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Title: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
Post by: Lionwalker on May 18, 2012, 02:57:58 PM
I just posted a thread on a book it took me ages to remember the title and author of.

It gave me the idea of having a thread where we can ask each other the names of books we have read and perhaps forgotten. Post descriptions of the book and hopefully someone will be able to help you out.
Kind of like a wanted poster or lost dog poster :)

I have one book I remember reading years and years ago, I think I took it out of my local library:

DESCRIPTION: I think the title had something to do with 'the last scion' or something, I've googled it but no luck. It was about a boy who lives on an island and it is ruled by some sort of oppressive regime (I think), but anyway every twenty years someone is chosen to attempt to overthrow the ruler, but always fails, and it has become some sort of joke or there is an expectation of failure. Anyway, he ends up succeeding (I remember he had to climb up the inside of a mountain or cliff or something). It is part of a trilogy or quartet. The later books get quite weird and I think one of them is mostly spent on a makeshift raft floating about the ocean.
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Post by: missoularedhead on May 23, 2012, 02:20:11 AM
There are elements of this that sound a lot like the Earthsea trilogy, but not enough for me to say I'm certain.
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Post by: Ken on May 23, 2012, 05:17:12 AM
This is a great idea. I got one that's been bugging me for a while too.

I borrowed this book from the library in the late nineties and I remember the book looked quite new. So I guess it must have been published in the mid to late nineties. I don't remember much of it except this was the first book in a series.

Description:
This is a fantasy book targeted to younger readers, probably a YA by modern standard. Story is about a girl's journey to do something and she has a talking crow with her. I think she has to gather some stones of power along the way.
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Post by: Lionwalker on May 23, 2012, 07:59:23 AM
Hey guys,
Thanks for posting on this thread. Let's hope some more people pop by so we can find those books  :)
@missoularedhead Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm almost 100% sure it's not Earthsea, I remember that clearly and although there are some similarities, I'm pretty sure it has the word 'scion' in in it :)

@ken The crow part rings quite a bell, I shall have to have a think about it. Do you remember a sister, a railway, or a lighthouse? Those images just kind of associated for me....might not be anything though!
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Post by: Bahl on May 23, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
This is going to be an awesomely random thread.
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Post by: Nestat on May 23, 2012, 10:28:09 AM
Description:
This is a fantasy book targeted to younger readers, probably a YA by modern standard. Story is about a girl's journey to do something and she has a talking crow with her. I think she has to gather some stones of power along the way.

There was one called Gublak's Greed. In that, the girl is a runaway princess who has a stone of power. Some children from our world have to go and rescue her because a goblin wants the stone for himself. The crow "helping" the princess is a spy for the goblin.
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Post by: Autumn2May on May 23, 2012, 12:46:33 PM
Brilliant idea guys! Stickied. ;D
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Post by: missoularedhead on May 23, 2012, 04:22:22 PM
Okay, I've got one...I guess it would be termed an 'urban fantasy', but it's about a guy who dies, and then comes back to life with Christ-like powers (Messiah might be in the title...but it's NOT Stephen King's Dead Zone, I know that). he's young, and kind of a loser, and people start making demands on him to heal them, etc. I used to think it was by Preston Child or Lincoln Douglas...but it's not. All I can remember is that in the opener, he's sitting on the fire escape and lightning strikes, nearly killing him (or killing him, not clear on that point).

And in the end, he kills himself, or something, because it's just too much.

Sorry, totally random, but.
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Post by: Elfy on May 24, 2012, 12:35:05 AM
Terry Brooks Shannara series had at least one Scion in the title (haven't read it, I gave up on Shannara after Wishsong), but the storyline doesn't sound Brooksish.
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Post by: AlexFF on May 29, 2012, 04:57:27 AM
When I am at a loss for a book title but I more or less know the year, I always go to http://www.scifan.com/ (http://www.scifan.com/) which has a HUGE database of books.

For example a few months ago I was trying to remember the Tredana trilogy by Joyce Ballou Gregorian. I remembered what the covers looked like and that the author had a triple name. With a little patience I found it.
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Post by: AnneLyle on May 29, 2012, 05:20:09 AM
Aw, that takes away the fun! :)

Good to see you've found your way here, Alex (assuming you're the Alex I know well from FM. And if not, welcome anyway!).
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Post by: AlexFF on May 29, 2012, 08:10:30 AM
It's an icredibly addictive site, so using foggy memories first might be the safer option, because it's far too easy to lose hours surfing around it.

And yes, I'm you FM Alex, which reminds me. I must update my profile.
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Post by: AnneLyle on May 29, 2012, 11:09:41 AM
The initials were a bit of a giveaway :)

/derail
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Post by: Lionwalker on May 30, 2012, 09:45:04 AM
Aw, that takes away the fun! :)

Good to see you've found your way here, Alex (assuming you're the Alex I know well from FM. And if not, welcome anyway!).

Seconded :)

BTW, what's the full name of this forum 'FM'? Sometimes I'm incredibly slow when it comes to working out acronyms :)
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Post by: AlexFF on May 30, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
It's Forward Motion Writers, which is a site specifically for writers.
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Post by: Dan D Jones on June 11, 2012, 09:44:33 PM
Description:
This is a fantasy book targeted to younger readers, probably a YA by modern standard. Story is about a girl's journey to do something and she has a talking crow with her. I think she has to gather some stones of power along the way.

Sound's like Mary Brown's The Unlikely Ones.
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Post by: Ken on June 12, 2012, 04:16:27 AM
There was one called Gublak's Greed. In that, the girl is a runaway princess who has a stone of power. Some children from our world have to go and rescue her because a goblin wants the stone for himself. The crow "helping" the princess is a spy for the goblin.
Thanks. I've read the synopsis and I don't think that was it.

Sound's like Mary Brown's The Unlikely Ones.
The cover doesn't ring a bell but the story sounds familiar. I'm going to track down a copy and see if that's it. Thanks.
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Post by: Seven on June 20, 2012, 01:42:14 PM
Hey, so this has been bugging me for over a year now. I long ago read in the library a book of short stories. I believe there was one anthology of fantasy short stories and one of scifi, with the same sort of cover and such.

The short story I'm trying to remember was about a young boy who wasn't aware he was a clone, and plays what seems to be some kind of futuristic sport sim game all day long. He wakes up one day with a leg missing, and learns that he was a clone of some rich guy's son, who had an accident playing some kind of sport and lost a leg, and it's revealed the clone is a Never Let Me Go style insurance policy for such an event.

It was a short story, at least 10 years old I think, and I've never been able to find it again. When I first heard of Never Let Me Go, I thought, that reminds me of a short story I read years ago, and it's been bothering me ever since.
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Post by: Senescence on October 18, 2012, 08:48:19 PM
There is one story that's been bothering me for a few years now. I read it back in middle school, and I can't remember a whole lot of it but the main characters were a boy and a girl. I don't exactly remember their details.

I believe this took place on a jungle island of some sorts, at some point in the story they were stranded in the wilderness.

There was also a large mansion-like building, owned by a character named Wolfe.

I want to say the title of the book was Raptor, but I don't think that was it as I haven't been able to find anything on it.

If I can remember anything else, I'll be sure to edit this.
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Post by: JoWarne on January 21, 2013, 07:15:54 AM
I was travelling in the UK in October 2012 and was reading a few fashion magazines whilst waiting at airport - and I read a book review that went something like this: a young girl (5yo) lives with her father who knows the Occult and teaches her things. The father is murdered and the girl is raised by acquaintances or family of the murdered and a high ranking woman in that family takes a particular interest in the young girl and her knowledge of the occult and uses the young girl's knowledge for her own power. The review ended with 'fans of Phillipa Gregory will enjoy this book'. Now I must have known the author because I remember thinking 'oh, i will look for that'. Does this summary / plot ring a bell? It was in either Marie Claire UK or In Style or Red - I have emailed and tweeted these magazines and looked online but no luck. Please if someone can help that would be great! I did think the title contained 'daughter or daughters' but I have had no luck searching.
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Post by: dontfeedtheron on February 20, 2013, 02:22:09 PM
I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read when I was a kid which was fantastic, but it's driving me nuts. I think it was set in post-reformation england, I'm sure it was an alternate history fantasy and the main character was a priest who made deals with various devils to increase his powers of sorcery and increase his standing in the church. I think the faerie were involved too. It was quite dark. Can anyone tell me what the name of this book might be?
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Post by: graveyardhag on March 28, 2013, 09:16:49 AM
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?
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Post by: Idlewilder on March 28, 2013, 09:25:29 AM
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.
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Post by: graveyardhag on March 28, 2013, 11:45:35 PM
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.

