For starters, I would expect these to be on every die-hard fantasy fan bookshelf who have lost themselves for hours exploring the worlds of these talented authors.
Series I – The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
My first introduction to dwarves, elves, and the wonders of magic. The all time classic must read.
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
Series II – The Riftwar Saga – Raymond E. Feist
The first in the series, Magician, was released in 1982 and celebrated its 20th year by Feist re-releasing the book with an extra 500 pages. Still a fantastic read. Since its release it has spawned a number of trilogies which takes the user through time between both worlds.
- A Darkness at Sethanon
Series III – Belgariad – David Eddings
Eddings’ first published series where lengthly conversations between the characters was to become a theme for his subsequent series. One for those that believe in fate and destiny.
‘Why me?’ a phrase used in the book by Garion that still makes me chuckle every time. 🙂
- Pawn of Prophecy
- Queen of Sorcery
- Magician’s Gambit
- Castle of Wizardry
- Enchanter’s End Game