Any good fantasy fiction around these days?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
November 22, 2009 9:17am CST
I have finished the HP series, the Wheels of Time series, Lord of the Rings series. Is there any other good fantasy fiction series that might be worth reading? Recommendations please? Cheers! Ram
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
22 Nov 09
I really enjoyed Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Not exactly the same kind of fantasy - more inclined to the magical part, all told with a fabulous sense of humor. I've heard of another fantasy series, written by George R.R. Martin, but I can't remember the titles right now - I haven't read them, but the critics say it challenges Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Nov 09
Hmm... sounds good. But I am slightly concerned with these so called critics. I saw some critics recommend Robert Jordan's Wheels of time series as a challenger to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Believe me it does not even come close to challenging it. Cheers! Ram
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
22 Nov 09
I've read only a novel and a short story written by George R.R. Martin, both very good, but more on the S.F. side. I found out how that fantasy series is called: A Song of Ice and Fire.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Nov 09
ok... cool.. I like SF as well... Cheers! Ram
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@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
22 Nov 09
You could read Eragon and Eldest. Eragon was made into a movie. Here are the wiki links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eragon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldest
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Nov 09
Yes, I red Eragon and Eldest. There is a third book out on that series which I have still not read. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Give it a try. The third book would have you reading non-stop. Can't wait for the final book.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Dec 09
Good, then I will mark it for my Christmas book buy. Cheers! Ram
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
Hi, I have a list of books you could read. Spiderwick, The hobbit, Merlin, Cast in shadow, Narnia, The lightning thief, Myth and Magic, and Sales of sorcery.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
29 Nov 09
Narnia and Spiderwick, I have seen the movies. I will check the rest. Thanks for the suggestions. Cheers! Ram
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
You're welcome
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• United States
26 Nov 09
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is a good urban fantasy set in the "underworld" of present day London - London Below. I've only read this one and American Gods by Gaiman but I've seen the movie adaptations of both Coraline and Stardust and they were both very good stories and he is a terrific writer so..... The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher is another urban fantasy, this one in Chicago. If you enjoyed Harry Potter, I think you will enjoy the Dresden Files. There are a lot of parallels between the two characters but the writing styles are very different. The Dresden Files are written in first person, kind of like a detective series. Not quite as "noir" but the same sort of narrative. One of my favorite things about the books is that Harry (Dresden) tends to fight off fear and danger with humor and the worse things gets the drier his humor becomes.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Nov 09
Fantastic. Now you have thrown open a complete world in front. Let me try to knock these one at a time. Thanks for your suggestions. Cheers! Ram
• Canada
23 Nov 09
While it might not qualify as fantasy fiction The Skye Stone series by Jack Whyte is one of the best I have read (and re-read) Another couple of series that I really enjoyed would have to include the entire 'G.O.D. Inc.' series and 5 volumes of 'Bio of a Space Tyrant'
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
24 Nov 09
Thanks for the suggestions. Cheers! Ram
@dld999 (118)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I like the Tiger and Del books by Jennifer Roberson. They start with Sword Dancer I think. Good fantasy series.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Nov 09
How many books are there in this series? Cheers! Ram
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
22 Nov 09
Hi ram There are several books i could recommend to you. First try to look up for the dragonlance saga written by Weis & Hickman. There are more than 10 books of this(though not all with the same characters). Other one i would recommend(not too much actually but it was ok) is Eragon books. There are currently 3 books, the first one called Eragon, the second one Eldest and the third one Brisingr(a major disappointment in my opinion, though read it yourself to make your own opinion). An upcoming fourth book is expect to be realeased.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Nov 09
I have read both Eragon and Eldest and found it to be a bit of a disappointment. I have still not picked up Brisingr though. Will check out the dragonlance saga. Cheers! Ram
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 09
Hello Ram, I'm presently reading a really good book that borders on the realm of fantasy and it's called 'Once' by Clive Barker. I don't know whether you have read this book but I absolutely love it and it's nothing but pure escapism that I experience when I am delving inside its pages! I won't go into specific detail but I will just say that it's about this chap who is involved in a serious car accident and he finds himself returning to his childhood home at a castle with surrounding woodland. Anyway, once there he starts to experience exciting as well as horrifying things! It's truly gripping and I would highly recommend it to you. Andrew
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Nov 09
Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely check this out. Cheers! Ram