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Your favorite fantasy novel of all time?

Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by chrisw, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. trix

    trix Acolyte

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    I would have to say my favorite is the Kushiel Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey. I love all her characters and the way she set up her world parallel to ours. Oh, and thanks everyone, I now have a longer "To Read" list :D :D
     
  2. Privid

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    Abaolutely the professor's Lord of the Rings. I've read other interesting numbers, but none have sucked me in and obsessed as much as that. Martin came close with Game, but then it slowly faded.
     
  3. Androxine Vortex

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    My favorite (dark) fantasy novel of all time would be the Chronicles of Malus Darkblade. The book is very addicting and I can never put it down. It's about a Dark Elf (they are called Druchii) named Malus who becomes possesed by an ancient daemon called Tz'arkan and the daemon threatens Malus to recover 5 items of legend to set him free or he will take his soul. The plot is never set in one direction. Almost every few pages something happens that changes the cource of the plot. There is jsut so much detail put into the characters. I really liked how much detail was put into the druchii culture. My favorite fantasy novel hands down!
     
  4. kadenaz

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    The Silmarillion, I'm still reading it
     
  5. TWErvin2

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    It's a toss up between:
    The Illearth War by Donaldson
    Dragon by Brust
    and The Guns of Avalon by Zelazny

    Of those three, I think the Illearth War wins by a small margin.
     
  6. Digital_Fey

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    The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner and Lord of the Rings. I really can't choose between those two - they were the foundation for my passionate love of fantasy, and their magic has never faded.
     
  7. Rikilamaro

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    Favorite of all time? Geesh, how to narrow the list down?
    I'll have to go with a series: The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher which includes:
    Furies of Calderon
    Academ's Fury
    Cursor's Fury
    Captain's Fury
    Princep's Fury
    First Lord's Fury

    I wish he would write more in this series. although I also love his other storyline in the Dresden Files.
     
  8. The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure
     
  9. BWFoster78

    BWFoster78 Myth Weaver

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    Robert Jordan's Eye of the World, though I must say the Name of the Wind impressed me greatly.
     
  10. myrddin173

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    I'm going to cheat. My favorite "novel" of all time is not actually a novel, its just a book. It's Tales from the Perilous Realm by JRR Tolkien. Now I say its not a novel because its actually a collection of several shorter works: the novella "Roverandom", which is about a dog who gets shrunk and has adventures; "The Smith of Wootton Major", which is really good (and hard to explain); "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil", which is a collection of poetry including my favorite poem "The Mewlips"; "Farmer Giles of Ham" which is amazing and is about a fat farmer, a dragon, and magic sword and other stuff, "Leaf by Niggle" which is my alltime favorite short story; and an essay called "On Fairy Stories" which is really thought-provoking.

    I seriously love this book, it would definitely be one of my seven horcruxes...
     
  11. Elder the Dwarf

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    Aha! One down six to go...
     
  12. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    Hehe, who said it was my first?...
     
  13. Elder the Dwarf

    Elder the Dwarf Maester

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    I assumed you have made seven. If you haven't made them yet it is going to make my finding them much more difficult ;)
     
  14. Alex Croyle

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    I would have to say faith of the fallen by terry goodkind. I must have read that book almost a dozen times
     
  15. charleshudgen

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    I would say that "The Chronicles of Narnia" by: C.S Lewis s is my current favorite because I like the plot of the story and I like it because it is a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil, the series narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of that world.


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  16. Penpilot

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    It's always so hard to choose just one. So I'm going to cheat a little and split myself in two, a young me, and old rocking chair me.

    Young me would say Dragon Lance Chronicles. It's the series that got me kick-started into all the yummy goodness of Fantasy. I've never gone back to reread it because I know it won't be as good as in my memories. Even the author admits it's not his best work.

    Old me would say Death of an Ancient King by Laurent Gaude. It's on the literature side of things, but I really admire how the story is told so simply, with clean prose, and many layers.
     
  17. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Looks interesting. I'm going to take a look at this one.
     
  18. shangrila

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    Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
     
  19. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    That's the end of the First Law trilogy, right?
     
  20. shangrila

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    Yeah. I don't know if it would stack up on its own, but I couldn't put it down after reading the first two.
     
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