This is a question I get asked all the time working in the bookstore: "What would you recommend for somebody who loved "_________"? (fill in the blank)" Usually I can come up with something, but that something can be a bit of a wild guess if it's not a book or genre I normally read. This is where you helpful people come in. If you have a suggestion, I'd love to hear it.
Unread Books List. I'd like to know what other authors you might suggest as I might like to read them myself.
Guy Gavriel Kay writes fantasy overlayed onto history, or is it history overlayed onto fantasy? Either way, he takes a particular culture and uses it as the basis for the people and worlds he creates. He's done Byzantium, the Vikings and the Chinese that I remember, and I think also the ancient Celts. The books are very detailed and feel quite 'real'.
So, what would you recommend?