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Need Suggestions on a good Fantasy series. Please.

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  1. MinasMorgul

    MinasMorgul IncGamers Member

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    Need Suggestions on a good Fantasy series. Please.

    I know something like this has been posted before but i cannot find it, so i was wondering, what fantasy book series do you suggest....

    Besides:
    Lord Of The Rings
    The Wheel of Time
    Anything by David Eddings
    The Crown of the Stars
    The Song of Ice and Fire
    Anything by Terry Brooks.

    im seriously bored and im going into one of my book streaks but i want to read something new instead or Re-reading any series i have already read. got any suggestions?
     
  2. Suicidal Zebra

    Suicidal Zebra IncGamers Member

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    Terry Goodkind's 'The Sword of Truth' series.
    Robin Hobb's 'Royal Assassin'
    Magician and followup books by Raymond E. Feist.

    Or for some older books, Spellsinger by Alan Dean Foster.

    Just a few ideas. Take them with a pinch of salt as always ;)
     
  3. Choogy

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    Dune...Frank Herbert
    New Dune books...Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
    Xanth series, Adept series, Mode series...Piers Anthony
    Roundear series...Piers Anthony and Robert E. Margroff
    Runebreaker...Marc Anthony
     
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    MagiusTheGrey IncGamers Member

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    Dragonlance Chronicles...quite possibly the best fantasy world ive seen. Start with the Chronicles Trilogy.
     
  5. Kawaii

    Kawaii IncGamers Member

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    Anything by Terry Pratchett. The man's a genious.
     
  6. TurdFergusen

    TurdFergusen Banned

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    I highly recommend The Babysitters Club by Anne M Martin. This is a great fictional series filled with twists and turns, and will leave you hanging for the next installment. You should check out the book I read "The New Girl". It is about Claudia who meets a new girl at school named Ashley, and Claudia is dying to be her friend. She wants to take every class with her. Then to her surprise she gets what she is hoping; to take art class with Ashely. Oh man, there's no telling what sort of whacky adventures they're going to get into. So why don't you stop sitting around (Hep hep hep) and go over to the Library and pick up any of the Babysitters Club series.

    Sorry, i'm just auditioning for the Reading Rainbow, i've been rejected 8 times, some bullcrap about me being too old, screw you Jordie LaForge
     
  7. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    Ignore everyone else and read the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. It's still ongoing; he writes slowly, though each book must be a thousand pages long at least. Still worth it. I've read tens of thousands of fantasy and sci-fi books during my life, and this one is hard to beat.
    If you want something totally different, try the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. If it's still in print.
    Humor? Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser series by Fritz Lieber.
    Plenty of them out there. Go to the library and just start picking out some random fantasy books you never heard of before, you never know what you'll find.
     
  8. Suicidal Zebra

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    *cough* :D

    *is ignored*
     
  9. toader

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    Well, My personal favorite is R. A. Salvatore and any of his series with Drittz in them.

    Icewind Dale Triology
    Dark Elf Trilogy
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    there are a few more series, but those are the first 2. Icewind dale was written first, but many people prefer to read Dark Elf first, since thats the chronological order.

    He also wrote the Cleric Quintet which is very good.
     
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    Don't bother with the Dune prequels. They suck. Sword of truth like someone said. Also any terry pratchett book. Hilarious. Dragonlance chronicles, although some might find them fantasy lite, but i love them
     
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    MixedVariety Banned

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    Doh! And I read that list twice.
    Never mind and just go with the other two I suggested. Keep ignoring SZ anyway.
     
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    i third pterry. his books arnt so much fantasy as satire using a fantasy world to make fun of our own. his writhing is to fantasy as the hichhiker guide is to sci-fi. if your going to read pterry, i reccomend that you read the watch books first (i liked them the best), but the ones with the wisards are also quite good. the first watch book is Guards! Guards!
    the redwall books by brian jacques or pretty good, and david gemmel is vey good.
     
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    You just listed what I was going to put. I would add Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders series to that list, as well as Kate Forsyth's wonderful Witches of Eileanan series.
     
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    Anything by David Gemmell is well worth the read, and Pratchett is one of the best fantasy humourists ever.
     
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    I'm starting to read The Fifth Elephant and its my first Terry Pratchett book. Where does this fall in the timeline?

    I haven't read them, but have heard that the Wheel of Time series is a fantastic, if complicated, read.
     
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    The Spellsinger series by Alan-Dean-Foster Don't bother with Son Of Spellsinger though. It sucks. He wrote it a good 6-7 years after the originals, and it shows. X_x

    ( Hey, any book where a mountain becomes a giant monkey, and splats someone like a pancake gets my vote. :yep: )
     
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    Ursula K. LeGuin's Earthsea books.
     
  18. TurdFergusen

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    Or The Erotic Adventures of Durf...
     
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    Where can I get these?!?

    OnT: For some lighter/shorter reading periods, I'd suggest Steve Eriksons: Tales from the Malazan book of Fallen (can't remember exactly the name) series.
     
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    The 2 I was going to recommend. VERY VERY GOOD books +++



    So who would win? Pug or Richard?
     

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