Thank you! That's the one! Wikipedia tells me the movie precedes any book adaptions. Now, I just need to try and find it...
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Post by: Idlewilder on March 29, 2013, 08:17:56 AM
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.

Thank you! That's the one! Wikipedia tells me the movie precedes any book adaptions. Now, I just need to try and find it...

I used to love that film - saw it in the cinema when I was about 7. It's actually quite dark for a kids film.
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Post by: graveyardhag on March 29, 2013, 12:28:35 PM
Well I found it on Amazon, but i'm hoping to find it through an Australian seller. I might even see if my bookstore can order it. I took a picture though and sent it to my mum so she could have a look and try to find it.

I think I was around 10ish when I read it, my boy is nearly 5. I always just skip disturbing or too mature stuff or change it when I read to him
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Post by: Idlewilder on March 29, 2013, 12:43:09 PM
Well I found it on Amazon, but i'm hoping to find it through an Australian seller. I might even see if my bookstore can order it. I took a picture though and sent it to my mum so she could have a look and try to find it.

I think I was around 10ish when I read it, my boy is nearly 5. I always just skip disturbing or too mature stuff or change it when I read to him

Well when he's a little older, try and get the movie for him - it really is great. Brilliant message about the importance of books and it's just really fun.
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Post by: Nicole Luiken on April 07, 2013, 09:14:07 PM
I have one book I remember reading years and years ago, I think I took it out of my local library:

DESCRIPTION: I think the title had something to do with 'the last scion' or something, I've googled it but no luck. It was about a boy who lives on an island and it is ruled by some sort of oppressive regime (I think), but anyway every twenty years someone is chosen to attempt to overthrow the ruler, but always fails, and it has become some sort of joke or there is an expectation of failure. Anyway, he ends up succeeding (I remember he had to climb up the inside of a mountain or cliff or something). It is part of a trilogy or quartet. The later books get quite weird and I think one of them is mostly spent on a makeshift raft floating about the ocean.
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--Could it be Lady in Gil by Rebecca Bradley?  Book two is titled Scion's Lady and book three is Lady Pain.  I definitely remember the part about climbing a cliff and all the other champions failing.
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Post by: JonRock411 on April 07, 2013, 11:57:07 PM
I have one book I remember reading years and years ago, I think I took it out of my local library:

DESCRIPTION: I think the title had something to do with 'the last scion' or something, I've googled it but no luck. It was about a boy who lives on an island and it is ruled by some sort of oppressive regime (I think), but anyway every twenty years someone is chosen to attempt to overthrow the ruler, but always fails, and it has become some sort of joke or there is an expectation of failure. Anyway, he ends up succeeding (I remember he had to climb up the inside of a mountain or cliff or something). It is part of a trilogy or quartet. The later books get quite weird and I think one of them is mostly spent on a makeshift raft floating about the ocean.
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--Could it be Lady in Gil by Rebecca Bradley?  Book two is titled Scion's Lady and book three is Lady Pain.  I definitely remember the part about climbing a cliff and all the other champions failing.
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"In the seventy years since the barbarous occupation of the kingdom of Gil, its exiled Scions have tried time and again to recover the legendary Lady in Gil -- a statue whose powers will overthrow their usurpers. But none has succeeded. Now, Gil's destiny lies in the hands of an unlikely hero...Through a twist of fate, scholarly young Tigrallef has found himself next in line to seek the Lady in Gil. "

It certainly seems like you have the right one
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Post by: magisensei on April 08, 2013, 03:40:11 AM
Hi everyone

I am searching for a science fiction trilogy that came out about 10 years ago I think.  The story involves a woman who becomes a spy/agent of sorts when her family gets killed in a terrorist attack and she wants revenge.  Going undercover she finds the terrorist only to discover that one of the terrorist is a look-a-like to her husband that has recently died - so a mystery of sorts builds around this.  There are two authors for this science fiction trilogy.  Thanks in advance. 
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Post by: EricaDakin on April 16, 2013, 08:47:28 PM
There is a short story by Jack Vance which I absolutely loved, but can't for the life of me remember the name of. It's about a man whose mind is transferred into the body of an alien of a race that humans are at war with. The alien is insectoid, or at least chitinous, and while undercover he rescues a human woman. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
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Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 21, 2013, 03:09:58 AM
Okay, YA readers. I have a book I read a while back that I can't for the life of me remember the name or author. ;)

It was about a guy who, at a temple, gets blinded by a vision. He is helped awake by an old guy. (in a wheelchair, I think. But this was Middle Ages Time, I think) Somehow, he had to go to a city where the people throw prisoners or other such people down from a tower to the bottom at sundown to make a sacrifice for the sun, so it would rise the next day.

The second perspective was by a girl who could see the auras of people, and I remember she got kidnapped in the city by an oil merchant and was almost sacrificed. The name of the book is I think the religion or god. It's YA and I think, or at least felt, that it had a sequel.

Thanks for the help!
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Post by: evolkening on July 27, 2013, 03:38:52 AM
OK.  Back in the late 80s/early 90s I read a great book with the following plot line: 

Race of short people (not exactly hobbits, more like short elves or something) were living in peace in their little village.  Their village was surrounded by a wall made of thorns.  One night a bunch of evil wolves attack the village, the little folks man the walls and fight off the wolves.  The main character is a really good archer.  One thing leads to another and the main character and his friends in up in a castle,  because evil is sweeping over the land and that is where the forces of good make their stand.  Anyway the castle is overrun, the main character and some sort of human princess type and maybe a few others escape. The next  book seems like it covers the escapees adventures.  Ring any bells?

It was on the shelves of book stores (remember those???) around the same time that the dragonlance books were coming out.  I started the 1st book and never got a chance to read the other 2 in the trilogy, but I always wanted to.   Thanks in advance for your help.
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Post by: j2starshine on July 30, 2013, 08:09:38 PM
This is an awesome idea! I've been meaning to ask you all about a couple of stories I read when I was in MG and there's only fragments of the story left.

but first:
I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read when I was a kid which was fantastic, but it's driving me nuts. I think it was set in post-reformation england, I'm sure it was an alternate history fantasy and the main character was a priest who made deals with various devils to increase his powers of sorcery and increase his standing in the church. I think the faerie were involved too. It was quite dark. Can anyone tell me what the name of this book might be?

Could that be G.P. Taylor's Shadowmancer?

The two story fragments:

first book was about a woman who is severely burned in a forest fire, but then wakes up in special operating room, under water. They had operated on her body to make her able to breath underwater without her consent. She had gill slits in her neck and her hands had fingers that were like long tentacles with sharp claws/talons/nails on the ends and was able to manipulate them to slide them under a windowsill. or something. They secretly operated on her because they needed someone, maybe a spy, or something in this other world involving water or something. Hazy details there.

This next one is even worse. All I remember is a band of misfit type characters that involved a gay unicorn. I can't remember anything else about it, except it was kind of a comedy/dry humor or something. But I was YOUNG. ha!

Does anyone know anything about these?

Thanks!
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Post by: AddisonCrow on August 07, 2013, 06:34:45 PM
This next one is even worse. All I remember is a band of misfit type characters that involved a gay unicorn. I can't remember anything else about it, except it was kind of a comedy/dry humor or something. But I was YOUNG. ha!

Does anyone know anything about these?

Thanks!

Could it be one of the Ballad of Wuntvor trilogy by Craig Shaw Gardner? There's a hapless apprentice trying to save his master from a curse and he has a ragtag band of misfits including a tapdancing dragon, a ferret, a Brownie obsessed with shoes, and a demon who is allergic to rhyming. And another demon who sells used weaponry. The unicorn isn't necessarily gay but is very determined to put his head in Wuntvor's lap because he's a virgin.

