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post Oct 12 2006, 05:41 PM
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im a bit bored recently and i'd like to maybe read a few books to pass the time, and since i love "fantasy", you know, ghosts and goblins that sort of thing i was wondering if any of you have any recomendations.

I would like to know the author, the name of the book and maybe if you have read it, what you thought about it.

thanks in adavance and sorry if this topic already exsists. biggrin.gif
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post Oct 12 2006, 06:00 PM
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The Darren Shan saga is really good if you like vampires. (Written by Darren Shan)

Edge Chronicles- this ones got really good illustrations- Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell. + it has loads of Goblins
The first few books are interesting and the series gets better as it goes along.

Artemis Fowl. - Eoin Colfer. Great mixture of modern stuff.

His dark materials trilogy- Philip Pullman

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling (of course)

Terry Pratchett is good too.

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post Oct 12 2006, 08:22 PM
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^ Thanks alot for those suggestions, i will check them out as soon as possible! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 12 2006, 08:26 PM
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Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien... that's all I can think of but you've probably already read those.


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post Oct 12 2006, 08:35 PM
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^ yeah i have swordsman but i appreciate the post anyway! biggrin.gif thanks!
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post Nov 7 2006, 01:06 AM
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How did I miss this thread? Young padawan, this is my forte. cool.gif

Eragon by Christopher Paolini and the rest of the Inheritance Trilogy are quite good; he's managed to make some very good books out of some very overused themes. This book you must read, because they're making a movie of it to be released the summer of 07, and they're going to ruin it! *sobs*

The Naming by Alisson Croggon is very good, though I'm on strike from reading the sequel because of an event in a book. *is a loser* tongue.gif

If you like books involving faeries, you'd probably like Tithe by Holly Black.

There are many other good ones, but I can't think of them right now. And as was suggested earlier, definetly read Phillip Pullman's fantastic His Dark Materials trilogy (The first book is The Golden Compass, though I believe it's called Northern Lights in England)! smile.gif


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post Nov 7 2006, 11:55 PM
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You should also try Tamora Pierce, (If you like mysteries and stuff...) Clive Cussler, and ill put more when i remember them....


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post Nov 9 2006, 10:44 AM
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Look for Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time).
20+ books for one series, you'll be busy for a while.
It's not the best series ever written but it's surprisingly good.

Unfortunately all books has not been released yet. Book #22 is still in the making.


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post Nov 9 2006, 07:28 PM
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No one laugh cause I know the movie was crap but the book "Battlefield Earth", I thought was great. Written by L. Ron Hubbard.


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post Nov 9 2006, 07:40 PM
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The best fantasy series ever written:

The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. It will change your life. I encourage all who love fantasy, romance, really evil, Kefka even baddies to read this series.

Be advised, its more of an adult series, and not intended for little ones. Also, each book is quite on the lengthy side, but I think that's a good thing, as it doesn't cheapen the story.

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post Nov 9 2006, 07:49 PM
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Thank you everyone for your extremely helpfull replys, you have helped me a great deal! biggrin.gif i just need money now to buy them! lol

cheers once again!!!
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post Nov 12 2006, 03:59 AM
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Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia and Magic Circle. I never finished the Magic Circle book but it's fantasy and it's not all that bad, I just didn't have the time and now I don't feel like re-reading the beginning to refresh my mind.


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post Nov 13 2006, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE(bahamuts best mate @ Nov 9 2006, 11:49 AM) *

i just need money now to buy them! lol

Don't forget that libraries are a great resource, too. wink.gif


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post Nov 13 2006, 03:57 AM
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Anything by Terry Brooks, but his best is the entire Shannara series. I own every book.

http://www.terrybrooks.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannara


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post Nov 13 2006, 04:23 AM
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Theres a series I read several years ago, granted I was about 14, but I recall the four books being very enjoyable and leaving a good impact on me. They're called The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. In order, they are:
-Dealing with Dragons
-Searching for Dragons
-Calling of Dragons
-Talking to Dragons

*You can most likely check these out at a local library, so there's no need to buy them.


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post Nov 16 2006, 01:53 AM
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you should really try Eragon


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post Nov 16 2006, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE(Rim_Shot @ Nov 15 2006, 05:53 PM) *

you should really try Eragon

Definetly. Before the stupid movie comes out. *scowls*


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post Nov 16 2006, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE(dskwolf @ Nov 7 2006, 06:55 PM) *

You should also try Tamora Pierce,


I'm not a really big fantasy novel reader. Yet, I've been reading Tamora Pierce's protector of the small series. And, I have fallen in love with it and, I'm having great trouble putting it down. x'S


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post Nov 25 2006, 11:22 PM
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I suggest you stay away from the following:

Sword of Truth
Wheel of Time (a bit fun at the beginning, but it gets repetetive, and full of cliches)
Eragon (read a bit, good for a 12 year old author, but still not worth reading)


What I chiefly suggest (though it's hard to get into it) is a series called "A Malazan Book of the Fallen" by Steven Erikson. That's where the character of my namesake is from, and my avatar is the cover of the first novel, "Gardens of the Moon". There are six books out right now, and trust me, this guy knows how to write MUCH better than JRR Tolkien, Robert Jordan, etc... After you read say the first two or three books, you'll never be able to appreciate a storyline from Final Fantasy again, and you'll start looking at Wheel of Time or Harry Potter with disgust. This I guaruntee.

Also, a great secondary read would be George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire". Though the title's kinda retarted, it's still amazingly written, and almost up there with the Malazan series.


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post Nov 26 2006, 04:08 AM
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Trust me, it's fantasy, not a horror. If I had to make a list of my favorite books, this series would definitly be in the top three.


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