So I'm sure this sort of topic has been done before. Maybe it's been done to death. Everyone has heard of The Lord of the Rings
and Harry Potter
. But as the site seems to be getting lots of new members (me included!) I thought it might be a good idea to list some of the absolute best fantasy books out there. Books you think that newbies and veterans of fantasy should read at some point in there life! It can be a little daunting to trawl through threads looking for advice on what to read, so this could be a good one-stop place for every book suggestion.
I suggest giving 5 books each. Not necessarily your top 5 fantasy novels, but rather 5 that haven't been brought up on the thread before. To keep things fresh.
Hopefully this could become a permanent fixture at the top of this part of the forum. It would be a permanently (and ever evolving) thread for everyone to dip into when looking for something new to read! I suggest for now we limit each person's choices to just 5. Barring this post it would be a nice quick way to dip in and look for something new to read. So I will start with some of the more obvious ones, though there are glaring ommissions which I'm sure someone else will fill in (and another more low key entry which I think is fantastic):
1. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin (Ongoing series title - 'A Song of Ice and Fire')
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Series - 'Kingkiller Chronicle')
3. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Series - 'The Gentlemen Bastards')
4. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (Series - 'The First Law Trilogy')
5. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan (Series - 'The Riyria Revelations')
Hope this works, and helps.