Finally, someone who calls it A Song of Ice and Fire. :yes:I have a passion for the A Song of Ice and Fire series, even though the 4th book was boring as hell (Arya is my favourite, they better not kill her off!).
I've heard lots of good things about the series, and I want to give it a go. But there's one thing that's holding me back. To anyone who has read the series: How long is it planned to be, and does it plan to have a definite ending? I'm a huge stickler for stories having one whole narrative arc, beginning and end; one standalone adventure after another isn't my thing. (Er, let's just say there's a reason I'm not hanging out in the mysteries thread. )Naomi Novik Temeraire Series (history fusion; it's dragons in Napoleon era; which made me think 'nah' at first but not reading it would have been a huge mistake; If you haven't read it give it a shot!
I don't usually gravitate to fantasy but absolutely love Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall books and the Crystal Singer series. Wish there were more of them!
I love Anne McCaffrey, too. Do you just prefer the books about the Harper Hall or have you read all the other Pern books, too?
I love fantasy novels. Aside from Anne McCaffrey, I've always liked David Eddings, Katherine Kurtz, and I'm sure that there are some others that I can't remember off the top of my head.
I started one of the other Pern books a long time ago but couldn't get excited about it. The musical backdrops of Harper Hall and Crystal Singer series grabbed me because I'm a musician (singer). Can you recommend any of the Pern books? I'm keeping an open mind!
I would like to recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It's her only book so far, and I look forward to the next!
I would like to second gsk8's recommendation. It's a lushly written, well-constructed novel. :yes: More of a "literary/style over character" novel than I usually go for, but it's top notch for its type of story.I actually bought that book a while ago and its still sitting on my bookself, unread. I havent had the time to read it yet but i must admit, i bought it based on its cover because it was absolutely gorgeous ill post my thoughts on it once i get around to reading it.