This guy has got to be one of the most engaging, original, enjoyable fantasy writers of the last 25 years, right up there with Michael Moorcock, Glen Cook, Elizabeth Moon. Great stuff, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a lying Yendi.
>>By kenn denk (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:16)
This is one of the most enjoyable set of books I have ever read. I don't even bother to read them anymore because I can quote them. I would recommend these books for practically anyone and have converted several fans to him.
>>By morgob the crazy (Tuesday, 21 Sep 2004 03:29)
The Vlad Taltos novels are very much like early Zelazny. If you like Taltos, you might enjoy Roger Zelazny's Amber novels, such as Sign of Chaos or Knight of Shadows.
Steven Brust's books can be labeled with the word 'literature' as they are not simply stories. There are great moral themes throughout, such as racism, classism, friendship, honor, etc. The burden of learning his vast, complicated world is made easier by his great humor and the light-hearted manner in which the books are narrated.
Also, if you're looking to the past, Mark Twain and Alexander Dumas are great choices. Twain is extraordinarily humorous... I'd reccommend 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.' Then Dumas is the lord of swashbuckling, with his Viscount Trilogy (after which the Viscount of Adrilankha trilogy is named), which includes Twenty Years After (hence five hundred years after).
>>By Seciden (Sunday, 14 Nov 2004 15:20)
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