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'The Arthurian Saga'
by Mary Stewart (1970)


Beginning with 'The Crystal Cave' in 1970, Mary Stewart took readers on the best-known of the Arthurian epics, focusing on the story of Merlin. The novels trace Merlin's role in the coming of Arthur through to the fateful end. Stewart's novels are astonishingly complex and laced with historical detail. Those looking for an easier read may want to stick with Marion Zimmer Bradley.





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The Forgotten Beasts Of Eld
by Patricia A McKillip (1975)


After her father dies the only company a young sorceress has are a menagerie of magical animals. She gets drawn into a vengeful quest in the human world when a baby comes into her care. A World Fantasy Award winner and a good place to start for those lacking the time and patience to tackle McKillip's epic 'Riddle-Master' series first up.





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'The Book of Swords' Trilogy
by Fred Saberhagen (1983-84)


Saberhagen could teach the new school a thing or two about telling a good story without all the dross and padding. The gods scatter 12 magical swords around the world to have a bit of fun while mortals fight over them. Each gives its wielder a unique ability, such as incredibly good luck or being able to overcome any other weapon. Available together in an omnibus volume.





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'The Fionavar Tapestry'
by Guy Gavriel Kay (1984)


Light versus dark again, as five university students find their way to the First of All the Worlds courtesy of a wizard. The first of three volumes in the 'Fionavar Tapestry' and well up to Kay's consistently high standards. There are dwarves, wizards, gods and lots of destiny - all the stuff of a truly great fantasy epic. The first volume should prompt most to check out the whole trilogy.





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'Howl's Moving Castle'
by Diana Wynne Jones (1986)


Perhaps Jones' best known work, thanks largely to the animated film adaptation by Hayao Miyazaki. In the magical land of Ingary the extraordinary is commonplace. Following a half-century of quiet the Witch of the Waste is set to return. Sophie Hatter's mundane existence is about to change when the moving castle of the Wizard Howl shows up. Nice harmless fun for teens.





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'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn'
by Tad Williams (1988-93)


Standard fantasy epic series 'Memory, Sorrow & Thorn' starts when the High King of Osten Ard dies and a kitchen helper turned magician's apprentice tries to sort out some princely sibling rivalry. By the end of the first book, 'The Dragonbone Chair', he has worked out how to be a hero and there are plenty of loose ends for the sequel. Best read as a series.





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'The Coldfire Trilogy'
by C S Friedman (1991)


Friedman's territory is the blurred area between good and evil. A writer of epic fantasies with a few sci-fi trimmings, 'Black Sun Rising' is the first book in the 'Coldfire Trilogy'. On the colony planet Erna seismic disruptions wreak havoc and a natural force known as "the fae" preys on the human mind. A priest and sorcerer at odds with each other reluctantly join forces to battle ultimate evil.





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Wars of Light and Shadow
by Janny Wurts (1994)


The first 'Arc' of the 'Wars of Light and Shadow' finds two feuding brothers reluctantly teaming up to take on the evil Mistwraith which has cursed the land of Athera for more than 500 years. Despite the guidance of the Fellowship of Sorcerers the Mistwraith manages to disrupt the uneasy alliance. Typical epic sword & sorcery that may appeal to fans of this sort of stuff.


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