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      Favorite Fanatasy Book/Book Series

      The title is pretty self explanatory. Whats is your favorite Fantasy Book/Book Series?

      Me? I am currently reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I am on the last book and have enjoyed the series very much.

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      Harry Potter.


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      your supposed to post your fav fantasy book not Science fiction?

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      Anything by Mark Z. Danielewski if that counts, more so surreal, but whatever, still good stuff if you can read them.

      I actually very much like Harry Potter as well. I find the atmosphere so easily imagined that I can really get into the books perfectly.

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      Dragonlance Series, Margeret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
      Riftwar Saga, Raymond E. Feist
      Shannara Trilogy, Terry Brooks
      THE APPRENTICE ADEPT series, Piers Anthony (actually a mix of sci-fi and fantasy)
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      Bartimaeus trilogy, Redwall, LOTR.
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      The Black Magician Triology by Trudi Canavan
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      I like the eragon book. I read the entire book when I was younger. I started reading the eldest book, but it's heavy reading. So I stopped....plus I got into other shit.

      I like the series though, it's deep...and fun...and adventurous if that makes any sense.





      The only thing is that the author uses advanced ( college-level and beyond ) words in his books. I thought about having a dictionary by my side while I read it, but figured i'd just guess the words.

      I mean it uses words like coy..instead of shy ffs. But I think the author is from the UK or something.
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      Majestic= I agree with the Inheritance cycle, I'm halfway through Brisingr.

      Another good dragon series is The Age of Fire, which is like Eragon only in the dragons perspective and a lot more brutal.

      I highly recommend both.
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      I liked the Moonshae trilogy by Douglas Niles.


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      Brady, if you like Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you might be interested in the Ranger's Apprentice series. The plots are way different, but they read quite alike and I think you'd enjoy them.

      As for me, my favorite series would be the Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, The Belgariad and Mallorean, Lord of the Rings, Forgotten Realms (R.A Salvatore), the Pit Dragon Chronicles, the Mistborn series, anything by Dean Koontz (Sci-fi, but whatever), Eregon, Ranger's Apprentice, and plenty more I'm not gonna be bothered to list.

      Yea, I read alot.
      My mother read to me and my younger brother when we were kids, and I started reading really early (I'm talking Redwall, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings at the age of 10)

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      I'd highly recommend the two major series by David and Leigh Eddings:

      -The Belgariad
      -The Malloreon
      -Belgarath the Sorcerer
      -Polgara the Sorceress

      (what I call the "Garion saga")

      and

      -The Elenium
      -The Tamuli

      (what I call the "Sparhawk saga")

      Both series are very good reads for classic fantasy buffs.
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      I tend to heavily dislike fantasy

      But I liked The Dark Tower series and Lord of the Rings
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      Quote Originally Posted by Abra View Post
      I tend to heavily dislike fantasy

      But I liked The Dark Tower series and Lord of the Rings
      Why? What do you dislike about them?

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      Storm Theif was amazinly excelent. It was a great adventure and kept me hooked the enter time.

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      Do you mean lighting thief?

      EDIT: never mind is this what you were talking about http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Thief-Ch.../dp/0439865131

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      When I was growing up, I LOVED the Dragon Lance series and all others associated with it.
      I'd love to pick them up somewhere and read them all again.

      Then there's Eragon (sp); the Percy Jackson series; Lord of the Rings; and the group of books (arg... what were they) Prince Caspian and all associated books.
      Now-a-day, my tastes run toward Michael and Kathleen Gear and "The People of ____" series. Not exactly fantasy, but I've loved every single one.

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      Fell out of love with much of the fantasy genre as I grew up.

      I would agree with Abra on notable distinctions, mind. Perhaps add a few others, but those two are fairly seminal. Maybe some Robert E. Howard. Quite liked the Conan that I did read, though I can't say I ever immersed in the canon. Probably C.S. Lewis. Enjoyed what I read of Ursula Le Guin, though admit to losing interest as it advanced.

      The fact that teenage/bad adult writers write fantasy purely because it's 'easy' and lean heavily on Tolkien-esque memes and patterns tends to bias me towards anything that puts itself up as purely fantasy. Usually if a book avoids purporting itself to be 'fantasy' as a specific genre I'll read it (not a fan of choosing books for genre alone).

      Fantasy is difficult to do well, and far too many people attempt it, essentially.

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      Terry Pratchett. He makes nice parody of all fantasy setting among many other things. Satire for the win!

      Forgotten Realms setting are also good, just for the record
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      Finished a book called red dragon codex yesterday.I liked the plot but not the style of writing. 3rd person writing feels un-natural to me.



      I picked up the book eragon yesterday and will read it later.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Exdream View Post
      Brady, if you like Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you might be interested in the Ranger's Apprentice series. The plots are way different, but they read quite alike and I think you'd enjoy them.

      As for me, my favorite series would be the Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, The Belgariad and Mallorean, Lord of the Rings, Forgotten Realms (R.A Salvatore), the Pit Dragon Chronicles, the Mistborn series, anything by Dean Koontz (Sci-fi, but whatever), Eregon, Ranger's Apprentice, and plenty more I'm not gonna be bothered to list.

      Yea, I read alot.
      My mother read to me and my younger brother when we were kids, and I started reading really early (I'm talking Redwall, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings at the age of 10)
      Thanks Exdream i will look into that series after i read eragon.

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      Something I really enjoyed as a kid was the Everworld series.

      It was K.A. Applegate's more obscure series (ie, not Animorphs) and was difficult as fuck to find copies in England. I got the first book one birthday and fell in love, then next birthday got the fifth. Then spent the next year or so asking for internet shopping to be done to accumulate the books missing.

      Took awhile. And mucho pocketo money. But made me savour each one.

      It was relatively hard-hitting for young adults fiction, relatively good on its mythological allusions for an American writer, and used a fuckwin premise. Better characters than Animorphs, generally better reading.

      I mean fuck, second book in and the Vikings are invading the Aztec Empire and get beat down by the god Huitzilopoctli. And the aliens in it are awesome.

      Just. Investigate if you're at the younger scale of teenhood.


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