I used to devour fantasy novels on a regular basis. I would read a Robert Jordan book in a day and a half or so. But at some point in the last couple of years I just stopped reading. I think it came down to the fact that a lot of my favorite authors had closed up their series and I just didn't know where to go from there. About 4 1/2 years ago I moved also, and a lot of the libraries in this area don't have good fantasy sections, to the point where I stopped going to the library altogether. I think the best way to go about this is I will attempt to briefly list the majority of the authors I've read and go from there. I would have liked to leave a blurb about each author, but I feel like this post would get too large, so I will try to be brief. I definitely lean more towards fantasy than sci-fi and I tend to stay away from airships and boats. I prefer a good land based story I guess. I have been meaning to read George Martin's stuff... I read his first novel way back when I was in high school and not much of it stuck in my memory. I also feel like I should wait until the Game of Thrones series is done otherwise if I read the novels first, I will hate the series when I see what they change. Also, David Drake is another one who I read a book of his a long time ago, and never really got much further with it. Anyways, I've read most of Terry Brooks stuff, a few books by David Duncan, and the majority of David Eddings books, but not all as he tends to follow a formula leaving a lot of his books to feel the same. I've read all of Robert Jordan's books, as well as about 4 or 5 of Brandon Sanderson's books. The last one I tried to get into started on a sortof steampunk western type theme that I wasn't too into. I have read a great deal of Stephen King's stuff, and while he doesn't strictly lend himself to fantasy, his Dark Tower series did have a ton of fantasy elements that kept me interested. But no, in general, I don't care for him. I've read all of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, as well as Tad Williams Otherland and as well as that other series that starts with the Dragonbone Chair (I want to say, memory, sorrow, and thorn series?) I started to read his Shadowmarch series, but I got tired of waiting for the next book to come out and then lost track of where I was with it. I have read every Sarah Douglass book I could get my hands on, and loved them all, but I know I am missing some from the series with Maximus in it. I've read two different series by John Marco. I prefer the one with the Devil's Armor, Sword of Angels, and Eye of the Gods, but his other dystopian series that starts with The Jackal of Nar was pretty good as well. I have read the Ring, Sword, and Chalice series by Deborah Chester and loved it. I've read 4 books by C.S. Friedman and although they lean towards sci-fi quite a bit, I enjoyed her series that has Black Sun Rising, When True Night Falls, and Crown of Shadows. I finished the Madness Season, but while I found it entertaining, it's just not my cup of tea. I have read some of Piers Anthony's Adept series books. I tried to get into his Xanath series, but just never really got to it. His books are ok, but again very sci-fi. I've read quite a few Fred Saberhagen books, mostly from his Lost Swords series and a few from his masks of the Gods books.. I wouldn't say he's the best author in the world, but his books have an entertaining quality. I also understand he's written some books about vampires that I just have no interest in. But I have read all of Anne Rice's books I think, although I didn't care for some of them. There is another vampire series that I read although I can't recall the author or titles... IIRC it's about a half-vampire that travels with an albino and a wolf. I think they start as a vampire hunter sortof thing, but then it ends up being a search for her lineage. I think the author's name is Barbara something, but I just can't remember. I think I've read all the core Dragonlance books and part of the Deathgate cycle... I think there was another series by the same author that had a book called the Fire Sea, and one called the Elven Star or something like that? I only have 2 of those books, so I haven't read it all. I've also read quite a few Forgotten Realms books as well as some R.A. Salvadore stuff (I think I read all of the Red Shadow books.) Of course I've read LotR and the Hobbit. I've read bits of the Simarilion and Morgoth's Ring, but they tend to be dry if I try to read the thing from front to back. I've read Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series as well, and despite the critics, I enjoyed it. And yes, I've read all the Harry Potter books. They were quite good. I've read Ann Marston, Barbara Hambly, and Donita K. Paul and enjoyed most of them, although Paul's books are hard to follow as far as getting an idea of the world and geography, but then that might be because I might not have read them all. I've read 2 of Lawrence Watt's books and loved them, and I enjoy Terry Pratchet as a light read, although I understand he has alzheimers so he may not be writing much longer. I have heard people really praise Anne McCaffrey's books, but I tried reading one and just couldn't get into it. I might have to try another one at some point. I also would like to read the Recluce books by L.E. Moddesett, but I've tried to start them twice now and always come up finding them to be confusing for some reason. So hopefully this isn't too long a read, and I am anxious to see what you guys have in store. EDIT: Forgot to mention I've read almost all of Raymond E. Feist's books as well and enjoyed them immensely. I think the only one's I haven't read are the ones with Wurts as a co-author and a few of the newer ones that seem like back stories (Jimmy the Hand).