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    Can anyone recommend a good series with a hidden world type theme in it aside from (Harry Potter series, Tad Williams Otherworld/War of the Flowers, and Anne Rice(though wasn't a big fan of this series).

  • #2
    Offpaw, some single novels;

    The Wolfen

    Darwinia
    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles Schultz

    The many lives of Strikesfirmly.

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    • #3
      Hummm

      Oh.....try the "Young Wizards" series by Diane Duane. They are basically written for Young Adults but I love them too.

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      • #4
        Pretty much anything by Diana Wynne Jones or Laurel K Hamilton
        Iilia SpiritCaller (EQ)
        63 Vah Shir Savage Lord
        Silverfire (WoW)
        60 Troll Shaman

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        • #5
          I liked Mirror of Her Dreams by Stephen R. Donaldson. There is also a sequel, A Man Rides Through. The review at amazon.com doesn't really do it justice, then again the reviews on that site aren't necessarily all that great. Like most SRD books it's a long read but I like those kind, gives you time to 'get to know' the characters.

          Anne McCaffrey has more than one series you might want to check into. Tho hers are more future sci/fi than hidden world fantasy. Her Pern series is excellent and will take quite some time to read all of them if you can get hold of all of them (you can read them in any order you want but some of them are recommended to be read first and some are easier to understand after you are familiar with the series.)

          Not to hijack the thread or anything but if I'd read Otherland before Everquest came out I don't think I would have ever played an online game. That series just too real to me.
          A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points but it is by no means the most interesting - The Doctor

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          • #6
            Also if you don't mind YA books, try Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. That's just off the top of my head... will look at my collection once I get off of work (only one more hour to go )
            "Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work only when people are watching." ~Scott Adams

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            • #7
              The dresden files -by Jim butcher is actually worth a look too, the books are quite a stretch better than the shortlived series (surprise!)

              first book: storm front -by Jim butcher

              ::edit:: Oh, and all the books are part of a larger story arch, but they main plot in every one of them finishes with each book

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              • #8
                kallysti brings up a good point. The best scifi/fantasy type books are always in the young adult section.
                A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points but it is by no means the most interesting - The Doctor

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                • #9
                  Isn't Always abit strong a word?

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                  • #10
                    Serrated Edge novels which are cowritten by Mercedes Lackey. Some titles in the series are When the Bough Breaks, Chrome Circle, and Wheels of Fire. The Diana Tregagarde books Burning Water, Jinx High, Children of the Night. The books out of the Bedlam Bard series - Bedlam's Bard, Beyond Worlds End, Spirits White as Lightning, Mad Maudlin.

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                    • #11
                      Try Simon R Green's Nightside series

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                      • #12
                        What an excellent topic. I didn't know such a sub-genre existed. I think there is a TV mini-series coming out that fits this genre, but for the life of me I can't remember its' name. Could have swore it was based on a book.

                        Seems like the theme for it was a war erupting between 2 factions of people with various powers. Any one recall the name?
                        WarAoR - Wolfenburg - 40 Chosen - Radial(main)

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                        • #13
                          Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is a secret world book. I suggest it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Aerrn
                            Try Simon R Green's Nightside series
                            The Nightside series is excellent. I also recommend it highly

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                            • #15
                              Theres always the Narnia books.

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