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  • dteven erikson steven erikson steven erikson, I have read probably two thousand fantasy books from robert jordon to david eddings to j.r.r tolken. ?one of these authors come close to to steven eriksons the book of the fallen malazan series. It is an entire world with religions politics and death. If you don’t believe me read the reviews on the cover pages it’s filled with aurthors that I have grown up reading basically saiing the these books are the greatest fantasy novels ever put together, yes even better than their own. Read them that’s all I can say they are fantasy at it’s best.


  • I just bought the first book in book of the fallen malazan series as well as the first in the wheel of time series for my Nook. They both sound like a good series.


  • Just finished the last book of the Star Wars Darth Bane series. It was a very good read.

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    I read the RULE OF TWO…it was a very good read how is the Path of destruction?@ABWorsham:

    Just finished the last book of the Star Wars Darth Bane series. It was a very good read.


  • Reading Neuromancer now.  Way ahead of its time.  After that I’m going to read Game of Thrones so I can catch the HBO series.

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    @aequitas:

    I read the RULE OF TWO…it was a very good read how is the Path of destruction?@ABWorsham:

    Just finished the last book of the Star Wars Darth Bane series. It was a very good read.

    The third of the Bane books is the weakest. I really disliked the ending. Disliked it enough that I’m done with that series the kept missing the mark but never managed to turn me off it till then.


  • Been reading the Dune Chronicles and I am almost done with book 5, Heretics of Dune. Really good series. I started picking up the other novels that Frank Herbert wrote. Anyone read any of his non-Dune books? What are your favorites?


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    @aequitas:

    I read the RULE OF TWO…it was a very good read how is the Path of destruction?@ABWorsham:

    Just finished the last book of the Star Wars Darth Bane series. It was a very good read.

    I agree with you. The first books was a home run. The second was decent. The third book you could sense the writer was hard pressed to finalize the story.

    The third of the Bane books is the weakest. I really disliked the ending. Disliked it enough that I’m done with that series the kept missing the mark but never managed to turn me off it till then.

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    The thing with the Bane stories, which I’ve mentioned before, is that Bane needs a villain or rather a hero. It got to be wearying waiting for the “sudden but inevitable betrayal” of the apprentice. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of ways to go with the story and the end of Path felt like ‘jumping the shark.’


  • Hey Skinny I read the White Plague when I was in high school. It was pretty good. Not as good as Dune bt worth the read.

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    Has anyone been following the “Fate of the Jedi” series? I’m current on it and have been enjoying it. I’ve found the Ben-Vestara romance amusing.


  • @GoSanchez6:

    Hey Skinny I read the White Plague when I was in high school. It was pretty good. Not as good as Dune bt worth the read.

    I have ordered all of the non-Dune Frank Herbert books that I could find on Amazon. I finished Heretics and Chapterhouse now I am going through the Butlerian Jihad. Interesting read if you can get past the fact that it is not Frank’s writing. From what I have read, a lot of the ideas that are in Dune came from his other books (non-Dune).


  • … and after a long hiatus, I’m back.

    But I have been reading many books while I’ve been gone.

    Several good books by David Weber, “Patriots” by David Drake - which is a science fiction retelling of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys’ capture of Fort Ticonderoga way back in the Revolutionary War.

    I also read Brandon Sanderson’s “Mistborn” Trilogy, which, while I enjoyed it, and it was well-written, left me feeling as though I went to a $50 Brazillian grill buffet and got plenty of salad and bread, but got skimped on the beef.  I have to say that I enjoyed his stand-alon novel, “Elantris” better than this trilogy.  (Although, I hasten to say that it wasn’t a waste of time reading it, I just don’t plan to re-read it anytime soon.)  I’m still holding out on reading his finishing novels of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time”, so those are the only 4 books I have read of his so far.

    @Jermofoot - Give Tolkien another chance.  I think you’ll like it.


  • @Bardoly:

    … and after a long hiatus, I’m back.

    But I have been reading many books while I’ve been gone.

    Several good books by David Weber, “Patriots” by David Drake - which is a science fiction retelling of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys’ capture of Fort Ticonderoga way back in the Revolutionary War.

