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Casey D. Geek
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@dragonfiremule - I'll read The Name of The Wind]. I'm waiting for The Daylight War to be released before I start The Demon Cycle - I can't tolerate suspense dead.
I don't like the Dune or Ender's Game series much. I prefer single-protagonist story lines, and bug aliens are not to my taste.

While I don't mind feminism in novels,but sometimes if it gets too much or the females suffer from opresssion, I don't like that.
I also find I prefer novels with a more so called 'mature' outlook rather than a teenage outlook - more about the brain than the heart, so to say, but the heart matters too.

Hope some of that made sense bigrazz

Please do suggest those books, though. I'll look through them.

@Blique - I'm another one you can add to the list. I have already read Eragon, and it is one of my all time favorites. Sadly, it is also one of the reasons I don't read unfinished series anymore - the suspense kills me.

The only exception to that are series like Dresden Files or Ranger's Apprentice, where every book or pair of books presents a differrent storyline.

A perfect example of my type of books is Codex Alera - even though Tavi (the main character) gains power much later, he uses his brain to outwit his enemies, and never seems desperate. I love that.



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The Nightside series by Simon R. Green. He is crazy powerful, but well basically everything in the series is. He's pretty solid though.

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I've read some of NIghtside, don't like it much.
On book six of Dresden now smile

Finished book six. Will start book seven in a few hours.

Any other suggestions? I'll be done with Dresden in a few days dead

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I don't like the Dune or Ender's Game series much. I prefer single-protagonist story lines, and bug aliens are not to my taste.



Dune does have a single protagonist story line. Or, at least, Dune does. I never read any of the sequels. They were unnecessary. The first book did all that needed to be done, and masterfully so.

Understandable about the Ender's Series. I still suggest them, though.

Anyway, here are the slightly feminist novels. Teen ones will be marked with a T . None of these are very overly feminist, but it's a marked undertone.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel - It takes about the entire first book before she becomes over-powered, but the first book is about the journey there. It sets the stage, but not boringly so.

Anything by Robin McKinley (excluding her newer works, like Sunshine) T.

The Summoning T - by... I don't remember. It's about a bard/harpist person, though.

The Goose Girl T by Hale.

I thought there were more, but I guess not. If I think of any more I'll let you know.

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Thanks for those suggestions, i will try Dune, and the others, for sure smile

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Well, I'm not sure what you mean by "extreme physcial acts", but the protagonist is strong.


By physical acts, I was referig to completely different type of acts.
And that one is on my wish list, just waiting for it to finish. Thanks, though smile ,


you'd have to wait years, its a monthly manga. have fun waiting.

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My waiting list is very long dead

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I really liked Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings and all of the mains are pretty powerful....its really long though

Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy has a pretty strong protagonist

And also I second or third or whatever the Name of the Wind and its sequel

Same for the wheel of time, I'm re-reading it right now


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I shall reappropriate this page in the name of Carect01 - Myself!

.... and all those other people who wanna read it, I guess smile

I'll mention a few good series too, again, while I'm here, primarily because they haven't been mentioned yet and deserve mentioning.

The Belgariad - The main character is the tagalong kid, until book three. Then he gets more (obviously) important.
The Malloreon - The previous main character, only grown up. Both series also include people in the groups who are, essentially, the best at what they do.

The Elenium - By the same author as above, but the main character is a not-quite-yet aging Magic Knight, with a coterie of other magic knights, a couple of tagalong kids and Main character's Magic Instructor.
The Tamuli - As above, + more.

Had to mention David Eddings' works smile

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Chrome Shelled Regios (Novel) definitely a "Super-strong protagonist"
The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor (Novel) a strong and smart protagonist
The Legend of Sun Knight (Novel) a protagonist "super-strong" in magic, and with a wicked personality that you got to love biggrin

Also the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan, even though the main character isn't exactly super-strong, it's pretty good

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