April 27, 2010 10:52am CST
Hey mylotters! I was wondering how many people out there enjoyed fantasy fiction. I'm a big fan of fantasy myself, my favorite sub-genre being high fantasy (the kind that takes place entirely in its own made-up world). So are you a fantasy fan? What kind of fantasy fiction do you like to read? What are some of your favorite books in the genre?
• United States
27 Apr 10
I love most kinds of fantasy fiction and am indeed a huge fan. While I do read a lot of educational stuff, fiction allows me to take a break from reality and into the land of 'what if?' I like everything from space travel fantasy, to time travel fantasy, as well as those that deal with the supernatural. I don't have any real favorites, but if I had to choose some it'd be Anne Rice's books, as well as the works of Bram Stoker, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire mysteries. I don't have one favorite, they're all good!
• United States
8 Jun 10
I love fantasy series especially because they tend to contain several other types of book genres, i.e. action, romance, mystery, and occasionally some historical parts as well to make their stories more believable. One of my favorite books is the Kushiels Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey (www.jacquelinecarey.com). This series contains such depth of writing yet keeps you interested throughout the entire books. They aren't just 300 pages long either. I stormed through every single one I could get my hands on because I loved the fantasy environment that the author created. It does have more of an adult theme but it's done tastfully, in my opinion. If I think of any others I'll definitely continue posting. Thanks for the topic.
1 May 10
I am a huge fantasy fan, like you I prefer High Fantasy, still like things such as Harry Potter and the like, that happen in the now, but are separate from what society considers normal. Like I said, I prefer High Fantasy, is that what you called it, the likes of Eragon, Lord of the Rings, Dragon Lance, and so forth. My favorite books are usually series, I am reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, just need to get my hands on book 12, I love the Dragon Lance saga, can hardly wait for the 4th installment of the Inheritance trilogy, the Belgariad, and the Malloreon are priceless, I may have to read them again soon, and the Crown of Swords...so many, basically once I start into one of these series, I become a part of them, my own separate character, that try as I might, I can't influence the story. My wife thinks I am crazy because I verbally tell characters what I think about what they should do.. With Appreciation.