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Old 09-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Smile Looking for new Fantasy books to read.

Any suggestions anyone? I don't like super-detailed historical i.e. George RR Martin and I dont like 'people from todays world get transported to magical world' plots. But....if you think one is really good I'd give it a shot.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Raymond E. Feist's Midkemia novels. Start with "Magician: Apprentice" then on to "Magician: Master"

Excellent books.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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Without knowing what you've read and what you may enjoy here are a couple of my favorite fantasy authors.

Mercedes Lackey, Valdemar series very good! She also has a 500 Kingdoms series that are fairy tales with a twist.

Piers Anthony, Xanth series, my all time absolute favorite fantasy series, he's what got me started with fantasy books.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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have you ever read piers anthony's xanth series? or his other series. very good and quite amusing.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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Ted Dekker's Circle Trilogy is a very intriguing mix of fantasy and modern-day suspense; well worth the read. If you want to try Book 1, Black, he's giving the ebooks away for free (this week only) if you use the code 4495. Here's the site: http://www.teddekker.com/green/m/downloadblack.php
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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How about Neil Gaiman?

Most everyone who is fan raves over Neverwhere, but I preferred American Gods.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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I'm not sure what you've read but David Eddings has a couple of fantasy series which are really good.

I also like Melanie Rawn, Mercedes Lackey, and Katherine Kurtz (especially her Adept series).
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions so far! I am at work and am drawing a blank on authors - have read Mercedes Lackey, Raymond E Feist, David Eddings, Piers Anthony, Kathryn Kurtz but will look into Neil Gaiman and Ted Dekker.

Keep 'em coming! Appreciate it.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #9
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I think it's found under Romance (but doesn't belong there, IMHO) but the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is so good! A friend introduced me to it several months ago and I've read it several times. My only complaint about the series is that the final book is so far away .

Several of the books in the series have been NY Times bestsellers, and the current release debuted at #3. It's down to #12 now, but as I understand that's because it is totally sold out right now.

The reading order is:
Darkfever
Bloodfever
Faefever
Dreamfever
Shadowfever (not sure when it'll be released)

KMM has another series called the Highlander series. It's straight up romance with a little fantasy thrown in. It's not "related" to the fever series, but if you read it first you'll have a better understanding of some of the events and characters in the Fever series.

I'm currently reading the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. It's too romancey for me so far. I know it's pretty popular, though.
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Terry Brooks' books, starting with "the Sword of Shannara" are what we got me started on the genre years ago!
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Without knowing what you've read and what you may enjoy here are a couple of my favorite fantasy authors.

Mercedes Lackey, Valdemar series very good! She also has a 500 Kingdoms series that are fairy tales with a twist.
I loved those books. They are a little like Harry Potter, but more sophisticated.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:47 PM   #12
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:24 PM   #13
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Terry Brooks' books, starting with "the Sword of Shannara" are what we got me started on the genre years ago!
I love this series too.
http://www.terrybrooks.net/readingorder.html

I also love The MythAdventures series by Robert Asprin. They are pretty short, but I like the stories and the humor.

http://www.mythadventures.net/
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:05 PM   #14
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I like Robert Jordan's books...The Wheel of Time series. Also Anne Mccaffrey's Pern series.
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I started the Wheel of Time but after book 7 I got tired of trying to keep all the characters straight so I quit reading it. Did he ever finish the series?
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