Thursday, 16 January 2014

Random competition - win a mug or T-shirt!



[Competition closed! Winner = berndlau in Germany. Mug chosen, sent, & received!]


So, because I have mugs & T-shirts to give away ... a random contest.

To celebrate the imminent milestones of 300 ratings for Prince of Thorns on UK Amazon

and 450 ratings for Prince of Thorns on US Amazon

all you have to do to enter is give (in the comments on this blog) the title of and link to a fantasy book on Amazon US that has MORE than 450 ratings, or a fantasy book on Amazon UK that has more than 300 ratings.

This is a lot easier to do on Amazon US!

BUT it can't be one that someone has already given! So check what people have put.

The contest ends when Prince of Thorns has more than 450 ratings on Amazon US & more than 300 ratings on Amazon UK - the prize will be awarded randomly. You can choose mug or T-shirt.



80 comments:

  1. Assassin's Apprentice, Robin Hobb. :)

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    1. wot, no link? She only just makes it on Amazon UK! (318)

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    2. www.amazon.com/J-R-R-Tolkien-4-Book-Boxed-Tie-/dp/0345538374/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389886554&sr=1-3&keywords=the+lord+of+the+rings

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    3. Ack, why did the links fail? Here: http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Apprentice-Farseer-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B000FBFMG6/ UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Assassins-Apprentice-The-Farseer-Trilogy/dp/0006480098/

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    4. Raising Steam! Terry Pratchett. (481 @ .uk)
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raising-Steam-Discworld-novel-Novels-ebook/dp/B00DSO9RMC/ref=zg_bs_279254_8

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  2. Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. 1234 reviews
    http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Song-Book-Ravens-Shadow-ebook/dp/B00ABKGG0C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389887184&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+song

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  3. The Name of the WInd by Patrick Rothfuss :) http://www.amazon.com/The-Name-Wind-Kingkiller-Chronicles/dp/0756404746/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y

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  4. Blood Song, by Anthony Ryan.

    http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Song-Ravens-Shadow-Novel/dp/0425267695/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389887744&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+song

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  5. The Way of Kings - Sanderson 1,350 reviews/ratings

    http://www.amazon.com/Way-Kings-Stormlight-Archive/dp/0765365278/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389888029&sr=1-12&keywords=fantasy

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  6. Wizard's First Rule.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wizards-First-Rule-Sword-Truth/dp/0812548051/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389888840&sr=8-2&keywords=sword+of+truth

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  7. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Northern-Lights-His-Dark-Materials/dp/1407130226/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389888860&sr=1-1&keywords=northern+lights

    Philip Pullman - Northern Lights.

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  8. Seems like low-hanging fruit, but The Lord of the Rings.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-50th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0618517650/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389889023&sr=8-1&keywords=the+lord+of+the+rings

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  9. Scott Lynch "The lies of Locke Lamora"
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+lies+of+locke+lamora&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athe+lies+of+locke+lamora

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  10. Argh I need to look closer, someone already did LotR. I change my entry to The Daylight War :).

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Daylight-War-Three-Demon/dp/0345524152/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389889134&sr=8-2&keywords=the+warded+man

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  11. Scott Lynch "The Lies of Locke Lamora"

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+lies+of+locke+lamora&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Athe+lies+of+locke+lamora

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    1. Taken! & you can't use the UK version cos it doesn't have >300 ratings!

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  12. P.V. Brett - The Painted Man

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Painted-Demon-Cycle-Book/dp/0007492545/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389889119&sr=8-1&keywords=the+warded+man

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  13. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0553593714/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1389889310&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40


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  14. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (540 reviews on the version I checked)

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Blade-Itself-First-Book-ebook/dp/B002VHI8FE/ref=wp_bs_1_B00CKD6YZK_kindle_edition

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  15. The Hobbit or there and back again. J.R.R. Tolkien

    http://www.amazon.com/Hobbit-There-Back-Again/dp/054792822X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389889686&sr=1-3&keywords=the+hobbit+books

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  16. A memory of Light

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Memory-Light-Book-Wheel-Time/dp/1841498718/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389889863&sr=1-1&keywords=wheel+of+time

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  17. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

    http://amzn.com/B002U3CCYM

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  18. The Alloy of Law http://www.amazon.com/The-Alloy-Law-Mistborn-Novel/dp/0765368544/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389890962&sr=8-1&keywords=alloy+of+law+by+brandon+sanderson

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  19. http://www.amazon.com/Gardens-Moon-Malazan-Book-Fallen-ebook/dp/B002KYHZLQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389891094&sr=8-2&keywords=gardens+of+the+moon

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  20. Mariano Maldonado16 January 2014 at 09:00

    Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rivers-London-1/dp/0575097582/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389891569&sr=8-1&keywords=rivers+of+london

    Can I do more than one I have loads of these?

