Favourite Books/Series? - Page 3 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-13-13, 04:37 AM
Senior Member
VixusKragov's Avatar
VixusKragov's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indiana, USA.
Posts: 763
Reputation: 2

A Song of Ice and Fire- I'm only on Clash of Kings so far, but all I have to say about this series is, amazing.

The Artemis Fowl series- written by the fantastic Eoin Colfer, these have always been some of my favorite books.

The Sandman- Not technically a book series, but by god. This is amazing.

The Walking Dead(comics & books)- Great work. Loving the TV show as well.

A Series of Unfortunate Events- Can't believe these haven't been mentioned yet. Amazing story of three orphans, and the Count who follows them.

Wheel of Time- written by Robert Jordan, and later by his son I believe, these massive books have been praised by critics worldwide. Fantastic fantasy series, if a bit long.

His Dark Materials- They've been mentioned before, but this fantasy trilogy is a brilliant exercise in diverse plot, and while the underlying themes can go a bit heavy-handed at times, they're a great read.

VixusKragov is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-08-13, 12:48 PM
Senior Member
bobss's Flag is: England
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lincoln, England
Posts: 2,628
Reputation: 8

I can't believe The Malazan Book of the Fallen hasn't appeared in this thread yet.

I wager anyone here to find me a bigger, better and more maturely handled epic fantasy saga out there.
bobss is offline  
post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-21-14, 12:19 AM
Senior Member
Vitarus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 247
Reputation: 3

There is nothing better than Malazan. Nothing, anywhere.

My other recommendations are:
Earthsea, by Ursula K Le Guin
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (And the Second Chronicles), by Stephen R Donaldson
Intervention & The Galactic Milieu Trilogy, by Julian May

I also love David Zindell's Neverness books, but I don't think they're available in any format.
Vitarus is offline  
post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-21-14, 01:57 AM
Senior Member
Takizuchi's Avatar
Takizuchi's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 209
Reputation: 2

A bunch of my favorites have already been mentioned but *shrugs*

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.

The Artemis Fowl series.

His Dark Materials.

Rift War.

World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide

Honestly I cant say a whole lot more beyond the fact that theses are all amazing reads and I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to read them as well. I also really enjoy

The Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Very fun reads all of them. A nive medival fantasy setting with the characters being animals. But despite the kinda kiddish feel to some of them, the characters are great fun with great adventures, thrilling battles and descriptions of food and feasts that will have you wishing you were there so you could have some. I would say that the tone and feel of the books could be likened to the Hobbit in many ways.

THe Percy Jackson series, The Kane Chronicles and The Heros of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Dont let the crappy movie adaptations scare you away. These are great books that are a lot of fun to read. If you liked the Harry Potter series or the Artemis Fowl series you will definatly love these. Great for mythology fans as well because the ways the author blends Greek/roman and Egyptian mythologies into modern history and culture is very clever.

Some days i swear my dice are trying to get me killed.
Is it bad sportsmanship to cackle evilly during ones game?
Takizuchi is offline  
post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-21-14, 04:19 AM
Loran's Avatar
Loran's Flag is: Finland
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 95
Reputation: 1

Let's see...

The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien: Actually the first true fantasy saga that I read as a kid. I was mesmerized, especially after that bit about hanging around with Tom Bombadil, which was a bit slow paced for a kid

The Rift War series, by Raymond E. Feist: Amazing material! A long series of novels that have a wealth of background for the entire setting.

The Belgariad and Malloreon, by David Eddings: Two series of books that are tied together, and the story is very well told

The Second Sons trilogy and The Hythrun Chronicles, by Jennifer Fallon: Incredibly mesmerizing settings and stories. Check these out! :D

A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin: Awesome stuff. Seriously, if you haven't read the novels, get to it!

The Shannara series, by Terry Brooks: A great read and as the starting point is an apocalyptic Earth, makes you think ;)

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card: Great stuff, and well thought-out technological bits as well :D

- Loran
Loran is offline  
post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-24-14, 03:23 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 22
Reputation: 2

I'm a huge fan of the Dune series. Especially the original books, though I also quite enjoyed the books about the Butlerian jihad.

