Just keep in mind a kid wrote the series. I find the series leans way too heavy on previous books or fiction (mainly LOTR and of all things Star Wars, even some Harry Potter). Its a good series but far from original.Mnemosyne said:I'd also recommend the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. They are not as good as LOTR, but definitely in the same genre (dragons, elves, magic, that sort of thing).
Yep, they are on Kindle. I just read the first one a few weeks ago. Enjoyed it very much and I am told they just get better.gertiekindle said:You might try The Dresden Files. Many people say it's Harry Potter for adults. I haven't read it yet, but I'll get around to it eventually. I'm not sure if all are on Kindle, yet.
Hands down the best series I have ever read. Definitely not recommended for children.YouKneeK said:The series name is "A Song of Ice and Fire". I read the first two books in that series and really enjoyed them, so I'll second the recommendation. I wouldn't really consider these books to be the same kind of fantasy as LOTR and Harry Potter (I haven't read Harry Potter yet, but I did see the first movie), but they're still great books in the Fantasy genre. The only reason I stopped reading after the second book is because I had a ton of free books to read, and it looks like the author releases these books very slowly. (I think it took 5 years between the 3rd and 4th book, and it's been about 4 years since the last one.) I figure the longer I wait, the more novels I'll be able to read at once since cliff hangers drive me a bit batty.
If you buy these books, pay attention to what you're buying because you can either buy the first two books separately for $6.39 each or you can buy the first two books together for $6.39 total. Here's the link to the cheaper version with the two books. The picture only shows the title for "A Game of Thrones", but when you click it you'll see it has both books. I bought this version so I know there really are two books there.
Good to know BJ...I did break down last week and 1-clicked on itBacardi Jim said:The Martin books are absolutely not for children or young adults, as entertaining as they are. There is a huge amount of graphic language (extremely graphic), rape, incest, lesbian sex and gruesome violence. The themes, situations, style and story are all very adult.
I agree that Martin's series is one of the best. I think Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen is rught there with his (and hey, he writes quicker). Unfortunately one one is kindlized and it is in the dreaded topaz format.akw4572 said:Hands down the best series I have ever read. Definitely not recommended for children.
I know it's hard to think of reading a DTB once you have a Kindle, but you really shouldn't deny yourself the pleasure of Potter. There is always the audiobooks or DTBs at the library.Elijsha said:thank you for the replies downloading samples now. i do hope HP will be offered sometime everyone seems to like it. but not anytime soon it seems!