Top 10 Fantasy Books for 2011

The Highprince of War by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings was released in 2010, and The Highprince of War is the second novel in this series that is slated for a whopping 10 books. To say Sanderson is following in the steps of Jordan is an understatement; Sanderson has grabbed the reigns of Jordan’s series and simultaneously kicked off what is looking to be the series that will make his career.

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Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story is lucky number 13 in arguably the most popular urban fantasy series going right now. I’ve read a few novels by Butcher, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both. Ghost Story promises to continue the tradition of a fantastic character in Harry Dresden. Pick up Ghost Story over at Amazon.com.

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

The Sea Watch by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Sea Watch is book six in the Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which has been receiving rave reviews in the industry. The books are being released at a blistering pace, and I’ve only had time to read and review the first in the series so far. Pick up The Sea Watch over at Amazon.com.

The Sea Watch by Adrian Tchaikovsky

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Arguably the most highly anticipated fantasy novel of 2011, this is the conclusion of one of the most ambitious and epic fantasy series of our time. Sanderson promises to close out a series started all the way back in 1990.

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The Crippled God by Steven Erikson

Yet another final novel in an epic series, The Crippled God is Erikson‘s tenth and final book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Fans who have been following along have been doing so for over ten years, and this final novel in the series looks to place Erikson on the shelf with other household epic fantasy names such as Tolkien, Feist, and Brooks. Pick up The Crippled God over at Amazon.com.

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Fantasy Books for 2011

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  3. Wow i think the books sound great! Im going to buy one if i can get my hands on it.

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  5. Elf Knight

    I think Book 4 of the Inheritance Cycle should be there. While it’s not so popular as all of the above (a very good and interesting list), I feel that fans (and those curious) have been waiting for at least a year for the last book to the Cycle. Still, this was an awesome list and has given me a few cool series to look into. Being a big-time fantasy fan, I am very interested in this stuff.

    Thanks a bunch for your efforts! 😉

  6. Dracoloth

    Umm I see 5 books… where are the other 5?

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