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  • #16
    "I don't find myself in the same luxury as you. You grew up in freedom, and you can spit on freedom, because you don't know what it is not to have freedom." ---Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Karachi Vyce View Post
      i started a new thread, he deserves it

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      • #18
        A truly excellent fantasy book series that I would enthusiastically recomment id "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson. This series was a trilogy (starting with the book, "Lord Foul's Bane").

        The story deals with a modern day man who has become very ill and his life has been collapsing around him. His wife has left him and he struggles alone until one day he is injured and collapses. When he awakes, he is in a unknown land where his wedding ring (which he never removed) has magical power being made from white gold (rare in this new land).

        Convinced he is in a dream, he behaves pretty badly. But the residents recognize him (and his ring) as a savior prrophesized to them from legends.

        This series is really entertaining and is certainly a fantasy series (fight against evil, orcs, demons, magic, etc).... the series was so popular that ultimately a second trilogy sequel was also written... but the first was the best.

        Hope some of you give it a try... you won't be sorry.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by jonodan View Post
          A truly excellent fantasy book series that I would enthusiastically recomment id "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson. This series was a trilogy (starting with the book, "Lord Foul's Bane").

          The story deals with a modern day man who has become very ill and his life has been collapsing around him. His wife has left him and he struggles alone until one day he is injured and collapses. When he awakes, he is in a unknown land where his wedding ring (which he never removed) has magical power being made from white gold (rare in this new land).

          Convinced he is in a dream, he behaves pretty badly. But the residents recognize him (and his ring) as a savior prrophesized to them from legends.

          This series is really entertaining and is certainly a fantasy series (fight against evil, orcs, demons, magic, etc).... the series was so popular that ultimately a second trilogy sequel was also written... but the first was the best.

          Hope some of you give it a try... you won't be sorry.
          There is now a third trilogy coming out as well. I think that two of the three books are already out. The major problem I have with Donaldson is that he is way too descriptive some times. Having said that, I do like the books.
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          • #20
            The Thomas Covenant books are well worth the read, but I find I have to be in the right state of mind. I'm more of a traditionalist at heart and I want my heroes likable. There are a lot of times I just can't like Covenant. This isn't a criticism of the books -- it's part of what makes them unique. I devoured the first trilogy when it came out and I've read it several times since. There are just times when I won't enjoy them because Covenant is beyond a flawed hero.
            "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by WorkerCaste View Post
              The Thomas Covenant books are well worth the read, but I find I have to be in the right state of mind. I'm more of a traditionalist at heart and I want my heroes likable. There are a lot of times I just can't like Covenant. This isn't a criticism of the books -- it's part of what makes them unique. I devoured the first trilogy when it came out and I've read it several times since. There are just times when I won't enjoy them because Covenant is beyond a flawed hero.
              I've read the first book, haven't bothered with the rest.

              He's more than just unlikable, he's despicable. He RAPED someone little more than a child. And then just pisses & moans the rest of the book about him being a leper.

              Screw that.

              Oh, and Donaldson's writing in that is so oddly dense and archaic at times that it just gave me headaches.
              "I don't find myself in the same luxury as you. You grew up in freedom, and you can spit on freedom, because you don't know what it is not to have freedom." ---Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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              • #22
                You might like the Jim Butcher, Dresden Files series. Very noir urban fantasy and funny to boot. Racher Caine's Weather Warden series is good. Also, Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking series. Kelly Armstrong's stuff deserves a strong mention too. It's a good time for fantasy right now. In a classic mood: Fritz Leiber's Gray Mouser series works well.
                Last edited by luvB5; 10-05-2007, 08:29 AM.
                no boom today . . .

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                • #23
                  Any book by David Gemmell is a fantastic read

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