Which Fantasy Series should I read next?

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  1. Overread

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    I've yet to meet anyone who has used a Kindle e-reader and not liked it. (not the kindle fire which are tablets which dont' have the magical e-ink!
     
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    I'd add C.S Friedman's Coldfire Trilogy to the list too Crouton: it's an older, but supremely awesome series and was very well written.
    I feel compelled to warn you about Overread's recommendation of Robin Hobb's "Soldier Son" series though... I found it to be EXTREMELY depressing. The main character gets crapped on through the whole story (through no fault of his own) and even though he's basically a really nice guy, nothing good ever happens to him. I got through the first 2 books and had to give it up because of that. :p
     
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    But the last book things get better -- kinda -- well a little better at least ;)
     
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    Awesome thanks. The more recommendations the better. I'm currently reading a really good biography, but after that I'm free and want to start a new series.
     
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    you get used to stuff... before 2002 I was all "real books", 2002-2006 I was 90% printed out e-books, 2007-now I am 90% audiobooks
     
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    Audiobooks is one thing I can't stand. I don't like someone else's voice reading me a story. I need to read a book myself, in my own voice.
     
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    same was with me... but then you get used, and even get to love some of narrators... they are real pros and do it well... my favorites are Michael Kramer and Kate Reading they both do all whell of time books, plus Micheal does mots of Sanderson's books and Kate did Codex Alera... epic narrators!!!
     
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    The Legend of Drizzt series is excellent and long, I think you'll enjoy it.
    Also, the beginning of the Earthsea Trilogy is awesome.
    Any fantasy by H.P. Lovecraft is sure to weird you out and leave you asking for more.
     
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    If you get an e-reader all the Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (Conan man) stuff is 100% free legally! (copyright expired).
     
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    I forgot to mention Robert E. Howard, how foolish of me.
     
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    and drizzt was kinda mentioned
     
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    Right now I'm way too lazy to read the whole thread.
     
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    as usual :p
     
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    I second the e-book reader suggestion. Lots of good stuff on the various Gutenberg sites, and it's all free, just make sure the writer has been dead for fifty years so it's out of copyright in Australia. The Australian Gutenberg site has a good deal of Howard's work, including all the Conan and Solomon Kane stories originally published during Howard's lifetime. It's all in html or plain text, but a little formatting will get it into shape and Calibre can convert it into any e-book format you want.

    You can also find new stuff cheap on Amazon, Smashwords and some other sites. But take my advice, download the sample first. Many books you find for a dollar are overpriced.

    Try Baen Ebooks. They have lots of new stuff, and some older books as well. Classic pulp. Most of the books are six bucks US, but you can also look for the bundles where you can get six or seven books for fifteen dollars. It's a good way to discover unfamilar writers.

    I've just noticed Baen Ebooks has the complete Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser collection up for $35. Fritz Leiber is brilliant.
     
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    *laughs* You're not making a very good case for me to pick up that third book OR!

    I hear you. I own exactly one audiobook that I downloaded on a free promotion and I can't stand to listen to it :p
     
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    I think I will consider a kindle. The only problem is I am broke right now, and I've already used up my Christmas present for this year. So it may take a while until I can afford a kindle as I don't even have a job right now.