Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Epic Fantasy: 20 Core Titles from Library Journal

Attention Fantasy and Science Fiction readers, this is an exciting blog for you. Library Journal (August 2011, pg 23) magazine suggested some core titles that every library should have in their collection. They suggest 10 classic authors and 10 contemporary authors. My hope is that you find something you have never read. Enjoy your journey! If you suggest any titles please share them in the comments below!


Brooks, Terry - The Shannara Trilogy
The Sword of Shannara (1977)
Elfstones of Shannara (1982)
Wishsong of Shannara (1985)

Donaldson, Stephen R. - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
Lord Foul's Bane (1977)
The Illearth War (1977)
The Power that Preserves (1977)

Eddings, David - The Belgariad
Pawn of Prophecy (1982)
Queen of Sorcery (1982)
Magician's Gambit (1983)
Castle of Wizardy (1984)
Enchanters' End Game (1984)

Feist, Raymond - The Riftwar Saga
Magician: Apprentice (1982)
Magician: Master (1982)
Silverthorn (1985)
A Darkness of Sethanon (1986)

Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time
The Eye of the World (1990)

Kay, Guy Gavriel - The Fionavar Tapestry
The Summer Tree (1984)
The Wandering Fire (1986)
The Darkest Road (1986)

Kurtz, Katherine - The Chornicles of the Deryni
Deryni Rising (1970)
Deryni Checkmate (1972)
High Deryni (1973)

Le Guin, Ursula K. - The Earthsea Saga
A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)
The Tombs of Atuan (1971)
The Farthest Shore (1972)
Tehanu (1990)
Tales from Earthsea (2001)
The Other Wind (2001)

McKillip, Patricia A. - The Riddle of Stars Trilogy
The Riddle-Master of Hed (1976)
Heir of Sea and Fire (1977)
Harpist in the Wind (1979)

Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
The Two Towers (1954)
The Return of the King (1955)


Abercrombie, Joe - The First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself (2007)
Before They Are Hanged (2008)
Last Argument of Kings (2008)

Abraham, Daniel - The Long Prince Quartet
A Shadow in the Summer (2006)
A Betrayal in Winter (2007)
An Autumn War (2008)
The Price of Spring (2009)

Bujold, Lois McMaster - Chalion Series
The Curse of Chalion (2001)
Paladin of Souls (2003)
The Hallowed Hunt (2005)

Carey, Jacqueline - Kushiel's Legacy
The Phedre Trilogy: Kushiels Dart (2001)
Kushiel's Chosen (2002)
Kushiel's Avatar (2003)

Jemisin, N.K. - The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)
The Broken Kingdoms (2010)
The Kingdom of Gods (Oct. 2011)

Martin, George R.R. - A Song of Ice and Fire
Game of Thrones (1996)
Clash of Kings (1999)
A Storm of Swords (2000)
A Feast for Crows (2005)
A Dance with Dragons (2011)

Newton, Mark Charon - Legends of the Red Sun
Nights of Villjamur (2010)
City of Ruin (2011)
The Book of Transformations (2012)

Parker, K.J. - The Engineer Trilogy
Devices and Desires (2005)
Evil for Evil (2006)
The Escapement (2007)

Rothfuss, Patrick - The Kingkiller Chronicles
The Name of the Wind (2007)
The Wise Man's Fear (2011)

Sanderson, Brandon - The Mistborn Trilogy
The Final Empire (2006)
The Well of Ascension (2007)
The Hero of Ages (2008)

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