From the list on fantasy that made me say ‘wow!'.
Who am I?
I have been writing fantasy professionally for more than twenty-five years, and have published novels of epic fantasy, contemporary urban fantasy, supernatural thriller, and (as D.B. Jackson) historical fantasy. I have devoted my professional life to the genre because I love writing about magic and the people who wield it. I believe fantasy novels should thrill and intrigue, but also touch our emotions, and carry us through narratives with beautiful writing. That is what I try to do with my books, and that is what draws me to the novels I have listed here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
David's book list on fantasy that made me say ‘wow!'
Why did David love this book?
Guy Gavriel Kay has long been my favorite fantasy author, and really I could list any one of his novels here and make a convincing case for why you ought to read it.
His work is just that good. His prose is vivid and exquisite, his storylines are filled with intrigue and tension, his characters and settings are rich, complex, and heartbreakingly real.
Tigana is a stand-alone fantasy that pits a small cadre of men and women against a powerful emperor-sorcerer who seeks to wipe their homeland from their world and from memory itself.
It is, in my opinion, the finest fantasy novel of the 20th century. And the ending will simply blow your mind.