I am looking for clean fantasy reads, preferably indie but I'd check out trad as well. No sex, no cussing. Please share your recommendations!
LOL! That would be a fun book to read, wouldn't it?BTackitt said:Seeing the title of this thread I had a mental image that you wanted a fantasy about
This sounds like something I would absolutely love. Thanks!NogDog said:Steven Brust's "Khaavren Romances" (in the original literary sense of "romance", not the current genre) are good books that I think meet the criteria. Definitely no strong profanity, I don't remember for sure if there was any on the milder side, but I don't think so; and no sex, just a bit of romance and maybe occasional suggestions that something else went on. They are written as a sort of loving parody of Dumas' "Musketeer" books, but set in a fantasy world with magical powers.
Well... I guess it depends on how it is depicted. Very graphic? With every detail carefully relayed? That might be hard for me. Using the already mentioned Tales of Alterra trilogy as an example - there is a character in it who enjoys torturing creatures of a certain race. That's his whole life purpose - to catch, torture, and kill as many of them as he can. So there are many cases of that in the books, but they are never shown in a graphic way. I could deal with that.Krista D. Ball said:Do you care if they are violent?
Well, Tolkien, of course, is about as clean as it gets.jason10mm said:Hmm, seems to be the DEFAULT that fantasy novels have little to no cussing and sex. It would almost be easier to rule out authors. For example, no George Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Brent Weeks or Terry Brooks. But IIRC Tadd Williams' series "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" and the Shadow ones are very clean, as is of course Eddings, McKiernan, at least the Dragonlance era Weis and Hickman, and Greg Keyes, to my memory. I don't recall much actual sex or modern cursing in Glen Cook's "Black Company" or Steve Erikson's Malazan works, but they are very adult in tone, which is probably the thing that is actually putting you off rather than the specific content. Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series does eventually include some sex, but I don't think it was explicit at all and involved characters in multi-book relationships so it is about as "family approved" as you can get. Patrick Rothfuss's "Name of the wind" is fairly clean, though I don't recall if they curse (which probably means they do).
It would be nice if the kindle reaches a point where words could be swapped out by the reader, that would at least eliminate the foul language. Allowing highlighters to "black out" portions of text would do for the sex. I wouldn't participate, but it would be nice to help folks like you and would open up entire realms of otherwise fantastic fiction. This seems like it would be very easy to do given the tech already in the kindle.