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    Greatest Fantasy Series of All Time - nominations

    Maybe we need a thread or poll of greatest fantasy series of all time.

    Some of my favourites

    Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
    Riftwar Saga - Feist
    Wheel of Time - Jordan
    Discworld - Pratchett
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Maybe we need a thread or poll of greatest fantasy series of all time.
    Great idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Some of my favourites

    Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
    Number 2 on my list after The Belgariad

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    Riftwar Saga - Feist
    I never liked this one, I found that the characters were constantly doing things which were inconsistent with their personalities as described by the author.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Wheel of Time - Jordan
    Haven't heard of this, might look into it.

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    Discworld - Pratchett
    Haven't read this but heard many good things.

    Also an honourable mention goes to Terry Brooks' Shannara series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Maybe we need a thread or poll of greatest fantasy series of all time.

    Some of my favourites

    Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
    Riftwar Saga - Feist
    Wheel of Time - Jordan
    Discworld - Pratchett
    I agree with you on the first three and in that order for mine but Discworld I haven't read so I went to looking for them and found there were 30 of them? From #1.The Colour of Magic to #30.Thud! It seems a bit daunting.
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    Tolkien - agree
    Feist - agree
    Jordan - agree for the first 6 book of the WOT series. I think he started floundering around after that.
    Pratchett - agree
    Terry Brooks - never read him

    I'd add to the list the Dragonlance series by Weis and Hickman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Maybe we need a thread or poll of greatest fantasy series of all time.
    I don't do fantasy series. I nearly listed Start Trek: The Next Gen, but relised it didn't qualify as it is obviously an historical document passed down from the future.
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    I split these posts as a way of collecting nominations for a Greatest Fantasy Series of all time poll some time in the future. There were some fantasy posts in the old thread which I left there as they referenced posts that predate my first post above suggesting a new thread. So if the authors want their suggestions included could they please repost if necessary.

    On some of the other comments...

    Quote Originally Posted by bergil
    Discworld I haven't read so I went to looking for them and found there were 30 of them? From #1.The Colour of Magic to #30.Thud! It seems a bit daunting.
    I guess but they are short and easy to read. Certainly less daunting than the Wheel of Time series.

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    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant-Stephen Donaldson
    I read the first novels in the first and second series (from memory Lord Foul's Bane and The Wounded Land?) and never got into them. Mind you this was when I was in high school so they might be worth another look.

    I've also heard Stephen Donaldson are (relatively) recently released a followup novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar from Films, Books, etc thread
    OMG, I read the Belgariad and the Malloreon which were pretty good, Belgarath the Sorcerer was not bad too but Polgara the Sorceress was THE WORST fantasy book I've ever read! What utter shite.
    700 pages of shite...but I will try to struggle to the end...300 down, 400 to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    I really liked Dragonlance.....
    I remember a lot of people were bagging Dragonlance when it came out because of the characters being based so closely on D&D characters. I enjoyed it though. There's an animated Dragonlance movie coming soon, where Kiefer Sutherland is the voice of Raistlin and Lucy Lawless (Xena) is Goldmoon.

    Don't know if anyone remmebers but there used to be a Dungeons and Dragons cartoon where some kids go through a magic gateway and turn into D&D characters. Great cartoon, (almost on a par with the Justice League and Astro Boy) but it only lasted about 6 months before it disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    There's an animated Dragonlance movie coming soon, where Kiefer Sutherland is the voice of Raistlin and Lucy Lawless (Xena) is Goldmoon.
    That is excellent news. Any more info?
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    Here's a few nominations

    Heir to the empire aka Thrawn trilogy - Timothy Zahn
    The Farseer and Liveship Traders trilogies - Robin Hobb
    No this is silly, the whole premise is silly and very badly written. I'm the senior officer here and I've not had a funny line yet so I'm stopping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    That is excellent news. Any more info?
    Official movie site is here:

    http://www.dragonlance-movie.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    Official movie site is here:

    http://www.dragonlance-movie.com/
    Thanks mate, you made my day
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    I've read the Riftwar series, and I'm currently on book 6 of the Wheel of Time, and both are good.

    Nothing I've read, however, comes near the Lord of the Rings. Tolkein's detail, mythology, prose are the best bar none. The rest are all pretenders, pulp fiction to JRR's masterpiece.

    It was my first fantasy novel(s) at age 10, and will probably be my last. I've read it 4 times and would have done so more if I had more spare time. Apparently Christopher Lee reads it every year

    Honourable mentions from my childhood:

    - The Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis)
    - The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper)
    - The Belgariad (David Eddings)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    700 pages of shite...but I will try to struggle to the end...300 down, 400 to go.
    Well I really enjoyed Polgara the Sorceress and was disappointed to finish it. Will have to get my hands on Belgareth the Sorceror if its even better.

    Lord of the Rings is overrated. Deserves accolades for establishing the genre but overrated IMHO

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