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    Next novel after SOT

    I have just finished SOT Series and want to start with a new one.

    Can you suggest a nice novel(or a series of novels) to read? I prefer Fiction, something that has a lot of fantasy and magic in it.

    I have read the following books

    Wheel of time by Robert Jordan
    Lord Of The Rings JRR Tolkien
    Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud
    Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini
    Harry Potter by J K Rowling
    The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
    Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
    Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
    Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, Deception Point,The Da Vinci Code by Dan Browns books
    Some books from Ken Follett
    Some from Sidney Sheldon
    Some from Robin Cook

    I am thinking of starting the First Law, but i am confused now.
    Hows His Dark materials,Realm of Elderlings or even the Haunted Forest??

    I have seen some of the threads here, which have helped me in narrowing down my list of books, but i cant put my finger on 1 series to start with.

    What books can u guys suggest??

    thanks in advance

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    Too many books to read... Siberian's Avatar
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    Ursula Le Guin The Earthsea Books (completed)
    Roger Zelazny The Chronicles of Amber (first five books)
    Jim Butcher Codex Alera Series (almost completed, just one book to go)
    The Painted Man (aka The Warded Man) - first book in a trilogy

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    Earthsea looks promising. thanks.

    can you suggest a book from my list?

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    I only read His Dark Materials. It started out well, the world was interesting and Pullman can certainly spin a story. But the last book was a huge disappointment. It was boring and didn't make much sense.

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    Well I would suggest The First Law trilogy. It is done and I would say my favorite read of this last year. Jim Butcher has two different series' out, both which I really love. The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series. Dresden is more urban fantasy and Codex Alera is more high fantasy, so whichever your taste I don't this you could go wrong. I also just finished the first book in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and starting the second. Really enjoyed this one and the plus side is that the trilogy is complete. Good luck.

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    Don't read A Song of Ice and Fire. You won't like Sword of Truth anymore if you do.

    Wait you haven't read Harry Potter yet? Get to it.

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    Doesn't really matter what you choose, if SOT is your basis for comparison you can't help but pick a good book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThornofCamorr View Post
    Don't read A Song of Ice and Fire. You won't like Sword of Truth anymore if you do.

    Wait you haven't read Harry Potter yet? Get to it.
    It's in their list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
    It's in their list
    Oh yeah thats the have read list, nvm. Well read it again.

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    Don't read A Song of Ice and Fire. You won't like Sword of Truth anymore if you do.
    A better reason not to read it would be the fact it doesn't have lots of magic in it as was a stated preference.

    The first Law trilogy doesn't have much magic in it.

    I'm betting your'd enjoy the Book of Words trilogy by J V Jones. First book is "The Bakers Boy". Hobb's Farseer trilogy as well.

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    thanks guys for the input.

    really appreatiate your help!

    I did not start A Song of Ice and Fire because there is still 2 more books to come.

    I prefer a completed series.

    I Will look into The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and a few other books you have suggested.

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    Read David Gemmell's novels, almost all of them are great, start with Legend book 1 of the Drenai series.

    Also Tamir trilogy by Lynn Flewelling is a great read.

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