October 27, 2020, 09:30:52 PM

Author Topic: Looking for classic fantasy adventure with trolls, giants, witches, magic items!  (Read 970 times)

Offline hunter1979

I'm really only familiar with The Once and Future King, but I was also going to suggest that, I thought you may have already read it. It's largely a retelling of the Arthur story, but its done in quite an accessible way. It formed the basis for Disney's The Sword in the Stone, although I thought they did a really bad job with it.
The modern intrudes on it often, but Harry Potter also has many of the elements you want and the feel that I think you're looking for.

Thanks. Does OaFK feature a decent amount of fantasy creatures like I mentioned?
Not really. There's plenty of magic, but as I said it's a retelling of the Arthurian legend, which wasn't big on the magical creatures. Miles Cameron's Traitor Son cycle has all of that in a medieval setting, but they're quire detail heavy.
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Don't mind the detail, but are these pretty heavy with war/military?

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I'm really only familiar with The Once and Future King, but I was also going to suggest that, I thought you may have already read it. It's largely a retelling of the Arthur story, but its done in quite an accessible way. It formed the basis for Disney's The Sword in the Stone, although I thought they did a really bad job with it.
The modern intrudes on it often, but Harry Potter also has many of the elements you want and the feel that I think you're looking for.

Thanks. Does OaFK feature a decent amount of fantasy creatures like I mentioned?
Not really. There's plenty of magic, but as I said it's a retelling of the Arthurian legend, which wasn't big on the magical creatures. Miles Cameron's Traitor Son cycle has all of that in a medieval setting, but they're quire detail heavy.

Don't mind the detail, but are these pretty heavy with war/military?
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Traitor Son is very heavy on the details of military campaigning. The author is a re-enactor, so every piece of armour and every weapon is historically accurate and described in detail. All the logistics of battles and armies also play a large role.

I enjoyed the first few, and it absolutely has lots of classic fantasy elements, but it took a few turns I didn't enjoytowards the end.
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I'm really only familiar with The Once and Future King, but I was also going to suggest that, I thought you may have already read it. It's largely a retelling of the Arthur story, but its done in quite an accessible way. It formed the basis for Disney's The Sword in the Stone, although I thought they did a really bad job with it.
The modern intrudes on it often, but Harry Potter also has many of the elements you want and the feel that I think you're looking for.

Thanks. Does OaFK feature a decent amount of fantasy creatures like I mentioned?
Not really. There's plenty of magic, but as I said it's a retelling of the Arthurian legend, which wasn't big on the magical creatures. Miles Cameron's Traitor Son cycle has all of that in a medieval setting, but they're quire detail heavy.

Don't mind the detail, but are these pretty heavy with war/military?

Traitor Son is very heavy on the details of military campaigning. The author is a re-enactor, so every piece of armour and every weapon is historically accurate and described in detail. All the logistics of battles and armies also play a large role.

I enjoyed the first few, and it absolutely has lots of classic fantasy elements, but it took a few turns I didn't enjoytowards the end.
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Me too. I guess the military campaigning was all part of the detail I mentioned. I enjoyed it overall, but wouldn't rush to read anything else by the same author.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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I only enjoyed the first two 'Traitor Son' books, and even then, I feel they had a lot that could be cut out. I really struggled with the last two. It would have been better as a trilogy and each book could probably be slimmed down to half its size.