October 16th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Hello, I just started reading novels again after a long time off (darn wow) I have read the first 3 books of the inheritance series (eragon) i liked them a lot specifically how the magic works (takes your own energy and is very complex and can kill you). I also like how eragon was transformed into a human elf hybrid, so any book where the protagonist is altered or special to be stonger, faster, more agile would also be great. The telepathy was very cool as well but not a huge part of what i would like in future books i read. So if anyone has any suggestions on other books, with anything like magic in inheritance or some source of interesting magic. I also like the physical augmentation with increase physical abilities. i read the halo books the first one was awesome with the abilities they gave the soldiers. If anyone can name some books that have similar qualities that would be great.
~thanks in advance
October 16th, 2008, 08:08 AM
It would be tough to recommend without knowing more of your likes/dislikes, but you might try the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb.
October 16th, 2008, 08:17 AM
As always, be sure to check out the Recommendation Thread, poox2. You might stumble across something there.
October 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM
POOX2, please warn people if you're going to put spoilers in your posts. I just finished Eragon today and I'm planning on reading the rest of the series, and your post ruined some things that happen later in the series (I stopped as soon as I realized I was reading spoilers, but I'm still pretty pissed because something that sounds pretty big was ruined for me).
And also, like Monty Mike said, just check the recommendation thread. It's stickied to the top of the message board and it has something for everyone.
October 16th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Sounds like you might like Raymond Feist's Riftwar saga, starting with Magician. Has pretty much everything you said you liked about the Inheritance books, and is much better written too (in my opinion, of course )
October 16th, 2008, 08:50 PM
I second Feist. You'll love the Riftwar saga. Much, much better than the Inheritance books (in my opinion, of course). Also, Terry Brook's Shannara series is worth a look as well. They are both good secondary world fantasy series.
October 17th, 2008, 02:30 PM
I'd go with the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. It has that same sense of restricted magic, (as in you can't just blow up a building on command). It's also has all three books out now, so you won't have to worry about waiting for the book.
October 18th, 2008, 09:38 AM
You want Space Wolf: The First Omnibus.
Originally Posted by poox2
It tickles me that they set up a whole viking planet so they could watch battles and then swoop in and pick up the ones who die gloriously in battle, res them, and take them to space marine recruit training.
November 12th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I also second the Mistborn trilogy. Sanderson's magic system augments physical abilities as well.