Could someone recommend a good fantasy?

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  1. Alya

    Alya New Member

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    Hi guys!
    I'm looking for a good fantasy read. I've read Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, Sanderson, DragonLance, Forgotten Realms, Mercedes Lackey. Basically, I'd like a traditional fantasy, preferably something with a mage protagonist, complex characters (interesting, not flat, someone you can actually see as a person when you get into the book) and complex plots :) Thanx!!
     
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    Well that leaves mine out lol. SJ's books are worth a read tho. Maybe we can convince her to post a link to them.
     
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Geezer

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    Anything by Robin Hobb.

    You might try Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams. The protagonist isn't a mage, but it fits all other criteria.
     
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    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    Eek ack you're going to get me labelled as a spammer!

    I'm not so here's my suggestion:
    http://www.amazon.ca/Coldfire-Trilogy-Black-Sun-Rising/dp/0886775272
    It isn't exactly traditional fantasy. It's actually a bit of a sci fi crossover but the characters are amazing, especially the villain. The magic system is also extremely cool. Loved it!
     
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    anything but eddings.
    try Gemmel, Feist
     
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    All the original Robert E Howard...Conan stories....awesome stuff....love it.
     
  7. Alya

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    Thanx so much for replying everybody :) I'll give your suggestions a try.
     
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    Have you read Raymond E Feist? I like his stuff.
     
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    George martin, game of thrones (the first three mind, the later ones drag). Wheel of time by jordan (again the first few). Feist's magican was cool. Robert howard is a winner (love conan), although predictable. Also anthing by lovecraft.
    If you want something more modern/contempary try looking at the new up and coming authors (loads on amazon kindle).
    Just read gozeul's toy box and now looking at the other up and comers. Theres loads self publishing.
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    I can vouch for the self-published sect (since I'm one of them ;) )

    Anywho, have you tried Jennifer Fallon or Lorna Freeman? Both are excellent authors (in my humble opinion of course). For the former, try the Demon Child Trilogy (Medalon, Treason Keep, Harshini) or the Wolfblade Trilogy (Wolfblade, Warrior, Warlord). For the later, all of the Borderlands novels are great (Covenants, The King's Own, Shadows Past).
     
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