Favorite fantasy book? (Page 2)
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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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: 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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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.
oh_good_laughs: A lot of people have mentioned 'The Dark Tower'.. i'm gonna have to notch that one down.
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
oh_good_laughs: I order the series on Ebay Camel, received it in the mail yesterday. That is my next read =)
yourloveabyssal: Homecoming Harmony trilogy by Orson Scott Card, or maybe The Watchers at the Well trilogy by Jack L. Chalker
yourloveabyssal: That being said who can say any fantasy books actually beat The Lord Of The Rings? Honestly...
JustCallmeShe: I cant even finish chapter 1 of lord of the rings >< I think Laurell K. Hamilton's Meridith series beats it hands down
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.
JustCallmeShe: True....I think my problem with Lord of the Rings is that I saw the movie first. Maybe I'll try again.
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.
JustCallmeShe: I'll TRY again but you should read the FableHaven series and the Meridith Gentry series. That way we can compare