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    Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. He's the main character and has quite the story. I 'm just starting the 2nd book now but couldn't but the first one down. Highly recommended series. First book is The Name of the Wind and the 2nd book is The Wise Man's Fear. There is to be a 3rd book but the author is currently working on other projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcouples View Post
    Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. He's the main character and has quite the story. I 'm just starting the 2nd book now but couldn't but the first one down. Highly recommended series. First book is The Name of the Wind and the 2nd book is The Wise Man's Fear. There is to be a 3rd book but the author is currently working on other projects.
    Found book #1 at a flea market today, and hope to tackle it this summer. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Rereading A Clash of Kings. I'd forgotten there was a character named Dobber. He's one of the group Yoren is escorting to the wall, along with Hot Pie...and a couple of disguised offspring of some key characters who aren't nearly as awesome as Hot Pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bottlenecker View Post
    Found book #1 at a flea market today, and hope to tackle it this summer. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Did you get a chance to read the book? What did you think? The author Patrick Rothfuss released what I'll call a Novella earlier this year that is different then the rest of the series as it is only about a week with one of the characters from the books. I just started reading it the other day and it is completely different then anything I've ever read.

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    Here are a couple you guys haven't mentioned I read decades ago...
    Gord the Rogue - the best thief/adventurer I've come across
    Bili the Axe - Horseclans series take place in post-apocalyptic America
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    I haven't read any of the mega-sagas listed above, but some fantasy characters I love are Roland Deschain and Randall Flagg (in his various incarnations) from The Dark Tower/other King books, and Raoul Endymion from the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.


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    Super late to the thread, but top two for me:

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    Darth Vader #1 for me, hands down.
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    Kvothe from the kingkiller chronicle is a great character (still waiting on that third and final book...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad64 View Post
    Here are a couple you guys haven't mentioned I read decades ago...
    Gord the Rogue - the best thief/adventurer I've come across
    Bili the Axe - Horseclans series take place in post-apocalyptic America
    Pug - Riftwar Saga
    Belgarion - The Belgariad
    Thomas Covenant - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
    Bravo.. Gotta read these all again

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    My best fantasy characters is a hero like Hercules because of its struggles to different extents. This character is the most admired by people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcouples View Post
    Did you get a chance to read the book? What did you think? The author Patrick Rothfuss released what I'll call a Novella earlier this year that is different then the rest of the series as it is only about a week with one of the characters from the books. I just started reading it the other day and it is completely different then anything I've ever read.
    Kind of forgotten about this thread, but glad it was revived.

    The Kingkiller Chronicles is a superb series, and I was totally absorbed by the world that Kvothe lives in and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Kvothe's self imposed exile from society. I blasted through the first book, hunted down the second at Chapters, and then promptly tore through it. It was shortly after its completion that I realized that the third book in the trilogy has yet to be published. I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival, and will probably read the novella "The Slow Regard for Silent Things" just beforehand in hopes of being reminded where we left off. Fantastic series despite the wait!

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