Re: [Fantasy_Books] Hi!!!
- From: "Solemn Sage " <01457@...>
> I am one of those new members you have been talking about.A belated welcome!
> I have read all of Eddings, all of Goodkind, and have read anYou might be interested to know of a new Eddings book due out later
> assorted few by some lesser known authors. Since I have finished
> most of the books I have found, my question to all of you is, What
> other books are really great? I would love a few suggestions!
this year (I believe) - The Redemption of Althalus. Goodkind...well,
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Personally I find him too
derivative (but then, I'm a jaded, cynical reader). If you read him
before you rad Robert Jordan, I guess I can see why you like him so
much, and I'll admit that there is some small merit in his books when
considered on those terms.
> Of course, my taste is different, because I like so many others claimOnce is considerably more than many who claim to be writers. Kudos to
> that I am a writer in the genre as well. (I have only been published
> once, so don't try too hard to find anything...) So I struggle to
> find out what has and is being published, to keep up with the market
> - so to speak.
you! Who published you? How long did it take?
- Jack Whyte is a Scottish born, Canadian Author. You can pick up his books
in the states, but they are under a different collective name than the Dream
of Eagles Cycle, as It is called in Canada. The novels are titled as
The Singing Sword
The The Eagles Brood
The Saxon Shore
In actuality, I think that there are two different titles under the Sorcerer
Heading, the Metamorphosis and the Fort at River's Bend. I'm not sure.
I've read them all, and a new title will be out this year, Uther. The Story
of Uther Pendragon.
The way that he writes these books is interesting. He portrays Camelot as a
settlement called Camulod. Camulod comes about with the dream of a couple
of ex-Roman soldiers in Britain. Arthur is born eventually from a union
between Uther (who is part Roman, part Celtic.) It's very amazing how he's
put the whole legend into a more historical point of view, rather than myth
or legend. Merlin in these books is actually Athur's cousin. The web site,
official, but I don't think has been updated in an age or so, is
Could you please send me some info about the Whyte books, cause I'm actually
studing a bit of Arthurian legend at the moment, and how it has been
adapted, and i do'nt seem to have heard of the Deam of Eagles.
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- Well, I'm a new member also. Haven't been posting at all because of
pressures in real life.
I have been reading fantasy and science fiction since I was about 5 years
old. Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey, Tolkien, CS
Lewis, Robert Jordan, Patricia Kennealy, Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg,
David Brin, Anne McCaffrey, Katherine Kerr, Greg Egan, Terry Pratchet, Terry
Brooks, David Eddings, Raymond E Fiest, Brian Aldiss, Sara Douglas, Frank
Herbert, Julian May, Larry Niven, Douglas Adams and William Gibson are just
a few of my favourite authors. I read alot :)
That's my little bit