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  21. the name of the wind - Patrick Rothfuss

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Name-Wind-Kingkiller-Chronicle/dp/0575081406/ref=sr_1_42?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389891458&sr=1-42

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    1. Rivers of London has more ratings than Name of the Wind on UK Amazon! Surprising.

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    2. Mariano Maldonado16 January 2014 at 09:12

      You're welcome ; )

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  22. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

    http://www.amazon.com/Wise-Mans-Fear-Kingkiller-Chronicle/dp/0756407915/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389891847&sr=1-1&keywords=wise+mans+fear

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  23. The Passage by Justin Cronin - http://www.amazon.com/Passage-Trilogy-Justin-Cronin-ebook/dp/B003F3PM7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389893052&sr=8-1&keywords=the+passage

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  24. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
    http://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Narnia-C-S-Lewis/dp/0066238501/ref=sr_1_52?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389898792&sr=1-52

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  25. Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Not typical 'fantasy', more supernatural noir, but I like it. His Codex Alera series was another great read, but alas, not enough ratings.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Days-Dresden-Files-Novel-ebook/dp/B0090UOJAI/ref=la_B001H6U718_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389898839&sr=1-4

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  26. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass - http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Compass-His-Dark-Materials/dp/0440418321/ref=la_B000AQ74C6_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389898422&sr=1-2

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  27. Raymond E Feist - Magician, 381 reviews on Amazon UK.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magician-Riftwar-Saga-Raymond-Feist/dp/0586217835/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1389901070&sr=1-50

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  28. Eragon- Christopher Paolini-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eragon-Book-One-Inheritance-cycle/dp/0552552097/ref=sr_1_77?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389901274&sr=1-77

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  29. A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin - 539 ratings on Amazon US

    http://www.amazon.com/Wizard-Earthsea-Cycle/dp/B00BQA7O9I/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389902702&sr=1-2&keywords=a+wizard+of+earthsea

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  30. The Gruffalo - Some awesome Fantasy!!!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gruffalo-Julia-Donaldson/dp/1405005181/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389903032&sr=1-5&keywords=fantasy+books

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  31. The Daylight War by Peter V Brett
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Daylight-Demon-Cycle-Book-ebook/dp/B008ZUFM0U/ref=pd_sim_kinc_9

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  32. Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle - 627 reviews

    http://www.amazon.com/Howls-Moving-Castle-Diana-Wynne/dp/0061478784/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389903133&sr=8-3&keywords=howls+moving+castle

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  33. I could have chosen the easy option, and chosen a certain sparkling vampire (s'cuse me while I scrub my eyes with a brillo pad), but I had to pick one I like:

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alice-Wonderland-Lewis-Carroll-ebook/dp/B003A83VUK - 568 reviews.

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  34. The blinding knife! Brent weeks.

    http://www.amazon.com/Blinding-Knife-Lightbringer-Brent-Weeks/dp/0316068144/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389907740&sr=8-1&keywords=the+blinding+knife

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    1. this has less than 450 ratings!

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    2. My bad that has 410. for some reason I thought it said more.

      Elantris by Brandon sanderson
      http://www.amazon.com/Elantris-Brandon-Sanderson/dp/0765350378/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389907989&sr=8-1&keywords=elantris

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  35. City of bones - Cassandra Clare
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1406307629/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1389908587&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

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  36. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson/Olympians 1)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Percy-Jackson-Lightning-Thief-Olympians/dp/0141346809/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389909931&sr=1-1&keywords=percy+jackson

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  37. Everflame - Dylan Peters

    http://www.amazon.com/Everflame-Dylan-Peters-ebook/dp/B008QZMX7E/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389910831&sr=1-4&keywords=epic+fantasy

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  38. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley http://www.amazon.com/Mists-Avalon-Marion-Zimmer-Bradley/dp/0345350499/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389907146&sr=8-4&keywords=Marion+Zimmer+Bradley

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  39. His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik

    http://www.amazon.com/Majestys-Dragon-Temeraire-Naomi-Novik-ebook/dp/B000GCFBQA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389915816&sr=8-1&keywords=his+majesty%27s+dragon

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  40. http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Puffin-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B006MDW0Y8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389921138&sr=8-1&keywords=a+wrinkle+in+time

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  41. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
    http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Locke-Lamora-Gentleman-Bastards-ebook/dp/B000JMKNJ2/ref=pd_sim_kstore_8

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    1. Steelheart by brandon sanderson
      http://www.amazon.com/Steelheart-Reckoners-Brandon-Sanderson-ebook/dp/B00ARHAAZ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390019463&sr=1-1&keywords=steelheart+brandon+sanderson

