Favorite fantasy book? (Page 12)
Metaphorguy: I remember seeing the Eragon series on the best-sellers list for a long time several years ago. Decent movies.
Chicken_Supper: All Raymond E Feists books starting with the magician amazing what a journey you will go on falling in love with new friends/characters then crying when some die..
Angus Mac Oc: My favorite book of any type is an old Chinese novel titled "The Story of the Stone" aka "Dream of the Red Chamber" written in the 1400's by Cao Xue Qin
Thezephascrashed: Villains by Necessity. by Eve Forward. It's a different setting for a fantasy novel. You read from the perspective of the evil side, which in this setting actually amounts to the heroes.
In a land where "evil" and "darkness" have been abolished, this imbalance actually takes effect on the world as a whole. To think the world survives on a balance of good and evil, but if either are no more, the world can not exist for long.
So you follow the stories of individuals who come together to form a group which sets out on a mission to restore balance. And the balance which needs restoring is the evil side of the balance.
I recommend the book to anyone who loves, magic, swords, shields, arrows, dragons, and everything a fantasy novel should be.
LaMuZe1916: My favorite Dark Fantasy genre book would have to be The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub.
Metaphorguy: I prefer wide novels, books, collections, manuals in specific fields (which I shall not mention).
cm13skater: Titan by John Varley, really gets your imagination going. It’s the first in a trilogy. Never read the others but I’m sure they are also good.
Metaphorguy: Problem with Wheel of Time is that it was one gigantic series, written by one author. You want to reduce the amount of work get a publishing company and several people helping out on the story. By the time it's finished everyone will probably agree they shouldn't be focusing on writing fiction.