Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And . . . The Winners of Round Four Are!

Okay, I know I’ve been cutting the voting off earlier than I said I would. But I am still in Michigan. Grand Rapids yesterday. Lansing today. (To all you Michiganites out there, this area is just plain gorgeous!) But I have to get up at 5:00 (3:00 my time) to catch a flight home. So I need to get some shut eye.

Five more clear winners today. They are:

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling in a runaway first place (any surprises there?) with 16 votes.

The Time Quartet by Madeline L'Engle with seven votes

And a three way tie for third, with five votes each for: Belgariad and Mallorean by David Eddings, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, and The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind

All very good books. Let me just give a shout out to a friend and fellow author, Brandon Sanderson who not only has written the Mistborn series, Elantris, and Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians (a MG fantasy/SciFi) novel, but who was also chosen by Robert Jordan’s widow to write the last book in The Wheel of Time Series. He is a great person. An awesome writer. And definitely the right man for the job.

Okay, on to round 4 ½ where we break some ties, give some drop outs a second chance, and pick the final two novels to make round five. This time you can only vote for up to two.

Thanks again, this has been a lot of fun for me.

Good news by the way. I can go back to the VIZU voting. I wish it showed how many people had voted (to you the readers. I can see it from my side) but at least it works and doesn't break the backspace button on IE browsers.

5 comments:

Brian said...

Hooray for Harry Potter!!!!!

I had a feeling that would make first. I'm also glad that the Belgariad made it. My dad read it to me 2 or 3 years ago. I loved it, but I haven't read it myself yet. Drat. If only we could vote for 3 of the books. I wanted to vote for Inheritance and The Lost Years of Merlin, but I think that Prydain was overall better. Oh well.

Kailana said...

This is a really cool idea! Considering I am a pretty big fantasy nerd I will be interested to see who wins!

Susan said...

I voted, though I'm not absolutely sure how this works, but it's fun! a great idea!

Susan said...

By the way, you don't have The Riddlemaster of Hed by Patricia McKillip on your opening list...one of the best fantasy series ever.....nor do you have Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry, nor Diana Wynne Jones Christomanci series....was there a way these fantasy series were chosen to be on your master list?

J Scott Savage said...

Susan,

Where were you when we needed you? Yeah, I asked for the namesof everyone's favorite fantasy series (plural) for a week, then put them all in the contest. I'll definitely keep your for next time we do this though. Thanks for dropping by.