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I am always looking for new stuff to read and I would guess that some others in tesofia are too. So do you know of any good book series? Popular, little know, fantasy, anything.


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LOTR. 'Nuff said.


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Lord of the Rings. And the two Elder Scroll novels. :D


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The Hunger Games and the Divergent Trilogy.


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It's a little harder to find and not all the novels have been translated to English, but Witcher hands down is one of the best and most unique fantasy series out there it really is a cool concept with some really great characters. I will warn it does not shy away from morally questionable materials and even the heroes of the story are sometimes far less than heroic, but it is a great read.

A Song Of Ice and Fire is a good and very unique series personally I have some significant issues with it and the author, but still always feel due to its amazingly well written characters and intense and interesting story that it is worth recommending. It has a consistent tone and atmosphere that pulls you in and makes you live in a world of many moral quagmires and makes you question morality at many points due to a very well written set up and very thought out characters. I have to say on that note it executes something few novels and things do which is making characters you are determined to hate and loathe at points if not all together making them redeemable to those of us who can understand sometimes what drives the human mind to certain things.

Wheel of Time is one I just started to pick up I am getting used to it and it is a little out there with some of it's concepts, but it is rather interesting and as it is one of the few of these series that is really a full collection it is the easiest to read quickly and not feel to bad.

With the others a few of the Witcher novels even though they are not of the main arc may not ever be translated. A Song of Ice and Fire is notoriously slow to release due to the length of the books and the time the author takes with writing them (it's honestly a little ridiculous if you ask me)

Other than that this book is not part of a series, but if you like post apocalyptic settings it is a must read and personally one of my favorites which is The Road. It is a very interesting story and a very intense read that evokes a lot of emotion. There is a series I have yet to read that also caught my eye called The Blade Itself and from all accounts it looks worth a read.


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My favourite would have to be Terry Pratchet's Discworld- The Night Watch. It's brilliantly written with great characters, an intriguing storyline and a satirical way of looking at life.

If you like historical novels, then Bernard Cornwell is- in my opinion- the best guy to go to. Although his Sharpe books are the most famous, the Warlord trilogy (based on the legend of Arthur) are my favourite, as it has a mystical edge to it, and it has more twists and turns -a little like ASOIAF.


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I would recommend most books written by Tolkein besides LOTR, the Hobbit is a great book though personally I would not recommend reading it and watching the movies. The inaccuracy almost drove me mad... if you haven't read the GOT books then I would recommend them as well.

Other than Tolkein I would recommend Jack London's books, Call of the Wild in particular is a great book and I still love to re-read it. Treasure Island is another good book, as I'm sure you can guess from the title it's a pirate type book but it's pretty good in my opinion.
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Some of these might be a little more "childish" but, the Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan), Wereworld (Curtis Jobling), the Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini), the Ranger's Apprentice, the Brotherband Chronicles (John Flanagan), Alcatraz Smedry (Brandon Sanderson), Fablehaven (I forget the author), Lorien Legacies (Pittacus Lore), and the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (Michael Scott). These are just off the top of my head, if you want info on them ask me!


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I absolutely love to read and it's probably my favorite past-time. I love Tolkien's Lotr trilogy, and all his other books, the Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin and the Book of lost tales v1. and v2., The Unfinished tales and for the true Tolkien fanatic I also heartily recommend The full 12 volumes of the History of Middle-earth.

to lovers of Tolkien's fantasy world i would also recommend 'The Last Ringbearer' by Kirill Eskov, a re-written version of the event of The War of the Ring from Mordorian point of view, based on the proverb 'history is written by the victors'. While the Lotr trilogy is based around the good and evil morality of the characters and the Frodo's inner struggle, within this turbulent time on a magical, fantasy world, The last Ringbearer shows a far more political, conspiratorial side to the story. It is an absolutely amazing story that adds much depth to the somewhat simplistic story of Lotr.

The 'Inheritance' series is a good and well-written narrative, and definitely one worth reading but for some it may be somewhat infuriating and disappointing once you notice the book is the plot of Star Wars retold in a Tolkienseque fantasy environment...

When it comes to funny books there is nothing that I can recommend better than Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I've read every one and each and every one has made me cry hysterically with laughter every time I read it. They are filled to the brim with comical stories and gags which nevertheless are completely unforced and natural. In my opinion its impossible to read a Terry Pratchett book once and catch out every joke and gag which is partially what makes them so good. Apart from that the stories and plots of the books are twisted, intriguing and hilariously comical.

Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is absolutely wonderful with a great setting and story with highly emotional bits in it as well.

I could go on and on with this list as I have hardly begun but my fingers feel as if they will fall off soon, so yeah...


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Alcatraz Smedry (the series) is hilarious! It's chapters have names like [insert pi symbol] and most of them start on a tangent, similar to A Series of Unfortunate Events. The series centers on the Smedry family, people with "Talents" like breaking things and arriving late to stuff. The Smedry family, and their allies, battle the cult of evil librarians who are bent on controlling the world.


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Oh an I almost forgot the legendary Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy, I cannot recommend those books highly enough for sci-fi readers. My lungs always hurt from laughter every time I read those *sighs* they never get old.


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I've been reading the diablo: sin war trilogy
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I have a variety of recommendations myself, but for this thread's purpose I'll limit to the following:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Dragonvarld Trilogy by Margaret Weis
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson

I'd also generally recommend reading anything by Isaac Asimov, but especially: I, Robot.


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