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I need an epic fantasy book or series to read. Any recommendations?


By Krupps4

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#51 3 days ago

Bellgariad and Mallorian by David Eddings. Nine Princes in Amber series Roger Zelazny. Dragon Riders of Pern, Anne Mccaffery. All awesome series from the 80's

#52 3 days ago
Quoted from lowbeau67:

Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
Stephen Donaldson.
6 books. Awesome series. Fantasy.[quoted image]

Actually there are 10 books. Donaldson released 4 more a couple of decades ago. They were better than the first six!

I popped in to recommend this series. Glad to see others did as well!

#53 3 days ago

The books are pretty easy reads, but The Legend of Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore is a fun read and there are plenty (30+) of books.

#54 3 days ago

As others have said, Brandon Sandersons stormlight series (Way of Kings is the first book). Its amazing. I also really like The Night Watch series from Sergei Lukenyenko (sp?). Very cool books. Very bad movies.

#55 3 days ago

The Archers Tale series by Bernard Cornwell. Epic books. Surprised they are not made into movies yet!

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#56 2 days ago

If you enjoyed Lord of the Rings, there are many volumes of Tolkien’s material detailing the earlier ages of Middle Earth. They were compiled by his son Christopher. It’s a pretty deep dive, though.

I don’t read a whole lot of fantasy. Not much of what I have compares well with Tolkien in terms of depth. I do remember liking the Dragon Riders of Pern novels, but that was decades ago. I’m pretty sure that it earned the author, Anne McCaffrey, a Hugo Award.

#57 2 days ago

Just started Mistborn and so far it’s fun.

#58 2 days ago

I enjoyed Mistborn, as well. I planned on pursuing more of the series, but never got around to it. I may have to circle back on that one.

#59 2 days ago

Asimov. Classic.

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#60 2 days ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Red rising series by Pierce Brown. My wife doesn’t care for this kind of stuff , I begged her to read the first 2 chapters of the first book; she proceeded to finish the entire series in a matter of a few weeks. All of my buddies have read it, it’s amaze balls... I’ve only read the first 4; the 4th book is a little odd, but the 5th is supposed to be amazing
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I also would recommend this series, if you are lucky book 6 will come out after you read first five.

#61 2 days ago

In addition to much of the preceding, but more fun and less dark than some, try Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series: the protagonists "become" Death (On A Pale Horse), Time (Bearing an Hourglass), Fate (With A Tangled Skein), War (Wielding A Red Sword), Earth (Being A Green Mother), Evil (For Love of Evil) and Good (And Eternity) in this 7-book-arc. Each aspect of reality is a cosmic senior responsibility ... but you might not have applied for the task!

#62 2 days ago
Quoted from bobmathuse:

In addition to much of the preceding, but more fun and less dark than some, try Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series: the protagonists "become" Death (On A Pale Horse), Time (Bearing an Hourglass), Fate (With A Tangled Skein), War (Wielding A Red Sword), Earth (Being A Green Mother), Evil (For Love of Evil) and Good (And Eternity) in this 7-book-arc. Each aspect of reality is a cosmic senior responsibility ... but you might not have applied for the task!

I remember that series from when I was in (high school? I think?). Those books have some STRONG NSFW content lol

#63 2 days ago
Quoted from blackthorne:

The books are pretty easy reads, but The Legend of Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore is a fun read and there are plenty (30+) of books.

I was going to say this! The dark elf trilogy is awesome.

#64 2 days ago

If you love huge fantasy books you should check out Tad Williams. He writes Stephen King style with 800+ page books. I've read his Otherland series and some of his stand alone books and they are fantastic. I need to start into his other series. Also, another fantasy/sci-fi author I like is China Mieville. The City & The City is amazing as well as, Kraken, and Embassy Town. I need to get back into these as well.

#65 2 days ago

This is not exactly what you were looking for but its an excellent
non-fiction science/astronomy book I just finished;

The Super Nova Story by Marschall (sp?).

This is a fascinating book that explains how stars are formed and how
they die. But also how the stuff left over from exploding stars was
made and created all of the known elements which of course our
planet and even we are made of.

Far better than some sci-fi books because its true.
Steve

#66 1 day ago

Magician by Raymond E Feist
Dune

#67 1 day ago

I feel terrible for not even thinking of it before, but Terry Pratchett's Discworld series takes the best of the medieval fantasy world and the worst of our current real world, lots of humor.

#68 1 day ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

During the COVID lockdown, I’ve been reading book after book. I’ve really enjoyed getting caught up on the Tom Clancy books I had never read. They are big and long and epic and full of detail which I view as a plus. However, I need to switch gears. Any must read fantasy books that are big and long and epic and full of detail? For the record, I’ve read Lord of the Rings. Thanks in advance!

Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E.Feist.

#69 1 day ago

Not precisely fantasy but definitely epic, The Long Ships is a Viking adventure novel with first-rate characters and some nice laughs peppered in amongst the drinking and pillaging. If you like Tolkien I’d almost guarantee you’ll love this too. One of my all-time favorites.

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#70 1 day ago
Quoted from scootie:

Bellgariad and Mallorian by David Eddings. Nine Princes in Amber series Roger Zelazny. Dragon Riders of Pern, Anne Mccaffery. All awesome series from the 80's

All great series, but Eddings' series will always rank as the best to me. I really enjoy Butcher's Dresden series and the Alera series was well written, but the basic plot is similar. Nothing wrong with that, and Butcher gives credit to Eddings.

#71 21 hours ago
Quoted from Oshara:

Codex Alera by Jim Butcher I think his Dresden books are more popular but the Alera books were enjoyable.

I would not call this epic, but is okay. Jim Butcher is a bit lazy in my opinon, there are large jumps in time between books and not a lot of character development. I would consider this more of a child's series, but not like Harry Potter where all ages enjoy.

I second the Dark Tower series. It is my favorite fantasty series ever. I have all first prints, except the first two, which are thousands of dollars. The hardback books have awesome art throughout. DO NOT judge this based on the shitty movie that came out a year or two ago. I have to admit though that I'm a huge Stephen King fan in general.

Dune was also mentioned. What a great series to read. I support this recomendation as well.

#72 7 hours ago

Michael Moorcock has several good things. His Von Bek series is a very long read, but pretty interesting from what I read!

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