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  42. Mockingjay suzanne collins http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1407139819/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1389908155&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

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  43. The Third Kingdom - Terry Goodkind

    http://www.amazon.com/Third-Kingdom-Terry-Goodkind/dp/0765335999/

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  44. (Here is a non kindle entry that is also not a kid book)
    Magicians

    http://www.amazon.com/Magicians-Lev-Grossman-ebook/dp/B002AU7MJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389946748&sr=8-1&keywords=the+magicians

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  45. Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Alloy-Law-Mistborn-Novel/dp/0765368544/ref=pd_sim_b_84

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  46. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1,504 reviews)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Potter-Philosophers-Stone-Rowling/dp/0747558191/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389952689&sr=1-1&keywords=harry+potter+books

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  47. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Discovery-Witches-All-Souls-Trilogy/dp/0755374045/ref=sr_1_141?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389952504&sr=1-141

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  48. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon 3,240 reviews
    http://www.amazon.com/Cross-Stitch-Outlander-Diana-Gabaldon-ebook/dp/B000FC2L1O/ref=sr_1_28?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389969758&sr=1-28

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  49. American Gods: Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman
    http://www.amazon.com/American-Gods-Authors-Preferred-Text/dp/0062080237/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1389976070&sr=8-4&keywords=neil+gaiman

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  50. Shogun by James Clavell
    http://www.amazon.com/Shogun-James-Clavell/dp/0440178002/ref=wp_bs_1_B00CJ17VZ0_mass_market

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  51. Mistborn Trilogy - http://www.amazon.com/Mistborn-Trilogy-Boxed-Hero-Ascension/dp/076536543X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389986335&sr=8-2&keywords=mistborn+trilogy

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  52. charlie and the chocolate factory counts as fantasy, right?
    http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Chocolate-Factory-Roald-Dahl/dp/0142410314/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389992497&sr=1-1&keywords=charlie+and+the+chocolate+factory

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  53. Neverwhere: A Novel, by Neil Gaiman
    http://www.amazon.com/Neverwhere-Novel-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0060557818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389993182&sr=1-1&keywords=neverwhere+neil+gaiman

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  54. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (490 Reviews)
    http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Autumn-Twilight-Dragonlance-Chronicles/dp/0786915749/ref=pd_sim_b_39

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    1. The random number gods picked you! Email me at empire_of_thorns@yahoo.co.uk with your address and I'll send you a mug or a T-shirt - your choice :)

      Delete
  55. Towers of Midnight:
    http://www.amazon.com/Towers-Midnight-Book-Thirteen-Wheel-ebook/dp/B003P8Q5QC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390080132&sr=1-2&keywords=Towers+of+Midnight

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  56. Graceling (Kristin Cashore) - 938 reviews on Amazon US

    http://www.amazon.com/Graceling-Kristin-Cashore-ebook/dp/B002VCR03A/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390081631&sr=1-2&keywords=graceling+by+kristin+cashore

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  57. The Book of Deacon because it has over 700 reviews and is free. www.amazon.com/Book-Deacon-Joseph-Lallo-ebook/dp/B0036FTF4S/

    This one because, well why not. www.amazon.com/Unicorns-Are-Jerks-coloring-exposing/dp/1477468528/

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  58. Snuff by Terry Pratchett (418 reviews)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snuff-Discworld-Novel-39-Novels-ebook/dp/B00563M11M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390121771&sr=1-1&keywords=snuff+pratchett

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  59. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21787.The_Princess_Bride

    One for all the family!

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  60. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
    http://www.amazon.com/Artemis-Fowl-cover-Eoin-Colfer/dp/1423124529/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390125349&sr=8-2&keywords=artemis+fowl

    (I'm surprised that no-one mentioned a particular vampire romance book that I'm personally not particularly fond of. But it's superfamous... :D)

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  61. Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara
    http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Shannara-Terry-Brooks/dp/0345314255/ref=la_B000APZAHI_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390147814&sr=1-6

    Twas one of the first fantasy novels I read in high school along with Lord of the Rings and RA Salvatore.

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  62. Also really shocked/disappointed to see David Gemmell's Legend not have high enough numbers of reviews.

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  63. Eragon: Book One (The Inheritance cycle) 330

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eragon-Book-One-Inheritance-cycle/dp/0552552097/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390815507&sr=1-1&keywords=eragon

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  64. Wicked By Gregory Maguire http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Years-1-Gregory-Maguire-ebook/dp/B005NAD7AC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391260447&sr=8-2&keywords=Wicked%3A+The+Life+and+Times+of+the+Wicked+Witch+of+the+West

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