Top 100 Fantasy Books

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1. The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders trilogy has it all – intricate plot, realistic characters and a sense of magic. Admiration of Hobb’s work is widespread; Steven Erikson describes her as a “subtle and clever writer”, George RR Martin believes that The Liveship Traders trilogy surpasses even The Farseer Trilogy. Orson Scott Card hails Hobb as “one of the best fantasy writers ever” and goes on to say that “for years I recommended her “Ship” books (Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, Ship of Destiny) to beginning fantasy writers as an example of how to create truly original magic universes with strong characters and gripping storylines.”

2. Earthsea Saga by Ursula Le Guin
Ursula Le Guin’s creation, Earthsea – an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power – is an acknowledged masterpiece.

3. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. The Lord of the Rings is the best known as most enjoyed fantasy book of all time. If you have never read this, or The Hobbit before, then you are in for a real treat!

4. A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
The most potent and rewarding fantasy series of recent years. An epic story of war and betrayal, intrigue and magic colliding to shape destinies and give birth to legends.

5. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series is a continuous history of a world not totally unlike our own, except that it is a flat disc carried on the backs of four elephants astride a giant turtle floating through space, and that it is peopled by, among others, wizards, dwarves, soldiers, thieves, beggars, vampires and witches. Within the history of Discworld, there are many individual stories which can be enjoyed in any order. But reading them in the sequence in which they were written can increase your enjoyment through the accumulation of all the fine detail that contributes to the teeming imaginative complexity of this brilliantly conceived world.

6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The year is 1806 and the country is England. The Napoleonic wars are raging in France and magic, an academic subject only, is no longer practised. A street peddler foretells of a prophesy of the return of magic to England, which has been dead since the disappearance of the Raven King some three hundred years ago.

7. Nation by Terry Pratchett
In what can really only be called a tour de force by an author who is arguably the greatest living English novelist, Terry Pratchett has pulled out all the stops for his latest book, Nation. Pratchett is best known for his Discworld series of books, which stretch across a monstrous 36 books (of which the majority does well to score below 7 out of 10). However this time around, Pratchett has stepped off the Disc and into a parallel universe to our own, with honorable mentions to Einstein and Isaac Newton.

8. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger, and the preposterous Mr. Toad (with his ‘Poop-poop-poop’ road-hogging new motor-car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and the imposing residence of Toad Hall.

9. A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads… Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venemous they could eat the Borgias.

10. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay’s tale of a curse that wipes a country’s name from memory. Only those born before the curse can remember Tigana as it was. The sorcerers of the two invading armies are integral to the plot and the themes of love and revenge run strong.

11. Watership Down by Richard Adams
A gripping story of rebellion in a rabbit warren and the subsequent adventures of the rebels… Adams has a poetic eye and a gift for storytelling which will speak to readers of all ages for many years to come.

12. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
The Farseer Trilogy weighs in at over 2,000 pages and is as rewarding and enjoyable a read as you could hope to find. The three books improve upon each other and Assassin’s Quest is a perfect conclusion to an absorbing series.

13. Legends of the Raven by James Barclay
Make sure that if you get money or vouchers, or are looking for something to exchange presents for, that you get your hands on the Chronicles and Legends of the Raven. If you like high-fantasy and haven’t read James Barclay, you are doing yourself a disservice.

14. The Tawny Man by Robin Hobb
The triumphant conclusion to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon’s wings, or a Fool’s heart.

15. Magician by Raymond E Feist
The story begins in Crydee, a frontier outpost in the Kingdom of the Isles. An orphaned young boy named Pug becomes a master magician’s apprentice and two world’s destinies are forever changed. The peace that he has known all his short life disappears and is replaced by war in the shape of invaders from another world. A magically created rift in space brings together the two worlds, the world that Pug has always known and the world of the invading Tsuranuanni.

16. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
After I was introduced to Tim Powers through his Cold War fantasy, Declare, I attempted to track down his earlier works at libraries and used bookstores. Several proved impossible to find. Among these was the novel that first made him famous: The Anubis Gates, so eventually I gave in and bought a new copy. Now, having read it, I understand the reason for its rarity: no one in their right mind would relinquish a copy of such a marvelous book!

17. The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney
The Spook’s Apprentice spent 7 weeks in the Best-seller charts and sold over 35,000 copies in the first few months. The Spooks series is published in 24 countries: UK, USA, France, Germany. Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Brazil, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, The Netherlands, Greece, Israel, Thailand, Turkey and Indonesia. Life Sales World Wide across all titles are over 1 million copies!

18. The Duncton Chronicles by William Horwood
A story of courage, loyalty and the power of love… inspired by the shadows and light of England’s most beautiful countryside. A clash of good and evil in the savage kingdom of moles.

19. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan is the Seventy Seventh Earl of Gormenghast in waiting and his birth begins this story and that of his rather eccentric family, their servants and the kingdom of Gormenghast itself. The story covers the first two years of Titus’ young life, from birth to his investiture as the seventy-seventh Earl and everything that happens in the Kingdom of Gormenghast during this time. The events, which lead up to the ‘Earling’ of little Titus, involve treachery, greed, murder, madness and revenge. There are also touches of real affection and lots of subtle humour.

20. Ravensoul by James Barclay
When James Barclay told me that he was working on a seventh Raven book, I was ecstatic. Life had another marker for me to plan towards, just like the days when I had Lord of the Rings movies and DVD’s to divide my year into irregular thirds. But I knew that it was going to be a farewell book; a completion to one of the most action packed, well written and rollicking adventure fantasy series there had ever been.

21. The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World and its sequels in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series show the extent to which one can go with a traditional fantasy framework, with added gusto. Stock elements are abound: a reluctant hero–in fact five humble village folk–plucked from wholesome obscurity to fight dark powers; an eternal evil enemy who can be defeated but not destroyed, until the end of the world, which is fast approaching; a mysterious sisterhood with vast powers and who love to manipulate thrones and kingdoms from the shadows (think of the Bene Gesserit of the Dune series); a ferocious battle-hardened warrior race (echoes of the Fremen of Dune, or the Haruchai of the Thomas Covenant novels).

22. Shout for the Dead by James Barclay
Following in the wake of its predecessor, Shout for the Dead continues James Barclay’s magnificent step away from his impressive Raven series. No longer are we watching masses of enemies being slaughtered. This time we’re in for a political ride akin to the latter days of the West Wing (I love Barclay, but I’m not giving him political prowess similar to Aaron Sorkin).

23. King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo
When Japan invades China, Ashley and Uncle Sung are forced to flee. It is a perilous journey across the Himalayas, and they struggle to survive. Then Ashley is captured. Who are these strange creatures that revere him as their king?

24. Chronicles of the Raven by James Barclay
Every now and again you come across an author who manages to write unlike any other. This is not something that will happen often, and I’ve personally only ever come across a handful (Tolkien, Pratchett, Hobb and Erikson). But one author who manages to write such a compelling story that you never want to put the book down is James Barclay.

25. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The great modern classic and prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Also known as There and back again, this tale was written for Tolkien’s own children and has become one of the most loved children’s fantasy’s books of all time.

26. Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
This is the second book in the First Law Trilogy and after an electric start in ‘The Blade Itself’ it does not disappoint.

27. The Black Company by Glen Cook
The Black Company by Glen Cook is the first book of the nine that make up The Black Company series. First published in 1984 this book was responsible for taking the fantasy genre and turning it on its head with his introduction of realistic characters and its complete disregard for fantasy stereotypes and the age-old battle of good versus evil.

28. Last Argument Of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
In this much anticipated and last instalment of the First Law trilogy from Joe Abercrombie we find the answers to all our questions and some we didn’t even realise existed!

29. The Prophecy Keepers by Melaine Bryant
The Prophecy Keepers is the first in a series of five fantasy books written for young adults by highly promising new author Melaine Bryant. The story covers five months in the life of Lisandra Ackart; five months that see her embark on a journey of discovery and magical adventure that will delight and thrill readers in equal measure. The opening chapters of The Prophecy Keepers are excellent: the scene is set; the characters introduced and the story begins to unfold with admirable patience.

30. The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle
The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone… …so she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and the sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch – and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction.

31. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Strangely told by a nameless narrator, The Gargoyle is a tale of love, pain, transformation and more. The narrator, is involved in a serious car accident causing horrendous burns to his body, forcing him into hospital for many months to under go numerous painful surgeries and rehabilitation. During the stay in hospital he is visited by a beautiful, mysterious woman in her thirties who, unlike his so-called friends, doesn’t flee at the sight of his disfigured, charred body. She tells him that she knows him, is sorry he has been burned like this again and that she has been waiting for him for hundreds of years.

32. Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Halli loves to hear stories from the days when the valley was a wild and dangerous place, besieged by the bloodthirsty Trows. He likes to imagine the night the legendary heroes joined together and fought till dawn to defeat the ancient foe.

33. Tales from the Ten-Tailed Cat by Marc Gascoigne and Christian Dunn
Axminster the sage has wondered the empire – all four corners to be exact, yet he has not seen anything the likes of which he found at the Ten-Tailed Cat in Talabheim. A drinking den of debauchery, ale sipping and interestingly enough tale telling, for anyone who should stroll through the doors of this inn they have to abide the law of the Cat – tell a tale to those who listen or else!

34. The Ice Crown by Sean Beech
For nearly three hundred years now the Moon lands have known peace. But the Ice Crown of Man been stolen and also the Ancient Howl of the Fennigan Wolves. Their theft robs both races of the power to unite their peoples! But who is responsible; the mysterious Fey; the magical Mages or the lands’ erstwhile enemy, the dreaded Dark Knights?

35. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, is one of the very few sets of books that should be read three times: in childhood, early adulthood, and late in life. In brief, four children travel repeatedly to a world in which they are far more than mere children and everything is far more than it seems. Richly told, populated with fascinating characters, perfectly realized in detail of world and pacing of plot, and profoundly allegorical, the story is infused throughout with the timeless issues of good and evil, faith and hope. This boxed set edition includes all seven volumes.

36. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a magical tale set in a time of war. The story centres on Sybel whose story begins when, at the age of sixteen, she is given a baby to care for. Born and raised on the titular Eld Mountain, Sybel knows little of mankind, magical creatures summoned by wizardry having been her main source of companionship. The arrival of the baby takes Sybel out of her comfortable life and into realms unknown.

37. Waylander II by David Gemmell
Waylander II – In the realm of the wolf is a novel belonging to the Drenai series written by David Gemmell. The book was first published in Great Britain in 1992 by Legend Books and has been reprinted by Orbit Books since 1997. The book is 323 pages in length and is the fifth Drenai novel.

38. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
The Silmarillion provides the background to Middle-earth, the setting of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It is an account of the Elder Days; the First Age when Morgoth, the First Dark Lord dwelt in Middle-earth and the war waged upon him by the High Elves to recover the Silmarils, jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

39. Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
Gemmell incorporates epic and historical fantasy into a set of novels set in the era of the Trojan Wars. Drawing upon Greek mythology and using his own inimitable style Gemmell draws us into the fables of Agamemnon, Aeneas (Helikaon), Andromache and Hector. This refreshing re-telling of the Greek epic follows the battle between Troy and Mycanae.

40. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
From extensive research about how the people of Northern Europe may have lived more than six thousand years ago, Michelle Paver has fashioned a remarkable debut novel for children. Wolf Brother, the first instalment of her six-book Chronicles of Ancient Darkness sequence, takes its readers back in time to an atmospheric world of snow, hunter-gatherers, tribes, clans, mountains, forests, bears and unearthly superstitions. For humans then, life was hard and Paver’s narrative taps wonderfully into all the sensations they must have experienced living amidst such an unforgiving landscape.

41. Waylander by David Gemmell
Waylander, published in 1986, was David Gemmell’s third book. Once again set in the land of the Drenai in which Gemmell brings us his best known anti-hero, Waylander.

42. The Wounded Land by Stephen Donaldson
The Wounded Land by Stephen Donaldson begins The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant as Thomas Covenant once more returns to the Land. It has been four thousand years since Thomas Covenant fought and threw down Lord Foul. The Land was saved but the time that has elapsed since has been unkind and human sacrifice and corruption is a plague on the Land.

43. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
For anyone who has looked at Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and has been unsure whether they want to commit so much time to a first time author should read this book by way of introduction the delightful and original style that is Susanna Clarke’s. This is a hugely enjoyable book and one that will be read more that once.

44. Golgotha Falls by George Udenkwo
The story is set in a metropolis of ninety million souls known as Golgotha Falls and features sixteen tales chronicling the spider-god, Desdemona, one of the city’s most feared deities. The book is a mixture of gothic, horror, science fiction and fantasy containing vivid characters, a pulsating narrative and more action than you could ever hope for.

45. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
When friends hand me books to read, I am always suspicious of whether the books will be any good. Maybe it is my own great arrogance (or maybe one of many), but I just figure that – unless they are of a special few – I am the better judge of books. Thankfully, twice this theory has fallen by the wayside.

46. Legend by David Gemmell
Legend was David Gemmell’s first novel. Published in 1984, it has become a world-wide best-seller and is the beginning of Gemmell’s Drenai saga.

47. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite Empire has splintered into decadent city-states lead by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan – poet, diplomat; soldier – until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

48. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
Where there is light, there is surely darkness, and in this story that has never been more true. Dragons grew mighty and terrorised the world of Krynn, dragons of evil, their cruelty known to all though a great knight of Solamnia, Huma called down the gods to forge the Dragon Lance that would be the weapon to destroy the darkest of living creatures.

49. Twelve by Jasper Kent
The voordalak – a creature of legend; tales of which have terrified Russian children for generations. But for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov – a child of more enlightened times – it is a legend that has long been forgotten. Besides, in the autumn of 1812, he faces a more tangible enemy – the Grand Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte.

50. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
“Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is one of the great imaginative works in the English language. It creates a universe so atmospheric and tangible that I am convinced it exists, somewhere. It is a gripping epic, set in a wonderfully intruiging world (or rather worlds). It sets out on a soaring arc of imagination that sustains and pays off in a most masterful way – and yet all the way through it touches on human truths and insight. Oh! And it contains one of the best villains in literature.” Terry Jones

51. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
JK Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard have become a phenomenon. The series has so far sold a staggering 400,000,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty-five different languages. There will always be debate over how good an author Rowling is but few can deny that she deserves the utmost acclaim for bringing the joy of reading to a new generation.

52. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
The Blade Itself is the first in a trilogy of books from up and comer Joe Abercrombie. Being new to the fantasy genre I was unsure what to expect, however, I need not have worried as from the first chapter I was intrigued and by the second I was hooked. Abercrombie is a true story teller and allows you to get to know the characters and actually care what happens to them. I think The Blade Itself will have a broad appeal as the fantastical is woven subtly at first, allowing you to be drawn into the beautifully twisting plots that run parallel with the three main characters before switching up a gear as the characters start to come together.

53. The Illearth War by Stephen Donaldson
The Illearth War is the second volume of Stephen Donaldson’s First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Lord Foul’s Bane began the story and the conclusion is reached in The Power that Preserves.

54. The Sum of All Men by David Farland
The Sum of all Men is the first book in David Farland’s Runelords series. The first of three books, the story continues in Brotherhood of the Wolf and Wizard Born.

55. The Last Guardian by David Gemmell
Jon Shannow is the only one capable of finding the Sword of God that can close the gateway between the past and the present. The Stones of Power continues with The Last Guardian.

56. Lirael by Garth Nix
It has been 18 years since Sabriel and Touchstone defeated the Great Undead, Kerrigor and they now reign together, man and wife, as Abhorsen and King of the Old Kingdom. Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr who has yet to be gifted with the ‘sight’, the means to look into the future and all possible futures, a gift peculiar to the Clayr and without such Lirael feels an outcast, something that her appearance does not help, looking less than Clayr like and often mistaken by travellers as merely another guest.

57. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
The raging Clone Wars illuminate dark motives and darker destinies until one question must be answered: Does the end ever justify the means? It’s time the Jedi found out.

58. Glammenport by Kevin Lane
Timion the Black has exhausted his options. Reckless, despicable, Timion’s own band of mercenary men turn against him, leaving him for dead in a back alleyway. Fate deposits the usurped buccaneer into the hands of altruistic nuns. There he finds his way to health and into their debt. Revenge, dark magic, and clever technology collide, catapulting Timion beyond the rim of the known world – beyond the mythic Boiling Seas. There he finds a forgotten, corrupt race sharpening their swords for conquest – their dark, evil eyes set upon his home port of call: Glammenport.

59. Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb
It happens far too often that books that are not worthy of wide recognition achieve it, and those that are worthy of it only achieve success in smaller amounts. It is a never ending source of frustration for fans of those books and authors, for they see actual talent being ignored in place of flashy and insubstantial books that do nothing but cater to the lowest common denominator.

60. The Power That Preserves by Stephen Donaldson
Lord Foul grows stronger and Thomas Covenant is once again summoned to the Land by the Lords of Revelstone in their time of need. The Power That Preserves is the third and final book of the trilogy named The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.

61. Wolf In Shadow by David Gemmell
Armageddon had visited the world 300 years earlier and it is within this post-apocolyptic nightmare that we are introduced to the Jerusalem Man, Jon Shannow.

62. The Enemy’s Son by James Johnson
The Enemy’s Son is the debut novel of Derby-born author James Johnson and was first published in 2008 by Man Tor Publishing Ltd.

63. The Storyteller and other tales by KV Johansen
The Storyteller and other tales by KV Johansen is a collection for adults and older teens that will take you on a journey through exotic worlds and times. Demon bears take human shape and devils walk in the north of a world where every hill hosts a god and every river and spring a goddess. The storyteller Moth draws Ulfleif, a warrior-princess who would rather carry a lyre than a sword, into an unfinished tale, and old lays of vengeance and betrayal wake into bloody new life around her.

64. Mister Monday by Garth Nix
The first day of term at Arthur Penhaligon’s new school was supposed to be his last day on earth, but instead of dying of an asthma attack, he is given a key and drawn into another realm, controlled by human-like creatures called the Morrow Days. Strange dog-like creatures are sent, by one of the Morrow Days, Mister Monday, after Arthur to try and regain the key. Monday will stop at nothing to get at Arthur and the key, even burning down part of the school and bringing a terrible plague to the Earth that threatens to kill anyone who catches it. The only chance of saving his family and everyone else is for Arthur to enter the other realm through a mysterious house in the town, that nobody else can see, and try and find a cure. However, Arthur’s fate, it seems, is tightly woven into the house, if he wants to save his world, he must fight for it.

65. Silver Mage by CM Debell
In the first age of Andeira, men and dragons brought together the two halves of the elemental magic of the world to create a union through which their magic, and the world, could support and renew itself. When war broke out, that union was destroyed – deliberately severed by the ancient mages in a desperate attempt to stop their enemies. They knew the price of their actions: the dragons would disappear from Andeira until such time as it would be safe for them to return, stripping the world of half the elemental magic it needed to survive.

66. The Riddler’s Gift by Greg Hamerton
The Riddler’s Gift is about a young woman whose life is changed by the talent she discovers within herself. It is about music that resonated in our blood, a song which might still linger there. It is about reaching for power, and the choices one has to face.

67. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
The long awaited book of (magical) children’s fairy tales as mentioned in the Harry Potter books is finally here but was it worth the wait…….oh come on, of course it was!!

68. Cry of the Newborn by James Barclay
With his Raven series, James Barclay made himself a cult hero. With the Ascendants of Estorea, Barclay stepped away from the action adventure realm and settled into a very fantasy style book. More character focus and interestingly enough styled after the Roman Empire, Cry of the Newborn – the first in the series – makes for an interesting introduction to a new realm for Barclay to play in.

69. Caligula by Douglas Jackson
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the third Roman Emperor, is better known by another name: Caligula, a name synonymous with decadence, cruelty and madness.

70. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay’s fantasy masterwork. Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of All Worlds, called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak to battle the forces of evil.

71. Lord Fouls Bane by Stephen Donaldson
Thomas Covenant, a novelist and happily married with an infant son is stricken with leprosy. After having the last two fingers of his right hand removed he is taught that leprosy is incurable and that his only chance of survival is to reject all hope of relief. He returns to his home, Haven Farm to find his wife has divorced him and fled to protect their son from his illness.

72. Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind
Wizard’s First Rule is the first book in Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth series.

73. The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
The Dragonbone Chair follows Simon as he becomes embroiled in an epic adventure. The book is the first part of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy and was first published in 1988.

74. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Lirael and Sameth have reached the safety of the Abhorsens House after fleeing from Necromancer Hedge and his dead minions. Now trapped by his agent Chlorr and many Dead Hands, Lirael and Sam must find a way to warn the King and Abhorsen of the mounting danger their subjects face in the Old Kingdom and the real threat this new evil ‘The Destroyer’ will bring to every living thing. Together with Mogget and The Disreputable Dog, Lirael and Sam must find a way to save Sam’s friend Nick, now an unwitting puppet of Hedge, and the Southerling refugees from a fate much worse than death. Our heroine must also face her past as well as her future if she is to succeed in her quest to put an end to this very grave foe who’s only desire is to end all life and the Charter itself.

75. The Wizard of Rainbows by Mark A Cropper
There is a road of darkness and awful peril, a path that shall take you to places beyond the knowledge of men. The Lord-of-Mists has awakened in his dark realm with one purpose – to enslave the world, leaving nothing but a despairing, colourless void. The bonds are loosened. The winds cry of it. The earth trembles because of it. They tell of powers reaching out, scheming, plotting, and grovelling for what they desire. The Goblin Horde marches to war against the armies of Elves and Men. The Warriors-of-Mist have broken free of their bindings, soon the Ice-Queen will plunge the Earth into an everlasting winter. And The Wizard-of-Rainbows has lost his magic!

76. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
In what is one of his most celebrated works, up there along with Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is one of the best books of its genre. The real dilemma presented us however is understanding just which genre Gaiman was writing. This is not a negative opinion of his writing ability, suggesting that he doesn’t seem to have any idea what he is doing. Just the contrary, American Gods manages to broach several genre barriers all the while making it look as if Gaiman was creating his own genre.

77. Night Child by Jes Battis
Tess Corday soon realizes that there is not going to be anything ordinary about this case-not the lab results on the cause of death; not Mia Polanski, the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon; and certainly not Lucien Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem. Under pressure from her boss, Tess is trying to go by the book on this one. But when Mia reaches out to her, she risks her career to help the girl-and finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever. Or possibly end it…

78. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings
The Elenium consists of six books and The Diamond Throne is the first book in this series. David Eddings is an author who is both loved and criticized in seemingly equal measure but no-one can deny that he writes enjoyable fantasy tales. The Elenium continues in the next volume, The Ruby Knight.

79. The Legend Of Deathwalker by David Gemmell
The Legend Of Deathwalker is part of David Gemmell’s Drenai series and was first published in the U.K. in 1996.

80. Knights Dark Renown by David Gemmell
David Gemmell’s Knights of Dark Renown is an addition to the author’s Drenai series but is a stand alone novel in its own right. If you have not read any other books in the series, there is not need to worry as this is not necessary to fully enjoy this title. Gemmell is back on excellent form and this is a tale of heroic fantasy, magic and honour.

81. Sabriel by Garth Nix
Sabriel is the first book in the Abhorsen Trilogy, and tells the story of Sabriel, daughter to Abhorsen and student of Wyverley College. Sabriel is coming to the end of her studies and is anxious to speak with her father about her choices for life after school. But when your father is the Abhorsen, necromancer, binder of the dead to death, what choices can you possibly have? A messenger from the other side, however, makes the choice for Sabriel as it becomes clear her father is trapped in death but not yet dead! How will Sabriel find him and who is the enemy she must face that has placed her father in this perilous place. Sabriel’s quest begins but time is against her as is, it seems, most of the dead.