Turns up in A Difficulty with Dwarves, An Excess of Enchantments, and A Disagreement with Death. They're humour/farce fantasy, like a slapstick Pratchett, with covers similar to the Kirby illustrations on the Discworld paperbacks.

Only books I can think of with an even remotely sexual unicorn, regardless of orientation.

You're on your own with the other one!
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Post by: Sindran on August 07, 2013, 11:06:02 PM
Hey there, just posted in the intro thread...Anyway XD

So I've been looking for a book I saw on the internet about half a year ago. I can't remember whether it was under sci-fi or fantasy. The story was something like a boy or young man was cast out into the wastelands or some desolated place amongst monsters. It turns out the monsters aren't really that bad and they befriend him or something.

I clearly remember what the cover looked like. It featured the guy backing away from two monsters. The one in the foreground had four long legs, a cat like face, and was grabbing the guy's legs as if inspecting him. The other monster was standing above them both. I can't remember whether it was looking at the guy or somewhere else.

The four legged monster on the cover had a body like a maned wolf, which is what I remembered the best. Its basically in the exact same pose as the picture, only facing right, not left.

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s653/XenRane/maned-wolf-chrysocyon-brachyurus_zpsd011ff50.jpg

I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could find this book. I'm going crazy trying to find it.
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Post by: Poppa Fred on August 08, 2013, 08:13:41 PM
There is one story that's been bothering me for a few years now. I read it back in middle school, and I can't remember a whole lot of it but the main characters were a boy and a girl. I don't exactly remember their details.

I believe this took place on a jungle island of some sorts, at some point in the story they were stranded in the wilderness.

There was also a large mansion-like building, owned by a character named Wolfe.

I want to say the title of the book was Raptor, but I don't think that was it as I haven't been able to find anything on it.

If I can remember anything else, I'll be sure to edit this.


Even if this post is almost a year old...
I think the book you're looking for is Cryptid Hunters by Roland Smith.
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Post by: AzWingsFan on October 30, 2013, 06:53:46 PM
I had this book when I was near my teens. So it was over 15 yrs ago now. It was a
Great book and I seem to remember sequels were in the works. What I can remember

Focus on same old tree that seemed to be the center of power/magic
Quite an array of different creatures, many were on the cover.

Books been out at least 15 years.

Different cities vied for power and the tree had to be protected.



Any thoughts at all? If I see the cover I'll remember it.


Thanks
John
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Post by: Arakasi on November 12, 2013, 01:33:12 AM
This is a long shot since I have never actually read the book or remember the title, the author or the basic plot! Let me explain... about a few weeks ago I went into the local book store during my lunch hour and began to browse the shelves. I picked up this particular book and I read that the author loves making maps. To reinforce the point, the next few pages had some wonderfully detailed maps. But I only brought enough money with me for my lunch and didn't take my bank card. So I decided to leave it for another time. Well today I went into the store and the book had been sold.

Thanks for any help for those who can think of the writer of fantasy who likes cartography.
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Post by: Isaac on November 26, 2013, 10:41:07 AM
Hi, I'm pretty new to online forum stuff like this, but i was wondering if you could help me out. There's this series (a trilogy I think but I can't really remember) I read a while ago that I really liked but can't seem to remember. They're set in a world with a kind of weird form of magic in that most or all (I think all but I'm not sure) of it comes from summoning and controlling these otherworldly creatures (I think they're called genie) to do their bidding. The first book is about this kid (I think he's an orphan) who is being taught about how to summon and control the genie. He's frustrated though because he feels like he can do a lot more than he's being aloud to. so he summons this at least kind of high ranking guy (his name starts with a B I think) to go and steal something for him.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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Post by: ACSmyth on December 01, 2013, 09:52:46 PM
That one sounds like the Amulet of Samarkand, which is the first of the Bartimaeus trilogy.

http://www.bartimaeusbooks.com/amulet.html
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Post by: Isaac on December 01, 2013, 10:36:36 PM
Yes that's it! thank you so much. I've been looking for these for so long. I'm really glad I found this forum. big thanks again to both you and the creator of this thread. :)
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Post by: animal74 on December 04, 2013, 05:52:05 AM
Hey, so this has been bugging me for over a year now. I long ago read in the library a book of short stories. I believe there was one anthology of fantasy short stories and one of scifi, with the same sort of cover and such.

The short story I'm trying to remember was about a young boy who wasn't aware he was a clone, and plays what seems to be some kind of futuristic sport sim game all day long. He wakes up one day with a leg missing, and learns that he was a clone of some rich guy's son, who had an accident playing some kind of sport and lost a leg, and it's revealed the clone is a Never Let Me Go style insurance policy for such an event.

It was a short story, at least 10 years old I think, and I've never been able to find it again. When I first heard of Never Let Me Go, I thought, that reminds me of a short story I read years ago, and it's been bothering me ever since.

Sounds similar to the 2005 movie, The Island, but it apparently wasn't based on any stories although (according to Wikipedia) the plot is similar to Michael Marshall Smith's 1996 novel Spares and Philip K. Dick's 1964 novel, The Penultimate Truth.
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Post by: j2starshine on December 10, 2013, 03:22:57 PM
This next one is even worse. All I remember is a band of misfit type characters that involved a gay unicorn. I can't remember anything else about it, except it was kind of a comedy/dry humor or something. But I was YOUNG. ha!

Does anyone know anything about these?

Thanks!

Could it be one of the Ballad of Wuntvor trilogy by Craig Shaw Gardner? There's a hapless apprentice trying to save his master from a curse and he has a ragtag band of misfits including a tapdancing dragon, a ferret, a Brownie obsessed with shoes, and a demon who is allergic to rhyming. And another demon who sells used weaponry. The unicorn isn't necessarily gay but is very determined to put his head in Wuntvor's lap because he's a virgin.

Turns up in A Difficulty with Dwarves, An Excess of Enchantments, and A Disagreement with Death. They're humour/farce fantasy, like a slapstick Pratchett, with covers similar to the Kirby illustrations on the Discworld paperbacks.

Only books I can think of with an even remotely sexual unicorn, regardless of orientation.

You're on your own with the other one!

Thanks! It kind of sounds like what I've read. I'll have to do some more digging. There's no telling what I remembered from the actual books back in middle school. Thanks!
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Post by: AzWingsFan on December 21, 2013, 10:11:49 AM
Any ideas on my book ?
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Post by: Yuan François on December 22, 2013, 05:38:17 PM
There was a book I had as a child. It was published by scholastic. I remember there being an orphanage for supernatural children. The main character felt undesirable, because his only ability was to bring life to pictures. He could look at a picture and see what happened that day, at that place, with whom...

Anyone knows it?
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Post by: Yuan François on December 22, 2013, 06:14:36 PM
Oh, btw, there were marbles. Magic marbles. :O
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Post by: AzWingsFan on December 24, 2013, 06:34:37 AM
Is there a website where you can look through book covers? Categorized by year? I'd be able to find my long lost book if I could rummage through covers
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Post by: thiefofcamorr on December 29, 2013, 03:03:10 AM
Not really, because most books have different covers in different countries, and come out in different years in different countries, sometimes.

Goodreads is pretty good though, if you can find a listopia that may have it. https://www.goodreads.com/list
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Post by: lampbreaker on January 07, 2014, 11:42:35 PM
I had read this fantasy book some time ago that I had liked. But now I don't remember the character's names or anything else about it. What I do remember is that the lead character had a roommate who only speaks three words. But in the end it turns out that he is programmed to attack the hero whenever he speaks certain words or something.

Can someone remember this and suggest the name of the book/series?
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Post by: DBASKLS on January 08, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
Might be worth posting on the General "Fantsay book discussion" board as we have a thread dedicated to this sort of thing :)
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Post by: xiagan on January 08, 2014, 07:14:35 PM
I had read this fantasy book some time ago that I had liked. But now I don't remember the character's names or anything else about it. What I do remember is that the lead character had a roommate who only speaks three words. But in the end it turns out that he is programmed to attack the hero whenever he speaks certain words or something.

Can someone remember this and suggest the name of the book/series?

