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#1879 - bionicpanda (03/10/2014) [-]
Best book series you've ever read?   
Hands down A Song of Ice and Fire is the best.
Best book series you've ever read?

Hands down A Song of Ice and Fire is the best.
User avatar #1968 to #1879 - finblob ONLINE (03/13/2014) [-]
Septimus Heap
User avatar #1951 to #1879 - theluppijackal (03/13/2014) [-]
Harry Potter
User avatar #1915 to #1879 - tormain (03/11/2014) [-]
It's a pretty good series but sometimes you just need to read endless amounts of chapters about characters nobody cares about. (fucking Brian of Tarth)
Haven't read the fifth book yet, first finishing The Black Prism.

My personal favorite is definitely ''The Night Angel'' Trilogy by Brent Weeks.
User avatar #1924 to #1915 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
Night Angel is definitely the most fun, but I'm a Wheel of Time man myself. Robert Jordan does universe better than anyway else.
User avatar #1938 to #1924 - tormain (03/12/2014) [-]
I'll have to read that then
User avatar #1939 to #1938 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
Friendly heads up, it's a 14 book series, all of which are from 700 to 1200 pages, and it gets really slow at one point.
User avatar #1940 to #1939 - tormain (03/12/2014) [-]
Ok. Well I still need to read book 5 of A song of Ice and fire and I just got The name of the Wind and I'm loving The Black Prism, which is what I'm currently reading, so I would probably read The Blinding Knife first as well.
But I'll read it eventually.
User avatar #1944 to #1940 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
I'm always surprised to hear people like The Black Prism so much (I've only read the first book granted). I mean, it was good, and there were good things about it (like the late Renaissance type world), but I did not like that kid, and the world felt bland (though, that twist was good, Brent Weeks is good with twist). I guess I had high expectations going from Night Angel to that.
User avatar #1945 to #1944 - tormain (03/12/2014) [-]
True it's not as good as The Night Angel trilogy and Kip is kind of a weak character but I can also see his potential to become like his Uncle Dazen father. It's true though about Brent being really good at creating twists in the story and twists in the form of sick fucks.
Also the I really like the magic used, based on color and the fact that you can only Draft by looking at that color.
Currently I'm at the Sun Day and Gavin is doing the Freeing for his mother.
User avatar #1906 to #1879 - millennial (03/11/2014) [-]
Well, you said my favorite so I guess I'll name my second.
Probably either LoTR or, counting comics, The Thrawn Trilogy for Star Wars.
User avatar #1925 to #1906 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
Some surprisingly great ass shit has come out of Star Wars publishing. Timothy Zahn should've wrote the prequels (even though I liked them) because he had some great ideas about how it should be (like how it was multiple wars where both the republic and their enemy used clones and regular people).
User avatar #1927 to #1925 - millennial (03/12/2014) [-]
Star Wars is my favorite EU. I personally liked how the Clone Wars ended up with the Republic using them and the Separatists using Droids. I dunno, it just worked for me since I love the Prequels. The only one I didn't care for was Episode 1 and that's just because it was comedy based even though it had my favorite Jedi, Qui-Gon in it.
Hopefully the new trilogy will follow suit of either the Thrawn trilogy or the Yuuzhan Vong Wars. Preferably the Vong that way they could explain the actors aging and introduce a new young-adult cast. Ben, Anakin, Jacen, Jaina, etc. etc.
User avatar #1928 to #1927 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
It sounds like they're gonna skip straight the Legacy of the Force series, which is fucking awesome as well. TI think a Thrawn adaption will happen (since Disney is intent on using this for all it's worth, like marvel, which I think is a good thing, because look at marvel), those books were written to be movies. The Vong though is kinda out there for your casual star wars fan, and I'm satisfied with them staying books.