82. Beckwood Brae by David H Webb
The grey monster disappears into the bracken. After the near encounter, Norri is left shaken and wondering. What is it? How did it come to be in the Fornvelt? He has no idea that sighting the creature is just the first portent of great events that are taking shape, much less what his part in them will be. Norri, Tom and the others find themselves in an epic struggle against the massed armies and navy of the Corriian Empire who unleash demonic weapons of terror and legend against them until all hope of any surviving the conflagration seems lost. Norri’s task and the journey he undertakes goes terribly wrong. There, in utter despair, he makes a decision that could shake the world.

83. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
In the Gunslinger, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, the Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter. And the tower is closer!

84. Ghost King by David Gemmell
Ghost King is the first book in the Stones of Power series by David Gemmell, the author of the classic Drenai novels. Ghost King was first published in Great Britain by Century Hutchinson Ltd in 1988.

85. The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan
The Magician’s Guild is set in Imardin, where every year the magicians amass in order to rid the streets of the homeless and miscreants. The magicians believe themselves untouchable behind a magical shield but when Sonea, who is upset by the behaviour towards her friends and family, throws a stone that passes through the shield, the entire city is shaken. It is at this point where Sonea comprehends her own power and the magician’s worst fears are realised … there is an untrained magician loose in the city, one who could destroy both herself and the city.

86. Brotherhood Of The Wolf by David Farland
Brotherhood Of The Wolf is the second book in David Farland’s Runelords series. The second of three books, the story continues on from The Sum of All Men and continues in Wizard Born.

87. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis
The Dragonlance Chronicles brings together the first three volumes of the highly popular Dragonlance series. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman write the three books. Denis Beauvais and Jeffrey Butler illustrate them. The Chronicles consist of 1056 pages and were first published by Penguin books in 1988.

88. Kendulla by Robert Le Normand
Khompchoi and Sharwendai were likeminded and worked towards the betterment of mankind; Kendulla, however, was of a different ilk. Whereas Khompchoi and Sharwendai were happy merely to preside over all worlds and help things along without and direct involvement, Kendulla wanted more. His plan was simple enough. He would take over one world at a time. He had forever… As immortals always do.

89. The Stealer Of Souls by Michael Moorcock
Elric of Melniboné, the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer-prince, is one of the great creations of modern fantasy. An introspective weakling in thrall to his soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings lead inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos.

90. Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix
With Monday defeated Arthur thought he had escaped the house and left it all behind him, however a couple of hours after releasing the Nightsweeper and finally getting some sleep, Arthur is awoken by a phone call from Dame Primus. In the six months of house time that have passed, Grim Tuesday has found a loophole that allows him to take control of the Lower House, that Arthur has just taken from Mister Monday. Arthur returns to the house and to the area controlled by the Grim, the Far Reaches, however he is mistaken as a worker and set to work in the pit.

91. Small Magics by Erik Buchanan
With the world of both publishing and the film industry aflame with excitement over what Harry, Ron and Hermione got in the morning owl post at Hogwarts, it is more than fair to say that the “fantasy” genre has finally come of age. Gone are the days when stories about magical powers, adults in robes, and the threat of creatures looming in a mysterious half-life could only be found in the dark corners of lonely teenage bedrooms.

92. Sister Warrior by Teel James Glenn
Welcome to the sensual, savage, and fantastic world of Altiva. It is a world of crystal-smiths and warp wizards, first visited in the novel Death at Dragonthroat where Ku’zn, blue-furred warrior woman of the Z’n, gained her freedom from slavery. Now she begins a journey to free her brother, who along with her had been sold into contract bondage to save her tribe. She visits the strange, plague-wracked city of Orania only to encounter bigotry and deception in her search for him.

93. Blood Of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
In a land where war is imminent and race relations grow ever more strained, Ciri, the prophesised child, must find her way under the protection of Geralt, the famed and feared ‘Witcher’. Holding the promise of incredible power, for good or for evil, it is up to Geralt to ensure Ciri takes the right path and remains safe from those who hunt her…

94. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
In the middle of the night a family is murdered in their beds, but the job isn’t complete, the youngest child, a small baby, escapes the fate of his family and toddles off in the direction of the local graveyard. After creeping through the gaps in the railings the young child is then adopted by the ghostly inhabitants of the graveyard, at the pleading request of his mother’s spirit. The child is then raised by Mr and Mrs Owens, a ghostly couple, along side a not-quite-dead-not-quite-alive guardian by the name of Silas.

95. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
For over four years, Andrzej Sapkowski has been one of those authors that has been dangled in front of me, mentioned in passing by Polish readers here and elsewhere, along with an occasional mention on a couple of non-English-language sites that I frequent on occasion. Maciek (Vanin) in particular has been one who has been singing his praises to me, even going so far as to post a link to a fan-translated story (one that was done with Sapkowski’s blessing, I later learned). What I read was intriguing enough for me to want more. I looked into buying the Spanish-language editions, but the shipping costs (close to $25 per book) were too prohibitive for me to import from Spain and I never could find any available in American online stores. So I waited. And waited some more, fearing that Sapkowski might never be published in English translation. Until last year, when I heard that Gollancz, perhaps influenced by the upcoming The Witcher game (which stars the main character, Geralt, of most of Sapkowski’s stories), agreed to publish some of Sapkowski’s work in English translation for the UK market. The Last Wish is the first of those works to be published in English.

96. Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian
For two years Osric has lived a simple life, apprentice to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others would have cast him out. But when Norsemen from across the sea burn his village, Osric finds himself a prisoner of these marauders. Their chief, Sigurd the Lucky, believes the Norns have woven this strange boy’s fate together with his own, and Osric begins to sense glorious purpose among this fellowship of warriors.

97. Legacy of the Eldric by David Burrows
Long ago the Eldric mysteriously disappeared from the land, shortly after the Krell Wars when Drachar’s shade was finally banished from the world. Perhaps they believed the threat was gone, but in leaving they took with them sorcery, the only effective means of defeating demons. Then came the Prophecy and only one thing is certain in the cryptic lines, Drachar’s shade will one day return. Against this backdrop three men seek what became of the Eldric. One man, Vastra, recklessly ambitious and driven by greed for power, harbours a secret and will kill to protect it. His companions, Kaplyn and Lars have their own reasons for helping, but who will succeed?

98. Dartmoor… The Saving by BJ Burton
Beneath the wide-open spaces of Dartmoor live the Dini. Now just two feet tall, their bodies no longer able to bear children, the Dini are dying out. Only ten survive on the moor. Dartmoor… The Saving is a charming tale from author BJ Burton; part historical fantasy, part contemporary fantasy, this is a story that will leave you believing that little people really do exist in the remote areas of the British Isles.

99. Silverthorn by Raymond E Feist
This is the second volume in Raymond E. Feist’s trilogy The Riftwar Saga. Silverthorn begins a year after the events of Magician and Prince Arutha’s reign has been peaceful. Jimmy the Hand, a young thief, uncovers a plot to assassinate him and the young King now faces new challenges.

100. Wizardborn by David Farland
Wizard Born is the third book in David Farland’s Runelord’s fantasy series. This book follows on from the events in The Sum of All Men and Brotherhood of the Wolf.

By the way, kalian sudah baca yang apa saja dari daftar diatas ? kalau aku sih baru sedikit. Coz aku nggak punya uang buat beli novel-novel itu plus nggak punya waktu senggang buat baca novel kayak tahun kemarin. Karena ini tahun terakhirku di SMP, baru berapa bulan sekolah aja sudah dijejalin ama tes, ulangan harian, latihan soal, praktek, ulangan umum, les, dll. Pokoknya super padat deh !

Semoga aku bisa melewatinya dengan baik dan mendapat nilai yang bagus ya, Aamiin …. !!!

Sampai bertemu dipostingan saya yang selanjutnya 😀 !!

Sang Saka dari kain tenda warung soto (Sejarah)

Hai All 😀 !!
Aku lagi senang banget nih, soalnya aku hari ini bisa internetan lagi di rumah, jadi nggak usah maksain ke warnet buat online lagi. Oh.. ya, makasih buat mbak Rani yang sudah memperbaiki koneksi internetku.

Hari ini tepat tanggal 17 Agustus dirayakan Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia yang ke 67. Sekolahku juga memperingatinya dengan menyelenggarakan upacara seperti beberapa tahun yang lalu, sudah menjadi tradisi yang mendarah daging bagi warga negara Indonesia 🙂 !!

Anyway, aku mau posting tentang Asal Mula Sang Saka Merah Putih. Mau tahu asal mulanya ? Baca artikel dibawah ini yang aku kutip dari Kaskus.





Untuk pertama kalinya, bendera merah putih berkibar sebagai bendera kebangsaan Indonesia, pada 17 Agutus 1945 di pekarangan rumah Soekarno di Jl Pegangsaan Timur no 56, Jakarta. Bendera bersejarah itu akhirnya menjadi keramat bangsa dengan menyandang nama sang saka merah putih yang terpelihara hingga kini. Namun sejarah asal mula sang saka cukup unik.

Sebagai istri tokoh pergerakan nasional paling populer ketika itu, Ny Fatmawati juga menyadari bahwa kemerdekaan Indonesia hanyalah soal waktu. Suaminya, Ir Soekarno mendorongnya untuk membantu menyiapkan agenda penting; Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia. Ny Fatmawati membantu menjahitkan bendera merah putih yang idenya diambil dari panji kebesaran Majapahit.

Ny Fatmawati tidak membuat bendera merah putih sekali jadi. Sebelum 16 Agustus 1945, ia sudah menyelesaikan sebuah bendera merah putih. Namun ketika diperlihatkan ke beberapa orang, bendera tersebut dinilai terlalu kecil. Panjang bendera itu hanya sekitar 50 cm. Tak dinyana dalam situasi seperti itu, tekanan malah bertambah.

