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My favorite fantasy books - one entry per author.

Joseph D. Phelps
 
The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)
The Lord of the Rings (50th Anniversary Edition)
"The one that got me started, and the best ever."
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
"a beautiful little book"
Tales of the Dying Earth
Tales of the Dying Earth
"These stories blew me away, especially _The Dying Earth_. Check out the Lyonesse books as well."
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
"A great series, full of unexpected twist, A breath of fresh air in the fantasy field. I just wish he would finish it!"
Elric of Melnibone 1
Elric of Melnibone 1
"Elric is the ulitmate anti-hero. Read the first 6 books (chronologically written)"
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: The Original Adventures of the Greatest Sword and Sorcery Hero of All Time!
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: The Original Adventures of the Greatest Sword and Sorcery Hero of All Time!
"The beginning of the Sword and Sorcery genre"
The Color of Magic
The Color of Magic
"Some of the funniest books ever written. Read them all."
Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'
Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'
"Read everything Gene Wolfe writes. The Second half to this is _Sword and Citadel_"
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
"All worlds are just shadows of Amber, the one true world. Just read 1 - 5 though.  _The Lords of Light_ is great as well."
The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King
"Forget Sir Thomas Malory, read this."
Three Hearts and Three Lions
Three Hearts and Three Lions
"I love Poul Anderson, also check out _The Broken Sword_ and _The High Crusade_"
Storm Front (Dresden Files)
Storm Front (Dresden Files)
"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."
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7
"Forget the hype. Read the books, every one is a page turner"
The Earthsea Quartet
The Earthsea Quartet
"The first three are great, what happened with _Tehanu_?"
The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
"Check out _On Stranger Tides_ as well"
Tea with the Black Dragon
Tea with the Black Dragon
"A great quick read"
The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)
The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)
"Great books written from the perspective of a group of mercenaries. Stop after the first three books."
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
"Thieves World meets The Sting. Great debut novel, very realistic characters."
Complete Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the body Thief)
Complete Vampire Chronicles (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the body Thief)
"Skip _Tales of the Body Thief_ just read the first three"
The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One)
"Dark, gritty fantasy. Realistic Characters, interesting story."
The Eyes of the Dragon
The Eyes of the Dragon
"King can write more than horror."
Tigana: Anniversary Edition
Tigana: Anniversary Edition
"I especially love stand alone fantasy books"
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
"A beautiful story set in a dreamlike world"
Watership Down
Watership Down
"Very well written story. Not just for kids."
Fritz Leiber's Ill Met in Lankhmar
Fritz Leiber's Ill Met in Lankhmar
"Two mismatched rogues that kick butt and have fun doing so."
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)
"This one is the best but read the whole series"
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
"Full of Gods, Ancient lost races, ultra powerful sorceries and over-the-top characters. I love it."
The Reluctant Swordsman (the Seventh Sword Trilogy Book 1)
The Reluctant Swordsman (the Seventh Sword Trilogy Book 1)
"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."
The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
"You've probably seen the wonderful movie, the book is even better."
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
"If Jordan could of wrapped this series up in five books it would be considered one of the best ever."
Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set
Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy Gift Set
"One of the best gaming inspired series. I love the characters."
The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1)
The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 1)
"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."
Mythago Wood (The Mythago Cycle)
Mythago Wood (The Mythago Cycle)
"A book about the power of myth's"
Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 1)
Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 1)
"This book is all testosterone, but isnt that what fantasy is all about"
Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms)
Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms)
"One of the best forgotten realm's books"
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
"A re-telling of Kipling's "Jungle Book" with a Macabre Twist."