to be a threat again.

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Booker 2 points ago +2 / -0

I never ever read fantasy and I blew through the first two Black Company Books and am making quick work of the third. Only seven more to go. Actually came in here to make the same recommendation.

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Piroko 2 points ago +2 / -0

It gets weird after the books of the north.

Consider the entire series as a bowel movement. The first three books (the books of the north) were solid and well formed. The subsequent installments (the books of the south) were chunky explosive diarrhea. And then once they started traveling the plain between worlds it found some substance again, but it's now rainbow colored and the blood pressure of constant exertion has made your brain see stars and you can hear the refrain of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds playing in the distance.

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Booker 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah I've heard similar sentiments about the later books. Guess I'll have to see for myself.

Though I will say, the structure of the third book is a little infuriating. He seems to mount tension, then immediately break it by flashing back to incredibly dull scenes of an old guy sipping tea with his son. It's pretty obvious to me he churned these books out without a second glance at the manuscript, since he put out the first three in... What... Two years' time?

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Piroko 2 points ago +2 / -0

It just keeps going downhill.

The books of the north are a complete story, more or less. Don't press on and you'll never need to know how much worse it got.

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Smith1980 4 points ago +4 / -0

Forgot to add Conan the Barbarian

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Baron_Bubbles 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm five books into the Dresden Files and I've thoroughly enjoyed them.

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IPegSpez 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

The Vampire Hunter D novel series by Hideyuki Kikuchi. There's an omnibus of the first 3 novels coming out next month I believe.

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Dual_Fire 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well there is "Anomie: Phoenix Rising Book 1". It's a LitRPG book, and probably one of the most based books I have ever read haha.

It actually got recommended to me in this forum. It's a fun read, specially if you are tired of woke stuff in your books.

You can find it on the Amazon store.

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GoofTroop186 2 points ago +2 / -0

I got tired of it halfway through but the Malazan series was pretty all right at times

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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

Look into the tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. They have SWORDS and VIOLENCE, but no GUNS.

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Schmendrick_Lamar 1 point ago +2 / -1

The "Tales From The Flat Earth" series by Tanith Lee is my favorite.

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current_horror 1 point ago +2 / -1

I highly recommend both the Broken Empire and Red Queen's War trilogies by Mark Lawrence. I can't speak to the quality of the rest of his books, but they seem equally good. Dude is a machine, though. He's on his fifth trilogy in ten years.