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Favourite Fantasy Series/Novels/Worlds
« on: October 03, 2007, 06:09:24 PM »
'kay, for all those fantasy freaks out there, this ish the topic for you!
What are all ya'lls favorite fantasy?

I've got a big list... but here goes

Spellsinger series by Alan Dean Foster
Tamora Pierce's Tortall
Terry Brooks' Shannara
anything by Bryan Davis
Christopher Hopper's White Lion Chronicles
The Sword of Lyric series by Sharon Hinck
Wayne Thomas Batson's books
Anne McCaffrey's Pern
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
DeathGate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
The Deed of Paksennarion by Elizabeth Moon and its prequel, Legacy of Gird
Anything by J.R.R. Tolkien
even though they are for a younger audience Bruce Coville's The Unicorn Chronicles
C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia
The Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls by Lous McMaster Bujold

and probably some more that I can't think of...
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Series/Novels/Worlds
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 06:33:33 PM »
Hmm...lets see:

Anything by Tamora Peirce
Anything by Mercedes Lackey
The Artemis Fowl books by Eion Colfer
Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner
The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher
Sorcery & Cecelia By Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
R.A Salvatore's Drizzt books.

There are more but I don't feel like putting them all in the list right now.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 12:21:30 AM »
OMG. You just chose my favorite genre. >_> (Been reading fantasy for seven years.)

All fantasy series by David Eddings
Dragonlance by multiple authors
Death Gate by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Most books of R.A. Salvatore (Forgotten Realms and Spearwielder)
A Song of Ice and Fire (<3) by George R.R. Martin
The Dark Is Rising Sequence (<3) by Susan Cooper
All current books of Marianne Curley
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Every book of a Finnish authoress called Anu Holopainen (nine currently=three trilogies)
Ravenscliff (<3) by Geoffrey Huntington (some kind of horror fantasy. Really interesting. But it's a shame that the third book's not out yet, at least not in Finland.)

And some others I don't remember (since I've read over 200 fantasy books already).



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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 12:47:56 AM »
Although they're written for younger audiances, I have to mention Ella Enchanted and Suzan Fletcher's Dragons Milk.   Both of those  books helped to create my love for fantasy and dragons.

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 01:43:06 PM »
@Plantress: I LOVE Sorcery and Cecelia.  The sequel isn't as good, but it's still kind of fun.  I also love Dark is Rising and Prydain. 

Okies, my list:
Deltora Quest (and Deltora Shadowlands and Deltora Dragons) by Emily Rodda
Rowan series by Emily Rodda
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
Vesper Holly series by Lloyd Alexander
Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen by Lloyd Alexander
The Arkadians by Lloyd Alexander
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (and everything else by him)
The Squire's Tales series by Gerald Morris (THESE ARE AMAZINGLY HILARIOUS!!!!)
The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
The Book of Enchantments by Patricia Wrede
The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia Wrede


...and I'll stop now.  I know most of those are children's books, but do I care?   No. 
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Re: Favourite Fantasy Series/Novels/Worlds
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 02:20:42 PM »
I'm not that very interested in fantasy, but some series are interesting.

The Empire Trilogy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Trilogy
It's like the Ramses series but with a female protagonist  :aphrodite:

The Dreamers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dreamers_%28book_series%29
A neat story about 8 Gods and the development of their countries and enemies  :loki:


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Re: Favourite Fantasy Series/Novels/Worlds
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 02:25:58 PM »
I can recommend another series by Janny Wurts alone: The Wars of Light and Shadow

And an absolut must-read (it's a bit science-fantasy-ish, though): the Coldfire-Trilogy by C.S.Friedman.

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 08:17:56 PM »
I love to read fantasy stories though I haven't read much lately.

I read many books from Mercedes Lackey, David Eddings
I read several books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and Terry Brooks

Currently starting The Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop.  A random series that I have chosen from a book story to read since I was bored.

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 04:20:08 AM »
The Dreamers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dreamers_%28book_series%29
A neat story about 8 Gods and the development of their countries and enemies  :loki:

That's written by my favorite fantasy author. ^_^ ...I feel kind of sad for Dave, since his wife Leigh passed away eight months ago. T_T



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Re: Favourite Fantasy Series/Novels/Worlds
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 09:04:00 PM »
thing ish, I've only been reading fantasy for... maybe three years?
but I get all my books from my uncle, so half the time, people have never heard of them... normally

'tis my favorite genre as well, Raiden!

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 10:26:35 PM »
My own little list.  :rune:

Fortress Series by C.J Cherryh
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series by Tad Williams
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R Martin
Silmarillion, LoTR by J.R.R Tolkien
Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik
The Rai-Kirah Series by Carol Berg
The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
Chrestomanci Chronicles by Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The Privilege of the Sword  by Ellen Kushner
The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S Friedman
The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin
The Fire's Stone by Tanya Huff
The Last Herald Mage trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
The Stone Prince by Fiona Patton
The Chosen  by Ricardo Pinto

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2007, 09:35:09 AM »
The Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop: quite dark, obviously intended for slightly more mature audience, though accessible enough if you love fantasy. (my current favourite)
The Morgaine Cycle by C.J. Cherryh: dark and brooding, with a very rich world description.
Conan The Barbarian by various: for some uncomplicated pulp-style fantasy
Death Dealer books by James Silke (and Frank Frazetta): very good Conan lookalike, uncomplicated but engaging
Dying Earth books by Jack Vance: the witty and comical adventures of Cugel, light but great reading
Amber series by Roger Zelazny: Fabulous world concept, and engaging storylines, somewhat in the science fantasy rather than pure fantasy genre
Flat-earth cycle by Tanith lee: Sensuous and dark, very heavy reading, but quite worth it.
 
and that's the top of the iceberg I guess.





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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 07:39:59 PM »
heh... definatley the tip of the ice burg Pisceska

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2007, 02:11:38 PM »
The Chronicles of Narnia, you mean, thefrencharmy?
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2007, 01:49:16 PM »
Anyone read/remember The Tripods series by John Christopher?