Fantasy Books

Patrick Rothfuss Has Hoodwinked the Entire Fantasy Community

  "The ironist is always only making himself seem to be other than he actually is; thus, just as the ironist hides his jest in earnest, his earnestness in jest, so it may occur to him to pretend to be evil, although he is good." Kierkegaard, The Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates

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13 Books like Eragon to Satisfy Your Epic Fantasy Cravings

If you have recently emerged from Christopher Paolini’s epic fantasy novel and are looking for more books like Eragon, I’ve used my considerable magical powers to conjure essential reading for you. I’m going to assume you are probably already familiar with books such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, but you might

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30 Books Like Harry Potter You Should Read Next

If you loved Harry Potter and are looking for more magic, more schools of wizardry, and more plucky young heroes and heroines then look no further! Here is a pile of books like Harry Potter guaranteed to bedazzle your imagination into the small hours of the morning long after the candle flame has turned to

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11 Books like Throne of Glass with Strong Female Assassins

If you are looking for books like Throne of Glass then rejoice, because your long search has ended—just like Celaena’s exile in the mines. All of these books are filled with scheming nobility, strong females with hidden powers, assassins, and not a few dashing princes and captains. Oh, and tons and tons of fighting.  

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9 Times the Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman Was Surprisingly Fulfilling

If you have any familiarity with The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, you know the books seem to thrive on anticlimax and following established generic tropes only to mercilessly flip them on their head and not fulfill the reader’s expectations. Helplessly ensconced inside binary oppositions, I had a deep love/hate relationship with this entire fantasy

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Everything That Made You Fall Madly In Love with The Kingkiller Chronicles

Do you remember where you were the first time you opened the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicles? Do you remember the long nights where you couldn’t stop touching the pages, and the words couldn’t stop touching you? Did you lose your breath as you finished reading the first page?  I know, you passed out

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Drizzt Do’Urden: 9 Things His Enemies Absolutely Hate About Him

“Greetings, Akar Kessell. I am Drizzt Do’Urden, ranger of Gwaeron Windstrom, guardian of Icewind Dale. I have come to kill you.”  image credit: http://helmuttt.deviantart.com/art/Drow-213021149 Drizzt Do'Urden of Icewind Dale As an insane mage, a blood thirsty goblin, or an ice giant just looking for something to stomp into the cold, hard tundra of

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9 Lyrically Written Books Like the Name of the Wind

We are in the midst of the Golden Age of fantasy literature and people are eagerly looking for more books like the Name of the Wind.  There is a rising demand for stylized prose, puns, lengthy tomes offering the reader a long, rich, and deeply immersive experience, and clever, even unreliable narrators. As a toiling

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Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from the Icewind Dale Trilogy

Since I have been reading through the Icewind Dale fantasy books series, I have come across a number of Drizzt Do’Urden quotes. In a few instances I have cheated a little by adding in some of the surrounding narrative, so while it’s not technically a Drizzt quote, I thought it helpfully enhanced what the drow

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7 Intriguing Books within Fantasy Novels

One of the most interesting things about fantasy novels is the books that the characters within them read.  I think it also provides an interesting glimpse into the mind of fantasy authors, as this is an easy place to slip in a respectful allusion to another writer the author admired. 7 Intriguing Books within Fantasy

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