Best of the fantasy book series I've read
I've been a fan of fantasy my entire life. Here are my top five favorites
- •The Chronicles of NarniaThis is a great series for children! And this is, in fact, my own set from childhood. My favorite is book 3 (it's the third to last book that Lewis wrote in the series but the third chronologically). The Horse and His Boy is perhaps the most underrated of the seven books, probably because only a few chapters even take place in Narnia.
- •The Kingkiller ChroniclesI thought I knew what beautiful storytelling was and then I read Patrick Rothfuss. The man spent 13 years perfecting Book 1 of the Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind. Fantasy fans are going berserk for Rothfuss and so are studios. According to his blog, Rothfuss has signed a movie, TV show, video game deal with @Lionsgate. http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2015/10/hollywood-news/. Fans are still anxiously awaiting book 3 and anymore companion novels he'd like to throw us rabid animals.
- •The Queen of the TearlingWow, what a fantastic debut novel from Erika Johansen! This will be the next step in the evolution of fantasy. Although the setting appears medieval, the year is sometime in the 24th century. Emma Watson admitted to not being able to put the book down and now plans to produce and star in a movie version of the franchise.
- •Gentlemen BastardsScott Lynch takes rogue novels to a whole new level in this series. Although the first two books have a severe lack of lasting female characters, he does an excellent job of weaving action, intrigue and a few heists into each book.
- •DiscworldNot really a series so much as a whole universe, Terry Pratchett's words will have you on the floor in a puddle of urine. Comedy and fantasy has never blended so seemlessly. For cursory introductions to his style of humor and the world, try Small Gods or Monstrous Regiment. To start from the beginning try The Color of Magic. The picture is a centerpiece of Discworld from my wedding.