What are Your Top 3 Fave Fantasy Books?

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  1. lizdelaney

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    Hi all,

    I hope this is the right place to post this:

    What are Your Top 3 Fave Fantasy Books?

    Not all time faves or exact, just what is the top 3 books that come to your mind within a few seconds after reading the question?

    Can be anything:

    * Classics
    * Myths
    * Modern
    * Famous or obscure
    * World Culture (not English language originally)
    * Comics
    * Adapted from other media (Film, TV, newspapers etc.)
    * Basically anything as long it is roughly fantasy genre

    Trilogies or series count as one book. Please just type the top current faves that come to mind within seconds. This will serve as a good recommendation reading list for me to look into.

    You can say why in a few words or just a list of 3 names.

    Hope to discover some gems from the expert here. Thanks. :)
     
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    Dragonlance saga, Riftwar, Serpent war, in no particular order
     
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    1 Anything by Joe Abercrombie
    2 The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
    3 The Broken Empire Trilogy - Mark Lawrence
     
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    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams
    A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
     
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    For me it would be:

    A Song of Ice and Fire
    The Kingkiller Chronicle
    Lord of the Rings

    ...in that order.
     
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    Mine is actually Harry Potter. What a shocker, I know. I just can't shake it off :D not that I'd want to.

    Second would be The House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones (yes, children lit here, people).

    I'll leave it to that for now.
     
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    Im having like an existential crisis when it comes to my book reading. Take an advise and dont reread books you loved when you were younger. Just gonna disappoint :(
    But I'd say maybe its still Sword of truth series (minus some of the fillerbooks in there that were torture to go through)
    Any books by Robin Hobb.
    And.. i really enjoyed the Locke Lamora ones as well. Im just so tired of slowass authors >.<
     
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    A really tough decision....
    Going to have to say;
    Silmarillion by JRR Tolkein
    Malazan series by Steve Erikson
    Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson

    There are a few close behind like the Riftwar/Serpentwar series, Ice and Fire ( despite it probably never being finished and I have no inclination to watch the series anymore) and all of the Robert E Howard Conan books.
     
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    I'm sorry and this will probably piss alot of people off, but I just don't get why people like the books Tolkien wrote so much.
    I know he was one of the reasons we have fantasy as it is today and and he was an influence on so many authors and blah blah blah.
    But honestly in my opinion those books are a chore to read. Like he'll write page after page describing fucking trees and shit and when finally something does happen he can wrap it up in a paragraph.
    There I said it.
     
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    eh to each their own.

    for me it's not necessarily books, but series and/or mythos lol.

    1. Tolkien's world. I fell in love with it when I was younger and now I'm hooked lol.

    2. Malazan book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. I really need to get back to reading this series though.

    3. Honestly, Dennis McKiernan's Mithgar series. I personally think he is a great writer who knows how to grip a reader, and yea.

    there you have it, though Harry Potter, The Inheritance Cycle, along with a few others could have easily made the list too.
     
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    that's probably the reason some people like it :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    I can only know one i liked: The Fables comics.
     
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    I am not a huge fan of Tolkien, particularly LoTR and the Hobbit. However I utterly love the Silmarillion for it's vast scope and the way he can go from such beauty to utter devastation. Also the impact he has had on the genre will never be matched. I would love to see it transformed to the big screen, however Hollywood would destroy it and render it into crap.
     
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    1. The Hobbit,
    2. Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children,
    3. The Dream Merchant
     
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    Lord of the Rings Tolkien
    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Tad Williams
    The Black Company / Dread Empire Glen Cook

    Tough choice...
     
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    Tolkien’s stuff and the Outlander series.
     
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    ooh! I forget titles of some of the really good ones I've read.

    1. Wheel of Time
    2. Farseer Trilogy.. I actually only read that pretty recently but it's soo good.
    3. The Belgariad. I read that yearsss ago but I loved that.
    4. The Black Magician series. Also read years ago but loved.

    I need to get back into reading, I've just started Malice by John Gwynne - found the trilogy in a charity shop so obviously got them, we'll see how that goes :D
     
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    The first 3 that spring to mind (in no particular order).

    1:The Empire trilogy by Janny Wurts, from the Rift-war saga. Think it's seriously underrated, and the best - by far - of that series.
    2: David Gemmel's Rigante novels, because they're great heroic fantasy.
    And 3: I'm gonna be boring and say A Song of Ice and Fire, because the writing is top, top quality.
     
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    Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dresden Files, and 1632 series :)
     
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    1: The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft
    2: Beyond the Black River (Conan story) by Robert E Howard
    3: Dune by Frank Herbert

    I know I left out LotR. I don't like his writing style even though the setting is absolutely amazing. I've read the Middle Earth encyclopaedia many times.
     
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