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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:05 am 
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I was just wondering what everyones favorit author/authors were.

Mine has to be Mercedes Lackey.

The book The Black Gryphon(sp) was the first book I ever read for pleasure and it got me hooked on reading!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:19 am 
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We actually have a special section for that in the list of forums, Duladian. It's in The Library section - name of forum is Fantasy Books That I Have Known and Loved - here is the link - http://www.fantasyfic.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6

I didn't move your post because I didn't know if you preferred to stay in the more anonymous and private Star Lounge. (The Library is open to Basic Members, which is everyone who has registered - the Star forums are only open to Star Members.) If it's okay to move your post, let me know.

As for Mercedes Lackey, she has to be one of my favorites as well, especially her Herald series. (Love the idea of sentient horses who are superior to humans :P) You'll see what a lot of us like in the above linked forum too.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:27 am 
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Whoops! I looked around for it but, I guess I didn't look hard enough. Go ahead and move this right on over then. Sorry!

As for the her Heralds of Valdemar, I've read every book of that timeline that she has published. I'm inlove with the series!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:42 am 
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Me too. Not 100% sure, but I think I have read every one.

It is a brilliant idea as well to have the series ongoing, i.e., not following a specific person but just the idea of the Companions and the various Heralds of the time. It makes me feel like I am reading a history, rather than merely a fiction book. It kind of makes me feel superior too, knowing what has gone on in the past, just like any other citizen of Valdemar :P

And isn't it a nice touch to have the current King or Queen also a Herald? I love that! Great series of books.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:12 am 
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Thank you Raya for moving it.

And I hole heartedly agree with you. Knowing the history makes you feel like you are more alive and in the book then just reading it. I love the idea of gifts not just broad magical powers. That an average joe may get the power to move objects with his mind and only just that power. Most books give someone the broad basis of magic where they can do anything and everything.

The only problem I have with reading her books though is the "girly" covers as my fellow soldiers call it. :roll: A manly man shouldn't be reading a book with a purple cover. :evil:


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For a good few years, in my early-mid 20s, I positively LOVED Mercedes Lackey. Some of my logins & my email address is still Qnsown, after Talia, my favorite character of hers. As I've read a wider variety of authors & come back to her again, though, I'm seeing that she does have a pretty, hm... Heavy handed? method of story telling. Her ideas & storylines are very original, imo, she has some FABULOUS ideas (leylines & nodes, I really like, and the wide variety of "mind magic" vs. "actual". Love the Hawkbrothers, too, I have to stop myself from imagining them as elves though *hide*), it's her story execution that doesn't quite put her in my top 5 anymore.

Still, I do have every Valdemar book ever written. It's just been a while since I've read some of them, lol.

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I hear what you're saying, Kally, and agree about the heavy-handedness. But I am so in love with the Companions of Valdemar and Lackey's original idea, I would still read anything she writes in a heartbeat.

Duladian, that's funny - girly-looking book covers. You might have to do the reverse of what school kids do. Instead of having a text cover over porn magazines, have a porn cover over fantasy books. Honestly, that is just cracking me up. Or is it me? Have I written too many Nano words in too short a time to be really sane? Gahhhhhhhhh.

Edit: gahhhhh, hoist in my own word filter petard. I am looking at comics cover and thinking, that's not what I wrote!! Then I realized that the word I *did* write was p o r n and that I have filtered it out. So substitute p o r n for comics and you have what I meant lol

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Oh yeah, Raya, it's the power of those ideas that has kept the books on my shelves & not donated elsewhere ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 am 
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Oh Raya, I've thought of that and got a good laugh myself. But every book I have is "girly" I just like a good romance or fantacy book. *grumbles* Just because I'm a man shouldn't mean I'm into blood guts and gore! Well I do like it but not as much as other things.

I do agree with both on her heavy handed writing. But I just love the rest of it so she still remains my favorit. Also helps that her books were the ones that got me into reading!


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LOL And after RAVING about Mercedes Lackey in other threads, I find the like minded here! Great reads, all of her books!


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