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 Post subject: Book recommendations
PostPosted: November 20th, 2012, 12:09 am 
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Okie....
are there any awesome books you've read?

I'm looking for anything medieval... fantasy and historical fiction are both fine.
Stuff similar to LotR, Runemarks, Eragon, Sword of the Rightful King, etc.

One thing, though.. NO SEXUAL CONTENT! Ok? Yeah. I just don't like that kind of stuff. ;)
And I'm sure there are other people on here who agree.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: November 20th, 2012, 2:11 am 
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Shannara series by Terry Brooks
Magic Kingdom for Sale by Terry Brooks
The Goose Girl (and all it's sequels) by Shannon Hale

if I was at home with my bookshelves I could give you more...

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2012, 4:05 pm 
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Thanks, I'll check them out. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2012, 5:39 pm 
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You could also try the Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb. You can also read the books as a six-part series, but reading either one of the trilogies shouldn't leave you too confused ;-) She also wrote another trilogy (the Liveship Traders) but there is some hint at sexual stuff though nothing explicit, so I'm not sure whether you would like those.

Also quite awesome: the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and part two the Wise Man's Fear. His writing is comparable to Tolkien's in the vastness of the world he described and the details and thought he put into it. Absolute recommendable!

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: November 24th, 2012, 10:25 pm 
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The Malazan Books of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. The first book, Gardens of the Moon has mostly intrigue, factions, fighting, bloodshed, and betrayal. The only thing that could be considered even remotely "sexual" was when a thief steals from a princess while she is sleeping, and that is only because he was in her sleeping quarters. A good read this. You can read excerpts on the linked site if you want.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 5:23 pm 
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I haven't yet finished the third one, but the first two have been excellent so far - the Mistborn trilogy by Branden Sanderson.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: December 26th, 2012, 8:54 pm 
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I second Freya's suggestion of the Shannara series. I read quite a few of those after I read LotR, and I remember really enjoying them. :) And, well, these are aimed at a pretty young audience, but the Unicorns of Balinor series is ridiculously enjoyable. :P You won't find any sexual content there, since the main character is (I think) 13.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: December 27th, 2012, 12:57 pm 
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Shannara is really really good! Though, I tried reading it in middle school, and the books are ridiculously long. (I could barely read Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit in middle school. I just wasn't patient enough).

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: December 27th, 2012, 1:09 pm 
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I'm always going to recommend Manda Scott's Boudica series. It's not mediaeval (obviously) but they are so good. As for sexual content, it happens and the events get referenced to but they don't get written about or described at all and it's only a few times (does that make sense?).

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: December 31st, 2012, 7:22 pm 
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I third the idea of the Shannara series! Terry Brooks is a good author.

Also there is a series I read in Middle-School that I had remember recently that I had fallen in love with. My boyfriend ended up getting me the series for Christmas because he remember me mentioning them and wishing I could read them again. If anything, thy're cute and a very light read.

The Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville.

There's also the series the series the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 1st, 2013, 2:16 pm 
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Hravan wrote:
I'm always going to recommend Manda Scott's Boudica series. It's not mediaeval (obviously) but they are so good. As for sexual content, it happens and the events get referenced to but they don't get written about or described at all and it's only a few times (does that make sense?).


I absolutely second this recommendation ;-) The serie consists of four books, and the story's set during the Roman invasion of Brittannica. I can't remember any explicit sexual content, only vague references to it, just like Hravan said.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 1st, 2013, 6:11 pm 
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I second Freya's suggestion of the Shannara series. I read quite a few of those after I read LotR, and I remember really enjoying them. :) And, well, these are aimed at a pretty young audience, but the Unicorns of Balinor series is ridiculously enjoyable. :P You won't find any sexual content there, since the main character is (I think) 13.


Duuuuude, Unicorns of Balinor is such a great series. I loved reading those; I should really pull them back out sometime.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 1st, 2013, 7:08 pm 
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The Squire's Tales series by Gerald Morris! It's Arthurian legend from the POV of Sir Gawain's squire, Terrence. They're really funny but also insightful and beautiful and AH! The final book just came out and gave me feels because I was dumb enough to read it a month before the Merlin finale. They're also great because they focus more on the knights of the Round Table and their stories rather than Arthur, Guinevere, and Mordred (though they're in it a lot) and there's lots of magical happenings that remind me of A Midsummer Night's Dream. ;) There isn't any sexual content that I know of, but the knights do joke around so there's some kind of middle-school style humor, but it's really funny and I'd definitely recommend them.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 2nd, 2013, 2:33 pm 
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Lhunardaien wrote:
Hravan wrote:
I'm always going to recommend Manda Scott's Boudica series. It's not mediaeval (obviously) but they are so good. As for sexual content, it happens and the events get referenced to but they don't get written about or described at all and it's only a few times (does that make sense?).


I absolutely second this recommendation ;-) The serie consists of four books, and the story's set during the Roman invasion of Brittannica. I can't remember any explicit sexual content, only vague references to it, just like Hravan said.


YOU'VE READ THEM?! LET ME LOVE YOU!

I know nobody who has read them. Well, apart from the author herself as I've met her quite a few times. (I even know where she lives. :innocent: )

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 5th, 2013, 11:43 am 
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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. As far as I can remember there's some romantic stuff but no sexual content.

And I second Lhun's recommendation of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear). I loved those books.

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 Post subject: Re: Book recommendations
PostPosted: January 18th, 2013, 12:26 pm 
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Hravan wrote:
Lhunardaien wrote:
I absolutely second this recommendation ;-) The serie consists of four books, and the story's set during the Roman invasion of Brittannica. I can't remember any explicit sexual content, only vague references to it, just like Hravan said.


YOU'VE READ THEM?! LET ME LOVE YOU!

I know nobody who has read them. Well, apart from the author herself as I've met her quite a few times. (I even know where she lives. :innocent: )


Well now you do! And let me love you back for knowing them as well :-D

Anyway, I'd also recommend The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. He's one of the best-selling European fantasy authors at the moment, and not without reason. His books about the Dwarves are really enjoyable and have the perfect mix of suspense, humor, intelligence and adventure any good fantasy book should have. Dwarves are pretty cool in general, so imagine how cool an entire series dedicated to them must be ;-)

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