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Best Fantasy Authors
A Game of Thrones: 1 (Song of Ice and Fire)
"A Song Of Fire And Ice is THE best fantasy series written. It is brutal and violent with lots of multidimensional characters and political intrigue."
Magician: 1 (Riftwar Saga)
"The Riftwar Saga is an excellent series of books bringing two very different worlds together. Later series include The Empire Trilogy (written with Janny Wurts) and The Serpentwar Saga."
"The undisputed king of heroic fantasy David recently passed away leaving a legacy of 30 novels. Legend is his first, written in 2 months when he was wrongly diagnosed with a fatal illness"
Perdido Street Station
"An incredibly detailled world, this is a mixture of fantasy, science fiction and horror like no other authors. This book won several awards and although hard going at times is very rewarding"
The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
"The longest fantasy series ever written this is an immense world with an unbelievable amount of characters. The later books in The Wheel Of Time are starting to stagnate but definately worth reading"
Wizard's First Rule: 1 (Sword of Truth)
"Another huge fantasy series, although it's not going to win any awards for literature the Sword Of Truth books are an enjoyable read with many twists and turns"
Guards! Guards!: (Discworld Novel 8) (Discworld Novels)
"Terry Pratchett is a comic genius and if you haven't heard of Discworld where have you been? Although not the first book (The Colour Of Magic) this book is an excellent starting point."
Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles)
"By far the best authors employed by TSR the Dragonlance Chronicles is a great fantasy trilogy that is easy to read with unforgettable characters"
Dragon Wing (The Death Gate cycle)
"The Deathgate Cycle is an incredibly ambitious, well thought out series. The way the main character Haplo developes throughout makes this unmissable"
The Weavers Of Saramyr: Book One of the Braided Path: Braided Path 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"An excellent debut novel, 1st of The Braided Path. With an oriental setting and excellent writing style this stands out from all the classic fantasy novels"
The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
"Another excellent series set on a well thought out world. The writing style is fluid and the story is unpredictable in a way reminiscent of Martin"
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
"Easily accessible and a very good story, it won't take too long to read but you will enjoy it"
Kushiel's Dart: 1 (Kushiel's Legacy)
"Written in the first person this trilogy has alot of political dealings in it and tells the remarkable story of one beautiful woman"
The Diamond Throne (The Elenium)
"Slightly better than his first two series (set on a different world) The Elenium and Tamuli are Edding's two best series, classic fantasy"
The Winter King
"Historic fiction at its best is by Cornwell. He brings a good twist to authurian legend in a first person perspective. This is his best series closely followed by The Grail Quest."
"An impressive debut, not sure where the next book has got to tho! Graham's 'hero' is very different to the standard leading roles."
The Last of the Renshai
"An excellent underrated series of books, imaginative and unpredictable with memorable flawed protagonists."
First Man In Rome (Masters of Rome)
"Historical novels of ancient Rome, these unbelievably well researched books give you an astounding insight into life in those times. A little hard going but always rewarding"
The Year of Our War (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"An brilliant fantasy series with drug addicted, selfish main character. This an innovative series of books."
Aurian (Artefacts of Power)
"The Artefacts Of Power is very good for the first three books, i felt that the fourth let down all that had gone before but good classic fantasy"
Dawnthief: Chronicles of the Raven 1 (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"A fast paced reasonable series in the tradition of David Gemmell concentrating on a group of mercenaries"
Shadow: Book One of the Scavenger Trilogy
"A clever trilogy about a man who loses his memory, shocking in parts but also a little confusing these are still definately worth reading and re-reading"
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