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    Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Being a huge fan of the fantasy genre i thought it would be fun to have a tournament on our favourite high/heroic fantasy books.

    I'm borrowing the set up of the Favorite TV Tourney (with small adapations).

    - Nominate your TEN (or less) favourite high/heroic fantasy books/series (no seconding requierd)
    - Books have to be in the high/heroic fantasy subgenre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroic_fantasy


    Phase 2: Elimination rounds.

    - Begins after nomination is complete.
    - Vote for your FIVE least favourite books from the remaining list each round.
    - Please list votes in alphabetical order.



    Already in:

    A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
    Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
    Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    Cold Fire by C.S. Friedman
    Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore
    Elantra chonicles by Michelle Sagara
    Elantris by Brian Sanderson
    Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
    First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson
    Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    Heirs of Ash Trilogy by Rich Wulf
    Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
    Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey
    Legend by David Gemmell
    Mistborn Trilogy by Brian Sanderson
    Rai Kirah by Carol Berg
    The Belgariad by David Eddings
    The Chronicles of Prydain by Llyod Alexander
    The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
    The Dark Tower I-III by Stephen King
    The Elenium by David Eddings
    The Godspeaker Trilogy - Karen Miller
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Mallorean by David Eddings
    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Tamuli by David Eddings
    The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
    Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
    Last edited by Betelgeuze; November 20, 2009, 10:50 PM.
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    #2
    Ok, i'll start:

    1.Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
    2.Cold Fire by C.S. Friedman
    3.Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore
    4.Elantra chonicles by Michelle Sagara
    5.Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
    6.Rai Kirah by Carol Berg
    7.The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Last edited by Betelgeuze; November 11, 2009, 09:36 PM.
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      #3
      Does this include series of books? For example, The Belgariad by David Eddings is actually 5 books. Fans generally refer to the series not the individual book.
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        #4
        I'll give it a shot, and name the obvious contenders:
        1. The Silmarillion (JRRT)
        2. The Hobbit (JRRT)
        3. The Lord of the Rings (JRRT)
        4. The Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis) -- in particular, the Pevensie stories
        5. Star Wars IV-VI (George Lucas)
        6. The Dark Tower I-III (Stephen King)
        7. The Stand (Stephen King) -- not sure if this counts, but it is a good vs. evil fantasy
        8. ?
        9. ?
        10. ?



        Sorry, I'm a little choosy when it comes to heroic fantasy
        Last edited by DigiFluid; November 11, 2009, 06:44 PM.
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          #5
          All I could add is the Mallorian

          and second the Belgariad and Chronicles of Narnia
          Where in the World is George Hammond?


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            #6
            Nice i thought this thread had died.

            Originally posted by Everlovin
            Does this include series of books? For example, The Belgariad by David Eddings is actually 5 books. Fans generally refer to the series not the individual book.
            O.k we can do series. I first thought the individual books, because in some series the books can be of different quality. But maybe series is better.

            Originally posted by Skydiver
            and second the Belgariad and Chronicles of Narnia
            No seconding is required
            Last edited by Betelgeuze; November 11, 2009, 09:37 PM.
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              #7
              the thing about the belgariad and mallorian, they're so tightly written that it's really hard to read one without the others.

              for example, i tried to read book 1 of the mallorian, and just couldn't get into it, until i read teh belgariad first.

              I think it'd be like reading return of the king without reading the first book.
              Where in the World is George Hammond?


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                #8
                O.k. so far we have:

                Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop
                Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
                Cold Fire by C.S. Friedman
                Drizzt series by R.A. Salvatore
                Elantra chonicles by Michelle Sagara
                Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb
                Rai Kirah by Carol Berg
                The Belgariad by David Eddings
                The Dark Tower I-III by Stephen King
                The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
                The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
                The Mallorean by David Eddings
                The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
                The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

                Originally posted by DigiFluid
                The Stand (Stephen King) -- not sure if this counts, but it is a good vs. evil fantasy
                Don't know either. High fantasy should take place in an secondary world. The Stand is is set in the primary world right? If the others think it should be in, than i'll put it in.

                Originally posted by DigiFluid
                Star Wars IV-VI (George Lucas)
                Star Wars is awesome, but it's science fiction not fantasy i think.
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                  #9
                  1. Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy - Jacqueline Carie
                  2: Black Jewels Trilogy - Anne Bishop
                  3: The Dark is Rising series - Susan Cooper
                  4: The Chronicles of Prydain - Llyod Alexander
                  5: Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
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                  7:
                  8:
                  9:
                  10:

                  still thinking and have to go to work soon.
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                    #10
                    Black Jewels trilogy & LOTR are already in. No seconding is requierd
                    Last edited by Betelgeuze; November 16, 2009, 05:50 AM.
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                      #11
                      Ten is too many.

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                        #12
                        1. The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
                        2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling? ( Just to throw it in there)

                        I can't think of anymore, other than those that've been already suggested...

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                          #13
                          Ten is too many
                          You can nominate less.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Betelgeuze View Post
                            Black Jewels trilogy & LOTR are already in. No seconding is requierd
                            Oh I get it now.
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                              #15
                              Aside from what's there, I guess I could add The Elenium and Tamuli series by David Eddings. Like the Belgariad and Malloreon they go together.
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