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Old 12-22-2016, 11:47 AM
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I assume you've read Tolkien and just forgot to add it. If you actually haven't read Lord of the Rings: OMG WTH IS WRONG WITH YOU????

Other than that there's not really anything I'd recomend that isn't on your list. There's a few books that are good reading material for learning how NOT to tell a story, but you might have excluded them from your list for precisely that reason or not interested even if you haven't read them.
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I assume you've read Tolkien and just forgot to add it. If you actually haven't read Lord of the Rings: OMG WTH IS WRONG WITH YOU????

Other than that there's not really anything I'd recomend that isn't on your list. There's a few books that are good reading material for learning how NOT to tell a story, but you might have excluded them from your list for precisely that reason or not interested even if you haven't read them.
I'd guess that just about everyone that has read extensively in fantasy has read Tolkien, though if he hasn't, I'd suggest starting with either the Hobbit or the Silmarillion. Lord of the Rings is the most famous of Tolkien's works, but it's also, by far, the worst of the three main works.
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Technically, Dune isn't Fantasy.
You could try the Amber series by Roger Zelazny, though finding those may be difficult nowadays.
And of course there's always Lord of the Rings to try.
i am quite sure it isn't an autobiography though...
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I'd guess that just about everyone that has read extensively in fantasy has read Tolkien, though if he hasn't, I'd suggest starting with either the Hobbit or the Silmarillion. Lord of the Rings is the most famous of Tolkien's works, but it's also, by far, the worst of the three main works.
Why would you say that? I can accept liking the others more but "by far" suggest some serious dislike. Did you perhaps see the movies before you read the books?
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Why would you say that? I can accept liking the others more but "by far" suggest some serious dislike. Did you perhaps see the movies before you read the books?
No, I read the books long before the movies came out. I have however only read them once - back in middle school (so when I was like 12). I've read the Silmarillion enough times that my paperback copy is barely still holding together. This is, admittedly, a subjective matter, but I see it sort of similar to the difference between the best of WoT (FoH and LoC), compared to say CoT.
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No, I read the books long before the movies came out. I have however only read them once - back in middle school (so when I was like 12). I've read the Silmarillion enough times that my paperback copy is barely still holding together. This is, admittedly, a subjective matter, but I see it sort of similar to the difference between the best of WoT (FoH and LoC), compared to say CoT.
Were the opinions of your 12-year-old self reliable? Mine weren't I can tell you that much. Time to see if your current self agrees?
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A few others:

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

They're all trilogies, so idk if you'd consider them "long" series, but they're all good/entertaining. And they're all finished too.
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If you haven't read Jim Butcher I'd suggest the Dresden Files.
The first two books are good and then it takes of into greatness. With tons of pop culture references and encounters with fairytale creatures which are quite different from those in our stories.

There are awesome quotes as well as bad puns like this one:
“What's up, boss?"
"Evil's afoot."
"Well, sure," Bob said, "because it refuses to learn the metric system. Otherwise it'd be up to a meter by now.”

And lines like
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Do they have to be complete?

Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastards series ranges from very solid to amazing, and the fourth book (of 7) should be released sometime this year (was pushed back from a 9/16 release for reasons).

Patrick Rothfuss is maybe the best fantasy writer out there; Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear are both amazing, and the final entry is hopefully forthcoming in the near future; been several years since WMF.

Those are the two that came immediately to mind.
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I'm with Sare and would definitely recommend all of Sanderson.

I HATED Brent Weeks' writing, I found it very shallow, and some of the terms he uses really break the suspension of disbelief for me.

Farseer Trilogy is an awesome start into Robin Hobb, you can work your way from there through the other trilogies.

I tried Malazan a couple of times and couldn't get into it.
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David Gemmell writes(wrote) superior heroic fantasy novels.

David eddings always good for a read- Try the Elenium rather than the belgariad.
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If you haven't read Jim Butcher I'd suggest the Dresden Files.
The first two books are good and then it takes of into greatness. With tons of pop culture references and encounters with fairytale creatures which are quite different from those in our stories.

There are awesome quotes as well as bad puns like this one:
“What's up, boss?"
"Evil's afoot."
"Well, sure," Bob said, "because it refuses to learn the metric system. Otherwise it'd be up to a meter by now.”

And lines like
“I let out a battle cry. Sure, a lot of people might have mistaken it for a sudden yelp of unmanly fear, but trust me. It was a battle cry.”
Dresden Files are amazing!!!!! would they be classified as urban fantasy? I didn't look up the definition. Also, Butcher has a fantasy series that I enjoyed, The Codex Alera series. I am currently reading the first book of his new series. The Aeronauts Windlass, so far so good.
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