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The Fantasy Guide for Advanced Readers

 

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NEW: Viking Books and Series
I have a new section on the website that is all about viking books both historical viking and norse fantasy.

NEW HBO Series: A Game of Thrones
HBO is producing a series based on the George RR Martin A Song of Ice and fire series of books. To be released early next spring and starring Lena Headey and Sean Bean.

The Massive list of Fantasy Series
Looking for a series to read? Here is the biggest list of fantasy series on the web.

Award Winning Children's fantasy books
Awards are a sure fire way to find the best books in Childrens Fantasy.

The Heroes of Fantasy
Learn about some of the top heroes in fantasy also find one by theme such as assassin, wizard, anti-hero or orphan turned hero.

The Top 50 Science Fiction and Fantasy books of the Century
As judged by the Science Fiction Book Club. Nice explanation and list of the books. Good Guide for the best reading in SF&F.

The Top Selling Fantasy books at Amazon.com
Take clues from what others in the fantas community are reading and buying

The Advanced Readers guide to Fantasy


Expert: Well versed in epic fantasy, have read plenty of it and looking for gaps in your reading, things you might have overlooked or missed. Looking for those rare gems that an aficionado can appreciate. Let me give you a gem from several different categories.

Historic Figures in Epic Fantasy:

How about taking an adventure into the life of a real epic scale character and the building onf an empire on an epic scale? This book has everything: A driven and larger than life figure and an exotic land. Have you ever read anything about Genghis Khan? This is an award winning and very powerful novel based on the Khans life. The Blue Wolf: The Epic Tale of the Life of Genghis Khan and the Empire of the Steppes

 

Rare, Little Known works:

This novel is one of those rare gems that few people know about. If you are looking for a great epic fantasy adventure that is not cut from the typical mold then this is definitely one you need to get. You will not be disappointed. It is nordic in setting and will keep you interested from the first page to the very last. If you are getting weary of Medieval England and want to take a look at Medieval period Vikings then The Deepest Sea is a perfect choice.

 

Classic:

The Worm Ouroboros - (first published in 1922) by E.R.Eddison This was the Lord of the Rings before the Lord of the Rings was published. You have no doubt heard of this book but if you haven't read it there is definitely a gap in your knowledge of the field. If you are skeptical you may want to learn more about the Ouroboros to understand how important this symbol is in mythology (A circular symbol of a snake swallowing its own tail)

 

Something very old and little known:

Clark Ashton Smith

 

 

 

Earlly Woman Fantasy Heroine:

Jirel of Joiry by C.L.Moore

 

 

Your Library: If you collect fantasy here is a short list of absolute must haves:

 

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