Definitive Heroic Fantasy List

Heroic Fantasy ListOn his blog writer Jeff VanderMeer asks “What would constitute a comprehensive list of the best heroic fantasy ever?”

In the discussion that follows some awesome works are listed:

J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings;  Roger Zelazny’s The Chronicles of Amber;  Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone;  Terry Brooks’s The Sword of Shannara;  Stephen R Donaldson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant;  Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur;  The Epic of Gilgamesh;  Beowulf;  E.R. Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros;  Lloyd Alexander’s The Prydian Chronicles;  Ursula Le Guin’s The Earthsea Trilogy and Jack Vance’s Dying Earth.

And I’m only naming a few that I’ve read. There are many more here that I should take a look at. A few that I haven’t heard of but look interesting include:

Abraham Merritt’s The Moon Pool; William Morris’s The House of the Wolflings and Charles Saunders’s Imaro

Should anyone else read this, feel free to comment with other recommendations.


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