Great Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books and Series

A Listmania! list by Eloise Reyne (Southampton, England)
 
The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn)
1.  The Dragonbone Chair: Memory, Sorrow and Thorne Series: Book One (Memory, Sorrow & Thorn) by Tad Williams
The list author says:
  "This book got me started in the fantasy world. I can't fault it: engagingly written, likable characters, a fast-paced plot. A satisfying, engrossing quartet."
7.69   Used & New from: 2.52
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
2.  Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
The list author says:
  "I dislike Feist's other books but for some reason I absolutely love the Riftwar saga. Magician is probably one of the best epic fantasy books out there."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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:
  "A first-person narrative which is pulled off with superb storytelling, sufficient detail and most importantly an easily likeable character with whom one can easily sympathise."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Liveship Traders 1: Ship of Magic
4.  The Liveship Traders 1: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "Though not necessary to read along with the Farseer trilogy, the Liveship Traders is well worth a read."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1): Book One of the Tawny Man: 1/3
5.  Fool's Errand (The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1): Book One of the Tawny Man: 1/3 by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "Dare I say it, the last book in this trilogy following the Fitz and the Fool's later adventures is even better than the original trilogy. Not by much though."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
6.  The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
The list author says:
  "The Name of the Wind has been a recent find for me but I have enjoyed this book massively. Just have to wait for the next installment now..."
8.36   Used & New from: 0.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Lies of Locke Lamora
7.  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The list author says:
  "Quick, witty, fast-paced, unpredictable and very, very good. Think Robin Hood gone bad."
8.09   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1
8.  The Blade Itself: Book One Of The First Law (Gollancz S.F.): 1 by Joe Abercrombie BA
The list author says:
  "Gory and gritty, Joe Abercrombie gives the reader far too many questions with no answer, meaning of course that I was absolutely hooked."
8.36   Used & New from: 1.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)

Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt)
9.  Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The list author says:
  "I was initially simply intrigued by the idea of the insect-kinden humanoids, but the plot and the characters really made me want to buy the next books."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle, Book 1): 1/3 (Demon Cycle 1)
10.  The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle, Book 1): 1/3 (Demon Cycle 1) by Peter V. Brett
The list author says:
  "This surprised me. Although not as elegantly written as maybe MS&T or ASoIaF, The Painted Man was really worth a good read, very enjoyable."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Way Of Shadows: Book 1 of the Night Angel
11.  The Way Of Shadows: Book 1 of the Night Angel by Brent Weeks
The list author says:
  "Refreshingly unpredictable, Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy proves adept at political intrigue as well as fast-paced in multiple action sequences. Lots of very close shaves: an entertaining read."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
12.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "A new fantasy series of staggeringly epic proportions, this is a must read though I would advise waiting until at least his fifth book comes out as it takes a long time..."
5.63   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,217 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
13.  The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "I had to include it. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga begins brilliantly, with a standard of storytelling that is maintained throughout all 11 books. MUST READ!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Shadow On The Glass: The View from the Mirror, book 1
14.  A Shadow On The Glass: The View from the Mirror, book 1 by Ian Irvine
The list author says:
  "Ian Irvine's books are compelling and quite easy to follow. His other quartet Well of Echoes is not quite up to this standard though - too many machines for a simple fantasy girl like myself!"
8.58   Used & New from: 0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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is A wheel of time series worth it? 12 13 Nov 2013
Is there life after Hobb? 21 6 Nov 2013
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Adult fantasy fiction 4 28 Jan 2013
Hands Up All Those Who Think Kvothe Is A Total Git 19 5 Jan 2013
Fantasy help for 20 year old girl 15 5 Jan 2013
Book 3 0 28 May 2012
Need new input. Nicholas Flammel style 1 26 Apr 2012
lookin new series, male leads........any recommendations 0 28 Feb 2012
Liveship Traders Book Covers 3 12 Aug 2011
Where can i find the trade paperback? 2 3 Aug 2011
Do you think this is a good idea? 1 24 Jun 2010
 
   

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