Looking for a good fantasy series

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  1. bunkai

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    Hello,

    I have been reading a lot of fantasy novels: Tolkien, Goodkind, RA Salvatore, Brooks, Tad Williams...
    And i dont know what to read next. I like epic fantasu novels, with nicely described world, exploration, magic, different races...
    i heard good thing about Song of ice and fire, is it what i seek?
    Any other ideas?

    I tried the Malazan series of Eriksson but did not like it. I tried MistBorn of Sanderson and did not like it either. I like more medieval type of stories.

    thanks

    Sebastien
     
  2. Druid of Lûhn

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    A Song of Ice and Fire is quite different from epic fantasy; it has no magic (maybe one or two minor "otherworldly" appearances) and is largly based on politics with lots of fights. It's great, but nothing like Tolkien or Salvatore.

    I will first HAVE to recommend David Eddings' books (amazing, and lots of them, but I didn't really like "The Younger Gods") and Raymond E. Feist's books (starting with "Magician").
    I would also recommend Trudi Canavan's "Dark Magician" trilogy, and then it's prequel, then sequel trilogy, the "Traitor Spy" trilogy.
    I would recommend "The Chronicles of Siala" by Alexey Pehov, but there are only 2 books translated into English as of yet.
    I've heard Robin Hobb's books are good (I've only read one) but they really have nothing to do with Epic Fantasy at all.
     
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    Robin Hobb isn't really epic fantasy, but I enjoyed them when I read them, particularly the Farseer Trilogy though for the life of me I can't remember specific details as to why I enjoyed it.

    As for epic fantasy I particularly enjoyed Dragonlance, and Wheel of Time was good, though I found attempting to read the entire series in seven days nigh impossible and have yet to finish the last couple books.
     
  4. bunkai

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    Thanks for the replies
    i have already read msot of the books od Eddings and Feist :) and also the first DragonLance trilogy.
    is Trudi Canavan's "Dark Magician" trilogy a good one?
    any other good titles?
    thanks
     
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    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I loved it, one of my favourite trilogies. It's only magic though, so not that "epic".
     
  6. bunkai

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    thanks but so far i did not find something i like...any other suggestions? I am really into medieval epic fantasy like Lord of the Ring or Shannara series. Magic, well described world, monsters,exploration,.. are what i seek.
    thanks
    seb
     
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    That's what I got (which is why I explained that the other weren't exactly that).

    sadly I can't think of anything right now, as you seem to have read all of those that I know of. I know a great series in french though.
     
  8. bunkai

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    Yes as i said i read quite a lot already
    and it is hard for me to find good stuff now :)
    What about wheel of time, any good? i cant believe any series can be good over 14 books...
    For instance i read all Goodkind books and maybe 4 or 5 books in the series were nice... other books were waste of time...but needed to to read to understand the next volumne..
    So any other ideas?
     
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    So, you have already read the best. As I have seen also Feist.

    So what about Gemmel now - the Drenai Saga.
     
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    thanks
    Yes i read all the fantasy classics. I did not read any Gemmel trough. I will check this out.
     
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    gemmel is fairly good he,s the author that got me started also try tad williams
     
  12. bunkai

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    Thanks i had read Tad Williams already: memory sorrow and thorn. I have read Fantasy novels for the past 7 years :)
    I can really recommend Tad Williams! The Abhorsen trilogy of Garth Nix is also very good.
    i am open to other fantasy book suggestions even if it is not epic fantasy in that sense.
    thanks