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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg477211#msg477211
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2012, 05:26:02 pm »
Trudi Canavan is interesting. but i always feel like her stories are missing something, they have great concepts but im not sure they live up to their full potential. I thought the age of five trilogy was really interesting.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg477244#msg477244
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2012, 07:10:14 pm »
Trudi Canavan is interesting. but i always feel like her stories are missing something, they have great concepts but im not sure they live up to their full potential. I thought the age of five trilogy was really interesting.
I never read her age of five but did read the magician guild trilogy and thought it was pretty good.  However, the prequel sucked.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg477339#msg477339
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2012, 11:12:59 pm »
it basically revolves around a fight between immortal sorcerers called "wilds" and gods (who are beings of pure magic). Its been a while since ive read it but what I remember was loving the background to each of the immortals and what powers they had that allowed them to be immortal, and then looking at the main character and thinking her powers where kindof indistinct and under developed. Id give it like a 7 I think. If you liked the black magician trilogy youll probably find age of five to be a good read as well.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg477507#msg477507
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2012, 06:49:03 am »
Trudi Canavan is interesting. but i always feel like her stories are missing something, they have great concepts but im not sure they live up to their full potential. I thought the age of five trilogy was really interesting.
I developed a taste for her style of writing. The age of five trilogy was also great. I liked the mechanisms of magic there.

I never read her age of five but did read the magician guild trilogy and thought it was pretty good.  However, the prequel sucked.
The sequel series even more (I did only read the first one). I don't know if the whole sequel series is released till now.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg480560#msg480560
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2012, 09:44:08 pm »
Brandon Sanderson! *swoon* My favorite is The Way of Kings, but Elantris, Warbreaker, and The Mistborn trilogy + The Alloy of Law are all amazing too!

I can't quite get through The Wheel of Time series. They're vastly overrated in my opinion. I got through the first two books, and I will probably force myself to read all of them just because I'm a huge Brandon Sanderson fan and want to read all his books. The biggest problem I have with them is 1. They're overly predictable. and 2. All the main characters are whiny brats.

Before my Brandon Sanderson obsession, my favorite book series was the Knights of the Round Table stuff by Gerald Morris--my favorite book surprisingly being book 4, Parsifal's Page.

No mention of the Bartimaeus trilogy + the prequel by Jonathan Stroud? I swear, they must have only been popular at my school or something. The main character Bartimaeus is hilarious, and I think this book series is the perfect mix of humor and darkness that's really hard to duplicate. I think even the author has failed to comprehend and duplicate the brilliance of the character Bartimaeus, which is why he then wrote a prequel that doesn't entirely make sense but still amazing, while his other books are dull and drags on and on.

I just recently read Mortal Coils and the sequel All that Lives Must Die. As you can imagine, they're pretty dark and it's a book series that really questions what's right and what's wrong. Is duty more important or is warmth and caring? Do you kill one to save another? Do you kill many to save your loved one? Do you let someone die for the good of all? All the characters are really realistic, sometimes so complex and multifaceted that they feel...hyper real.

For something lighter, I love the Erec Rex series by Kaza Kingsley. I personally like this series better than Harry Potter because the characters are slightly more flawed and the tone stays consistent throughout the different books.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg480633#msg480633
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2012, 12:28:53 am »
Lord of the Rings is likely my favorite series of books I've ever read. Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is amazing, and while I can't personally vouch for his other books yet, I look forward to more of his writing. C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia were a childhood favorite as well.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg491620#msg491620
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2012, 10:50:46 pm »
Just quoting one would be too hard for I have several ; I'm very fond of fantasy novels you know...
So...
Moorcock - Legend of Hawkmoon
I enjoyed a lot how the author melts imagination with some reality

Weis & Hickman - The Soulforge (part of Dragonlance saga)
Can't really explain why I enjoyed this one but it did enthral me when I was reading

Williams - Otherland
The plot around a parallel virtual world particularly fascinated me
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Fearon also said "never fall in love with someone who is unable to lionize you as you deserve, for he knows who you are. If he doesn't praise you, he's not worth of you"

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg497179#msg497179
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2012, 02:02:47 pm »
Percy Jackson

 

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