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Maguss Book Club

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#21 BlkSabbath74
(07-10-2017, 02:39 PM)Memnoich Wrote: The Belgariad by David Eddings - Some magic, but mostly God-like Magic,  following the journey of protagonist 'Garion' and his companions, first to recover a sacred stone, and later to use it against antagonist 'Kal Torak'.

The Mither Mages by Orson Scott Card - Magicians from another world came to Earth through "Great Gates" which increased their power immensely, tot he point they were known as the gods of old, but the gates were closed and their power diminished over time.

Codex Alera Jim Butcher(author of the Dresden Files) - Lost roman legion ends up on another planet where furies exist. Furies are a form of elemental that form a bond witht the Romans giving them abilities similar to magic.

The Cinder Spires By Jim butcher - Steampunk adventure, using alternative tech, crystals and such. More swashbuckler and such, but the tech is very similar to magic use.

I read all the Eddings stuff when I was a kid. Good stuff. I really loved the characters, although I preferred the other series, the trilogies featuring Sparhawk, the Elenium and the Tamuli. I always pictured Sparhawk as though he was being played by John Wayne. The Duke as a Paladin.

"You don't want to do that, friend."

Speaking of High Fantasy, if you can still find it in print, Richard Knaak had a pretty underrated, but great series called Dragonrealm.
I skewered him where he sat and saw the startled expression on his face as the wound began to flame.

"Oh, basely done!" he cried. "I had hoped for better of thee!"

"This isn't exactly the Olympic Games," I said, brushing some sparks from my cloak.


- The Courts of Chaos, Roger Zelazny
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