First Fantasy Book You Read?

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  1. Jess Leigh

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    I know this thread's been done before, but since it was a good few years ago there might be new members wanting to chime in or old members who missed it last time.

    When I was 13 or 14 I stayed up all night for the first time ever to read my first fantasy book (Time of the Twins) by candlelight. I loved it. I also don't remember any of it except for (citrus spoiler alert) a scene where an orange is eaten. Pretty sure it wasn't a major plot point.

    What was the first fantasy book you ever read?
     
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    The first fantasy book I ever read was The Book of Three which is the first of The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. I loved it so I read the whole series. Sadly I no longer have them, I have no idea where they went.
     
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    I have no idea what happened to my copy of Time of the Twins either. Maybe everyone's first fantasy book just disappears.
     
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    Yeah I think they end up in that mysterious void along with all those socks, left handed gloves and the thing that I need right at the moment but isn't where I know I left it - fortunately these usually only take a temporary trip to the void, unlike the books, socks and gloves which seem to be lost forever.
     
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    my first fantasy book if I remember correctly, was Forests of Silence by Emily Rodda. it was the first book in the Deltora Quest series, which I almost read all the way through, but lost interest around book 6 I think. I think I ended up selling all of them, to my later dismay, but I might rebuy them even though they're more geared towards kids, cause especially the first couple books were very interesting back then
     
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    Another first fantasy book disappearance! Kind of. I'll rebuy mine too. Let's see what happens when we call them back from the void. Probably have fairy folk scrambling after us for ruining their mischief.

    I love hearing these first fantasy book stories, it's really interesting to see where everyone started. I wish I could hear more.
     
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    book of 3 for mee toooo
     
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    The first one that I can remember reading was The Saga of Darren Shan. The 12 books had be engorged from start to finish, and I've read them several times since. Brilliant teen series.

    The Saga of Darren Shan
     
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    It looks like first fantasy books like to be a part of a series.
     
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    I read Alice in Wonderland when I was 11, let's say that was the first grown up fantasy book I read. Before that I read lots of fairy stories and modern fables, but I thing Alice was my transition book into a proper fantasy-obsessed.
     
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    Lord of the Rings did that for me. I remember getting the whole trilogy, my 6th grade science teacher kept checking up on how far I was. Good times