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    Default 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
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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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
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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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
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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    All I could add is the Mallorian

    and second the Belgariad and Chronicles of Narnia

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Nice i thought this thread had died.

    Quote 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    and second the Belgariad and Chronicles of Narnia
    No seconding is required
    Last edited by Betelgeuze; November 11th, 2009 at 10:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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.

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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

    Quote 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.

    Quote 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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    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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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Black Jewels trilogy & LOTR are already in. No seconding is requierd
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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Ten is too many.

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    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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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Ten is too many
    You can nominate less.

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Quote 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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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    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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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Already in:

    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
    Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey
    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 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

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    I'm suprised no one has mentioned Brian Sanderson's work yet. I'm not a huge fantasy fan (I'm really more of a sci-fi guy), but I was totally taken in by Sanderson's Elantris, so I checked out his Mistborn Trilogy and was NOT disappointed. My H/H Fantasy list looks something like this:

    Elantris by Brian Sanderson
    Mistborn Trilogy by Brian Sanderson (The Final Empire, Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages)
    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
    Legend by David Gemmell
    Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Heirs of Ash Trilogy by Rich Wulf (Voyage of the Mourning Dawn, Flight of the Dying Sun, Rise of the Seventh Moon)
    Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    I know that’s only nine, but the only other name that immediately spang to mind was Simon Hawke’s Reluctant Sorcerer trilogy, which is much more parody than HF.

    I also recommend David Gemmell’s Troy Series (Lord of the Silver Bow, Shield of Thunder, Fall of Kings) but I’d classify that as quasi-historical fiction and not really HF per se.
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    The Godspeaker Trilogy - Karen Miller

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    Default Re: Favourite High/Heroic Fantasy Books Tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hook
    Elantris by Brian Sanderson
    Mistborn Trilogy by Brian Sanderson (The Final Empire, Well of Ascension, Hero of Ages)
    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
    Legend by David Gemmell
    Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Heirs of Ash Trilogy by Rich Wulf (Voyage of the Mourning Dawn, Flight of the Dying Sun, Rise of the Seventh Moon)
    Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    Chronicles of Narnia, Name of the Wind and The Hobbit were already in. I shall put the already in list also in the first post to make it more clear.

    Betegeuze's nominations continued:

    8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
    9. First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson

    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

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