I am looking for fantasy books?

I am looking for an amazing fantasy book that will top the last book I read (Inheritance). Books similar to The way of kinds, The inheritance cycle, and Lord of the rings(including the hobbit) is more of what I am after.

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    A Monster Calls - Patrick Neiss

    A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

    And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

    Animal Farm - George Orwell

    ANY books by Cornelia Funke should be great for Percy Jackson/Harry Potter fans. :)

    Brother Grimm - Craig Russell

    Cirque Du Freak Series - Darren Shan

    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

    Eragon Series - Christopher Paolini

    Game of Thrones - George Martin

    His Dark Materials Series - Philip Pullman

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  • Fitz
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Read "The Wheel Of Time" by Robert Jordan.

    An absolutely incredible epic fantasy. 14 books written over the course of 23 years. Although I think LOTR is better, I definitely think Wheel Of Time is far better than the Inheritance series.

    The first book in the series is "Eye Of The World". That should get you started. I kind of envy you, I wish I could read it again and have it all be brand new to me again.

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  • Epic
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Lets see now...

    Fable Haven by brandon mull

    The Dark Elf trilogy by R.A. Salvatore

    The Clarical Quintet by R.A. Salvatore

    Dragon Joulster by Mercedes Lackey

    I really liked the series. Dragons in these books don't talk, only has the inteligance of a smart dog, and there isn't much magic in the series. It's more like ancient egypt with dragons.

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  • 7 years ago

    The Abhorsen Trilogy - Garth Nix

    Elantris - Brandon Sanderson

    Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson

    The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

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  • 7 years ago

    The first 5 books are in the same vein as "The Lord of The Rings".

    In FANTASY here are some I (Fittings Doc) would recommend:

    “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien

    It is the precursor to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

    (It was the book that showed me you could read for PURE enjoyment rather than to fulfill a school reading assignment.)

    Its hero Bilbo Baggins, pops up in the beginning and the end of "The Lord of the Rings", and was the first hobbit "ring bearer". (It will be out as a movie in 2012!!!)

    "The Dark Tide" (1984) by Dennis L. McKiernan

    (first book of the "Mithgar" series)

    “The Crystal Shard" (1988) by R.A. Salvatore.

    (the first book of "The Icewind Dale Trilogy")

    "Pawn of Prophecy" (1982) by David Eddings

    (first book of the "Belgariad" series)

    "Legend” (1984) by David Gemmell (The MASTER of Heroic fantasy)

    (first book of the “Drenai Saga”)

    Hell EVERYTHING by David Gemmell is worth reading!!!

    He is a master at character development and readability.

    If you like HEROIC FANTASY, You’ll find you cannot put his books down.

    "The Misplaced Legion" (1987) by Harry Turtledove

    (first book of the "Videssos" series)

    One of Julius Caesar's legions is transported to a world with magic.

    "An Oblique Approach" (1998) by Eric Flint & David Drake

    (first book of the "Belisarius" series)

    "Magician" (1982) by Raymond E. Feist

    (first book in "The Riftwar Saga")

    "The First Book of Swords" (1983) by Fred Saberhagen

    (first book of the "Books of the Swords" series)

    "The Sword of Shannara" (1977) by Terry Brooks

    (first book in the Original "Shannara Trilogy")

    "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon

    (first book of the “Deed of Paksenarrion” trilogy)

    It has a FEMALE main character.

    "A Spell for Chameleon" (1977) by Piers Anthony

    (the first book of the "Xanth" series)

    "The Riddle-Master of Hed" (1976) by Patricia A. McKillip

    (first book of "The Riddle-Master trilogy")

    "Magician" (1982) by Raymond E. Feist

    (first book in "The Riftwar Saga")

    “The Dragon and the George” (1976) by Gordon R. Dickson

    (first book of the “Dragon Knight” series)

    “Bazil Broketail” (1992) by author Christopher Rowley

    (first book of the “Bazil Broketail” series)

    Bazil is a leatherback dragon serving in the Marneri legions.

    If you feel like giving SCIENCE FICTION a try, here are some I would recommend:

    "Cross Time Engineer" series - (aka the "Conrad Stargard" series)

    by Leo Frankowski

    which begins with "The Cross Time Engineer" (1993)


    Its even better if you are POLISH as the main character is as well!

    This was an eye opening look at how technology could transform a society, and gave some very good descriptions of simple improvements that lead to our own industrial revolution.

    I guess you can tell I loved these books.

    "Weyr Search" (1967) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book in the "Dragonriders of Pern" series)

    This Sci-Fi series is probably the most popular "Dragon" series.

    In it flame breathing dragons team with human riders to burn "thread", an Alien organism that will destroy their world if it falls to the ground.

    "The Forge" (1991) by S.M. Stirling.

    (the first book of "The General" series)

    A colony planet has fallen back to medival techmology, and struggles to recover.

    "An Oblique Approach" (1998) by Eric Flint

    (the first book of the "Belisarius" series)

    Belisarius, a Greek era general, is aided by a Crystalline based intelligence sent back in time to defeat a plot headed up by a computer based AI sent by disgruntled humans (political losers in the far future) intent on the molding of humanity.

    Source(s): 40 years a Sci-Fi / Fantasy Fan
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  • 7 years ago

    Well this isn't a fantasy book, this is a young adult literature, but its good its called the fault in our stars

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  • 7 years ago

    "Gardens and the Warrior of Heaven"

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