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Posted: 04-Mar-2009, 09:40 AM
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I'm a huge Harry Potter Fan. I actually came upon the whole thing a bit by accident, but have been addicted ever since. I've even waited in line at midnight to get the last few books smile.gif

I will have to read some of the things that are posted. I've been pining away for another book to fall in love with after the series ended. I love this genre of reading.


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Posted: 05-Mar-2009, 12:36 PM
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lschillinger, if you haven't read Tolkien , I would definitely go there. Absolute best fantasy series ever!!! (IMO, and millions of others.....). But another that is fantastic is the Shannara series by Terry Brooks. You can go to his website and find a recommended order of reading them. I would start with the Sword of Shannara and that trilogy first. Then to the Heritage series and so on......

His website is http://www.terrybrooks.net/


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QUOTE (Antwn @ 21-Sep-2008, 07:01 PM)
The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
Dune - Frank Herbert


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The Earthsea books run to five novels and one extended short story that bridges books four and five. It never stops turning the existing situation on its head, or going deeper into what it is to be human, even when that includes being both human and a dragon. The very best stuff there is.

There is literature in the Young Adult category that is wonderful for any reader -- I recommend some of Peter Dickinson's work, notably The Tears of the Salamander and The Ropemaker.

Diane Duane's first novel was fantastic -- The Door into Fire. She has continued to write things for young adults that I have not kept up with, but that first one I put with LeGuin's kind of work, where the fantasy elements only serve to take the reader deeper into the human condition. Parts of it could break your heart.
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Posted: 07-Mar-2009, 11:26 PM
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The genre of fantasy is such a broad genre, but I agree with many of the recommendations here.

George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire - A most excellent series, if you like medieval political intrigue. And his character writing is absolutely amazing. It's not a swords and sorcery type of novel, though. Plenty of swords, but the sorcery is rare and dark. I love what I've read of this series so far. I only wish he'd write the dad-gum-blasted next book!!!

Harry Potter Series - This series is some of the best storytelling I've ever seen. The first 1 or 2 books may have been "kid's books", but there's no way the last few are. Rowling tells an excellent story, really.

Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince and Dragon Star trilogies - I have never fallen so in love with characters as I did Rawn's. She writes love like no other writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed her innovative magic system! A most excellent 6-book read!

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series - There are pro's and cons with this series, but I quite enjoyed it. The story bogs down in some parts, and the original author passed away before finishing it (George R.R. Martin, be warned), but the author picked to finish up the last book should finish it this year, and I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the series.

That's all from me for now! smile.gif


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Posted: 08-Mar-2009, 11:11 AM
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A short time ago I've got hold of some stuff by Stephen Donaldson named "The Thomas Covenant chronicles". Two bulky books (r.a. 1600 pages per book) which include the following stories:
"Lord Fouls's bane"
"The Illearth war"
"The power that preserves"
"The wounded land"
"The one tree" and
"White gold wielder"
I never heared about Donaldson before and so I began to read.
At the beginning the story was a little bit unwieldly to read and first I thought one more of these many fantasy books with a story as usual but after a time became the story really absorbing. I found a dark, daunting but fascinating atmosphere as soon as interesting and complex characters so that I could stopp to read by "physical force" only. (I really slept less lately wink.gif )
As I finished to read I was amazed about the abrupt end of the story until I heard that in the near future the chronicles will be continued in German. (in English it is already available)
I'm really exited how the story will continue... - "The Thomas Covenant chronicles" could become one of my favourite fantasy books...

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Posted: 01-Dec-2012, 08:58 AM
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I know this is a died out topic but I always enjoyed a good Eragon, Harry Potter, Narina or Lord of the Rings when I get the chance to read them.


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Not long now before the Hobbit movie is out! And its got the 7th Doctor(Sylvester McCoy) from Doctor Who in it.


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I know!! I am soo excited for it!!
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