Sorry, no idea - but I just merged your topic into the one we already have. :)
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Post by: lampbreaker on January 23, 2014, 10:34:25 PM
I had read this fantasy book some time ago that I had liked. But now I don't remember the character's names or anything else about it. What I do remember is that the lead character had a roommate who only speaks three words. But in the end it turns out that he is programmed to attack the hero whenever he speaks certain words or something.

Can someone remember this and suggest the name of the book/series?

It is Spellwright by Blake Charlton.
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Post by: wildfrank on March 27, 2014, 09:14:29 PM
I've been trying to find a series I read a while back, The first volume starts with sorcerer waking in his tomb in the body of a female tomb robber, he stays in the female body for the rest of the series (I think there are at least six books) exploring many subjects, such as the dead city of sorcerers that the sorcerer came from many years ago, giants, the end of the world (possibly)
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Post by: b4u2bweird on June 30, 2014, 04:50:36 AM
There was a book I had as a child. It was published by scholastic. I remember there being an orphanage for supernatural children. The main character felt undesirable, because his only ability was to bring life to pictures. He could look at a picture and see what happened that day, at that place, with whom...

Anyone knows it?

Charlie Bone has that power too... >.<
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Post by: Lightningfall on July 15, 2014, 07:44:38 AM
OK.  Back in the late 80s/early 90s I read a great book with the following plot line: 

Race of short people (not exactly hobbits, more like short elves or something) were living in peace in their little village.  Their village was surrounded by a wall made of thorns.  One night a bunch of evil wolves attack the village, the little folks man the walls and fight off the wolves.  The main character is a really good archer.  One thing leads to another and the main character and his friends in up in a castle,  because evil is sweeping over the land and that is where the forces of good make their stand.  Anyway the castle is overrun, the main character and some sort of human princess type and maybe a few others escape. The next  book seems like it covers the escapees adventures.  Ring any bells?

It was on the shelves of book stores (remember those???) around the same time that the dragonlance books were coming out.  I started the 1st book and never got a chance to read the other 2 in the trilogy, but I always wanted to.   Thanks in advance for your help.

If I'm not mistaken, that sounds like the Iron Tower series by Dennis L. McKiernan: The Dark Tide, Shadows of Doom, and The Darkest Day.
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Post by: Charlemagne on July 15, 2014, 10:22:16 PM
There was a book I had as a child. It was published by scholastic. I remember there being an orphanage for supernatural children. The main character felt undesirable, because his only ability was to bring life to pictures. He could look at a picture and see what happened that day, at that place, with whom...

Anyone knows it?

Charlie Bone has that power too... >.<

I'm 99% sure that's because it is Charlie Bone... Those are the exact descriptions of his powers, and I do remember marbles being integral to the plot of either the second or the third book, though I can't remember which. If it's not Charlie Bone, than my life is a lie because one of my most beloved childhood stories was in fact a copy of some other book.

Hope this helps!
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Post by: TigerBright on July 17, 2014, 12:19:10 AM
OK so there was one book, possibly a point horror one? But there was a boy and a lot of background about how a little girl went missing years before...  Eventually he discovers that the girl was turned into a bird by a magician and he turns into a peregrine falcon to rescue her?


Another I don't remember much at all about but it was another kids book, and the main character was called Barnaby ? I think it was quite a mysterious book,  there might have been a ghost? Lots to go on there.  ;)

And there was an R L Stine one (I think) about some girls finding a book that told them all the stuff that was going to happen to them? They got it from a weird old shop (one of them got it as a birthday present for the other?) and when they went back there I think the people in the shop chased them, they escaped through a sewer?
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Post by: AzWingsFan on August 05, 2014, 06:21:03 AM
Fantasy setting. Book one of series. Different kingdoms. Many different creatures. Source of power was an ancient tree. Different kingdoms fought over the tree. Really want to find it.
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Post by: Richard Bendall on August 18, 2014, 02:56:45 PM
This thread reminded me of something that I wanted to share, apologies that it's slightly off topic.

I was at a friends house about 8 years ago and she had a book lying around on the sofa. I picked it up, read the blurb and it appealed to me. She'd only just started it but said I could borrow it after she'd finished. Before she could finish this book, we fell out and didn't speak for several years. I always wanted to give the book a go, but didn't know the title, author or even any details of the plot to ask anyone about it. However, I knew that if I ever saw it again, I'd know and always scoured second hand shops and fantasy sections in the hope I'd catch it with the same cover art.

And I did, last year. I found it in a second hand book shop and knew it on sight. Reading the blurb again triggered my memory and confirmed it.

For the record, it was The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan and it was worth the wait. The rest of the trilogy had it's weak points, but overall, it was a nice change from the fantasy I'd been reading.
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Post by: markaw00 on August 20, 2014, 02:03:21 AM
I've got a friend on Facebook looking for a book. Thought maybe he could find some help here. Here's his post . . .

Maybe someone here can help me out with this, it's bugging the crap outta me... years ago I read this novel about people who augmented their bodies to resemble animals (for example, one guy had his legs extended and sewn together so he could be like a snake). The book was written in present tense, like most comic books, which isn't something you normally see in novels. Anyway, it was a sort of noir-ish detective-y story, and I think the protagonist was a former pro wrestler. The opening scene involved half-gorilla men crashing through a window. For the life of me, I can not remember the name of this book or its author. I know some of you are weird enough to have this kind of thing on your radar... help me out here??

I'd like to find out myself because the book sounds pretty awesome.
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Post by: spunkypoppyseed on August 29, 2014, 12:41:13 AM
Good day to you all! My name is Ginger. I am in search of two books from my childhood and was hoping you could help. The first was a purple paperback, about three inches thick. The story was about a female elf who falls in love with a human when she crosses from her world to theirs. Another main point in the story, was the working of metal as a sort of rite of passage. The female elves were expected to create linked metal chains with their hands and magic, pouring a little of themselves (blood) into their work. Either the characters name or the authors name was Jacquelyn.
The second novel was a hard back with a large red flower, daisy looking, on a white background. The main character was a woman married to a biologist that was always wrapped up in his work. I believe she eventually caught him cheating and left him. As she was wandering about one day she saw a flyer about classes at an abandoned looking shopping center. She finally worked up enough courage to go and loved every second of it, mainly for the human interaction. She ends up running the place,  acting in a play, falling off a ladder and that's all I remember.
Please help me!!!! I would love to find these two books and re read. :)
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Post by: PowerIII on August 31, 2014, 04:12:08 AM
There was a series involving mages who linked with birds. Eagle-Sages I believe they were called, or maybe Owls.
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Post by: Davis Ashura on August 31, 2014, 02:33:38 PM
There was a series involving mages who linked with birds. Eagle-Sages I believe they were called, or maybe Owls.

I think this one might be David Coe's Lon Tobyn Chronicles.

http://www.amazon.com/Children-Amarid-Tobyn-Chronicle-Book/dp/0812552547/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1409491920&sr=8-4&keywords=David+coe (http://www.amazon.com/Children-Amarid-Tobyn-Chronicle-Book/dp/0812552547/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1409491920&sr=8-4&keywords=David+coe)
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Post by: Louw on November 11, 2014, 06:59:43 AM
I read a fantasy book a couple of years ago.  One or two years ago might be a better estimate.   I can also remember the sequel coming out either last year or early this year, and I made a mental note to get the book.
But lo and behold, I cannot remember the name of the book.   Not even the author!  I hope somebody can help.

Scenes I remember from the book:

Scene:  This man traveled to the city with his wife and children.  I think he went to the city because a new king was being chosen?   They got ambushed on the road by a couple of men, but with some strange ability he did not know he possessed, he managed to defeat the men.   It was as if he could see a couple of seconds ahead.

Scene:  This is how the book ended.   I almost think the candidates for being the new king had to do a couple of quests.   One of them played dirty.  The book ends where the main character must choose between a stranger who is framed for killing some of the candidates, and his friend  (maybe a prince).

Is this very vague? Hopefully somebody out there knows this one!
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Post by: Gatoanjan on November 12, 2014, 06:11:30 PM
What is this forum about?
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Post by: Mumm-Ra on November 14, 2014, 08:34:20 PM
This is a great idea for a thread, pretty much registered solely to come see if anyone recognizes this one:

I read it many years ago when I was young, it has to be a YA type story.  I may be remembering details wrong of course. 

