The Best Fantasy Authors (in progress)

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Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
1.  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "Steven Erikson is the very best author, possibly ever. He creates a dark world without good or evil. Must-Read Books: The Malazan Book of the Fallen series, Blood Follows (Malazan novella)"
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
2.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "The only author who can compare to Erikson. Martin can be horribly brutal. His characters are his greatest strength. Must-Read Books: A Song of Ice and Fire Series"
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Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
3.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3 by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm is an amazing author. This is her first book under the name Robin Hobb. Must Read Books: Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy"
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Legend
4.  Legend by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "Gemmell is the best at heroic fantasy. He is perfect to read when you are not in the mood for a massive epic. Must-Read Books: Dark Moon, Drenai series, Rigante series, Stones of Power series"
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The Colour of Magic: The First  Discworld Novel: 1
5.  The Colour of Magic: The First Discworld Novel: 1 by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Terry Pratchett is the greatest humourous fantasy author ever. His Discworld sereis should be read by all. Must-Read Books: The Discworld Series (28 novels thus far plus spin-offs), Good Omens"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

The Barbed Coil
6.  The Barbed Coil by J. V. Jones
The list author says:
  "A good author who has turned from the light fantasy Book of Words to the more gritty Sword of Shadows. Must-Read Books: Book of Words Trilogy, The Barbed Coil, Sword of Shadows Trilogy"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Ash: A Secret History
7.  Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
The list author says:
  "A great book. Ash is beautiful in all ways. Simply must be read. Must-Read Books: All Mary's fantasy novels starting with Ash"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The One Kingdom: Book One of the Swans'  War Trilogy
8.  The One Kingdom: Book One of the Swans' War Trilogy by Sean Russell
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece of intelligent fantasy. Russell creates a world with harmony and strife. Divinly beautiful. Must-Read Books: The Swan War Trilogy"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Chosen (The Stone Dance Of The Chameleon)
9.  The Chosen (The Stone Dance Of The Chameleon) by Ricardo Pinto
The list author says:
  "A highly brutal but also very wel writen series. The terrible treatment and violence justs adds much more affect. Must-Read Books: The Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy"
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King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1)
10.  King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1) by Kate Elliott
The list author says:
  "A series rife with religious struggle. A bit over descriptive, but good all the same. Must-Read Books: Crown of Stars hectology"
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The Broken Crown (Sun Sword, volume 1)
11.  The Broken Crown (Sun Sword, volume 1) by Michelle West
The list author says:
  "Daw Books should give West more publicity. Her writing is amazing, and these books deserve to sell. Just look at their reviews. Must-Read Books: The Sun Sword hectology"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
12.  Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "One of the first authors a fantasy reader should investigate. A modern classic. Feist's best work is the Empire trilogy, writen with Janny Wurts. Must-Read Books: Riftwar Saga, Empire Trilogy"
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A Shadow On The Glass: The View from the Mirror, book 1
13.  A Shadow On The Glass: The View from the Mirror, book 1 by Ian Irvine
The list author says:
  "Ian Irvine started good but gets better with each book. His second series is a strange mixture of magic and technology.Must-Read Books: The View from the Mirrior series, The Well of Echoes series"
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The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
14.  The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn) by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "Slow to begin with, William's story soon picks up. Stereotypical, but good. Must-Read Books: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series. Shadowmarch looks to be good, too."
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The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
15.  The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone) by Greg Keyes
The list author says:
  "Start of a promsing trilogy in the vein of Eliott. Must-Read Books: The Briar King"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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