Fantasy doorstopper series ranked starting at top!

A Listmania! list by dangermash (Hartlip, Kent)
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
1.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "A Song of Ice and Fire.  Martin tops this list by a mile.  This series has political intrigue, a soap opera feel, world building and only a little magic.  Just the business for me."
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Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles)
2.  Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) by William Horwood
The list author says:
  "The Duncton Series (two trilogies).  Very different (featuring moles rather than people) but leaves an unforgettable impression.  Sadly currently out of print."
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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:
  "The Farseer, The Liveship Traders, The Tawny Man.  Three consistently good trilogies."
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The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1
4.  The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1 by Joe Abercrombie BA
The list author says:
  "The First Law.  Humour, grit, bad language, bit of politics and (in Glotka) the greatest ever character in a fantasy novel."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)

The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1
5.  The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Bk. 1 by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "The Dark Tower.  What would happen if Clint Eastwood played Doctor Who?  Don't give up after book 1 - things really start moving in book 2 and the conclusion at the end of book 7 is a jawdropper!"
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Shadow: Book One of the Scavenger Trilogy
6.  Shadow: Book One of the Scavenger Trilogy by K. J. Parker
The list author says:
  "Scavenger Trilogy.  This is a mystery with an Agatha Christie style big revelation at the end."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
7.  The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn) by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.  Best of the Tolkein copycats and (dare I say it) one that slipped down more easily than the Rings."
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The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings)
8.  The Fellowship of the Ring: Fellowship of the Ring Vol 1 (The Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The Rings.  Worth a mention I feel."
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Lion Of Senet: The Second Sons Trilogy, Book One
9.  Lion Of Senet: The Second Sons Trilogy, Book One by Jennifer Fallon
The list author says:
  "Second Sons Trilogy.  No magic and lots of politics.  I'm starting to realise that's the fantasy recipe that appeals to me the most."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
10.  Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "The Riftwar Saga.  Good trilogy, even if the author seems to have changed his mind after book 1 about who the main protagonists are."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (478 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
11.  Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "Troy.  Best author for doorstopper standalones or series of medium length books, but his only doorstopper series was a comparative disappointment.  But still the best fantasy author ever.  RIP David."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

The Gilded Chain
12.  The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan
The list author says:
  "The Kings Blades.  Easy to read but quite complicated below the surface."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Dawnthief: Chronicles of the Raven 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
13.  Dawnthief: Chronicles of the Raven 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by James Barclay
The list author says:
  "Chronicles of the Raven.  Enjoyed it but a little too much magic for my taste.  Stopped after 3 books."
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Elric Of Melnibone (The Tale of the Eternal Champion)
14.  Elric Of Melnibone (The Tale of the Eternal Champion) by Michael Moorcock
The list author says:
  "The Eternal Champion.  The two Elric books were great (with a really good finish, which is a bit unusual for fantasy) but then went on to Von Bek, which was pants!"
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Sheepfarmer's Daughter: Book 1: Deed of Paksenarrion Series
15.  Sheepfarmer's Daughter: Book 1: Deed of Paksenarrion Series by Elizabeth Moon
The list author says:
  "Deed of Paksennarion.  OK, but l felt there was a need for a story thread connecting it all together."
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His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
16.  His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "We're now getting into dodgy stufff - check out my other list that starts from the bottom"
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