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Initial post: Feb 5, 2010 12:48:50 PM PST
Kenny431 says:
The Truth of Love After LifeI have just finished reading this book and it was absolutely epic. Can any one please recomend any other fantasy or horror books to me from new people and please no vampire books

Posted on Feb 5, 2010 5:05:57 PM PST
Kenny431,
I'm almost done reading Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is by C.S. Marks, and I'm really enjoying it - very epic (similar to LOTR) and without vampires ;). Marks isn't a new author, per se, but she is an indie author so you might not have heard of her books. Anyways, they're worth checking out. Happy reading!
-J.E. Johnson The Legend of Oescienne: The Finding (Volume 1)

Posted on Feb 5, 2010 5:16:55 PM PST
Kenny431 most of us would appreciate it if your review doesn't just say that a book is good, but explains why. It is hard to recommend books to anyone who wants a book with only one review and a single line in the product description. The book is not on the kindle and does not yet have the "search inside" feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2010 6:40:35 PM PST
Boric says:
I don't think that a book has to be on Kindle to be recommended as worth reading, speaking as one who doesn't have and won't be getting a Kindle. But the "search inside" feature is useful and it would be helpful to know why Kenny 431 likes this book. Um (coughs) assuming he/she is not the author, of course ...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2010 7:10:37 PM PST
Boric says:>>... Um (coughs) assuming he/she is not the author, of course ...

Let's just say that it crossed my mind. It could also be a friend of the author who hasn't actually read the book. I would hope the author would be more articulate about his own book.

As for the kindle, the sample feature allows readers to get a good idea of what a book is like before buying. People who don't own a kindle might consider getting a kindle app for the computer and looking at a sample before buying a book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2010 8:56:07 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 11:14:05 AM PST
C. Sachs says:
>>I would hope the author would be more articulate about his own book.<<

Perhaps it's because I'm much more rooted in the visual arts, but I don't believe in that. I guess I believe that if you can be too articulate about your art then you risk having the explanation of the art become more vital and more meaningful than the art. Or even, you don't write/paint/compose/etc. because you've expressed yourself through the discussion about your art.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 11:46:42 AM PST
If you like the short stories of Heinrich Hoffmann (Struwwelpeter), check out "enfant TERRIBLE". It's an original story inspired by Hoffmann's morbid morality tales for unruly children. Love it!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 12:03:50 PM PST
C. Sachs says:
Oh boy. Did you ever read Alice Hoffman's analysis of that and how she said it played into Nazi ideology?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 1:38:09 PM PST
Of Struwwelpeter? No. I didn't hear that. I know that there were a lot of different versions of the book (mocking Hitler and the Nazi's was one of them). But I never heard how it played into their ideology. I just know they're creepy, fascinating tales. I like the idea of the anti-fairy tale. :)

Posted on Feb 6, 2010 1:51:36 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 6, 2010 2:14:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010 6:58:44 PM PST
C. Sachs says:
There was a musical version a few years back, I think at American Conservatory Theatre.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 8:33:44 PM PST
Eowyn says:
Dune Elliot is a new author of the fantasy genre. The first novel 'Necromancer' is available on Amazon and you can watch the promotional video for it on YouTube to get a better idea of what it's about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaKZL54Y_j4

www.duneelliot.net

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 2:26:14 AM PST
Kenny431 why did you not want any vampire book, considering it would appear this IS a vampire book? I agree with Jenna it is nearly impossible to recommend a similar book given the information provided for this book - By the tags it would seem like the only type of similar books WOULD be vampire related.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2010 6:01:17 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2010 11:25:42 PM PST
Kenny431 says:
First off... I am not the author or a friend of the author. My post wasn't supposed to promote the book, I just stated what the last book was that I had read.

The author is from South Africa, as am I. I like to support local new authors and I came across him on Facebook.

I really liked the book because the characters were well developed and the story was fast paced. It's also a fresh idea, deviating from the current vampire genre that's doing the rounds. A follow up on this book is also inevitable.

I'll leave the author a post on Facebook so that he can join this discussion and answer any questions or comments that you might have. I believe we have to support new authors, where would we be if nobody supported Stephen King when he started out?

Thanks for the interest in this post and to the people who recommended some other new titles that I might be interested in.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2010 5:18:39 AM PST
Kenny431 says:
"First off... I am not the author or a friend of the author. My post wasn't supposed to promote the book, I just stated what the last book was that I had read."

Yes, but you wanted similar books and the book you mentioned is not popular enough to expect people to be familiar with it. Tell us what you like about the book. Good action? Humor? Character development? An interesting world? Good writing? Upbeat theme? Moral messages?

Don't make us guess.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 9:09:54 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 11, 2010 6:46:38 PM PST
You should definitely read Chronicles of Armonian Soul, then. It's an Epic fantasy and the characters are really cool. While there are vampires in the book, it's not 'about vampires'. I totally recommend it. Check out the synopsis.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 8:03:21 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2010 11:19:10 PM PST
Kenny431 says:
Lol If you read the original post you should see that I asked for recommendations on horror or fantasy titles.

The truth of love after life deals with the main character - Pete Anderson - coming to terms with the fact that he has supernatural powers that could mean that he is the salvation of the world or maybe the destruction of it.

The 1st chapter deals with his childhood and his realisation that he has these abilities. The rest of the book is set in the present when Pete is in his late 20's. He learns how to control these powers with the help of the rest of the characters and the love of his life - Penelope -.

I hope this helps. And there are no mention of vampires in this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2010 2:10:03 AM PST
Kenny431 says:
Yes please

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 11:47:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jul 4, 2010 12:40:17 PM PDT
Pete Kelly says:
Choices define our fate. In Pete Farrell's life, these choices changed the fate of his world in unpredictable ways. A millennium ago a war began that engulfed the universe. A ruthless dictator named Bocchio invented a weapon to seal his victory. Fate or chance denied him the opportunity to use the machine. Time passed and like many things the machine was forgotten. Then one day a young man named Peter Farrell would find it. Accidentally he triggers it sending energy coursing through him changing him. The next day he develops strength, speed, heightened senses, and the ability to fly. These abilties afford Pete the confidence and strength to lead a life he was always denied. However the day Pete found the machine something evil was awoken. Bocchio, frozen inisde the lab where the machine slept awakens. His desire for power magnified he sets in motion a plan to take control. In his effort to begin he starts with Pete. The newly confident Pete also discovers a darkness growing inside him. Born from a life always in the shadows. Bocchio seeing this attempts to turn him from all that he loves. Nearly succeeding, Pete is brought back after the loss of a loved one. No longer confident of anything, blaming himself for it all Pete is saved by a story from his families past. A lesson that will define his life. Deciding to act he takes hold of the darkness to strike back at Bocchio.

Naming it Shadow, he takes to the skies in a last attempt to make up for past mistakes. Everything builds to a final confrontation where his father's words will lead him to get justice for those lost in the night.

Darkness rises......The Shadow falls.....Light remains
Dawn of the Shadow (The Shadow Series)

http://dawnoftheshadow.webs.com/
http://dreambooksllc.com/index.html

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 6:04:20 PM PST
Hi all,

I just finished Need for Magic and loved it! It has a bunch of the cliche/formulaic stuff, wizards, dragons and a young man on a quest. What I found cool was that the magic was based on psychology. The author did a pretty good job of explaining how the villian manipulated people and made it seem like magic. Its been a long time since I've taken a psychology class, but now I want to check to see if the magic is real. I found I kind of got attached to the characters and I was a bit sad when I read the last page. Need for Magic
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