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Old 03-09-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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ISO book series titles

Can anyone recommend an adventure, epic type book series? DH reads extremely fast and likes adventure, mystery, exciting story lines. He has read and enjoyed Patrick O'Brians books, Tolkeins Lord of the Rings, and he just finished the Harry Potter series....any suggestions for a LONG read??

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Old 03-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Beth, a friend loaned me this series of historical novels years ago and they are among the best I've ever read. There are 7 books in the series (I think) and they are so good, you can't wait to finish the book then you are sad it's over.

Amazon.com: The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1) (9780679777434): Dorothy Dunnett: Books
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Does he like Steven King? The Stand is a long book that might fit in with what he enjoys. I would call it an adventure book. I am also in the middle of his latest book, Under The Dome, which started out slowly, but has really picked up. I am really enjoying this one. There is a lot of mystery in it and it has me constantly trying to guess what is really going on and how it will turn out.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Here's some he may like.


There's David & Leigh Eddings Books:

The Belgariad:

Book One: Pawn of Prophecy
Book Two: Queen of Sorcery
Book Three: Magician's Gambit
Book Four: Castle of Wizardry
Book Five: Enchanters' End Game

The Mallorean:

Book One: Guardians of the West
Book Two: King of the Murgos
Book Three: Demon Lord of Karanda
Book Four: Sorceress of Darshiva
Book Five: The Seeress of Kell

Belgarath (Stand alone book)

Polgara (Stand alone book)

Here's a different series (not hooked with Belgarath and family)

The Elenium Series:

Book One: The Diamond Throne
Book Two: The Ruby Knight
Book Three: The Sapphire Rose

The Tamuli Series:

Book One: Domes of Fire
Book Two: The Shining Ones
Book Three: The Hidden City

The Redemption of Althalus (Not in the same universe as the above, and also is a stand alone book)

Then there's this series by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

The Obsidian Trilogy:

The Outstretched Shadow
To Light a Candle
When Darkness Falls

and their latest:

The Enduring Flame:

The Phoenix Unchained
The Phoenix Endangered
The Phoenix Transformed
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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He will like the Dismas Hardy books by John Lescroart. How about the Faye Kellerman series? I'm not a big Jonathan Kellerman fan, but lots of folks are. James Patterson has several excellent series including the Womens Murder Club books (1-8) Just notice 9 comes out in April! Harlan Coben has some great stuff, I avoid the Myron Bolitar stuff but its still good reading. Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhymes stuff is good.

And I adore nearly everything Robert B Parker writes. Spenser for Hire was based on his books, and the newer Jesse Stone movies were also his stuff.

Hope that helps some Beth. I have more if you need more.

Edit: Pillars of the Earth! and surprisingly a couple Louis L'Amour books, Walking Drum and Haunted Mesa.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:04 PM   #6
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great suggestions...thanks a lot! that should do it for a few weeks!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:26 AM   #7
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Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series is one of my favorites. I have read them all many times and have not got bored of them. These books are the perfect mixture of fantasy and action. The books identified by TM were written by her son, Todd McCaffrey. JLT stands for Jody Lynn Nye. All those books were just as good as Anne's.
  • Dragonsdawn
  • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
    • "The Survey: P.E.R.N.c"
    • "The Dolphin's Bell"
    • "The Ford of Red Hanrahan"
    • "The Second Weyr"
    • "Rescue Run"
  • Dragonseye (UK: Red Star Rising)
  • "Ever the Twain"
  • Dragon's Kin (TM)
  • Dragon's Fire (TM)
  • Dragonsblood (TM only)
  • Dragon Harper (TM)
  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
  • Nerilka's Story
  • "Beyond Between"
  • The Masterharper of Pern
  • Dragonflight
    • "Weyr Search"
    • "Dragonrider"
  • "Runner of Pern"
  • Dragonquest
  • Dragonsong
  • Dragonsinger
  • Dragondrums
  • "The Impression" (JLN)
  • "The Smallest Dragonboy"
  • The White Dragon
    • A Time When
  • "The Girl Who Heard Dragons"
  • Renegades of Pern
  • All the Weyrs of Pern
  • The Dolphins of Pern
  • The Skies of Pern
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SierraCook, can you give a basic synopsis of what these books are about?
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GB, they take place on a planet called Pern. There is a society based around Dragonriders. Dragons are necessary to fight "threads" that fall from the sky and destroy stuff. There are secondary stories about the music makers of Pern. Its a rather intricate and complex society, and you eventually find out they are connected to Earth. Good books.
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Sounds interesting, thanks!
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