Books like the "fallen blade" series?

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Books like the "fallen blade" series?

1Thelos12
dec 15, 2020, 8:23am

hi. I've recently finished this wonderful series. Basically, it's about an assassin and his shadow companion, also known as "shade". They come from a religious order and now that the Godess had fallen they want to rebuild the order. The two of them have to fight a "boss" in every book.
Are there any similar books like this?
NOTE: People already recommended the series by Robin Hobb, but I don't really like these.
Thanks.

2andyl
dec 15, 2020, 8:34am

Linking to the first of the series Broken Blade

3anglemark
dec 15, 2020, 8:39am

>2 andyl: Why not to the series Fallen Blade?

4andyl
dec 15, 2020, 11:22am

>3 anglemark:

I didn't know there was a touchstone for doing that. Or have you just used a manual link to the series page?

5AnnieMod
dec 15, 2020, 11:30am

>4 andyl:

One of the brackets gets you a title touchstone, 2 give you an author one , 3 give you series (new capability since the new series launch). :) The example on the right kinda tries to show it I think but the series is also a single book so I guess it is not very clear.

6anglemark
dec 15, 2020, 12:24pm

>5 AnnieMod: I changed it to a better example in the Swedish translation .... ;)

7AnnieMod
dec 15, 2020, 12:45pm

>1 Thelos12:

Back on topic - what didn't you like in Hobb? This was my first thought as well and if they did not work, knowing what did not work for you will help figuring out what else may work.

A few ideas (which may or may not work -- depending on why you liked the series):
Brent Weeks's The Night Angel Trilogy
The Riyria Revelations
Dragaera and the connected Dragaera: Khaavren Romances

8Thelos12
dec 15, 2020, 3:57pm

>7 AnnieMod:
I didn't like the beginning of the Farseer series by Hobb. It unfortunately took too long for me to get into the world and the characters.
I might try the Riyria series. Read the first two books in German and didn't like them, but maybe if I read them in English i will think otherwise...

9AnnieMod
dec 15, 2020, 3:59pm

>8 Thelos12:

So you need a series that does not linger on the setup for too long and directly goes into the action. Hm... let me think. I tend to gravitate in the other direction - but I am sure I had read a few that just start with the action :)

10Thelos12
dec 15, 2020, 4:32pm

>9 AnnieMod:
The thing is that the Farseer took too long to take off. The youth of this guy was a bit too detailed in my opinion.

11drneutron
dec 16, 2020, 8:33am

Maybe The Witcher series? Haven't tried the graphic novels, but the original books are good, and are certainly loaded with action. I would have recommended Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams, but it takes about 300 pages in the first book to really get going.

12Thelos12
dec 16, 2020, 10:44am

>11 drneutron: The Witcher sounds good. have heard lots of good things about this series. THX.

13LindaRoberts
dec 18, 2020, 7:49pm

>1 Thelos12: Maybe the King's Blade series by Dave Duncan?

14Thelos12
dec 19, 2020, 10:59am

>13 LindaRoberts: never heard of it. Will check it out. thx