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Friday, May 13th, 2005
10:23 pm
[blueyedbaroness]
Hello all! I just joined the community because no one I know is reading some of the books I'm reading & I long to discuss them with someone who won't think I'm crazy when I try to explain what's going on in the story.
Right now, I'm working on Terry Pratchet's Equal Rites, Robin Hobb's Golden Fool (I have read all the books leading up to it, too), and am working my way through Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels. I'm not sure if that fits the criteria for this community, but if not, people can comment on my regular journal with commentary about that.
I'm really enjoying all of the above, but am wondering: Does anything good EVER happen to Fitz in the Robin Hobb series?? don't tell me what happens if it does, just let me know if there is something. I'm about 600 pages into Golden Fool & there's still the last book to go!
Also, if anyone's looking to discuss Katharine Kerr's Deverry & the Westlands series, I'd love to talk about that! I'm anxiously awaiting the next book & have been monitering her website for more exerpts (sp?).

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
4:44 pm
[valeren]
I just joined this community. I'm huge into Terry Goodkind. Am on Naked Empire right now with that series. I'm also a big fan of Harry Potter (can't wait for the 6th book) and Robert Jordan, though I gave up on the 6th book because the first 50 pages were describing ONE THING it seemed to me. If you want to describe something in a book say it simply and elegantly then MOVE ON. That man would be gifted at writing essays that required 5000+ words. He wouldn't even have to really know what he was talking about; he'd just have to describe one detail and he'd be over the required word count. Lol realize that I just ranted and, therein, just unintentionally did the very thing I was ranting about.

I also used to read Anne McCaffrey, Brian Jacques, Patricia Wrede and Lynn Reid Banks when I was younger. But I moved on to more adult-oriented series.

I "just" finished, by "just" I mean within a year, reading R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf Trilogy. Excellent stuff just very dark themed, at least until the third book. Still, I highly recommend reading it if you don't have a problem with dark settings. I've also just purchased, and by just this time I actually mean "just", The Highwayman also by R.A. Salvatore. I haven't started it yet but I'm highly anticipating doing so.

Anyway, hi everyone. Glad to be here.
Friday, April 1st, 2005
7:01 pm
[richlayers]
Deerskin
I just finished Deerskin, by Robin McKinley.

Before I say anything else, did anyone else not like it? And if you did like it, what did you like about it?

I'll put my other comments in the replies so as to avoid spoilers for anyone who hasn't read it.
Monday, March 28th, 2005
11:57 am
[lament_du_lamia]
Hallo! I just wanted to introduce myself, seeing as i just joined.

I absolutly love fantasy. The first series I ever read, and my all time favorite, is the Wheel of Time. I can't get enough of this series. Some of my other favorites are the Runelords, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter (poo in the Harry Potter haters), and any of the Shannara series.

I very much look forward to being a member of this community ^_^.

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
12:46 am
[deborahactress]
Trying to find a book....
I'm cannot for the life of me remember the name of this book I read when I was like 10 ish. Someone help me!!! It was about this kid who opened a door and like fell through into another world where he had to learn how to live. It was stuff like he had never seen grass before...wierd stuff like that. I want to read it again, but don't remember the title!!!! If that sounds remotely familiar to anyone let me know!!!!! I think the cover was like a kid standing at a door, or falling, something like that. Hope someone can help.

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
10:58 am
[richlayers]
I like Terry Goodkind, I really do. I read his first book, then read Robert Jordan's first couple books, and noted the similarity between their respective books 1. Then eventually I got bored with Jordan, and went back and read Goodkind's stuff past book one, and found it to be a lot more interesting and plot progressive.

However, Chainfire pissed me off. Not because I didn't like it at all, not because the plot didn't move along, but come on! - it was SO preachy. I got the idea after about a page, and then had to read through half a book of "free will blah blah blah," "the bad guy is bad blah blah blah." And THEN, just when it was FINALLY getting interesting... the darn thing ENDED.

Has anyone else read this? What did you think? I'm dying to know if anyone else was frustrated with this book.

x-posted :)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
3:01 am
[tanke]
Good Omens
I`m new at this, being on LJ and all, but I just won`t to recommend a very good fantasy book called Good Omens. Since all of you love fantasy books you probably heard about it, but for you who`s not heard about it; read it! It it a very good book written by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman, and those two in a cooperation on a book is brilliant. They manage to get Terry Pratchet`s fantasy writing and combined it with Neil Gaimans intelligent on religion and make a book out of it. A very big thanks to my friend who gave me the book. And a little tip; read the british edition, specially you who live in Europe, it got funny points about monsters dancing like boys in the European Music awards.

Current Mood: funny
Sunday, January 16th, 2005
5:53 pm
[nelfaciel]
New
Hey I'm new here and just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Natalie and I'm from Ontario, Canada. My favourite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, Robert Jordon, Terry Goodkind, and Guy Gavriel Kay. I am a HUGE Tolkien nut. Have been for many many years.

Have you ever noticed there are a lot of authors with the first name Terry?

Anyways I love all things fantasy and going to conventions and such.

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, November 21st, 2004
8:00 pm
[_wingsofsteel_]
Hey i was wondering..

Is anyone a member of the Fantasy and Science Fiction book club? http://www.fsf.co.uk/
I always see adverts for them in SFX and the books are so cheap, and i was wondering if anyone was joined and would advise it? So i know its not a scam etc. Though i think you have to be 18, so i could persuade my mum if she knew it was ok.
Friday, November 19th, 2004
6:52 am
[danbi]
New Discworld RPG.
Er...I read in the rules and it didn't say anything against this, so I'm gonna go ahead and just mention something really quickly. Feel free to delete it if you deem it to be spam.

I'm here on behalf of disco_tech, who is starting a Discworld RPG called discoworld, which has to do with Discworld night life. She is currently looking for players. The list of available players is here. It also has instructions for how to apply and all that.

Please give the link a look and see if you're interested. Or feel free to spread the word to others who might be interested. If you have any questions, e-mail discoworld [at] gmail.com. Or you can ask me and I'll ask her, but that might take longer.

Thanks!
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
3:42 pm
[kyleempire]
Hello,my name is Kyle.I'm 16 and I'm from Florida.I like the Dragonlance novels,some of Tolkien's work,and stuff like that.If you want to talk about role playing or fantasy,or anything like that,just add me to your friends list.
Thursday, June 10th, 2004
7:36 pm
[jhastyl]
I found this community while searching for "The Wild Road"...I LOVE that book.
12:07 pm
[oluwarukeri]
Aaaand I'm the second ^___^
Hello all, I'm Jessica, 15, and I come from Singapore. And I love fantasy books. Favourite authors... too many to name... but they include Guy Gavriel Kay, Steven Brust, Janny Wurts, Carol Berg, Robin Hobb, David Eddings, Raymond E.Feist, Terry Pratchett, and of course... Tolkien ^^

Currently Reading: The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
Monday, May 10th, 2004
6:03 pm
[e_burke]
hey, looks like Im the first one in the Tavern...
Well, I love fantasy books...and just to say, it's R.A.Salvatore, not R.L. you may be thinking of R.L.Stein. Yeah, Salvatore is an amazing author. He is second only to Tolkein in my opinion. I thik the Sword of Shannara series sucked, but still, I gave it a try. yeah, cool idea for a community.
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