My list of my Top 5 Fantasy Books choice was easy to compile. I have walked around with a only slightly changing list of my top novelists so I merely had to recall that. Please note that is list does not go in any particular order rather each selection is meant to stand alone as one my favourites.
Steven Erikson’s Deadhouse Gates A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen Though this is book 2 of the series it like all of the books housed in this series can be read alone, as the size and depth of this world is beyond imagination. This is my favourite by far thus a full review is coming.
Guy Gavriel Kay’s A Song for Arbonne My Favourite by my favourite author. So good that I cried at parts. Heroism at its best. I’m going to reread this soon!
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Game of Thrones Book 1 I hesitated to put this here as the HBO series makes it an obvious choice, yet the truth remains, this is an outstanding read and I cannot wait for him to release a new book; which may be forever and a day from now. Any fan of his written work knows that statement to be true.
Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Chosen Sexy and heroic! Need I say more? Jacqueline Carey mixes court intrigue with religion, sensualness and battle. I could not put this book down. It is the second in the series but remains my favourite. A full review can be expected at a later date.
Ian C. Esslemont’s Return of the Crimson Guard A Novel of the Malazan Empire the second writer of the Malazan empire has been just as impressive as his counterpart. This is the book that really crowned his achievement. At times the two voices of this series seems as one. Which I guess makes sense since they created this world together.