All I seem to recall is that someone important to the protagonist goes missing and they have to find him/her and one hint is a sketch of a letter L surrounded in vines.   It works out to a hint to go to an island called Levine or something like that.  The story has a fantasy/supernatural feel to it. Something in my memory sparks that it might have been similar to A Wrinkle in Time...

Thanks!
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Post by: silversun on November 21, 2014, 09:43:44 PM
I read a YA book for a book report - It was an alternate history of the American revolution where Benedict Arnold turned out to be a good guy. If anyone can help me with it I'd appreciate it!
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Post by: Bjacobsen on December 03, 2014, 10:41:41 PM
So can't think of the name of this book, it's part of a series about this young man coming into his magic and the magic I. This series is based around music, the young man ends up being all strong in he's music magic where he gets chased around the country side by monsters. Thanks for the help
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Post by: Derk of Derkholm on December 16, 2014, 08:08:07 AM
BJacobsen, I have not read the book, but one book about song magic would be Songmaster by Orson Scott Card.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31352.Songmaster?from_search=true

Best regards,
Andy
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Post by: JMack on December 16, 2014, 11:21:00 AM
I read a YA book for a book report - It was an alternate history of the American revolution where Benedict Arnold turned out to be a good guy. If anyone can help me with it I'd appreciate it!

Is this The Year of the Hangman?
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Post by: Dan D Jones on January 27, 2015, 07:55:44 PM
So can't think of the name of this book, it's part of a series about this young man coming into his magic and the magic I. This series is based around music, the young man ends up being all strong in he's music magic where he gets chased around the country side by monsters. Thanks for the help

Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger series?
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Post by: Elfy on January 27, 2015, 11:04:59 PM
So can't think of the name of this book, it's part of a series about this young man coming into his magic and the magic I. This series is based around music, the young man ends up being all strong in he's music magic where he gets chased around the country side by monsters. Thanks for the help

Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger series?
Even if it isn't the Spellsinger series, I'd recommend reading it any case. Wonderful fun when it was still okay to have fun with the genre. Although stop before getting to Chorus Skating. That was an attempt by ADF to revisit the site of one of his great triumphs and it didn't quite work out.
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Post by: Lady Ty on April 28, 2015, 03:50:44 AM
There is a book or even series where two cousins/brothers/ enemies are competing for power and it involves one  trapped in a portrait by the other. This is all I can remember and suspect I gave up on it, but that evil twist intrigues and niggles at me. Probably published around late 80's early 90's.  Please can anyone help?
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Post by: Elfy on April 28, 2015, 05:56:58 AM
There is a book or even series where two cousins/brothers/ enemies are competing for power and it involves one  trapped in a portrait by the other. This is all I can remember and suspect I gave up on it, but that evil twist intrigues and niggles at me. Probably published around late 80's early 90's.  Please can anyone help?
I don't know what that book is, but I want to read it.
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Post by: JMack on April 28, 2015, 11:21:34 AM
There is a book or even series where two cousins/brothers/ enemies are competing for power and it involves one  trapped in a portrait by the other. This is all I can remember and suspect I gave up on it, but that evil twist intrigues and niggles at me. Probably published around late 80's early 90's.  Please can anyone help?
Googled a bit. The Witches by Roald Dahl?
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Post by: Idlewilder on April 28, 2015, 11:52:32 AM
There is a book or even series where two cousins/brothers/ enemies are competing for power and it involves one  trapped in a portrait by the other. This is all I can remember and suspect I gave up on it, but that evil twist intrigues and niggles at me. Probably published around late 80's early 90's.  Please can anyone help?
Googled a bit. The Witches by Roald Dahl?

Definitely not The Witches.  :D  It sounds a little bit like The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams. No portrait involved though I don't think, but one brother traps the other in a secret room accessed by a magical portal hidden in his castle.
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Post by: DrNefario on April 28, 2015, 01:18:48 PM
There is a book or even series where two cousins/brothers/ enemies are competing for power and it involves one  trapped in a portrait by the other. This is all I can remember and suspect I gave up on it, but that evil twist intrigues and niggles at me. Probably published around late 80's early 90's.  Please can anyone help?
It sounds a bit like The Golden Key by Kate Elliott, Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson. My memory's a bit vague, but I feel like that was one of the plot points. It certainly featured painting-based magic. And was excellent.
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Post by: Lady Ty on April 28, 2015, 01:55:25 PM
Thanks for trying Jmack and Idlewilder but @DrNefario (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=34872) hit the jackpot. :D  That had been bothering me for ages and beginning to believe I imagined it. Just found the cover and recognised it straightaway. I think I enjoyed it but for some reason the portrait part was all I remember.  Would have gone for  Melanie Rawn book and that all makes sense.

(https://littleredreviewer.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/the-golden-key.jpg)
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Post by: Elfy on April 29, 2015, 01:00:12 AM
I was thinking of that one. I knew Melanie Rawn was involved, but couldn't remember the other 2 authors. For some reason Carol Berg kept popping into my head. I may have to see if I can track down a copy of it now.
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Post by: notoriousvic33 on May 04, 2015, 05:17:13 AM
Hey guys I'm trying to remember the title to a book about twins sister who where separated at birth but found each other later and one of the married a prince who was once a crow but now is half man half crow. Thanks for your help
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Post by: Pippa A S on May 31, 2015, 04:03:20 PM
Please, can someone help me! I read a book ages ago, in the eighties, I got it from the library and I'm pretty sure it was the first of a series and I loved it, life intervened, I never followed it up and have long since forgotten the name of the book or the author whose surname may have begun with an A, but not too sure about that either.
The plot as I remember it involved a boy who was stolen away to become a smith's apprentice. I seem to remember something about wings and silver shackles that were put through his legs when he tried to escape. the Anvil of Ice by Michael Scott Rohan was suggested and I bought a copy off Amazon, I am now about a third of the way through it and although the story line seems fairly similar I don't think it is the same book
Why this should bother me so much all these years later I can't explain, but it's driving me mad trying to remember!
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Post by: Rostum on June 28, 2015, 04:23:03 PM
Something I half read a long time ago
An empire is expanding and orders a subjugated tribe of nomadic horse herders to take ship and move to new lands, supposedly empty. It's that or fight and lose. The hero is learning magic from an empire magician but expects treachery and betrayal from the mage. The whole deal with the Emperor looks like betrayal.
The Horselords comes to mind as a title, but the blurb from the book with that title sounds very different.
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Post by: Eclipse on July 25, 2015, 04:54:30 PM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.
 
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Post by: dylanest on September 30, 2015, 07:12:08 PM
Hi all - I've been searching for years for a book I loved as a kid in the 1980s.  I can't remember the title or the author, but I'm hoping that if I describe what I can remember, someone might figure it out.  If I've posted this in the wrong place, please let me know and I'll re-post elsewhere.  Here are the clues:

1) It was about a group of small people (perhaps dwarves, maybe more like halflings since I think I would have remembered the word 'dwarves') traveling down a river.  The pace and tone were very easygoing, with a lot of gentle humor and wonder...that's one reason why I remember it, it was so different from the deadly serious tone of so much fantasy, then and now.

2) At one point, a character is given a magic coin.  On each side of the coin was an etching of an ocean creature---and when you turned the coin over, a new creature would appear on the reverse side, so that you'd always have a new creature to look at. 

Does this ring a bell with anyone?  This is a mystery of my childhood that I would love to solve.

Thanks!
Dylan
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Post by: ScarletBea on September 30, 2015, 07:26:50 PM
Hi Dylan, welcome to the forums!
@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) will know, I bet, hehe
He's in Australia, so you need to wait a few hours hehe
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Post by: Elfy on September 30, 2015, 10:15:38 PM
That book description probably fits a number of books. The thing that springs to mind most readily is The Hobbit. They spend part of their journey travelling down a river, they're mostly dwarves and no they don't have a magic coin, but they do have a magic ring. It could also be one of Elizabeth Boyer's Norse mythology books. They came out in the early to mid 80's and at least one of them had a band of dwarves battling the svart alfar.
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Post by: dylanest on October 01, 2015, 03:55:15 PM
Thanks Elfy, and thanks for the welcome, ScarletBea.  It wasn't the Hobbit, or one of Boyer's books, but those are great guesses.  It was one of those dime-a-dozen, brightly-colored paperbacks that are usually pretty dull, but this one just happened to be wonderful.  I remember now that it was written by a man.  I was in a state of wonder for the entire read.  Maybe I'll look at lists of fantasy novels published from 1982-1986. 
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Post by: JMack on October 01, 2015, 04:09:12 PM
Thanks Elfy, and thanks for the welcome, ScarletBea.  It wasn't the Hobbit, or one of Boyer's books, but those are great guesses.  It was one of those dime-a-dozen, brightly-colored paperbacks that are usually pretty dull, but this one just happened to be wonderful.  I remember now that it was written by a man.  I was in a state of wonder for the entire read.  Maybe I'll look at lists of fantasy novels published from 1982-1986.

