The list author says: "These are my favorite fantasy books, and all are overlooked or unknown, though a few of these authors are famous for other works. Poul Anderson died on July 31, 2001. Sonya Dorman died on Feb. 14, 2005. Diana Wynne Jones died on March 26, 2011. Peter S. Beagle is writing a sequel to The Last Unicorn, as well as a short story collection called "Green-Eyed Boy: Three Schmendrick Stories". 2 more Myst."
"Skafloc is taken and raised by elves, and a changeling is left in his place. Both soon become embroiled in a war between humans and the elder races, and endure personal hardship due to their mistaken identities."
"This is the original version of the novel. Some of the names are spelled differently, and the language is more flowery, but there is very little significant difference between the two. Skafloc has a cameo in the prologue and epilogue of "The Demon of Scattery" by Poul Anderson."
"Two Last Unicorn short stories in this collection. The first "Oakland Dragon Blues", is about the dragon from The Lost Version, trapped in the present day without a story of his own. "The Woman Who Married the Man in the Moon" features Schmendrick, who encounters a family with whom he swaps numerous tales."
"Ilya is the shunned and abused brother in a large family due to his cleverness and kind nature. His life changes forever after he sees the mysterious firebird, and awakens to the magic all around him. As Ilya sets off for an adventure, he soon finds himself unable to resist matching wits with a formidable immortal magician, who has imprisoned the most beautiful women in the world."
"Elphaba is mysteriously born with green skin, and her life doesn't seem to ever get any better, but she doesn't let that stop her. The Wicked Witch of the West's tale as she grows from an idealistic, determined girl to a misunderstood villain. Based on the Oz series of books by L. Frank Baum."
"The short story "Scarecrow", is a short but sweet tale about the awakening of the Scarecrow. I also recommend his other two reworked fantasy novels both based on Grimm tales: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Cinderella), and Mirror Mirror (Snow White). Confessions was made into a movie, but was never released for purchase."
"Maris is a flyer, and desperately wants to keep her wings, even going so far as to challenge long-held and sacred traditions in her land to do so. Yet her actions will have long and far-reaching consequences, both good and bad, that she cannot even begin to foresee."
"All three Myst novels in one book. You need no knowledge of the video games to enjoy this series. However, if you would like to explore more in this unique world, try the games: Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelations, and End of Ages."
"Hal and Alan's adventures with bandit kings, unattainable loves, and hidden civilizations will fulfill an ancient prophecy and end generations of darkness and oppression when they seek to overthrow a cruel ruler."
"Trevyn, only heir of the Sun Kings, grows from spoiled boy to hero, after his life is beset with hardships. From loss of family, lovers, freedom, and his very own self, only he can save the kingdom his fathers fought to unite."
"The short story "The Crippled Swan" expands on a legend told in "The Golden Swan". "I Am Mordred" was expanded from the short story 'The Raven' which appeared in "Camelot" edited by Jane Yolen. There's also a prequel book entitled "I Am Morgan le Fay"."
"Everyone believes the worst of Mordred due to the circumstances of his birth, over which he had no control. He struggles his whole life against these prejudices, wanting what every man takes for granted, until he's finally driven to give up and embrace the darkness. An interesting and heartbreaking take on a familiar villain. Very similar in style and tone to The Books of Isle."