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« on: March 03, 2005, 11:21:45 AM »

hey,

just finished reading the first dragonlance trilogy again, enjoyed it just as much as the last time i read it which was ages ago. i know that there was a second trilogy but i never read it, anyone know if its any good? if not can anyone suggest something to pass the time between now and next hp release? any help is much appreciated... and please dont ridicule me too much for admitting im looking forward to the half blood prince.

cheers,
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005, 12:45:06 PM »

The "Twins" trilogy by Weis & Hickman.
My personal faves of the Dragonlance books.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005, 12:59:31 PM »

hey,

yeah i think raist and caramon are possibly the two most interesting characters from the first trilogy, probably because of the complex relationship they have with each other, reminds me of me and my brother! ill need to see if i can buy it at the weekend.

cheers for the advice,
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005, 01:46:54 PM »

anyone know anything about garth nix? first book in the trilogy is called sabriel? doesnt sound that good, im getting desperate though!

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005, 04:30:21 PM »

Hi there!
            Yes, the Dragonlance Chronicles have always held a special place in my heart, since those are the books that turned me to fantasy in 1986. The sequel, the Dragonlance Legends, is even better. At least in my opinion. After that, read The Second Generation and Dragons of Summer Flame, which sort of tie the knot with the Dragonlance saga.

Weis and Hickman also wrote THE WAR OF SOULS trilogy, which takes place after Dragons of Summer Flame, but it is an inferior effort. Really not up to par with the rest of their Dragonlance work.

Hope this helps,

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2005, 05:42:46 PM »

I would suggest reading all of the DragonLance books. They are excellent reads every single one of them!  

Starting with the Preludes:

Darkness and Light
Kendermore
Brothers Majere
Riverwind The Plainsman
Flint the King
Tanis The Shadow Years

Then the Raistlin Chronicles:

The Soulforge
Brothers in Arms

Then the Chronicles:

Dragons of Autum Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning

Then the Legends:

Time of the Twins
War of the Twins
Test of the Twins

Then the Independants:

The Second Generation
Draongs of Summer Flame

And then the War of Souls:

Dragons of a Fallen Sun
Dragons of a Lost Star
Dragons of a Vanished Moon


Of course there are like hundreds more but those are the main ones. They are all great books and I think you should definetly read them!!! Oh and by the way, Im looking forward to the next Harry Potter book as well!  :king:
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2005, 05:48:37 PM »

cheers guys,

now all i have to do is try to scrape some cash together after my parents anniversary last weekend... any further suggestions still more than welcome though.

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2005, 05:54:07 PM »

I would also suggest reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King if you haven't done so. That is another excellent read and I highly recommend them.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2005, 01:36:50 PM »

Yeah. The Dark Tower is great.
A total head-trip.
The last 3 books in the series are so... well...
... read and find out.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2005, 10:38:17 AM »

Ahhh... Dragonlance books. Some of my absolute favs. They were also the ones that got me into fantasy (and elves, even if they were snooty and exclusive). Sceptre has made an excellent summary of the Dragonlance books there. My favorites have always been the Chronicles and the Legends.

<------- Raistlin fan. Ah yessss, we loves the angsty, evil, twisted yet still vulnerable bishie mage, yes we do :jester: *presents face for any slapping to be done*

Although, as he said, there's more books. If you're interested check out this list: Complete Novel list at Khisanth's lair

It's very comprehensive, but a few years old so it doesn't have any minor books that may have been released in the past few years, nor the War of Souls. But Sceptre has mentioned the War of Souls, so no excuse! Get ye a readin!
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2005, 11:06:46 AM »

Has anyone read the Lord Soth 'Ravenloft' books?
I've just finished the Jander Sunstar Ravenloft books, and am about to start on the remaining Strahd books.
Knight of the Black Rose, the first Soth book set in Ravenloft deals heavily with the character Strahd, so since i'll be reading it shortly i was hoping to get a heads up. Any good? Anyone even read it?
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2005, 01:22:12 PM »

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anyone know anything about garth nix? first book in the trilogy is called sabriel? doesnt sound that good, im getting desperate though!

cheers,
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I've read a few of  Garth Nix's books.  His stories are generally an easy read, I only just finished the second book to the Old Kindom Trilogy (which is the one you refering to...) 'Liriel' the third book is 'Aborson'.  I did enjoy reading them (still havn't read the third one though...), 'Sabriel' was a good story, a pretty straight forward story without many complecations but he has good characters and I liked the world it was set in and I liked the necromancy stuff and the different magics that was in the books.  the story get better and a bit more in depth in the second book which follows straight on to the third. But basically if you like an easy read you'll probably like the book, if you read the first chapter or so of it you'll get an idea of his writing style and if you'll like reading them...
...Im not very good at recomending books to people, Im not all that fussy on what I read really so I dont know what other people might think of the books...
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