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#1 Ginger Snap

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

A couple weeks ago my 15 year old boy was scouring my bookshelves for fantasy books but alas there were few. it's not a genre I'm all that familiar with. Recommendations? He's kind of a dark kid- into death metal, wants to move to Finland someday because he likes the cold and snow and dreary weather - calms him I guess. :lol: We've already donee the Lord of the Rings/ C.S Lewis/ Harry Potter things.

Thanks. :smile:

#2 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Google Terry Brooks.

#3 Ginger Snap

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Oh yeah, and he recently became interested in D and D.

#4 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

The Eragon series.

#5 Ginger Snap

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Google Terry Brooks.


Start with the Sword of Shennara?

#6 Ravn

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Cirque du Freak

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Oh yeah, and he recently became interested in D and D.


Well you don't have to worry about him getting anyone pregnant anymore.

#8 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Start with the Sword of Shennara?


Yeah. Brooks has a large bibliography. Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon is great too.

#9 Ravn

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

and leads into the Dark Tower series

#10 Ginger Snap

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

Well you don't have to worry about him getting anyone pregnant anymore.


Yeah, After we ruthlessly mocked him I took him aside and told him I thought it was really great he'd found a new interest. :lol:

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

The Abarat Series Clive Barker

#12 Ginger Snap

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Thanks guys, this gives me something to go on- and I trust your recs opposed to going into a store to cold purchase. :smile:

#13 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

and leads into the Dark Tower series


One step at a time. :lol:

#14 gregoir

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

I real Eyes of the Dragon when I was around 12. I was just a little traumatized :lol:

#15 Ravn

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

I read Cujo at about that age, I know how you feel :D

#16 musicfan

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

One day a mother was cleaning her son's room, and in the closet she found a S & M magazine. Unsure of how to confront her son, she hid the magazine until his father got home. She showed her husband what she had found while she was cleaning. He looked at the S & M magazine and handed it back to her without a word.

She finally asked him, "Well, what should we do about this?"

He looked back at her hesitantly and said, "Well, I don't think you should spank him."

#17 hoagie

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series initiated by Anne McCaffrey with the Hugo Award-winning novella Weyr Search in 1967.[1][2] The stories feature human history on the planet Pern, which might be called human-draconian society for its lifelong inter-species relationships between humans and dragons.

I loved this series, especially all the "tech" books that suppliment the main books with information on flora, fauna, culture, and all the other details of Pern that arent covered...

If he is into D&D, you cant go wrong with grabbing a few monster handbooks, or dungeonmasters handbooks...

#18 moed_over

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

David Eddings The Belgariad series and The Mallorean series. They are good for teenagers, nothing to racy and some really good fantasy reading.

Plus, there are five books in each series so it will keep him busy for a while.

#19 moed_over

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

And there is always the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series. By the time he gets to book 14, the last book will probably be out... :lol:

#20 moed_over

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

If your cool with something a tad more racy, the Piers Anthony Incarnations of Immortality series is pretty good. I read it when I was 14.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

And there is always the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series. By the time he gets to book 14, the last book will probably be out... :lol:


Been reading this one lately myself, I'm up to book 8 now, started in July or so, but I don't have work or school or anything right now...

#22 Tim the Beek

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Nominally below his age, but Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain we favorites of mine growing up. Someday I'm gonna go back and read them again.

#23 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

50 Shades of Grey?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Sword of Shannara (and there are two to follow up)

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0345314255

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

i liked that ann macaffrey series, the pern books, when i was younger.

read the prydain books to forest when he was right at the end of me reading to him. in fact, i never finished the last one because he declared he was old enough to not be read to anymore :lol: i think he was 9...

#26 motti

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

the gentleman bastards is a fun series, as is the name of the wind by patrick rothfuss, robin hobb writes great books, start wit hte assasins apprentice. the mistborn series by brandon sanderson is awesome.

sword of truth is thinly veiled ayn rand in a fantasy setting be forwardned.

#27 Chip

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

For a take on Fantasy that is more Soldier than Prince oriented the Black Company Series by Glenn Cook, kind of comic book fantasy but good and fun

Guy Gavriel Kay very well written fantasy that has historical basis all of them are very good and don't stick to traditional Western Europe Fantasy themes and very light on "magic"

#28 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

When I was his age I was reading series by David Eddings, piers Anthony. When I got a little older I was checking out sword of truth series by Terry goodkind, Robert Jordan wheel of time series. Robin hobb is a great author who has several trilogies, all of them good. He might like the assassins apprentice trilogy by hobb, the protagonist is around his age.

#29 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

David Eddings The Belgariad series and The Mallorean series. They are good for teenagers, nothing to racy and some really good fantasy reading.

Plus, there are five books in each series so it will keep him busy for a while.


Yeah those were the series, I recommend these as well. I think I learned the word defenestrate from those books :)