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Subject: Carol Berg and others like her
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 8:16 PM ET
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I've recently discovered Carol Berg and am glued to her novels. I've ordered every one that is on this site and ordered the ones that were not from ebay. I first fell in love with her writing when I read Transformation, which I could not put down the moment it arrived in the mail. But I have a problem now. I have more credits than I know what to do with. I'm looking for other really REALLY GOOD authors that are like Carol Berg. Any reccomendations ?

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 3:43 AM ET
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it's always hard for me to say one author is 'like' another, but if you like Carol Berg, you might like Anne Bishop and Michelle West.  with all of them i tend to live inside the book until i'm done with it, and it's very hard to drag me out of the book.

i also highly recommend Patricia Briggs.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 1:46 PM ET
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Oh yes, I've gotten my hands on a few Patricia Briggs novels. Just recieved one today actually and beginning to devour it. Thank you for the other two author names. I'll look them up.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 8:26 AM ET
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Try Sara Douglass, Elizabeth Haydon, Lynn Flewelling and Margaret Weis. All of them have series. I loved Transformation and I just picked up one of her new books.   I also highly recommend Anne Bishop.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 6:59 PM ET
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Yesssss, I've ordered the first three of the Black Jewels because several have recommended it. Thank you for the other names, I shall certainly look into them.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:01 PM ET
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Since Berg's novels (at least the ones I've read) are very character oriented, I'd suggest you try one of Katherine Kurtz' Dernyni books, preferably the beginning of a series. A good place to start might be Deryni Rising.

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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:26 PM ET
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I'd recommend trying The Curse of Chalion if you can find it, by Lois McMaster Bujold. Very character-oriented and great story.
Date Posted: 11/22/2008 8:58 PM ET
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Thank you again! I've ordered one book from all authors listed so far so HOpefully I'll have a good mix of really good authors. I've ordered Deryni Rising, or something like it. It was a large book containing three, Chronicles of the Deyni. I couldn't find Curse of Chalion but I put it on my wish list so we'll see. Thanks!!

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 2:15 AM ET
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Found a copy of The Curse of Chalion, and this one looks VERY interesting to me. I cannot wait to dive into it. Thank you for the recommendation.