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Subject: Looking for a good series
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:02 PM ET
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I am looking for a good series to start on. I really liked The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and I am on the last book of The Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card which I also really liked. Any suggestions? Last time I posted somebody replied with the Alvin Maker books. Can't remember who it was but Thank You!

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:15 PM ET
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Have you read the Odd series by Dean Koontz?

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:17 PM ET
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V.C. Andrews series. She has been writing since I was a child. Start with the first one 'Flowers in the Attic' great book!!



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Date Posted: 2/20/2008 2:06 PM ET
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I just finished The Skystone by Jack Whyte

The title of the series is The Camulod Chronicles and this book is the first in the nine book series. It's another King Arthur series, but this one begins in Roman times and tells the story of the legend's beginnings. I really enjoyed it and will continue with it.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 4:29 PM ET
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The Prey Series by John sandford.  I love them!! 

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 4:39 PM ET
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The Thieves World series.  It's written by different good SF authors, all in the same world with the same characters.  They can fold, spindle, and mutilate each other's characters, but cannot kill them off.  They are not short stories, but one continuing tale.

'Classic' Thieves' World - the 12 Original Novels

 

Thieves' World (#1) Thieves' World (#1)
Edited by Robert Asprin
First published 1979 by Ace Books



Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (#2)
Edited by Robert Asprin
First published 1980 by Ace Books


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Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (#2)

Shadows of Sanctuary (#3) Shadows of Sanctuary (#3)
Edited by Robert Asprin
First published 1981 by Ace Books



Storm Season (#4)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin
First published 1982 by Ace Books


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Storm Season (#4)

The Face of Chaos (#5) The Face of Chaos (#5)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1983 by Ace Books



Wings of Omen (#6)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1984 by Ace Books


Wings of Omen (#6)

The Dead of Winter (#7) The Dead of Winter (#7)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1985 by Ace Books



Soul of the City (#8)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1986 by Ace Books



Soul of the City (#8)

Blood Ties (#9) Blood Ties (#9)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1986 by Ace Books



Aftermath (#10)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1987 by Ace Books



Aftermath (#10)

Uneasy Alliances (#11) Uneasy Alliances (#11)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1988 by Ace Books



Stealer' Sky (#12)
Edited by Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
First published 1989 by Ace Books



Stealer' Sky (#12)


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Date Posted: 2/20/2008 5:14 PM ET
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If you like Orson Scott Card, be sure to read all of his Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow series if you haven't already.  I've read them all, and I personally liked them better than the Alvin Maker series.

Another fantasy series I read last year was the Death Gate series by Weis and Hickman.  It was a fun series.  At one point I had all of that series available on my shelf.  I think I'm down to one left...

I'm currently reading one of the Shannara series by Terry Brooks.  I've enjoyed all of his books, especially the newer series.



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Date Posted: 2/20/2008 6:05 PM ET
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Maybe Don Coldsmith's The Spanish Bit saga? It's really good, if you like Indian/Westerns.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 6:47 PM ET
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How about the "Incarnations of Immortality" series by Piers Anthony?   I loved these...very creative.  There are eight books in all:

On a Pale Horse ~ Bearing an Hourglass ~ With a Tangled Skein ~ Wielding a Red Sword ~ Being a Green Mother ~ For Love of Evil ~ And Eternity ~ Under a Velvet Cloak.

Oh...I have to say to Marsha:  I'm not trying to be obnoxious, but you should speak of V.C. Andrews in the past tense; she's been dead for over 20 years.  Her family hired a ghost writer (no pun intended) to continue cranking out novels in her name.  I think the ghost is Andrew Neiderman, but I'm not sure if he wrote just some of the novels, or all of them since 1986.

 

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 6:16 PM ET
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Thanks everybody for all the great feedback, I will look into all of them.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:21 PM ET
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1632 by Eric Flint http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781416532811-1632

It's an Alternate History series.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:23 PM ET
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Also check out this site! You can search for books based on the State/country they are set in, or by the characters occupation, I use this site all the time=)http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/index.html

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 1:52 PM ET
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Megan Whalen Turner's series:  The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia.  They are excellent.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 5:01 PM ET
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the left behind series. there are 12 books in all