#1
So I just read Lord Of The Rings again. I must admit that I find all of Tolkien's work amazing and I love the world tha he has created.

Unfortunately, I've read all of his books (LOTR, Hobbit, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, Children of Hurin...).

What other authors are there thta have written similar books to LOTR? I need something with a huge world and unbelievable imagination.

I checked out Eragon and didn't much like it.

Harry Potter is also nothing compared to Tokien's world...

Any suggestions?

The best fantasy book (Tolkien aside) that I have read in the past years, was a bookt hat my friend wrote (very much inspired by Tolkien though).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#4
The Bible

Edit: OT, I'm not much of a reader so I don't really know maybe.....Discworld - Terry Pratchett?
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#6
A Song Of Ice And Fire is a better series than LOTR.
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
There are three trilogies, only ever read the first.
Like LOTR, but a hell of a lot more depressing, and features the real world in places. If I'm honest, I've never liked them that much, but I have a friend who swears by them.

If you're looking for a massive back-story sort of thing, try Ian M Banks's Culture novels. They're sci-fi, but there is a huge back-story there. Just takes a bit of thinking to read them, that's all.
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#10
Try the Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch - excellent series that looks to be about 7 books long once it's finished.
#14
Sara Douglass - check out the Axis Trilogy and such. Great author.

Oh and I second the Ian M. Banks suggestion. Even if you think you don't like sci-fi, if you're into high fantasy you should like his books.
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I've never really gotten into them but I've heard create this from it.
This was my childhood. I read one of these a day until I finished the entire goddamn series.

Hmmm, the Wizard of Earthsea? I remember reading that as a child thinking it was pretty kickass.
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#17
Read Magician by Raymond E. Feist - awesome book and beginning of a trilogy. There are also other books set later down the timeline in the same world, which is cool.

Also, Robert Jordan writes some pretty decent fantasy novels - the Wheel of Time series springs to mind, although it is enormous!

Edit: Gah, ninja'd on the Robert Jordan front.
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Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Terry Brook's Shannara series

there's a lot of books in each of those series, but good god they are grand.
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Coheed and Cambria.
Read the novel, then the comics, then pay close attention to the lyrics and watch as an entire epic unfolds before your very eyes and ears.

Actually im not sure if you could get the Year of the Black Rainbow book without pre-ordering it, but it is very good.
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The magician trilogy by Raymond E Feist.

And the whole span of books after it


This, but only up as far as Exile's Return. They've been getting progressively worse since then. The last book in the Darkwar trilogy was so bad I haven't dared to read anything after it.
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#21
Anything by HP Lovecraft. His universe is huge.
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#22
Coheed & Cambrias "Year of the Black Rainbow" was much much better than I had ever imagined. I thought the writing in it was great and it just grabbed me in.

Plus they just released a softcover of it for only 18 bucks.

If I needed some summer reading I would read it again.

Oh and one last thing. If you are wanting to just get into the band and their story, this is a great place to start.
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Check out Terry Goodkind. First book in the series is called Wizards First Rule.
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The Kingdoms of Thorn And Bone - Greg Keyes
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Terry Brook's Shannara series
Raymond E. Feist's Riftworld series
Star Wars

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The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

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This

although i prefer ASOIAF as the story is more badass, brutal and intriguing, WoT is really good to.
#26
Not quite the same but the Discworld series is amazing.

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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever
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Like LOTR, but a hell of a lot more depressing, and features the real world in places. If I'm honest, I've never liked them that much, but I have a friend who swears by them.


My mates been reading the first book for a few years now, even though he loves it he just can't bring himself to carry on.
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A Song Of Ice And Fire is a better series than LOTR.

I agree. Martin is an incredible author.

Another one you may enjoy is the Fionavar Tapestry series by Guy Gavriel Kay.
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