My beginners guide to Fantasy Books

A Listmania! list by Johnnyerowe (London, UK)
 
Legends: Eleven New Works by the Masters of Modern Fantasy
1.  Legends: Eleven New Works by the Masters of Modern Fantasy by Robert Silverberg
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  "Short stories to introduce some of the best known authors of the last 20 years"
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The Hobbit
2.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
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  "My starting place for Tolkien but equally could be Lord of the Rings"
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The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
3.  The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set) by J. R. R. Tolkien
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  "All the books in the story that inspired most of the modern greats"
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The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
4.  The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 by Robert Jordan
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  "The only real place to start this Epic series"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Mort: (Discworld Novel 4) (Discworld Novels)
5.  Mort: (Discworld Novel 4) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
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  "Pratchett at his Discworld best"
£6.16   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One
6.  Storm Front: The Dresden Files Book One by Jim Butcher
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  "Wizardry meets private detective in the anti-hero Harry Dresden"
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Furies Of Calderon: The Codex Alera: Book One
7.  Furies Of Calderon: The Codex Alera: Book One by Jim Butcher
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  "Jim Butcher's other series (ie not dresden files) begins"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Lord Valentine's Castle (Pan fantasy)
8.  Lord Valentine's Castle (Pan fantasy) by Robert Silverberg
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  "Less violence than some but tension filled and gripping"
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The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
9.  The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time by Stephen Fry
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  "Short stories and random thoughts before you go Hitchhiking..."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Boxed Set (5 Volumes)
10.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Boxed Set (5 Volumes) by Douglas Adams
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  "and if your liked that then hitchhiking it is - wonderfully amusing and fantastical"
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Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
11.  Ender's Game (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
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  "Ender's game is a Sci-Fi/ fantasy masterclass"
£7.35   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (485 customer reviews)

Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1
12.  Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin maker, book 1 by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Maybe more for children but i loved the Alvin Maker series"
£10.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Iliad (Wordsworth Classics)
13.  The Iliad (Wordsworth Classics) by Homer
The list author says:
  "Greek vs Trojans, ancient but brilliant poetry showing fantasy goes way back"
£1.89   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Aeneid (Wordsworth Classics)
14.  The Aeneid (Wordsworth Classics) by Virgil
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  "Virgil masterpiece"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Plague Dogs
15.  The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "Hard call between this and Watership down (prefer the film of WD)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Animal Farm
16.  Animal Farm by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "An apologue (or allegory) of socialism going wrong - simply brilliant"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
17.  Wizard's First Rule: Book 1: The Sword Of Truth Series (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Terry Goodkind
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  "A couple of wizards, some daunting ladies, good vs evil and all that jazz"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
18.  The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
The list author says:
  "Kvothe and other characters will draw you in - narrated in the present"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (547 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
19.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
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  "If you have not heard of this series you must have been in a hole for the last year - inspired the TV series"
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The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One: 1
20.  The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One: 1 by Brandon Sanderson
The list author says:
  "Saving the best for last - Vin, Kelsier and the crew will make you turn pages."
£7.82   Used & New from: £0.01
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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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digital version 0 20 May 2014
The Aeneid 0 18 Feb 2014
is A wheel of time series worth it? 12 13 Nov 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
Should I read it, ive seen the films, Is it worth it? 9 30 Dec 2012
One Consciousness - Bill Hicks and George Orwell 0 14 Jun 2012
Need new input. Nicholas Flammel style 1 26 Apr 2012
Where can i find the trade paperback? 2 3 Aug 2011
Kindle 0 17 Nov 2010
Do you think this is a good idea? 1 24 Jun 2010
Dresden Files - Chronological Order - Help,Please 3 16 Aug 2009
 
   

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Last updated: 02/08/2011
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