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I'll start. "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan.

The whole series is epic to say the least. Fourteen books, a prequel, and more characters than you would want to count provide a rich environment packed full of lore and magic.
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Discworld by Terry prattchet, and I will always love the first fantasy series I ever read The chronicles of narnia.
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I really loved The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold.

And The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley is in contention for most worn out and reread book on my bookshelf, along with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader .
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I liked the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Johnathan Stroud.

Bartimaeus is probably the second most interesting/original fictional character I have ever seen someone write. His wittiness never fails to amuse the reader.

The To aru Majutsu no Index Light novel series is definitely my other favorite book series, though it is technically a light novel series Even though each book is shorter than a non-light-novel, there are over 33 books right now and the series is probably not even half way done. The latest book in the series was the best book I have ever read, beating Candide, Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare, etc. (And this fictional world is much larger than Tolken's so it's extremely huge.) The books are around at least 300 pages (light novel pages).

This series has a very large cast of very dynamic and deep characters. At least four of my favorite fictional characters are from this series and many of the other characters in this series are characters that I really enjoy.

The intricate behind the scenes plot for this series is beyond ridiculous. He usually foreshadows plot twists around 4 books in advance (multiple times) and until you have a lot of experience reading the series, you will likely not be able to notice what is foreshadowed until afterwards. (Sometimes key events in the series are foreshadowed around 30 books early... where you realize it later, but not before). The mysterious writer Kazuma Kamachi is like a machine with how much amazing plot/scenarios he writes and so quickly i.e. he is extremely prolific. The extremely brilliant series of events are intertwined together so far (after 33 books) in a period of just 4 months, and we get to see a vast fictional world that feels very tangible and real to the reader. Furthermore, the ideas covered in this series are extremely interesting and profound which is helped by the fact that some of the basic genres of the series are science fiction, magic, and religion. It's also amazing because the writer writes about literally everything, somehow connects it all, and does is perfectly making me love each book I finish much more than the last one in the series that I read previously, and it introduces me to vast worlds of ideas. New books in the series are published about every four months. Lastly, many of the concepts in the series are taken from real events/myths (kind of like what Shakespeare did) and melded perfectly with his fictional world to make them extremely compelling and original, and to give a more grounded basis to what is happening in the story.

Finally, the final and huge draw to the series is the dystopian "magic side" and the extremely dystopian "academy city" which make the dystopia in 1984 look like a recording of an episode of the Tellytubies. As you progress through the series you learn more about the darker, inkier, noxious depths of these two factions and learn truly dark/surprising/interesting secrets about the world itself.

The main character Touma's ability Imagine Breaker is the other draw of the series, but explaining that would take way way too long... let's just say there are some terrifying secrets to what his power actually is.

Discworld is my #2 favorite series otherwise.
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Posted 3/20/14

cosham wrote:

Discworld by Terry prattchet, and I will always love the first fantasy series I ever read The chronicles of narnia.



I actually have Discworld and plan to read it soon. I'm currently reading "Tha Malazan Book of the Fallen" series by Stephen Erickson. It's 10 books and I'm on number 9. It probably has the most action that I have ever read in a fantasy series and is really pushing to take the number one spot for me.

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Discworld by Prattchet
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I haven't read a ton of fantasy, but The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini is one I will always remember as being a masterpiece
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The inheritance Cycle was really good book in fact i already read it ,lately i mostly read different kind of christian books from Finland in fact i bought one there in Helsinki at http://www.sacrum.fi/ however it was expensive but you can learn a lot spiritually.
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I have to agree with The Wheel of Time, It's such an epic story, and the lore and magic is so well developed.
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I just started GoT, and I love it so far. I am pretty sure I don't have to explain it much, since everyone is crazy over the show
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The dragonlance series is one of the best fantasy series ive ever read forget game of thrones gimme dragonlance tv show
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Posted 4/22/14
The seven realms series by Cinda Williams Chima

She also did the Heir Chronicles which are good

The Door Within Trilogy- Wayne Thomas Batson

The Berinfell Prophecies - Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

Maze Runner Trilogy-James Dashner

Rangers Apprentice- John Flanagan

Alex Rider-Anthony Horowitz

White lion Chronicles-Christopher Hopper

Michael Vey- Richard Paul Evens

Obviously Percy Jackson-Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus-Rick Riordan

Hunger Games- Susan Collins

If you can find these there very good David eddings Belgariad first series and Malloreon Second series of same characters
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The Night Angel Trilogy and the Lightbringer series both by Brent Weeks

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

I have read everything above except the latest book from Peter V. Brett which I am about 1/3rd of the way through.
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Artemis Fowl Series - Eoin Colfer

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series - Douglas Adams

The Demonata Series - Darren Shan

All three are extremely good and are a must read.
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