Looking for a book to read

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  1. Ethevion
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    I'm not much of a reader so I need help here. Are there any good fantasy books out there? Something that's like a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest?
     


  2. Shinigami357

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    You mean like long epics? It really depends what genre (fantasy? horror? scifi? etc) you like and the length of the novel you'd like to read.


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    Before Gundam gets here:
    The Dark Tower - a 7-book series by the master of horror Stephen King. This isn't horror, more of a pseudo sci-fi western that you'll only understand by reading. You'd have to got through book 1 (the gunslinger) before getting to the better (according to mr king himself) book 2 (the drawing of the three) though you'd need some knowledge of King-lore to get some of the little references and whatnot, but it's a great series.
     
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    Eragon. The books were wayyyy better than the movie.
     
  4. Vulpes Abnocto

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    That moniker gives the wrong impression of these books. They're not horror. They're straight-up fantasy, and a great story.

    My other recommended fantasy epics would be:
    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
    The Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling (not recommended if you have a problem with stories about gay men)
    The Xanth series by Piers Anthony. (A little childish, but funny and amusing for all ages.)

    And I recommend you stop reading the Dark Tower series after book six.
    Just make up your own ending. It'll be better.
     
  5. monkat

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    Uh...

    Does Scott Pilgrim count as a book?

    If not, Don Quixote is good for a laugh, and Le Chanson De Roland is a good medieval tale..

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. leeday100196

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    How about the Harry Potter series? I know that sounds lame but its kinda like Dragon Quest (there's magic, some swordfighting and lots more that I've forgotten about...)
     
  7. Edgedancer

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    Here are some really good fantasy series.

    - The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest and Brisignr)
    - The Belgariad
    - The Night Angel Trilogy

    They are 3 of the better ones in my opinion and I cannot recommend the Night Angel Trilogy enough. It is such an amazing series, but it is quite adult, verging of vulgar, but since your profile says you are 21, you should be good.
     
  8. Vigilante

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    Narnia series probably
     
  9. ThePeon

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    good fantasy books hmm Dragon lance Novels are my favorite and I recommend them allot
     
  10. antwill

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    The bible. Not only is it fantasy, but you'll learn morals from all the different stories in it.
     
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    the power of five by anthony horowitz is an alright series. there's also the liveship traders series by robin hobb, sounds a bit weird, but very interesting book. magician by raymond e feist. the magicians by lev grossman.
    but the best book i've read in a long time is book of joby by mark ferrari, its gripping, you get so into it
     
  12. Vigilante

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    Are you saying the bible is fantasy,its like you saying its fictional
     
  13. SubliminalSegue

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    This. The Xanth novels are genius. Piers really was one of the craziest writers in his day.

    I would also recommend the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I don't remember seeing that suggested.
     
  14. antwill

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    What you actually believe everything in that book happened for real?!
     
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    In Vulpes' Fur
     
  16. Vigilante

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    Lets say this all of us have different religion some none so lets just respect it
     
  17. Satangel

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    Darren Shan! It's about vampires (not the Twilight gay ass type), magic and it has the best storyline I've ever read!
     
  18. antwill

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    Where did I insult any religion? All I have said is that the book is not entirely true, which it isn't...
     
  19. BORTZ

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    All of the books you are all suggesting are huge, like Veho pointed out in the shoutbox.

    Green Eggs and Ham.
     
  20. Saken

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    I am +1 in suggesting Eragon and its sequels.