Looking for some good Fantasy authors or books. What is a favorite of yours?Looking for some good Fantasy authors or books. What is a favorite of yours? Jessica #recommend #fantasy
Piers Anthony and Margaret Weis with Tracy Hickman
Anne McCaffrey….Pern books and the Crystal Singer trilogy
Matthew Stover’s Acts of Caine series.
Kage Baker’s Anvil of the World.
Anything by Frances Hardinge
An ember in the ashes trilogy
Charles de Lint
“Little, Big” by John Crowley. It’s a beautifully written book about magical places and people.
Glad someone other than me knows Little, Big (a book hailed by Harold Bloom!) <3
@Paolo I chose this book just because of the cover – it isn’t a genre I normally read – and I was captivated and I still think about it.
Fritz Leiber – “swords” series.
Joe Abercrombie (read them in order, not strictly necessary but spoilers and a bit confusing).
Just finished “Godblind” by Anna Stephens. It’s her first and the first of a trilogy. Enjoyed it a lot.
Avoid Terry Brooks. The first Shannara book was a poor rip-off of LotR and it goes downhill from there.
Raymond E Feist’s “Magician” is excellent. Again goes downhill from there and after the initial trilogy becomes a very obvious write-up of his D&D campaign.
“Orcs” (can’t remember the author, sorry) was fun, and the follow-ups were up to the same standard.
Robert Holdstock’s “Mythago Wood” is superb. There are more, and it takes a while before you realise they’ve disappeared up their own self-importance – your tolerance may vary.
I have the Shannara books on my shelf and I have been trying to get into them and just have not been able too.
I liked Brooks’ Magic Kingdom For Sale
Bang on about the Shannara books!
David Eddings and Terry Brooks.
Graceling by Cashore, Grave Mercy by Lafevers, Green Rider by Britain, The Blue Sword by McKinley, A Natural History of Dragons by Brennan, His Majesty’s Dragon by Novik
Yea for Naomi Novik and Marie Brennan!
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenent
By Stephen Donaldson
I really liked the Accacia trilogy by David Anthony Durham
Wheel of time (series)
Brandon Sanderson is my favorite.
I have started the game of thrones. Gotta say its way better than the show. And even though it is a bit long winded I still have enjoyed reading it.
I love ” urban fantasy.” Personal faves:. Sandman Slim series, Dresden Files and Repairman Jack.
L.E. Modesitt Jr – Imager Portfolio
“The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” both by Patrick Rothfuss.
Also, every book in every series written by Robin Hobb.
Mercedes Lackey and Kristen Britain.
Terry Pratchett, Robin Hobb
I have a lot of Terry Pratchett’s books
It depends what kind of fantasy you mean because I like many like J.K.Rowling, J.R.Ward and Naomi Novik. Or books by Jex Lane. ? well those aren’t traditional fantasy even thought Harry Potters nearest like this, but others more like paranormal romance or something like that.
I am not into the fantasy romance books. I love the Harry Potter series. I am thinking more like wizards, mages, a bit like lor ish.
@Jessica Naomi Novik will be good also. Temeraire series I mean. And Eragon. Not sure if you can find books like The Nettler Revolt or The Sorrow-deer Tamer by Siiri Enoranta and Memory of Water or City of Woven Streets by Emmi Itäranta. Those are also quite intetesting books with fantasy elements.
YA Fantasy – Black Mage series, Tainted Accords series, Air Awakens series
Adult Fantasy – Fever!! So good!
The Bear and the Nightingale, Discovery of Witches, The Night Circus
I am currently obsessed with Marshall Ryan Maresca.
Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental World Series
David eddings, proper legend! Robert Jordan, also a proper legend. Anne McCaffrey, uber legend. And Robin Hobb, Queen of Legends. All unputdownable! ?
Omg, and Raymond E Feist. Obvs!
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
I put a hold on this one at the library today. There’s a wait list right now for it. It looked interesting.
@Jessica I describe it as Alice in Wonderland meets The Wizard of Oz with a dude for adults!
@Liz a mix of those two would be interesting for sure.
Red Rising series by Pierce Brown
Brandon Sanderson, n.k.jemisin & Maggie stiefvater
Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss, J.V.Jones,
For urban fantasy besides the Dresden books by Jim Butcher try Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series, The River of London series by Ben Aaronovitch, and the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka.
Patricia McKillip is my favorite fantasy writer. Most of her books are stand alones and on the shorter side.
Anne McCaffery Pern series
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 https://g.co/kgs/byGWo8
Charles DeLint, especially his Newford series.
P.C Cast, Maria V Snyder, Kresley Cole & Brandon Sanderson.
Juliet Marillier. And might I suggest “The Seven Waters” series. My favorite series of books. ?
The Golem & The Genie
Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season Series
I adored The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, and the other two books in the trilogy!!
Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series. Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series. Ilona Andrews the Edge series and the Innkeeper series.
Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.
Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series.
Anne Bishop’s The Others series.
Elizabeth Hunter’s The Scribe series.
Oldies but goodies: the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter, the Dune series by Frank Herbert, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
Kelly McCullough, Benedict Jacka, Ben Aaronovitch, Shayne Silvers, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Robin McKinley for an author, also I LOVED The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Can’t wait to read more by her.
Raymond E Feist
Patrick Rothfuss, Name of the Wind
For steampunk paranomral (and humor) Gail Carriger
Oh yeah! The Parasol Protectorate was good.
Charles de Lint