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As it’s a freebie, I decided to give you 10 books by my favourite authors that turned me into fans of their works and or/ introduced me to a whole new genre.
Medalon. Demon Child Trilogy 1 / Jennifer Fallon –> I loved it so, so much, I had to get the second and third parts of the trilogy immediately. So as of now I know all of Fallon’s books and am waiting patiently for the second part of the Lyre Thief Trilogy. She was also the first Aussie Fantasy author I read 🙂
One of the many things I like about her books: Slow burn Love Stories!
Ship of Magic. Liveship Traders Trilogy 1 / Robin Hobb –> My love for Robin Hobb’s books started with the Liveship Trader Trilogy. I had the books in German and loved everything about them! At first I wasn’t that eager to start her other books but after a friend talked me into reading Assassin’s Apprentice, I couldn’t stop. As of now, I have read all of her works written as Robin Hobb, apart from the Soldier Son Trilogy and am waiting for the last book of the Fitz & Fool Trilogy.
One of the many things I like about her books: Her Dragons!
A Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire 1 / George R. R. Martin –> Introduced me to dark, epic High Fantasy with tons of characters. I was blown away! Probably the first book I read in which no one is safe and even heroes can die. Made me start a lot of books that sounded similar.
One of the many things I liked about the books: Grey characters! Grey characters everywhere!
Gardens of the Moon. The Malazan Book of the Fallen 1 / Steven Erikson –> Started it after ASOIAF as I was looking for another epic, long Fantasy series. It is different, but just as good. Those 2 are probably my all-time favourite Fantasy Series. It’s complicated and annoyed me sometimes, but all in all, it impressed me, and I started re-reading the whole thing. It also made me read more books about mercenaries, like The Black Company, as I liked the ones Erikson created so much.
One of the many things I liked about the book: Funny & witty dialogues, especially between the soldiers.
Lightning’s Daughter. Dark Horse 2 / Mary H. Herbert –> Always, as it was, even more than Harry Potter, the reason why I stuck with Fantasy. It will always have a special place in my heart 😀
One of the many things I liked about the book: Flying horses and the cat with golden eyes^^
The Gunslinger / Stephen King –> It wasn’t my first book by King. I already read Firestarter and The Green Mile. I liked them, but wouldn’t call them my favourites. The Gunslinger, as the start of the Dark Tower Series, made me a fan of King’s books and now I am trying out almost everything he ever wrote. The only one so far, I didn’t like was It.
One of the many things I liked about the book: Bromance.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Millennium Series 1 / Stieg Larsson –> Made me realize, that I do like to read some Thrillers sometimes. Before that I never thought about trying one. But this whole trilogy was so good and exciting, I wanted similar stuff after it. It made me interested especially in Scandinavian Literature.
One of the many things I liked about the book: The atmosphere created. It really scared me! This one scene with the cat? Don’t read it at night when you are alone at home!
The Colour of Magic. A Discworld novel / Terry Pratchett –> Introduced me to the Discworld and its many colourful characters. I am re-reading the whole Series at the moment.
One of the many things I liked about the book: The ideas! A walking luggage, that’s eating people? Why not! A disc on 4 elephants on a giant turtle walking/flying through the universe? Yes!!
The Final Empire. Mistborn Trilogy 1 / Brandon Sanderson –> After I disliked Elantris and never wanted to read Sanderson again. I would have missed so much, if I hadn’t picked it up!
One of the many things I liked about the book: His innovative magic systems.
Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone / Joanne K. Rowling –> And I didn’t want to read them first. At this point (I think I was 11-12 hen I started), I was more into Teenie-Romance stuff and Horse books.
One of the many things I liked about the book: The Magic School!