Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fantasy Christmas Tree


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Give me a fantasy book title (make it the author's biggest seller) and I'll put a bauble on the tree scaled (by area) to that book's number of ratings on Goodreads. Let's stick to epic fantasy. One title per person.

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  1. I hope The Black Company is Glen Cook's biggest seller

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  2. King's Dragon, Kate Elliott
    Assassin's Apprentice, Barbara Hambly
    The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
    Range of Ghosts, Elizabeth Bear

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  3. The Way of Kings
    Memory of light
    Wheel of time (Take maybe Eye of the world)
    Mazlan book of the fallen

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  4. I pretty sure that "The Song of Ice and Fire" is G.R.R Martin's biggest seller.

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  5. How about "Assassin's Apprentice" by Robin Hobb

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  6. I'll nominate "The Grim Company" by Luke Scull (I'll even recommend it...).

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  7. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch! It deserves a really sparkly bauble. And to sit beside Prince of Thorns. Which should really have a Necromancers Heart bauble.

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  8. Name of the wind by patrick rothfuss

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  10. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.

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  11. I'm with the two above. The Blade Itself and Name of the Wind.

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  12. Would Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic count as epic? Close enough surely?

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  13. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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  14. The Way of Kings-Brandon Sanders

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  15. Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey :)

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  16. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan :) Take your pick their all good!

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  17. The Way of Kings - Sanderson

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  18. Magician - Raymond Feist. Oh, and Happy Christmas!

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  19. Lamentation - Ken Scholes

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  20. How about The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

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  21. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

    (because Rothfuss and Martin and Abercrombie are already listed, plus I just plain like Jemisin)

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  22. Elric of Melnibone - by Michael Moorcock
    Nine Princes in Amber - by Roger Zelazny
    Gardens of the Moon - by Steven Erikson

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  23. Blood Song - Anthony Ryan , Mistborn: The Final Empire

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  24. Oh, and since no one else mentioned it, The Black Company - Glen Cook

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  25. Gardens of the Moon - The Malazan Book of the Fallen

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  26. The Old Kingdom Trilogy- Garth Nix
    Sabriel
    Lirael
    Abhorsen

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  27. Lord of the Rings... still my favourite :)

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  28. Sword of Truth - Wizard's First Rule, Goodkind ;-) Not as awesome as Prince of Thrones, but still an enjoyable read :p
    (And lol @ suggestion of Twilight as epic fantasy and rofl @ the size of GoT ;-) )

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  29. Hmm are the baubles scaled by diameter, surface area or volume?
    Is the scale linear or logarithmic?

    What would Lord of the Rings look like I wonder - the original fantasy epic?

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  30. The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan

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  31. This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. It is an oldie but a great one. (Can I do this??)

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    1. Will there be a bauble put on the tree for this book?

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    2. Little enough space on the tree just sticking to epic fantasy ... would need a whole new tree for science fiction.

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  32. The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

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    1. I second this!! I believe Michael J. Sullivan definitely has a spot up there. Any book within the Riyria Revelations.

      Might as well mention Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick, in case I didn't see it yet.

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  33. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

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  34. Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

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  35. The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

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  36. All of the above and David eddings The Belgariad and The Malloreon

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  37. Daggerville suggests (since thing will not link to my WordPress account) - Gardens of the Moon - Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson

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  38. Here area few I thought of mate.

    The Once and Future King- TH White
    The Warded Man- Peter Brett
    The Crystal Shard- RA Salvatore
    The Sword of Shannara- Terry Brooks
    The Dragonbone Chair- Tad Williams
    Wizard's First Rule- Terry Goodkind

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  39. Wheel of time or the black magician triology

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  40. The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
    Good Omens - TP & Neil Gaiman
    Legend - Gemmel

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  41. For something not mentioned yet (unless I missed it) and one of my favorites that I read this year.... The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

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  42. Sabriel, The Doomspell Trilogy (because I am still young at heart shh), Inkheart, A Wise Man's Fear, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns. I'm not sure if some of those are epic fantasy, I just went with the first fantasy books off the top of my head :)

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  43. Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

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  44. Eragon by Paolini

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  45. The Dragonbone Chair, by Tad Williams

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  46. The Stormlord Series!!!!!! They were amazing!

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  47. Blood Song. By Anthony Ryan

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  48. I'm gonna go with E.R. Eddisons "The Worm Ouroboros" since it never gets its due for being one of the most influential epics of all time.

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  49. The Drowning City by Amanda Downum.

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  50. the Deverry series, specially the first ones by Katharine Kerr

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  51. The Deverry cycle, specialy the first ones by Katharine Kerr

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  52. How abut Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenent or is it Sci Fi??

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  53. Foundling by D M Cornish.

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