Name a couple of, or just one, sci-fi and fantasy novels that you really like.
Would be great if you mention why you like them, without any spoilers. if you don’t, just leave the title. thanks!
I go by authors, because there are so many great books by these ones. (And also beside them I’ll have my fav. series by them.)Anything by:Patricia C Wrede—Socery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate PotDianna Wynne Jones—-All of them, just read all her books, they are so good. (She attended lectures of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and she is SUCH a good writer.)Brandon Sanderson—-Mistborn seriesEoin Colfer—Artemis Fowl seriesDiane Duane—Young Wizards seriesRobin Mckinley—I really liked “Chalice” by her, but I think that’s more personal taste. She has a lot of good ones though.Megan Whalen Turner—The Queen’s ThiefThose are all Fantasy, though the Young Wizards series and Artemis Fowl could almost sorta be both Fantasy and Sci-Fi. As far as Sci-Fi goes, I liked the Ender’s Game series ok, but it depends on your maturity level and personal taste how much you’ll like them. Personally, they don’t make my favorites list.
Has anyone read the Legend of the Seeker books.
I want to read them because I loved the show so much but they are muy expensivo.Have you read them?Did you like them?Were they a lot like the show? How did they differ?What else do you like to read (so I can get a base on the reading level)?
‘Legends of the Seeker’, or in book form ‘The Sword of Truth’ by Terry Goodkind is one of those series that begins with great promise but doesn’t really deliver in the end. Many readers gave up after book 3. Personally I enjoyed them right up to book 9 (there are 11 in the series).I haven’t seen much of the TV series. What I did see reminded me much of ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ or ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’, which is to say far to clean (literally) to be believable, and with to much of a ‘slapstick’ comedy influence.The books are NOT like that, they start off much like a simple fantasy tale, almost childish, but they quickly become dark, and disturbing in places. Scenes of torture and bloody violence are more prominent in the books.Towards the end Terry gets wrapped up in preaching his philosophy of ‘objectivism’ to the exclusion of the story. His main character Richard Rahl becomes a mouthpiece for him to spout his own political views and his fantasy world a means to show that his philosophy is ultimately show to be the ‘right’ one.Despite all this he really is a gripping storyteller (when he bothers) but if I were you I’d read the first book ‘Wizards First Rule’ (UK title) and see what you think, bear in mind most readers think that this is the best book in the series.Other series you might like:’The Wheel of Time’ by Robert Jordan’The Belgariad’ by David Eddings’The Malloreon’ by David Eddings’The Inheritence Cycle’ by Christopher Paolini’The Demon Trilogy’ by Peter V Brett’The Mistborn Trilogy’ by Brandon Sanderson’The First Law Trilogy’ by Joe Abercrombie’A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George RR Martinand anything by David Gemmel I heartily recommend.I also enjoyed Steven Erikson’s ‘Malazan Book of the Fallen’ but you might not. It’s quite complex.
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Looking for a High/Dark/S&S Fantasy novel/series W/O a gushy romance/ annoying protagonist..
I’ve asked a similar question before, yet did not receive a desirable amount or quality of responses.I’m an avid reader, and for as long as I can remember fantasy has been my choice of literature. The reason being I love DEEP lore, I love learning things, history included. So when I crack a book that has a…
I can only think of a few off the top of my head. Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson is good. I have recently started it, and it has a Hero turning into an evil overlord. I would suggest Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, except I don’t really like the main characters. The first two books are good though and I adore the Mord’Sith. Both have lots of deception, trickery, and battle scenes.
I’d like to read more great fantasy novels. Suggestions.
I’ve read so many books that it is hard to think how many of you will actually suggest anything.I’ve read:Percy Jackson seriesBLack companyGoneHunger gamesEragonThe name of the windHarry potterValdamar series and other Mercedes Lackey booksThe farseer trilogythe riftwar…
Try:His Dark Materials trilogy – Phillip PullmanChronicles of Ancient Darkness – Michelle PaverWorldshaker and Liberator – both by Richard HarlandThe Leviathan trilogy – Scott Westerfeld
I just finished The Hunger Games… I need a new book series to read..
