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Offline Ashes

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 06:09:29 PM »
Oh, oh this will be fun!

1st) Drenai - David Gemmell
2nd) The First Law - Joe Abercrombie
3rd) Harry Potter - J.K Rowling (for the child in me,)
4th) Demon Cycle - Peter V. Brett
5th) Night Angel - Brent Weeks
6th) Rigante - David Gemmell
7th) Lord of the Rings - J.R.R Tolkien
8th) Belgariad/Mallorean - David Eddings
9th) Discworld - Terry Pratchett
10th) The Kings Blades - Dave Duncan

And these are the ones that I have only read the first novel in the seires. But look promising.
The Gentleman's Bastards - Scott Lynch
Wild Hunt - Elspeth Cooper
A Tale of the Kin - Douglas Hulick
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
“Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the persuit of evil.” David Gemmell

Offline nani

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2012, 07:31:53 PM »
In no particular order

Night Angel
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Mistborn
Night Angel
Thraxas Series (Dont know but liked it more than Dresden)
Earthsea except the last one.

Leaving out Kingkiller coz have series doubts on how he will finish all of it in a single book.

Offline Stanisk

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2012, 05:29:16 PM »
I think I'll mention a couple that other's haven't so far.

Melanie Rawn, Sunrunner Series.
Katherine Kurtz, Deryni Novels
Elizabeth Moon, Deeds of Paksenarion

I know it's already mentioned but also

Anne McCaffrey, Dragoriders of Pern
(Not strictly speaking fantasy, but the early books read as Man v. Nature fantasy)

Ursula K LeGuin, Earthsea Quartet.


Partly because they are lovely novels, also because they are some of the first books a bored kid got when given a library card ..

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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2012, 12:25:41 PM »
WOT
ASOIAF
Dresden Files
Necroscope
Coldfire Trilogy
Night Angel
Mistborn
Kingkiller Chronicles

Offline Chocobaba

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2012, 11:01:46 AM »
Top 5, meaning 1 = my favourite.

1. Malazan. Wins by a mile really. Best series ever.
2. Wheel of Time.
3/4 Mistborn and Night Angel. I can not decide which I prefer.
5. Song of Ice and Fire. It might be that I only put this on 5 because it's been so long since I've read it, and I've forgotten much of its epicness. But hey, in my top 5 still, so it's all good.


Offline Bane of Kings

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2012, 10:27:21 AM »
Apart from A Song of Ice and Fire being at the top of the list, there's no random order really. They're all so awesome.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
Ulrika the Vampire Trilogy by Nathan Long
Gotrek and Felix Series by William King and Nathan Long
The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Offline Annomander Matt

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2014, 05:24:24 AM »
Gonna resuscitate this thread since I've been thinking about my favorite series lately. Only including completed series which will negate two of my faves (asoif and demon cycle):
1. Malazan - can't wait to re-read it, best and most epic series out there. Only one that compares is WOT in scope that I've read (in terms of total pages written)
2. Mistborn - really loved the characters and magic. Plus I'm a big fan of learning more about Sanderson's Cosmere
3. Acacia - I find this series undervalued. Only about 1800 pages and worth the read
4. Long Price Quartet - unlike any series I've read thus far. First book starts off slow but if you can stick with it the payoff is a unique and satisfying one
5. WOT - gets a lot of flack, but I enjoyed it. The characters could get annoying and Jordan had a lot of filler, but regardless I enjoyed most if the journey (COT notwithstanding)
6. Great Book of Amber/ Chronicles of Amber - this series surprised me more than any other. I'm admittedly prejudiced against any pre-1990 series having not really enjoyed LOTR or Narnia when younger...Plus I've never been a fan if first person...but I really enjoyed Corwin and Merlin.

Offline Timstar

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2014, 08:48:49 AM »
A Song of Ice and Fire
LotR
Mistborn
Gentlemen Bastards

with many more still to try :)

Offline AzWingsFan

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2014, 08:54:15 AM »
In no particular order

Wheel of Time
LOTR
Belgariad
The Stormlight Archive
Not a series per say...Joe Abercrombies world
and most recently The Black Magician Trilogy
Fan of Classic/Epic Fantasy and Grimdark

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Offline Jen

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2014, 01:15:14 PM »
Amanda Downum's Necromancer Chronicles
Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Juliet McKenna's Tales of Einarinn & Aldebreshin Compass
Mike Wild's Kali Hooper books from the Twilight of Kerberos shared world thingy
Anne Lyle's Night's Masque books (though technically I'm only halfway through the second one, but I loved the first one!)
Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards
Kate Elliott's Crossroads series
Aliette de Bodard's  Aztec mystery thingies
NK Jemisin's Dreamblood series
Kameron Hurley's God's War trilogy

Offline shadowsherald

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2014, 02:21:07 PM »
Off the top of my head (and in no particular order):

1) Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson
2) A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin
3) The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson)
4) The Twilight Reign, by Tom Lloyd
5) The Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon
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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2014, 06:06:16 PM »
This is in no particular order..

The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Mistborn By Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
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Offline RaggaDruid

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2014, 10:16:08 PM »
Prince of Nothing - R. Scott Bakker
A Song of Ice And Fire - George R. R. Martin
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
The First Law - Joe Abercrombie
Sorry for the bad english, not my first language...

Offline cupiscent

Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2014, 05:33:50 AM »
In no particular order:

* KJ Parker's Scavenger trilogy (overall Engineers is probably better, but Shadow is such a zinger)
* NK Jemisin's Dreamblood duology (just so different and beautifully written)
* Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series (more fun than kids our age should be having)
* Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle (I'm calling it fantasy, I don't care)
* Amanda Downum's Necromancer Chronicles (for great characters and great diversity)
* Daniel Abraham's The Dagger and the Coin (I am regularly outraged by how good this series is - and his Long Price Quartet was amazing as well)

Series I am watching with tremendous anticipation
* Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence
* Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy
(Abraham should probably be under here, but the first three books were SO GOOD that he snuck up a category)

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Re: Favorite Fantasy Series
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2014, 05:16:06 PM »
Chronicles of the Black Company
Wheel of Time
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever