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2003-12-01 - 4:57 p.m.

Books books Books! I love my books here are some that I really like to read, and I hope you enjoy them also.

Da big O's books of DOOM!!!

Sharon Kay Penman:
Sunne in Splendour
-(Holt, 1982) Novel about Richard the III seen from his side of events.
Here Be Dragons
Falls the Shadow
The Reckoning

these three books are all about the Welsh English wars. They are wonderful and any chance you have you should read them! They tell the stories of the two Princes Llywelyn of Gwynedd who almost beat back the English armies of Edward The I (long shanks).
When Christ and His Saints Slept: A great book about the War of the Roses. Long but well worth the read. All of these books are historical fiction that are some of the best around.
A world lit by Fire: This is a history book and tells in great detail the events and changes in life of the Dark Ages.

Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning
Time of the Twins
War of the Twins
Test of the Twins
New Era:
Dragons of Summer Flame
River of Souls

These seven books where the first in my fantasy reading and I still go back too them at times. Love them much, even though not really something historic they do show a great gift that the authors posses in helping us to relate not only to the situations but also to the emotions of the characters in the novels.
Morgan Llywelyn

I have read all of these and find them oh, there just are no words that come to mind. Next to Miss Penman she is by far my favorite Author. Some of these books Brian Bour, Strong Bow are both children books about these two Irish Lords and put the story into away that is easily understood.
A note should be added here that most of these books have been at one time or another out of print. However they seem to be making a come back. Like in the case of a wind from Hastings that states that it is not yet in Print, however it was first written in 1979. Lets hope that some of her other out of print titles resurfice in the near future.

Jack Whyte
The Skystone
The Singing Sword
The The Eagles Brood
The Saxon Shore
The Sorcerer
Fort on a rivers bend

These tell the story of the fall of Rome and the settling of Wales and the birth of the Celto/Roman civilization that dominated the west of England for centuries. Also the rise of king Arthur, but as yet not the fall. The entire story surrounds Merlyn and his father and friends and how they survive the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Dark Ages.

Tad Williams
The Dragonbone Chair

The death of the legendary king Prester John ushers in a time of darkness and strife. Simon, a scullion of the Hayholt, finds himself caught in the middle of a blood-feud and flees from the castle. He is witness to an unholy alliance between the newly proclaimed king Elias and the undead Storm King Ineluki. The ever watchful League of the Scroll presents a plan to Josua and the other resistance, a seemingly hopeless quest to find three lost swords; the combined magics of which could destroy the Storm King.
Stone Of Farewell
Simon begins the exhausting journey south from the frozen Yiqanuc with his companions, and at last comes to the secret home of the Sithi. The only hope for Josua's once great army is to search for the Stone of Farewell, an ancient rallying point and sanctuary. Most definately the Empire Strikes Back of fantasy trilogies.
To Green Angel Tower
The colossal and suprising conclusion to the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. Scattered forces are rallyed even as the League of the Scroll tries to piece together the last clues. Simon and the loyal allies of prince Josua begin the final assault on Asu'a, where the powerful sorceries of the Storm King reach their culmination in one final spell...
Ok long books, so very, very long. But nicely written and a hell of a story.
Robert Jordan
Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
A Path of Daggers
Winters Heart

Ok just way to much to even go into, read them, believe you will be crazy by the end. In case you want too read it, robert Jordan did write a short story about the sealing of the Dark One it is called "The Strike at Shayol Ghul".

George R. Martin
Game of Thrones
A clash of kings
A Storm of Swords

If I need to tell you about this set of books, well then you should be reasding them. The best work to come out in years. Winning all sorts of awards around the nation and the world. Politics, death, incest, magic, swords, demons, Dragons, princesses, kings, knights, all that you need for a great series, and so much more.

David Eddings

The Belgariad:
Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Magician's Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanters' End Game
The story of a farm boy destined for greatness has never been told with quite the magic of The Belgariad. A set of well created, lovable characters portray a story set in a world with thousands of years of thought out history. With the imagination of Tolkien and a sense of humour quite his own, Eddings' books are a joy to read, with language that simply flows.
Follow Garion, from his childhood moments through this epic tale of magic, prophecies, evil and good. Meet his aunt, Pol, the stern but kind mother figure that somehow directs all the other characters. Meet the enigmatic storyteller, effectionatly called "Old wolf", and his uncorigible personality. And who can foget Silk, Barak, Durnik and that lovely girl Ce'nedra.

The Mallorean:
Guardians of the West
King of the Murgos
Demon Lord of Karanda
Sorceress of Darshiva
The Seeress of Kell

With the end of the Belgariad evil is vanquished, Belgarion and Ce'nedra are happily together and they all lived happily after. Until eleven years after that is. It starts to become apparent that the meeting in the Belgariad was not the last but only one of many... but that final meeting will be occurring soon. So Belgarion and most of the characters from the Belgariad (give or take a few) are off on a voyage again. But this time much more seems at stake....
In the Malloreon we learn a lot more about the origins of the Orb and we get introduced to it's counterpart... we also discover, along with the characters, the true meaning of the meetings of Good and Evil

The Prequels:
Belgarath the Sorcerer
Polgara the Sorceress

Throughout the Belgariad and the Malloreon we saw glimpses of the adventures and hardships that Belgarath went through. We received stories of Polgara's sad task - guarding the descendants of the Rivan line. But only through these books can we see the true stories that constitute two of the most important characters in modern fantasy.
Follow Belgarath's life from the early history of the world, through his meeting with Aldur and the beginning of the disciples. Polgara's story will surprise the reader in the amount that she has done to make sure Garion fulfilled his destiny, as well as show what really happened to Poledra. Together, the two novels constitute a perfect conclusion, or perhaps beginning, to the Belgariad and Malloreon

The Elenium:
The Diamond Throne
The Ruby Knight
The Sapphire Rose

Eddings takes his talent for characters and epic journeys into a new world, one that might not be as humorous as the Belgariad but is in many ways more dramatic. Sparhawk, a seasoned knight, leads us on a journey against evil gods and scheming politics. The Ruby Knight holds one of the most captivating examples of court intrigue, while the gripping conclusion will leave you wanting more!
The Tamuli:
Domes of Fire
The Shining Ones
The Hidden City

Continuing on from the Elenium.. The story of a farm boy destined for greatness has never been told with quite the magic of The Belgariad. A set of well created, lovable characters portray a story set in a world with thousands of years of thought out history. With the imagination of Tolkien and a sense of humour quite his own, Eddings' books are a joy to read, with language that simply flows.

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