I just started the audiobook for Gardens of the Moon, which is an epic fantasy I somehow haven’t got around to yet. Then again, it’s not *somehow*, it’s just that I’m behind on ALL MY READING LISTS.
Gardens of the Moon is a 1999 epic fantasy book written by Steven Erikson, the first in a huge series that is complemented by Ian C. Esslemont’s series. Both are set in the same world and were conceived by the authors back in the 1980s. There’s so much to dive into with this series and I can’t wait to follow the storyline!
The narrator of GOTM is wonderful! If you’re like me and have to really, really like a narrator to listen to an entire book, this one is definitely recommended! Ralph Lister is a fantastic narrator and brings the universe of this book to life so wonderfully.
After Gardens of the Moon, I want to get started on a few classics of the genre. There’s a whole load of epic fantasy books I want to dive into, but probably the top of the list is The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
For years now I’ve wanted to read Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time series but kept procrastinating because of just how BIG the series is. When I first saw them as a child I was so intimidated, but I desperately want to read them as everyone I know who has read them absolutely loves them. Has anyone else read The Wheel of Time?
I have heard so many good things about this series, as the consensus is that the books are very long, very well plotted and incredibly intricate. Just my cup of tea! And with each book looking around a 1000 pages each, epic might be an understatement! 😉
I’ve heard that there’s a TV series coming for this book, so I’d like to at least read the first one before the show starts, but we shall see.
In addition to Robert Jordan, there are some big name authors whose works I’ve been meaning to read for years and haven’t yet. I see Mark Lawrence, Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss rec’d in every epic fantasy circle, so their books have definitely piqued my interest! All these books look so great that I don’t know where to start.
Has anyone read these? I know Brandon Sanderson also penned the final books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, so I really want to read his own series, too.
I’d love to know what epic fantasy book others recommend! I need more to add to my reading list. I’d love hidden gems especially!