Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris feels legendary and magical for more than one reason. First of all, this is the debut fantasy stand-alone novel that unleashed the beast that is Brandon Sanderson. The story behind the author is fantastical enough in itself; a struggling writer for many years with dozens of unpublished novels and hundreds of potential ideas until... Elantris. Besides bringing about the…

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

In medieval Great Britain, a strange mist has fallen over the people inhabiting the warrens and villages scattered throughout the land. A mist that makes people forget entire chunks of their lives; details from distant memories as well as moments from the previous day. Amongst these accursed folk live Axl and Beatrice, an elderly couple…

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

An entire empire on the brink of ruin, a powerful bloodline hunted to the very ends of the world, an ancient force come again... The premise of The Emperor's Blades, although familiar in the wide circle of fantasy, is packaged with relatable characters, a deep web of political intrigue, arduous philosophical and military apprenticeships, constant action,…