Looking for a good book series recommendation.

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  1. borderlined

    borderlined New Member

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    Hey everyone, new to the forum here. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good fantasy book series for me. Past book series i have enjoyed are The Harry Potter series, the Drizzt books, and a shannara trilogy (sword, elfstones, and wishsong).

    I got the first book of the wheel of time, but im hesitant to get into it because i have been told by friends that some books feel as if the author is being paid by the word and has it drag as a result, but what do you say?
     
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    sepi_1982 the French Fantasy Guy

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    Try the cleric quintet serie of RA salvatore. It is really cool
     
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    Crown of Stars by Kate Elliot
     
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    You can't go wrong with the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson.
     
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    Oooh, those were good...I never finished em though
     
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    David Gemmell-Skilgannon the Damned
     
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    thesilentking Tiocfaidh ár lá!

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    I recommend the World of the Alfar series by Elizabeth H Boyer. I loved those books when I was young(er).
     
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    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    Lol it does feel like that a bit but the story and character development does continue even in those weaker books in the series, so I wouldn't let that put you off.

    You might like David Eddings series (x4) too ~ not too heavy, but enjoyable.
     
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    raymond e feist.- riftwar
    raymond e feist - serpent war
    raymond e feist.- conclave of shadows
    these books follow from the start so u need to read them in order.
    ie; series 1 thru to series 3
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, but some of these books are rather hard to find (on ebay anyway). Are there others some could give a thumbs up on that i can acquire more easily? I like to buy in collections (thats why i love the RA Salvatore books, I just liked having one book as opposed to 4-call me picky).
     
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    david gemmel. the rigante saga is fairly easy to come by
     
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    I cant find a 'Rigante Saga' on amazon, but i did find a Drenai Series there, do you recommend that?
     
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    its good too. as is waylander by the same author.
    The rigante are the best i have read in quite some time tho
     
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    I will definately look into those. Anyone recommend another good book series set in the forgotten realms?
     
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    Well, The Fighters Series is pretty good so far.

    Master of Chains

    Ghostwalker

    Son of Thunder

    Bladesinger

    Those are the 4 books of the fighters...
     
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    Elaine Cunningham is a good FR author.

    I can (and always do) heartily recommend Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.
     
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    LyannaWolfBlood Ella Dictadora

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    I don't think anyone's suggested A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin yet - brilliant series!
     
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    Harlequin Everyone loves a Jester !

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    Hi,
    Either of :-
    The Farseer Trilogy (Robin Hobb)
    The Tawny Man Trilogy (Robin Hobb)

    Farseer being as good as fantasy gets ,(IMO), that is.
     
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    I just finished White Wolf! For about the 9th time that is.

    I have read tons of fantasy, Wheel of Time, Shanara stuff, all of the Drizzt Books, Dragonlance, Tolien, you get the picture. I'm here to tell ya that there is no substitute for David Gemmell. His characters are gritty and real, the books are fast paced and full of action.

    My personal recommendation is that you start with the Rigante, the first book in the series is call Sword in the Storm.
     
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    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    My top 3 recomendations for book series:

    1: Legends of Drizzt Series by R.A. Salvatore
    2: Edgeland Chronicles by Paul Stewart
    3: Dune by Frank Herbert