Books I Recomend
Trilogies by Mercedes Lackey:
By Lois McMaster Bujold:
- Arrows of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, Arrow's Fall
Introduction to the Herolds of Valdemar. A peasant girl becomes a Herald. Coming of age, magic, intrigue, and talking, white horses.
- Oathbound, Oathbreakers, Oathblood
Two female mercenaries, Tarma the warrior and Kethry the magebound by bloodoath fight demons, seek vengeance and inspire bards.
- The Black Gryphon, The White Gryphon. The Silver Gryphon
It's about gryphons during the Mage Wars, which means nothing if you haven't read any of the other books.
Anne McCaffrey's Pern books
- Shards of Honor and Barrayar
- The Warrior's Apprentice and sequels
Miles Vorkosagen, short and deformed on a militaristic world with a major stigma on mutation, makes up for it by being brilliant, charismatic and generally *shrugs* MILES.
Pern is a forgotten colony world where fire breathing dragons telepathicly bond with human Dragonriders to save the world from Thread. Pern is also one of the most detailed, cohesive fantasy worlds I've ever seen.
Star Trek Books:
- The White Dragon
- The Dolphins of Pern
- The Master Harper of Pern.
By Laurie King
- The Price Of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath
- The Entropy Effect by Vondy N. McIntyre.
- Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan
- Ishmael by Barbara Nambly
- Killing Time by Della Van Hise
- Dwellers in the Crucible by Margaret Wander Bonanno
- Dreadnaught! and Battlestations! by Diane Carey
- The Beekeeper's Apprentice:
After Sherlock Holmes retires, he meets a brilliant young girl who becomes his protege.
(Its sequels are ok to good, but Beekeeper's Apprentice is the best.)
- A Grave Talent (and all sequels of it):
A mystery series set in San Fransisco about a lesbian cop, her lover, her partner and various other interesting characters.