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Jonny_B
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Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations

Hello everyone!  I'm new to the B&N community and a long time reader of Robert Jordan and Tolkien.  Anyone have any recommendations on an author/series that are of a similar caliber?

 

My thanks in advance!

 

JB

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Re: Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations

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  Hello Jonny,

 

  I'm not sure if anyone is like Tolkien lol but here are a few that are great Fantasy Series that I was recommended when I was new here!! If you don't get to many recommendations in the community room  you should head over to the Fantasy/Si Fi club my To Be Read pile is so overflowing with all there recommendations.

 

 

Lamentation 

 

 

The Name of the Wind 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mistborn 

 
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Re: Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations


Jonny_B wrote:

Hello everyone!  I'm new to the B&N community and a long time reader of Robert Jordan and Tolkien.  Anyone have any recommendations on an author/series that are of a similar caliber?

 

My thanks in advance!

 

JB


Why don't you pop over and join us in the Fantasy/Sci threads? Lots of fellow Tolkien fans hanging around with heaps of book sugestions.

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Hey, Carmen and TB. Thanks a ton for the recommendations and advice!  I'll check them out!!!
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Jonny_B wrote:
Hey, Carmen and TB. Thanks a ton for the recommendations and advice!  I'll check them out!!!
Message Edited by Jonny_B on 04-12-2009 10:03 PM

 

Your Welcome, anytime!!!
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Jonny_B wrote:
Hey, Carmen and TB. Thanks a ton for the recommendations and advice!  I'll check them out!!!
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(chuckle) You are most welcome. Always happy to be a sign post. (grin)

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Re: Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations

I really enjoyed author Anne McCaffrey.  She writes novels that are kind of sci-fi / fanatsy.  Maybe this is what you are looking for?....

Kelly
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Re: Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations

David Eddings is a pretty good fantasy writer. I read the Elenium trilogy a few years back.

 

 

The Diamond Throne (Elenium Series #1)

  

The Ruby Knight (Elenium Series #2)

  

The Sapphire Rose (Elenium Series #3)

  

 

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Re: Newbie Seeking Fantasy Fiction Recommendations

I'd highly recommend the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.  Fantastic reading.  And to top it off, HBO are working on a TV series based on the books!  These are by far the best most exciting "Fantasy" books I have ever read.

 

 

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)