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Posted 11/25/14
I know it's cliche, but I just love the Harry Potter books.
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For me it would be The Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist. Absolutely amazing fantasy series that everyone should read. As an aspiring author myself, I use him as a role model, because the way he writes his stories and characters is just phenomenal.
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Posted 11/30/14
A Song of Ice and Fire
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Lord of the rings/the hobbit
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Posted 11/30/14
The Darkest Powers Series
The Forbidden Game Series
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Posted 12/12/14
The Kushiel legacy by Jacqueline Carey.
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Posted 12/18/14
Agreed with the Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time series!

All time favorite is the Belgariad series by David Eddings

I love everything written by David Eddings for that matter! my other favorite fantasy authors are Sara Douglass, Terry Brooks and Mercedes Lackey. And let's not forget JRR Tolkien! But that goes without saying...

I should also mention JK Rowling, George RR Martin and Christopher Paolini. ^.^
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Posted 12/19/14 , edited 12/19/14
1) Skulduggery Pleasant. Like HP? Read this book now! imo it is far better than HP, and I love HP. It has 9 books, in the main series, and the last one came out a few months ago. In terms of fights,writing style and comedy Harry Potter just doesn't compare.
2) Harry Potter, duh. Read this like 3 years ago, was awesome!
3) Percy Jackson. Not as good HP but still a really good read. Finished the Original series last year and about to start Heroes of Olympus soon.
4) H.I.V.E. God, this book has so much potential. It's only no.4 because I've only read the first 2. TBH I think this will over take Percy Jackson once I read more. It's so badass, but the 2nd book was kind of a disappointment.
Honourable Mention: LOTR. Now I know what you're thinking "LOTR only a honourable mention? Damn this kid's stupid!". Well I love LOTR, like a lot. But the book is just too long. I've only read like the first 100 pages before giving up but I hope to finish it sometime in the future. J.R.R Tolkien is probably the most genius writer that ever lived.
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Posted 12/25/14 , edited 1/10/15
Had anyone read The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. I highly recommend his books. Some of the best writing I've ever encountered. First in the series is called The Name of the Wind. Check it out!
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Posted 12/26/14 , edited 12/26/14
Harry Potter...YES....it is sooooo cliche but I am such a geek for this book that you don't want to even know. I also love a lot of the books that Rick Riordan wrote. and LOTR and the hobbit. and way more. A lot of people say that Inheritance cycle is a bad...I guess you could say "tribute" to LOTR, but the books are really good...I just hate the ending SOOOOOO much.
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Posted 12/26/14
Anything made by Darren Shan, however do bear in mind i was younger at the time.
Still Demonata and the Darren Shan saga are amazing series' and some of the only books to keep me engaged.

OH! The spooks series, Spooks apprentice and onwards (don't remember the series name) are extremely good books that capture a unique feeling and unique world perfectly!
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Posted 12/26/14
A Song of Ice and Fire without question.
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Posted 12/28/14
Oh Man...SO many...
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Posted 1/4/15

LittleMissee wrote:

Agreed with the Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time series!

All time favorite is the Belgariad series by David Eddings

I love everything written by David Eddings for that matter! my other favorite fantasy authors are Sara Douglass, Terry Brooks and Mercedes Lackey. And let's not forget JRR Tolkien! But that goes without saying...

I should also mention JK Rowling, George RR Martin and Christopher Paolini. ^.^


Sara Douglass is amazing! My favourite series of hers is The Troy Game. If anyone has not read it, go read it now! <3

And Lackey's Valdemar universe is up there as well, with the best trilogy being Vanyel's.


kaleeftw wrote:

Had anyone read The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. I highly recommend his books. Some of the best writing I've ever encountered. First in the series is called The Name of the Wind. Check it out!


I second this as well! I want the next book to come out. ;.; Know if there's an ETA for that yet?


I also want to take the time to praise The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence. Read it if you haven't!
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The Troy Game is also my favorite of her series!! My copies are so battered, I've read them so many times. She's a phenomenal writer!! Several of her other series end up being related to each other throughout a vast timeline. It was unexpected and quite well done. She's underrated as far as fantasy authors go, she should be more popular! (can you tell I'm excited to have found someone who knows her books?)
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ryimwatase wrote:

Dresden Files. Modern day fantasy done right.


I second this series. It's a fantastic series that does an excellent job of interweaving mythology, religion, folklore, and more into a very believable contemporary setting. It gets better and better with each book. I highly recommend it. The author, Jim Butcher, also wrote another fantasy series titled Codex Alera which he wrote on a dare and which ended up being highly enjoyable. Someone dared him to write a story based on two things they hated the most. These were 1), Pokemon and 2), the lost Roman legion.



Also, I didn't see anyone mention Robert E. Howard's Conan stories. I found these to be a whole lot of fun. Robert's writing can be nearly poetic sometimes and he does a great job of bringing scenes to life as you follow the sinewy Cimmerian as his wonderlust takes him all across Hyborea. This includes the original Robert E. Howard stories collected by Del Ray and the awesome Savage Sword of Conan comic book series that's published by Dark Horse





Lastly, I would like to mention a comic book series called Mouse Guard. It's basically a medieval-era society of mice living in the woods and you follow members of the Mouse Guard, a military-type group that watches over a territory made up of towns, villages, and cities of mice. These urban centers are basically self-contained city states whereas the Mouse Guard watches over the entire area protecting merchants, chasing out predatory creatures, and defending them from attacks by hostile enemies (like the weasels).



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