Book Series you'd recommend, and why

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Figured I'd start a thread, share some awesome reads, maybe others do likewise and we all find new favorite books.

Breaking this up into my classic favorites, and my new favorites.

Classic favorite series:
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, especially the Harper Hall trilogy, "Dragonsong","Dragonsinger"(might have them backwards) and "Dragondrums"
Because the world is awesome, there's fire-breathing telepathic dragons, and they're dealing with interplanetary invaders that literally eat anything organic... and cuz.

Dragonlance novels by Margaret Weis and Margaret Tracy-Hickman because again, dragons. And awesome story loosely based on a D&D campaign played by the authors.

Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Magic sword, check. Powerful evil wizard(s), check. Beautiful and powerful women, check. Dude thinks he's a backwoods nobody with a crazy old man as his closest friend, winds up saving the world. multiple times. All while fighting the good fight and staying true to what he believes in.

Ok, that's 3 'classic' favorite series, so here's 3 'new favorites'

Nameless trilogy by Matthew W. Rossi. Story starts off simple, or at least as simple as a guy meeting a gal at a party, then helping her summon the ghost of her dead mother, who has been haunting the house where she died. Things escalate from there, but always, good triumphs over evil (in various incarnations) and the bonds of love and family are discovered and rediscovered in a multitude of ways.

Lady Superior by Alex Zieberman. Ok, read one superhero story, you've read them all. Right? Wrong. Enter Lady Superior, superhero and crimefighter extroardinare, in a world a lot like this one, in the Milwaukee area. Taking care of her community, while also having her friends at the local comic shop create and distribute merchandise and comic books... about her.

Endless Online by M.H. Johnson. Apparently, beta-testing the latest Full Immersion Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Game isn't all it seems to be. Valor Hunter is asked by family friends to look into the disappearance of their daughter, last known to be beta-testing Endless Online, the latest (and greatest) FIVRMMORPG. What he discovers, and what lengths he goes to find and rescue her are just the beginning.

Amazon links:

Dragonriders of Pern, Harper Hall trilogy https://www.amazon.com/Harper-Hall-3-Book-Series/dp/B0156K47CK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541062399&sr=8-2&keywords=dragonsinger

Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance trilogy book 1) https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Autumn-Twilight-Chronicles-Dragonlance-ebook/dp/B004G606K8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541062448&sr=8-1&keywords=dragons+of+autumn+twilight

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth book 1) https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-First-Rule-Sword-Truth-ebook/dp/B00433TO4I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541062506&sr=8-1&keywords=wizard%27s+first+rule

Nameless book 1 https://www.amazon.com/nameless-novel-Matthew-Rossi-ebook/dp/B01FQYYWYO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541062678&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=matthew+w+rossi

Lady Superior books https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0773QNNZH?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

Endless Online https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B07D5M5ZWQ/kindle/ref=sr_bookseries_null_B07D5M5ZWQ
Anything by Peter F. Hamilton.
11/01/2018 01:59 AMPosted by Fellaria
Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Magic sword, check. Powerful evil wizard(s), check. Beautiful and powerful women, check. Dude thinks he's a backwoods nobody with a crazy old man as his closest friend, winds up saving the world. multiple times. All while fighting the good fight and staying true to what he believes in.


I'm going to recommend not reading this series. Richard (the star) is too perfect, the author is too preachy and yes the woman are "beautiful and powerful" but the author likes doing horrible things to most of them, especially Richard's love interest Kahlan.

I don't have a series to recommend but I like reading books that are also good movies/cartoons (exception: The Hobbit):

The Last Unicorn
The Hobbit
Princess Bride
Watership Down
The Neverending Story

I don't know why I like books-to-movies. I enjoy comparing them I suppose.
The Rift War saga encompassing 30+ books. This is the series as published and considered the best way to read them:

http://www.crydee.com/raymond-feist/reading-order/written

The Death Gate Cycle. 7 books. Written by Margaret Weis and Margaret Tracy-Hickman.
They both die in the end
History is all you left me
The lord of the rings ( bonus similarions and the hobbit)
Timothy zhan’s Star Wars series on admiral thrawn.
Cirque du freak (mainly nostalgic for me)
11/02/2018 07:11 PMPosted by Tovi
I'm going to recommend not reading this series. Richard (the star) is too perfect, the author is too preachy and yes the woman are "beautiful and powerful" but the author likes doing horrible things to most of them, especially Richard's love interest Kahlan.


Most fantasy buffs hate The Sword of Truth series, I am among them. You can read into why, but that series is pure garbage on every level. It's not even just the quality of the writing and the fact the character is a supreme mary sue, it's the depravity of which I can not describe because I don't wanna get suspended for mentioning it.
Kim Harrison's " the Hollow's" series have been some of the best reads I've had in along time ..ended up naming most of my toons from charterers from them .
I would recommend all these books listed for the serious Tolkien fan, most I've read, some still waiting to be read.

https://terpconnect.umd.edu/~jkeener/tolkien/books.html
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
- If you like stories about anti-heroes this one's a classic.

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