I love to read. But I have trouble picking a good series. Can you please tell me a little about a series, (like how many books there are, what its about, genre) & I’ll be picking best answer! ALSO, What did you think about the ending of The Mockingjay!? I HATED it!! I don’t really understand how everything…
I liked the Hunger Games, but I hated the other two books that followed.Artemis Fowl series by Eoin ColferSeptimus Heap series by Angie SageInheritance series by Christopher PaoliniMortal Instruments series by Cassandra ClareInfernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra ClareSkulduggery Pleasant series by Derek LandyWitch series by Carolyn MacCulloughTrylle Trilogy by Amanda HockingModern Faerie Tale series by Holly BlackThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinBad Girls Don’t Die series by Katie AlenderWake Trilogy by Lisa McMannLight series by Jennifer DeLucyThe Sharp Time by Mary O’ConnellThe Pledge by Kimberly DertingThe Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae CarsonDark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn KenyonBones of Faerie and Faerie Winter by Janni Lee SimnerBooks of Pellinor by Alison CroggonTiger’s Curse series by Colleen HouckWicked series by Nancy Holder & Debbie ViguieThirst series by Christopher PikeGraceling series by Kristin CashoreThe Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams ChimaThe Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael ScottHis Dark Materials by Philip PullmanDresden Files by Jim ButcherBartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan StroudThe Southern Vampire Mystery series by Charlaine HarrisMistborn series by Brandon SandersonThe Darksword Trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy HickmanIntertwined Series by Gena ShowalterFallen series by Lauren KateBeautiful Creatures series by Kami GarciaLightworld/Darkworld series by Jennifer ArmintroutIron Fey series by Julie KagawaUnearthly series by Cynthia HandFever Series by Karen Marie MoningRyria Relevations by Michael J. SullivanKingkiller Chronicles by Patrick RothfuThirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette FreedmanMatched Trilogy by Ally CondieLegend by Marie LuUglies Trilogy by Scott WesterfieldShadow Children series by Margaret Peterson HaddixBooks of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauEnclave by Ann AguirreThe Host by Stephenie MeyerShatter Me by Tahereh MafiSeed by Rob ZieglerDivergent Trilogy by Veronica RothBirthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’BrienDelirium Trilogy by Lauren OliverExodus Trilogy by Julie BertangaInside Out by Maria V. SnyderMoon Crash Trilogy by Susan Beth PfefferMaze Runner Trilogy by James DashnerMillennium Trilogy by Stieg LarssonTime Quartet by Madeleine L’Engle
ANY GOOD FANTASY BOOKS I CAN READ.
Im inlove with NarniaHarry PotterLord of the ringsI also really enjoyed Penelopeeven the golden compassCan anyone tell me any other fun fantasy adventure books I could read that are like these?
Try Elantris and the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. You also might like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I’m not really into romance much so most of my recs will be light on that end, but Brandon Sanderson has a smattering of romance that you might like.Have you ever read the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede? They’re fantastic.Always a classic: Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. There’s a new sequel to those two called House of Many Ways.Other authors to consider: Anne McCaffrey and Tamora Pierce (more suited to pre-teen and teen audiences but fun), Piers Anthony.Hope you like some of these!Someone above mentioned Garth Nix’s Sabriel which I think you would really like if you like the Golden Compass. Sabriel is part of the Abhorsen trilogy–the order is Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen. You might also like his Keys to the Kingdom series–7 books though the last one is not yet published.
Looking for a really good fantasy book without the filth.
I’m tired of this trend to move fantasy into adult entertainment. I was intrigued by Joe Ambercrombie (hope I spelled that right) and got into the book. Then the conversations turned from interesting to coarse as he suddenly begins using explicit language more frequently for everything.Yet people criticize…
I’m working off memory here, so if someone else objects to something I’ve recommended, please take that into account.I agree with the previous poster, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (part of the Kingkiller Chronicles). A few bad words here and there, but it’s mature without being vulgar. There is some sex, especially in the second book, but the language isn’t explicit.The Temeraire Series by Naomi Novak. Again, there might be a bad word here or there, but overall, it’s very clean in language and themes. A bit of sex in the later books, but subtle.The Belgariad by David Eddings. It’s been a while since I’ve read this one, but I can’t really remember anything objectionable in it. My mother enjoyed it, and she’s pretty picky about language, sexual themes and extreme violence.The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. Again, it’s been at least 15 years since I read the series, but I remember it being clean.Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. This is a series, but I’ve only read the first one. There is violence, but again, it’s not that extreme. I can’t recall any sex, apart from a few mentions.The Princess Bride by William Goldman. A fun read.Lastly, I’d suggest Terry Pratchett. His writing is very funny, thought provoking and mostly clean. There are a few implied raunchy jokes (usually puns), and the odd swear word here and there, but they’re a great read.
What is the order to read the Malazan books, Malazan Book of the Fallen or Malazan Empire.
Also I didn’t like game of thrones because it was boring to me (it didn’t have many fight scenes, and i just couldn’t get into the series), but I love fantasy books and I’m not sure wether or not I would enjoy this series.
I don’t know if Malazan Empire is sequel to Book of Fallen because it has different author.I’m thinking to read Malazan Book of Fallen next, (Currently reading Wheel of Time series) it looks great and from reviews it should be totally different from WoT series in ‘Show don’t tell’ thing. And I’m really looking forward to it because I really didn’t liked WoT that much yeat(First two books). I don’t know how much fight scenes there are but it should have lots of great magic systems and mysteries.Good books with a lot of fighting scenes:First Law series by Joe Abercrombie – Trilogy has lots of fight scenes and each chapter including northerners is epic win. Its Low Fantasy so don’t expect here great magic systems and main characters running around and casting spells. Fourth book is about revenge and ofc it involves lots of fighting but it has only one Northerner so it lacked something for me. Fifth book though is all about war between north and union. Most badass characters ever made.Mistborn trilogy and Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson – Trilogy has most awesome magic involved fight scenes I’ve ever read. It has great, original magic system and it’s not about guys waving wands around. Alloy of Law is set in same world but 300 years and involves guns and lots of shooting and magic system actually works with it in different ways. Most awesome Action scenes.
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