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Top 10 Unmissable Fantasy Works

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The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback
The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback
"Undisputably the pinnacle of modern fantasy - Tolkien's masterpiece has created a genre and despite that still seems as fresh today as the day it was written. Wonderful."
The Fionavar Tapestry - Summer Tree
The Fionavar Tapestry - Summer Tree
"A magnificent blend of Celtic lore with modern high fantasy traditions. Beautiful prose, perfect pace, spectacular set pieces and great emotive writing."
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)
"This heavyweight tour-de-force shows definite shades of Gormenghast; the pace is slow but the detail awesome and the immersion total. Utterly believable."
The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1
The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1
"Clearly written and lovingly detailed, this combines Scandinavian and Germanic myths into a classy trilogy. The Ice as the implacable villain is a stroke of genius."
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"
"Quality work following a diseased man's quest for redemption. Laden with darkness and guilt, it shows dark and light in sharp contrast. One of only few pieces of genuine fantasy literature."
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)
"The exact opposite of the above: light, irreverent, but also unceasingly innovative. Gunpowder, shadow worlds and familial intrigue galore. A cult classic."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
"The first of the Harry Potter books is light fantasy at its best. If this doesn't take you back to your childhood, nothing will."
Songs Of Earth And Power: "Infinity Concerto" and "Serpent Mage"
Songs Of Earth And Power: "Infinity Concerto" and "Serpent Mage"
"Fantastic, pacy adventure, covering everything from Mahler and the power of music to creation myths and the Sidhe in a single seamless whole. The best realworld-to-fantasy transfer tale around."
Spell Of Empire:Horns Tartarus
Spell Of Empire:Horns Tartarus
"A rollicking ripsnorter of a tale set in an 8th-century Europe that never was. A wonderfully light touch combines with a great many comic moments and some truly unforgettable characters."
Hogfather: A Discworld Novel
Hogfather: A Discworld Novel
"Included by vox populi: my favorite of Pratchett's milestone Discworld novels. This is a superb alchemic mix of comedy and fantasy - irresistible."