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Postby leshrac » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:46 am

Deffinately LotR's and The Hobbit.
The Dragonlance books are almost as high on my list as LotR.
Harry Turtledoves "In the Balance" series is what im readin now, and its pretty good.
And Fred Saberhagen's two Trilogies "the Lost Swords" and The complete book of lost swords"
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Postby tbaixinho » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:54 pm

Hi!

Well, I've a few that I really like but to be fair I'll only talk about the two I like the most, in no particularly order:

Dragonlance

The Merlin Codex
Celtika - Book One
The Iron Grail - Book Two
From Robert Holdstock
They tell us a storie about Argo and the argonauts. Cool
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Postby sarous » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:18 pm

the forgotten relams dark elf trilogyand icewind dale trilogy
and chronicals of the three swordsmen trilogy(fates convergince, the war of the gods, the demon wars) :D :D
the inheritance trilogy(third book not out yet but i will love it for what its worth(story wise)
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Postby Sir Dano » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:26 pm

There Will Be Dragons
Emerald Sea
Against the Tide
East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon
by John Ringo

The Excalibur Alternative
Hell's Gate
Hell Hath No Fury
Oath Of Swords(pure fantasy)
The War God's Own(pure fantasy)
Windriders Oath(pure fantasy)
by David Weber

Dragonmaster(Miltary fantasy)
by Chris Bunch

Most of them are a cross between Science Fiction and Fantasy but they're still great books
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Postby boses » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:21 pm

I am not sure how much it fits into the "Castle" category, but I enjoyed several of the books in the Xanth fantasy series by Piers Anthony.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:20 am

I think we are forgetting some of the greatest masterpieces ever thought of.

The Odyssey may not appeal to most people, but it is certainly the start to the epic hero tale, which is what most of these stories contain.


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Postby ericgizmo » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:31 pm

Come on people! Never heard of The Last Apprentice series. Me ethier until i read them. They are good. In England it is called Wardstone Cronciles I think. written by Joesph Delany here is the English website for it http://www.spooksbooks.com/
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Postby Black Falcon » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:55 am

The Hobbit- best book of all time (I'm currently re-reading it for the fifth or sixth time... poor book's about to fall apart...)

The Lord of the Rings comes in second (because Frodo doesn't beat out Bilbo, sorry Mr. Frodo).

What could ever beat the genius of Tolkien?


Third place goes to Harry Potter (Books 4 and 3 are my favorites, but I like them all except 5 and 6- Harry's too annoying in those ones).

Fourth might be those little mice books (Redwall or something like that). I read them a long time ago but they were a nice twist on castle stories.

Almost forgot to include the classics! King Arthur, Ivanho, etc. - all very good!
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Postby Prince Imdol » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:17 pm

I think both C.S Lewis and Tolkien are genius' in what they wrote. While there books are different they both have a somewhat similar influence.


World War One influenced the whole LOTR series quite a lot I think as well as World War .


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Postby DARKspawn » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:24 pm

Prince Imdol wrote:I think both C.S Lewis and Tolkien are genius' in what they wrote. While there books are different they both have a somewhat similar influence.


CS Lewis & Tolkein were actually close friends & both were members of the literary group the "Inklings" at Oxford University :)
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Postby The_Vanquished » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:52 am

My mom found a bunch of books in our basement that I haven't read yet, but they look really good, and David Eddings is great. The "Malloreon" series, and the "Belgariad" series. And as soon as I'm done with "The Dark Tower" series, these are next.
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Postby Jacob C. » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:42 am

I just wanted to mention 3 books that I absolutely adore:

1. Castles: Their Construction and History by Sidney Toy
-Excellent information crammed into this book in only 250 pages.
The book is very detailed & informative and does an excellent job covering the subject in such a small amount of space.
Don't expect big beautiful photos, though the book does have some good ground plan sketches for many of the well known castles in Western Europe. Its a great introduction for the serious castle buff or for anyone else just interested in the subject.

2. Crusader Castles by Hugh Kennedy
-Book contains pretty much everything you need to know about the castles built by the crusaders, with each castle having its own unique story.
The information contained in this book is splendid. There's not many other books out there that specifically focus on the crusader castles, so this book is truly a gem in my opinion. Like the book before it, don't expect any big beautiful photos. There are many black n white photos that complement the text along with ground plan sketches of most of the castles talked about in the book. Probably appeals more to the serious reader than the casual one.

3. Castles from the Air by Giampiero Gianazza
-If big beautiful photos of castles is what you want, then this book should satisfy your craving. All the photos in this book are taken from the air (my guess is that the photographer shot them all from a helicopter or ultra-light airplane?). Anyways, the book gives you excellent panorama shots that usually display the entire castle structure, so you can get a good idea of the layout of the castles. As far as photography goes, no other castle book I've looked at even comes close!
I picked this one up a couple months ago at Barnes & Noble for only $10 (it was on sale). The book itself is big and heavy. Most of the photos take up an entire page, some two.
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Postby Bandit » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:51 pm

I like Magyk, it's kinda unpopular but it's a fast read
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Postby Teherean » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:48 pm

My number one must be Robin Hood. I also highly reccomend you all to read Ivanhoe and King Arthur when you have the ability.
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Postby jokkna » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:28 pm

I only have one word to say IVANHOE. It is the best book I have ever read. Close after comes LOTR and R. A. Salvatore's books.
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