Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 8 years ago

I need to find an author similar Scott Bakker.?

He is the writer of the "Darkness that comes before" series and he is my favorite author of all time. Other fantasies novels are not as well written or nearly as gritty. What he writes is beyond the scope of other material and I refuse to believe that is all there is. Please recommend what you can.

My general preferences are Violence and the supernatural happening at some point but not necessarily the main attraction (ala Game of Thrones) I hate it when women take a submissive quiet role and one of my favorite themes are main or subplot antagonists becoming helpful or good people in their own right thus changing sides and making the book more exciting. Thank you.

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    One similar author like Scott Bakker is R.A.Salvatore.

    Robert Anthony Salvatore (born January 20, 1959), who writes under the name R. A. Salvatore, is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga,[1] his Forgotten Realms novels, in which he created the popular character Drizzt Do'Urden, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the USA alone[2] and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.[2]


    Forgotten Realms[edit]

    Listed in order of publication

    The Icewind Dale Trilogy[edit]

    (chronologically subsequent to The Dark Elf trilogy)

    The Crystal Shard (1988) (Between 1351 DR and 1356 DR)

    Streams of Silver (1989) (1356 DR)

    The Halfling's Gem (1990) (Between 1356 DR and 1357 DR)

    The Dark Elf Trilogy[edit]

    (chronologically precedes the Icewind Dale trilogy)

    Homeland (1990) (Between 1297 DR and 1328 DR)

    Exile (1990) (Between 1338 DR and 1340 DR)

    Sojourn (1991) (Between 1340 DR and 1347 DR)

    The Cleric Quintet[edit]

    Canticle (1991) (1361 DR)

    In Sylvan Shadows (1992) (1361 DR)

    Night Masks (1992) (1361 DR)

    The Fallen Fortress (1993) (Between 1361 DR and 1362 DR)

    The Chaos Curse (1994) (1362 DR)

    Legacy of the Drow[edit]

    The Legacy (1992) (1357 DR)

    Starless Night (1993) (1357 DR)

    Siege of Darkness (1994) (1358 DR)

    Passage to Dawn (1996) (1364 DR)

    Paths of Darkness[edit]

    The Silent Blade (1998) (1364 DR)

    The Spine of the World (1999) (Between 1365 DR and 1369 DR)

    Servant of the Shard (2000) (1366 DR) [Now part of The Sellswords Trilogy]

    Sea of Swords (2001) (Between 1369 DR and 1370 DR)

    The Sellswords[edit]

    Servant of the Shard (2000) (1366 DR)

    The Promise of the Witch King (2005) (1370 DR)

    Road of the Patriarch (2006) (Between 1370 DR and 1371 DR)

    The Hunter's Blades Trilogy[edit]

    The Thousand Orcs (2002) (1370 DR)

    The Lone Drow (2003) (1370 DR)

    The Two Swords (2004) (Between 1370 DR and 1371 DR)

    War of the Spider Queen[edit]

    Each novel in the series is written by a different author with Salvatore overseeing the development of the overall project.[15]

    Dissolution (written by Richard Lee Byers) (2002) (1372 DR)

    Insurrection (written by Thomas M. Reid) (2002) (1372 DR)

    Condemnation (written by Richard Baker) (2003) (1372 DR)

    Extinction (written by Lisa Smedman) (2004) (1372 DR)

    Annihilation (written by Philip Athans) (2004) (1372 DR)

    Resurrection (written by Paul S. Kemp) (2005) (1372 DR)


    The Orc King (September 2007) (1371 DR and 1471 DR-prologue and epilogue)

    The Pirate King (October 2008) (1376 – 1377 DR)

    The Ghost King (October 2009) (1385 DR)

    Stone of Tymora[edit]

    Stowaway (written with his son Geno Salvatore) (2008)

    The Shadowmask (written with his son Geno Salvatore) (Nov. 2009)

    The Sentinels (written with his son Geno Salvatore) (2010)


    Gauntlgrym (October 2010) (Between 1409 DR and 1462 DR)

    Neverwinter (October 4, 2011)

    Charon's Claw (August 7, 2012)[16]

    The Last Threshold (March 5, 2013)[17][18]

    The Sundering[edit]

    The Companions (2013)[19]

    Other series[edit]

    The Spearwielder's Tale[edit]

    The Woods Out Back (1993)

    The Dragon's Dagger (1994)

    Dragonslayer's Return (1995)

    Saga of the First King[edit]

    The Highwayman (2004)

    The Ancient (2008)

    The Dame (2009)

    The Bear (2010)

    The DemonWars Saga[edit]

    The Demon Awakens (1997)

    The Demon Spirit (1998)

    The Demon Apostle (1999)

    Mortalis (2000)

    Ascendance (2001)

    Transcendence (2002)

    Immortalis (2003)

    Chronicles of Ynis Aielle[edit]

    Echoes of the Fourth Magic (completed 1987, published 1990)

    The Witch's Daughter (1991)

    Bastion of Darkness (2000)

    Crimson shadow series[edit]

    The Sword of Bedwyr (1995)

    Luthien's Gamble (1996)

    The Dragon King (1996)

    Star Wars[edit]

    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (film novelization, 2002)

    Star Wars: The New Jedi Order[edit]

    Vector Prime (2000)

  • 5 years ago

    Possibly Mark Lawrence

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