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Old 12-03-2009, 02:23 AM   #1
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Similar to Wheel of Time?

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Any good series you guys know of similar to the wheel of time?(Im gonna read mistborn and elantris since Brandon Sanderson did Book 12 and it was good) Or something similar to inheritance?

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Old 12-03-2009, 04:19 AM   #2
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I don't know about inheritance, but in terms of good adult fantasy, I would recommend either the Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin or The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.

There's a very good site with a ranking of the best fantasy out there. You can use it as a recommendation guide.

http://www.bestfantasybooks.com/top25-fantasy-books.php
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I'm reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind at the moment - in quite a few places it reminds me of the Wheel of Time stuff - give it a go.
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All 3 look good lol. thanks
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I'm reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind at the moment - in quite a few places it reminds me of the Wheel of Time stuff - give it a go.
Yeah. Some people say TG ripped off the idea from Robert Jordan's WoT.
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Yeah. Some people say TG ripped off the idea from Robert Jordan's WoT.
I had a slight feeling that Jordan ripped some of his ideas from George RR Martin - the use of whitecloaks, people connecting to wolves, children of the forest (very similar to Jordan's Ogre IMHO). There are a few others that have struck me. I read the first 6 books of WOT before starting on Martin's A song of fire and ice.
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I'm reading The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind at the moment - in quite a few places it reminds me of the Wheel of Time stuff - give it a go.
I will second this one, I thoroughly enjoyed this series especially the first 4 or 5 books.
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What about the original Terry, Terry Brooks (Sword of Shannara, etc.)? His fantasy novels are more along the adventure line (he admits as much himself), but they are nice and thick.

Also, other popular fantasy authors include David Eddings, Raymond Feist, David Gemmell, etc. And of course Tolkien. I've also heard really really really good things about Glen Cook, especially his Black Company series -- and his stuff is being reprinted by Night Shade. (E-book editions of some of his fantasy novels are available through Baen's Webscriptions.)

Oh, and since Robert Jordan wrote a few Conan the Barbarian stories for Tor, I'd recommend the original Conan books by Robert E. Howard. You can find some of the original stories on Project Gutenberg Australia, and they have been reprinted in both print and e-book editions.

Baen has a category for fantasy e-books:
http://www.webscription.net/c-5-fantasy.aspx

Oh, and check out some Baen fantasy on this CD, available legally:
http://baencd.thefifthimperium.com/05-ScepteredIsleCD/

I hesitate to recommend Stephen R. Donaldson's "Thomas Covanent" series. I loved them, many others find them depressing and/or overwritten, and almost everyone hates Thomas Covanent himself. So be warned that you may hate them. Or at least you will hate ol' Tommy.

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I asked for help in a writing chatroom and got more.
Someone else mentioned the Elric series by Michael Moorcock. The first omnibus is available for free in various editions -- Kindle, Ereader at Barnes & Noble, etc. (See thread here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...ighlight=elric)

And the Fafhard and the Gray Mouse series by Fritz Leiber is one of the classics of the fantasy genre. Leiber is the guy who coined the term "sword and sorcery." Even better, they are available as multiformat e-books at Fictionwise. Here is the first one:
http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b1...z-Leiber/?si=0

Other recommendations from the writing chat include Jack Whyte, David Farland, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and Steven Erikson. If you want looong books and a very involved series, Erikson is your guy.

And in the "I can't believe I forgot this guy" category, what about R. A. Salvatore? My nephew adores him, especially the Drizzt books. He loves loves loves the swordplay. My nephew also likes Stephen Lawhead's fantasy. Some of their books are available in e-book format (DRM versions, however). I think one of Salvatore's books might be available in a free edition for Kindle and/or Ereader?

Can you tell I read a lot of this stuff?

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Old 12-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #9
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Lol @ reading alot, i dont know too many authors, i used to read alot when i was in junior high but switched to gaming in high school then a little over a year ago.
Thanks alot for all the suggestions gonna take a while to decide what to read lol. I have 3 weeks off coming up in 1 week after exams (should be studying now), but atleast now i have alot of options .
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I had a slight feeling that Jordan ripped some of his ideas from George RR Martin - the use of whitecloaks, people connecting to wolves, children of the forest (very similar to Jordan's Ogre IMHO). There are a few others that have struck me. I read the first 6 books of WOT before starting on Martin's A song of fire and ice.
What books of George RR Martin?
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I believe he was talking about his series: a song of ice and fire
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Jordan would have a hard time ripping off a Song of Fire and Ice, considering that it was written when he had at least 10 volumes of Wheel of Time out...
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You have it the opposite way, its the other way around, Solicitous said that Martin ripped off some idea from WoT
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I believe he was talking about his series: a song of ice and fire
He surely must have checked publication dates before he posted
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