March 6th, 2000, 12:58 PM
favorite fantasy series are:
1. Sword of Truth-Terry Goodkind
2. Song of Ice and Fire-George R.R. Martin
3. Book of Words-J.V. Jones
4. Liveship saga-Robin Hobb
5. Recluse Books-L.E. Modesitt
6. Riftwar saga-Raymond Feist
7. Aurian Saga-Maggie Furey
8. Witchfire novels-James Clemens
9. The Last Rune-Mark Anthony
March 8th, 2000, 07:00 PM
My favorite series are:
Jack Vance--Lyonesse Trilogy
1. Suldrun's Garden
2. The Green Pearl
Jack Vance--Dying Earth series
1. The Dying Earth
2. Eyes of the Overworld
3. Cugel's Saga
4. Rhialto the Marvelous
Guy Gavriel Kay--The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy
1. The Summer Tree
2. The Darkest Fire
3. The Wandering Road
March 11th, 2000, 08:57 AM
I have to say that my favorite series are the two shannara series by terry brooks. They were the first fantasy books I ever read besides LotR by JRR Tolkien. I also really enjoyed the death gate series by Margaret weis and tracey Hickman. I'm also fairly envolved in WoT by Robert Jordan but I'm not enjoying waiting for the rest of the series.
March 13th, 2000, 05:13 AM
Okay- here's my opinion on the subject (in order, I believe)
1. LOtR- J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Song of Fire and Ice- George Martin
3. Wheel of Time- Robert Jordan
4. Thomans Covenant Chronicles- Stephen Donaldson
May 3rd, 2000, 02:33 PM
Most of my favourites have been included above, but I think you need to throw in Kate Elliots Crown of Stars books.
May 17th, 2000, 02:03 AM
Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
Axis Trilogy/Wayfarer Redemption - Sara Douglass
Dragon Prince/Dragon Token - Melanie Rawn
All the Riftwar stuff - Raymond E Feist
Shanarra - Terry Brooks
Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn - Tad Williams
Thomas Covenant - Stephen Donaldson
blah blah blah
May 17th, 2000, 08:55 PM
Well, these are mine:
1. Riftwar - Raymond E. Feist
2. LotR - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
4. Ellenium and Tamuli - David Eddings
5. Thomas Covenant Chronicles - Gene Wolf
May 18th, 2000, 02:21 AM
\m/ BEER \m/
Thought you might like to know the two Thomas Covenant series was written by STEPHEN R. DONALDSON (Great series)
and GENE WOLFE wrote the BOOK OF THE NEW SUN (another great series)
Fionavar by GG Kay is good too
May 18th, 2000, 03:27 AM
Well, here's my tuppence;
Memory, Sorrow, Thorn- Tad Williams
Fafhrd & Gray Mouser- Fritz Leiber
Book of the New Sun- Gene Wolfe
Eternal Champion (ALL of them)- Michael Moorcock
Runelords- David Farland
Song of Earth and Fire- George RR Martin
Riftwar Saga (only the first series or so..)
Lord of the Rings- Tolkien
Sword of Truth- Terry Goodkind
OK..it's easier to say ones that I DON'T read.
No Wheel of Time, no David Eddings, no Terry Brooks....Get the picture? I don't like these bestselling sagas that go on forever and really pretty much say NOTHING new. Ugh.
May 18th, 2000, 02:33 PM
King of the Lurkers.
Uh, no offense, but, you do like those Best Selling saga's. Terry Goodkind? George R. R. Martin? Dave Farland? Their all big sparwling epic series. =)
May 18th, 2000, 03:59 PM
<<Uh, no offense, but, you do like those Best Selling saga's. Terry Goodkind? George R. R. Martin? Dave Farland? Their all big sparwling epic series. =) >>
True. But each one has something unique about them that makes them stand out from the "same old, same old". THAT'S why I read them. And I have read all the others...I just didn't like them.
May 18th, 2000, 06:31 PM
King of the Lurkers.
Ahh, I see..ok..
I am currently reading Brotherhood of the Wolf..Excellent Book 1...Though, it seems to be taking a long time for the third book to come out, Wizard Born.
May 18th, 2000, 06:32 PM
King of the Lurkers.
Btw, I have to agree with the majority of your list..
Except, I dont like Goodkind.. And, I own Gene Wolf's new Sun, havent read it yet though.. ANd everything else looks great..=)
May 18th, 2000, 07:03 PM
what dont u like about goodking? BTW what other series does he have out besides Sword of Truth? <~~~Is loving the series
May 19th, 2000, 05:37 AM
I have to agree with the Goodkind comments a couple posts above. I didn't enjoy WFR at all, so I didn't read on in the series. It seems totally contrived and unoriginal to me.
I like Robert Jordan, though. I can, however, understand why some people don't enjoy the Wheel of Time very much. It is (or was) getting out of hand for a book or two. There was a time that I thought I would have to start taking notes in order to keep up with all of the plots, sub-plots, and story lines. It's almost too sprawling. I suppose I got hooked when Jordan was still writing book 4, and haven't been able (or wanted) to lose interest yet.
George Martin's Song of Ice and Fire can't really be called vast and sprawling yet, since he's only two books into it. I think if he goes much over 5-6 books, though, he might lose a few readers.