What are kids reading today that's like Eddings?

Discussion in 'David Eddings' started by C. J. Watterson, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. C. J. Watterson

    C. J. Watterson Author

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    Just curious to know, and maybe it's good and I'd like to read it too. Also, while my book has some Eddings like tropes, there's no point in marketing at Eddings readers. They are probably moved on to grittier stuff like the now ubiquitous George R. R. Martin *sigh*.

    Is this a stupid question? Do kids still read Eddings today?
     
  2. Mad Alice

    Mad Alice From Earth; Mad House of the Universe

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    I have seen copies in the young adult rack at the library that keep getting replaced regularly, so I imagine they are.
    As for authors with simular classic quest type books among the new authors, may I suggest;

    Garth Nix, The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Keys to the Kingdom series.
    Neal Shusterman's Everlost series
    Phillip Pullman Dark materials series, which includes The Golden Compass.
    Robin Mckinley's The Hero and the Crown, (first book, Damar series) & the Blue Sword.
    M. D. Ireman, The Axe and the Throne

    A few older books series very similar in nature to Eddings are;
    Dave Duncan (A Man of his Word series)
    Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry.
    Elizabeth Boyer, World of Alfar series, The Sword and the Satchel, et al.
    Charles DeLint, Jack the Giantkiller, and Jack of Kinrowan.

    And if you like spooky, The Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney (a newer author), has thirteen books.
     
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