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"
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)
the inheritance trilogy(third book not out yet but i will love it for what its worth(story wise)
on the game morrowind i am makeing drizzit do'urden as one of my main characters
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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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.
wrap me in a bolt of lightning, send me on my way still smiling, maybe that's the way i should go: straight into the mouth of the unknown....
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.