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Fantasy Greats

A Listmania! list by Bonehunter (Vantaa, Finland)
 
Collins Modern Classics - The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Boxed Set of Four Books in Slip-case: AND The Hobbit
1.  Collins Modern Classics - The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - Boxed Set of Four Books in Slip-case: AND The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "cornerstone of the genre, grandfather of it's style, everybody else has borrowed something from here"
Used & New from: 4.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
2.  The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "perfect dialogue, plot development and intrigue from the old master"
14.95   Used & New from: 5.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
3.  The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves" by Stephen Donaldson
The list author says:
  "first of his truly great chronicles, beats most of everything else. None explains human behavior better in fantasy than Donaldson"
12.23   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1)
4.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1) by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "Farseer, Tawny Man and Liveship Traders trilogies are essential read for any fantasy fan"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker (Paperback))
5.  Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker (Paperback)) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Alvin series is just superb story of alternative history, magnificent display of imagination"
Used & New from: 10.25
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
6.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "best medieval-style fantasy, with more than a touch of realism"
Used & New from: 2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,975 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Song for Arbonne
7.  A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "most beautiful book from a great writer, a masterpiece"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
8.  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "Malazan series is the best of the still ongoing series, in a league of it's own"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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Neverwhere
9.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods - you never know what to expect"
6.29   Used & New from: 2.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)

Legend
10.  Legend by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "first book from the champion of heroic fantasy - and it gets even better in later novels"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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The Sum of All Men (Runelords)
11.  The Sum of All Men (Runelords) by David Farland
The list author says:
  "not spectacular, but very entertaining series with innovative ideas"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Sword of Truth: Wizard's First Rule / Stone of Tears / Blood of the Fold
12.  Sword of Truth: Wizard's First Rule / Stone of Tears / Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "First half of Sword of Truth series has some very good books in it"
Used & New from: 6.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.)
13.  The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.) by Joe Abercrombie BA
The list author says:
  "Stunning debut and a revolutionary approach to fantasy, nothing's predictable"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

Chronicles of the Black Company: The Black Company - Shadows Linger - The White Rose
14.  Chronicles of the Black Company: The Black Company - Shadows Linger - The White Rose by Glen Cook
The list author says:
  "Black Company books are a very entertaining story of a grumpy, but professional military unit in a reasonable fantasy world"
12.72   Used & New from: 0.88
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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