Anyone read these authors?

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  1. Elynnya

    Elynnya Elynnya

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    Raymond E Feist - Magician, Riftwar
    David Eddings - Belgarion and others
    Catheryn Kerr - (think so I think I read one of her books)
    Sarah Douglas - Battle axe
    L E Modesitt Jnr (Sage of Recluce) <<< Awesome books
    I've been reading Sara Douglass' new series "the troy game" its awesome
    The charmed sphere by catherine asaro (not sure on the spelling of the last name there) if good if you don't really want to have to think much.
    Robert Jordan was ok...
     
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    Spiritdragon New Member

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    If you love those

    Give A.A.Attanasio a good chance...without a doubt the most hauntingly poetic quillist on the planet...without his inspiration I would not have written my First book!!

    I read Feist, Gemmel, GARTH NIX!!!!! WHAT !!! HE IS BRILLIANT!!!-Sabriel!!Lirael and Abhorsen
    Pratchett, Brian Lumley...read his Titus crow and Cuthulu stuff!!! Necroscope kicks ass
    John Connolly...Every dead Thing....Creepy Serial Killer stuff...
    Stephen Lawhead....WHAT !!! PROBABLY THE BEST ARTHURIAN BOOKS
    Stephen Donaldson ...The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant!!!!!!!!!!!
    Katherine Kerr!!!! Daggerspell etc
    Piers Anthony - Battle Circle!!!!!!!

    Hope that gives you some ideas

    Spiritdragon
     
  3. Xanetia

    Xanetia New Member

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    Piers Anthony Battle Circle - hmm haven't read that for ages. Was pretty good though. Weis and Hickman Deathgate Cycle, Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends, also very good. I love David Eddings, Terry Pratchett and Terry Brooks as well. Gotta say though, my all time favourite author is probably David Gemmell. If you haven't read any of his books, you should definitely give them a try.
     
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    mithrandir Gentleman Scholar

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    Has anyone read Tad Williams "memroy", "Sorrow" and "Thorn" series? Is it worth the time?
     
  5. Blade

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    It's a well written story, with deep characters and a detailed world/plot. Personally I found it depressing and a hard slog to actually read it, and overall I felt pretty let down by it as a set of novels. *But* don't get me wrong - they're fantastic books, challenging, involving, but the tone and the bleakness got to me.
     
  6. Lews Therin Telamon

    Lews Therin Telamon The Kinslayer

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    I think Gollumm understated the Death Gate Cycle. I personally thought it was all very well done and a great read, though admittedly I like most things I read. You should at least find it likeable, however, so I suggest you go out and read that. Other than that, I haven't really read many fantasy books. I got into reading about five or six years ago, and most of that only during the summer when I'm out of school, so I'm a little behind; I'll take these lists under advisement.
     
  7. Kakashi

    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    i have read books by both of these authors, and i am currently reading catheryn kerrs book the red wyrm
     
  8. the_gathering_light

    the_gathering_light Enlightened of Taravehn

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    Just wondering if anyone has read (or even heard of) Douglas Niles' Watershed Trilogy.
    I read it awhile back and thought it was pretty solid but it seems to be an unknown saga to most people.
     
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    is that one of those obscure early forgotten realms' trilogies?
     
  10. the_gathering_light

    the_gathering_light Enlightened of Taravehn

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    Niles did do a couple of Forgotten Realms books, but the Watershed Trilogy a stand alone thing .
     
  11. Andor

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    I might check that out, he was pretty good and original
     
  12. Isto'Naomuth

    Isto'Naomuth Drow Warrioress

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    I've read Goodkind and Eddings
     
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    I have not read " Brian Lumley " , the others yes, some more and some less :)
     
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    Galad Lord of The Light.

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    Eddings is fantastic his stuff was mesmerising but the mallorean was a but too similar to the belgariad.
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    I've read the Redemption of Althalus and Sparhawk series by Eddings. I really enjoyed it. Its nice to know that a mortal has a chance to go out with a beautiful goddess :p
     
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    I've read David Eddings, Sara Douglass, TG, and I'm starting on Terry Pratchett. So far my ultimate favorite is TG's SOT series. : )
     
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    pigfish Superstar DJ!!!

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    I absolutely love Terry Pratchett - all his books make me laugh so much, the necroscope series is a brilliantly written set of books and i love the world that Raymond E feist has created.

    Anyone who loves Terry Pratchett should definitely check out Robert Rankin, especially the Brentford Trilogy - it contains 2 of the best heroes ever created!!
     
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    I've just finished reading the Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan, she's worth reading, and have just started reading the Elenium trilogy by David Eddings, which is fab. Steven Erikkson's Malazan Books of the Fallen (Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains and Midnight Tides) I've read all of them and find them very compelling and addictive. Bonehunters has been released in large paperback, but haven't got round to reading it yet. :devilspin :hackit:
     
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    Gildor Inglorion Immortal and unforgiving

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    I've read the first Necroscope book by Brian Lumley, and I wanted the direct opposite of what happened at the end! Grr .. it was annoying in my eyes. But .. yeh it was a good book, I liked how he dealt with vampires and necromancy. Twas good good!
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I read Eddings, Belgariad, I was not impressed. I found it to very predictable and unoriginal. I've also read Terry Goodkind, while I found it better than Eddings it wouldn't be at the top of my to-read list. I started a Sara Douglas book (I forget the name). I never got it finished though, for various reasons. I found it a little hard to get into, but maybe it was just a slow starter.