Re: [Fantasy Fiction Dungeon] New Member
- Cool, welcome aboard.
I'm a fantasy novelist now, but I got my start reading fantasy books for most of my life. I tend to go for the more thoughtful books, especially if they've got action. My own favorites include:
Dave Duncan--The Seventh Sword trilogy.
Patricia McKillip--The RiddleMaster of Hed trilogy.
Lawrence Watt-Evans--The Misenchanted Sword, The Unwilling Warlord, Spell of the Black Dagger,etc.
Nina Kiriki Hoffman--Thread that Binds the Bones.
David Weber--the Honor Harrington series, esp. Honor Among Enemies.
Lois McMaster Bujold--Cordelia's Honor, A Civil Campaign.
Elizabeth Moon's Familias Regnant books.
There are many more, of course. I personally enjoy the LOtR books, although a lot of people I've spoken to about my own book have trouble with the rather old-fashioned language. I usually tell them that my book is like LOTR in substance, but the language is much more modern English, like the Potter books.
Talk to you later.
Marc Vun Kannon
The Flame in the Bowl 1: Unbinding the Stone, released August 2002 by Echelon Press, now available in trade paperback!
'Chasing His Own Tale', in Wyrd Wravings, forthcoming from Echelon Press.
And for those of you who prefer yours in a kilt:
Wise, witty, and wonderful stories live and breathe (heavily) at