#1
As of lately I've been reading the LOTR books and also just started Game of Thrones, and I'm really having a blast.

What I'm asking is if anyone can recommend me some other fantasy books / series that I might look into after finishing these?

Appreciated.
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By the time you've finished A Song of Ice & Fire, there will probably be at least 15 new full series out to read
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Hmm so many suggestions, I wonder where to start.

Are the other books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series as good as Game of Thrones?

I'm on the second right now and it's just as good.
#11
I recommend the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, it's one of my favorites and it's a really unique story.
#12
Ooooooh my gosh. I highly recommend both the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (almost 14000 pages of delicious bookery) or the Terry Goodkind Novels, Sword of Truth or something. Can't remember the title of the series.
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Hey mate, I'm not sure about everyone else... But I really enjoyed the Eragon books, Like i blew threw them in a week, thats rare for me to read that much.

I would definitely look in to it if i were you
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Witcher, Dragonlance, Terry Pratchett books, Walter Moers books, Eoin Colfer has some fantasy-sort of books, the Death Gate Cycle series, and so forth. These are the ones I can think of without browsing my bookshelf.
#15
Eragon is refreshingly to the point in comparison to some of the more meatier ones... I like both kinds but Eragon gets overlooked a little. I thought it was great.
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#16
Eragon, didn't think of that one. Also, thanks for reminding me of Artemis Fowl, I started reading those when I was younger but never got to finish them!

Sounds like I will be having lots of reading to do.
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I am a large fan of everything Terry Brooks. I first read his Landover series (which was awesome) and then moved into The Word And The Void trilogy (the first of which, Running with the Demon, is single-handedly the best urban fiction novel ever written and my personal favorite book ever) and am now slowly making my way through the various series taking place in the Land of Shannara. I've finished the Shannara trilogy (the first books he ever published) and the Herritage of Shannara trilogy this past August and will soon be moving onto the next series he's written after I finish up some Non-Terry-Brooks-Books.

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Hmm so many suggestions, I wonder where to start.

Are the other books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series as good as Game of Thrones?



On the 4th now, and yes...they are very good. But don't expect them to move anywhere fast. They aren't LotR.
Much more about the politics and how people act, rather than epic adventures. People have died and changed sides a lot, but no ones really in much of a different place than they were 3 books ago.
#21
Malazan Book of the Fallen, Wheel of Time and Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are all meant to be good series.
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#23
I would suggest Eragon. It's not particularly original (or even well-written at first) seeing how it's Star Wars set in Middle Earth, but it's a fun little story and I love the way he describes magic. It actually goes into detail, and doesn't glance over it like Tolkein or even J.K. Rowling do. And the last book is coming out in almost a month so you have something to look forward to when you finish them!
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Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, David Eddings, and Terry Brooks were favorites of mine. I'd recommend all of their stuff.

Though, Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series are both quite lengthy, they're excellent.

David Eddings' characters tend to be smartasses and get some good digs in on each other, so that's fun.

Dune is a good blend of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, if that trips your trigger.


Oh, and I enjoyed reading Dragonlance books too.
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#26
I read the Shannara series, was pretty decent. Similar to the Lord of the Rings, but not nearly as good.
If you haven't read The Hobbit, I suggest doing so.

But I truly feel LotR is the king of the Genre, so don't expect anything better.
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Anything by Brandon Sanderson (especially the Mistborn Trilogy) or China Mieville is a must read. I'll also throw in a vote for The Wheel of Time series, since even though it drags a bit it's an enjoyable read on a massive scale. I enjoy Raymond Feist's books as well.
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#28
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)
#29
^^^ better from younger kids

I would suggest The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. Truly amazing story, bit dark, however you will be glued to the page. Very interesting is the description of magic in the book and the idea of being able to choose your destiny
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I read the Shannara series, was pretty decent. Similar to the Lord of the Rings, but not nearly as good.
If you haven't read The Hobbit, I suggest doing so.

But I truly feel LotR is the king of the Genre, so don't expect anything better.


I did read the Hobbit, it was quite a fun book.

LOTR does seem like an amazing piece of writing, I shall see if anything matches its greatness
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Hey mate, I'm not sure about everyone else... But I really enjoyed the Eragon books, Like i blew threw them in a week, thats rare for me to read that much.

I would definitely look in to it if i were you


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^^^ better from younger kids


probably, it's been a while since I've read it. I just remember it being my second favourite series following HP.
#35
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont
The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks

Can't remember the name of the series, but R.A. Salvatore has some good ones. I think it's the Homeland series?
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#36
The rest of ASOIAF (so far) mostly keeps up the high standards set by the first book. Espicially A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. In fact, I'd say that A Storm of Swords is hands down the best book in the series. The next two, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons aren't quite as well recieved, because the story seems to slow down quite a bit. I get the feeling that once the series became so popular as it did, GRRM allowed himself a bit more license to go off on tangents that he might not have included earlier. They're still good books, it's just that things happen more slowly.

I'll throw in another recommendation for anything by Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn is a great place to start with his books.

I've recently finished the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and that was really good. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there. He seems to delight in making it seem like something cliche is going to happen, then pulling the rug out from under you. Great characters too.

I can also recommend a slightly more obscure series, Paul Kearney's Monarchies of God. It's a fairly brutal renaissance-era epic fantasy, mainly based around religious wars. It's unusual for an epic fantasy in that everything happens pretty quickly, and each book is only about 300 pages long, so the five books are actually published in two volumes.

As for the Wheel of Time, I'm a huge fan. I do have to say, though, that it's not for everybody. I'm actually reading the thirteenth book now. As much as I love the series, I could rant about its flaws for hours, but it makes up for them with the sheer level of epic. More than any other series, I'll find myself randomly picking up a WoT book to reread a favourite scene.

So, WoT is a great one to go for if you love the truly epic. It is a bit of a commitment, though! Fourteen books, when the last one comes out next year sometime, and at times during the series the pace gets very slow. It seems quite common that people gave up around book 8 or 9 when nothing seemed to happen. I was annoyed at the lack of story progress, but at the same time I still really enjoyed Jordan's writing, and so I still enjoyed the books. And then, by book 11, the pace picks up again. It's definitely worth a look, though I'd hold off until the last book comes out, or at least until a few months before. After all, it'd take months to read through the first 13.
#37
Dark Tower series.


Just don't read the last two books. It's better not knowing what officially happens and making up your own ending than reading what SK wrote. Well, except for the very very last chapter of the last book. Or I guess it would be an epilogue.