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Re: Favorite fantasy writers

Post by Cassandra Zela » 28 Nov 2018, 01:59

J.K. Rowling

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Post by r_bhavika » 27 Dec 2018, 08:32

J.k Rowling and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
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Post by Sadie105 » 01 Jan 2019, 16:48

Fantasy is really hit or miss with me. Example - when I was pretty young I was caught completely off guard by Karen Hancock's "Arena." Loved it. Yet when I tried some of her others I wasn't at all drawn in and I don't think I finished any of them. In all honesty I've been afraid to re-read "Arena" as an adult because I'm afraid the magic will have dissipated.

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Post by Englishteacher510 » 04 Jan 2019, 19:16

Fantasy is, by far, my pleasure reading choice. I have read Tolkien from age four. Brooks and other writers in this genre would follow but I always go back to Tolkien; the grandfather of the modern genre as my standard. He was able to produce so much depth and meaning from one story. Others have tried to model his depth and magic; but although some have created some tremendous stories, none, in my view has managed to recreate his level of complexity and creativity. It truly was a great English Mythology.

Tolkien's middle realm would give birth to the legacy that is the modern fantasy that we now cling to in our popular culture. The great irony in modern literary circles and beyond is that most have not read a word of his actual text. Most know him through the visual interpretations and not the actual awe-inspiring genius that is his great imagination in language. Having read "The Hobbit" as a child and then again (and again) as an adult, and also the prequels and sequels that followed; I can hardly see how anyone who claims to love this genre can claim to be a true fan could say so without having read them. It is like saying you follow a particular faith without having read its basic holy scrolls. Practice what we preach would be a great edit when it comes to any form of criticism, especially in the realm of great literature.

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Post by Eteru » 05 Jan 2019, 13:55

Mine would be Tahereh Mafi. I'm still completely obsessed with her Shatter Me series.

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Post by TwiFox » 05 Jan 2019, 20:21

I would have to say that my favorite fantasy writer is Mercedes Lackey. I remember my mother reading Arrows of the Queen to me when I was young and still learning to read. I fell in love with all of the books relating to Valdemar.

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Post by Allokai » 07 Jan 2019, 03:57

Mercedes Lackey, Brandon Sanderson, China Mieville, Storm Constantine, Patrick Rothfuss...probably others I'm forgetting! I also love urban fantasy, such as Charles de Lint and Neil Gaiman.

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Post by wordslinger42 » 14 Jan 2019, 12:25

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:
26 Nov 2016, 21:28
Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite fantasy authors. I posted these mini-reviews in a discussion about books by Brandon Sanderson. I have copied them below:

I would recommend reading Elantris if you want a shorter, self-contained story. You follow the travails of Roaden, a prince of his people, who is stricken with a mysterious disease that has blighted his people. He is thrown into the once powerful city of Elantris, where citizens stricken with the disease are now imprisoned. The story follows Roaden as he battles to overcome the illness and return Elantris to a city of power that it once was. Central to Roaden's struggle is his finding and interpreting Aons, symbols that gave Elantrians magical powers. Many of these Aons can be seen on Sanderson's website as jewelry available for purchase. This story is soulful and you find yourself cheering Roaden through his successes and sharing heartbreak during his failures. Overall, Elantris is well worth the journey!

Another recommendation is The Mistborn Trilogy. This trilogy is an amazing work of storytelling! With epic battle scenes, romance, and intrigue, not to mention, characters that you love and love to hate, you can't go wrong. With Kelsier, Vin, and Eland as protagonists and the Lord Ruler and the fantastical Steel Inquisitors with spikes for eyes as antagonists, the story is full of suspense, action, and Sanderson keeps readers guessing as the plot twists through this dark and compelling world. One aspect of the story that is extremely entertaining is the ability of characters to gain magical powers by manipulating metals. Vin, a Mistborn allomancer, gains power as she ingests metals and her body "burns" them releasing certain powers. Fantasy/science fiction at its finest!

Other great reads are The Way of Kings and Warbreaker.
I just started reading Brandon Sanderson :) I'm part of a sci-fi/fantasy book club and we're reading the first book in the Mistborn trilogy. I'm not very far, but I already love it and feel totally immersed in the world he created! His book, The Way of Kings, has been sitting on my shelf for awhile now, but I'm definitely going to start reading it as soon as I finish Mistborn!

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Post by wordslinger42 » 14 Jan 2019, 12:27

Fantasy is my favorite genre, so I have a lot of favorite authors :) Terry Brooks and Christopher Paolini are definitely high up on the list. I also love Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I just started reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and I'm really enjoying that so far! I also love middle grade fantasy books and Cornelia Funke is my favorite author in that genre.

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