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  1. Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy, Liveship Trader trilogy, and Tawny Man trilogy are amazing. The come highly recommended from George RR Martin himself, who came highly recommended by Robert Jordan. After ASoIaF I would start reading Assassins Apprentice, the first of the Farseer trilogy. Plus, the great thing about Robin Hobbs series is that they are actually COMPLETE!!!! No waiting and waiting and waiting for years and years and years!
  2. I have a few; A Tale of Two Cities, The Old Man and the Sea, The Illiad and the Oddysey, and many of Shakespeare's work, although those are plays such as Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, etc.
  3. A Song of Ice and Fire is the pinnacle of fantasy. Its a must read for any fantasy reader. The only problem is that the author has SO MANY other projects he works on as well so the books are not coming out as fast as I would like. The series could very well take another decade to complete. But what is out so far is nothing short of amazing.
  4. If you want a quick summary, here you go: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=13372#EOTW Each chapter is summarized in a few paragraphs.
  5. I'm re-reading right now. I was hoping there were a handful of others so we could start a discussion like what was done 2 years ago.
  6. I noticed that there was a structured discussion on the EoTW but that was two years ago. Is anyone up for a re-read and discussion? I just started reading it again and was hoping others are doing the same. Does anyone know if there is a re-read going on or would you like to start one?
  7. Since Mr. Rigney passed I have not checked this site very often. I used to come here to read his blog but rarely posted. There used to be an unofficial summary of the books floating around somewhere and I dont remember if it was here or another site. This was the site I frequented most so I thought I would ask if anybody knows where I can read or download the summary. I am anxiously awaiting book 12 1/3 but would like to be caught up beforehand. I obviously don't have time to re-read the first 11 before the book is released so the summary would be great for me. Thanks to anyone who can help me.
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    The ONLY team in L.A, the Dodgers. Baseball can be hard to get into unless you grew up watching it. When your kids get into little league you will be hooked though.
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    Sci-Fi books

    I went to the library yesterday and picked out Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. I am about 50 pages in and it is good so far. Thanks for recommending it.
  10. The series is difficult to sum up. I say so because every summary I read does it no justice. Think about a land where all of the major noble houses are scheming to get better position. A land where war is just around the corner but you don't know when, where, or who it will involve. A place where you never know who is the enemy and who is the friend. A land where your favorite character may be the villain, but you don't know it yet. A family with a bond to an ancient race of wolves and another family with a bond to dragons. Yet, nobody, including many of the people, know this bond exists. And up North, forgotten, exiled, down to their last chance, the people who guard this land risk their lives every day to guard a land that has abandoned them against creatures nobody believes are real. Where it is duty first, and then death. And all the while, during these very interesting times, when houses will fight for power, and people will be bought and then sold for the slightest chance at more power, their is a storm coming that none of them foresee, that will make all of their actions meaningless in the end. Then again, when one seems to have all the power, it is unusual that power is what is useful in the end. This is a story about loyalty and betrayal, lies and deceit, greed and power, life and death, wolves and dragons, brothers and sisters, kings and queens, Eunichs and Bastards, and a love story that may have started it all. And one mans secret, that may be the key to everything.
  11. better, imo. It has more adult themes and more mystery and suspense.
  12. So far there are 4 with the 5th slated for a late 2008 release. I think the plan is to finish in 7 or 8 books.
  13. That would be really cool. What kind of game would you want it to be? I'm thinking an open-ended RPG like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, with some online modes and future downloadable content.
  14. The first fantasy series I would recommend (even before WOT) is by George RR Martin. The series is called A Song of Ice and Fire and the first book is A Game of Thrones. An HBO series is in the works to turn it into a TV show so read it before it is potentially ruined.
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    Sci-Fi books

    I love his ASOIAF series but haven't read anything else except for Fevre Dream. Are his Wild Card books any good?
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