Recommendations: More Fantasy

Hi guys, I hope this finds you well. You will all be surprised that I have more fantasy recommendations to share with you today :). I think it is well known by now that I read alot of fantasy. There are so many great fantasy books out there and since it is primarily what I read there are so many favourites that I want to share with you guys. Let me know if you guys are getting bored of these fantasy recommendations, as I have done quite a few now. So if you think I am missing any fantasy books then they may be on my other lists 🙂 – favourite series, where to start (fantasy), part 1 and part 2. As with the other posts I will be talking about five fantasy books or series, so let’s get started.

 

 

Fudoki / Kij Johnson / 
I take every opportunity to talk about this book because it was just so good. I read this at the beginning of the year and it has remained one of my favourite books I’ve read this year. It is a wonderful mix of fantasy and historical fiction. I adore this book so much and I think it is so underrated. I am going to leave it at that as I feel like I’ve mentioned this book so many times in the past year 🙂 – you can check out my full review here.

 

The Tiger and the Wolf / Adrian Tchaikovsky / Echoes of the Fallen Book 1 / 
 This was such an incredible first book in this series. I have to admit that I picked this book up on a bit of a whim and I am so glad I did. It contains a unique and interesting world, well written and complex characters and an engaging plot. I will say that it is a little bit of a set up book, as there is alot of information. However I wasn’t particularly bothered by the slow start due to the amount of information. Again this is going to be up there on my list of favourite books I’ve read this year. I am so excited for the next book in this series – The Bear and the Serpent which is set to be released in February.

 

The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms / Ken Liu / Dandelion Dynasty Book 1 and 2 / 
Again this is a currently unfinished trilogy – the first two books are out and I have read them both, but the third is yet to be released. I thought that I would mention it anyway. It was a wonderful introduction into this new world with a engaging plot and interesting characters. I have to admit it did take me a little bit to get into it but due to the richness of the world it didn’t bother me too much – it just takes a few chapters to get used to the world and writing style. Again I have a full review of book 1 so I am going to keep this short.

 

Six of Crows / Leigh Bardugo / Six of Crows Book 1 / 
Once again this is a currently unfinished series but the second and final book is released, so I hope to get to it soon. There are some really interesting characters introduced in the first book and the plot was engaging. It is also just a very enjoyable read. I have heard so many good things about this series so I have high hopes for the conclusion.

 

 

The Lord of the Rings trilogy / J. R. R. Tolkien / 
This is a classic trilogy in terms of the fantasy genre and while it is not perfect, it is definitely well worth a read. I found it interesting to see where a lot of inspiration for the fantasy genre came from. It is a dense read and it did take me some time – it does drag in places. Having said that, if you are a big fan of the fantasy genre then I would recommend reading it.

 

I think I am actually starting to run out of fantasy books to recommend now 🙂 but I’m sure I’ll have more to recommend soon. I would love to know whether you guys have any recommendations – I am always up for trying out new fantasy books, but you probably know that already. There are so many fantasy books and series I want to read, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 


5 thoughts on “Recommendations: More Fantasy

  1. I’m actually reading Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky right now, it’s made me interested in the Fantasy he’s written so might take up your suggestion! Thanks for posting 🙂

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      1. I’m enjoying it a lot! It’s definitely put me in the mood to read his fantasy books after I’m done… Sadly though, I have other books in the queue but they’ve definitely been added somewhere along the line!

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