Book to Read?
Ok people here is the jist. I am looking for a good book to read. I just dont know what to read. I am not a big sci fi guy but i love fiction. anyone have any suggestions?
- FiveStarAuthorLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hi there. I'm the author of a new medieval fantasy series that you might like. The title of the first episode is THE BLACKGLOOM BOUNTY. It's 445 pages of action, adventure, magic, mystery and mayhem. If you are a fan of Conan, LOTR or Harry Potter books, this is one you'll enjoy. A Hollywood producer said it was, "Like Braveheart meets Lord of the Rings." (See other comments & reviews below.)
Good luck, whatever you decide to read!
Jon F. Baxley (Author, Editor, Ghostwriter and Proofreader)
THE SCYTHIAN STONE (eBook only)
THE BLACKGLOOM BOUNTY (eBook and hard cover)
THE REGENTS OF RHUM (coming fall '07)
Major Media Reviews:
STARRED Review. A fast pace, sly humor, amusing dialogue and a richly researched background lift Baxley's fantasy, the first of a new series set in medieval Britain. When Merlin's long-ago apprentice Kruzurk Makshare (aka the Boozer) receives a dreamlike visitation from the legendary mage, he learns he must destroy another former apprentice, the villainous Seed of Cerberus. To do so will require a visit to the demon-guarded Blackgloom Keep. Enter young Daynin McKinnon, who discovers a curious rune-covered headstone, which may be the fabled Blackgloom Bounty, and brings it to Kruz's attention. Kruz believes it will provide entry into the fortress, while Daynin hopes the sale of the stone will restore his family's fortunes. The colorful cast of good guys and ne'er-do-wells includes the Pictish ghost of Brude McAlpin liberated from his tomb, assorted pursuing Caledonians and a bemused Prior Bede, whose monastery serves as a hiding place for the Blackgloom Bounty. Suitable for fantasy enthusiasts of all ages.
"This series opener...is a good choice for fans of epic-style sagas and Scottish history."
Harriet Klausner, Amazon's #1 Ranked Reviewer!
"This terrific medieval fantasy...will elate readers for its fast-paced, action-thrilled story line starring a strong cast."
Nancy McCulloch, PRWEB Article, March 20, 2006
"Two thumbs up for a colorful cast of characters, nonstop, rapid-fire action and compelling storyline!"
Fantasybookspot.com Review by Tyler, Febuary 2006
"Taking place in Medieval Scotland, this tale of magic, adventure and love really captured my attention..."
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- 1 decade ago
The Stand - Stephen King.
When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies before he reaches the hospital, but it doesn't take long for the appalling plague which killed them to spread to the whole world.
It is a long time before a few stunned survivors emerge, slowly and painfully, to build a new world.
But now the dreams start. Dreams that forewarn the coming of the dark man and the strengthening of his empire. His worn-down boots walk the roads; his red eyes pierce the night. Surely he's the apogee of evil, warlord of the charnel house, prince of torture and death.
An ancient woman struggles against the force of evil. But is it by chance that the work of the Trashcan man, the pyromaniac, evens the odds? who is manipulating these people? what powers and forces are behind this horrifying Armageddon where ordinary people are caught in a titanic struggle between good and evil?
A Brilliant Masterpiece - I've read this several times over the years and will read it again.
- hoxhaLv 44 years ago
a number of those are from woman perspectives, some may be a sprint "girly lady" on your liking yet others would desire to be ok. i've got left the two form on and you could come to a determination. Meryll of the Stone (Brian Caswell) Picnic at putting Rock (Joan Lindsay) Stranger with my face (Lois Duncan) taking part in Beattie Bow (Ruth Parks) My Sister Sif (Ruth Parks) Hitch hikers instruction manual to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Holes (Louis Sachar) Lord of the jewelry / The Hobbit Eragorn trilogy Narnia The Golden Compass Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice) Requiem for a Princess (Ruth M Arthur) finding for Alibrandi (Melina Marchetta) Angels Gate (Gary group) Sisterhood of the traveling Pants Pelican's Creek (Maureen Pople) The Diary of Anne Frank To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) The Shiralee (Dárcy Niland) Into the Wild (John Krakauer) Chocolat (Joanne Harris) Harp contained in the South; undesirable guy's Orange; Missus (Trilogy via Ruth Parks) the place the middle is (Billie Letts) My place (Sally Morgan) Little women human beings (Louisa would Alcott) Rebecca (Daphne De Maurier) the three Muskateers (Alexandre Dumas) something via the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen notwithstanding you do don’t run The December Boys (Robert Noonan)
- 1 decade ago
If you're looking for funny books, then Christopher Moore. A Dirty Job was freakin' hilarious. Or even Neil Gaiman. His Anansi boys was entertaining.
