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Old 06-23-2011, 10:55 AM   #16
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I'll third Wicked and second The Name of the Wind. I don't usually do fantasy, but I loved Wicked and the Rothfuss one comes highly recommended to me.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:07 AM   #17
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I listed nominations in post 2 up to this point. I will have to add links and blurbs later.

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Old 06-23-2011, 11:10 AM   #18
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I would like to 2nd The Burning Sky (Halcyon Book 1) - J R Lewis
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #19
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I will third (?) A Discovery of Witches.

Wicked is a great read too.
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Tha Name of the Wind!
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #21
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Come on, someone third Voyage of the Minotaur! It was written by an MR member.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:12 PM   #22
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Come on people, nominate quickly. We may be able to get a whole nomination thread completed without a single objection from Jon.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:35 PM   #23
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I would also like to nominate Book one of the "Wheel of of Time".

The Eye of the World
by Robert Jordan

The peaceful villagers of Emond's Field pay little heed to rumors of war in the western lands until a savage attack by troll-like minions of the Dark One forces three young men to confront a destiny which has its origins in the time known as The Breaking of the World. This richly detailed fantasy presents a fully realized, complex adventure which will appeal to fans of classic quests.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:40 PM   #24
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i'll nominate a couple and do like caleb and let it go from there.

1 - Storm Front: Book one of The Dresden Files

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Harry Dresden--Wizard
Lost items found. Paranormal investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things--and most of them don't play too well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a--well, whatever.

There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get... interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.


2 - The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1
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He holds the secret that can end the world.

The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty.

The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects, the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true.

And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #25
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Isn't Game of Thrones a series of four books?
In July, the 5th book will be released.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #26
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I'd like to nominate The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey. It's the first book in Five Hundred Kingdoms series.

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Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom's Cinderella -- the mistreated stepsister who fatefully falls in love with a prince, marries him, and lives happily ever after -- except that the prince is only a child! When Elena's stepmother and her two wicked stepsisters hastily leave town to escape debtors, she is left alone in the empty house to fend for herself. A 21-year old woman with no education, no money, and no hope of ever marrying a highborn man, Elena has only one option: to try to be hired as a servant. (At least she'll be paid for her hard work!) Then fate intervenes. She is taken on as an apprentice to a fairy godmother and is introduced to a life of magic and supernatural creatures.

Elena eventually becomes a fairy godmother herself and revels in helping steer people in the right direction. But when she helps three princes (one extremely handsome, by the way!) on a quest, will she let her emotions get in the way of her responsibilities?
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The prolific Lackey draws on the darker, Brothers Grimm side of fairy lore for her enchanting tale. In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, the Tradition, that ineffable magic, holds the promise of happily-ever-after for all deserving young maidens and courteous princes charming. But the Tradition also leads some in its thrall to pain, suffering and gruesome death. Feisty 19-year-old Elena Klovis seems destined to be an Ella of the Cinders (Cinderella), at the mercy of her wicked stepmother and greedy stepsisters. To escape their clutches, Elena tries to get work as a maidservant, but her fairy godmother, Madame Bella, has other plans for her. Elena becomes Madame Bella's apprentice, doing her best, among other challenges, to ensure that evil does not subvert Tradition. The only problem is that fairy godmothers are not themselves allowed to fall in love. It's up to Elena, who has vowed to reform a wayward prince, to tease out the threads of a new Tradition. Lackey has created an intelligent, self-possessed heroine with whom many readers will identify.
On Amazon.com 99 people gave this an average of 4 starts out of 5.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #27
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I would like to use my last two "nominations" to 2nd Storm Front: Book one of The Dresden Files & The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
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I should provide a brief synopsis of the book I nominated, Return to Wonderland, so here goes:

Alice is now a grown woman with a dysfunctional family. She's a mental wreak: Her husband is cheating on her with a woman from his office, her youngest child, a son, is a sociopath, and her teenage daughter is out-of control. This time it's her daughter Calie who falls through the rabbit hole to that dark realm of unmitigated horror and madness known as Wonderland to come face to face with her family's dire destiny.
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I second The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
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