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Old 12-10-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Book sugestions.

i figured i should start a book suggestion thread for all those who would like to give and read book sugestions lol. here a few from me.

The farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb.

The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks.

Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Book 1 and 2 by Karen Miller

the accidental sorcerer and Witches incorporated by Karen Miller.

Chronicles of the necromancer by Gail z Martin.


ust a few to get the post started.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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This is not a Sci Fi or fantasy book but I found it very interesting. It is one my son's girlfriend (who is a public relations student) recommended to him. The title is:

The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
by Malcolm Gladwell

On the back cover there is a short synopsis, that I don't think will ruin it at all but might get someone interested in looking it up:

The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed best-seller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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I just finished reading a trilogy - a thriller by Stieg Larsson

The girl with the dragon tatoo
The girl who played with fire
The girl who kicked the hornets nest

Really great - page turners of books.

I have read a lot of Robin Hobbs books and they are excellent.
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I'd like to throw in a series as well, or two

Firstly, The Age of Fire books by E.E. Knight. The series in non complete as yet and is about dragons. The books are Dragon Champion, Dragon Avenger, Dragon Outcast and Dragon Strike. The 5th book, recently released, is Dragon Rule. I'd add in a synopsis, but I don't know how to do that without spoilering it lol. If you have read Graham Edwards Ultimate Dragon Saga, you'll love these.

And to the next set... The Ultimate Dragon Saga by Graham Edwards *Grin* This trilogy consists of Dragoncharm, Dragonstorm and Dragonflame. Based on a small group of dragons that find themselves travelling to help the world 'turn' true and reach the next age, Dragoncharm is one of my favourite books, and the rest of the series proves as enjoyable.

As a tie in, Graham Edwards other series, the Stone series, is pretty awesome. The trilogy consists of Stone and Sky, Stone and Sea and Stone and Sun. This trilogy follows two people taken to a new world by one of the main antagonists from the Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy. It's a great series and leaves me boggled after reading it due to the orientation of this world, which is vertical!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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Anything, and I mean ANYTHING by Terry Pratchett gets a read, and a re-read and multiple re-reads by me. Just finished my annual read of The Hogfather!
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Urban Shaman
Thunderbird Falls
Coyote Dreams
Walking Dead (not out yet)

by C. E. Murphy

I'm not sure how to describe the series, definitely fantasy but not hard core. Based in this world with a mystical twist to it. A fair bit of action and little to no romance but loads of interaction. I really enjoyed the books and have Walking Dead on order at the library already.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:56 AM   #7
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great sugestions here are a few more from me.

The Vampire Earth series by E.E. Knight

The Dresden files by Jim Butcher.

The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

The codex Alere series by Jim Butcher.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:42 AM   #8
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I just finished reading a trilogy - a thriller by Stieg Larsson

The girl with the dragon tatoo
The girl who played with fire
The girl who kicked the hornets nest

Really great - page turners of books.

I have read a lot of Robin Hobbs books and they are excellent.
Oooh I've read that too Mary, waiting for the local library to get the 3rd volume - I'm first in line to get it

I quite like to read David Eddings, got all series of him, The Belgariad, The Mallorean (5 books each series), The Elennium and The Tamuli (3 books each series). Unfortunately he died this June

Another one I liked reading is the Left Behind series by LaHaye/Jackson; it's based on the Bible, the Revelations of John, pretending the Apocalypse is happening nowadays.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #9
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I would also recommend books by Terry Pratchett and David Eddings. I have loads by them and love them. Other ideas from my book shelf:

The Pelinor series by Alison Croggon. This has four books:
  • The gift
  • The riddle
  • The crow
  • The singing
I really enjoyed these, they were very hard to put down and had some good, unexpected twists in them.

I also like Trudi Canavan. I found the Age of Five series better than the Black Magician Trilogy, though both were good. They were a bit more predictable in places than the Pelinor series though.

Temeraire by Naomi Novak is also a good read. She has five in the series now with more still to come (possibly another five). They are all very readable, but I personally preferred the earlier books to the later ones.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #10
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Book lists growing all is good and Birgit i think you should look for The Redemption of Althalas by mr Eddings.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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Book lists growing all is good and Birgit i think you should look for The Redemption of Althalas by mr Eddings.
got that at home Myth, as well as the Dreamer Series. Just forgot to mention those.
Library had the last Stieg Larsson one yesterday and I am the first one to take it out!
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I've posted this link in a couple places. We use it at the library and recommend it constantly.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

What a lot of people really like is if you search David Eddings, it gives you similar books or books that the author recommends. For authors like him, it breaks the books down into their series so you can read them in order.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:28 AM   #13
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A greatset of replies and good info.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:19 PM   #14
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I just finished a trilogy by Maria V. Snyder: Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study. It was fantastic I couldn't put the books down.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:31 PM   #15
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ihave seen those i may have to look into them.
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We have just read Maria V Snyder's first in her next set, Storm Glass, the Opal Cowan series, waiting for Sea Glass, which was published yesterday. She was a minor character in the first set and now is the main one in these. An excellent read, very fast action and hard to put down.

