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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Ooh Boh I only discovered Christian Jacq late last year, haven't read the Ramses series yet, I loved Tutankahmen - I've only read the standalone novels.

    I'm a big fantasy fan - David Eddings, Traci Harding, Tad Williams, Raymond Feist, Stephen Donaldson etc.
    He is a good read Von. Plus add to the fact that he is an Egyptologist/Antropologist.

    I haven't read any of the others you have mentioned, but might give them a go when I finish my current pile of books.

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    For the people who liked the movie Marley and Me....read the book...it is 10 times better than the movie...trust me

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Ooh Boh I only discovered Christian Jacq late last year, haven't read the Ramses series yet, I loved Tutankahmen - I've only read the standalone novels.

    I'm a big fantasy fan - David Eddings, Traci Harding, Tad Williams, Raymond Feist, Stephen Donaldson etc
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    So is Steve....his favorite writer is Feist I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Ashaari, have you ever read the White Ring Wielder fantasy series? far better than Tolkein by a long shot IMO.
    No I havent. Something to look into next time I am looking for a book I spose
    Right now I have a MASSIVE collection of books lol they are overrunning my life!! lol
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    I really liked the Peter Watt series of books.

    Cry of the Curlew is the first in the series.

    It has a bit of everything in it.

    In fact I think my MIL has borrowed them, said she loved them but hasn't returned them yet. She's good at that grrr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    So is Steve....his favorite writer is Feist I think
    Cleas...direct Steve to David Gemmell - he's excellent. My dad tried for years & years to get me to read his books - i always said "no way... i dont wanna read that stuff". Finally i gave in - I love them! can't put them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    Favourites include Lois McMaster Bujold Vorkorskigan series that some how manages to combine a horse riding knights with swords military culture with space travel and a lot of very clever creative answers to impossible problems.
    I've been reading this series lately too. I find it really enjoyable! Miles' solutions are quite genius lol. he's a very clever boy!

    Orson Scott Card's "Ender" series is another good one...

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    Oh did I mention Mercedes Lackey and Marion Zimmer Bradley, after them, quite a lot of other stuff is going to seem "derivative" like you read it already. And if you want to know where "Stargate" came from (sort of) The Chronicles of Morgaine by CJ Cherryh. One of the most annoying books (after Robert Jordan's wheel of time) I've ever read. I couldn't figure out why any of her characters did what they did.

    Haven't read any Orson Scott Card - will have to check it out.

    For an epic Space Odyssey - Vernor Vigne?

    And when I was reading David Gemmel, I also read a lot of Janny Wurts. I think he's bit darker though. I don't read any Raymond Feist anymore - too dark for me. I like stuff that leaves me feeling uplifted and inspired not depressed and sad or annoyed with the bad grammar.

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