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A Listmania! list by J. Cooper "trollwife"
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The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
1.  The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "beyond criticism."
£13.60   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,358 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Silmarillion
2.  The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "mythology of middle-earth."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews)

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The Hobbit
3.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "the finding of the ring."
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The Gormenghast Trilogy
4.  The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The list author says:
  "the only other work that suffers comparison to Tolkien in terms of greatness."
£12.69   Used & New from: £0.04
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing
5.  The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
The list author says:
  "intelligent, political fantasy with invented languages. Book 1. Heavily influenced by Dune."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Warrior-Prophet: Book 2 of the Prince of Nothing
6.  The Warrior-Prophet: Book 2 of the Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
The list author says:
  "Book 2."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three
7.  The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three by R. Scott Bakker
The list author says:
  "Book 3."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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The Broken Sword (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
8.  The Broken Sword (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Poul Anderson
The list author says:
  "dark fantasy based on norse mythology."
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Perdido Street Station
9.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
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  "politically enlightened and endlessly inventive."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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The Scar
10.  The Scar by China Mieville
The list author says:
  "as good as P.S.S."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer
11.  The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer by Brian Bates
The list author says:
  "a christian monk tries to convert an anglo-saxon sorcerer and is himself converted to paganism."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Time and the Gods Six Story Anthology (Featuring A Dreamer's Tales, The Gods of Pegana, Time and the Gods, The Book of Wonder, The Sword of Welleran and The Last Book of Wonder)
12.  Time and the Gods Six Story Anthology (Featuring A Dreamer's Tales, The Gods of Pegana, Time and the Gods, The Book of Wonder, The Sword of Welleran and The Last Book of Wonder) by Lord Dunsany
The list author says:
  "a feast of words. inspired Lovecraft's early work."
£9.99   Used & New from: £2.70
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Lud-In-The-Mist
13.  Lud-In-The-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
The list author says:
  "a forgotten treasure. oddly reminiscent of gormenghast..."
£7.49   Used & New from: £3.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The History Of The Runestaff
14.  The History Of The Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
The list author says:
  "probably the best of the eternal champion series."
£9.99   Used & New from: £1.70
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Orcs: Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, Warriors of the Tempest (Gollancz S.F.)
15.  Orcs: Bodyguard of Lightning, Legion of Thunder, Warriors of the Tempest (Gollancz S.F.) by Stan Nicholls
The list author says:
  "light but entertaining."
£14.94   Used & New from: £0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
16.  Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dune (Hodder Great Reads)
17.  Dune (Hodder Great Reads) by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "this will make you want to read all the Dune books. Original fantasy with invented languages."
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The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
18.  The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Rudyard Kipling
The list author says:
  "supernatural tales of India."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan (Ballantine))
19.  Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan (Ballantine)) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The list author says:
  "the first tarzan adventure."
£4.47   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Return of Tarzan: Vol 2 (Tarzan (Ballantine))
20.  The Return of Tarzan: Vol 2 (Tarzan (Ballantine)) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The list author says:
  "the second tarzan adventure."
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The First Book of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
21.  The First Book of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Fritz Leiber
The list author says:
  "much under-rated. brilliantly witty and imaginative."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Second Book Of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
22.  The Second Book Of Lankhmar (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Fritz Leiber
The list author says:
  "as above."
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City of Hawks (Gord the Rogue)
23.  City of Hawks (Gord the Rogue) by Gary Gygax
The list author says:
  "not brilliantly written but very imaginative and strangely addictive. don't miss Gord the Rogue if you like fast-moving fantasy. Read this one first."
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Night Arrant (Gord the Rogue)
24.  Night Arrant (Gord the Rogue) by E. Gary Gygax
The list author says:
  "read this one second."
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Sea of Death
25.  Sea of Death by G. Gygax
The list author says:
  "read this one third, followed by 'come endless darkness'."
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