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    Thread created on 23:44:25 - 23/06/14 (5 month ago)
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    What is your favourite book series?  

    I'm a big fan of the Inheritance Cycle, myself.
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    Posted to on 00:21:00 - 24/06/14 (5 month ago)
    can't say i have an all-time favourite but right now i'm reading the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams so i guess that's my current favourite
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    Posted to on 05:17:39 - 24/06/14 (5 month ago)
    R.A. Slavatore's Legend of Drizzt series.  I'm addicted to the series/saga of Drizzt.  I also like the cleric quintet, and other d&d novels.  I think I've got 50+, and plan on getting the Sundering series.  If there's one character besides the colorful cast of the drizzt series(drizzt, jarlaxle, gromph, cattie brie, regis, bruenor battlehamer, pwent, etc.) It would be Farideh, and some of the main characters from Erin M. Evans' 'Brimstone Angles'.

    For those that don't know, Drizzt is a drow, an evil race of dark-skinned elves that lives deep below the world of the forgotten realms in a matriarchal (theocratic) society in worship of the evil spider goddess lolth.  However, drizzt early on in the series struggles within himself as he comes to realize what it means to be a drow and has chosen to flee and live on the surface instead among his kin.  Each trilogy in drizzt's saga has some form of fighting racism, is it possible for there to be other good drow?  Should the dwarves negotiate peace with a newly forged kingdom of orcs?  However, a collection of short-stories that take place in the saga of drizzt and his friends really shines through with it.  At its heart, the series it is filled with self contemplation, and descriptions of martial prowess that I would imagine the choreography of a fight scene in a script might read.

    Brimstone Angels also deals with cultural stereotypes within the world of D&D.  The main character (and her sister) are tieflings.  Humanoids with a fiendish(devilish in 4e) ancestry and are subject to much superstition.  However, where Drizzt deals with stark contrasts, or trying to sort through the gray areas and what is right, this series is more a story of human failings and family, even if no one of the main family (Farideh, her sister, and their father) are not.  What Evans' rights for the girls personality are believable.  Neither of them are brainless, self-centered, boy-obsessed females, sure one might be a little vain, but to be fair she is pretty good with a polearm(halbred I think), good enough to get away with trying to pick a name for her weapon.  But to the story, without spoilers as best I'm able, Faridah's sister summons a half-fiend from the nine hells and while she steps out Faridah gets tricked into a pact(destroying their home in the process).  She and her family then leave town and travel as bounty hunters.  However, the pursuit of one bounty leads them to the city of Neverwinter, a city destroyed in a volcanic eruption now being rebuilt, and is being fought over by various evil interests including rivaling devil cults.  To add another layer of complexity, there are factions within the nine hells stirring trying to achieve various goals and undermine each other.  Instead of collapsing under its own grand designs and machinations, Evans' does a pretty good job of keeping interest and drama high without seeming like a tv drama that's gone on too long...at least for those that are familiar with the Forgotten Realms of D&D and how things work both within the setting, the novels in general, and the source materials for D&D.

    Regrettably, I do not have all those novels, and some of those are so old that they were inflated with european stories for one source, and another is likely to be censored, and I am unsure if some stories by lovecraft were ghostwritten by someone else or if the bookstore franchise had some reason to keep some stories out of a 'complete fiction' of his work that were in some other books that were collections of his stories.
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    Posted to on 16:04:28 - 24/06/14 (4 month ago)
    Wow.
    This is like a smaller version of my fav forum. "not torn forum"
    I read many book. I complete one every 3-4 days.

    I can't type here because the Title isn't English and I can't type using these keyboard.
    And it will be very weird if I translate it on English. ^_^

    Some of it would be
    " Apple Tree" It about..... relationship.

    " SECRET " This is a good book. Motivation related.. and I was forced to buy one because........... Nope I didn't

    " Shin Suikoden " First one. I love the part about "WILL"
    I can't find the third one. And I love it because someone Gift these book at my first "something" birthday.
    Ah..... Memory


    And there are a book about Train Tut Tut!!! Jesh Jesh Jesh <---- The sound Hahahahahahahaha 
    I forget the Title. But this book is a good luck charm for me.
    I forget to bring it when I go to Europe.
    Hmm.... Maybe I will ask my friend to ship it for me.
    No I didn't read manga. I only read 1 or 2 Chapter every 100 year ... Hahahahaha
    No seriously... I didn't read that type very often
     
    And the rest would be work related... Boring!!!
    ^_^

    Ah... the joy of reading.
    If you had a good book to recommend share it in here okay.
    I would love to read it.
    Last edited by LethalKiss on 16:27:36 - 24/06/14
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    Posted to on 19:31:07 - 24/06/14 (4 month ago)
    would say my favorite series for the last few years has been the Astral Saga by Bennette R. Coles, both Virtues of War and Casualties of War are a mix of scfi and the past blended together masterfully.

    virtues of warcasualties of war
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    Posted to on 21:58:42 - 26/06/14 (4 month ago)
    i thought i'd add a few others i liked ...mostly sword and sorcery

