Favorite fantasy book? (Page 2)

JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: The Hobbit was good
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cuarl
cuarl: The hobbit was an okay story but Tolkiens writing was far from perfected at that time.
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oh_good_laughs
oh_good_laughs: Favorite fantasy i've read so far are,

1. The Kingkiller Chronicle.. trilogy?, not sure. Waiting on the 3rd book =)
2. Percy Jackson
3. Harry Potter
4. The Abhorsen trilogy

Not NECESSARILY in that order.
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: maybe not but I couldnt read lord of the rings at all. I read the hobbit many times
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Perdurabo
Perdurabo: 'The Kingkiller Chronicle'

Read 'The Name Of The Wind' after so many people raved that 'it was the best book ever written!!', probably by the same people who regard the Harry Potter books as 'adult fiction' and who enjoy books about sparkly vampires.

But you have set in the correct context Risen, it deserves its place amongst Harry Potter & Percy Jackson as i believe it was aimed with this audience in mind.
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: lmao @ sparkly vamps: twilight sucked

Harry Potter was good
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oh_good_laughs
oh_good_laughs: I think the Kingkiller is a great deal maturer than the other books. I'd say it was more similar to the Hunger Games in that regard. The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, Day 1) does have sky-high review (4.52 out of 5 stars on the book website i go to.. which is VERY high), but i think for just cause, a very enjoyable read. The characters are solid, i could almost guess how they would react after certain situations. The 2nd one, 'The Wise Man's Fear' is a generous size, like 900 something pages, but a continuing great, with very respectable review as well (4.46 out of 5).. Kvothe, son of Arliden!
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Bandit40
Bandit40: Dune series by Herbert, Frank. I only was pulled in in the first few pages but never hd a chance to finish.

Wholly original planet, creatures, spaceships, the whole nine yards and great writing great plot. Please read on and let me know.

I can't find them anywhere so i may have to purchase a copy.
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Artemisia
Artemisia: Stephen King's The Dark Tower !
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lostnthenight
lostnthenight: The Paladin by C. J. Cherryh
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DunLaoghaire
DunLaoghaire: The Dark Tower (Stephen King) is a very good read, though I will say the ending made me angry (it's over?! WTF King?!? It can't end like that!! Bullsh..!!).

Currently reading The Sword of Truth series (Terry Goodkind), first book is 'Wizard's First Rule'. Currently on book 3 of 13, and while it's not the best thing I've ever read it's certainly a tale that draws me in and keeps me up late at times. Definately worth reading.
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oh_good_laughs
oh_good_laughs: A lot of people have mentioned 'The Dark Tower'.. i'm gonna have to notch that one down.
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Artemisia
Artemisia: you should @ risen_sun
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Camelicious
Camelicious: It should be "A song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin. HBO adapted the first book "Game of thrones" to a TV show recently
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oh_good_laughs
oh_good_laughs: I order the series on Ebay Camel, received it in the mail yesterday. That is my next read =)
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Bromance420
Bromance420: Ive been reading these magic the gathering novels, based on the game, Pretty good ones
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silver_tongue
silver_tongue: The books by Diana Wayne Jones. Particularly Howl's Moving Castle.
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yourloveabyssal
yourloveabyssal: Homecoming Harmony trilogy by Orson Scott Card, or maybe The Watchers at the Well trilogy by Jack L. Chalker
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yourloveabyssal
yourloveabyssal: That being said who can say any fantasy books actually beat The Lord Of The Rings? Honestly...
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: I cant even finish chapter 1 of lord of the rings >< I think Laurell K. Hamilton's Meridith series beats it hands down
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yourloveabyssal
yourloveabyssal: Well you cannot judge anybook on chapter 1 really. I find it's your connection to the book midway that really shows the exsperience. Most of the books I like kinda start slow.
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: True....I think my problem with Lord of the Rings is that I saw the movie first. Maybe I'll try again.
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yourloveabyssal
yourloveabyssal: Wow yea like over half the first book alone was left out trust me. It's a faaaar deeper read. They could have done a movie on the Tom Bombadil character alone I think.
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: I'll TRY again but you should read the FableHaven series and the Meridith Gentry series. That way we can compare
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JustCallmeShe
JustCallmeShe: ^^ Not that any of these books have anything in common...still, as far as fantasy (not sci-fi) all good
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