I love finding new book series to read. Particularly in the fantasy genre because that’s what I tend to write.
Sometimes I’ll walk into a bookstore and peruse the aisles to find something new, but generally, this is a very bad idea for the pocket book. My husband and I can and have blown our entire date budget killing time in a bookstore.
So instead of randomly wandering aisles, I tend to rely on recommendations from people who I know like similar books as I.
This is how I found John Flanagan. Nate, my husband, randomly picked up his first book in the Rangers Apprentice series in an airport. He loved it and passed it along to me.
So this is me passing along the recommendation to you. Flanagan’s writing is for young adults but this hasn’t lessened my enjoyment in the reading. His descriptions are brief but create a fantastic mental picture, in fact, he might be single handedly raising the demand for cloaks, and he smoothly transitions from one view point to another.
The other element I’ll point out is Flanagan’s humor. The stories he writes are just plain fun to read, I catch myself laughing aloud without realizing it, and as he continues to produce books, his humor just builds.
So if you’re looking for a new author to read, I highly recommend John Flanagan with one disclaimer. You might have an uncontrollable desire to wear multicolored cloaks and shoot a bow by the time you’re done reading. Ok, two disclaimers, you might read into ungodly hours of the morning because you just can’t put the story down=)
P.S. If you have any authors you’d like to recommend, please comment.
Amazon.com: john flanagan: Books.
John Flanagan’s Brotherband Chronicles Site
Ranger’s Apprentice (1. The Ruins of Gorlan, 2. The Burning Bridge, 3. The Icebound Land, 4. The Battle for Skandia, 5. The Sorcerer of the North, 6. The Siege of Macindaw, 7. Erak’s Ransom, 8. Kings of Clonmel, 9. Halt’s Peril, 10. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, 11. The Lost Stories)
Brotherband Chronicles (1.The Outcasts, 2. The Invaders, 3. The Hunters)
8 thoughts on “Author Recommendation”
If you don’t mind spending the first two chapters twisting your brain like a wrung out dish rag so it can fit into his insane world, I recommend any book by Robert Rankin. His stories have been described in the British press as “stark raving genius”. His most recent offering is “The Mechanical Messiah And Other Marvels Of The Modern Age” Victorians fly to Venus and are served by a monkey butler called Darwin
I’ll have to check Robert Rankin out. I admire authors who create new, unusual worlds. Thanks for the recommendation.
Sheesh, who to recommend? Definitely Carol Stratton’s Changing Zip Codes. A good devotional for someone who is in the midst of change. And there’s a surprise appearance by Mollie Bond! I’m also currently hooked on Jerry B. Jenkins (The Precinct 11 Series), and I’m also reading a galley copy from a gal who is a missionary. More to come on that one, I have to let it be published first! And I’d also recommend Jennifer Zeiger, she has a brilliant command with words!
It’s been awhile since I looked at Jerry B. Jenkins. I benefited a lot from his writer’s guild courses. Maybe it’s time I looked at the Precinct 11 Series.
Thanks too for the recommendation=)
Charles Swindoll – good for my soul he is.
Very different genre=) but good for the soul is right.
Just started reading this series out loud to my family, we are all loving it!!!
Great way to feed your kid’s imaginations=)