In many ways the Dune books remind me of some of the best aspects of the Warhammer 40k universe.

The dirty backstabbing politics, the warped (pun intended) navigators that guide gigantic spaceships through the dangers of space travel, and mysterious organizations all working towards their own agendas.

I would warmly recommend that any sci-fi fan should pick up and read at least the first book.

Check out my Warhammer 40k Book reviews at: Warhammer 40k Book Reviews Youtube Channel
40kBookReviews is offline  
post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-31-16, 06:25 AM
Senior Member
Kharn The Complainer's Avatar
Kharn The Complainer's Flag is: Former Soviet Union
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Terra
Posts: 455
Reputation: 18

I would certainly recommend the Spot the Dog series by Eric Hill.
It's an extremely well written series of novels with quite a surprising overarching plotline. The characters are well rounded and believable and I especially enjoy Spot's tongue in cheak attitude to the world around him. If there ever was a badass who didn't give a damn about authority, it would be Spot.

As for the novel, 'Where's Spot', you certainly wont see the big twist coming. I mean, I was trying and trying to guess where he was, but when it was revealed I was amazed. I mean, I just didn't see it coming and was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It's rare to find a writer who can really keep up such a level of suspense in their stories.

So, all in all, I give the series 9/10. Check it out.
Kharn The Complainer is offline  
post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-27-16, 05:34 AM
Senior Member
Loki1416's Avatar
Loki1416's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alabama, USA
Posts: 1,032
Reputation: 12

I'm not going to name most that have already been named, but I will say a piece on two series.
With the massive slowdown of BL books and the waiting on ASOFAI nexts book, I started looking around Barns and Noble for something to read. I picked up two books:
1. Book 1 of The Wheel of Time. Really enjoyed the read so have been buying them all. Currently I'm on book 7 and really slowing down. While I like the story and the characters, I really really want someone to just walk in, grab each person in turn, shake the hell out of them and scream in their face to grow the fuck up. The constant bitching of "A man told me to do this" or "The woman is so stuborn" and the like has really made the books into a trudge for me.

2. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. There are (I think 8 books in the series)? The story revolves around a Druid who deals with vampires, werewolves, ghouls, ghosts, and gods from every pantheon. I mean that seriously. He's had conversations with Jesus, Thor, and others that I had to look up to see if they were even real (as in, people had believed in them). The books have plenty of action and tons of humor. Kevin Hearne could be a comedian if he wanted to be, these books are so funny. The characters are easy to enjoy and even connect with. This is a series that I HIGHLY recommend.
Loki1416 is offline  
post #29 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-27-16, 06:59 AM
Senior Member
Moriouce's Avatar
Moriouce's Flag is: Sweden
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Borås
Posts: 2,195
Reputation: 63

I've had a paus in the Song of fire and ice series cause another led me astray.
The Left Hand of God.
This trilogy by Paul Hoffman got it all. Fast paced, fun, dark and you never now where it's gonna end. Read it if you havn't!

Good to be green

Barks Dakka Ladz: W3-D2-L3
Altansar Eldar: W3-D0-L2

Moriouce is offline  
post #30 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-27-16, 09:50 AM
Senior Member
Squire's Avatar
Squire's Flag is: Soth Korea
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Korea
Posts: 533
Reputation: 8

Strictly book series and not individual books:

Harry Potter.
It's a cliche but the series really warranted the hype as far as I'm concerned. I was born in 87 so I usually got each book at about the same age as Harry was himself. I read the first three when I was 10 and got book 7 when I was 18 or 19. I have such fond memories of getting and finishing books 5, 6 and 7 on the day they came out, still the only (long) books I've ever read in a single day

Bartimaeus Trilogy
Hilarious, and brilliant stories. Underrated in my opinion.

His Dark Materials
Loved them. Now and then I've wondered what my own daemon would be. A bloodthirster would be cool


^ Balanced 40k!
Squire is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Fiction, Art and Roleplay Game Discussion > Black Library Fiction > Non-GW Book Discussion

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome