My favourite fantasy books

A Listmania! list by Harun Mushod (UK)
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Tales Of The Dying Earth (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
1.  Tales Of The Dying Earth (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Jack Vance
The list author says:
  "Excellent high fantasy - very distinctive style. Middle two parts are the best"
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Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden: Suldrun's Garden Bk.1 (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
2.  Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden: Suldrun's Garden Bk.1 (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Jack Vance
The list author says:
  "As above but slightly less whimsical. The sequels (Green Pearl and Madouc) are also very good."
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
3.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "First book of a great series. Not as distinctively written as the Vance books (could have used some more editing)  but the plotting, characterisation and dialogue are superb and epic in scope"
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself (Oxford World's Classics) by James Hogg
The list author says:
  "I read this recently for university. Early postmodern parallel narrative satirising Calvinism and predestination."
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The Third Policeman
5.  The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
The list author says:
  "Just re-read this. Very absurdly funny and ultimately a bleak fantasy."
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
6.  Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The list author says:
  "Incredible mix of magic and 19th century historical novel. Style excellently pastiches early 19th century."
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Compleat Traveller in Black
7.  Compleat Traveller in Black by John Brunner
The list author says:
  "Read this over 15 years ago. Re-reading it now. Fable like tales about the Traveller in Black's campaign for order in the face of chaos. Vance-like in style."
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His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
8.  His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "For kids? You're joking. All are excellent, but in my opinion the first  is the best and darkest of all. Thereafter plot loses some ground to grand themes."
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The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
9.  The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books) by Ursula Le Guin
The list author says:
  "For kids again, but has a compact style similar to Vance. Enchanting."
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Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
10.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3 by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "Some similarities to the George Martin series, with politics and good plotting, but more anchored on one character Fitz, the assassin and bastard. Almost as good as the Game of Thrones series.."
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Von Bek: "Warhound and the World's Pain", "City in the Autumn Stars", "Pleasure Gardens of Felipe Sagittarius" (Tale of the Eternal Champion)
11.  Von Bek: "Warhound and the World's Pain", "City in the Autumn Stars", "Pleasure Gardens of Felipe Sagittarius" (Tale of the Eternal Champion) by Michael Moorcock
The list author says:
  "I read the first story about 20 years ago, and it got me hooked on Michael Moorcock. I am re-reading it at the  moment and the second story is even better, so far."
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