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Jack from USA
Nothing from Weiss and Hickman, huh? Nevermind that Dragonlance has sold more novels than every series on that list with the exception of Tolkein. Also, no Terry Brooks? No David Eddings? What kind of BS list is this anyway? Dragonlance is objectively speaking a top 10-20 series -- top 20-40 if you are a subjective prat.
Michael from UK
I honestly think any fantasy list without Michael Moorcock is a deeply flawed thing. Charles de Lint is also one of the finest fantasy writers of modern times. Obviously any list of this kind is down to personal taste and we all have our favourites but some of the choices here are just silly. I mean.... Shadow Ops ?....Really?
Andrew from England
I can only assume the non-appearance of Terry Brooks is a mistake.
Zorro from Sweden
Harry Potter <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Arkam from Sri Lanka
I was hoping to see The Wheel of Time in the first 10 since its the best I have ever read.
Garen from Canada
1 3 6 7 are definitely good. Read them.
Terraqua from Netherlands
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn from Tad Williams should definitely be in the top 10 of the list...
PJ from UK
Whereeeee is Joe Abercombie!!!!
Emile from South Africa
The Fionavar Trilogy was my first Fantasy Book - Guy Gavriel Kay seemed to put all his love into it and should have stopped writing when it was finished. In my opinion nothing he has written since has come close to this perfection.
Eladar from Russia
Lacks the books of R. A. Salvatore! Him being my favourite fantasy author, even more than all the ones in the top 10, I just think he deserves a bit more.
Shadowthrone from Itko Kan
Bakker and Abercrombie surely belong in the top twenty... but massive kudos for having Malazan so far up!
Tamzyn from Australia
Why is the Wings of Fire by Tuit T. Sutherland not up there? It is a really good fantasy book.
Tamzyn from Australia
I love Galaxy Trotters keep an eye out for it and the Drudges.
Greg from Australia
Hi, great list. I thought the Axis Trilogy by Sara Douglas was pretty damn good.
Fulvio from Switzerland
Agree with you but I must say that its pretty strange not to have at least a David Gemmell book in the top 10 (I would suggets The Lion of Macedon or Troy)
Russell from USA
Ummm, did I miss Terry Brooks on this list?
Victorianne from Philippines
Where is Prince Nothing??? This is one of my favorite series. Grrr.
Troy from Australia
The Farseer trilogy deserves to be above the Liveship Traders trilogy on this list and where is Raymond Feist?
Andrew from Canada
Harry Potter at #26? Seriously?
Zeeshan from India
@Trent, Broken Empire is on number 20. The list is great I discoverd many new titles to read. My favorite are the Broken Empire series and the Kingkiller series.(Thanks Zeeshan. Trent was correct at the time of comment, there was a bug in the system and Broken Empire wasn't showing. I fixed it and all is now fine. I'm currently reading Wise Man's Fear and agree with your recommendation - Kingkiller series is excellent).
Steve from Canada
This list is flawed. It has some, in my opinion, very questionable choices but I was pleased to see you have Raymond E Feist and David Eddings works listed. You left out The Sword of Shannara or any of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. I can not condone this.
Paul from England
I am astonished that the Empire series (Daughter of the Empire, Mistress of the Empire etc) by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts is not featured. In my opinion, it is better than the Magician Series, even though it was effectively a spin-off.
Michael from UK
Where is Tad Williams epic masterpiece Memory, Sorrow and Thorn? Some strong titles here, but MMT is a stronger and more poetic work than A Song Of Ice And Fire, and a major rival to The Lord Of The Rings. I actually prefer it to anything written by Tolkien. There. I said it!
Veresa from Nigeria
I think the Discworld, Rigante, and Drenai series should definitely be moved up in the list.
Veresa from Nigeria
Brandon Sanderson is my favorite author. The Stormlight Archives and Mistborn series are amazing!
Chris from UK
Nothing by Alasdair Gray, eg Lanark, Poor Things, or A History Maker.
Thomas from USA
Maybe I missed it but the Jeruselam Man should definitely be in the top 40; at least in my opinion. Also, in my bias view all Robin Hobb series should be in the top 25 and Wheel of Time should be top 15. Thank you for not being cliche and drop ASoIaF as #1. Also, thank you for appreciating the awesomeness of Malazan.
David from USA
I'm surprised that with the incredibly high ratings this site gave Pierce Brown's Red Rising and Golden Son neither one is on this list. Red Rising got a 9.7 and Golden Son a 9.9! That's a better grade than almost every other book on this list. Maybe because they're too new. Also, no Ender's Game for God's sake?!(Hi David. We've not reviewed the entire Pierce Brown series yet - when that has been done it looks a dead cert to be included. I think we have Ender's Game classed as purely science fiction at the moment - so that's why it doesn't appear on this list at the moment. Will look into this further. Thanks for your comment - Lee @ Fantasy Book Review)
Dan from Kenya
I am surprised that no mention was made of tge Deverry Cycle series by Katharine Kerr, or any of the books by Elizabeth Moon or Bujold. All well thought out fantasy settings and good story telling!
Trent from USA
Love this list! One question - I notice that while your individual reviews for Mark Lawrence's 'Broken Empire' series are VERY high, the series itself is not listed in the Top 100. Was that intentional or just an oversight? I think it's one of the best modern fantasy series of the last 20 years...(Great spot Trent, it was a data issue that has now been fixed and Broken Empire is - at this moment in time - appearing at #20. Thank you so much - Lee @ Fantasy Book Review)
Yowasie from Uganda
Just impressed by the works of J. K. Rowling And C. S. Lewis.
Keanu from England
I like The Hobbit. I've nearly finished. Try it. It's good :)
Harry from United Kingdom
I like the Harry Potter books. I am at chapter 5 on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
Daniel from UK
I agree with most of the titles on here. If I could make a suggestion it would be to add The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and to move some of the very best David Gemmell up into the top 10.
Krisha from Australia
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is by far my favorite book on Earth, Matilda - Roald Dah, Wizard of Oz - L.Frank Baum and Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol are also excellent books I must say!!!
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