Holy crap: according to one site, there were 631 Fantasy novels published in 1982!  :o
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Post by: dylanest on October 01, 2015, 04:17:51 PM
Jmack, does that site include titles or any other info?
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Post by: JMack on October 01, 2015, 04:27:00 PM
Jmack, does that site include titles or any other info?

Title & author only on the initial list, but with a link for each to give add'l info.

http://www.scifan.com/titles/year.asp?ByYear=1982 (http://www.scifan.com/titles/year.asp?ByYear=1982)

But if you go to the home page, there's a theme selection drop down that returns book titles by year if they've been tagged with that theme.
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Post by: dylanest on October 01, 2015, 10:15:00 PM
Excellent, thanks!
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Post by: Elfy on October 02, 2015, 12:13:07 AM
The author wasn't Dennis L. McKiernan by any chance?
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Post by: dylanest on October 02, 2015, 03:40:53 PM
Holy unlooked-for boons from benevolent gods, I think I found it!  No Elfy, it isn't McKiernan, but I'm sure it IS "The Elfin Ship" by James Blaylock.  Everything about it fits: there's a river trip, there's a magic coin, the pace and tone are humorous and dreamy (according to fans on Goodreads)...and when I saw the cover I felt a faint shiver of recognition.  Hip hip hooray! 

Thanks to you guys for your ideas/suggestions!  I found it in the "Overlooked Gems of Sci-fi and Fantasy" section of www.greatsfandf.com, the end-point of the odyssey Jmack set me on.  Below is the wiki on the book.  It's even on Kindle, which means I'll be reading it in about .02 seconds, unless I go whole hog and try to find the original paperback...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elfin_Ship

Appreciate it.
Dylan

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Post by: JMack on October 02, 2015, 05:36:21 PM
That's great! But let us know if it was the right one. And beware the Suck Fairy, who takes our beloved books of the past and makes us realize they actually sucked ;-)


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Post by: ClintACK on October 02, 2015, 05:54:18 PM
Holy unlooked-for boons from benevolent gods, I think I found it!  No Elfy, it isn't McKiernan, but I'm sure it IS "The Elfin Ship" by James Blaylock.  Everything about it fits: there's a river trip, there's a magic coin, the pace and tone are humorous and dreamy (according to fans on Goodreads)...and when I saw the cover I felt a faint shiver of recognition.  Hip hip hooray! 

Thanks to you guys for your ideas/suggestions!  I found it in the "Overlooked Gems of Sci-fi and Fantasy" section of www.greatsfandf.com, the end-point of the odyssey Jmack set me on.  Below is the wiki on the book.  It's even on Kindle, which means I'll be reading it in about .02 seconds, unless I go whole hog and try to find the original paperback...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elfin_Ship

Appreciate it.
Dylan

Oh My God!  I remember that book.  I remember good things about that book.  It had a much cooler cover once upon an eon ago.  I thought the description sounded familiar, but I couldn't remember it.  There goes my afternoon of writing.  And it's the start of a trilogy -- I'm not sure I ever knew that.  And the author has seventeen other books in ebook format.  (Apologies for the mildly nostalgic fangasm.)
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Post by: dylanest on October 02, 2015, 06:03:22 PM
Jmack - Haha, you mean the fairy who convinced me to re-read "Choose Your Own Adventure - The Third Planet From Altair"?

I'm now certain "The Elfin Ship" is the book I was seeking.  Another tipoff was the Philip K. Dick blurb on the cover, which I actually remember agreeing with as a 12-year-old.  I'll definitely check back in and let you know what I think.

ClintACK - I didn't know it was the first in a trilogy either...so psyched to get back into it all!
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Post by: Elfy on October 03, 2015, 12:24:20 AM
Holy unlooked-for boons from benevolent gods, I think I found it!  No Elfy, it isn't McKiernan, but I'm sure it IS "The Elfin Ship" by James Blaylock.  Everything about it fits: there's a river trip, there's a magic coin, the pace and tone are humorous and dreamy (according to fans on Goodreads)...and when I saw the cover I felt a faint shiver of recognition.  Hip hip hooray! 

Thanks to you guys for your ideas/suggestions!  I found it in the "Overlooked Gems of Sci-fi and Fantasy" section of www.greatsfandf.com, the end-point of the odyssey Jmack set me on.  Below is the wiki on the book.  It's even on Kindle, which means I'll be reading it in about .02 seconds, unless I go whole hog and try to find the original paperback...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elfin_Ship

Appreciate it.
Dylan
I know Blaylock as one of the pioneers of steampunk, which this isn't, so I'm glad you found it, because I never would have thought to suggest him. Does it have a lot of fish mentions in it? What I've read of Blaylock he seems to have a preoccupation with fish.
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Post by: ClintACK on October 03, 2015, 02:17:58 AM
16% of the way into rereading the Elfin Ship.  Just hit the mention of the coins.  It's cool rereading it -- every once in a while something sounds familiar, but I really don't remember the story at all.

It's dated in interesting ways -- 3rd omni and head-hopping freely, zero female characters so far, opens with a whole page of weather and setting and mood. 
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Post by: dylanest on October 05, 2015, 03:54:00 PM
I'm a quarter of the way in and enjoying it. What I liked most as a kid, the ambling pace and cozy humor, is all there.  The world of this book is weirdly comforting: a peaceful land of traders and eccentrics, of homely pleasures (lots of descriptions of food, cooked and uncooked) and modest landscapes, with the threat and promise of astonishing things just beyond the horizon.  And yes, more than the usual number of fish references: characters exclaiming "Why, I'm a codfish", etc, not to mention the whole thing takes place on a river. 

You can feel Blaylock's secret love of steampunk.  The elfin ship of the title is basically an enchanted zeppelin, and the magical items so far are all at least semi-mechanical. 


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Post by: elliellie01 on March 19, 2016, 10:59:33 AM
Does anyone remember a series where people had some kind of mental powers, and they were enhanced by saltwater? I think there was a female heroine and at some point she had to stay in the ocean "sending" until she got hypothermia? I do t know that it was a particulRly good series, it might have been for children, but it's definitely bugging me...
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Post by: xiagan on March 19, 2016, 11:10:34 PM
Does anyone remember a series where people had some kind of mental powers, and they were enhanced by saltwater? I think there was a female heroine and at some point she had to stay in the ocean "sending" until she got hypothermia? I do t know that it was a particulRly good series, it might have been for children, but it's definitely bugging me...
Tamora Pierce's Immortals Quartet (young adult).
The main character Daine had wild magic and stayed in salt water (which enhances every kind of magic) to search for/contact whales (and a big kraken) until she got hypothermia.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 19, 2016, 11:27:18 PM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.

Sounds like the Song of Albion series by Stephen Lawhead.  (Printed 1991 though so maybe if you are ayear or three out it could be it.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Albion
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Post by: Eclipse on March 20, 2016, 09:20:40 AM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.

Sounds like the Song of Albion series by Stephen Lawhead.  (Printed 1991 though so maybe if you are ayear or three out it could be it.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Albion

I think that's it thanks, I couldn't remember any Christian themes in them through at the time, the Christian themes properly went over my head at time when I was young. If I read them now I think there would irritate me
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 20, 2016, 09:22:30 AM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.