Something more Spiritual, the Paulo Coelho's books are phenomenal and really make you think.
Ofcourse there's always Ray Bradbury and Farenheit 451
Aldous Huxley and Brave New World.
Any of the Bronte's.
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- Rose DLv 71 decade ago
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Here's the description from Amazon:
This electrifying thriller opens in an unexplored, mysterious corner of the Amazon basin. A Museum of Natural History expedition is seeking the legendary Kothoga tribe in quest of the vile secret it conceals. The thoroughly terrified tribes nearby infer that the Kothoga and their malicious ways are too awful to discuss with outsiders, except to issue dire warnings. The expedition dissolves, with most of its members opting out of the territory with alacrity, only to perish in a plane crash. Two zealous individuals who heedlessly press on into the jungle vanish, but not before making the horrifying discovery they sought. The crates of the lost expedition, however, arrive back in New York City intact, and are consigned to the basement for cataloging. The story picks up back at the museum where murders have begun to occur with dreadful frequency. Forensics reveal the death blows were delivered with unusual strength, the corpses were dismembered with savage violence, and the perpetrator has mighty unusual DNA patterns. The NYPD, the FBI, and enterprising museum research assistants join efforts to solve the grisly murders but are stonewalled by officials in the head office who plan a revenue-generating exhibition of Amazonian artifacts, recklessly ignoring the impending danger to staff and visitors alike. While the story line contains a bit too much of museum politics and logistics that don't quite mesh, the suspense is sure to please fans of Michael Crichton and Stephen King.
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Again, from Amazon: When a scatterbrained Satanist nun goofs up a baby-switching scheme and delivers the infant Antichrist to the wrong couple, it's just the beginning of the comic errors in the divine plan for Armageddon which this fast-paced novel by two British writers zanily details. Aziraphale, an angel who doubles as a rare-book dealer, and Crowley, a demon friend who's assigned to the same territory, like life on Earth too much to allow the long-planned war between Heaven and Hell to happen. They set out to find the Antichrist and avert Armageddon, on the way encountering the last living descendant of Agnes Nutter, Anathema, who's been deciphering accurate prophecies of the world's doom but is unaware she's living in the same town as the Antichrist, now a thoroughly human and normal 11-year-old named Adam. As the appointed day and hour approach, Aziraphale and Crowley blunder through seas of fire and rains of fish, and come across a misguided witch hunter, a middle-aged fortune teller and the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse. It's up to Adam in the neatly tied end, as his humanity prevails over the Divine Plan and earthly bungling. Some humor is strictly British, but most will appeal even to Americans "and other aliens."
- 1 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
My personal favourite author is Piers Anthony. He has written and co-written many books. I like his Xanth and Incarnations series the best. He also has a website one can visit, if you like. Just type "Xanth" into the address section of your browser, then choose the site that is affiliated with "1-800-Hi Piers". I mean, who can resist such titles as "Demons Don't Dream" or "Yon Ill Wind" or "Dragon on a Pedestal"? Plus he is rather humorous, using puns in his Xanth series. So if you have never heard of him, at least give his work a try. Hope this has been helpful.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
King Fortis the Brave - a pair of twins are pulled into a magical world where they are caught up in a battle for control of the land. Full of adventure and humor, it's one of the best books I've ever read.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Did you ever see a TV show called "Spenser: For Hire"?
He is a smart-azz PI, and he stars in about 30 books by Robert B. Parker. Great stories, and you will LOVE how he sasses the thugs!
That person up there^^^^^^ who said THE STAND is so right--it is very long, but it is my all-time favorite book!!! I have read it 9 times so far.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Not fiction but a book by Josh Mcdowell called,
"evidence that demands a verdict"and this book Is very InterestingSource(s): Good book