THE BOOKS THAT MADE ME: FANTASY


I've decided to do something a little silly. Will I follow through on it?

Well, if I'm being honest with myself, probably not. But I'm going to give it a go.

I'm currently in the middle of writing my first fantasy novel. Working on it has made me think back to my youth, and the fantasy books I read growing up. The books that made me.

So I sat down and made a list of all the books I remember reading throughout the 80's and 90's, those I remember fondly.

What I want to do is to try and track these books down. It doesn't matter the format. Physical book, ebook, or audio book. Whatever I can find. Then I'm going to read/listen to them. I might even post my thoughts here as I finish each book.

This is going to take me a while. Here's the list:

From J.R.R. Tolkien:

The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

From Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman:

Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Dragons of Winter Night
Dragons of Spring Dawning
Time of the Twins
War of the Twins
Test of the Twins
Dragon Wing
Elven Star
Fire Sea
Serpent Mage
The Hand of Chaos
Into the Labyrinth
The Seventh Gate

From David Eddings:

Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Magician's Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanter's Endgame
Guardians of the West
King of the Murgos
Demon Lord of Karanda
Sorceress of Darshiva
The Seeress of Kell
The Diamond Throne
The Ruby Knight
The Sapphire Rose
Domes of Fire
The Shining Ones
The Hidden City

Melanie Rawn:

Dragon Prince
Star Scroll
Sunrunner's Fire
Stronghold
The Dragon Token
Skybowl

From Tad Williams:

Dragonbone Chair
Stone of Farewell
To Green Angel Tower

From Terry Brooks:

The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara
The Scions of Shannara
The Druid of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Talismans of Shannara

From R.A. Salvatore:

Crystal Shard
Streams of Silver
Halfling's Gem

Yeah, this is going to take a while.

This isn't including The Wheel of Time series, which I've yet to finish.

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