Sounds like the Song of Albion series by Stephen Lawhead.  (Printed 1991 though so maybe if you are ayear or three out it could be it.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Albion

I think that's it thanks, I couldn't remember any Christian themes in them through at the time, the Christian themes properly went over my head at time when I was young. If I read them now I think there would irritate me

Sorry it took me so long to notice the post! I read quite a lot of Stephen Lawhead as a teenager and don't remember the christian allegories being that heavy handed.
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Post by: Nighteyes on March 20, 2016, 10:02:41 AM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.

Sounds like the Song of Albion series by Stephen Lawhead.  (Printed 1991 though so maybe if you are ayear or three out it could be it.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Albion

I think that's it thanks, I couldn't remember any Christian themes in them through at the time, the Christian themes properly went over my head at time when I was young. If I read them now I think there would irritate me

Sorry it took me so long to notice the post! I read quite a lot of Stephen Lawhead as a teenager and don't remember the christian allegories being that heavy handed.

Look at the cover!  Pure sex!

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paradise_War#/media/File:Theparadisewar.jpg)
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Post by: Eclipse on March 20, 2016, 01:04:16 PM
This book had the word druid in the title I think or maybe shield not sure

I think I read it round about 87 or 88

The main character was from modern times in England and found a gateway accidentally from Stonehenge maybe? and ends up in ancient Britain? and  becomes a berserker.


The size of the book was the same as a hardback but it was a paperback.

Sounds like the Song of Albion series by Stephen Lawhead.  (Printed 1991 though so maybe if you are ayear or three out it could be it.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Albion

I think that's it thanks, I couldn't remember any Christian themes in them through at the time, the Christian themes properly went over my head at time when I was young. If I read them now I think there would irritate me

Sorry it took me so long to notice the post! I read quite a lot of Stephen Lawhead as a teenager and don't remember the christian allegories being that heavy handed.

Look at the cover!  Pure sex!

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paradise_War#/media/File:Theparadisewar.jpg)

OH my God I didn't have that cover when I read it!

(http://www.onlinecollege.org/wp-content/uploads/Worst%20Book%20Covers-1.jpg)
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Post by: krisjerome on April 03, 2016, 03:12:45 AM
I've been trying to figure this out for months. The book in question was written (I believe, by a female author). It was the first of a trilogy, and had a sea serpent on the cover. I think Sea was in the title. The most I can remember about the book (I read it 10+ years ago) was that the magic system was based around drawing runes or symbols. Any help would be appreciated!
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Post by: Rostum on April 03, 2016, 03:10:02 PM
Maybe?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Serpent-Sea-Books-Raksura/dp/1597803324%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-ffnt-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1597803324 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Serpent-Sea-Books-Raksura/dp/1597803324%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-ffnt-uk-21%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1597803324)

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Post by: krisjerome on April 04, 2016, 02:08:53 AM
A reddit user actually just pointed me towards this book: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Stars-Worlds-Trilogy-Unmaking-ebook/dp/B000N2HCT2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1459732057&sr=8-6&keywords=the+hidden+stars (http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Stars-Worlds-Trilogy-Unmaking-ebook/dp/B000N2HCT2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1459732057&sr=8-6&keywords=the+hidden+stars)

Thanks though. The book you suggested looks really cool so I'll be adding that to my list as well!
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Post by: katatonic101 on May 03, 2016, 01:35:40 AM
Hello,

I am looking for the names of two books.

First Book::  Is about a servant girl who can control water. She rescues a bird in a forest. She is discovered using her powers in the forest by a woman wearing a mask. Her only friend while a servant was the bird and the cook who would give her food. I believe the cooks name was Rand.

The bird also helps the girl climb cliffs by landing on the next hand hold.

They take her for training to a school. After school ends they put the kids in a group(family) and they patrol sections of a kingdom?

More details:  The girl was beat and whipped by the noble woman of the household.  Took a long time for the girl to talk to anyone after being caught using her powers.  The woman behind the mask was the daughter of the king.  One of the other kids had the power to control bugs.  At one point the daughter of the king? was kidnapped and they had to break into a castle and rescue her.  I think the people that they were fighting were necromancers or some other dark power.  At one point they had to stay at the abusers household during a rain storm.  I don't think she killed them but gave them more than a few choice words.

Second book solved: Jaunten (Advent Mage Cycle, #1) 
Second Book:: Is about a young man escaping to another kingdom when he discovers he has magic. Since the king kills anyone with magic. While escaping to other kingdom he finds a man dying in the woods, that man passes on his knowledge of his people before dying. The young man is the first earth mage/sorcerer born in 100's of years.

He goes to school in the new kingdom, he rescues other mages from old kingdom. He can travel through the earth.

He ends up working for the kings of both kingdoms eventually. He rescues the son of the kingdom that kills everyone with magic.

Thanks :)

Updated with more information.
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Post by: xiagan on May 03, 2016, 10:16:21 AM
Both sound cool, I hope somebody knows them (it's probably YA).
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Post by: Lanko on May 03, 2016, 02:18:14 PM
Do you know the names of the characters, specially the main ones?

Tried searching for it with these descriptions, but nothing. And you probably want to ask here as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/
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Post by: DrNefario on May 03, 2016, 04:51:49 PM
The second one sounds vaguely familiar to me. It also reminds me of Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper, but differs in some key respects, so I'm really not sure it's that, although I've only read the first of the series so far.
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Post by: ScarletBea on May 03, 2016, 06:12:32 PM
The second one sounds vaguely familiar to me. It also reminds me of Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper, but differs in some key respects, so I'm really not sure it's that, although I've only read the first of the series so far.
Yep, sounds like it, but it's not that. I've read the 3 books of the series (4th to be published) and it doesn't go on like that.
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Post by: katatonic101 on May 03, 2016, 06:44:25 PM
Definitely not Songs of the Earth.  I am trying to remember the name of the characters, with no luck so far.
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Post by: katatonic101 on May 03, 2016, 06:56:39 PM
2nd book has been solved.
Jaunten (Advent Mage Cycle, #1) 
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Post by: Lanko on May 03, 2016, 07:28:15 PM
I think this blurb matches the "servant girl with water power", but apparently not the rest:

Quote
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Book is Threats of Sky and Sea

If it isn't, try checking this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6113.Books_About_Power_Over_The_Elements#12755985 or this one https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/42544.Books_with_Elemental_Magic?page=2

Maybe a cover, title, series name or blurb can catch your eye.
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Post by: katatonic101 on May 03, 2016, 08:04:13 PM
No luck there Lanko.  I updated the request with a few more details that I can remember.  Really wish I could remember the characters names.

A little more detail.

She was accused of killing her aunt and uncle and they put her in jail. The noble family took her in to be a slave/servant. They beat the crap out of her often.

The bird was rare, I believe some type of falcon that no one has seen before. When she is first caught, they use the bird to get her to talk again.

The training at the school was in magic and martial studies. Another part of the books they found swords that were specially made and could pretty much cut through anything.

She was a fantastic fighter with bows and knives/swords.

There is also a wizard/mage that holds council with the king. He also pays her visits on and off.

Unfortunately I still can't remember any names. And I am not sure Rand was the cooks name, pretty sure I was thinking of throne of glass series. He did make her tarts and they were her favorite.
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Post by: Otto Von Chriek on November 22, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
Help! Years and years ago I read the first book in a series, I then moved and my new library didn't have the rest of the books in the series so I forgot about it until the other-day when I remembered it and thought "Hey I would love to read the rest of those!" But now I have not the faintest clue who they were written by or what the title was.

What I can remember from the book is this -

Story arc 1. - A lad from a monastery of some mystical sort, gets cut by a blade (magical) and the wound won't stop bleeding. Either after that or just before that his lover is killed in some fight on the steep pass to the monastery  This means something that makes him leave, I think he was marked for death or something... or the blade leads him on a journey but anyway he leaves and he is joined by some other types... They are either just with him because of the blade or they are his friends I am not sure...

Story arc 2. This women is getting married to a prince (arranged marriage) when on her wedding night she is kidnapped by the big bad of the story, her prince runs off to try and find her but I think that she escapes before he could get to her and there is a lot of not being in the right place to meet up sort of thing as well as a bit of a love triangle thrown in with a dashing desert outlaw type.

