Saturday, November 21, 2009

Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series...

I just started reading the, Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series.

The beginning is a little confusing, but the first book was well worth the read. So good in fact I am going to get all 11, to bad the last book will have to be written by a dif person since Jordan is dead…

What series or book would you recommend to a beginning reader of books? (I used to hate Books, but thankfuly that changed)Preferably fantasy, sword and sorcery, medieval fantasy, epic or high fantasy or book similar to that genre… thx

On a side note I have already started to read Terry Brooks High druid series, and probably continue with all of his books. Also Terry Goodkind did not work for me. I thought his books were horribly written.

Any thoughts… thx for your time.


  1. Current favorite: Liaden series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

    Anne MacCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series (though some are marginal in the whole series). I got my sister to start reading with the Harper Hall contingent of that series and now she's a librarian.

    Heinlein has several books, but few true series. You might want to avoid is early books (pulp juvenile) and his late late ones, but Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is fantastic.

    For fun in the S&S type, the Myth Adventures are a silly irreverent romp, but quite rereadable. Many people feel the same about Piers Anthony's Xanth series.

    I used to like Piers Anthony a great deal as a child, read Xanth and Adept series and the Incarnations of Immortality, but, somewhere alone the line, I completely outgrew him and now I find him very hard to read.

    Dune (Frank Herbert) books are great, but not for beginners.

    If someone likes short stories, Heinlein has several anthologies and there's one called "Sword and Sorceress" edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley that was quite good.

  2. I meant beginning to read books ,not that i can't read. the more involved it is, the better i'll like it.

    thx for your input

  3. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I meant that the Dune series is very cerebral and cryptic.

    It borders on the category of books I call "headache books" - books too pretentious for their own good.

    It should be noted that I didn't mention a series here I haven't reread multiple times, including Anthony. These are all (except Anthony) on my favorite rereadables shelves.

  4. I just wanted to clarify me Beginners statement I’m not saying that’s what you meant.

    I just realized that’s how I made it sound that’s all. I would never insinuate you would be putting me down. You have helped me more than you know and I know you wouldn’t mean it that way.
    You’re an inspiration to me, so I hope I didn’t offend you. If I did I offer my apologies…