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Initial post: 28 Feb 2010 18:30:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Feb 2010 18:37:48 GMT
kats says:
Hi all i am an avid reader of fantasy but im getting to the point they are just not being written fast enough to keep up with me!!
i have read many many authors such as:Raymond feist,cecilia dart thornton,Alison croggon,Robert Jordan,terry pratchett,Juliet marillier,David eddings,Karen miller etc,i've probably left quite a few off! get the general idea of what i like,Has anyone got any other suggestions for a good read???

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 18:50:02 GMT
AnetteF says:
If you have not as yet, try the following:

Robin Hobb
Carol Berg
Steven Erikson
James Clemens
Brandon Sanderson
Jim Butcher
Anne McCaffrey

All of them are authors that I regularly re-read.

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 19:28:47 GMT
Barmy_Bex says:
Terry Goodkind is fantastic - Sword of Truth series will keep you going
Alison Goodman - The Two Pearls of Wisdom, excellent dragon story
Terry Brooks
K.E. Mills
Will Peterson
Margaret Weis
David Gemmell
Maria V. Snyder - Poison Study series is good
Trudi Canavan - Black Magician series
Marianne Curley
Derek Landy - Skulduggery Pleasant series, different and funny

Hope there is something here you can sink your teeth into and enjoy.

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 19:34:29 GMT
Try Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana - a brilliant stand-alone fantasy (with the advantage of being a single volume, not part one of a huge series!).

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2010 19:34:53 GMT
kats says:
Thank you Annette and R Earl,i've read Terry Brooks, Steven Erikson,James Clemens and Trudi Canavan(very good read),i have had Robin Hobb recommended to me before i will have to look them up,

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 20:26:01 GMT
You could also try Katharine Kerr if you like celtic fantasy - there are over 15 books, and she's now finished the last series, so plenty to keep you going and no long wait for the next book to be published! The first four stand alone, starting with "Daggerspell". I also like JV Jones - I preferred her "Book of Words" series, starting with The Baker's Boy, to the "Sword of Shadows" series, but others will disagree! If you haven't tried Tad Williams, then I urge you to - start with the Dragonbone Chair. They take a while to warm up (like a lot of fantasy!) but are well worth the effort. HTH!

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 20:57:33 GMT
Auraya says:
You might also like the following - these are all classified as young adult books but they are brilliant and I reckon can be enjoyed by people of any age.

Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy
Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking books (two of the three books in the trilogy have been published with the next out in May, I think)
Anything by Diana Wynne Jones

Hope you find something you like!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2010 21:29:58 GMT
There's only 6 in the series, but you might enjoy the 'Tiger and Del' books by Jennifer Roberson (Sword-dancer,Sword-Singer,Sword-Maker,Swor-Breaker and 2 more I can't remember.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2010 21:57:13 GMT
kats says:
Alycya and Auraya,i have read all the Katherine Kerr and i have read garth nix (which i loved,brilliant!)also phillip pullman and diana wynne jones,and tad williams lol,i will look up the patrick ness and also the jennifer robertson(thank you s a elleker) i also looked up Tigana and have ordered that, looks very good!

Posted on 28 Feb 2010 23:01:53 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2010 15:13:43 GMT
Marta Rosa says:
How about the mother of it all? Marion Zimmer Bradley :)

Posted on 3 Mar 2010 19:59:27 GMT
Banjanx says:
Julian May

Posted on 3 Mar 2010 20:24:13 GMT
Charlie Higson
Rick Riordan
Justin Somper

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2010 09:43:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2010 09:46:08 GMT
Auraya says:
He he, I feel like I should asking you for recommendations, C.L. Rogers :o) But I'll make one more suggestion... If you like Terry Pratchett, you could try Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere, Stardust, the Graveyard Book) and Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Posted on 4 Mar 2010 11:34:38 GMT
Kalitrates says:
My favorite is George RR Martin - start with A Game of Thrones. Just started Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself and can't put it down...

Posted on 5 Mar 2010 20:02:39 GMT
Have you tried Laurie Bowler's books. She writes fast and is due to publish her 3rd novel in a couple of weeks. she is on amazon and i've read her books Vanquished and Vanquished:The New Beginning, excellent reads.

Posted on 5 Mar 2010 21:19:48 GMT
Sarah Jane says:
You might like some of the books by Bruce Coville. He tends to write science fiction stories, but he has also written several fantasy novels, such as The Magic Shop books (Jennifer Murdley's Toad, Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher, Russell Troy Monster Boy/The Monster's Ring, Charlie Eggleston's Talking Skull/The Skull of Truth and Juliet Dove Queen of Love), The Unicorn Chronicles (Into the Land of the Unicorns, Song of the Wanderer, and Dark Whispers) and The Monsters of Morley Manor. I hope that helps.

Posted on 6 Mar 2010 03:12:01 GMT
Tina says:
Hey I am a huge fan of fantasy novels and I tend to get through a few books a week so I know how you feel when you have to wait for a sequel, I love trilogies and series with vampires, werewolves or basically anything that's not of our reality, plus with series it gives you more to read. Anyway here are some of my favourites.

Anne Bishop - The Realms of the Blood (Black Jewels) Series + The Tir Alainn Series
Carrie Vaughn - The Kitty Norville Series
Faith Hunter - The Blood Mage Series
Kim Harrison - The Hollows Series
Patricia Briggs - The Mercy Thompson Series
Rachel Vincent - The Faythe Sanders Series
Rob Thurman - The Cal Leandros Series

Some of these books are YA but the characters are mostly out of their teens so it matures them a little and also a great classic that everyone has to at least read once is Clive Barker's Weaveworld which you most likely have but has to be mentioned, and another good Clive Barker book is Sacrament. I hope you haven't had a chance to read many listed here as it would give you a few books to read while waiting for your sequels. Enjoy

Posted on 6 Mar 2010 04:33:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2010 04:42:21 GMT
Erisia says:
Lawrence Watt-Evans writes incredibly enjoyable fantasy books. He also writes each one so it's a stand-alone read, rather than having to buy the whole series, which I love him for! I also second the Marian Zimmer-Bradley recommendation and raise you an Ursula La Guin, heh.

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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2010 11:27:22 GMT
hi there have tried ann mccaffery i really enjoyed her books

Posted on 9 Mar 2010 13:57:41 GMT
Nick Brett says:
Joe Abercrombie, David Gemmell and Scott Lynch.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2010 17:49:59 GMT
E. Cork says:
Ronan the Barbarian

Ronan the Barbarian by James Bibby is excellent. Not only is the storytelling very good, it's also hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing. More serious fantasy authors that are good are Mercedes Lackey (She does one series that is a twist on ancient Egypt - with dragons) and Maggie Furey. A weird but wonderful one is the 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley. Although technically writers for young adults, Garth Nix and Eoin Colfer are well worth a read. I was lucky enough to stumble across a series by James Barclay too. Stephen Donaldson's 'Mordant's Need' is a good two books.

Posted on 9 Mar 2010 18:17:32 GMT
M. Jolliff says:
Michael Scott Rohan
Katherine Kurtz
Orson Scott Card
Piers Anthony
Robert Asprin
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