Discussion in 'General Books' started by Harlequin, Apr 1, 2008.
The Belgariad by David Eddings and the Hobbit by Tolkien.
I did that too but I did it with The Silent Blade and I started at the dark elf trilogy after that
I opened The Hobbit when I was in fifth grade. From there I never looked back.
Count Brass by Michael Moorcock...
Started with playing D&D, which lead me to watching Conan the Barbarian and The Beastmaster, which lead me to reading the Lancer/Ace edition of Conan, which lead to me exploring other fantasy books. The Dragonlance Chronicles clinched it.
Dragon Riders of Pern got me started in fantasy, then I just kept looking for similar type stories. I ended up with my own fantasy library.
The Lord of the Rings....classic. My dad had an ancient copy in his bookshelf, and I read just about everything on his bookshelf (though most of it was military fiction and non-fiction, with some historical stuff; LotR was his only fantasy). Seems appropriate too, as it was a huge catalyst in the world of fantasy writing. One of the first more recent fantasy novels was Raymond E. Feist's Magician, and then the rest of his books. And Glen Cook's Black Company, and then of course WoT. By then I was totally hooked.
First it was Harry Potter and the Philisopher's Stone. My cousin gave me the book, because I was looking for something good to read. I was 9 then. A few years later I found the book, which made me love High Fantasy: The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan.
well "The Hobbit" was the first one I read, but I did not know that it was fantasy at the time... I was like 10... then was "The Witch World" by Andre Norton and Conan the barbarian movie, which really made me like fantasy. But I was still reading more scifi. "Incarnations of immortality" and "Xanth" series by Piers Anthony tipped the scales... and after "Wheel of time" and "Forgotten realms" I started reading almost only fantasy...
I had read a couple of fantasy books here and there and was liking what I read but not sticking to the genre. That was until I picked up my first R. A. Salvatore book. Drizzt saved me and brought me into the world of fantasy forever.
I read the Hobbit around age 10 and LOVED it. I've been hooked on fantasy ever since with sci fi as my favourite back-up genre. I've read a ton of older/more classic fantasy. These days I mostly read indie stuff.
No book got me into fantasy as such. Movies and games did that. The board game Talisman was one.
However as a kid I used to read those fighting fantasy novels by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone.
I think I read a few of those too actually. David Eddings was another one I read as a kid. The Begariad and the Mallorean were both great series and I think I've read just about everything Anne McCaffrey ever wrote: Pern, Acorna, the Tower and the Hive..... Pern was the best of her stuff though.
What got me into fantasy was Phenomena by Ruben Eliassen for sure.
Reality is what got me into fantasy, or should I say "The Book of Life"....
As a child, I had a hard time accepting this cold and foreign world as my reality, so I sought out other realities.
Soon after learning to read, 'Aesop's Fables' was one of the books that started me off, but when I was about 9 years old, I found a treasure at the library in a series of Fantasy Adventure books titled "Choose Your Own Adventure." Those books opened my mind and imagination to limitless possibilities and I have been in love with Fantasy ever since...
It was Harry Potter, in first grade, and after that I just wanted more and more!
So, it's my first post here
I started with Narnia (age 7, one of the first books read "alone"), then, of course, LotR (10), few other fantasy books, and finally something as different from LotR as possible: ASoIaF (14). There were many other great fantasy series and books, but these 3 will probably stay my most re-read ones
Hmmm... I'm not sure really. My parents have both always enjoyed a lot of fantasy and sci-fi stuff, so I guess I got into it because it was what I grew up with. My mom has been collecting books with fantasy art in them for as long as I can remember, and her and my grandma always liked getting me books with fantasy elements in them. Imagination was something everyone in my family was very encouraging about, so I guess fantasy has always been there in my life.
I always like fantasy books. But The Chronicles Of Narnia made it a passion.
Well, I am not sure, but I think it was the fairy tails my mother read me, while I was little - and since then I cant imagine not reading a book asides everything else.
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