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Best Fantasy books

A Listmania! list by Rob in DE "Fantasy nut" (Wilm, DE)
The list author says: "Longtime fantasy fan here (over 26 yrs & counting). I mostly prefer epic/dark fantasy nowadays, but near the bottom of my list I've included some old favorites that might be good if you're just getting into fantasy but if you've already read Tolkien, Erikson, Martin etc...no need to bother!"
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1)
1.  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "This is hardcore epic fantasy at it's best...easily one of the greatest fantasy series ever written....each book gets better"
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Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2)
2.  Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "...& keeps getting better..."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3)
3.  Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "...& better"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4)
4.  House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "...& so on."
$8.99   Used & New from: $4.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 5)
5.  Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 5) by Steven Erikson
$13.40   Used & New from: $2.73
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6)
6.  The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6) by Steven Erikson
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Reaper's Gale: Book Seven of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
7.  Reaper's Gale: Book Seven of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Toll the Hounds: Book Eight of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
8.  Toll the Hounds: Book Eight of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Dust of Dreams: Book Nine of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
9.  Dust of Dreams: Book Nine of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
$8.99   Used & New from: $4.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Crippled God: Book Ten of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
10.  The Crippled God: Book Ten of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
$14.81   Used & New from: $2.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
11.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Thus begins another one of the greatest fantasy series ever. <along w/ Tolkien & Erikson>"
$7.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)
12.  A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "...& continues..."
$8.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,427 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)
13.  A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "...& continues..."
$6.04   Used & New from: $1.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,766 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
14.  A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "...& continues. Can't wait for book #5, A Dance with Dragons ! ! ! Hopefully it'll release before we all die of old age!"
$20.15   Used & New from: $11.14
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,015 customer reviews) | 62 customer discussions

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
15.  A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "...will it EVER release?!"
$23.79   Used & New from: $0.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,908 customer reviews) | 378 customer discussions

The Art of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
16.  The Art of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Great stuff here...a MUST for fans!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Dreamsongs: Volume I
17.  Dreamsongs: Volume I by George R. R. Martin
$22.50   Used & New from: $5.07
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Dreamsongs: Volume II
18.  Dreamsongs: Volume II by George R. R. Martin
$20.50   Used & New from: $0.82
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Silmarillion (Pre-Lord of the Rings)
19.  The Silmarillion (Pre-Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "THE beginning of another of the greatest series ever..."
$5.44   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (820 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
20.  J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The classic continues & ends here."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,950 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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The Children of Hurin
21.  The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien
$20.06   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth
22.  Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien
$5.84   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Darkness that Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing)
23.  The Darkness that Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing) by R. Scott Bakker
$13.13   Used & New from: $1.50
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Warrior Prophet (The Prince of Nothing, Book 2)
24.  The Warrior Prophet (The Prince of Nothing, Book 2) by R. Scott Bakker
$23.67   Used & New from: $0.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing, Book 3)
25.  The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing, Book 3) by R. Scott Bakker
$21.64   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Judging Eye (The Aspect-Emperor)
26.  The Judging Eye (The Aspect-Emperor) by R. Scott Bakker
$24.26   Used & New from: $0.14
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Banewreaker: Volume I of The Sundering
27.  Banewreaker: Volume I of The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey
The list author says:
  "Good Vs Evil, from Evils POV~ Great stuff!"
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Godslayer: Volume II of The Sundering
28.  Godslayer: Volume II of The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey
The list author says:
  "...this is also available in a single volume..."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)
29.  The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
$9.88   Used & New from: $0.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,582 customer reviews) | 27 customer discussions

The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
30.  The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2) by Patrick Rothfuss
$21.09   Used & New from: $9.26
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,905 customer reviews) | 34 customer discussions

The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
31.  The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) by Joe Abercrombie
$10.07   Used & New from: $4.12
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (588 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law: Book Two)
32.  Before They Are Hanged (The First Law: Book Two) by Joe Abercrombie
$11.35   Used & New from: $5.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Last Argument of Kings (First Law: Book Three)
33.  Last Argument of Kings (First Law: Book Three) by Joe Abercrombie
$13.08   Used & New from: $2.45
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit
34.  The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "An oldschool favorite. Not too deep, but still fun. 5 books in this part. Good starter series for new &/or younger fantasy readers."
$13.49   Used & New from: $1.73
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Belgariad, Vol. 2 (Books 4 & 5): Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game
35.  The Belgariad, Vol. 2 (Books 4 & 5): Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "... the 2nd five books 'The Mallorean' are also good, but not listed here though?"
$15.88   Used & New from: $2.86
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Grunts
36.  Grunts by Mary Gentle
The list author says:
  "Comedic fantasy. Fun & still enough story for 'serious' fantasy readers."
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
37.  The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
The list author says:
  "The Covenant books are cool & new ones are coming!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: "Wounded Land", "One Tree" and "White Gold Wielder"
38.  The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: "Wounded Land", "One Tree" and "White Gold Wielder" by Stephen R. Donaldson
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold ,Stone of Tears
39.  The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold ,Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "This series starts out good, but don't bother reading past book 7... also, you have to ignore the horrendous dialogue & Goodkinds preaching political views..."
$19.32   Used & New from: $11.81
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

The Sword of Truth, Box Set II, Books 4-6: Temple of the Winds; Soul of the Fire; Faith of the Fallen
40.  The Sword of Truth, Box Set II, Books 4-6: Temple of the Winds; Soul of the Fire; Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "He really should have ended this in 7 books. Gets horrible after that~ ! Like dirty butthole horrible!"
$19.34   Used & New from: $11.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 2/25/11
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