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Favourite fantasy series (first book)

Keith
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
"10/10 The best, even though unfinished"
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
"10/10 The original, great"
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
"9/10 The first book of three trilogies of top quality"
The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
"9/10 I love this series in spite of its many faults - it should be finished soon"
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"8/10 The first three books get HP this high"
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
"8/10 One of the few writers who is getting better as he progresses, may move up the list in future"
A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books)
A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books)
"8/10 Now up to 6 books, Le Guin spins a great tale"
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
"8/10 Great if you don't mind a bit of heresy"
The Lion of Senet (Second Sons Trilogy)
The Lion of Senet (Second Sons Trilogy)
"8/10 Spectacular trilogy (sci-fi or fantasy?)"
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
"7/10 Well written traditional fantasy"
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: "Lord Foul's Bane", "Illearth War" and "Power That Preserves"
"7/10 Great writing but hero to hate"
The Deed of Paksenarrion
The Deed of Paksenarrion
"7/10 Another well written traditional fantasy"
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
"7/10 Well written, but gets bogged down when the magicien become too powerful"
Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series: Wizard's First Rule Bk.1
Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series: Wizard's First Rule Bk.1
"7/10 First few books are well written, but recent ones have become much poorer"
The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1
The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow and Claw (Fantasy Masterworks): Shadow and Claw Vol 1
"7/10 Another great series, barely falls into the fantasy category"
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
"7/10 Another well written traditional fantasy"
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
"6/10 Only the first three are well written but have many faults including the obvious writer's trap of creating a magicien so powerful he (and the world) should not longer have any problems whatsoever"
Legend
Legend
"6/10 A good series of stand alone tales set in one world"
The Baker's Boy: Book 1 of the Book of Words
The Baker's Boy: Book 1 of the Book of Words
"6/10  Another well written traditional fantasy. Her next series is supposed to be better, but waiting for the third part before starting."
The Black Company (Chronicle of the Black Company)
The Black Company (Chronicle of the Black Company)
"5/10 First three are very good, the rest are rubbish (hence lower mark out of 10)"
Rhapsody: Child of Blood (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Rhapsody: Child of Blood (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"5/10 Good ideas but writing drags somewhat"
The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
"5/10 A bit slow and ending is weak"
Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl
"5/10 First was funny and original, second was dull and repetitive"
Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
"5/10 Series starts well but peters out quite soon"
Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW))
Pawn Of Prophecy: Book One Of The Belgariad (The Belgariad (TW))
"3/10 Eddings is too poor to make list, same as Brust, McCaffrey, Vance, Barclay, Friedman, Brooks, Salvatore, Weiss and Hickman etc."