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Kvothe Lackless
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Hey all

A lot of my reading / listening tends to be focused on the Fantasy genre. What is everyone's favourite Fantasy book?

My current list is below:


The Lies of Locke Lamora (Currently Reading)

Assassin's Apprentice (Completed)
Royal Assassin (Completed)
Assassin's Quest (Completed)

Fool's Errand (Completed)
The Golden Fool (Completed)
Fool's Fate (Completed)

The Name of The Wind (Completed)
The Wise Man's Fear (Completed)

Blood Song (Completed)
Tower Lord (Completed)

The Blade Itself (Completed)
Before They Are Hanged (Completed)
Last Argument of Kings (Completed)

The Final Empire (Completed)
The Well of Ascension (Completed)
The Hero of Ages (Completed)

The Hobbit ( Completed)

Game of Thrones (Pending)
Magician (Pending)
The Painted Man (Pending)
The Heroes (Pending)
Half a King (Pending)
Fool's Assassin (Pending)
Fool's Quest (Pending)
The Way of Kings (Pending)
Worlds of Radiance (Pending)

Happy Reading / Listening!
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canismajoris
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The Lord of the Rings! This is the one to rule them all.
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The Lord of the Rings! This is the one to rule them all.
I know books are better than the movies, however, I tried reading them and I was not feeling it.

I think after reading so many other Fantasy books, I can't really put Lord of the Rings on a pedestal, if the movies are anything to go by. I love the movies and have the extended edition, the story is great for what it is.
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game of thrones . of course.
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HARRY POTTER!!!
Throne of Glass series
The Mortal Instruments series
Vampirates series
Iron Fey series
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Fantasy books are my jam!! Favourite series include Harry Potter (of course), The Mortal Instruments Series and The Infernal Devices
Individual books include Carry On and The Night Circus
I end up just buying them in bulk on websites like Wordery because I have an addiction with the added bonus of free delivery, also a bunch of things on my Wishlist have recently been lowered in price *Spends all of the Christmas money tomorrow*
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Name of The Wind is all that life is about, but then you already knew that didn't you Kvothe Lackless?

My list is similar to yours but I haven't read The Blade Itself and sequels. Is it good? I tried some of Joe Abercrombie's other stuff but couldn't get into it.

The Way of Kings is incredible, as is Game of Thrones. The Wheel of Time is a classic but VERY long.

Just read Goblin Emperor and it was amazing, reminded me of Robin Hobb's stuff a lot.
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The Name of The Wind
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Hey Kvothe

I'm understanding your list and the kinda stuff you like. There are some additions you need to read which you will really enjoy:

Before I begin I have to first say that The Lord Of The Rings is of course the master of them all, a book to return to every few years, just epic in every way.

Ok moving on.

When people had read LOTR and were searching for something else many then moved to a series of books called "The Belgariad" by David Eddings.

This is a series of 5 and they are absolutely excellent.

Eddings went on to write another series in the same world called "The Mallorean" which were also really good. Both series have really good characters and are absorbing reads.

Sadly for me, Eddings got famous too quick and went on to churn out series after series from that point, the third being "The Elendium". I stopped reading at that point but the first 2 series are really unmissable.

Moving on.

Like me you seem to have a liking for Thief/Assassin/Rogue hero type books.

As a result you really DO have to pick up the fantastic series of books by BRENT WEEKS called "The Night Angel" series which consist of:

The Way Of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond The Shadows

Great characters, a master assassin and his apprentice. Must read.


Lastly, I highly recommend the series of books called "Swords of Raemllyn" by Robert E. Vardeman.

Great fantasy with 2 great hero characters and a lot of fun. About 6 or 7 in this series, I will leave you to Google.

ATB
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I love Tolkein, The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones

Got a few more of these on my list to read as well

The Inheritance Cycle written by Christopher Paolini is also good (well, I've read 3 of the 4 books)

And books by Neil Gaiman (I've read two) are good, albeit set in 'this' world I think (but very much fantasy-based)
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Lord of the Rings definately my favorite
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I liked the first 3 Throne of Glass books, but the last one was terrible.

I'm a fan of the usual ones too, Harry Potter, GoT etc... but I'll read anything.
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HARRY POTTER!!!
Throne of Glass series
The Mortal Instruments series
Vampirates series
Iron Fey series
+1 Throne of Glass. Very good series, strong female MC and magic.
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The Hobbit was pretty good, I really liked Assassin's Apprentice and I LOVE Harry Potter!
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manga?
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I like the warhammer fantasy books, such as wulfrik the wanderer, but LOTR is boss
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Check out Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series: 15 books, each ~1000 pages long, but well worth the read
Currently I'm on no 10
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falling kingdoms <3 series
Morgan Rodes:ahee:
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Throne of Glass Series
James Dawson's books even though they aren't series- Hollow Pike, Under my Skin and Say her Name
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