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Are there any fantasy fans out there??

post #1 of 23
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I am a HUGE fantasy reader and recently discovered a great series by Jennifer Fallon...she is wonderful.

It seems to be one of those genres that you either are fanatical about or not the least bit interested in at all...

Which are you (if any) and if so, which books do you love?
post #2 of 23
I just love Tom Holt books and Robert Rankin! They write so well!

Has anyone else read any books by them?
post #3 of 23
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Never heard of them - what kind of stuff do they write?
post #4 of 23
Humour fantasy with a lot of English humour!

Here's Robert Rankin's Fan Club page - Sproutlore
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sar
I just love Tom Holt books and Robert Rankin! They write so well!

Has anyone else read any books by them?
I'm a massive Robert Rankin fan, I've read all his books but 2, I'm on Snuff Fiction at the moment and have just bought Knees up Mother Earth in paperback as it's just come out. I prefer to read paper backs, so I'll wait till his new one, The Brightonomicon, out this month in hardback comes out in paperback too.

As I'm running out of his books, I discovered Tom Holt, and I've read one of his books and have anothar waiting till I finish the ones I'm on right now.

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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Never heard of them - what kind of stuff do they write?
They are comic fantasy writers, if you like daft comedy and fantasy stories then you really should try them.
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Actually on reflection I have heard of Robert Rankin - but I've never read any of his stuff. I'll have to go out and get one! What would be a good one to start with?
post #7 of 23
I started with the Cornelius Murphy Trilogy, the first book is The Book of Ultimate Truths. It introduces you to a character called Hugo Rune who is mentioned a lot in other books, and it helps to know who he is.

Most of his characters are in a lot of the books to a lesser or greater degree, depending which set you are on. The Brentford trilogy (currently with 7 books in it) Is the main core of characters, so you could start with The Antipope.

His main fan web site is http://www.sproutlore.com/ You should be able to find more aboout the books there.

Happy reading.
post #8 of 23
I like Fantasy art..does that count?
post #9 of 23
Me! I like fantasy too!

I don't actually have much time to read at the moment, but loved The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, Dune, anything by Terry Pratchett and the Dragonlance books among others. Oh, and Lord of the Rings. I spent one summer when I was about 15 reading the whole trilogy during the school holiday, and it was one of the nicest ways to spend a summer I can remember!
post #10 of 23
Ooooh love fantasy.

I have read just about all the Dragonlance, Terry Pratchet, Terry Goodkind sets and am now working on George R.R Martin stuff. Also a really good read is The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan. Actually I really love anything done by the Dragonlance authors Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman...
post #11 of 23
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I read the Black Magician Trilogy last year - very cool huh?? You guys should try a Western Australian (yay!) author called Juliet Marillier. The trilogy (The Sevenwaters Trilogy) I read starts as an interpretation of the old fairytale The Six Swans, and is set in Ireland in Celtic times. They are just beautiful, beautiful books.
post #12 of 23
Sar, I have read my Pratchett books so much they're about falling apart LOL, do you think that Rankin's work would appeal to me? It's been so long since I've found a new author that I like, I just don't want to spend the money on gambling, and these days I find I vastly prefer something with some humor in it rather than the dark stuff that there's so much of.

Cindy
post #13 of 23
I'm not huge Fantasy fan but there is stuff I do like. @ of them being a pair of books by Diane Duane titled The Book of Night with Moon and To Visit the Queen both deal with cats that are wizzards and they are very entertaining. I think anyone who hangs here will like them. I also like David Weber's War God's Own Series
post #14 of 23
I know I've read something by Diane Duane, but I'll be darned if I can remember what . It was probably when I was active in SF Fandom in the '80's and was reading a wider variety of SF&F. I'll have to see about finding those.

Cindy
post #15 of 23
I LOVE FANTASY!

Just about anything by R. A. Salvatore is excellent!
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
I know I've read something by Diane Duane, but I'll be darned if I can remember what . It was probably when I was active in SF Fandom in the '80's and was reading a wider variety of SF&F. I'll have to see about finding those.

Cindy
Yeah She wrote a half dozen or so Star Trek Novels in the late 80' early 90's I guess It was.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Purity
Me! I like fantasy too!

I don't actually have much time to read at the moment, but loved The Dark Tower series by Stephen King,
Oy! (inside joke for dark tower readers)
Another huge fan of the Dark Tower series here...

Got caught in some Sara Douglass when I was sick recently. Other than classics like LOTR, I tend to read sci-fi stuff.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay
Oy! (inside joke for dark tower readers)
Another huge fan of the Dark Tower series here...

Got caught in some Sara Douglass when I was sick recently. Other than classics like LOTR, I tend to read sci-fi stuff.
Cute pics in your siggy Kim.
post #19 of 23
Does daydreaming count??
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay
Oy! (inside joke for dark tower readers)
Another huge fan of the Dark Tower series here...

Got caught in some Sara Douglass when I was sick recently. Other than classics like LOTR, I tend to read sci-fi stuff.
Oy! again. And another huge fan of the Dark Tower series. I love fantasy books too.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by BigKittenDaddy
Yeah She wrote a half dozen or so Star Trek Novels in the late 80' early 90's I guess It was.
Aha! Bet that's it, I know I picked up some of those.

Cindy
post #22 of 23
I used to be completely obsessed with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.. Well actually I still love it but I don't have much time to read Hopefully this afternoon I can finally start the book in the series I purchased over a year ago.. Besides that, the only "fantasy" I read would be vampire novels. I'm interested in other fantasy series, such as Terry Goodkind's, but I don't even have enough time for wOt let alone a new set of books!
post #23 of 23
Terry Pratchett and Robin McKinley are my bread and butter *prrrrrr* I love them so, but then, I'm also fond of a lot of the "classics" Madeline l'engle, Ursula LeGuin, just LOTS.I will also read anything that's a fairy tale retelling.
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