Best fantasy series (with the odd sci-fi thrown in)

A Listmania! list by helen
 
Curse of the Mistwraith (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 1) (Wars of Light & Shadow)
1.  Curse of the Mistwraith (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 1) (Wars of Light & Shadow) by Janny Wurts
The list author says:
  "The wars of light and shadow series (7 so far). My favourite author. Superbly intricate and widely streching plot lines. Better for female readers as the language can be flowery and romantic."
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Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series: Wizard's First Rule Bk.1
2.  Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series: Wizard's First Rule Bk.1 by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "The sword of truth series (9 so far). quality of books dip occasionally but worth reading for the rest which are excellent."
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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:
  "Farseer trilogy (complete). Also written the liveship traders trilogy (complete) and the tawny man trilogy (complete) all fab reads and a promising looking new series just started."
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
4.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "A song of ice and fire (4 so far). Great fantasy writing although a little sick in places. An author who's not afraid to shock. Shows a loving knowledge of medievil style warfare."
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The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
5.  The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn) by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "Memory, sorrow and thorn (4 books, complete). classic books and so detailed with the cultures of the various people you feel as if you know each race."
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Amtrak Wars Vol.1: CLOUD WARRIOR: Cloud Warrior Bk. 1
6.  Amtrak Wars Vol.1: CLOUD WARRIOR: Cloud Warrior Bk. 1 by Patrick Tilley
The list author says:
  "The Amtrak Wars (6 books, complete) Old books that successfully blend science fiction with magic. Set on apocalyptic earth with a disturbing forcast of our own kind and an invicible big brother state."
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Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW))
7.  Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW)) by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "The Belgariad (5 books, complete) also the mallorean (5 books, complete) the elenium (3 books complete) and the tamuli (3 books complete) Humourous fantasy and a nice little boy's adventure."
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King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1)
8.  King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1) by Kate Elliott
The list author says:
  "The crown of stars series (5 books so far). nice fantasy with an emphasis on the power or religion."
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The Sword Of Shannara: Number 1 in series
9.  The Sword Of Shannara: Number 1 in series by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "The shannara series (Many many books still going) An epic across time. Fasanating to read about the rise and fall of both magic and technology in this world, and the advances of each new generation."
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Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
10.  Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "The riftwar saga, the rift war legacy, the serpant war saga, the conclave of shadows and the mistress of the empire series (with janny wurts) are all beautiful pieces of writing from a fantasy master."
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The Baker's Boy: Book 1 of the Book of Words
11.  The Baker's Boy: Book 1 of the Book of Words by J. V. Jones
The list author says:
  "The book of word trilogy (complete) and the sword or shadows trilogy (2 books so far) great fantasy writing with some fab sinister characters."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Illustrated Film Tie-In Edition]
12.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Illustrated Film Tie-In Edition] by Robbie Stamp
The list author says:
  "(5 books) very funny english sense of humour with beautiful rambleling sidetracks. A typical book is better then film. Also the long dark tea time of the soul is a must read for adams fans"
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Red Dwarf Omnibus: Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers &  Better Than Life
13.  Red Dwarf Omnibus: Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers & Better Than Life by Grant Naylor
The list author says:
  "(4 books) Many overlaps with the program but with a new perspective! Hilarious writing."
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