Keruval's son has the first set of 3, which he is going to send to us. From Maria's web site, she has just finished the 4th in the the Study series, called Ice Study, imminently due for publication. There is a 5th in the offing as well.

Another new author we have found is Gay Longworth, she is English and lives in London. They are detective fiction but again very hard to put down once you start them. Her main character is a female DI called Jessie Driver, with the usual obnoxious male colleagues to contend with. There are only 2 books so far, Dead Alone and the Unquiet Dead. Both keruval and I read them both almost at one sitting each, but did finish them at one a day. Very gripping writing with quite a lot of complex plotting going on.


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Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince series
Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy
Anything by Juliet Marillier
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It's great going to the library with a list of authors to look for.
I only came home with 8 books last time! Am finding some, but not all, the recommended authors. Will report back
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Keruval's son has the first set of 3, which he is going to send to us. From Maria's web site, she has just finished the 4th in the the Study series, called Ice Study, imminently due for publication. There is a 5th in the offing as well.
I hadn't heard of more books in the Study series Can you send me a link to the site you are talking about please
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Hi Toni,
Here is one link, but if you just Google her name you will get quite a lot of sites devoted to her

http://www.mariavsnyder.com/


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Hi rikewoo, thats the site I have for her but can't find the book you mentioned. Oh well.

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Hi Toni,
Went back and looked again and found there were only the 3 Study books mentioned. I had it bookmarked on my computer last week,but had a very serious virus that meant I had to have my hard drive re-formatted so lost a lot of info

Anyway, knew I wasn't madand had read excerpt from Ice Study. So went hunting again

Here you are, is on her web page under books, but for some reason when you go in it doesn't show it.
http://www.mariavsnyder.com/IceStudy.php



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Just finished reading the first book in The Wheel of Time Series, The Eye of the World. Loooonnng book. But enjoyable. Thank you for the recommendation! Now I get to read book two, The Great Hunt.

Since I only get to read during break times at work, it has taken me quite some time.

(Actually, I still have the glossary to read in the first book. Wish I knew it was there before I started reading. I'm pronouncing some of the names wrong. Too late now.)
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I get to read the book now as long as I dont bend the cover back. Very difficult for me Ill tell you!
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Just finished reading the first book in The Wheel of Time Series, The Eye of the World. Loooonnng book. But enjoyable. Thank you for the recommendation! Now I get to read book two, The Great Hunt.

Since I only get to read during break times at work, it has taken me quite some time.

(Actually, I still have the glossary to read in the first book. Wish I knew it was there before I started reading. I'm pronouncing some of the names wrong. Too late now.)
I have that book in my to be read area of bookshelf. I will check for the glossary before I start reading. Thanks Wolfie!
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Read the Wheel of Time up to the 5th book, but then got fed up with the way the "girls", treated the "boys", as if they also had not grown up and should be treated like men.

It now is going on to the 15th book, having been taken over for completion on the death of Robert Jordan.

Much preferred the Stephen Donaldson's, Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Went through the 1st and 2nd series and on to, the Last Chronicles, am now waiting for the third in the final trilogy. Much more believable than Wheel of Time.
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I enjoyed the Thomas Covenant books, too.
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Ditto on the Thomas Covenant books, but I still wanted to slap him.
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A series my one son is mad about is David Farland, Runelords. I read the first 5 and then sort of lost interest. Not that the books changed in any way, my interest in them just waned.

1. The Sum of All Men (1998)
aka The Runelords
2. Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)
3. Wizardborn (2001)
4. The Lair of Bones (2003)
5. Sons of the Oak (2006)
6. Worldbinder (2007)
7. The Wyrmling Horde (2008)
8. Chaosbound (2009)
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I just finished reading the, Elizabeth Kerner trilogy, Song in the Silence. The Lesser Kindrid and Redeeming the Lost.

They are just great books. I see from her website she is writing a second trilogy, it will be well worth the wait.
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