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Recommend a Fantasy Book

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Matt_Frank, Jun 28, 2002.

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    New to the fantasy scene, need a good book to read, any recommendations, must haves?
     
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    Try Elizabeth Haydon's Rhaphsody. There are now three books in the series and they are all great.
     
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    [​IMG] Oh gosh, don't read Rhapsody...they're stuck in a tree 1/3 of the book.

    I'd recommend ...

    "Game of Thrones"
    "Wizards First Rule" by Terry Goodkind
    "Lord of the Rings" (a classic) By JRR Tolkien
    "The Sword of Shanarra" (another classic) by Terry Brooks
    David Eddings has a great 5 book series called "The Belgariad" ... and that, in my humble opinion, is the best I've read.

    Check out http://www.sorcerers.net/Books/index.php for more info ... also, if you buy the books through that link, you'll help keep the site alive!
     
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    thanx a lot i'll look into them, hey what do u think of the wheels of time?
     
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    [​IMG] So far i've read 120 pages of the eyes of the world, and i think it is really really good!!!!!!!
     
  7. Go to amazon.com and you will find many nice books to read.
    Lord of the rings by JRR Tolkien.
     
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    yeh, i read LOTR, thats the only fantasy book i read so far
     
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    Go for any of the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. Mort or Soulmusic are good places to start, and of course Goodomens :)

    Pratchett is a Fantasy/Sci-fi master!
     
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    I just read Canticle by R.A. Salvatore - first part of the cleric quintet. Very pleased with it so far.
     
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    If you read pratchett it is true you can start anywhere but it is best to start at the beginning. Colour of Magic, light fantastic. Because soem of the later books have joeks in them which are only funny if you have read the previous.

    I can't stand it when people start reading whichever title takes their fancy, really bugs me!
    lol me being mad.
     
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    i came across some of his material but wasn't sure about it, what is he like, what authors is he similar too, what style
     
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    Who? Pratchett? Well, the only other writer I can even compare his style to is Douglas Adams. Terry's books are unique and a great read - but they are not fantasy books in the usual sense of the word. The setting is similar but nothing else is...

    OOOK!
     
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    Try 'Legacy of the Drow' and 'Paths of Darkness' by R.A.Salvatore.
     
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    Hey thanks for the advice, i've now read about 360 pages of the eyes of the world and have decided that i love it, its so gripping, i hope these other recomendations are as good, im sure they will be
     
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    If your gonna read some Drizzt, at least start at the beginning.
    I hear that the Saga of the Exiles is good though I also hear its more sci-fi than fantasy.
     
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    The following are a bit different from the RA Salvatore and all the other Forgotten Realms stuff (I like them too). There's a lot less magic but they are none the worse for it. If you have a chance check them out.

    Kate Elliott's "Crown of Stars" series is brilliant although the fifth and final book has yet to come out (I can't wait!).

    I have just finished reading the latest book (not sure when it came out) of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series and they have all been exceptional so far.

    The most recent book I've read is Robin Hobb's "Assassin's Apprentice" and I'm on the look out for the rest in the series now.

    [This message has been edited by monkey (edited July 07, 2002).]
     
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    thanx i will check them out
     
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    I have always disliked Forgotten Realms. I am a big big dragonlance fan. My friend finaly talked me into reading the Forgotten Realms book: Homeland. Well, for someone who hates FR so much, wow. I loved that book. I Recommend it.
     
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