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May 22nd, 2009, 12:45 PM #31
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May 31st, 2009, 11:55 AM #32
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Does anyone know any good fantasy books in French? I am looking to practice my french and I figure that it will be easier and more interesting to read a fantasy book in french then, say, a classic or nonfic.
May 31st, 2009, 12:30 PM #33
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June 5th, 2009, 12:01 PM #34
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Hello, Lately I've been playing Final Fantasy X a lot and I am really becoming fascinated by the aeon summons and I was wondering if there are any Fantasy Novels out there with magic systems that involved the summoning of creatures or other beings. Thanks.
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June 5th, 2009, 04:55 PM #35
Has anyone read Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I have it on audiobook and it's pretty decent. Did Koontz see The Sixth Sense and go, I gotta write about this? Anyone know the novel's origins? I know it was published after the movie.
June 15th, 2009, 04:38 AM #36
Hows about book in the first person (first person i think?) ala Robin Hobbs Assassin Apprentice and Tawny Man series........ good ones of course i found that the first person perspective made the story much deeper and the characters that much more real. I was shattered for a while after you know what happened in Tawny Man book 1.
June 15th, 2009, 12:35 PM #37
First Person Narrative Recommendations
Off the top of my head, another trilogy about an assassin was pretty good: Joshua Palmatier's Throne of Amenkor trilogy the first book of which is The Skewed Throne.
June 15th, 2009, 05:30 PM #38
Thanks for that, will favorite the thread, got 8 or so books coming in the mail so will check them out afterwards
June 26th, 2009, 07:56 AM #39
im currently looking for a single book (to break up the hobb trilogies im currenlty completing)
somehting that is emotional and could potentially make me cry (i know its a weird request, but i enjoy it)
i would read the "books that make you cry" thread but theres so many spoilers its hard to pick anything out without covering the whole screen with my hand
hope you guys can help
PS: (i hear guy gavriel kay's tigana is pretty good?)
June 26th, 2009, 08:12 AM #40
Try Tad Williams War of Flowers if you havnt already read it, didnt make me cry but i did feel for the main character.......... plus its a really good read.
Bit like Hobb in the sense that the main character must be punished...... for being the main character
June 26th, 2009, 08:43 AM #41
The most emotionally poignant books/novels you have ever read
It is pretty hard to get into recommendations about books making you potentially cry without giving spoilers, though.
June 26th, 2009, 06:47 PM #42
Alrighty, my turn. Can anyone recommend some good fantasy (feel free to recommend Sci-Fi, although this is the fantasy board), please? I'll be ordering from Amazon/Play, too.
Favourite fantasy books so far have been the Hobbit & The Eyes of the Dragon. Much prefer your typical fantasy books where you've got your hero(ine) and it's just an adventure. None of this silly stuff where it's set in modern day and the hero just happens to be one of a few million on the planet who can weild a sword, or anything a bit silly. You know, classic/proper fantasy like Conan (incidentally, where do you start with Conan & Fafhrd?).
Got about £7 :P
Or should I just go ahead and order Pandora's Star/Dark Tower #7? I've got Judas Unchained, and the other 6 DT books (currently on #4). Thanks!
June 29th, 2009, 10:33 AM #43
David Gemmell's Legend might fit the bill. Great heroic fantasy.
June 29th, 2009, 11:13 AM #44
Is it fairly easy to read?
Not stupid or anything, but some books are a real pain for me to read >.<
June 29th, 2009, 11:19 AM #45
I've read Martin (A song of ice and fire) and most of Erikson (malazan) and it's not at all as complicated as those. I agree, though, that you definitely have to get used to a huge cast of characters to be able to enjoy those books and sometimes you just need something that doesn't make give you a headache .