Fantasy series that got you addicted?

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  1. Wizard27

    Wizard27 Ol' Fartsy Said So!

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    I can't really say what sparked my interest, but I like the Twilight Saga, Harry Potter series, Inheritance Cycle (need to read Book 4). I am reading A Game of Thrones.
     
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    The Black Company................first story is a little choppy in writing but his method(Glenn Cook) gets better as the story and books went on.........
     
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    Saeriel A Paranoid Android

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    The first fantasy book I really read was the Hobbit, when I was five or so. It's one of my favorite novels, and I've re-read it half a dozen times, but I think what really got me into fantasy was the first Harry Potter novel, likely since it was far closer to my age bracket at the time xD. The Hobbit forever holds a place in my heart, but Potter is what cinched it.
     
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    The Silmarillion was, I think, the book that first piqued my interest in fantasy. I was very young when I read it and I think much of it went over my head, but it led onto Rings and much else besides. Also the Discword series. I first read the Colour of Magic on its release way back when and have read every book since. Pratchett's probably the only living author whose career I've followed diligently through the decades. Oh, and then there's Lovecraft, but a lot of his stories weren't even in print or readily accessible until the late 80s so, like Pratchett, he takes a back seat to Papa Tolkien.

    Anyway, they're the unholy trinity who got me involved in the world of imaginative fiction.
     
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    For me it would be two series: LOTR of Tolkien and Legent of Drizzt by RA Salvatore! Those two series are great!
     
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    song of fire and ice by G.R.R. Martin
     
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    Forgotten Realms Human Version of Drizzt

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    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A.Salvatore
     
  8. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    I was born addicted. Probably because of my mom, reading stories about elves and dragon when i was little. The first real series I read was probably sword of truth by Terry Goodkind, and then I was dooooomed.
     
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    hahahahahaa! Not doomed! Blessed!
     
  10. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    True true! haha. And then I was BLESSED! But doomed sounded more dramatic! haha
     
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    The first fantasy series I read was The Sword Of Truth by Terry Goodkind. Since then I've devoured the most frequently recommended fantasy series, but will always consider The Sword Of Truth to be my favorite.
     
  12. Emelie

    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    Heck yeah! Another sword of truth lover. *thumbs up!*
     
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    Tolkien. Read it at a young age, was a little hard for me to understand everything read it at an older age still love it :]
     
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    Hard to remember that far back, but the first fantasy I read was probably either Lloyd Alexander's Prydain books or Madeline L'Engle's Time series. Prydain helped me get my neighbor's son to enjoy reading also.
     
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    I m watching stargate atlantis... I was a bit addicted in the end of the first season!
     
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    I thought Stargate the film was excellent, watched quite a bit of the first knockoff series Stargate SG-1 and liked it... but by the time it mutated into Atlantis, then I guess Universe I just lost interest. I would however love it if they brought the original cast from the movie back together to do another one.
     
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    There sure doesn't seem to be many of us here. It's unfortunate really, that more people don't give him a shot.
     
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    Emelie Queen of darkness

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    Agreed Gratch Stone. I'm really surprised!
     
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    The first fanatsy books I read were the Chronicles of Narnia, and a few years after that I read Tolkien. But I think the author that got me hooked on fantasy as a genre was David Eddings. Before I read Eddings I hadn't thought of liking fantasy, but rather liking certain books that had elements of fantasy in them.
    And looking over what I have written this has become a really long answer to a very simple question...but there you go :)
     
  20. Cara

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    Read the Hobbit at 11, which taught me which genre I love the most. The series that blew my mind away was The Word and Void series by Terry Brooks. I've been reading Fantasy and Sci Fi more or less nonstop since