The setting was deserty and I think that there was an eagle or a serpent or something on the cover in a crystal? Although I might be just mixing it up with another series I read at the time (that I can't remember either! *rolls eyes*)

If anyone can give any hints that would be great!
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Post by: Eclipse on December 11, 2016, 09:11:53 AM
Does anyone know of a book where humanity got wiped out in the future along with other races we lived peacefully side by side all the races get wiped out only leaving behind only a race that is similar to humans but are right back to being like primitive tribes and there believe that there are indeed human. There uncover a city in a jungle guarded by giant insect robot type thing left by humanity  to guard the knowledge we left behind who said only humans can enter and tells them there are not quite human but lets them in anyway as there were close to being human.

When there had sex with each other there called a penis a  mating rod.
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Post by: Rostum on December 11, 2016, 10:37:15 AM
Sounds very American
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Post by: WilliamRay on January 05, 2018, 08:06:07 PM
I'm trying to remember the name of a book and series that I read maybe 15, possibly just 10 years ago.  The first book was classic medieval fantasy centered around a siege, and there was an aging adventurer named D... Drudge? Durk? I think it was a D name, who was this legendary bad-ass hero, but not the main character of the novel.  Then the series went back and did a some prequels where that guy's wife was captured and he went on an epic quest to save her, and I think the same author did a bunch of generational leaps forward too, all in the same setting.

Any ideas what that might have been?
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Post by: Eclipse on January 05, 2018, 08:15:47 PM
I'm trying to remember the name of a book and series that I read maybe 15, possibly just 10 years ago.  The first book was classic medieval fantasy centered around a siege, and there was an aging adventurer named D... Drudge? Durk? I think it was a D name, who was this legendary bad-ass hero, but not the main character of the novel.  Then the series went back and did a some prequels where that guy's wife was captured and he went on an epic quest to save her, and I think the same author did a bunch of generational leaps forward too, all in the same setting.

Any ideas what that might have been?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_(Gemmell_novel)
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Post by: CameronJohnston on January 05, 2018, 09:31:20 PM
Oh yeah, that's Druss the Legend from David Gemmell's Drenai series.
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Post by: xiagan on January 05, 2018, 11:25:56 PM
Great, the first time I'm able to solve one of those and you guys are faster.  :P ;D
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Post by: Nighteyes on January 06, 2018, 07:43:11 PM
Great, the first time I'm able to solve one of those and you guys are faster.  :P ;D

Yes! That is Druss ... dammit! Other people got there first.
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Post by: WilliamRay on January 18, 2018, 08:12:34 PM
THAT'S IT!  Thank you so much guys, that was bothering me for weeks.

(then I forgot it entirely and didn't check back until just now, but it had been really bugging me)
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Post by: WilliamRay on April 27, 2018, 05:03:11 PM
Ok, another mystery that came to mind recently... I'm so bad with names!

There was a fantasy series (maybe three books?) that came out in the '90s about an African themed hero who journeyed into foreign lands.  He was a very mythic figure stomping around less magical Europe-ish kingdoms.  There was a chapter about ants going to war as he slept, and another where he stomped through a field of flowers that were at war with each other.

I seem to recall the author did mostly sci-fi apart from that, and may also have written an anthology of western themed short stories.

Does that ring any bells?
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Post by: WilliamRay on May 04, 2018, 04:38:41 AM
Carnivores of Light and Darkness!  Alan Dean Foster.
No idea why I couldn't remember it, or how I suddenly remembered it now, but there it is.  There were three books in that series, all pretty fun, as I recall... although it's been twenty years.  ;D
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Post by: Brand J Alexander on April 24, 2019, 01:32:11 AM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any. 
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Post by: J.R. Darewood on April 24, 2019, 11:14:50 AM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any.

I have no idea, but @Lady Ty is quite the dragon expert...
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Post by: Lady Ty on April 26, 2019, 07:48:02 AM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any.

I have no idea, but @Lady Ty is quite the dragon expert...
Dragon addict, but not expert JR  ;D  Sorry, Brand  I tried hard to think of a book that may fit, but no luck.
You never know with this thread, it is always worth trying, people come back ages later with an answer so who knows.  Maybe @Elfy has a suggestion? He is our supreme library master.
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Post by: Elfy on April 27, 2019, 02:54:20 AM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any.

I have no idea, but @Lady Ty is quite the dragon expert...
Dragon addict, but not expert JR  ;D  Sorry, Brand  I tried hard to think of a book that may fit, but no luck.
You never know with this thread, it is always worth trying, people come back ages later with an answer so who knows.  Maybe @Elfy has a suggestion? He is our supreme library master.
I had a thought about this. E. E. Knight did a series that may be it.
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Post by: Lady Ty on April 27, 2019, 06:17:47 AM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any.

I have no idea, but @Lady Ty is quite the dragon expert...
Dragon addict, but not expert JR  ;D  Sorry, Brand  I tried hard to think of a book that may fit, but no luck.
You never know with this thread, it is always worth trying, people come back ages later with an answer so who knows.  Maybe @Elfy has a suggestion? He is our supreme library master.
I had a thought about this. E. E. Knight did a series that may be it.

@Elfy you are a marvel,and jogged a long ago memory. Is this familiar, Brand?

Think I need to seek these out for a re-read.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sjGIb6LnL._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
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Post by: Brand J Alexander on April 27, 2019, 04:48:07 PM
Not sure if this thread is still active. I'm new to the site. But anyway, I am looking for a book from the 90s, I guess YA Fantasy. I remember the cover was 2 dragons one black one white battling. The main character was a young white dragon, one of the first born in a while. I think there was a female too, and they were the hope of the next generation.
But the clan of dragons met the black dragons and began fighting. It turns out whenever a black dragon falls so does a white dragon. The battle between them is their doom. It's kind of a sad end of dragons book in a way.
I'm not even sure why it sticks out in my mind so much, but I would really like to find it.

Have done searches to no avail, but figured this was as good a place as any.

I have no idea, but @Lady Ty is quite the dragon expert...
Dragon addict, but not expert JR  ;D  Sorry, Brand  I tried hard to think of a book that may fit, but no luck.
You never know with this thread, it is always worth trying, people come back ages later with an answer so who knows.  Maybe @Elfy has a suggestion? He is our supreme library master.
I had a thought about this. E. E. Knight did a series that may be it.

@Elfy you are a marvel,and jogged a long ago memory. Is this familiar, Brand?

Think I need to seek these out for a re-read.
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No, that's not it, unfortunately. while I can't be positive, I am pretty sure it was standalone. I thought it was at first. I appreciate the help. This has been driving me crazy for years. It had to be the early 90s when it was out.
Title: Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
Post by: alliakuristaa on September 14, 2019, 08:45:42 AM
Anyone know if Fletchers Manifest Delusions has only paperback editions or is hardcover just rare?
Title: Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
Post by: Lanko on September 14, 2019, 04:11:42 PM
Anyone know if Fletchers Manifest Delusions has only paperback editions or is hardcover just rare?

On Amazon there only seems to be Paperback. The only hardcover I've found was in Russian.
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Post by: Rostum on September 28, 2019, 09:28:07 PM
Yup only released in paperback in English. I would suggest that if you find a real copy in paperback you buy it. Not only is it a cracking read but there are a finite number in existence and the original publisher will not re-release it.

Title: Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
Post by: AutumnMonkey on November 08, 2019, 04:09:54 AM
Of late, I’ve been recollecting old fantasy novels from the early 1980’s that I read as a young teen but for various reasons my collection was lost. Anyway, there’s one novel that I’ve been unable to remember the title or author. It was a standard fare adult swords and sorcery theme with a protagonist searching for a magical item to save the world. The only detail of the plot I can remember is that it involved a male searching for a box and a way to open the box. Near the end of the novel, the box was opened and contained a magical velvet or leather gauntlet or glove. Ring any bells? Yeah, I know, it doesn’t sound exciting nor a lot of information to go on. But it’s been eating at me to identify the book. Thanks!
Title: Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
Post by: hexa on November 08, 2019, 05:44:11 AM
It was a standard fare adult swords and sorcery theme with a protagonist searching for a magical item to save the world. The only detail of the plot I can remember is that it involved a male searching for a box and a way to open the box. Near the end of the novel, the box was opened and contained a magical velvet or leather gauntlet or glove

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/7b2c2y/help_identifying_series_with_magical_gauntlet/