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December 18, 2017

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Fantasy

 

These are some of our favorite fantasy writers, whose works represent a variety of different styles, along with some suggestions for further reading.

 

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The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon
Bradley, Marion Zimmer

Marion Zimmer Bradley wrote magical fantasy with elements of mythology from a feminist perspective.Also try: C. J. Cherryh, Katharine Kerr, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, Jennifer Roberson, Judith Tarr and Sarah Zettel.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 15 copies

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Moon Called

Moon Called
Briggs, Patricia

Patricia Briggs writes an urban fantasy series with romance elements featuring mechanic Mercedes Thompson. Set in Washington’s Tri-Cities area with werewolves and vampires, the first book is "Moon Called."Also try: Kelley Armstrong, L. A. Banks, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Richelle Mead, J. A. Pitts, Cherie Priest and Kat Richardson.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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First King of Shannara

First King of Shannara
Brooks, Terry

Terry Brooks writes epic fantasy with wizards, elves and other magical creatures in his long-running Shannara series. Start with the prequel, "The First King of Shannara."Also try: Alex Bledsoe, David Eddings, David Gemmell, J. Gregory Keyes, L. E. Modesitt Jr., Margaret Weis and Janny Wurts.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Storm Front

Storm Front
Butcher, Jim

Jim Butcher is best known for his Dresden Files series, which is urban fantasy featuring an enigmatic P.I. Start with "Storm Front." Also try: Mike Carey, Simon R. Green, Kevin Hearne, Tanya Huff, Seanan McGuire, Daniel O’Malley, Michael D. Resnick, Diana Rowland, Rob Thurman and Chuck Wendig.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Autumn Bones

Autumn Bones
Carey, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Carey writes fantasy featuring a strong female protagonist and elements of romance that bend toward the erotic. Also try: Ilona Andrews, Anne Bishop, P. C. Cast, Kate Elliott, Laurell K. Hamilton, Karen Moning, Anne Rice and J. R. Ward.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman is a cult figure in fantasy, with the Sandman graphic-novel series, and dark visions tinged with terror and urban cool.Also try: Piers Anthony, Peter S. Beagle, Jonathan Carroll, Charles de Lint, Joe Hill, Kelly Link, Martin Millar, Michael Moorcock and Mervyn Peake.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 19 copies

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Wizard's First Rule

Wizard's First Rule
Goodkind, Terry

Terry Goodkind is the creator of the epic-fantasy series The Sword of Truth, which features wizards and magic in tales of war and adventure. Start with "Wizard’s First Rule." Also try: Terry Brooks, Blake Charlton, Sara Douglass, David Farland, Raymond E. Feist, Robert Jordan, Margaret Weis and Tad Williams.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 9 copies

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Blood of Dragons

Blood of Dragons
Hobb, Robin

Robin Hobb writes character-driven fantasy filled with intricate plots and political intrigue. Also try: Peter S. Beagle, Stephen R. Donaldson, Kate Elliott, Lynn Flewelling, Ursula K. Le Guin, Micky Zucker Reichert, Patrick Rothfuss and Tad Williams.


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Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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Sister Mine

Sister Mine
Hopkinson, Nalo

Nalo Hopkinson brings Caribbean history and mythology into fantasies featuring strong women of color.Also try: L. A. Banks, Steven Barnes, Tobias Buckell, Charles de Lint, Tananarive Due, Walter Mosley, Gloria Naylor and Patrick Ness.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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The Eye of the World

The Eye of the World
Jordan, Robert

Robert Jordan wrote the long-running Wheel of Time series in the epic-quest fantasy tradition, beginning with "The Eye of the World."Also try: Peter V. Brett, Steven Erikson, David Farland, Terry Goodkind, J. V. Jones, L. E. Modesitt Jr., Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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