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Initial post: Dec 30, 2011 6:25:46 PM PST
A. Leupold says:
I love fantasy novels, and am about to finish the Wheel of Time series (which may now be one of my favorite fantasy novels I've read despite the lengthy descriptions and tendency to wander.) I'm looking for a new series to get into. Any suggestions anybody? Some of my other favorite series/books are:

Song of Ice and Fire novels (Game of Thrones)
Dark Hunter novels
Farseer Novels
Mortal Instruments series
Tawny Man Trilogy
The Glasswrights Apprentice

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 6:35:55 PM PST
How about the Magician series by Feist
the Kingkiller series by Rothfuss
Acacia by Durham
Runelords by Farland

Haven't heard of the Dark Hunter books, I will look those up! Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 6:52:32 PM PST
A. Leupold says:
Oh, I totally forgot about the Kingkiller book! I read book one, but at the time the sequel had yet to be released. I'll be sure to read that one now =) Won't last me long though, so I'll still need to find a few new series.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:04:21 PM PST
Michelle says:
Mercedes Lackey
Tamora Pierce
Tanya Huff
Patricia Wrede
Diana Wynne Jones
Megan Whalen Turner

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:15:40 PM PST
Anthony says:
Steven Erikson - favorite author of all time
terry goodkind
ian c. esselmont
John Marco

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:27:15 PM PST
Ilona Andrews
Sharon Shinn
Michelle Sagara
Patricia McKillip

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 7:38:52 PM PST
Eddings - Belgariad
Terry Brooks - Shannara

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 7:54:28 PM PST
T. Watkins says:
Have you read Moning's series Darkfever? Check it out.

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 8:55:17 PM PST
Captain says:
Another vote for Steven Erickson and his Malazan series, best epic fantasy ever written after LOTR.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 9:01:16 PM PST
Krista Weber says:
Have you tried:
Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter
Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
The Forbidden Game Trilogy or Nightworld series by L.J. smith

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 9:03:52 PM PST
I second Terry Goodkind. A little winded at times but excellent series overall.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 5:39:39 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 31, 2011 8:04:13 AM PST
Richard Todd says:
The War of Twilight: The Resistance
Will it Never End
Tyranny of Talin
Dark Alliance: Hell Dragon

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 12:10:22 PM PST
fanofantasy says:
I read mostly fantasy books and every-now-and-then throw in a good paranormal romance/fantasy into the mix. Looks like we have similar tastes. Robin Hobb has another series called the Rainwild's Chronicles. 2 books are out with the 3rd coming out on Feb 2. Here are some of my favorites:

----Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
----Elantris & Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
----Darkfever Series by Karen Marie Moning (PNR/fantasy)
----Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson (PNR/Fantasy)
----Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (YA PNR)
----Succubus Series by Richelle Mead (Adult PNR)

The above series/trilogies are complete. I read the Sword of Shannara series (Terry Brooks) a long time ago and still have fond memories of it. Terry Goodkind was so-so for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 12:43:34 PM PST
Mercedes Lackey's older stuff. Most of her new stuff kind of sucks. It doesn't have the same magic to it.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 1:42:49 PM PST
Dave Duncan has several great series.
Raymond Feist is really good.
Terry Goodkind was good for the first four or so, then lost me.
Katharine Kurtz Deryni seris is pretty good/old school, same with Ursula K. LeGuin a Wizard of Earthsea.
I lost interest in Terry Brooks Shanara stuff after about the fourth one, also, but I really like his modern fantasy/horror stories about a Knight of the Word (I think that's what it's called).

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 2:25:13 PM PST
Raymond Feist magician series is a definite also the king killer series by Patrick Rothfus first 2 books are out but i hear the 3rd is do out soon. Don,t be put off the series is finished yet they are 2 of the best books i have ever read. Just ave them to my wife and she cant put them down. Stephen R Donaldsons A man rides through and mirror of her dreams are 2 I also highly recommend

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 2:27:25 PM PST
Need Series
666 Park Avenue Series
Sookie Stackhouse books

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 3:01:45 PM PST
Jeremiah says:
I saw the mention of Katherine Kurtz, which I loved as well, and should revisit!

Another old-school author would be Katherine Kerr's Deverry series, one the most interesting takes on reincarnation I've seen.

For newer things:

If you like darker stuff try Joe Abercrombie. Or for more heroic fantasy try Michael J. Sullivan.

Have fun!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2011 4:13:12 PM PST
Keir says:
My favorite is Anne Bishop's Black Jewel of the best ever.
Then there is the House of Night. I am reading the Song of Ice and Fire now..on book 4.

But I tell everyone that has not read the Black Jewels trilogy and the novels that bridge the are missing something excellent.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 5:12:09 PM PST
oldreader says:
I just finished reading the Wool series by Hugh Howey. So far, there are 4 books in this series with the 5th coming out in Feb. A great read and a real page turner. Sorry don't know how to do a link.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 7:15:06 PM PST
I love Anne Bishop's Black Jewels books as well, but I actually really like her Ephemera series even more. But I almost view these as Romantic Fantasy rather than Sword and Sorcery Fantasy. The Dark Elf books by R. A Salvatore are quite good, as well.

For Young Adult Fantasy, the "Heir" set by Cinda Williams Chima, "The Dark is Rising" four book set by Susan Cooper and the Diane Duane "Wizards" books are all very good.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 5:54:14 PM PST
srae says:
Try The Fortress of Owls, or the Faded Sun Trilogy by C J Cherryh, Hammerfall and the Morgaine Saga. Great books and she also writes science fiction.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 9:53:26 PM PST
I thought of the Faded Sun books, but those are Science Fiction - but very good!
Another old school author Patricia McKillip "Riddlemaster of Hed" series.
A stand-alone book that I really loved was "Sorcerer's Legacy" by Janny Wurts

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 10:42:28 PM PST
If you can find them, the Rifkind Saga by Lynn Abbey
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