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Posted 1/8/15

Vempy wrote:

The Kushiel legacy by Jacqueline Carey.


Kushiel's Legacy- I'll second this times a thousand!!!!! I LOVE this series, it's truly wonderful and unique. Jacqueline Carey is a wordsmith.

Kim Harrison's The Hollows series is awesome. It's Urban Fantasy.

Anne Bishop's Black Jewel series.

Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner for any dragon lovers out there.

Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.....it's Fantasy/Historical Fiction.

Elfland by Freda Warrington

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
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Legend by David Gemmell (anything by him is an interesting read)

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (beautiful writing, but i think hes in love with his main character)

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (please just read this book!!)

Wheel of time by Robert Jordan Im currently on book 6 and im struggling with my interest level... does it pick up in the next book?
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A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin

The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Anderson
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I would say I have too many favorite series to list, but I'll throw out a few.

I'll throw out a third recommendation for the Dresden Files, and add Mercedes Lackey's Bedlams Bard and Chrome Borne series for those who love good modern urban fantasy.

Glen Cook's classic The Black Company, The Dread Empire, and Garrett P.I. series are all great fantasy.

Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos/Jhereg series is another great read.

Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser tales are classic sword and sorcery.

That's a pretty good start.
Posted 2/8/15
The Wardstone Chronicles/ The Last Apprentice by: Joseph Delaney
Wonderful books brimming and inspired with European folk lore and atmosphere
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Still the Chronicles of Narnia.
Posted 2/13/15
Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare

Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

The Host- Stephanie Meyer

Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas
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Posted 2/21/15
My favourite is The Bridge to Neverland by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. I've read it like five times, and every time it's just so unique and magical. Look it up; it's amazing.
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Posted 2/22/15
For ages I would have said the Northern Lights (Philip Pullman) trilogy which I read when I was younger. For ages I didn't think that could be topped but I went back to read it again I was a bit disappointed, it's still good but I hyped it up in my mind.

The Discworld series is one that I continue to read between books, though my favourite fantasy series recently has to have been Steven Kings The Dark Tower. It was a detailed story with interesting twists, the characters were fully fleshed out and the landscapes were epic, the whole series had a grand and gritty feel to it. How he manages to write the story until the end I do not know, but it was a interesting approach.

All I can say is if you do read it, stop where King wants you to end the story, I wouldn't recommend reading the extended ending for those that want a concrete ending. I could see why he was not too keen on including it in the story.
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If I say Harry Potter, am I too cliche? Meh. Harry Potter.

But also Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and its companion series Heroes of Olympus, both by Rick Riordan.
The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner.
Penryn & The End of Days series (Angelfall, World After, etc) by Susan Ee
Right now I'm reading Legend by Marie Lu and I'm hooked.

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The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings by several Galaxies

Not much compares to it for me
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Probably Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.
Posted 4/20/15
Tolkien's books, Harry Potter, and much of whatever Weis and Hickman conjure up.
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Outside of Tolkien, Martin, and Rowling, I love "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephan R. Donaldson,"The Dark Tower" series by Stephan King, and "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman.




Also like the works of Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchet. Not to mention "Brave Story" by Japanese novelist Miyuki Miyabe", who also wrote "Crossfire", a great sci-fi novel about a teenage girl with pyrokinesis.
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Posted 4/30/15

rabbitofcaerbannog wrote:

Outside of Tolkien, Martin, and Rowling, I love "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephan R. Donaldson,"The Dark Tower" series by Stephan King, and "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman.




Also like the works of Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchet. Not to mention "Brave Story" by Japanese novelist Miyuki Miyabe", who also wrote "Crossfire", a great sci-fi novel about a teenage girl with pyrokinesis.


I'm glad to see someone else who's familiar with Stephen R Donaldson. I'm particularly fond of Mordant's Need, which is comprised of The Mirror of Her Dreams (1986), A Man Rides Through (1987). I have yet to read all of the Chronicles, but that's probably due to the fact that I can't afford to order copies and otherwise have had a difficult time finding them at a reasonable price...
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