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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Book Summaries, Study Guides Jeux de lettres Mots-mêlés isoptère (nom masculin) Insectes dont les ailes sont identiques. L'humanité n'a dans l'ensemble aucun but. (Nietzsche) You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. (G.B. Shaw) The top /r/fantasy novels of all time, RESULTS THREAD! : Fantasy The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series Of All Time Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. While there were many worthy contenders, here are what we consider to be the 10 greatest fantasy series of all time. 10. I could probably write several pages on what's wrong with The Wheel of Time (Jordan never could write female characters, the quality fell off a cliff after book four, the series should have ended many, many books ago, etc., etc.), but the positives of the series greatly outweigh the negatives. 9. The Dark Tower actually shares some similarities with The Wheel of Time. That being said, like The Wheel of Time, the pluses outweigh the minuses in the case of The Dark Tower series. 8. Zombies! 7. 6. Ursula LeGuin is one of the more literary writers you will find writing fantasy. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

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Top 25 Best Fantasy Books 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... I can truthfully say that Jordan is the King of Fantasy, if not in complexity, then in page count. Robert Jordan harkens back to the old school days where village boys and dark lords chase each other endlessly across a landscape. Jordan takes the classic fantasy trappings laid out by Tolkien, and weaves together a massively complex tapestry of politics, kingdoms, and magic. Yes, this book is still on the Top 25 list, despite the vehement protests left by people attacking or defending Jordan in the comment section for this book (some of the comments are quite humorous). If you are a fan of audiobooks (I am, I prefer audiobooks over reading!)

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rachelmanija | YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels with Protagonists who are Non-White/People of Color Note: This is a list of all novels which fit the criteria listed below. It does not express opinions on the quality, authenticity, or positivity of the portrayals of the characters in the books. Please use your own judgment in deciding which books you wish to read or buy. I have not read all these books! These were the criteria used to compile the list: 1) The book must be science fiction or fantasy or otherwise not realism, and must have been published, either originally or in reprint, as YA in the USA, 2) The character of color/non-white character must either be the protagonist, if it’s a book with a solo protagonist, or one of an ensemble, if it’s a book with multiple protagonists. This is not an exhaustive list! I have not always specified the protagonist's race. Flight: A Novel , by Sherman Alexie. The Invasion (Animorphs Book 1) , by Katherine Applegate. Manifest series, by Artist Arthur. Ship Breaker series, by Paolo Bacigalupi. Fox and Phoenix , by Beth Bernobich. Black & White Above