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What type of fantasy do you read?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by Matthew, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. chongjasmine

    chongjasmine New Member

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    I love the wheel of time series.
    I used to like sword of truth series as well, but not anymore.
    I find myself unable to re-read the sword of truth series,
    I can however re-read the wheel of time series countless time.
     
  2. Patrick

    Patrick New Member

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    Robert E. Howard- and he wrote a lot of other stuff besides fantasy.
    Tolkien of course
    anything in the old Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, some great classics from William Morris, Lord Dunsany, E.R. Eddison, James Branch Cabell,etc
    as you see, I favor older authors.
    Still, there is some more recent good material too- have been reading some Anne Bishop.
    Depends on how narrowly you define fantasy- is Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy or adventure? Or H. Rider Haggard? Two of my favorites. If the "lost race" subgenre is considered fantasy, certainly yes, and of course A. Merritt.
    Find the YA Section of libraries and bookstores worth checking out. Finally got around to the Narnia Chronicles and glad I did. And John Flanagan.
    Seems that so many more modern favorites are mine are women writers. Besides Bishop, really like Mercedes Lackey and Sara Douglass.
    And of course Marion Zimmer Bradley. Darkover is as much fantasy as sf, and of course her wonderful Sword and Sorceress anthologies.
    Like the Celtic/ Arthurian genre whether or not it has a fantasy element like Bradley or Evangeline Walton, or more strictly historical fiction like Rosemary Sutcliff or Jack Whyte.
     
  3. Richard Crofton

    Richard Crofton New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Made in America by Bill Bryson
    I grew up on Tolkein. Read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings three times before the movies even came out. I also enjoy fantasy that is dark with a bit of modernism in it, like The Dark Tower series. Not so much wizards and dragons. A strong, central character who has a good heart but faces much internal conflict, is a badass when needs be, but also a little bit of unexplained magic within the story or character.
     
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  4. Najib Arman

    Najib Arman New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    Sherlock
    I like books in any genre as long as they are well written. Recently, I have started reading Trudi Canavan's 'The Magician's Guild' and I'm enjoying reading the book.

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  5. Alberto Pupo

    Alberto Pupo New Member

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    Currently Reading:
    The Dragon Reborn
    As far as fantasy my absolute favorites in the genre are The Wheel of Time Series and The Song of Fire and Ice. These two series are the measuring stick for the genre in my opinion.
     
  6. Azyr

    Azyr New Member

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    My favorite fantasy books:

    -Dragonlance Legends & Chronicles Trilogies

    -Lord of the Rings
     

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