Recommendations: High Fantasy

I know I write my monthly recommendations posts each month but I haven’t really written an actual recommendation post of a genre I’ve chosen in what feels like ages so without further ado; here are 4 high fantasy recommendations!

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A Song of Ice and Fire

My first three recommendations are all pretty obvious HF recommendations but I think they definitely count.

A Song Of Ice and Fire is quite possibly the most popular and well-known high fantasy series on the market. This series has taken the world by storm, it has an incredibly successful tv show adaptation and a very long graphic novel series. ASOIAF has fans from all over the world; all eagerly awaiting the next book in the eight book series – The Winds of Winter.

I’ve only read books one and two, along with the first part of book 3, and if I’m honest I don’t know if I’m going to continue the series past book 4. However, don’t let that discourage you from picking up the series! I know the books are daunting, I mean book one is 800 pages, and it’s one of the shorter books of the series!

The books are massive and the world is terribly complex, but it is still a really good series! I may not be continuing the series (I just don’t have the time, nor the memory space) but there are some die hard fans out there who love this series, so listen to them; grab the audiobook or turn on the tv show and give this series a go!

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The Kingkiller Chronicle

It took me roughly ten months and a reading slump to read The Name of The Wind. Since then, I must confess I haven’t actually continued the series. he reason for that is simple though – time and the lack of a third instalment.

So far this trilogy has two book out and a novella. Someday I shall continue this trilogy but as far as I’m concerned that could be in a few years to come, as book the novella, which is set after the second book came out in 2014 with book two having been released in 2011.

You may look at the amount of time it took me to finish this and expect that I didn’t like it. But, the truth is, I loved it. It had an amazing beginning and an awesome ending. I tired myself out too quickly and naturally, got stuck in the middle. Give me some credit, this book is nearly 700 pages long!

This is a unique, and mesmerszing high fantasy novel. It has its issues but overall I think it’s a pretty good novel. Also, I do believe this trilogy is becoming a tv series so that might help to persuade you guys to pick this one up!

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Mistborn

I read this trilogy last year and absolutely loved it. I read The Final Empire, the first novel in the series and fell in love with Brandon Sanderson’s world building and his writing. TFE is one of my top 5 favourite novels and Brandon Sanderson is one of my top 3 favourite authors. Either way I definitely recommend his works.

Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere universe is also in talks for a film series. I don’t know how it would translate into film but I do think it would look really cool to see the amazing world and the phenomenal magic system on screen.

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Strange The Dreamer

I read this back in April and have some pretty mixed feelings about it. I read Laini Taylor’s Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy and now this, yet I still can’t tell if I actually like her writing style.

What I do know is that I love how she builds her worlds and how complex and frankly, awesome her characters are. I wasn’t too sure how I would feel about Strange The Dreamer, until I started it. Part one of Strange is in the persepctive of Lazlo Strange, a librarian. Honestly, the first part of this novel was like if the Atlantis films and The Name of The Wind had a child. I enjoyed this book for the most part but sort of stopped enjoying it towards the tail end of the book. I know that I will be reading the next book in this series so I have pretty high hopes but I think it will have to determine my future with Laini Taylor’s novels.

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Do you have any high fantasy recommendations? Have you read any of these HF books?

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10 thoughts on “Recommendations: High Fantasy

    • I enjoyed them both (but moreso Mistborn)! You shouldn’t be intimidated by the books, they’re really easy to get through and I actually managed to get through the mistborn books in a few days each.

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