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I need a fantasy book :( (1 Viewer)

jk7070436

Senior Member
Hi. All of my books are back in Korea and I won't be getting them back until like 6 months pass by. Well I'm looking for a fantasy novel that isn't that dark. Something similar to Bartimaeus.
 
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powertrick69

Theif Lord by Cornelia Funke Or Dragon Rider also by Cornelia Funke
 
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abzdragon

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

(she has three more in the series: Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons... I really enjoyed them all)
 

Ruben

Senior Member
"The Invisible Man", by H.G.Wells

I'm currently enjoying this one. It's not a spectacular fantasy story about wars and such, but just about (very simply, yes) an invisible man, lol.
 

TheReMonstor

Senior Member
My favorite book, I guess it's considered fantasy, is Hunters of the Dark Sea by Mel Odom. It's got everything you'd want. Great adventure. You'll prolly have to get it off of Amazon, but it's well worth it mate.
 

bobothegoat

Senior Member
abzdragon said:
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

(she has three more in the series: Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons... I really enjoyed them all)
I loved those books when I read them in middle school, though I haven't read them since then. They were very well done in how they portrayed many typical fanatsy aspects in a humorous way, while at the same time not taking it too far.
 

VinrAlfakyn

Senior Member
The Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce. Also The Circle Opens quartet (same author.) The second quartet is like a sequel group to the first ones. Each book is about 200-300 pages.
 

Philo

Senior Member
The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy is in the same vein as Eragon in that its heavily inspired by other fantasy works but has some interesting twists. The first book is called the Summer Tree, by Guy Gavriel Kay.

From the classics shelf:
Chronicals of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Arabian Nights (public domain)
Alice in Wonderland, C.S. Lewis
The Time Machine, H.G. Wells

The first two of the classic are series of short stories so can be taken in smaller bites.
 

tallius

Member
the edge chronicles by Paul stewart and Chris riddell.I'd recommend starting with the curse of the gloamglozer and then the winter knights
 

Dephere

Senior Member
George R.R. Martin's
A Song of Ice and Fire Series (currently three books, but soon to be another):
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords

Martin is my favorite fantasy author by far, no one being able to compare in my opinion, but if you're into Eragon this might be a little much for you. The story is intricate, not for those who aren't in for a long story.
 
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Revan U'trini'as

Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Eldest. They are in my top 10. I recommend them. Wont be disapointed. Nice Twists and action. Ages 12-20. Although you could read it if your older. You mightn't like a few things. EG. NO S3X!!!
 

Sephiroth

Senior Member
You can't go wrong with the Wheel of Time by RObert Jordan. Book 1, The Eye of the World is superb although, the Wheel of Time, is horrendously long. How about the View from the Mirror Books by Ian Irvine.
 
I was going to suggest wheel of time...Sephiroth beat me to it I guess. But he's right, you can' go wrong!! Sweet sweet books...George R.R Martin too, but someone already mentioned that as well...
 

galt

Senior Member
You might like the Belgariad series by David Eddings. Just type in Belgariad in Amazon.com to get the names of the books.
Anyway, they are exciting adventure stories; the main character is Garion, the boy. I like the magic and the different characters and races. David Eddings develops characters well and the plot is fairly fast-paced, if I recall correctly. I read them a few years ago.
So I'd recommend the Belgariad series - David Eddings.
 

jk7070436

Senior Member
Yeah, I read some of that series. Anyways, I sort of stopped because it got sort of repetitive and long. I also despised Ce'nedra. Gosh, that girl is soooo annoying.
 

galt

Senior Member
I liked Ce'nedra! She was cute. Neh, but I know what you mean, that they became repetitive. It's like the author has a formula for each book, and they don't vary much in the plot structure. I still like them, though.
Hey, you know what my FAVORITE fantasy book is? You have to read
Transformation
by Carol Berg.
I love this book. The characters are very well-defined, and the plot is interesting. The author is very talented with words; she writes beautifully. The whole story is just unusual and different. I would recommend this one.
 

blademasterzzz

Senior Member
Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Eldest. They are in my top 10. I recommend them. Wont be disapointed. Nice Twists and action. Ages 12-20. Although you could read it if your older. You mightn't like a few things. EG. NO S3X!!!

Gah, no. Avoid like plague! If "your" older, you won't like them. They're for little kids, ages, I don't know, 5 - 8.

Eddings is fun the first time you read him, then it gets rather repetitive.

I second Martin. Try Robin Hobb, too, she writes great fantasy.
 
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