    Riftwar saga - Raymond Feist
    The kingkiller chronicles (currently incomplete) - Patrick Rothfuss
    Condor Trilogy - Jin Yong
    Night Angel trilogy - Brent Weeks
    Drenai Saga - David Gemmel
    The black magician trilogy - Trudi Canavan
    Dance of the gods - Mayer Allan Brenner
    Watergivers - Glenda Larke
    Darkover - Marion Zimmer Bradley
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    Posted to on 10:32:54 - 27/06/14 (4 month ago)
    The Rivers of London series - Ben Aaronovitch
    SPQR series - John Maddox Roberts

    and although there won't be new books of these 2 anymore:
    The cat who series - Lilian Jackson Braun
    Leaphorn & Chee series - Tony Hillerman
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    Posted to on 20:18:53 - 30/06/14 (4 month ago)
    3 series that immediately come straight to mind as being enjoyable for me are:

    The Discworld Series - Terry Pratchett
    The Dorsai Trilogy - Gordon R. Dickinson
    The Rats Trilogy - James Herbert
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    Posted to on 02:18:13 - 05/07/14 (4 month ago)
    Socrates series written by Plato.
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    Posted to on 08:12:49 - 05/07/14 (4 month ago)

    Harry Potter

    It's a story about a kid who talks to a snake at a museum.

    I think it ends then. The movies may have been embellished with a few extra lines but I quite enjoyed them.

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    Posted to on 12:01:04 - 05/07/14 (4 month ago)
    Hmmm tough question....Anything Jack L Chalker at the moment, although his stories are all very similar and written along the same lines.  I'd definatly recommend the 'Soul Rider' series or the 'Well World' series.

    For complete relaxation, I kinda like 'Jim Butcher'...the Harry Dresdon books are great.
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    Posted to on 08:27:38 - 06/07/14 (4 month ago)

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    Harry Potter

    It's a story about a kid who talks to a snake at a museum.

    I think it ends then. The movies may have been embellished with a few extra lines but I quite enjoyed them.

    lol, there's more to it than that.  While the 7-book series was a huge hit along with movies, I found myself feeling more and more...upset? frustrated? angry? With the movies as the series progressed after the 1st one.  There are however people who may not have read or heard or seen the whole series for one reason or another and thus they should be given more detail here.

    The series follows a young teenage boy wizard as he grows up attending a school of witchcraft and wizardry that's hidden in the UK.  As the first book progresses we are given a glance into the secret world of wizards and witches and learn that our main character did something that no one else had done before, before he could even walk or talk, defeat an evil wizard that had sought to conquer the world.  As the series progresses we come to find that the villain is not truly dead and each book provides new insight into the world of magic, shows development and growth in later books as the main characters are forced to face tough trials, and as for the ending well.... I won't spoil it, but I enjoyed it better than the endings for some anime series I've seen.  The epilog however, even the author regrets, from what I've heard.

    There are at least 2 other small paperback books that help expand on the world of Harry Potter, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', a book from the main series which looks like some of the main characters wrote in.  And, 'Quidditch Through the Ages' which details the evolution of the most popular sport of wizards and witches in the world of Harry Potter. 

    I have heard rumors that the latter two are to be turned into movies as well, though I do not know if that is true or not.  Also, it has been so long since I have last read them I can not remember much distinctly.  I also apologize for not going into detail about the series, but I could not remember much in terms of details or how to view it critically beyond the story in terms of each book individually and the story arc that spans all 7 books, and I did not want to spoil things for those that might still be reading or about to read those books at the time of reading this.

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    Posted to on 06:39:50 - 14/07/14 (4 month ago)

    When I was a kid and read romance novels I feel in love with RF Delderfield's Horseman Riding By series.  One of these days I'm going to re-read it and think of what I think of it now.

    As an adult, I've always had a fondness for Ernest Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories (collection of short stories)

    I like these more traditional series also:

    JR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings

    CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia

    Rowling's Harry Potter series  

    Amongst newer, non-mega popular, I really am enjoying 

    Anne Bishop's series which begins with "Written in Red" and only the 2nd book is done "Murder of Crows" - so far well written and page turners.

    Note: Can't stand the Twilight series

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    Posted to on 14:25:32 - 17/08/14 (3 month ago)
    The Wool and Shift series plus Dust, all by Hugh Howey.
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    Posted to on 19:33:14 - 17/08/14 (3 month ago)
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    Most quartets by Tamora Pierce
    A Song of Ice and Fire

    My reading list is generally pretty fantasy oriented.
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    Posted to on 08:59:46 - 20/10/14 (1 month ago)

    tn5421 [276835]

    What is your favourite book series?  

    I'm a big fan of the Inheritance Cycle, myself.

    I liked the books read the whe he first realsed them, not found anything simmiliar though which is a shame as I like those types of books

    Ive just finished book 10 the final book I  the girl in the box series my robert j crane and I really enjoyed them looking forward to the start kf the next series out of the box it should be good. :) 

     
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