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Topic: Anyone Have any book Suggestions for the Category "Fantasy"?

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Subject: Anyone Have any book Suggestions for the Category "Fantasy"?
Date Posted: 5/17/2009 10:10 AM ET
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I have been wanting to find something "new" For this category, everything nowadays seems to be the same. Anyone have any ideas?

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 12:30 PM ET
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David Eddings' The Belgariad and The Mallorean.

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 4:58 PM ET
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umm, gonna need to be a wee bit more specific here. What have you read already? What do you consider "the same", that type of stuff.

and tell us what you've liked and disliked so we don't start suggesting things you'll hate :-)

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 11:26 PM ET
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Nina K Hoffman.  She often feels more like magical realism.

Kim Wilkins.  Very dark.  Very lush.  Very dense.  Takes obscure mythology and runs with it.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 2:52 PM ET
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I found Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy to be new and refreshing.  There's definitely some original elements, including a cool magic system.

I also liked his standalone novel, Elantris a lot, though it's not quite as original as Mistborn.  The magic system and premise of the story were very original, IMHO.  I also found the fact that it was a standalone novel refreshing because a lot of popular fantasy seems to be long series.

Less than a month til his Warbreaker is released.  I've read the first couple of chapters on his web site, and it looks very interesting so far