Fantasy Greats

A Listmania! list by Matthew J. Fullerton (Philadelphia, PA)
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The Lord of the Rings
1.  The Lord of the Rings by Brian Sibley
The list author says:
  "The materwork by the great author. The story of the Hobbits who saved Middle Earth. Fantastic artwork by Alan Lee who has been drawing Tolkien for many year. Alan even assited with many of the designs for the movies"
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The Hobbit (or There and Back Again)
2.  The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Another great work by the master fantasy writer. Originally created for his children this is a much shorter more simple story. The easiest Tolkien to read"
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The Chronicles of Narnia
3.  The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Aslan and the children's allegorically adventures great fun and amazing ending you'll feel like a kid again. The illustrate version has smaller side drawlings for embellishment not full page illustrations"
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The Dark Elf Trilogy: Collector's Edition (Homeland / Exile / Sojourn)
4.  The Dark Elf Trilogy: Collector's Edition (Homeland / Exile / Sojourn) by R. A. Salvatore
The list author says:
  "beside tolkien most original fastasy today. Welcome to the world of Drizzt Do'urden and the drow. Here begins the legends of Drizzt. Read about his younger days and how he became the force for good that he is. Also check out the sequels too."
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The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector's Edition (A Forgotten Realms Omnibus)
5.  The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector's Edition (A Forgotten Realms Omnibus) by R. A. Salvatore
The list author says:
  "The first book written. Drizzt's first adventures with his real family. Some minor continuity issues between this and the  Dark Elf trilogy since this was written first. These do not distract from the grewat story but you will notice them."
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Paths of Darkness, Collector's Edition (Forgotten Realms)
6.  Paths of Darkness, Collector's Edition (Forgotten Realms) by R. A. Salvatore
The list author says:
  "More self-reflective and a little darker. These stories get into the heart and souls of the heros. This is not a lite hearted adventure story like the previous trilogies."
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The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit
7.  The Belgariad, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3): Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "Not extremely original but very good. Good character developement simple plot, funny simple read. Junk food for the brain"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Belgariad, Vol. 2 (Books 4 & 5): Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game
8.  The Belgariad, Vol. 2 (Books 4 & 5): Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "More of the wonderful characters with a lot of humor and fun."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Histories of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-5
9.  The Histories of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-5 by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Tolkien's early works harder to understand but worth the effort. Especially the Books of Lost Tales"
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First King of Shannara
10.  First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "Awesome prequel to brooks' masterpiece. The creation of the sword and how the four land came to be what they are."
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The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
11.  The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "The masterpiece. Three differant stories from the four lands. The first book The Sword of Shannara is epic and slightly wordy. 'The Sword' trilogy has been compared to LOTR many times and there are simillarities but the differances are also there and there differances create a fun read that will captivate."
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The Heritage of Shannara
12.  The Heritage of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "Interesting sequels to the Sword trilogy. Here we see the effects of the elven magic on the descendants. Very well written and descriptive Brooks really transports you to the "Four Lands" in this one."
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Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
13.  Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy by Douglas A. Anderson
The list author says:
  "Awesome short stories that influenced the legend. Check out the Demon Pope...hiliarious"
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Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth
14.  Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "More great reading about Tuor, Turin, Elrond, Elros, the Kingdom of gondolin, Numenor, the Isatari (Wizards) and The Rings of Power . The story of "The Children of Hurin" was originally published here."
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The Tolkien Reader
15.  The Tolkien Reader by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "Great short stories, poems, but also a long winded essay about fantasy"
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The Silmarillion
16.  The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The bilble of "middle-earth" from creation to the end of the third age plus awesome artwork. Brutal and beautiful this is hard to put down."
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X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel, No 5)
17.  X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel, No 5) by Chris Claremont
The list author says:
  "What the first movie was based on"
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X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Marvel Legends, Vol. 2)
18.  X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (Marvel Legends, Vol. 2) by Chris Claremont
The list author says:
  "Tenatively what the third movie will be based on. A mastrpiece of comic book writting with incredible art... A must read for X-Men fans"
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (The 25th Anniversary Edition)
19.  The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (The 25th Anniversary Edition) by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "The satrical classic as editted by the man who wrote the screneplay for the film. Join Wesley as he track down and saves his "True Love"..."Inconceivable" how funny this book is"
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The Once and Future King
20.  The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The list author says:
  "The Arthurian legends complete with swords,stones and merlin. Based on Mallory's Le Mort D'Arthur but better. MOre character developement, clear plot points and more deceptions and betrayals"
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Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
21.  Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Christopher Drew
The list author says:
  "It's true but it's so incredible that you'll think its fiction"
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
22.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Amazing books. Fantastic begining to a truely original serious. *Caution* this series is very adult and may contain theme inappropriate for children"
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The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1)
23.  The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1) by Sean Russell
The list author says:
  "Simply wonderful. Fantasy taken to another level with the inclusion of religion and especially the coruption of religous organizations."
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Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth)
24.  Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth) by Terry Goodkind
The list author says:
  "Fun books. Interesting setting and charters simple plots fun to read, hard to put down even with a length of over 800 pages."
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Newton's Cannon (The Age of Unreason, Book 1)
25.  Newton's Cannon (The Age of Unreason, Book 1) by J. Gregory Keyes
The list author says:
  "Simply a wonderful fantastic historical fiction. Ripping people and palce and out history and creating a completely new world of imagination"
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The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy
26.  The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
The list author says:
  "More adventures in the realm of the four lands with Omhsford clan. Now we begin to see element of fantastical sci-fi mixed in with the always present midevil settings of the Shannara series."
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Lord of the Rings on Kindle 76 Jul 30, 2014
Belgariad and Malloreon - Kindle 14 Jul 4, 2014
Paperback VS Hardcover - same content? 0 Nov 29, 2013
I wish 'The Silmarillion' Unabridged Audiobook read by Martin Shaw would be available on Audible. 3 Jul 6, 2013
Is this Unabridged? I really need to know! 1 Jun 30, 2013
Appendices 2 May 31, 2013
Cancelled Hobbit book orders 10 Apr 27, 2013
Romestamo and Morinehtar 2 Apr 8, 2013
hell will freeze over 2 Feb 22, 2013
Kindle version 7 Feb 19, 2013
Index? 0 Jan 21, 2013
is it better to read the silmarillion or LotR first? 19 Dec 29, 2012
 
   

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