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Old September 13 2012, 11:16 PM   #16
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Re: Anyone read these fantasy and urban fantasy series?

^The early ones, certainly. They got worse as time went on, just like the game.
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Old September 13 2012, 11:24 PM   #17
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Re: Anyone read these fantasy and urban fantasy series?

I'll admit the insect shaman stuff wasn't great, but over all, I enjoyed alot of the books.
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Old September 14 2012, 12:26 AM   #18
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Re: Anyone read these fantasy and urban fantasy series?

Thanks for the recommendations, those sound pretty cool.
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Old September 14 2012, 01:58 AM   #19
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Re: Anyone read these fantasy and urban fantasy series?

The Mary Stewart Merlin series, excellent books and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson, nifty Greek mythology research.

Courtway Jones did an Arthur/Merlin trilogy that was rather good as well.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:12 AM   #20
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I'm pleased to see how many people have read the Percy Jackson books. I was introduced to them a few years ago when my daughter read them for her 4th grade class. But even as an adult, I was instantly hooked and zipped right through the series. They are fast paced, light entertainment based on Greek mythology. Rick Riordan really knows his source material, and sticks to the spirit of the Greek myths while placing them in modern times.

I've also read every book in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Avalon series, though the original "Mists of Avalon" is by far the best. I've read it 3 times, and each time I get something different out of it.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:15 PM   #21
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No problem. I spoke to Ben yesterday while I was taking him to work and he said Book 2 is in layout at the publisher now.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:29 PM   #22
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Re: Anyone read these fantasy and urban fantasy series?

I echo about Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy...it's excellent. His first novel Elantris is a great read as well. He has also finished Robert Jordan's excellent Wheel of Time Series, writing the final three books.

Tad Williams Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is excellent as well. One of my favourite series and something that surprised me when I first discovered.
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