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Top 10 fantasy series

Daniel Freeman
 
Daggerspell (Deverry)
Daggerspell (Deverry)
"Celtic themed series with non-linear plot and wonderful storytelling; book 12 now finished and due 2006."
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
"First in the exceptional Farseer trilogy, followed by the equally brilliant The Liveship Traders and The Tawny Man trilogies. Unrivalled depth of characters."
King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1)
King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1)
"An alternative ‘Holy Roman Empire’, book 6 of 7 due soon. Like her chum Katharine Kerr, Kate Elliott  has an 'alt-historical' theme, with a very different result - although still marvellous."
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
"First of (probable) seven (third book appears in two parts in paperback). Excellent, bloodthirsty, but not for the impatient - book 4 is only just complete and available late 2005."
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
"Different! A genuine departure from the 'standard' fantasy environment; intricate and inventive. Ten books planned! Bloody hell."
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
"First of five about miscreants, scholars and mages searching for secrets of lost empire. No cataclysmic plot here but so hard to put down! Loved it. Last book of new series set in same world due 2006."
The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing
The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing
"Intense, detailed, dark - more than just a 'filler' whilst waiting (and waiting) for 'A Feast for Crows'..."
The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
"More bloodthirsty world-building - keep 'em coming!"
Cart and Cwidder (Oxford Children's Modern Classics)
Cart and Cwidder (Oxford Children's Modern Classics)
"Most books by Diana Wynne Jones, like this one, are for children. So? Superb. Try the Chrestomanci books too. Her 'adult' books (no, no, they're not porn) are great as well."
The Elves and the Otterskin
The Elves and the Otterskin
"Now out of print, Boyer's 'World of the Alfar' books (eleven in all) were an essential part of my fantasy upbringing. Enjoy them if you can find them!"
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
"You didn't think I'd forgotten did you? Tsk tsk."