My favorite fantasy books - one entry per author.

A Listmania! list by Joseph D. Phelps (Louisville, Ky)
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The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)
1.  The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition) by Brian Sibley
The list author says:
  "The one that got me started, and the best ever."
$52.20   Used & New from: $12.55
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,350 customer reviews) | 27 customer discussions

Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
2.  Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart
The list author says:
  "a beautiful little book"
$6.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

Tales of the Dying Earth
3.  Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
The list author says:
  "These stories blew me away, especially _The Dying Earth_. Check out the Lyonesse books as well."
$17.58   Used & New from: $2.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
4.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "A great series, full of unexpected twist, A breath of fresh air in the fantasy field. I just wish he would finish it!"
$7.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,371 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Elric of Melnibone 1
5.  Elric of Melnibone 1 by Michael Moorcock
The list author says:
  "Elric is the ulitmate anti-hero. Read the first 6 books (chronologically written)"
Used & New from: $5.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: The Original Adventures of the Greatest Sword and Sorcery Hero of All Time!
6.  The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: The Original Adventures of the Greatest Sword and Sorcery Hero of All Time! by Robert E. Howard
The list author says:
  "The beginning of the Sword and Sorcery genre"
$12.20   Used & New from: $0.30
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

The Color of Magic
7.  The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Some of the funniest books ever written. Read them all."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)

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Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'
8.  Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun' by Gene Wolfe
The list author says:
  "Read everything Gene Wolfe writes. The Second half to this is _Sword and Citadel_"
$11.50   Used & New from: $0.87
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
9.  The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "All worlds are just shadows of Amber, the one true world. Just read 1 - 5 though.  _The Lords of Light_ is great as well."
$15.08   Used & New from: $2.66
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Once and Future King
10.  The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The list author says:
  "Forget Sir Thomas Malory, read this."
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Three Hearts and Three Lions
11.  Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
The list author says:
  "I love Poul Anderson, also check out _The Broken Sword_ and _The High Crusade_"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Storm Front (Dresden Files)
12.  Storm Front (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
The list author says:
  "Sam Spade meets Gandalf the Grey. Crack is less addictive! I couldn't put this page turner down. With every new release this series just gets better and better."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,355 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7
13.  Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7 by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Forget the hype. Read the books, every one is a page turner"
$113.01   Used & New from: $35.07
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,161 customer reviews) | 73 customer discussions

The Earthsea Quartet
14.  The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin
The list author says:
  "The first three are great, what happened with _Tehanu_?"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
15.  The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction) by Tim Powers
The list author says:
  "Check out _On Stranger Tides_ as well"
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tea with the Black Dragon
16.  Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy
The list author says:
  "A great quick read"
Used & New from: $21.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)
17.  The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1) by Glen Cook
The list author says:
  "Great books written from the perspective of a group of mercenaries. Stop after the first three books."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
18.  The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch
The list author says:
  "Thieves World meets The Sting. Great debut novel, very realistic characters."
$4.83   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (830 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Complete Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the body Thief)
19.  Complete Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the body Thief) by Anne Rice
The list author says:
  "Skip _Tales of the Body Thief_ just read the first three"
$25.21   Used & New from: $12.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
20.  The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) by Joe Abercrombie
The list author says:
  "Dark, gritty fantasy. Realistic Characters, interesting story."
$9.60   Used & New from: $1.68
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Eyes of the Dragon
21.  The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "King can write more than horror."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (582 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tigana
22.  Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "I especially love stand alone fantasy books"
$15.84   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)

The Last Unicorn
23.  The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The list author says:
  "A beautiful story set in a dreamlike world"
$9.66   Used & New from: $1.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Watership Down
24.  Watership Down by Richard Adams
The list author says:
  "Very well written story. Not just for kids."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,437 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Fritz Leiber's Ill Met in Lankhmar
25.  Fritz Leiber's Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
The list author says:
  "Two mismatched rogues that kick butt and have fun doing so."
Used & New from: $0.36
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
26.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by Paul McCusker
The list author says:
  "This one is the best but read the whole series"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,371 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
27.  Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "Full of Gods, Ancient lost races, ultra powerful sorceries and over-the-top characters. I love it."
Used & New from: $4.05
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (702 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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The Reluctant Swordsman (the Seventh Sword Trilogy Book 1)
28.  The Reluctant Swordsman (the Seventh Sword Trilogy Book 1) by Dave Duncan
The list author says:
  "A very underrated series! Begins with the worn out "I awoke in another body in a far away land" plot device but that is all that is predictable about this book. Very onteresting world building and great characters made this trilogy a joy to read."
Used & New from: $0.16
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
29.  The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "You've probably seen the wonderful movie, the book is even better."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,276 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
30.  The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "If Jordan could of wrapped this series up in five books it would be considered one of the best ever."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,462 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set
31.  Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set by Margaret Weis
The list author says:
  "One of the best gaming inspired series. I love the characters."
Used & New from: $13.31
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1)
32.  The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1) by R. A. Salvatore
The list author says:
  "Alot of the fantsay I read when I was younger falls into the guilty pleasure catagory. This series is one of the best of them."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

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Mythago Wood (The Mythago Cycle)
33.  Mythago Wood (The Mythago Cycle) by Robert Holdstock
The list author says:
  "A book about the power of myth's"
$13.82   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 1)
34.  Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 1) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "This book is all testosterone, but isnt that what fantasy is all about"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms)
35.  Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms) by Kate Novak
The list author says:
  "One of the best forgotten realm's books"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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The Graveyard Book
36.  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "A re-telling of Kipling's "Jungle Book" with a Macabre Twist."
$12.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,096 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
British version of Harry Potter books 15 Aug 3, 2014
Lord of the Rings on Kindle 76 Jul 30, 2014
whats the differance (if there is any) for the first editions?? 33 Jul 23, 2014
Something like this but less torture 4 Jun 18, 2014
Is the cover shown, the cover shipped? 0 Jun 4, 2014
Can someone explain the pricing of the hardcover edition? 1 Mar 13, 2014
Barrowing Harry Potter 0 Mar 10, 2014
Looking For Books Similar To The Lies Of locke Lamora/The Name Of The Wind 22 Feb 26, 2014
Do not buy the Kindle edition in its current state 4 Feb 16, 2014
Book 7 0 Feb 5, 2014
Paperback VS Hardcover - same content? 0 Nov 29, 2013
Appropriate for young adult readers? 2 Oct 29, 2013
 
   

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Last updated: 8/21/11
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