Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog post for the month of October.
A lot of people love "best of" lists, and I'm no different. Of course such lists are very subjective. Nevertheless, nothing incites discussion and interest when it comes to things such as books, as calling out one's favourites. For this month's blog post I have a special list, where I note my all-time favourite opening installments in a fantasy series. These books are not ranked in any particular order - just know that they are those that made the cut as my top-ten.
Many of the series these books are part of are, no surprise, some of my most beloved fantasy series ever. In several instances, I liked the second or third or other books in the series better than the first. Still, in some cases, the overall body of work for the series did not quite crack my top ranking.
Regardless, these books are dynamite, iconic, my favourite first installments, and I still think about them, long after reading them. These books often truly launched the careers of the writers who wrote them, turning them into household names among fantasy readers. The ten novels I have listed below have certainly made a huge impact on me, as both a reader and a writer.
With my ranking, I've tried to include a short review, to elaborate on why each book is so great.
Hopefully this top ten list will inspire you to add these wonderful books to your TBR! Or perhaps my list will motivate you to consider your own top ten list, and perhaps re-read some old favourites or recommend them to a friend, and ultimately, hopefully read more fantasy books!
Please feel free to comment on this and future blogs and I will be sure to get back to you. Chat soon!
P.L. Stuart's Blog
I am a Canadian high fantasy author. My debut novel, A Drowned Kingdom - first in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, is now available! Book 2 in The Drowned Kingdom Saga, The Last of the Atalanteans, is now available here!