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    Excellent analysis, Mith. You just hit the nail on the head on the Fionavar trilogy for me.

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    tips his hat

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    a bit baffled here , cause someone said; If you like Gemmel you´ll prob not like Wurts.

    For me they are tghe most comparable authors überhaupt. I find the plotting, the traveling, the various adventures writing style very simulair.

    But than again, both are on my Black List. Maybe therefore a bit prejudiced.

    I find if you like
    Farlands Runelords , you ll like Goodkinds SoT series.

    If you like feists magician , you ll like the first 4 books of the Jordan series.

    If you ll like Hobb , you ll like Martin

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    uberhaupt???

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    I think "uber" is German for "over", so perhaps "uberhaupt" means "overall".

    (Just thinking out loud...or perhaps I should say on-screen?)

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    Lord of the Wild Hunt Mithfânion's Avatar
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    In this context it means "barring none". Correct me if I'm wrong Canaris.

    So, the most comparable authors out there.

    In another context, more often used, überhaupt means something like "anyway".

    "I wasn't going to do that anyway"

    "Ich war uberhaupt nicht vornehmens"

    Class dismissed.

    [This message has been edited by Mithfânion (edited May 23, 2002).]

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    Sorry , boys and girls. Überhaupt , used as I did , is an overstatement.

    They are the most comparable BY FAR.


    It was a slip of the tongue

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    If you enjoyed the Bridgeburners in Erikson's Deadhouse Gates you should read James Barclay's Chronicles of the Raven (Dawnthief, Noonshade, Nightchild).

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    ok, ill be brief because im stating the obvious:

    J.K.Rowling~Eoin Colfer


    Neil Gaiman~Terry Pratchett

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    Marrion ZImmer Bradley ~ Juliet Marllier ~ Cecilia Dart-Thornton

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    I loved Feist's Magician. I could not get through the first Jorden book.

    I loved Zelazny above all other. Is there anyone who compares?

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    Originally posted by cgw
    I loved Zelazny above all other. Is there anyone who compares?
    Steven Z.K. Brust author of The Vlad Taltos saga of books. Both Corwin of Amber and Vlad are cocky protagonists and the storeis are both told in first person narrative.

    Zelazny also write the introduction to Brust's saga of the War in Heaven, To Reign in Hell.

    I'd also suggest Neil Gaiman who has cited Zelazny as a big influence.

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    I'd also suggest Neil Gaiman who has cited Zelazny as a big influence.


    Well, no wonder everything outside of The Sandman sucks. I can't get through ANY book by Zelazny, and I've tried several.

    Obligatory on-topic remark: if you like wizards, you might like Barbara Hambly's trilogy, whatever it's called, that starts with The Time of the Dark.

    And if you like women in magic, you might like Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen.

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    I'm actually reading American Gods now which was dedicated to Zelazny. The concept is a little Zelazny-ish (Saberhagen-ish also).

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    Originally posted by lemming
    if you like wizards, you might like Barbara Hambly's trilogy, whatever it's called, that starts with The Time of the Dark.
    Just because I'm a helpful sort of a person, this series is the Darwath Trilogy.

    1. Time of the Dark
    2. Walls of Air
    3. Armies of Daylight

    There's also one called Mother of Winter that fits in there somewhere.

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