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07-11-2002, 05:04 PM
Has anyone read anything from the Earthsea saga or the Otherland saga (I want to know about them before I buy them)? I just want to hear some oppinions. If not, can you suggest other fantasy books that you like? Thank you.
Goku Noble Warrior
07-11-2002, 05:12 PM
No I have not read any of those, and your welcome :p :D :p
the last frustration
07-11-2002, 05:13 PM
Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials are good... those are pretty much the only fantasy books TLF has read recently though...
07-11-2002, 05:31 PM
Yes i have read the entire, earthsea saga, fairly good, the second top last book just confuzzled me completely tho....
07-11-2002, 05:38 PM
Goku: You're welcome
TLF: Thanks, I think I'll look into it a bit
Creamy_Goodness: Fairly good means good to me. Should I expect to be confused on the second to last book also:( ? Is it really confusing? Oh, no, wait. You said confuzzled . That makes it a totally different situation:p
I read the three wizard of earthsea books and thought they were great! It's actually been a while since I read them though so I don't remember too much about them. I do remember liking them. But then, I'm a fantasy nut...all the Tolkien books are my favorite (followed closely by all of Asimov's Foundation and Robot series).
07-12-2002, 07:29 AM
I had them in my collection. I read both series, and enjoyed them both. But now I don't remember much about them......too much fantasy/scifi created an overload, I guess.....
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07-12-2002, 04:20 PM
m-I like Yolkien books too (as you may have been able to guess)
CatSuit&Ponytail-If you liked them, I suppose I will too.
The reason I asked about these books is because I was at Shinders the other day and I happened to see them. They looked interesting from just looking at the covers, but you can't judge books that way (or so they all say). The only problem was that they didn't have the first book of either saga:o
Off to the bookstore for me :D
07-13-2002, 12:42 AM
The Otherland books are awesome, very intense and epic. They aren't a series, it is really just one really long book that was split into four because it is expensive to publish a 4000 page book.
I definitely recommend these books.
How about taking an online trip to Amazon.com if you are in the United States, and Amazon.co.uk if you are in England. I think it is Amazon.com.de in Germany.
Anyway, look under Book, Author's name and believe me they will have the books along with descriptions. Look up David Eddings who has several series, Terry Brooks, who has several series, and Terry Pratchett who does fantasy with a lot of tongue in cheek humor.
07-13-2002, 04:28 PM
Old Mate- Yeah, I guess it would get expensive to publish that much. And can you imagine how heavy that would be?!
Dell- thanks for the suggestion. Terry Brooks is awesome:)
Terry Brooks...is he the guy (or is it a girl?) that writes the Shanara books? I've never read them but I've heard many good things about them! I plan on starting the series later this summer!
07-15-2002, 07:44 AM
Yes, he writes the Shanara seris. I've never read them either, maybe one day.
I've read pretty much everything Terry Pratchett has written though, his books are great.
What did Terry Pratchett write? Sci fi? Fantasy?
07-15-2002, 07:55 AM
Fantasy with a lot of satire in it. He is most famous for the Discworld books which he is still writing, I think there are 26 of them now. He has also written a few small series and a couple of kids books.
If you are interested, The Colour of Magic is the first book of the Discworld. They don'y have to be read in order, each one is it's own complete tale. The series really started to get going on the 7th or 8th book or so, Terry created some characters that are really funny and used them ever since. The earlier books are worth reading as well though.
07-15-2002, 07:58 AM
You will like books by Katherine Roberts, "Songquest" "The Crytal Mask" etc. these are really good!
08-05-2002, 04:33 PM
Well, I just got volume 1 of Earthsea. Not the greatest book ever, but it still held my attention till the end
08-05-2002, 11:49 PM
The Earthsea books are quite good (i have read the first 4, the 5th one has just come out) but i think Ursula Le Guins other books are better, alot of her books are based around the hanish uinverse and these are v.good and generally less confusing than the earthsea books too. You might like "the Left Hand of Darkness":)
08-06-2002, 01:18 AM
Well they're not novels, but since everyone here is talking about fantasy i might just tell you. The Fighting Fantasy game books have been recently re-released :D. They rule!
And about Terry Pratchett, his kids books are really good too. Not just for kids :p
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