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PostSubject: Book Discussion   Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:13 am

I'd like to start up a discussion about your favourite books/genres and authors.

I don't really have a favourite book/series but I am currently mad about the Sword of Truth saga at the moment written by Terry Goodkind.

From what I can gather this is his debut series, though I'm pretty sure he's written some other stuff, but they've been relatively small time.

The Sword of Truth happens to be in one of my favourite genres and that is Epic Fantasy. He tells a story of magic, love and the right to live as you are.

It is the story of a man called Richard Cypher. He grew up as a woods guide in a land completely bereft of magic. One day, from the Boundary - the border of his lands from any others - comes a mysterious woman named Kahlan. He soon finds out that she is from a world of Magic beyond the Boundary and has come on a life threatening journey to find the one person that can save her lands from a tyrannical magical ruler named Darken Rahl.

Soon he realises that this person is himself. He becomes what she calls the Seeker of Truth, a man that is a law unto himself. Now Richard has to brave the perils of a new land, survive Darken Rahl's assassins and learn to control the well of Power that comes with wielding the Sword of Truth. For the man who thought magic didn't exist is now on the his way to becoming the greatest wizard the known world has ever seen.

As I said, this is a fantastic series and I would recommend any person to read this great work.

The wiki page for The Sword of Truth is below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_sword_of_truth

and the wiki page for Terry Goodkind is below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_goodkind

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:59 am

I haven't read those ones but I am a book *fanatic* i also read to fast so it is an expensive hobby for me Smile

lets see, I buy

J.D Robb (futuristic crime slightl romance but hilariously funny at points) awesome.

J R Ward. New twist on the vampire take. awesome books bordering on erotica and please mummy can I have one of the Brotherhood warriors for christmas? www.jrward.com

Sherrilyn Kenyon: Dark hunter series. Series about all the different god pantheons from history and dark hunters, kind of vampires, have fangs super strength etc each one has special ability, dont drink blood however and they hunt daemons which do drink blood but only to absorb the soulds of humans so they can remain alive...wont go into it to much as history is long and complex as anything involving gods is but again AWESOME.

Anne bishop: one of my favourite fantasy authors. she is absolutely fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend the blood trilogy it is one of the best series's? ive ever read

Traci harding: other favourite fantasy author, she is australian and her fantasy is based more in esoteric lore.

Keri Arthur: vamps, werewolves all the usual but well written and based in reality as they run the government/disciplinary body for supernatural beings in coop with normals government.

kelley armstrong : supernaturals ie vamps, werewolves and demons etc etc

i already own some david eddings but have read all of his books, i own all the harry potters and adore them have read and used to own all the richard laymons....lovely gore horror work.

im going to stop babbling now. suffice to say i read alot Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm

Saaaweeet!! I just love book lovers.

I'm reading a David Gemmell book at the moment (Hero in the Shadows) and so far its going well. He reminds me of Raymond E Feist. Whom I love.

I also love Jean M Auel and her Earth's Children series. Abso-tute-ly fantastic!

Here's a wiki link to her, I don't know if she's got a website, but I shall look.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Auel

Hmm... I was thinking, should I try to find websites for popular authors on here and post them in the Scribe's Hall?

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:28 pm

MUAHAHA!

The wife and I managed to pre-order our copy of Brisinger in audio book!

YaY Dragons and Stuff! ]B=8 ) ( <-- Dragon Smiley )

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:07 am

*&^(%$&* when does Brisingr come out again?? i loved the first two...also apparently its going to be a quadrilogy now rather than a trilogy? anybody else heard this?

wraith: excellent plan! i know the links for the authors i mentioned so yeah if you wanna i can pm them to you, that and im sure your also able to get them....lol im goina take my foot out of my mouth and go and sit in the corner now.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:58 am

Lord of the rings

glen cooks "instrumentalities of the night" are good, theres only two so far, but definitely worth a look.

i love douglas adams' books, their hilarious

i also enjoy alot of the warhammer 40k books, as well as the inheritance trilogy
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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:41 pm

GoldenDrakon wrote:
MUAHAHA!

The wife and I managed to pre-order our copy of Brisinger in audio book!

YaY Dragons and Stuff! ]B=8 ) ( <-- Dragon Smiley )

You....

Officially....

Suck....

I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:43 pm

Kalika wrote:


wraith: excellent plan! i know the links for the authors i mentioned so yeah if you wanna i can pm them to you, that and im sure your also able to get them....lol im goina take my foot out of my mouth and go and sit in the corner now.

You know me -- any offer to help is gladly accepted!! Very Happy

So PM away my dear! And anyone else you can think of too would be great!

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:30 am

Wraith wrote:

You....

Officially....

Suck....

I love you

*naughty look*

Careful my dear, I bite too....Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:25 pm

You're the one who should be careful not to bite off more than you can chew, my dear friend Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:57 pm

Kalika wrote:
*&^(%$&* when does Brisingr come out again?? i loved the first two...also apparently its going to be a quadrilogy now rather than a trilogy? anybody else heard this?

Yeah. It is now going to be a quadrilogy. Apparently there was just far too much stuff to put into the last book so he is going to break it up into two.
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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:22 am

I've just started reading Trudi Canavan's newest books - The Age of Five series - and I must say, she hasn't disappointed me so far. I've already read her Magicians series and that just rocked my socks off! So... she hasn't lost her touch.

Here's some info on her and I'll post up her actual website later. Hopefully when I've got some time to put up the Author's Websites in the Scribe's Hall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trudi_Canavan

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PostSubject: Re: Book Discussion   Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:13 pm

Right! I've just finished reading Eric Van Lustbader's Pearl Saga.

FANTASTIC.

An oldie but definitely a goodie. Fans of his work should check them it out.

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