Will somebody suggest a good fantasy series?

Discussion in 'Young Adult Fiction' started by yahooshie, Dec 25, 2006.

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    yahooshie

    yahooshie New Member

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    series only please
     
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    j d worthington

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    As this is posted in YA, I'm assuming that's approximately the age we're shooting for: Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain comes to mind:

    The Book of Three (1964)
    The Black Cauldron (1965)
    The Castle of Llyr (1966)
    Taran Wanderer (1967)
    The High King (1968)
    The Foundling and Other Tales from Prydain (1970)

    There's also Joy Chant's House of Kendreth set:

    Red Moon and Black Mountain (1970)
    The Gray Mane of Morning (1977)
    When Voiha Wakes (1983)

    though opinions on those differ. And, as you didn't say what (to you) comprises a series, I'll throw in Alan Garner's Alderley books:

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960)
    The Moon of Gomrath (1963)

    Those are the ones that come to mind right off, though I'm sure others will be able to give considerably more recommendations, as this area is definitely not my strong suit.....

    However, this may help:

    http://www.chronicles-network.com/forum/7716-great-y-a-authors-from-chronicles-network-readers.html
     
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    Alia

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    Excellent choices, JD. Thank you very much!!! :D
     
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    mailyn

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    Agree! Some good choices up there

    I'll also add:

    Series:
    ~The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
    ~Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
    ~Leven Thumps series by Obert Skye
    ~The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
    ~The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix
    ~Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
    ~The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

    and, of course, Harry Potter, lol.

    Trilogies:
    ~The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
    ~His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
    ~The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

    If I remember anymore I'll post them!
     
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    dustinzgirl

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    Jane Yolen's Pit Dragon trilogy is probably one of the best ya fantasy books I remember reading. I probably said that somewhere else. She also has a lot of other sets that are very good...but that is my favorite from my childhood.

    Jane Yolen Official Web Site
     
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    rune

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    Also dont forget Keys to the Kingdom by Garth NIx
     
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    The_Warrior

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    C.S. Lewis's The Cronicles of Narnia?
     
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    paranoid marvin

    paranoid marvin Run VT Erroll!

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    Man,Istruggled with taht series of books and I'm 35 . I sometimes think they are children's books written for adults

    you really can't beat The Famous Five for children's adventuring goodness!
     
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    Urien

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    "The Winter of the World" by Michael Scott Rohan.

    Quite old now, original in many respects. By far the best thing he has ever done. Set during the ice age, but in a society at medieval levels of technology.

    A very underappreciated fantasy, but very good.
     
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    arewin

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    you are all missng some of the greats

    riftwar
    serpentwar
    darkwar
    all are trilogies by raymond E feist

    plus the ge of five books by trudi cavanan
    and the dark magician triology to.
    you will love these fantansy books
     
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    aubi11

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    im readin a good book series called 'Daughters of the Moon'
    by:lynne ewing
    heres what its about:
    Vanessa,Catty,Serena, and Jimena seem like ordinary girls living in Los Angeles. But they each have a secret. Vanessa can become invisible. Catty travels back in time. Serena reads minds, and Jemena has premonitions. What separates them others bands them together as 'the daughters of the moon.
     
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    wiked riceball

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    are there any good shortish fantacy storys (150+ pages )
     
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    The Ace

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    Two spring to mind;
    Over sea, Under Stone
    The Dark is Rising
    The Grey King
    Greenwitch
    Silver on The Tree
    i.e. The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper

    And The Belgriad by David Eddings
    Pawn of Prophecy
    Queen of Sorcery
    Magician's Gambit
    Castle of Wizardry
    Enchanter's End Game

    These series are at opposite ends of the spectrum, the former being short and easily digestible, the latter longer but quite accessible.

    Lots of luck.
     
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    Crazihors

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    I've read the first book of the Belgariad, and it was good, i would recommend the Green Rider books by Kristen Britain
    - Green Rider
    - First Rider's Call
    - the third one's out in November (can't wait!)

    Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, by Michelle Paver are good as well
    - Wolf Brother
    -Spirit Walker
    -Soul Eater

    hmmm....and the Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill
    - The Cry of the Icemark
    - Blade of Fire
     
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    j d worthington

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    Alan Garner's books are quite short -- within that range, I'd say. And, as this is in the YA section, I'd suggest Lloyd Alexander's and Madeleine L'Engle's books....
     
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    wiked riceball

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    j. d. worthngton -what is the first book by Madeleine L'Engle ???
     
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    j d worthington

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    wiked riceball

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    okay thank you :p
     
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    Azure

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    Garth Nix Series
    Keys to the Kingdom
    The Old Kingdom

    Dianna Wynne Jones

    Chrestomanci series

    Jenny Nimmo
    Snow Spider series
    Charlie Bone series

    Angie Sage
    Septimus Heap


    Happy reading! Let us know which ones you ended up reading and liking.
     
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    Bibliophile

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    Diane Duane
    The Young Wizards Series

    These are excellent books. I started them when I was about 12, and I still read the latest ones when they come out.
     

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