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The best decent fantasy out there

T. A. Widman "book-a-holic"
The list author says: "Anyone reading the fantasy genre now-a-days knows much of it is full of smut and overly sexualized.
Fantasy has so much to offer and can be extremely entertaining without all this. Many claim the sexual lives of characters are important for realism. I can see their point, but is it really necessary to put it center stage and in obscene detail? If you are looking for excellent fantasy novels, that remain decent here are a few I'd recommend."
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
"This is the best, without doubt, epic fantasy has to offer.  Tolkien's wonderful work pulls you into Middle Earth and immerses you in the turmoil of the War of the Ring."
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"Where most start their journey's in Middle Earth, myself included.  Great fun, and an easier read if you're having trouble getting into LotR.  Though it lacks the grandeur and scope of either LotR or the Silmarillion."
The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
"Some have a lot of trouble reading this, but it remains one of my favorites.  It is epic in scope and style but easily taken in small bites."
The Children of Hurin
The Children of Hurin
"The expanded version of Tolkien's tale from the Silmarillion.  Probably only for those who've become thoroughly addicted...like me;)"
The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 1)
The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Book 1)
"Tad Williams is probably the closest any author could come to the greatness of Tolkien, and the only author I know of who deserves the comparison!"
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
"The Wheel of Time is one of the most exciting and engrossing fantasy series out there."
The Magic of Recluce (Recluce series, Book 1)
The Magic of Recluce (Recluce series, Book 1)
"A great contemporary series based on the opposing powers of order and chaos.  It is a very intricate world, and Modesitt explores the nature of power and responsibility in each of his books.  They do get a little repetitive plot-wise...but very enjoyable."
The Sum of All Men (The Runelords, Book One:)
The Sum of All Men (The Runelords, Book One:)
"Another good series, which asks the question: "How are super human qualities attained, and at what cost?""
Redwall
Redwall
"A young, imaginative and joyful world to immerse yourself in."
Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)
Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad)
"The Belgariad is very good.  It makes for light and often humorous reading."
Guardians of the West (The Malloreon, Book 1)
Guardians of the West (The Malloreon, Book 1)
"The Mallorian, like the Belgariad is excellent, though because of the whole premise of the Prophecy it seems a bit formulaic...but still fun."
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
"Terry Brooks' books are all very entertaining.  Some of them tend to drag and/or have unsatisfying endings, but still worth a try."
The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector's Edition (A Forgotten Realms Omnibus)
The Icewind Dale Trilogy: Collector's Edition (A Forgotten Realms Omnibus)
"RA Salvatore's Drizzt books are very addicting.  They're fairly light reading (but long) and fun."
The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1)
The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1)
"The Black Magician is exciting and a nice change from other fantasy."
Light of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King, Book 1)
Light of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King, Book 1)
"The Legends of the Guardian King quartet is one of the best Christian Fantasy series I have read.  It is very exciting and moving, full of spiritual truths."
Beyond the Summerland (The Binding of the Blade, Book 1)
Beyond the Summerland (The Binding of the Blade, Book 1)
"The Binding of the Blade is another fairly good Christian Fantasy series...though I've found the last three slow...thankfully the endings of each are very powerful and carry the rest."
Tahn: A Novel
Tahn: A Novel
"Though not really fantasy, LA Kelly's books about Tahn Dorn are wonderful."
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)
"The Inheritance Trilogy is entertaining, though not particularly well written or original."
Lord of Snow and Shadows: Book One of The Tears of Artamon
Lord of Snow and Shadows: Book One of The Tears of Artamon
"Exciting and suspensful trilogy."
DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 1)
DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 1)
"Paul's series is fun and entertaining...latest ones don't seem to be as good as the first ones though."
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-6)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-6)
"Harry Potter is fun, light reading."
In His Majesty's Service: Three Novels of Temeraire (His Majesty's Service, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War)
In His Majesty's Service: Three Novels of Temeraire (His Majesty's Service, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War)
"The Temeraire series is amazing, especially for anyone with a love of fantasy and or history.  Naomi Novic's plots sometimes leave something to be desired, but her characters and character development are wonderful."
The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent)
The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent)
"The beginning of a delightful series.  Not too dark, plenty of humor, and good characters.  Just solidly good light reading."
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1)
"First of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy.  Excellent world building, interesting "magic" and some truly different concepts."
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, The)
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, The)
"Beginning of Brandon Sanderson's first epic fantasy.  It is a little slower than his other works, but still very good and very engrossing."
Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 1)
Taliesin (The Pendragon Cycle, Book 1)
"Beginning of an excellent Arthurian retelling, intermingling the stories of Atlantis and Camelot."
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
"Wonderful childhood favorite, that still resonates as an adult."
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
"Great for the young at heart, and those who admire Greek mythology.  Light reading, reminiscent of early Harry Potter."
Fablehaven
Fablehaven
"Another series for the young at heart.  Entertaining, but obviously for the younger crowd."