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Damon’s Fantasy Books List

Some of Damon’s favorite Fantasy Books all in one list

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

While I did not continue with the rest of the series, The Eye of the World still remains one of my favorite books.  I remember reading this book in a single day, I just consumed it.  It is damn good epic fantasy with a lot going on.  The killer is in the later books there is just too much description and not enough really going on.  That does not make this book any less brilliant though.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

This is epic fantasy.  Martin’s books continue to impress.  The only problem I have is sometimes I forget what is going on.  Can I get a Cliff Notes for this series and I would be set.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

This book is probably my favorite book of all time.  The whole series is probably my favorite series of all time.  Fitz and Nighhteyes…ah I do not think fantasy gets any better then this.  At least for me.
Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

People that tell you, that you do not have to read this series to enjoy The Tawny Man trilogy are just wrong.  This is another great series and should be read before The Tawny Man trilogy.
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony

This book is a classic in my opinion.  One of the first fantasy books that I really enjoyed.  I think I enjoyed to like book 12 then it got a little repetative.  This book though could be the best one in the series.

Split Infinity by Piers Anthony

Mixes Fantasy and Sci Fi worlds, where character cross over.  I do not enjoy strict science fiction so this worked out great for me. More serious then the Xanth series still has the easy style that Piers Anthony writes in.
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret
Weis and Tracy Hickman

The first book that made me a little teary eyed when a character died.  Yes it has nostalgia factor and no I do not care I still think it is a classic.  A world with a lot of magic and dragons.  It is a shared world winner.  Some of the later books in this world not written by Weis and Hickman do not hold up.

The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore

Drizzt.  Could he be the most recognized fantasy character these
days?  Could be.  I liked the first Trilogy a lot.  Salvatore can really write sword fights.
Children of Amarid by David B. Coe

Another magic and technology world exist together.  A little better done then Split Infinity, but not much.  I really enjoyed Coe’s work.

Grease Monkey by Tim Eldred

A graphic novel on the list?  Are you crazy?  Yup I enjoyed this so much I read it multiple times.  I can not wait till the next book.  Eldred told a story sort of like Battle Star Galactica and it worked.

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Wow It has sure been a while, might need to make up a new list...