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The greatest fantasy books

chris
 
Eclipse of the Kai (Legends of Lone Wolf)
Eclipse of the Kai (Legends of Lone Wolf)
"My personal favourite fantasy series, I would unhesitatingly recommend it to any fan of of the genre."
The Gunslinger: 1 (Dark Tower)
The Gunslinger: 1 (Dark Tower)
"Stephen King's Dark Tower series are unparralled in imagination and are totally 'un-put-down-able'."
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
"Another series of books that'll keep you up until 2 o'clock in the morning just because you want to finish it."
World's End: Book One of the Age of Misrule
World's End: Book One of the Age of Misrule
"This tale of the end of modern age and the return of the ways of magic and myth, set in England today, is stunningly well researched and filled with celtic and Arthurian ledgend."
Von Bek: "Warhound and the World's Pain", "City in the Autumn Stars", "Pleasure Gardens of Felipe Sagittarius" (Tale of the Eternal Champion)
Von Bek: "Warhound and the World's Pain", "City in the Autumn Stars", "Pleasure Gardens of Felipe Sagittarius" (Tale of the Eternal Champion)
"Michael Moorcock's 'multiverse' series show off one of todays greatest imaginations. Not always an easy read but well worth it."
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
"I don't think there's anything I need to say about this, except that Tolkien is arguably the great grandaddy of fantasy. You might want to see the films first, they're very different experiences."
The Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan / Gormenghast / Titus Alone
The Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan / Gormenghast / Titus Alone
"A fantasy classic. A gothic story set in an impossibly vast city. The main character is Titus Groan, unwilling heir to the throne."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
"Okay, I had to mention it somewhere. Genuinly entertaining, though not everyone's cup of tea..."
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
"Undoubtedly the greatest 'childrens' books ever written... and the only story that ever actually made me cry. Will not disapoint."
Sunset Warrior
Sunset Warrior
"I really enjoyed the first of the 'Sunset Warrior' cycle, but unfortunatly I have so far been unable to find the later books."
The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
"The Earthsea series are very good indeed, though the 3rd one was a bit slow. These books are also filled with metaphors and symbols which you may not see first read through..."
Legend
Legend
"David Gemmell's 'Drenai' series are enjoyable, but really you only need to read one. They're pretty much the same story, over and over again..."