If I want to start reading some English novals, which book would you recommend?
I love Lord of the ring type, or Science fiction.
Suggestion by Sai
Harry Potter.. very similar to LoR..ive heard..
Suggestion by taranakothawala1995
try the wheel of time , it a series of books ,its great.
Suggestion by senorita
start with THE SECRET SEVEN ,FAMOUS FIVE,NANCY DREW,HARDY BOYS and so on
but please do not read HARRY POTTER cuz it is so un real ang bugging
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Anyone know a similar series to A Song of Ice and Fire?
I am desperately waiting for the release of Dance of Dragons, and with it not even being finished yet I need to something to hold me over.
So does anyone know a series that can compare with ASOIAF? Something thats dark, violent, political… well if you read the series you should know what I am looking for.
I’ll take any suggestions, Thanks in advance!
Suggestion by mulluane
Almost too easy!
Bone Doll’s Twin, Hidden Warrior, Oracle’s Queen (Tamir Trilogy) by Lynn Flewelling
In this story the boy twin is killed at birth and its body imprinted onto the girl twin in order that one day the girl could rule the kingdom (prophecy involved). Something goes wrong and the boy twin ends up haunting his sister (who doesn’t even know she is a girl). This book is a really well crafted mix of ghost story (plenty of those), coming of age, with a twist and traditional fantasy with magic, warriors, witches and of course a well hated villain or 2. Detailed review on my site.
The Sword of Truth, written by Terry Goodkind
Set in a medieval type world, Richard Cypher, a woods guide, lends a hand to a stranger who is searching for a nameless Wizard who disappeared many years ago. Along the way Richard is challenged in every way possible, physically, mentally and emotionally. This series showcases the virtue of remaining true to yourself and your morals, regardless of what life throws at you. The author himself says he wrote this series with adults in mind because of the focus on philosophical themes
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson (1 and 2)
Thomas Covenant is a leper, outcast and misunderstood his disease makes everybody treat him with fear and mistrust. As a result he lives alone, shunning all human contact as much as possible. When he is suddenly transported to a world where he is healthy, where health is a very tangible force, he refuses to believe, afraid that if he does he’ll cease to focus on the rituals that keep him alive. This series had a profound effect on me. The angst of Thomas Covenant, the force with which he refused to believe what was happening to him, the tragic events that have shaped his life were all heart wrenching. The first 6 books definitely changed how I looked at things, both inside and outside of myself. (Note I don’t care for the new ones written recently, long after the first 2 sets, but thats me.)
Darkover series by Marion Zimmer Bradley
I’m not a Sci-fi fan but I still loved these and sometimes the line between sci-fi and fantasy gets blurred anyway. This is a huge series that can be read in any order since each was written to be a stand alone novel.
Darkover is a planet that is in a state of permanent Ice Age. The ruling class or Comyn, possess different types of Laran which are psychic powers. There are several unique cultures and alien races. Great reads.
The Wheel of Time (11 in print, 12th book to be written by Brandon Sanderson) by Robert Jordan
This huge sage takes place in a medievil type world where magic is called the One Power and can only be used by women. Men who are born with this ability are fated to go insane, if they live that long as once found are usually killed first. The saga centers around one man who, born with the One Power, is fated to save the world, while trying to save himself from insanity. The first book takes off slow as the extensive worldbuilding begins to take shape but once you get past that part you will never regret it.
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