I adore fantasy, in all of it's various incarnations but there are still a few I've yet to read...ones that I quite often get lovingly shouted at for not reading. So in preparation...SORRY. Being a university I've struggled at times to get around to reading things for pleasure so when I do I tend to go for short and fast paced...which quite often epic fantasies are not...Hopefully I'll manage to get through
1. Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Speaking of huge fantasy novels....The Name of The Wind. From the descriptions I've heard I'm 90% sure I'm going to love this but you could bludgeon a man with this novel! It's huge. But I am determined to read it, simply because I've never read a book like it before. The main character Kvothe spends the series recounting his life from childhood through to present day and how he became so infamous. I'm really looking forward to having the time to read this one.
I've heard so much about The Lies of Locke Lamora, mainly from Sam (Of Thoughts on Tomes) and similarly to The Name of the Wind I know I'm going to enjoy this. In fact, assume I'll most likely enjoy all of the books on this list. Locke is part of a band of thieves, a rather notorious band of thieves from which no noble is safe. I get slight Robin Hood vibes from the premise of this novel.
I seem to go for novels with groups of 'loveable' criminals. The Prince of Thorns fits perfectly into this category. Our main character Jorg has been raised by the Thorns and now leads them. In a world governed by chaos Jorg leads the Thorns as the raid and commit atrocities. Able to master the living and the dead Jorg is all but invincible... until he is forced to return to his childhood home.
Madness and Chaos is the only way I can describe this novel, this entire series really. Set in a world supported by a giant turtle with an inept wizard, a naive tourist and dragon with a Tinkerbell like complex. I have no words, other than I can't wait to read this.
I've been told to read this series and have been met with horrified stares when I said I hadn't read any of his books. I know they're exactly what I look for in a book and there are so many books set within this world. Not just the Mistborn trilogy but the spin off series and novels. I always love a good comprehensive universe, take the MCU for instance.
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS. I'm so excited to read this series, not just because the books look beautiful but because there are dragons. They're probably my favourite mythical creatures. I love how differently they're depicted across media and I'm so excited to see how they're going to be presented in this series.
Similar to The Colour of Magic, Dune sounds utterly mad. I can't even fathom what this book is about but it has been heralded as one of the first sci-fi novels and a classic. Oh, I think there is a worm of some kind.