High Fantasy Here I Come!

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High Fantasy Here I Come!

Before I discovered Young Adult and started blogging soon after, I read primarily Adult High Fantasy. But since then, I’ve read almost nothing but YA. Part of the reason for this is that I am really loving YA,  but another, perhaps bigger part, is that I have a really bad habit of deprioritizing books that I won’t review, which, by being a YA-only blog, includes all of those Adult High Fantasy books. Even though I have started reading and enjoying other genres, Fantasy is still my favorite and I forgot how much I once loved to read Adult High Fantasy. I still read Fantasy, but it's been Young Adult Fantasy and although there is nothing wrong with those books AT ALL, they do read differently.

But all of that has now changed. I recently listened to The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and OH MY GOD I COULDN’T STOP LISTENING. I usually just listen to audiobooks when I drive but I had to listen to this book at every freaking opportunity that’s how good it was. I kid you not, I was listening when I worked out, when I got ready for work in the morning and for bed at night, while I fell asleep, when I did mundane chores, when I ate, when I “worked”. Basically, if it could involve multitasking and even if it couldn’t, you bet I was listening to this book. And when I finished it, I needed more and thankfully The Wise Man's Fear was available and the same exact thing happened. I couldn't put it down. This series totally reminded me of all that I love about Adult High Fantasy and led me to promise myself that I was going to stop ignoring these books. So I went ahead and made a list of all of the Adult High Fantasy series that I’ve been meaning to read and will now start working through (in no particular order)

And here it is:

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
1. The Name of the Wind 
2. Wise Man's Fear 
3. The Door's of Stone (unreleased)

Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
1. The Lies of Lock Lamora *next up!
2. Red Seas Under Red Skies
3. The Republic of Thieves
4. The Thorn of Emberlain (unreleased)

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
1. The Way of Kings
2. Words of Radiance
3. Skybreaker (unreleased)
(Books 4-10)

Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
1. The Way of Shadows
2. Shadow's Edge
3. Beyond the Shadows

The Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan
1. The Crown Tower
2. The Rose and the Thorn
3. TBD (unreleased)

The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
1. Theft of Swords
2. Rise of Empire
3. Heir of Novron

Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
1. The Final Empire
2. The Well of Ascension
3. The Hero of Ages

Wax and Wayne by Brandon Sanderson (follows Mistborn)
4. The Alloy of Law
5. Shadows of Self (unreleased)
6. TBD (unreleased)

The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler
1. The Thousand Names
2. The Shadow Throne
3. TBD (unreleased)

The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
1. Prince of Thorns
2. King of Thorns
3. Emperor of Thorns

As you can see this is quite the list but I am still open to suggestions! Did I miss any must-reads in this genre? I would love to hear your thoughts if you've read any of these!

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