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George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is one of my favourite fantasy series. It's
enthralling to a scary level and dark enough to make you question humanity.
T he Wheel of T ime




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Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time was the first fantasy series I ever read and what made me
love the genre. Robert Jordan spun a world so vast and rich that it nearly got away from him
at times, but you can rest assured that it's a pleasure reading it. Sadly, Robert Jordan
passed away while writing the final book. Brandon Sanderson was tasked with finishing it, and
did an admirable job.
The final book was split into three, due to the sheer volume of it.
T he Kingkiller Chronicle




10 great fantasy books. - Imgur

Patrick Rothfuss is one of the most surprising new authors. He jumped straight into fantasy
and took it by the reins.
It's my favourite series that I have found in recent years.
T he Deed of Paksenarrion.

Elizabeth Moon's trilogy is probably my favourite fantasy series. Moon was in the Marine
Corps, so her world is filled with authentic grit.
It has some of the most humourous and heart wretching scenes I have ever read.
Mistorn Series.




10 great fantasy books. - Imgur

This trilogy is what made me love Brandon Sanderson.

The unique magic system and characters will have you in love in the first hundred pages.
T he Gentlemen Bastard Series

Scott Lynch's series is another series that took me by surprise. It's right up there with
Rothfuss' series for favourite series of recent years.
F arseer T rilogy




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Robin Hobs' trilogy is completely unforgiving to her characters and make it nearly painful to
read. Definitely worth a read.
T he F irst Law

Joe Abercrombie's series starts strong and ends stronger.

It starts with all of the fantasy cliches and then throws them around in a loop to make it
uniquely amazing.
T he Demon Cycle



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Peter V. Brett's series has great characters and another unique magic system. It's refreshing
to find yet another unique and well written fantasy book.




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Mark Lawrence's series is.. dark. Extremely dark.

The book starts with a scene you can rarely find with completely heartless antagonists . . .
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arive risarive r 283 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Patrick Rothfuss was my creative writing teacher in college. Loved that dude.
coffe e onm ars 184 points : 3 hours ago re ply

The lack of Terry Pratchett is disconcerting.

HodorUse dHodor 151 points : 10 hours ago re ply

+1 for Wheel of Time.

m yanrue lle r 97 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Wheel of Time is phenomenal. Every one knows ASOIAF. All these are great/
je nm ovie s 28 points : 7 hours ago re ply

The Riftwar Saga by Feist (Magician etc) is missing, and Robin Hobb's Soldier's Son
trilogy is superior to the Assassin books. Well, IMHO.
TinyLittle Llam aSaurus 48 points : 7 hours ago re ply

I'm really surprised David Eddings series isn't on this list, he's an incredible writer and
has inspired some of the greatest fantasy works.
MJKThe Dark R abbit 64 points : 10 hours ago re ply

Upvote for WoT

IllyriaD O P 40 points : 11 hours ago re ply

I actually had the third book in Malazan Book of the Fallen on my lap as I made this list. I
haven't finished it yet, so I didn't add it.




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Tate rdude 19 points : 3 hours ago re ply

No Discworld..?
saigancat 16 points : 3 hours ago re ply

Redwall? Redwall. Redwall! EULALIAAAAAAA!

Naiirita 33 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Lets not forget Sword of truth, the Deverry series, David Eddings books, Bardic Voices
by Mercedes Lackey...
Lyrian 16 points : 4 hours ago re ply

Good list recommend reading Rothfuss first, then Sanderson, then Peter V Brett, then
Moon, Then Brent Weeks who somehow didn't make the list
classyfancygay 10 points : 3 hours ago re ply

Finally! Someone else that appreciates the Mistborn trilogy! The Alloy of Law is fantastic
as well. And Stormlight archive is also amazing.
scythe 121 14 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Farseer trilogy...that was rough. The followup series (Fool's Errand, Golden Fool, Fool's
Fate) is a little kinder to the characters.
sp4ce pope 9 points : 3 hours ago re ply

You know why Terry Goodkind isn't on this list? because he's a terrible author
LadyW ide bottom 12 points : 5 hours ago re ply

...Is that Nicholas Cage in the background on the WoT book?

O rnithope r 12 points : 9 hours ago re ply

No Love for DragonLance? Dragonlance is a pretty epic series..

gohanssj2 8 points : 2 hours ago re ply

I can tell someone never has read RA Salvatore and any of his works... Drizzt is the
reason the Drow are awesome.
Fie rNe ve rm ore 8 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Joe Abercrombie is terribly underrated, one of the best new fantasy writers today
siliconstyle 18 points : 11 hours ago re ply

Awww...no Dragonriders of Pern? No Xanth? Redwall?

MirachR avaia 10 points : 3 hours ago re ply

I assume you didn't include Tolkien because everybody knows about him already...
TondaTonda 7 points : 3 hours ago re ply

No Piers Anthony?
IllyriaD O P 6 points : an hour ago re ply

I feel like I'm getting more recommendations than I gave. My bookshelves are already
bursting at the seams.. To building another shelf.
sunnywank e nobi 6 points : 2 hours ago re ply

There needs to be some Tad Williams on this list. Personal recommendation: Memory,
Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy.
squie rtx 6 points : 2 hours ago re ply

DISCWORLD is hands down IMO the best Fantasy series ever. Brilliant satire set in a
colorful world of magic and heroes...and orangutans.
supe rspiffy 6 points : 2 hours ago re ply

I also enjoy Terry Brooks and R.A. Salvatore.

thatsabitsilly 6 points : 3 hours ago re ply

This post is missing the Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist. Great series!
LastNightIThoughtItW asAGoodIde a 6 points : 3 hours ago re ply

Stephen King - The Dark Tower

im acdon 10 points : 3 hours ago re ply

What?! No Terry Pratchett?!

sam wise 85 8 points : 9 hours ago re ply

No raymond e feist? Harsh