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A Listmania! list by Justin A. Jones
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The list author says: "The books I have listed are ones that I have read and recommend in the fantasy genre. I'm not too picky and the list is diverse because I like all kinds of fantasy from the Harry Potter variety to the Wheel of Time sort of book. Thus, if you like fantasy and are looking for another good read, check out any of the books that I've recommended. (note: I'm only posting the 1st book in any particular series and they aren't really in any particular order....)"
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)
1.  The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
The list author says:
  "One of my new all time favorite books. This is the self narrated story of how the protaganist became a living legend.Think of it as a Dumbledore/Gandalf/Merlin/Obi-Wan/other super powerful character origin story."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,358 customer reviews) | 29 customer discussions

The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle
2.  The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
The list author says:
  "Another of my new all time favorite books. In this book, demons materialize at night time and humans hide inside their homes protected by "wards" that are drawn on the buildings and posts surrounding their shelter. Humans have lost the "combat wards" which would allow them to fight the demons..."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (494 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
3.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "1st book in A Song of Ice and Fire.  Recently made into an HBO show! Full of political scheming and intrigue.  Low on magic, spells, etc."
$7.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,494 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-6)
4.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-6) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Harry Potter is amazing, enough said."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews) | 73 customer discussions

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The Witches of Eileanan
5.  The Witches of Eileanan by Kate Forsyth
The list author says:
  "Now here is a fantasy book which will throw you into a world full of witches and beasts.  There's also political intrigue and warfare in this series.  I love these books, I highly recommend them if you are looking for a book full of spells and magic!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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The Tower of Ravens: Book One of Rhiannon's Ride
6.  The Tower of Ravens: Book One of Rhiannon's Ride by Kate Forsyth
The list author says:
  "I recommend this after you have read the other Kate Forsyth series."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Daughter of the Blood (Black Jewels, Book 1)
7.  Daughter of the Blood (Black Jewels, Book 1) by Anne Bishop
The list author says:
  "This trilogy has adult themes.  That being said, I really enjoyed these books.  They feature a reality entirely different from our own in which there are three realms/dimensions...hell is one of them and "Saetan" and his two sons "Lucivar" and "Daeman" are main characters in this world where men are often held as slaves through the use of a ring around their you know what!!!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
8.  The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Great book!  I'd call it a juvenile fantasy adventure book.  Low on spells but there is definitely some neat stuff in this book where the characters' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of an animal!  So good that they're making a movie out of this!"
$5.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,685 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Eragon / Eldest (Inheritance, Books 1 & 2)
9.  Eragon / Eldest (Inheritance, Books 1 & 2) by Christopher Paolini
The list author says:
  "This could also be described as juvenile fantasy but it is a really good read.  Paolini began writing these at 15!  Amazing...once you've read a lot of fantasy you will see that a lot of his structure and themes are ones that run through most fantasy, some even claim that it is just the Star Wars story really but I don't quite agree.  I can't wait for the third one of these babies!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)

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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
10.  The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "EPIC FANTASY SERIES...VERY LONG AND DRAWN OUT!  If you can get through the first couple honking big volumes of this series then you won't be able to stop.  They are very wordy though, don't say I didnt warn you."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,481 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Sabriel (The Old Kingdom)
11.  Sabriel (The Old Kingdom) by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "AWESOME TRILOGY!  There's nothing reused here.  Garth Nix went over the top with this trilogy and whipped out some great context.  Intriguing approach to magic useage and non-generic story featuring the Abhorsen which is the opposite of a necromancer."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,162 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
12.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "This series is great, I also recommend the trilogy which follows up the story.  This is another one with lots of political intrigues in the royal court, I really like that style.  It also has a good amount of magical elements. Let me warn you though, Robin Hobb beats up her characters, literally, if you like a happy go lucky feelgood book then Hobb is not the author for you."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (892 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Storm Front (Dresden Files)
13.  Storm Front (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
The list author says:
  "A comical gumshoe, mystery, private investigator story...only the PI is a wizard...it's good stuff."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,392 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
14.  The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "Interesting series, unlike any of the other fantasy I've posted."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

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Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)
15.  Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad) by David Eddings
The list author says:
  "Very good series, older and more of a classical fantasy style.  Lots of great magic!  Read the followup series too!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (558 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Redwall
16.  Redwall by Brian Jacques
The list author says:
  "These are great juvenile fantasy books!  Talking animals and battles and war in every one!  No magic but these were the first fantasy books I ever read!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (878 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
17.  The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch
The list author says:
  "Twists and tricks throughout this yarn that is all about thieves. Low on magical elements but rich on cunning and wit."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (861 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Kushiel's Dart
18.  Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The list author says:
  "A romancy "adult themed" tale of adventure and intrigue. The political intrigue is what makes her writing so satisfying."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Why do people like Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice? 29 8 days ago
Revised Editions of TDT books 0 16 days ago
British version of Harry Potter books 16 21 days ago
New to Patrick Rothfuss's books. 1 Oct 25, 2014
Almost 700 pages is it worth the read ???? 8 Oct 22, 2014
Loving The Name of the Wind... what Rothfuss book(s) should I read next? 0 Sep 15, 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
Audible Version 1 Jun 11, 2014
Book three of this series.... Predictions. 19 Jun 11, 2014
Is the cover shown, the cover shipped? 0 Jun 4, 2014
Why does this show available as a kindle? 3 May 27, 2014
 
   

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