Lettuce Discuss epic fantasy series

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  1. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I just finished 'The Belgariad' by David Eddings. Overall I would give it a 2.5 - 3 out of 5. Some interesting/funny parts. But overall wasn't all that entertaining. Are the rest of the books by David Eddings similarly written? Or are they still meant for a younger audience?

    Started 'The Dark Tower' series by Stephan King last night and so far so good.
     
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    A song of Ice and Fire
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I said lettuce discuss. Not lettuce name.
     
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    I read The Belgariad when I was younger... it was okay. Years later I read the second one in the series and it didn't really want to make me continue reading. I feel like it's fantasy for young adults. :dunno: Doesn't make it bad though.

    I've read the first book of Dark Tower when I was younger as well but I don't remember shit... maybe I should give it another try.

    Oh and I'm excited to read A Dance of Dragons... if it ever comes out :hsugh:
     
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    yes, you should. without a doubt my favorite series.
     
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    Have you read the other major epics like SOIAF? Wheel of Time? Etc? How does it compare.
     
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    gino85 fuck your honda civic, i've a horse outside

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    ive read the first 3 books in the dark tower series, was told to leave it at that
     
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    Is this any epic fantasy?
     
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    hah, i'm not a huge fantasy reader; i really hate complicated names. can't dudes chase dragons and trolls and shit and still be named bob or ralph? what's with the "darnok the impaler" bullshit? :greddy:

    i couldn't get into the wheel of time, first book was meh. never heard of the ice and fire series. i've read a few of the shannannanaanaa whatever series, was somewhat impressed. i'd say dark tower is on par with lord of the rings/hobbit, as far as "fuck that's a good read" goes.

    it's hard to compare the dark tower series to another fantasy series, because it's not exactly fantasy. it's western, sci-fi, romance (a weak ass attempt), suspense, a little horror, and fantasy. they are monumentally epic though.
     
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    at least read 7. fucking saddest book i've ever read.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    You should check out A Song of Ice and Fire, best fantasy series evar :bowdown:
     
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    wut
     
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    ๏̯͡๏﴿ i'm not sure what just happened there.
     
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    gino85 fuck your honda civic, i've a horse outside

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    i pretty much agree with this comment, only thing i disliked about it was sansa's first few POV sections but they get alot better, overall its :bowdown: from the first page
     
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    Together with your username, this is :bowrofl:
     
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    The Dark Tower and The Lord of the Rings are the only fantasy I remember reading.

    Loved them both.
     
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    i've read lots of fantasy. salvatore is fairly epic when you combine his in chronological order and in series. he painted a pretty good picture of the world his brain lived in.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Has anyone read 'The Mistborn' series by Brandon Sanderson? I rather enjoyed what he did the last WoT novel, so I was considering this to be the next series I start.
     
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    nope
     
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    Dragonlance, Shannara. That's about it.
     
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    forgotten realms books are pretty good. maybe not the greatest in literature, but the characters are always pretty well developed by the time you're done.
     
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    I read one title from that series' realm, though the name now escapes me.
     
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    has anyone read the Sword of Truth series?

    SOIAF is really good! it took me a minute to get used to the POV changes, names and the connections but once getting past that, I really got into and loved the series.
     
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    the best ones are The Dark Elf Trilogy, The Icewind Dale Trilogy and Legacy of the Drow (which is fucking :bowdown:). i've heard good things about the hunter's blade trilogy. i really didn't care much for the paths of darkness and stopped reading around that point. but the first 11 books are :cool:
     

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