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May 26th, 2009, 07:28 AM #1
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Favorite Fantasy Creature
It seems like ever since I was little I've been interested in monsters particularly those found in yugioh and pokemon, but as Iíve grown up and started reading fantasy novels I've been introduced to all kinds.
My favorite creatures from novels I've recently read would be the Stilken and the other Free Magic Creatures from Garth Nix's Abhorsen Trilogy and the Wychkin from Chris Wooding's Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray.
What are yours?
May 26th, 2009, 08:24 AM #2
I know I really don't like the Sword of Truth series, but there are two creatures from it that come immediately to mind.
The Slyph (is that how you spell it?) always seemed a very interesting creature to me. Somehow, the idea of it really captivated my immagination. I also feel sorry for it.
And I just loved Gratch (was that his name?) the .... um... Gar, wasn't it? I thought Gratch was cute.
I'm also a huge fan of dragons. Unfortunately, I've yet to find a book with them in that I enjoy. I think I prefer dragons in artwork more than in books.
May 26th, 2009, 08:52 AM #3
Cookie Monster, and Cthulhu. I think they may be related.
May 26th, 2009, 08:56 AM #4
i think i already answered this last year in a thread with an identical title [do a search for older threads]
Bartimaeus - the djinn from Jonathan Stroud series is still a top pick.
from my recent reads, i guess i could add the spider companion from goblin Quest by Jim c Hines.
May 26th, 2009, 09:39 AM #5
I thought the "Driders" from Salvatore's work were really cool: half Drow, half spider.
But, my all time favorites have got to be the Kender from D&D. Especially the Dragonlance novels. They were so incredibly funny... if I could be any creature, it would have to be a Kender.
May 26th, 2009, 11:33 AM #6
Welcome to our forum vladtalto! May your stay here be long and enjoyable.
You've hit upon a topic that has come up again and again in the past (with one instance of the topic bearing the same title). While some threads haven't been active in a few months, here they are:
Favorite Fantasy Creature?
May 26th, 2009, 01:45 PM #7
May 26th, 2009, 01:48 PM #8
I've always been a fan of Shelob. She's just classic, huge, evil, mean, nasty, etc.
Brightstar - Are you not a fan of Erikson's MbotF? I love the idea of Dragons as Soletaken.
May 26th, 2009, 01:52 PM #9
Shelob was pretty wicked evil.
As for Dragons I am reading Jacqueline Carey's Bane Wreaker right now and the Dragons in there are really cool. I always like when they talk.
May 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM #10
If it counts as a creature, then I'll take Twoflower/Rincewind's Luggage from Discworld.
I've lately read lots of books where this is the case, from Stephen Deas' The Adamantine Palace (starts with them as horses but not for too long before turning really interesting, dragonwise) over Naomi Novik's Temeraire series (Cute 20 ton 100 person transporting dragons. And yes, it works out, seriously!), E.E.Knights Age of Fire series (PoV is dragons all the time. Go away filthy humans) to currently James Barclay's Chronicles of the Raven (not that much dragons around but what a fun "first contact" of The Raven's barbarian with one of them and some serious asskicking later on with them)
Allthough even when dragons are only minor / side characters, it can be amazingly fun like the duo Zifnab & "his" Dragon in the Deathgate Cycle from Weis & Hickman who whenever they appear, are garanteed for some very fun scenes.
May 26th, 2009, 02:27 PM #11
<----- considering that I sculpt these for fun, it may be obvious what is my favorite.
May 26th, 2009, 03:24 PM #12
May 26th, 2009, 03:43 PM #13
For as lukewarm as I was about the series, on the whole, I really liked the griffin Kate Elliott had in Crown of Stars.
May 26th, 2009, 04:01 PM #14
May 26th, 2009, 06:18 PM #15
Even though they are a mythological/religious figure, I like the Valkyries of Norse myth.