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The Books I Picked & Why

Legend: Book One of the Drenai Saga

By David Gemmell

Legend: Book One of the Drenai Saga

Why this book?

David Gemmell has a way of hooking you into his novels. It was with Legend that I found my passion for fantasy, reading about Druss in his tales of courage and sacrifice, the bitterness he endured, and the fame he got for it. This tale will take you on a journey you did not even know you wanted to take.


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The Crippled God

By Steven Erikson

The Crippled God

Why this book?

If you like to be toyed with emotionally, pick up this novel. It will make you want to cry, laugh, turn away in disgust while wanting more. I have never had a book play with my emotions so much, especially when reaching the end and knowing the series was finished. As the tenth and final book of the Malazan book of the fallen, I tip my hat to Steven Erikson for his creation. Some of the best characters I have come to love are from this series. I loved every second of it.


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Magician: Apprentice

By Raymond E. Feist

Magician: Apprentice

Why this book?

Raymond E. Feist managed to get it right by making you grow with Pug in this fantastic novel of bravery and sacrifice. Pug will crawl into your heart and you will wish to defend him on his trials. A great novel to start the series and take you even further into a magical world filled with endless possibilities.


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Blood of Elves

By Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves

Why this book?

Stunning character visualization and world-building make for a good read. Throw in some good humor, some daring fights and beasts to slay, and a plot filled with twists and you have yourself a great read. Andrzej Sapkowski has done a fantastic job of carving great characters for your enjoyment.


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The Seventh Gate

By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

The Seventh Gate

Why this book?

A tremendous conclusion to the Death Gate Cycle series. All that is needed is to enter the final gate and this brings new and old enemies to their doorstep. Magic has greater meaning than in this tale. A tale of treachery and heroism awaits you, take the leap through the seventh gate…


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