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'The Farseer Trilogy'
by Robin Hobb (1995-97)


More epic sword & sorcery, this time with a distinctly Arthurian heritage. The first book, 'Assassin's Apprentice', has a bastard stablehand with royal blood ending up in training to be an assassin. The hero discovers he has a few dark magic tricks up his sleeve and is perceived by some to be a threat to the throne. Followed in successive years by 'Royal Assassin' and 'Assassin's Quest'.





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'The Black Jewels Trilogy'
by Anne Bishop (1998)


In the first book of the Black Jewels Trilogy, the females of the Blood, a matriarchal society of magic-users, are challenged by the males they enslave. Neither side is terribly nice to the other in this war of the sexes. To top things off, the goodies live in Hell and are led by a guy named Saetan who tries to help out the girl destined for the Blood leadership. Erotic mature-audiences-only fantasy.





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'Symphony of Ages'
by Elizabeth Haydon (2001)


Haydon surprised many when she uncorked one of the best high fantasy series to come along in recent times. The first book, Rhapsody, is a little heavy on background, but the story of a musical "Namer" and her two cohorts pursued from ancient times through fourteen centuries by a fire-born demon is nothing short of enthralling. Be warned though… you will want more.





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'Black Magician Trilogy'
by Trudi Canavan (2001)


Another of the host of fine fantasy authors coming out of Australia, Canavan continues to surprise even herself with her continued success. The Black Magician trilogy well and truly put her on the map internationally. In the first volume the magicians of Imardin go about their annual purge of the city's riff-raff. A girl fights back and, unexpectedly, proves to have the power to do it.





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'Codex Alera'
by Jim Butcher (2004)


In a fantastical revision of the latter Roman Empire, the people of Alera draw their strength from their control of the elemental 'furies' - earth, air, fire, water and metal. Fifteen year old Tavi meanwhile is dealing with a few adolescent furycrafting growing pains. He gets drawn into some Imperial intrigue courtesy of a young female spy. Author on the rise.





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'The Mistborn Trilogy'
by Brandon Sanderson (2006)


Robert Jordan's widow was so taken with the first book in this series that she asked Sanderson to complete the Wheel of Time. A millennium has passed since the Lord Ruler's botched terraforming job left Scadrial ash-cloaked and misty. The Mistborn gain superhuman powers by 'burning' metals internally. Two rebel against oppression in a flurry of court intrigue and high adventure.





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'The First Law'
by Joe Abercrombie (2007)


Abercrombie's debut made a definite international splash, although some critics love to hate this British newcomer. The First Law is a little bit like Tarantino meets Tolkien, with fans of the series flocking in droves to its dark humour and well-drawn characters. The best is almost certainly the eminently quotable antagonist, Inquisitor Glokta. Topnotch medieval sword and sorcery.





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'Kingkiller Chronicle'
by Patrick Rothfuss (2007)


Released to a wave of critical acclaim, a man posing as a humble innkeeper reveals his amazing life story to a biographer named Chronicler who has unearthed his true identity. The debut volume recounts Kvothe's earlier years tracing his path to learning higher magic. Dramatic tension is provided courtesy of the Chandrian, the legendary demons who murdered his family. Outstanding.


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