Well, the title of the post is itself quite explanatory, I’m going to list 10 fantasy trilogies that I think every fantasy fan should read and if you’re not a fantasy fan “shudders, tuts and then shakes head” well, you just might find something that piques your interest on the list!
Now, when I first thought about writing this post I started to simply make a list of fantasy books with the idea that I would list 10 fantasy trilogies and series, however, I ended up with finished trilogies, unfinished trilogies, finished series and unfinished series and I thought damn, that’s a long list so instead for this post I have decided to just give you my top 10 finished trilogies that I have read.
So, in no particular order:
The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie:
- The Blade Itself.
- Before They Are Hanged.
- Last Argument of Kings.
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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey and now hosted by Samantha. You can find more information about it on the Goodreads group page and you can see the Complete List of Wednesday-ers here. This week’s theme is Top 5 Characters You’d Want As Family.
Here goes my top 5:
1. Snorri from Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence (Older brother)
I think Snorri would make an excellent older brother for someone hyperactive and impatient like me. He has that aura of wisdom, incredible levels of patience and determination. With an older brother like Snorri you simply can’t screw up anything (if you listen to his advice and follow his example, that is!)
2. Alica Kendeth (Red Queen) from Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence (Grandmother)
Man, I envied Jalan for having such a badass grandmother. I would most definitely love to have Red Queen as my grandmother and I think I would do a better job than Jalan staying on her good side😀
3. Moiraine Sedai from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (Older sister)
Moiraine has the magic, the charisma, the level-headed cool attitude so she would be a perfect older sister to get me out of tight spots and give me good guidance.
4. Konig Furimmer from Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher (Father)
It’s not just the dude himself but his doppels, too. No one messes with you when your father is Konig and he hynotizes everyone and sets his Doppels loose for the extra mayhem. Where Konig fails, one of his Doppels will take the helm, so it’s a pretty darn good deal.
5. Chade from Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (Uncle)
Who wouldn’t like an uncle who was the King’s master poisoner and assassin? If his face wasn’t ruined with pockmarks I’d want him as my husband, but alas, I’m shallow like that, so uncle it is.
Let me know your top 5 in the comments!
I’m primarily writing this blog post for those people who either on Facebook or on Reddit indicated that they would like to hear a few spoiler-free thoughts on Mark Lawrence’s The Book of the Ancestor trilogy which starts with Red Sister. But I’m also writing this blog post for me. Being involved in the creation of these books was a wonderful experience and this poor blog of mine had been neglected for too long as I tend to spend most of my time and energy on That Thorn Guy. Which I love doing, so it’s really not a complaint, more just an observation.
I started beta-reading for Mark Lawrence over two years ago, when one day he said to me: ‘I’ve written a short story (I foolishly agreed to write 3 for various things) – I’m not sure it works … maybe it does … dunno ……
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