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Subject: Fantasy books revolving aroung fairies, elves
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:20 AM ET
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I am 56 so I'm not interested in YA type stuff.  I have over 3500 books in my SFF collection, but want to find authors that write about fairies or elves, NOT dark fantasy though.   Got any suggestions for authors, series, or standalones?

Subject: Fairies
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 1:39 PM ET
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I have just about all his stuff, but there's a lot of it I don't care for. 


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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 1:57 PM ET
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try looking at www.fantasyliterature.net , my friend showed it to me and I've discovered several new books through there! :)

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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:01 PM ET
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The Kagonesti and The Dargonesti in the Dragonlance series are both books about elves.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:45 AM ET
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The Spiderwick Chronicles

and of course, JRR Tolkein .... PS he has a new book out his son published posthumously - The Children of Hurin. 

I just got it , can't wait to check it out!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 7:48 PM ET
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Winter Rose and Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip are excellent:


Subject: R A Salvatore
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 8:07 PM ET
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He wrote a trilogy that is called The Spearweilder's Tale and it is very good and very funny. A man loves to read and his fav book is The Hobbit. he has a deadend job and a boring life. he escapes often to the woods to read till one day he awakens in fairyland with an annoying fairy, a maddening leprechaun who steals The Hobbit and an elf or 2...along with witches, a dragon and a giant among other nagical critters...


Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:02 PM ET
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What about Tinker by Wen Spencer?

“Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour.”

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 4:36 PM ET
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Stealing the Elf-King's Roses by Diane Duane.

Very mature (but sex-free) book. Mix of scifi and fantasy. I absolutely loved this book.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 3:09 AM ET
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Mercedes Lackey has the Serrated Edge series...Elves in an Urban Fantasy:

Chrome Borne, The (1999 - omnibus) by Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey
Otherworld, The (1999 - omnibus) by Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey
Born To Run (1992) by Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey
Wheels of Fire (1992) by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Shepherd
When the Bough Breaks(1993) by Mercedes Lackey, Holly Lisle
Chrome Circle (1994) by Larry Dixon, Mercedes Lackey
Elvendude (1994) by Mark Shepherd
Spiritride (1997) by Mark Shepherd
Lazerwarz (1999) by Mark Shepherd

Date Posted: 6/16/2008 10:24 PM ET
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Have you tried Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell? This is brilliant literature and has a slightly different, but probably more historically "accurate" (as far as anything about fairies can be accurate), take on fairies. No elves. We've reviewed it here: http://www.fantasyliterature.net/clarkesusanna.html

LadyLioncourt, I'm glad you like the website!

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 1:45 PM ET
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The Bard's Tale books are very good, one of the main/recurring characters is a Dark Elf bard and a couple revolve around his difficulties with his family/people. They're written by Mark Shepherd and Mercedes Lackey, some are just by Mark Shepherd.

Castle of Deception, Fortress of Frost and Fire, Prison of Souls, Chaos Gate,  and Escape from Roksamur.

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Subject: Fantasy
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Hi,  Have you tried Laurell K. Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series, or Kim Harrison's books?  Both have websites and both are quite good, if a little naughty.


Date Posted: 7/5/2008 10:34 PM ET
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Emma Bull's The War of the Oaks is an oldie but goodie.