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Re: Favorite fantasy writers

Post by BrandyBeaudin » 06 Jan 2017, 12:41

I will broadly be saying my favorite fantasy writer is my cousin Samantha Lafantasy. She made me fall in love with her original story Heart Song, and from there she has written three more to that series! They are so well wrote that you really believe you are there with the characters! Can't wait till she comes out with her next one!
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Post by Mark Johnson » 18 Jan 2017, 05:11

RA Salvatore and his stories of the Dark Elf, Drizzt Do'Urden. Those books got me hooked on Epic Fantasy. Also love Orson Scott Card's Ender Series. Hard to pick a favorite. Also like Jim Butcher, Terry Goodkind, Terry Brooks, and Patrick Rothfuss.
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Post by Athena2017 » 18 Jan 2017, 14:15

A Wrinkle In Time was one of my favorite books as a kid.

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Post by sakini » 20 Jan 2017, 20:50

My favorite fantasy author is Neil Gaiman. I just love the unique stories and settings that he comes up with. My favorite of his is Stardust.

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Post by Sparkletime » 26 Jan 2017, 13:06

Tad Williams never gets enough love. His Shadowmarch series is amazing but I love the he has so so many series that end at book 3 or 4 and then he just moves on and makes another world. I admit I'm excited for his sequel trilogy to the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn books though. He's also usually on the list of inspirations for most modern fantasy authors.
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Post by Ginya » 01 Feb 2017, 23:13

Though I definitely like some of the authors discussed above I would choose Patricia McKillip if I had to pick a favorite. Her prose is an enchantment in itself, it just sounds so beautiful that sometimes you can enjoy the rhythm of it without even comprehending the meaning. Winter Rose and Od Magic are a few favorites ; ) The emotions of her characters run deep and I often find myself gripping the page as I read through a hard decision or harrowing challenge set before a main character
Though this has nothing to do with the books themselves, her choice of artist is also amazing. I think very few can adequately capture the worlds she describes within but Kinuko Craft somehow pulls it off in beautiful ways...
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Post by AlaskasJade » 03 Mar 2017, 23:08

Terry Goodkind, Brandon Mull, Rick Riordan.

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Post by Cyndel Maria » 05 Mar 2017, 00:35

Like Sci-fi I don't like fantasy too much but I love the five book series: Fever by Karen Marie Moning

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Post by constantine265 » 05 Mar 2017, 15:52

Fantasy is my favorite genre and I have to mention Tolkien and Elin Pelin who introduced me to the literature and never stop to amaze me with depth of their stories. Also J.R.R. Martin whom I consider to be Tolkien of our generation.
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Post by KasieMiehlke » 07 Mar 2017, 17:40

My favorite famtasy author would have to be Branden Sanderson. He is a fantastic author. I have recommended Elantris several times and the person I recommended it to always ends up gettimg other books of Sanderson's.

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Post by Dh_ » 18 Mar 2017, 15:45

Natalie394 wrote:Morgan Rhodes is an excellent fantasy writer. Her Falling Kingdoms series is full of amazing characters and the world is so engaging and entertaining. It is described as a YA Game of Thrones and, even though I've never seen it, I think that is quite an accurate description. The 5th book in the series has just come out and I am very excited to read it.
I agree! I love the falling kingdoms series. Alex Flinn is a great author too.
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Post by Musinguzi Arnold » 20 Mar 2017, 08:27

I think we all struggle with our own issues to some extent or another, just not all of us are willing to admit it. I also find benefit from reading books such as these, and this sounds like a good one. I applaud you for being willing to be open about your struggles as well. Thanks for the review.

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I think we all struggle with our own issues to some extent or another, just not all of us are willing to admit it. I also find benefit from reading books such as these, and this sounds like a good one. I applaud you for being willing to be open about your struggles as well. Thanks for the review.

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 06 Sep 2018, 00:15

Patricia Briggs is my all time favorite fantasy author with her series Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series. C.C. Hunter is another good author and has a good writing style that I enjoy for this genre. Rick Riordan is probably my second favorite fantasy author with how he incorporates different mythology’s into his books. He is very creative and I love no matter what age you can enjoy his work.

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Post by book worm1 » 08 Sep 2018, 00:39

I enjoyed Jennifer Roberson's novels, Sword-Dancer, Sword-Singer, Sword-Maker and Sword-Breaker. These four books follow the journeys of Tiger and Del. The novels have a strong mythology, a believable world, two characters who are both drawn to each other but are also in conflict with each other and themselves. I read these books many years ago and they have remained on my bookshelves. I read them every few years or so. In fact, come to think of it, I think it is time to read them again.

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Post by Bookgirleva » 08 Sep 2018, 10:24

Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mist of Avalon was the first book I ever truly loved and when I was finished made me want to read more

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