heroic fantasy (and non fantasy) fiction gold (no real order

A Listmania! list by Toboe (Wales)
 
Redwall
1.  Redwall by Brian Jacques
The list author says:
  "the classic of the genre, if you haven't read this you haven't read heroic fantasy. redwall takes a story worth 2000 pages and tells it 400. this book is perfect"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Legend
2.  Legend by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "I'm only half way though but it is obvious that it is the redwall of the adult world. gemmell takes us into the hearts and minds of each character great or small so we truly feel for them."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1]
3.  Sharpe's Tiger: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 [Sharpe 1] by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "Amazing. the third in what I call the classic trilogy (see the two above) gritty, savage and  ultimately victorious, I couldn't put it down. I'm looking forword to reading the rest"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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Robin Of Sherwood - Complete [DVD]
4.  Robin Of Sherwood - Complete [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Praed
The list author says:
  "staggeringly good. the best robin hood for the past 200 years. history, total realism. ensemble fantasy and much much more, I could go on forever."
£39.99   Used & New from: £22.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD]
5.  Lawrence of Arabia - Two Disc Set [DVD] DVD ~ Peter O'Toole
The list author says:
  "ok it's neither fantasy or fiction but it is unbelievably great! this historical adventure is a high candidate for best movie ever."
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4)
6.  Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "one of the cornerstone's of heroic fantasy, a book that never dulls with time. lewis has created what is most likely the greatest fantasy world of all time. I wonder what the film will be like"
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition Box Set) [DVD]
7.  The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition Box Set) [DVD] DVD ~ Elijah Wood
The list author says:
  "did you really think I would leave this out. it's just better set peace after an other.and the (unequalled) production values are so good it looks like it infront of the camera (p.s I love sam)"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (974 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Escaflowne: Anime Legends Complete Collection [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
8.  Escaflowne: Anime Legends Complete Collection [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Shin'ichirô Miki
The list author says:
  "there are also animes on the heroic fantasy scene, and how! a perfect mix of lewis, tolkeen and sci-fi. one of the best fantasy worlds for a long time. I can't speek  highly enough of it"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3): 5/7
9.  The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3): 5/7 by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "the blue print for modern heroic fantasy. If you want somting of the genre but much shorter than usual but as good here you go. this and caspian are the only Narnia books in the genre. 5/5"
£5.72   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [DVD]
10.  Gladiator (3 Disc Extended Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "I'll never forget this film. beautiful imperfect charictors, huge visual spectacle (and it's nearly all real) breathtaking action and an end that always makes me cry"
£6.91   Used & New from: £0.33
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (601 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

Eragon: Book One (The Inheritance cycle)
11.  Eragon: Book One (The Inheritance cycle) by Christopher Paolini
The list author says:
  "not the most original, BUT certainly one of the most entertaning. Paolini's world is fascinating and there is a truly great battle at the end. please DON'T read the sequel, pretend this a standalone"
£4.92   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

Waylander (A Drenai Novel)
12.  Waylander (A Drenai Novel) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "the ultimate battle book, the siege takes up the last two thirds of the book. it also quesions what hero is. somone who good at killing or somone who would risk everything for love, the coolest"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Mattimeo (Redwall)
13.  Mattimeo (Redwall) by Brian Jacques
The list author says:
  "an insanly good book from the master of the genre. takes us to lands and characters othe authors couldn't dream of. adventure defined, a limtless world. one of the best on the list"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Die Nibelungen [DVD] [2002] [US Import]
14.  Die Nibelungen [DVD] [2002] [US Import] 
The list author says:
  "wipes the floor with the modern epic & fantasy films, including lord of the rings! it has one of the best film battles ever and imagery that looks like it was lifted straight out of a gothic painting"
£26.81   Used & New from: £0.35
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Cry of the Icemark
15.  The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
The list author says:
  "a bit like The league of extraordinary gentlemen mixed with Narnia. one of the best resent fantasys it will become a classic, I am sure. as good as anything else on this list"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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300
16.  300 by Lynn Varley
The list author says:
  "For god's sake don't watch the film! but the book on the hand is quiet somthing. the art is first class, and there are some great combat scenes and cool villains. despite it flaws it stays with you"
£15.75   Used & New from: £3.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Mouse Guard: Autumn 1152
17.  Mouse Guard: Autumn 1152 by David Petersen
The list author says:
  "heroic fantasy is usualy seen as sceond class in the graphic world. but this might change. mouse guard is a first class graphic that has raised the bar to solid gold. & the art is fantastic"
£11.19   Used & New from: £2.89
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Ladyhawke [DVD] [1985]
18.  Ladyhawke [DVD] [1985] DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "a by the numbers fantasy movie the entertains amazingly. Action adventure, gothic horror and fantasy romance. you'll be a happier person for having seen it. (and there's a great sword fight to)"
£4.20   Used & New from: £2.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1)
19.  Sword In The Storm: (The Rigante Book 1) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "a awsome start to a great series! once again gemmell  show why he is the Charles dickens of fantasy heroic or otherwise. it is strange how world obviously based on first century Europe can be so fresh"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

The Taggerung (Redwall)
20.  The Taggerung (Redwall) by Brian Jacques
The list author says:
  "another classic by the master, this is very different, less battles and combat and more character and world development, literally. and guess what its unputdownable!"
£6.32   Used & New from: £3.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Mulan (2 Disc Special Edition) [1998] [DVD]
21.  Mulan (2 Disc Special Edition) [1998] [DVD] DVD ~ Ming-Na
The list author says:
  "lighter and funnier that the rest of the stuff on this list, yet just as good."
£6.45   Used & New from: £4.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954]
22.  Seven Samurai [DVD] [1954] DVD ~ Toshirô Mifune
The list author says:
  "like i need say anthing other than without it the rest of this stuff most likely wouldn't exist! total go to any lengths to watch it before you die"
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.69
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Couldn't you just cry? 2 4 May 2014
Beware: Ultraviolet copies supplied with Blu Ray do not work outside the UK 0 12 Feb 2013
Slipcase? 3 5 Feb 2013
Collection? Please help 1 4 Feb 2013
Lord of the rings theatrical edition and extended edition question 1 19 Jan 2013
No play option on the main menu please help 1 7 Dec 2012
Spanish Castillian language? 2 21 Sep 2012
Finnish or even English subtitles 1 19 Aug 2012
Does it still ship with a slip 1 5 Mar 2012
Gladiator remaster ? 2 6 Feb 2012
subtitles 1 25 Jan 2012
Region Code? 4 17 Nov 2011
 
   

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