Top 10 Favorite Fantasy Book Series
I am starting off with a little "Getting-to-know-Anna-with-lists"-Series. This is list is of my 10 most favorite fiction book series, I am an avid reader, and only mentioning ten of them was surprisingly hard!
I love reading books, and I never want a good book to end. That's why I have made a list of favorite series, so at least, there will be three or more books to read!
Important: I am an affiliate marketer. That means that if you buy products you find on my page, I might earn a percentage. That does NOT, however mean that this affect my choice of books. I am a affiliate for at least three (!) different book stores and can choose from almost all the books in the known universe.
Here is a list of my 10 Favorite Fiction Book Series!
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) -by Patrick Rothfuss
Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
This was a recommendation from my IRL - and Gamer friend Perrin. He did not, however, tell me that this is a trilogy. I gobbled up this amazing story in record time, and almost cried when I realized that I had to wait for the second book. I have read the second one too now (Amazing!), but the third book is not out yet. And there's a mob of impatient fans constantly pestering poor author Patrick Rothfuss to finish the book.
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The Harry Potter Series -by J. K. Rowling
This doesn't come as a surprise for anyone who vaguely know me. I fell in love with HP in my teenage years an will probably love the books Always. If you have not read them yet, I hope you will try. The books are so much more than "Children books". They are full of magic, and darkness, and glimpses real authentic love, that I have had problems finding later in other books. I read them every time I feel down.
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Lord of the Rings -by J. R. R. Tolkien
I listened to the audio books when I was 16 and have been a total fan girl of Tolkien's world ever since! My fascination lies in the dept of history, and background he created for this world. It feels a little like reading old mythology in an easy-too-read-way. But mostly I love the adventure part of the book:
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
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Outlander -by Diana Gabaldon
The novels follow Claire Randall, a 20th century nurse whose life is forever changed when she inadvertently time-travels to 18th century Scotland.
Yes it's a romance AND sex, but it's so much more! I keep telling my mother that, even though she hates the fantasy genre, she will love these books because of the historical content. Now there's even a equally great TV series inspired from the books! "Sing me a song, of a lass that is gone..."
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A Song of Ice and Fire -by George R.R. Martin
Again my friend Perrin told me about these books, many years ago, but I didn't read the first book before after I watched and got hooked on the series. It is violent, raw, scary, and gross, and I have loved every creative chapter of them. It is refreshing knowing that no hero in this series is safe. We are all waiting for, and perhaps dreading, the rest of the story. Fun fact: My favorite character is Tyrion Lannister.
“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.”
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Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) -By Jim Butcher
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly, stinks.
Let me just add to this that Harry is a character that has a skull named Bob that is a cool side kick.
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The Colour Of Magic (Discworld - Rincewind series #01) -by Terry Prachet
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There's an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE on the planet...
This world is maddeningly fun! You will meet the most fantastic characters and look at magic it a completely different way than you have before!
“We've strayed into a zone with a high magical index,' he said. 'Don't ask me how. Once upon a time a really powerful magic field must have been generated here, and we're feeling the after-effects.'
Precisely,' said a passing bush.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic
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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of time #1) -by Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and
what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
This is a real epic series, and it's almost mandatory to read if you love fantasy!
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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Triogy #1) - By Deborah Harkness
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.
Yes it contains both vampires and witches, but reading it doesn't make me feel like a teenager. It has love and some action, historic details and a lot of wine talk! I love wine!
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Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
Have you seen the HBO series True Blood? Yes, these are the books the series is based on! AND the story is just as fun and amorous here! -Perhaps even more..? Enjoy!
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