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The Best Fantasy Book out there IS? November 12, 2006 12:26 PM

What's your recommendation for the best Fantasy book?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 12, 2006 4:01 PM

Oh gosh! I'm far too torn for this so it'll be a list. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Merlin Codex American Gods Good Omens and I'm throwing Wicked and Son of a Witch in here because it's satire fantasy-like and absolutely amazing books! And yes, Dragon Prince but I've only just started that series. I know it'll only get better.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 12, 2006 4:21 PM

Will also add The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. I read this book in high school for a grade and fell in love. Once of King's best work, I think. I love when he delves into fantasty. He should do it more often.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 13, 2006 6:59 PM

Gina D. picked "American Gods" which I'm glad to see as I'm reading that now. :) My pick would be "Neverwhere" which is also written by Neil Gaiman.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Amanda... November 14, 2006 5:24 AM

I found Neil Gaiman basically by walking into a book store looking for a new fantasty author. 'American Gods' caught my attention as did 'The War of the Flowers' by Tadd Williams. I chose 'American Gods' that day and fell in love with Gaiman's writing style. I've also read 'War of the Flowers' since too and it was great as well. I'm glad to hear that 'Neverwhere' is just as good - it's next on my list. 'Good Omens' is also really great -- it's co written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It's great because you can see each of thier styles come through providing a great, provocative story. Let me know how you liked 'American Gods.' It's nice to find another Gaiman fan!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Best Fantasy November 14, 2006 5:44 AM

I recommend Kushiel series. I like Melanie Rawn very much, especially Dragon Prince. LOTR was a great story, but I know I'm going to anger people by saying that JRR just isn't my favorite author.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Michelle November 14, 2006 2:44 PM

You're definately not the only one to say that about Tolkien. Have you ever tried to get through The Silmarillion? It's like reading a history text book. I started it 4 years ago, felt like I had to take notes to keep up, put it down in favor of a lighter read and feel like now I have to go back and re-read what I did to catch up. I'm determinded to finish it someday though. His imagination and vision astounds me, but his writing is a bit over the top and lengthy.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hey guys! November 15, 2006 10:27 AM

hmm, there r a lot of interesting names that I havent tried as of yet. But, I wanted to ask, has anyone tried Eragon by Christopher Paolini? It's absolutely fantastical.lol.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 15, 2006 11:02 AM

Hi! if I say this without thinking an hour, I'll pick Mythago Woods by Robert Holdstock  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 15, 2006 4:23 PM

I haven't read Eragon but I've heard of it. I probably won't read it for a while now because of the movies coming out but, it's good to hear a good review. Pekka - Holdstock also wrote the Merlin Codex that I mentioned in my first post. It's a fantastic series and I can't wait till the third and final installment comes out. He's taking him time, I think. The book you mentioned is on my future list - glad to hear it was just as good.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 15, 2006 4:27 PM

Um, never mind, I lied. Just checked on Amazon.com and I should have done much earlier. The 3rd book in the Codex was released in May of this year. The Broken Kings. YAY!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 27, 2006 7:34 PM

Hi everyone... I'm Willow Thank you for the invite Jacida I would have to say my fav is 'WICKED' but I think Gina already mentioned. :)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hey. November 28, 2006 7:27 AM

Okay. One of my all-time favorites is The Never-ending Story by Michael Ende (I think that's his name.). And I agree w/ Gina on The Hobbit & LOTR, but J.R.R. Tolkien's other worx r difficult. I also loved the Harry Potter series (impatiently waiting on the 7th book!) & the Shannara series by Terry Brooks. And yes, Deepshikha, both Eragon & Eldest were incredible, & I can't wait for the 3rd book! I also want to see the movie & try the video game. Speaking of which, I loved the Harry Potter movies, too, & I can't wait to see the others. The LOTR movies were incredible, as well. Amanda, what is "Neverwhere"? Raven  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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