I agree with you on the prequels actually being good. I like what Zahn had in mind for the clone wars, but Lucas still did a decent job of setting it up (and then, like New Jedi order stuff, other people came in and did good shit with it as well). Episode 2 was my least favorite, and that is mostly because of the cheesy love scenes. Episode 3, I easily consider that better than Episode 4 Which, few star wars fans will admit it, was nothing more than a cheesy 70's sci fi movie. It was Empire that made Star Wars last.

Have you ever read the X-wing books?
User avatar #1929 to #1928 - millennial (03/12/2014) [-]
I could see the TLoTF becoming their main thing, but I also see them copying the prequels with it in terms of a powerful Jedi's downfall (substitute Anakin with Jacen.) It certainly would be the easiest thing to do, but I wouldn't complain. I really just want the Vong Wars because of their carnage and brutality and they'd make an interesting enemy to see.
I actually liked the romance in episode 2, but I see how people could hate it. What made the movie for me was at the end when all of the clones descend on Geonosis and save the Jedi.
As for the original trilogy, I agree with episode 5. It's what made Star Wars, Star Wars. I loved the ending fight scene in 6 though, but goddamn the Ewoks pissed me off. They just seemed there for comical effect. It would've been better to have a more war-like species there, like maybe the Psadan or Trandoshians.

But no, I've never picked up a copy of the X-Wings series. X-Wing pilots never appealed to me for some reason Luke and Wedge excluded so I never got into it.
User avatar #1930 to #1929 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
It's actually a really good series, and Wedge is the star. It also has Corran Horn as a main character, who I'm sure you know who he is. Its him before he becomes a jedi.
User avatar #1931 to #1930 - millennial (03/12/2014) [-]
Is the series all about Rogue Squadron?
User avatar #1932 to #1931 - KayRed (03/12/2014) [-]
First four are by Michael Stackpole (he wrote the first and second Vong books) and are about Rouge Squadron, then once that arc is done, a different author, Aaron Alliston (who wrote some of the TLotF books) writes three about Wedges new squadron called Wraith Squadron, and they are more of a commando/intelligence group who fly X-wings every now and then. Then there is a another Stackpole book about Rouge Squadron, it's a one off book, same with the book after which is written by Alliston, not about either squadron, just about Wedge, Hobbie, Tycho, and Janson. And I think recently there has been another book in the series released, this one about Wraith Squadron again, taking place during the Fate of the Jedi series.

Personally, the Wraith Squadron ones are my favorite.
User avatar #1933 to #1932 - millennial (03/12/2014) [-]
I'll check it out when I get some moneyz. I'm starting the Metro series Friday so I'm gonna be preoccupied with that for a while
User avatar #1900 to #1879 - ljxjlos (03/11/2014) [-]
Considering that LotR is one book and the Tolkienverse isnĀ“t considered a series - Wheel of Time, by far. There are some others definitely worth mentioning like The Dwarves as well as the Elves, the Brentford-Triology in 7 Books, Mistborn, Kai Meyers Merle, Cloudpeople and Wavewalker-Triologies, etc, but Wheel of Time definitely takes the throne. GoT is Tier 3 if I consider WoT and LotR Tier 1 and the others listed Tier 3. Definitely awesome to the top, but a bit overshadowed in comparison. Other examples are Harry Potter or Ben Aaronovichs series about Londons arcane Police.
User avatar #1881 to #1879 - payseht ONLINE (03/10/2014) [-]
The only book series I've read (not counting comics) is the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice... so that wins by default, sadly... I was an emo faggot as a teen and liked vampires and Satan and shit...
User avatar #1882 to #1881 - bionicpanda (03/10/2014) [-]
read A Song of Ice and Fire

u will have no regrets
User avatar #1883 to #1882 - payseht ONLINE (03/10/2014) [-]
thanks, but I'm more into sci fi than fantasy and adventure. Didn't even like LoTR or Harry Potter... just not my thing.
User avatar #1884 to #1883 - bionicpanda (03/10/2014) [-]
i HATED harry potter and LoTR but i love ASOIAF

read it
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