I have a couple recommendations.Dragonriders of Pern
, a series by Anne McCaffrey. Admittedly, I have only read one book so far, but its certainly was a fine red.The Saga of Darren Shan
and The Demonata
, two series writen by Darren Shan. I have read the entire Darren Shan saga and the first four/five books of the Demonata. Most excellent reads, especially if you can apreciate increadibly gory detail.
- Darren Shan is vampire focused, and in my opinion adds some very interesting and unique elements to the mythology, including the effects of drinking blood, the way a vampire is "Made," differing factions of vampire and their ideaologies, and other elements of the weird and supernatural.
- The Demonatat is a much more mature work, and literal starts with the main character discovering the slaughtered remains of his family. If actually alternates between one storyline, in the first, and third books (and so on in a similar fashion) with the second book relating to a new central character experiencing a different part of the same story universe, sometimes during different times periods. The secondary storylines, actually filter into the main storyline, kind of like how Agents of Shields is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The Wardstone Chronicles
, by Joseph Delaney. Set sort of before modern times, in the most rural county you can imagine in England. The main character is the "seventh son of a seventh son" meaning he has extraordinary senses of the supernatural. He is made an apprentice of the local "Spook," a man trained with knowledge on the things "that go bump in the night" and how to defeat/contain them. You could think of it as a Fantasy version of SCP
The book is written as if told by the main character reading from his diary.Inheritence Cycle
, by Christopher Paolini. The best thing I can compare this to is the "Enter, the Darkness" RP that Rav ran. It focuses on a young man who finds a dragon egg, and must raise it and protect it from an evil empire. I could also compare it to Lord of the Rings but thats mostly in the sense that it has full scale war and battlefields.
Thats what I can think of right now. MY old collection of books probably has more series to suggest, but these ones are at the front of my mind for this.