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Subject: Can you make some recommendations?
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 6:37 PM ET
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I would like to send my best friend some books. I know some of his favorite authors and series. And I know he's a big fan of vampires, werebeasts, etc. This, I think, is a mix of characters, authors and series names/nicknames he likes, according to the list he gave his mom: Anita Blake, ravenloft, shadow run, necroscope, rachel Aaron, dave weber, black dagger brotherhood, Chloe neill, etc. He prefers to read series over single volumes. As I said, he's particularly fond of camps, werebeasts, etc, but also likes things with dragons, faeries, elves, etc. Any suggestions?
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 7:27 PM ET
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If he likes dragons, Naomi Novik's Temaire series is good, about dragons fighting in the Napoleonic wars.  Also Mercedes Lackey's series that starts with Joust is excellent, fighting dragons in an Ancient Egyptian type setting.  For vampires he might like Tanya Huff's Blood Vampire series.

Date Posted: 7/22/2011 10:28 PM ET
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I might suggest The Kitty Norville Series of books by Carrie Vaughn.  My wife loved them and she also loved a number of the other series you mentioned in your original post.  It's about a werewolf radio host and her adventures.

Date Posted: 7/26/2011 12:03 PM ET
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The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, has everything you said he is looking for.  Its about a Wizard in modern day Chicago, best paranormal series I have read, and I have read a lot. It is currenttly 13 books plus some short stories, book 13 just came out today, and all but one or two of the short stories are available in a single volume ( side jobs )

 

Mike



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Date Posted: 7/29/2011 2:10 PM ET
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Ditto Dresden Files, Also he may like Simon R. Green

The Nightside series
The Secret History serie
The Ghostfinders series
The Hawk and Fisher series
The Forest Kingdom series
The Twilight of the Empire series
The Deathstalker series

-RD