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  • Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

    8 72.73%
  • Riftwar Saga - Raymond Feist

    4 36.36%
  • Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan

    1 9.09%
  • Discworld - Terry Pratchett

    3 27.27%
  • The Belgariad - David Eddings

    0 0%
  • Shannara Series - Terry Brooks

    0 0%
  • Dragonlance series - Weis and Hickman

    2 18.18%
  • Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - Stephen Donaldson

    1 9.09%
  • Thrawn trilogy - Timothy Zahn

    1 9.09%
  • The Farseer and Liveship Traders trilogies - Robin Hobb

    2 18.18%
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

    0 0%
  • The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

    0 0%
  • Saga of the Exiles - Julian May

    1 9.09%
  • Gormenghast - Peake

    2 18.18%
  • Eternal Champion chronicles - Michael Moorcock

    0 0%
  • Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories - Fritz Leiber

    1 9.09%
  • Original Conan Stories - Robert E Howard

    1 9.09%
  • Books of the Cataclysm - Sean Williams

    0 0%
  • Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin

    3 27.27%
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    I believe he is stopping at 12 (current one is book 11). However there is one prequel novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I believe he is stopping at 12 (current one is book 11). However there is one prequel novel.
    I'll believe it when I see it.. When you read the first three, the story has an arc which looks like about 5 or 6 books but he just goes off in increasingly deranged tangents.

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    I was very impressed with Game of Thrones by GRR Martin. It was a very tightly written book that turned conventional fantasy on it's head somewhat. That series has also gone a bit the convoluted path. We shall see what comes - still haven't got around to reading the latest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I believe he is stopping at 12 (current one is book 11). However there is one prequel novel.
    The prequel was the final straw for my patience with him. Perhaps he could have finished the main series before writing prequels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    The prequel was the final straw for my patience with him. Perhaps he could have finished the main series before writing prequels
    He's afraid of killing the golden goose, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    He's afraid of killing the golden goose, I think.
    He seems to be just milking it for all it is worth. The first book (and maybe more, I'm not sure) has been re-released in a two-book version. Any collectors could be more interested in getting the whole series before buying duplicates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    The prequel was the final straw for my patience with him. Perhaps he could have finished the main series before writing prequels
    The prequel began as a novella published in a fantasy compendeum which he subsequently expanded and released as an independent novel.
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    By Peter Hamilton.

    "Pandora's Star",

    & it's sequel...

    "Judas Unchained".

    Highly original! The best Sci Fi I have read since I was a teenager! Thorougly recommended!
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    Jane Yolen

    Has anyone else read Jane Yolen? I read a trilogy of hers when I was an early teen, and have revisited it a few times since:

    Dragon's Blood
    Heart's Blood
    A sending of Dragons

    Definetly worth a read
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    Perhaps as thread initiator I should write "poll results" post...

    The winners were:

    1st Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - 8 votes
    2nd Riftwar Saga - Raymond Feist - 4 votes
    =3rd Discworld - Terry Pratchett - 3 votes
    =3rd Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin - 3 votes

    The public has spoken.
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    this is kinda cool
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    Yes, cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    this is kinda cool
    As another LOTR fan, I like that "together at the same time" map/ thingy, Boris.
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    is frank herberts "dune" not classed as fantasy ?

    tis a good collection of books..........
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    Consecutive and slow -
    Fail in an instance no man did,
    Slipping - is Crash's law,

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailer park lovers
    is frank herberts "dune" not classed as fantasy ?

    tis a good collection of books..........
    I agree Dune is a great collection, but definitely science fiction.
    What is missing from the list is a personal favourite, the Lyonesse trilogy by Jack Vance
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    Otherland by Tad Williams. He also has a sick book called War of the flowers. Too good.
    And still, no one has satisfactorily proven, that it isn't opposite day.

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