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Offline Lyz

Favorite Fantasy Series
« on: July 19, 2011, 04:11:31 PM »
I'm the vein of another thread floating around today, I'm wondering what your favorite fantasy series are? (No need to put a number on how many you enjoy; just go for it!)

My favorites:
(To everyone's dismay) Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
(Probably, again, to everyone's dismay) Black Jewels by Anne Bishop
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker by Karen Miller
Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 05:54:19 PM »
Five off the top of my head...

The Engineer Trilogy (KJ Parker)
Bas-Lag Trilogy (China Miéville)
Fell (Warren Ellis)
Belgariad (David Eddings)
Bartimaeus (Jonathan Stroud)

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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 06:16:00 PM »
In no particular order:-

Shadows of the Apt (Adrian Tchaikovsky)
Legends of the Red Sun (Mark Charan Newton)
The Iron Elves (Chris Evans)
Night Angel (Brent Weeks)
LotR (Tolkien)
Malazan Book of the Fallen (Steven Erikson)
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 07:32:55 PM »
This is easier than individual books I would say.
No particular order again but . . .
A Song of Ice and Fire
Discworld
The Sandman
Realm of the Elderlings   
And whatever Abercrombie calls his series
Oh and The Wheel of Time.
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 10:01:56 PM »
My top 5 favourite books/series, in general are:

1] The Black Magician Trilliogy By Trudi Canavan.
2] The Kingkiller Chronicles By Patric Rothfuss.
3] The Chronicles of the Necromancer/The Fallen Kings Cycle [Same series, differen't 'seasons' as it were.] By Gail. Z. Martin.
* 4] This one isn't a fantasy novel, though it isn't really mainstream either: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.
5] The Stormlight Archive By Brandon Sanderson. [Manage to change my top five for the first time in a while.]

Two which have previously been in my top five:

The Inheritance Cycle By Christopher Paolini. <----- The last one is finally being released. I remember being quite young when I read the first one. Lol.
The Jaz Parks Series By Jenifer Rardin. R.I.P.

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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 12:53:05 AM »
Once again, pornokitsch and I reveal that we are, in fact, twins separated at birth...

KJ Parker's Engineer's War trilogy
China Mieville's Bas-Lag books
Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
The Earthsea books
David Eddings' Belgariad and Mallorean.

(and in the 'sci fi is fantasy' camp)
Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs novels
Peter Hamilton's Night's Dawn trilogy
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 03:51:25 AM »
1. Malazan Book of the Fallen
2. Song of Ice and Fire
3. First Law
4. Night Angel
5. Prince of Nothing
6. Wheel of Time
7. Rigante series by Gemmell
8. Chronicles of Raven
9. Black Company
10. Gentlemen Bastard
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 10:43:31 AM »
Malazan Book of the Fallen - Erikson & Esslemont
Discworld - Sir Pratchett
The Twilight Reign - Tom Lloyd - brilliant
Wheel of Time - Jordan
Dune - Herbert Snr, not Jr.
First Law - Abercrombie
Shadows of the Apt - Tchaikovsky - seriously good
Long price Quartet - Abraham
Gentlemen Bastards - Lynch

The Troy books by Gemmel was pretty ok as well, but not favourites.

And, in my younger days. I've outgrown them, but they deserve at least a mention

Raymond E Feist with his never ending story
David Eddings - Basically same never ending story.
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 11:09:44 AM »
1. Night Angel Trilogy
2. Demon Cycle
3. Song of Ice and Fire
4. Mistborn
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 01:42:06 PM »
A song of ice and fire
Malazan book of the fallen (still reading the series but its up there)
Stormlight archive (yes i know it only has one book so far but it is fantastic and is going to be epic)
Empire Trilogy (Feist and Wurts)
Belgariad (purely for nostalgia as it was one of the first fantasy series i read)
Dresden Files (I'm still new to it but the series is becoming a favourite of mine)
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 01:46:14 PM »
My rule was that there had to be at least three books so far in the series, so no Demon Cycle, Stormlight or Kingkiller for me.
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 05:29:55 PM »
My rule was that there had to be at least three books so far in the series, so no Demon Cycle, Stormlight or Kingkiller for me.

I suppose that's fair, although Brett and Rothfuss are working on their third novels (that's correct, right? I'm not just hearing things?).

One more I forgot to mention: The Myst series of books is also one of my favorites. :)
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 12:09:48 PM »
Right now? Hm. I'm afraid one only has two books, but I still have to list it.

1. The Imager Portfolio - L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
2. Black Blade/Sarah Beauhall - J.A. Pitts
3. Princess Series - Jim C. Hines
4. The Dark Tower & related books such as The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King

Offline Overlord

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 12:47:47 PM »
My rule was that there had to be at least three books so far in the series, so no Demon Cycle, Stormlight or Kingkiller for me.

I suppose that's fair, although Brett and Rothfuss are working on their third novels (that's correct, right? I'm not just hearing things?).

One more I forgot to mention: The Myst series of books is also one of my favorites. :)

Brett has released 4 books in that series (2 full length, 2 novellas) and Rothfuss two books... in all there are more words in the two main books by Brett and Rothfuss than in most series' have in four books :P
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 12:49:28 PM »
My rule was that there had to be at least three books so far in the series, so no Demon Cycle, Stormlight or Kingkiller for me.

I suppose that's fair, although Brett and Rothfuss are working on their third novels (that's correct, right? I'm not just hearing things?).

One more I forgot to mention: The Myst series of books is also one of my favorites. :)

Brett has released 4 books in that series (2 full length, 2 novellas) and Rothfuss two books... in all there are more words in the two main books by Brett and Rothfuss than in most series' have in four books :P

More is not always better. Rothfuss's story went nowhere, and novellas aren't part of the series as such are they?
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