I come to you oh wise sages of the forums to help me on my quest for tomes of fantastic knowledge....or in other words I would like to know if any of you have any suggestions on realistic fantasy novels? There has been a great fantasy void left in my life with the completion of the Harry Potter series which has left me yearning for new authors and new series to explore and devour. I am however well read enough to know where my tastes lie. I enjoy those fantasy stories that grow from realistic roots, ones I can easily relate to and appreciate, into fantastical flowers of creativity, which allow me to contempate the imagination of the author. I enjoy a rich mythos which the author uses to explore complex social interactions and cultural meanings. I have read and loved the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix, and am currently reading the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman. I only pose this question to the forum because I have searched and come up fruitless and now seek help. Thank you for your time and advice!