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Which of the following is the best

The Inheritance Cycle
Harry Potter
The Chronicles of Narnia
Lord Of The Rings
Dragonlance

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Offline Phoenix

Best Series?
« on: February 10, 2016, 03:06:57 PM »
Whats the best series?
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 03:08:52 PM »
I've only read two of those - Harry Potter and LotR. They're pretty impossible to compare really, used to love both of them years ago but have found a load of stuff since that I enjoy a lot more. Both of them have a huge influence on fantasy though, obviously.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 03:20:05 PM »
I've also only read 3 of those - can't be compared.

You could use with checking our 'best series battle', lots of options there, and which ones people liked best.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 03:31:24 PM »
Everyone at the forum knows I'm completely in the bag for Tolkien and LOTR. I've read Narnia, HP and LOTR but not the other two. Still, my vote is LOTR!

Edit:
Inheritance Cycle is Paolini?
If so, have read several of the books.
Still voting LOTR.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 03:45:35 PM »
Everyone at the forum knows I'm completely in the bag for Tolkien and LOTR. I've read Narnia, HP and LOTR but not the other two. Still, my vote is LOTR!

Edit:
Inheritance Cycle is Paolini?
If so, have read several of the books.
Still voting LOTR.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 03:50:40 PM »
You mean person you! You made me choose between Lord of the Rings and Narnia!!!  :P :P :P :P :P ;D

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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 05:15:52 PM »
Everyone at the forum knows I'm completely in the bag for Tolkien and LOTR. I've read Narnia, HP and LOTR but not the other two. Still, my vote is LOTR!

Edit:
Inheritance Cycle is Paolini?
If so, have read several of the books.
Still voting LOTR.
This is the most shocking thing I've read in the last 20 seconds.

I know, it is shocking that I've read at least two - maybe three - of the Inheritance Cycle.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 05:23:10 PM »
I read all 5. Lord of the Rings is clearly the best as a piece of literature, but I would vary what I voted for based on who I was voting for. All have their appeal based on the reader.
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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2016, 01:56:06 AM »
Read all five more than once, they were all great to an extent. Most of them (especially dragonlance which is one of my favorite) have some serious flaws as well.

I cant say anything bad about lord of the rings except page long descriptions of scenery, and I just couldn't get as interested in it as the others. This I think is because of watching the movie before reading the book, which I generally make a poicy of never doing because it ruins expectations.

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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 04:04:14 AM »
Harry Potter. Easy choice.

I haven't read the Inheritance Cycle, but I've read at least one book in all the others. Dragonlance can be fun if you're in the right mood, but it's not the greatest writing or the most original stuff out there. What I've read of Narnia has left me unimpressed. I feel like the omniscient narrator is talking down to me. Lord of the Rings is a good story, but I find the writing tedious to get through.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 04:48:29 AM »
Narnia seems to be geared more towards children than anyone else, which may be why the writing seems to be a bit simple

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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 08:52:02 AM »
I haven't read Dragonlance although if it as good as Weis's and Hickman's Death Gate Cycle series then it is worth a vote... I have read Lord of the Rings, Narnia and to my shame The Inheritance Cycle...  Don't know why I read all the books, possible laps in judgment!

If we are just going on how well the series is written then LOTR wins hands down.

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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 04:23:36 PM »
Wow - what a very unusual group of series to compare from children to YA to adult series to rpg.  For me at least in terms of writing it has to be LOTR, but in terms of overall enjoyment I'd pick Dragonlance.

If I had to pick the best series in recent years then it would be Harry Potter - there is no denying the impact this series of book has had on children and in fantasy in general.  Has there ever been a series ever where you had kids lining up and waiting impatiently for the next installment - just getting kids to enjoy reading again - makes this probably the greatest series in recent years. 



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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 05:51:16 PM »
I'm the bag for Dragonlance. LotR and Narnia are better, but if I'm being shipped off to a desert island and I only get one of those five fantasy series that I have to reread over and over again (and possibly build my house out of), I'm going Dragonlance Chronicles.

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Re: Best Series?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 08:32:36 PM »
None of those in my opinion.

Can't decide what the best is, tho. Maybe one of the Discworld series....
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