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    Default Can anyone recommend some good fantasy books?

    I think I'm running out of things to read in that genre, because I just read so much of it.

    So far, I've read The Bartimaeus Trilogy, A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Wheel of Time series, Eragon series( whatever, it bored me a little bit), Tolkien, most of the books by Robin Hobb.. I hope I haven't forgotten to mention anything.

    I recently bought "The Age of the Five" trilogy by Trudi Canavan, I'm halfway through and it's quite nice. Any other suggestions?

    Actually, suggestions other than fantasy is also fine- any good books of any genre you'd recommend? what have you guys been reading lately, anyway?
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    ever read the Darren Shan series?



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    i was going to suggest the bartimaeus trilogy but since youve already read it

    ...i cant think of any other good fantasy novels

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    Have you read the Kingdom of Landover series? It's by Terry Brooks. His Shannara stuff is so so, but I really liked the Landover books... the first one is Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD.

    basically a lawyer from chicago buys the kingship to a fantasy kingdom but it ends up being real. Pretty cool stuff happens in general.
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    btw nearly forgot, theres a fourth book in the bartimaeus series. came out last year i think. has to do with solomon. i really need to read it.

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    apparently there's a movie in the works for the amulet of samarkand.

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    I suppose it depends on what kind of fantasy you're in to - I recommend the Belgariad if you're into Tolkein-esque high fantasy whereas His Dark Materials if you're not

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    just get an android phone and download a manga browser. its endless reading opportunity ^_^

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    Manga is...not the same as a novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicky View Post
    I suppose it depends on what kind of fantasy you're in to - I recommend the Belgariad if you're into Tolkein-esque high fantasy whereas His Dark Materials if you're not
    his dark materials is something ive been planning to read for a long time

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    I'm not a huge fan of books set in the warhammer universe, but the trollslayer series is fairly entertaining. Also if you've ever read anything like watership down, the redwall books by brian jaques are decent. He died last year so I guess the series is over, but there are only a few that are directly tied together. If you go that route, I'd suggest Mossflower as a starting point.
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    I think the fantasy genre needs an overhaul. Everybody wants to make a fantasy world but every single fantasy oeuvre seems to end up mercilessly following literary conventions which have progressively been established over time, starting with Beowulf or something.

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    game of thrones was a great hbo show and a lot of people say they started reading the books after seeing it and really like them. i havent and probably never will but i guess thats my suggestion. it was a great show though.

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    Oh "Game of Thrones" is the first in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, Tim. If you liked the show you DEFINITELY have to read the books- they're awesome.

    Thanks for reminding me,Rayne- "The Ring of Solomon" or something is the next book. It's supposedly set during the time Bartimaeus was serving Solomon.

    And now I guess I'll really have to try Darren Shan.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

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    Hawk Song by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. She used to write very well in the past, her newer stuff isn't so great.

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    Hmm, I have never heard of her. Always willing to try new authors though.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

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    She is very good with dialogue. Hawk Song will melt your heart. Such a beautiful story.

    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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    A story that will melt my heart? Now I HAVE to read it.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    hahahaha

    Hey, I'm the hopeless romantic of PD. I am but chasing the elusive mayfly called love. Protecter of women, guardian of the purest emotions of all...I am, Dogar The Brave.


    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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    I'm a hopeless romantic too.

    My friends tease me about it.. I cry at sad movies, and love ANY romantic song just because it's romantic Maybe not such a good thing.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    Trixie, my dear, love is never bad and always good. Appreciating love is nothing to be ashamed, but cherished.


    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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    Anime pics <3
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    Every time I make a really cool romantic post, I'm ending it with a really cool anime guy picture. What can I say? If I can be so bold to steal a quote from Nietzsche, for the male sickness of self-contempt the surest cure is to be loved by a clever woman.


    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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    Now I'm going to make you post just for the anime pictures.
    Originally made by LM:


    ~ I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it. -- Kyle Schmidt ~

    ~Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. -- Josh Billings ~

    * dragon_berry**Fallen_Wings*

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    Trixie, I'd post a million anime pictures to just make that non-physical net face of your smile. For what Italian knight want anything else for such a goddess like you, my dear Trixie.


    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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