Recommend some authors

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  1. Miliana

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    Hello, i was just wondering if anyone could reccomend some authors.

    I've just finished reading the Wheel of Time series, Raymond E. Feists book's, Sword of Truth series and the Magicians Guild, and I wanted something to read whilst I'm waiting for the next books in some of the above series to come out. Any thoughts?
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    Oh. My. God.

    I can't believe that you haven't read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Book 1: A Game of Thrones, Book 2: A Clash of Kings, Book 3: A Storm of Swords, and Book 4: A Feast for Crows.

    You have to read it NOW. ;)

    Other books I'd recommend are:
    Jane Lindskold's Through Wolf's Eyes, Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart, The Dragon of Despair, and Wolf Captured.
    Sara Douglass' Battleaxe, The Wayfarer Redemption, The Crucible, and The Troy Game series.
    Robin Hobb's Farseer, Liveship Traders, and Tawny Man trilogies.
    Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters trilogy, and Saga of the Light Isles duology.
    Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
    Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars series.

    And hoards more, but those are my favorites. :)
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    Terry Brook's Shannara series ( begins with Sword of Shannara )
    and his Word and Void Trilogy ( Starts with Running with the Demon )
    R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt Series ( begins with The Crystal Shard )
    and his Demonwars Series ( begins with The Demon Awakens )
    C.S. Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    Hmm, Terry Brooks isn't half bad, but I don't like his latest series. =/ Seems to me that he's milking the Shannara formula for all it's worth... but the first three and the Heritage quarted were good, as was the prequel, The First King of Shannara.
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    yeah, actually up untill Voyage of the Jerle Shannara was his best...kind of teetered off...still not bad though..But his Word and Void series is his best work ever in my opinion.

    Brooks is now doing a pre-shannara triliogy.
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    Heh, I'll have to check that out.

    Voyage wasn't bad, but I really liked Wishsong and First King. But the latest series, High Druid... :rolleyes:

    Do you know when the first book of the pre-Shannara trilogy is due to be published?
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    Guy Gavriel Kay.
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    August 6th.
     
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    Re: Reccomend some authors

    You might like to try the Bitterbynde Trilogy by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, an Australian author. I believe this was her first big publication. For me a series to re-read again...
     
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    Definetly anything by Hobb

    Greg Keyes as well

    J.V.Jones and some of her books

    All those are pretty similar but at the same time a step up and away to what you've read before. :)
     
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    Thanks. I've just started reading the heritage of shannara after finishing the sword of shannara series. It's pretty good, even though it's the same thing over and over again. I'll see what the song of ice and fire is like after ive finished these.
     
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    And thus is another convert born. ;)
     
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    I remember reading His Dark Materials Trilogy The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman in like Middle school. Cant tell you now a days how good they were but i can tell you those books make 4th period History the best subject of the day :-D I enjoyed them then and you might too.
     
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    Glad to see you've read the Sword of Truth series :)

    I'd definitely recommend Pullman's His Dark Materials. Very enjoyable trilogy, imaginative, though a little sad at the end.

    Also, Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Unlike anything I've ever read before. Great stuff.
     
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    Read the Obsidian Chronicles, by Lawrence Watt-Evans. The books are:

    Dragon Weather
    Dragon Venom
    Dragon Society
     
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    Personally, I don't see what the big deal is about George R. R. Martin's books. Seems everyone here and there uncle liked these books, but I despised them! The first book was the most dry, boring thing I've ever tried to read. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy!
     
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    Well, im gonna hit you with one of my own favourites, its kind of sci fi, and half fantasy:

    Anne McCaffery - Chronicles of Pern

    If you like dragons, you'll love it, but if you only tend to go for the combat orientated books i wouldnt suggest them.

    Although if combat is your cup of tea then i would suggest:

    R A Salvatore (Drizzt books)

    Basically some great traditional fantasy.
     
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    Quick. Hide before someone makes you read the Sword of Truth series and makes you allergic to fantasy. Go read the 1st 6 books of the Amber Chronicles by Roger Zelazny. Soooo good. Its all a first person narrative though. But that first person is CORWIN the COOL, the coolest, smoothest, coughdeepest and awesomest hero written in fantasy. And you have to, have to read Terry_kool_Pratchett. Steven Erikson's Malazan book of the fallen = best epic there is! Scott R. Bakker's The Prince of Nothing and Steven Brust's Taltos series are contemporary goodies for your basket too.
    And read P. G. Wodehouse. I dont care if it aint fantasy.
     
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    Hi I'm new. Just been looking for some new books to read. Erikson seems like a fav, I'll have to give him a go. No one has mentioned Elizabeth Haydon I love her series.
     
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    Roger Zelazny- Great book of Amber
    Christopher Paolini- Inheritance (Eragon)