Thoughts on Peter Brett

AndrewT

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I just picked up "The Warded Man" as it's called here. Before I decide when to start this I was wondering how he compares with his contemporaries - Jim Butcher, Brent Weeks, Scott Lynch, etc. Is Brett similar to them and better or worse?
 

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He is more closer to Brent Weeks but not as action packed or brutal. He is pretty traditional but the book is quite tense and keeps building on that tension. I enjoyed it, but didnt like the second as much, very repetitive with different characters.
 

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I really enjoyed all three books. I think of them as traditional fantasy made with a modern edge. You've got the great fun 80's style idea of the demons for some hack and slash, but really they 'just' exert the pressure to exercise the characters in a nicely done character driven tale.

I've not read any of the others you mention, but if they're as good or better then I probably should :)
 

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As a writer and storyteller he's better than Butcher, Weeks and Lynch. Butcher's books are rather pedestrian and uninteresting, Weeks showed a lot of promise with his Night Angel series, but his lightbringer series is horribly disappointing, and Lynch's books are extremely slow. Someone buy this man a book on how to pace a story properly.
 
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