Tanggal 16 Agustus 1945, terjadi peristiwa Rengasdengklok. Para pemuda menuntut Soekarno-Hatta memproklamirkan kemerdekaan Indonesia, esok hari. Bahkan, Ny Fatmawati sempat ikut dibawa ke Rengasdengklok bersama bayinya, Guntur, sebelum dipulangkan ke Jakarta. Dus, bendera merah putih yang baru dan lebih besar harus segera dibuat.

Malam itu juga, usai sampai di rumah, Ny Fatmawati membuka lemari pakaiannya. Ia menemukan selembar kain putih bersih bahan seprai. Namun ia tak punya kain merah sama sekali. Beruntung ketika itu, beberapa pemuda terus berada di kediaman Soekarno. Salah satunya adalah Lukas Kastaryo (Di kemudian hari masuk militer dengan pangkat terakhir brigjen).

Seperti dituturkan Lukas Kastaryo pada majalah Intisari edisi Agustus 1991, ia lantas berinisiatif mencarikan kain merah untuk Ibu Fat. Lukas keliling Jakarta malam itu juga. Sekian lama, akhirnya ia menemukan kain merah yang tengah dipakai sebagai tenda sebuah warung soto. Lukas menebusnya dengan harga 500 sen (harga yang cukup mahal kala itu), dan menyerahkannya ke ibu Fat.

Ny Fatmawati akhirnya menyelesaikan bendera merah putih yang baru, malam itu juga. Ukurannya 276 x 200 cm. Bendera baru ini akhirnya dikibarkan tepat 17 Agustus 1945, dan menjadi bendera pusaka negara di tahun-tahun sesudahnya.

Karena usia tuanya, sang Saka terakhir kali berkibar pada tahun 1969 untuk kemudian diistirahatkan di Museum Nasional. Untuk selanjutnya, pemerintah membuat bendera duplikat dengan ukuran 300 x 200 cm.


I want to say this :

I was born and raised in Indonesia.

I grew up with it’s custom and culturism.

I’m so proud to be Indonesian people.




Semoga Indonesia bisa menjadi negara yang lebih maju, makmur, damai, tidak ada peperangan, tidak ada korupsi, pendidikan lebih maju, pemimpin yang dapat memimpin negaranya dengan benar, dan selalu dalam lindungan Allah s.w.t



Coboy Junior

Hai All 🙂 !!!
Aku jarang posting karena laptop sama modem lagi error ! Jadi nggak bisa posting, kalau mau ya harus nunggu kalau nggak ya ke warnet.

Aku mau post lagunya si anak-anak yang imut-imut itu lho…. Coboy Junior yang KAMU ! Awalnya sih biasa aja, tapi banyak banget teman aku yang suka lagunya. Waktu aku nonton di Youtube aku malah jadi suka sama laguya, hehe 😀

Anyway ini video plus lirik lagunya !

Enjoy 🙂 !!

Lirik :

Kamu buat aku tersipu buatku malu-malu
Saat bersamamu, saat ku sapa dirimu
Aku kok merinding buluku, kok jadi gugup aku
Saat bersamamu, saat kau senyum padaku

Mungkin inilah rasanya rasa suka pada dirinya
Sejak pertama aku bertanya facebook-mu apa nomermu berapa
Mungkin inilah rasanya cinta pada pandang pertama
Senyuman manismu itu buat aku dag dig dug melulu

Nanti aku follow twitter-mu aku tunggu retweet-mu
Agar aku tahu sukakah kamu kepadaku

Mungkin inilah rasanya rasa suka pada dirinya
Sejak pertama aku bertanya facebook-mu apa nomermu berapa
Mungkin inilah rasanya cinta pada pandang pertama
Senyuman manismu itu buat aku dag dig dug melulu

Yeah cuma kamu cuma kamu yang bisa membuatku
Tidur tak tentu memikirkanmu pujaan hati
Oh kamu cantik sekali
Oh Tuhan aku hanya ingin dia tahu
Kau lucu kau sangat lucu

Mungkin inilah rasanya rasa suka pada dirinya
Sejak pertama aku bertanya facebook-mu apa nomermu berapa nomermu berapa
Mungkin inilah rasanya cinta pada pandang pertama
Senyuman manismu itu buat aku dag dig dug melulu

Mungkin inilah rasanya rasa suka pada dirinya
Sejak pertama (sejak pertama) aku bertanya
(kulihat senyumanmu lirikanmu begitu cantiknya kamu)
Facebook-mu apa nomermu berapa
Mungkin inilah rasanya cinta pada pandang pertama
Senyuman manismu itu buat aku dag dig dug melulu

Kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu
Kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu kamu


Ini videonya :

Coboy Junior – Kamu