Decent Medieval Fantasy

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Decent Medieval Fantasy

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1FeegleFan First Message
Oct 25, 2007, 4:50pm

Hello! I'm looking for decent medieval fantasy, requirements being:
1. It can't be black and white (in other words, the good guys are seriously flawed and/or have bad guy qualities and the bad guys aren't totally evil overlords bent on taking over the world simply because they want power. And they have some good guy qualities. Or maybe even a book with no good guys and bad guys)
2. The characters must be realistic.
3. The cover can't look like a fantasy-fied soap opera
4. It must be an adult book.

Thanks a bunch,
-FeegleFan

2DaynaRT
Oct 25, 2007, 4:58pm

Have you tried the A Song of Ice and Fire series? It has all the attributes you're looking for. The first book is A Game of Thrones.

3davout First Message
Oct 28, 2007, 10:58am

I send that recommendation. The A Song of Ice and Fire series is my absolute story.

4fyrefly98
Oct 28, 2007, 12:26pm

I'd also recommend Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay.

5wandering_star
Dec 18, 2007, 7:23pm

I'd recommend The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell - I was really impressed by it and it certainly meets your first two criteria. It's not medieval - but I think you'll like it. (If it has to be medieval, you might try Cornwell's The Archer's Tale - I haven't read it, but I'm sure it's good).

6lynnmc
Aug 21, 2008, 5:56pm

What about the The Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen R. Donaldson