Which book was it that made you love Fantasy

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  1. Greybeard

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    It was a short story: Robert E. Howard's "The Tower of the Elephant."
     
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    I alwasy loved fantasy books, the Dune series, Marion Bradley, Feist. But I had a few years in wich I did a day job and school in the evenings so I had no time for reading in those years. Then I met the man who is now my husband :) and he was reading Eddings. I read a few pages in Polgara and couldn't stop reading fantasy. :)
     
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    No book, Baldurs Gate, a computer roleplaying game. I wanted to understand the rules (lower AC better defense?) so I downloaded the monsters manual and the ruleset from D&D and I loved it. Then I played Icewind Dale and went to the store to buy the Icewind Dale trilogy from RA Salvatore, Tolkin, ASOIAF, then Lynn Flewelling, Dune, Asimov, Dragonlance, a lot more, and currently im reading Vampire Hunter D from Hideyuki Kikuchi

    edit.. oh.. and before I learned english, I was cautivated by War of the Worlds and I tried to translated it :p
     
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    i always loved fantasy stuff. if you class any roald dahl books as fantasy then them. i would read quite a few fantasy books, but i think harry potter escalated my love for fantasy, and then came the edge chronicles.
     
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    I have always loved reading but what really created my love for fantasy was a series of books called The Immortals by Tamora Pierce. I almost forgot about these books until I was browsing the shelves and the name dislodged an old memory. I have since read them again and still enjoy them as much as I did all those years ago
     
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    I personally also got started on the Book of Three series when my 4th grade (?) teacher read it to us. I didn't know what was the first book was with proper high fantasy elfs and such, but back then I didn't pay very much attention to genre.
     
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    When I was little, before I could even read, my dad used to read me the Narnia books and the Hobbit/LoTR as bedtime stories.

    When I started reading I became a total bookworm and reread those books many times.

    Then in high school some friends introduced me to WoT. Ever since then I've searched out long fantasy series to get addicted to :)
     
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    the book of three
     
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    Magician, by Raymond E Feist. My favourite writer to date. Everything on Midkemia is fantastic.
     
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    i have always been a reader i started reading the hardy boys. i had read several fantasy books before i read the Sword of Truth and Wheel of Time series. once i was reading those to series i knew i had become hooked and haven't stopped since
     
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    I did that with my brother....we ended up skipping school to see the first viewing of each lord of the rings movie, i read the books then read Salvatore and ended up with the geekiest status in my household
     
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    GK Chesterton's the Man Who Was Thursday: surreal, magical and extremely well written. Puts the likes of Terry Goodkind to shame.
     
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    Initially it was WoT, while I was obsessed with for ages. I still can't wait for the final book, even if the series has been somewhat eclipsed by books like ASOIAF and the Farseer Trilogy.
     
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    I would have to say Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
     
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    I can't remember the first book that got me into fantasy, but the one that made me stay init forever was The Thousand Orcs. I went back to Legend of Drizzt when I found out that that was after all that...
     
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    The Hobbit, followed by The Colour of Magic and The Crystal Shard
     
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    It would be a two fold thing, first of all, Monstrous Regiment and Magician.
     
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    For me it would have to be the Aurian books by Maggie Furey, and The Legend of Nightfall by Mickey Zucker Reichert.

    Those were some of the first real fantasy books I have read, and I thought they were both really good.
     
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    ummm, this is going to sound soo typical.. but the Harry Potter Series
     
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    I read deltora quest and found it am ok read when I was seven and never really thought about what genre it was in or whatever. After that I read the keys to the kingdom series,I thought it was an ok book but it didn't really capture my attention. After that I found The Silent Blade in my dads bookshelf of old books. It looked like a good read and I asked to borrow it. After that I went searching for the dark elf trilogy and I was hooked.