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Cracking good fantasy with beautiful writing as a bonus

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Black Ships
Black Ships
"First of all, I've read heaps of books, really... but THIS ONE.. my vocabulary fails me whenever I try to describe it. Not exactly what you may consider 'fantasy', this is more of a myth retelling."
Kushiel's Dart
Kushiel's Dart
"If the fact that the main character is a slightly sado-masochistic courtesan discourages you, don't worry; it  did the same to me... just do me a favour and give it a go anyway ;p"
Maia
Maia
"Only for lovers of really really long books - definitely worth the hunt"
The Worm Ouroboros (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks)
The Worm Ouroboros (Millennium Fantasy Masterworks)
"an epic!"
Strands Of Starlight
Strands Of Starlight
"A great choice for fans of Robin McKinley and her 'Deerskin' which probably needs no introduction.."
Robin McKinley Collection
Robin McKinley Collection
"(or just in case?)"
Beauty (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Beauty (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
"Fairy folk; this is a wonderful tale written in a delightfully lush detail"
The Dreaming Tree: "Dreamstone" and "Tree of Swords and Jewels"
The Dreaming Tree: "Dreamstone" and "Tree of Swords and Jewels"
"Dreamlike and so beautiful; random use of Celtic & Old English words as names is lovely but definitely NOT the only reason why you should read this right now:)"
Daughter of the Forest: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
Daughter of the Forest: Book 1 of the Sevenwaters Trilogy
"A strikingly beautiful retelling of an exceptional fairy tale, giving it both dimension and Celtic backgorund"
The Little White Horse
The Little White Horse
"Children/YA fantasy at its infancy, this is also one of the loveliest books I've ever read"
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
"Tolkien needs no introduction but no fantasy list is complete without listing some of his monumental work. I just can't wait to read this one!"
His Dark Materials Slipcase
His Dark Materials Slipcase
"One of the best books I have ever read, it will stay with me always"
The Black Chalice
The Black Chalice
"Order it used as I did; it is a ridiculous price for such a pretty hardback, and the story is shamefully little known for all its beauty and abundance of depth"
The Mists of Avalon (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The Mists of Avalon (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
"THIS-BOOK-IS-NOT-BORING! Thank you :-D..."
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
"One of my best spent reading hours, and I'm not kidding you... Do yourself a favour and order it in hardcover, and once you get it you'll see why..."