There's a lot of blogs out there talking about fantasy books that I haven't read, despite that fantasy is the genre I write in and one of my favorite genres to read. Lord of the Rings? I hate to admit I have not. Although I have read some of The Hobbit if that regains me any cred back. One blog, Fantasy Book Critic, lists a horde of fantasy book review blogs that I'm eager to peruse. But don't get me wrong, I have read my share of fantasy. I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane by listing a few of my faves here. You may have noticed that I seem to like listing past books I've read here lately. I've found that it's a fun use of my time--reminiscing about all my past loves, those pages and words that have inspired the writer I am today. If you've read any of these comment, since I feel as if a few of them might fly under the radar.
The Great Alta series by Jane Yolen -- I picked up Sister Light, Sister Dark from the library as a young fantasy reader, and the image of two women, born of the same essence, twisting their opposing colored hair to strangle their enemy has stayed with me ever since. A couple of years ago I tracked down the whole series since the images continue to echo in my mind.
The Time Master Trilogy by Louise Cooper -- Tarod, you were the man of my fantasies for years to come, even despite being a chaos god. I loved you all the more for it!
Greenfire by Louise Titchener -- I decided to Google this author because I don't remember ever reading anything by her again, and this was reportedly a one-time foray into fantasy for her. Apparently, she was a romance writer, which makes sense because there was a definite focus on the love story in this--like chick lit for fantasy lovers. I like chick lit, I like fantasy. Why not?
The Fionaver Tapestry series by Guy Gavriel Kay -- I haven't read this series in a long time, but it's one of my favorites in the realm of fantasy because it deals with the real world and a fantasy world, a theme that particularly appeals to me. As if, yeah, that could happen sings through my soul.
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley -- I read you twice. Twice! And you're huge, like bible-length. But I love retellings where Morgan le Fey is good, and I love anything having to do with the King Arthur legends.
The Wayfarer Redemption series by Sara Douglass -- Oh Axis, I was so mad when you left Faraday, but it all worked out... for you anyway. Unfortunately, Ms. Douglass passed away a few years ago, but her work lives on. I followed this series for years and still love it.
Onion Girl by Charles de Lint -- Gotta have some Charles on here. I've read a lot of his books, but this one's my favorite, and Jilly Coppercorn is the cutest name.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett -- Who doesn't love laughing over the birth of Satan. But really, I love this and have read it several times.
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle -- My favorite of her YA fantasy series following the adventures of the Murry's. I love the mix of science and magic merging with Christian theology.
K.M. Randall writes fantasy and paranormal for both a general and young adult audience. Her debut novel, an epic fantasy called Fractured Dream, launched in June 2014, and her second book, The Reaper's Daughter, launched May 2015. Randall also published Fairytale Lost, a prequel to Fractured Dream, as an exclusive on Wattpad. She blogs about dreams, female heroines, and activism and its relevancy to the literary and fictional world. And when in the season, sometimes she just likes to talk about Halloween. She is currently hard at work on the second book in the Dreamer Saga series, Shattered World.