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Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One Friday, January 6, 2012 Last year we ran an article where we chose our top 10 most anticipated novels for 2011. It proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 20,000 hits! We are going to do it in two phases. I guess we should start by saying: What a year 2011 was for fantasy! With such a good year for fantasy in 2011, can 2012 really live up to it? Well, without further build up (and rambling), let’s move on to our top 10 releases of 2012 as chosen by our readers, Twitter fans, forum visitors and Goodreads group members. Honourable Mention The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (Night’s Masque #1)The Daemon Prism by Carol Berg (Collegia Magica #2)The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham (Dagger and the Coin #2)The King’s Assassin by Stephen Deas (Memory of Flames #4)The Skybound Sea by Sam Sykes (Aeon’s Gate #3) Top 10 Books 11. You will see why we need a number 11 as we reach the peak of the list, but for now – just trust us, it’s justified! 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. About the Author
Just English | A little bit of this, a little bit of that 10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book Marykate, Charlie, you've totally won my love and neverending devotion for including The Farseer in this list. There's a part of me that wants to say it's one of the most under-appreciated fantasy series of all time. If I can throw out some of my recommendations: Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner trilogies (six thick books full of magic, intrigue, romance, and a preponderance of twins, which seems to be some weird fetish of Rawn's. Raymond Feist's "Magician" (now separated into Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master, I feel this is one of the seminal works of fantasy. Feist's and Janny Wurts's Empire trilogy (an easy favorite for me, as this retells the events of Magician from the point-of-view of the invaders. The Wheel of Time (uh, duh.)
symboldictionary.net Mordor After the destruction of the strongholds of evil in the north of Middle-earth at the end of the First Age, Sauron fled southwards seeking new lands. At the end of the first millennium of the Second Age, he chose a land walled by mountains, and there built his great fortress of Barad-dûr. After Sauron settled there, the land became known as Mordor (the Black Land) - no record of an earlier name for this region exists. After the defeat of Sauron in the War of the Last Alliance, Mordor was taken under the control of Gondor, and the Gondorians built fortifications around it to prevent the return of evil things. In that War, Sauron's power was finally defeated when the One Ring was cast into the Cracks of Doom, and the land of Mordor once again came under the control of the South-kingdom. Mordor was a land of approximately rectangular shape, measuring some 600 miles east to west and 400 north to south. c. II 3320 to II 3441 III 1 to c. c. Notes See also...
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100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - HPB.com If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. Now, Dune has been on my reading list for a while, but I am definitely going to have to read Ender's Game. You can find these books and more at your local Half Price Books. -- Julie