There And Draft Again

A Fellowship of Fantasy Writers

Book Recommendations November 30, 2012

Looking for a good Fantasy read? Here is a list of our favourite books…


The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)

The Chronicles of Narnia (C. S. Lewis)

Pellinor (Alison Croggon)

The Dark Tower series (Stephen King)

The Discworld series (Terry Pratchett)

Young Adult Fantasy

Song of the Lioness (Tamora Pierce)

The Queen’s Thief series (Megan Whalen Turner)

The Seven Realms series (Cinda Williams Chima)

The Fire And Thorns series (Rae Carson)

The Grisha series (Leigh Bardugo)

The Graceling Realm series (Kristin Cashore)

Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

The Eon series (Alison Goodman)

His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)

The Assassin’s Curse (Cassandra R. Clarke)

The Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini)

Inkheart (Cornelia Funke)

The Abhorsen trilogy (Garth Nix)

The Dark Is Rising sequence (Susan Cooper)

Green Rider series (Kristen Britain)

Gritty Fantasy

Black Company series   (Glen Cook)

A Song of Ice and Fire series  (George R.R. Martin)

Malazan Book of the Fallen series  (Steven Erikson)

The Deed of Paksenarrion  (Elizabeth Moon)

Prince of Nothing series    (R. Scott Bakker)

Acacia  (David Anthony Durham)

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant  (Stephen R. Donaldson)

First Law series  (Joe Abercrombie)

The Lies of Locke Lamora  (Scott Lynch)

The Night Angel trilogy (Brent Weeks)

Prince of Thorns (Mark Lawrence)

Epic Fantasy

The Sword of Shannara trilogy (Terry Brooks)

Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson)

Elantris (Brandon Sanderson)

The Kingkiller Chronicle (Patrick Rothfuss)

The Earthsea Cycle (Ursula K. Le Guin)

The Sword of Truth series (Terry Goodkind)

The Black Jewels trilogy (Anne Bishop)

The Black Magician trilogy (Trudi Canavan)

The Riftwar Saga (Raymond E. Feist)

The Farseer Trilogy (Robin Hobb)

The Liveship Traders Trilogy (Robin Hobb)

The Tawny Man Trilogy (Robin Hobb)

The Troy Game series (Sara Douglass)

Tide Lords series (Jennifer Fallon)

The Dragons of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)


Ironskin (Tina Connolly)

Awesome fantasy books that don’t fit in a category

The Wicked Years series (Gregory Maguire)

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

The Ship Who Sang (Anne McCaffrey)

The Crystal Singer (Anne McCaffrey)


2 Responses to “Book Recommendations”

  1. Jemima Pett Says:

    No-one’s mentioned Anne McCaffrey – the Dragons of Pern, the Ship Who Sang, The Crystal Singer… all great fantasy series 🙂

    • Jemima I was just trying to figure which ones to put on the list today – there are so many. Maybe she should have a category all of her own. I loved the Crystal Singer too – am off to include some on our list!

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