Best fantasy book

Discussion in 'General Books' started by Heinu Sedai, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. michaelcov

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    I can in no way pick a favorite with so many great works to choose from.
    I will however name a few that no one else has mentioned so far.

    The Belgariad and the Malloreon By David Eddings.

    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever and
    The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Steven R Donaldson
     
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    The Penhaligon Trilogy by D.J. Heinrich

    Best of which I think is:

    The fall of Magic
     
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    Lord of the Rings and Dragonlace CHronicles.
     
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    Apparently I am the only person that has read Le Guin's Earthsea series.
     
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    Hmm, I have really only read LOTR, and it is my Favorite, but I have started on the Wheel of Time stuff, and Jordan definetly lets his inspirations show, lots of stuff that reminds me of LOTR, starwars, and even the Arthurian world. But he is definetly got his own style, I like it. I think that once I finish with WoT, (long time from now) I will read the Drizzit Du'Urden stuuf, I here it is good.
     
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    I see many mentioned George RR Martin's song series and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series as their favorites.

    Just thought to add that RJ and GRRM are good friends and if you read GRRM's books carefully you will notice this homage or cameo performance for Robert Jordan:

    -Ser Jordayne of the Tor. (Sir Robert Jordan from Tor publishing ofcourse :) )

    -Archmaester Rigney who theorised that time is a wheel that keeps repeating - (RJ's real name is Rigney, and you can see the obvious wheel of time reference there also)

    I like both series, though WoT is better in my opinion.
    I like most of GRRMs plot lines about westeros, I just can't stand the Daenerys plot line.
     
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    I normall dont read stand alone Fantasy... top 4 series

    4) Xanth
    3) Wheel of Time (maybe higher if he ever concludes it)
    2) The main story of Dragonlance (11 books)
    1) Hobbit/ LOTR
     
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    I liked the star wars: jedi apprentice series, but it suddenly stopped. Other than that, I also like the seventh tower series and the keys to hte kingdom series.
     
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    Only two more books to go then the Last Battle *thumbs up*.
     
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    It may still take years for us to get there though. *sigh* :rolleyes:
     
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    No.1 has gotta be Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
    Then LOTR and WOT.
     
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    Xanth, that takes me back :D

    My favorite fantasy would have to be the Dragonlance series.
     
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    I love "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman
     
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    My favourites: Lord Dunsany's "The King of Elfland's Daughter". then comes the legend "Of Beren and Luthién" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Thirdly: The Lord of The Rings.
    My favorite actual series is a series by Robin Hobb, which is comprised of The Farseer trilogy, The Liveship Traders trilogy and The Tawny Man trilogy.
    The Gormenghast Trilogy seems to be very good too (though I've just read twenty pages of it or so, but only very rarely have I been so into a book after so few pages...), the trilogy is written by Mervyn Peake.
     
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    Besides LOTR. It is a toss up between Robert Jordan and George RR Martin. We will see when they are both complete. Robin Hobb is also excellent.
     
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    I'm a fan of the Dragon Lance series, that's the only seriesI've read more then one book of, other then that the only decent length books I've read in general are Frankenstein and Dracula
     
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    do you even have to ask its Lord of the Rings
     
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    Nothing is better than Lord of the Rings.Even the movies are fantastic!!!
     
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    Lord Of The Rings In my opinion is the best fantasy book..purelly because of its amazing plot that you can always relate to your own experiances....definatly best book ever....
     
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    The three books that are out for a Song of Ice and Fire are my favorites. The villians aren't really bad, just gray, and the heroes aren't perfect. Eddard Stark was very honorable, but he was so honorable that he wasn't very good at the game.