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  1. #16
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    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

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    My favorite series are:

    Jack Vance--Lyonesse Trilogy
    1. Suldrun's Garden
    2. The Green Pearl
    3. Madouc

    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Most of my favourites have been included above, but I think you need to throw in Kate Elliots Crown of Stars books.

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    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

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    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
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    Hey Oggy:

    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

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    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..)
    -Raymond Feist
    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.

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    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. =)

    Keyoke

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    <<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.



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    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.

    Keyoke
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    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..=)


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    what dont u like about goodking? BTW what other series does he have out besides Sword of Truth? <~~~Is loving the series


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    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.

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