    I also read Brandon Sanderson’s “Mistborn” Trilogy, which, while I enjoyed it, and it was well-written, left me feeling as though I went to a $50 Brazillian grill buffet and got plenty of salad and bread, but got skimped on the beef.  I have to say that I enjoyed his stand-alon novel, “Elantris” better than this trilogy.  (Although, I hasten to say that it wasn’t a waste of time reading it, I just don’t plan to re-read it anytime soon.)  I’m still holding out on reading his finishing novels of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time”, so those are the only 4 books I have read of his so far.

    @Jermofoot - Give Tolkien another chance.  I think you’ll like it.

    I’m sure i will someday.  I’m working on the first Game of Thrones book, a few classics, and studying material.

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    I was impressed when Game of Thrones came out on TV, and had to know the story, so the past 2 months I’ve read through Books I-IV of Song of Fire and Ice, and I’ll devour the 5th when it comes out.

    Song Of Fire and Ice has been a pleasant surprise.  Excellent quality for a fantasy tale. Great characters, nice turns of phrase, good stuff.  Lotta depth to the alternate world and plenty of myths and prophecies to be fleshed out.

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    @Zhukov44:

    I was impressed when Game of Thrones came out on TV, and had to know the story, so the past 2 months I’ve read through Books I-IV of Song of Fire and Ice, and I’ll devour the 5th when it comes out.

    Song Of Fire and Ice has been a pleasant surprise.  Excellent quality for a fantasy tale. Great characters, nice turns of phrase, good stuff.  Lotta depth to the alternate world and plenty of myths and prophecies to be fleshed out.

    The 5th is out in hardcover & I believe digital formats (A Dance with Dragons).  Good stuff. Anyone ever check out http://www.steampunktales.com/  I was pleased with issues 6,7, & 8….  😉

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    I’ve read WOT series, I devoured it.  Some of the books I read in a single day.

    Asmov is one of my favorites the foundation series is a good read, I read the trilogy in 4 days…

    I read lord of the rings nearly thrity years ago and have read it twice since.


  • Nerds!

    Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

    Dune, just the first book (got strange fast… Paul’s genetics transformed into a God/Emperor/Giant Sandworm? What? Although I did like the all-female/lesbian bodyguards… so many years ago…)

    A Song of Ice and Fire series

    Chronicles of Amber series

    By Crom, what was I thinking? Every Conan book ever written, with Robert E. Howard’s originals being the best by far, of course.


  • @Stalingradski:

    Dune, just the first book (got strange fast… Paul’s genetics transformed into a God/Emperor/Giant Sandworm? What? Although I did like the all-female/lesbian bodyguards… so many years ago…)

    It was Paul’s son Leto II that transformed into the worm by sandtrout adhering to his skin. It was the Golden Path that Paul did not want to do. I have read all but three of the books that his son wrote. I do prefer Frank’s books to his son’s Dune books but they are all pretty good. Give Franks’s books another try. God Emperor of Dune is probable the best in the whole series with Heretics and Chapterhouse following closely behind.

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    Anybody ever read the SW Republic Commando novels?  … I just finished them and thought the story was pretty darn good. I was pretty unhappy with the resolution, obviously, or rather the lack of a resolution.

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    @dezrtfish:

    Asmov is one of my favorites the foundation series is a good read, I read the trilogy in 4 days…

    Second that. Those first collections are wonderful.


  • skinny1… I relied on a faulty memory! I read those books when I was 15 or 16, and I’m 40 now… you’re up to date with them!

    I guess… in my (spmewhat faulty) defense, it was Paul’s genetics transformed into a worm…  🙂

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    @Stalingradski:

    By Crom, what was I thinking? Every Conan book ever written, with Robert E. Howard’s originals being the best by far, of course.

    I used to play the Original A&A with a guy named Conan, I thought that his parents must have been awesome…  His screen name was/is IntocableX (Spanish for untouchable with an X for menace LOL)


  • @Stalingradski:

    skinny1… I relied on a faulty memory! I read those books when I was 15 or 16, and I’m 40 now… you’re up to date with them!

    I guess… in my (spmewhat faulty) defense, it was Paul’s genetics transformed into a worm…   🙂

    I have read them within the past year. In a faulty defensive way, you are right. 🙂


  • Reading Planet of the Apes. So far a lot better than the Tim Burton movie. Tim Burton movie changed a lot of things just within the first few chapters of the book.

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