Best Selling Fantasy Authors
As a new author on the scene I of course aspire to be one of the "big boys" someday. Here are some authors that have truly "made it" in fantasy and if you are looking for something new to read - I highly recommend checking out these fine writers.
Best Selling Fantasy Authors
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David Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. He wrote over thirty novels and was best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell's works display violence, yet also explore themes of honour, loyalty and redemption.
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David Gemmell (August 1st 1948 - July 28th 2006)--my greatest influence, and a "Legend" in the genre of epic fantasy.
David Gemmell (August 1st 1948 - July 28th 2006) was a British author of heroic fantasy novels.
David Gemmell, (1948–2006) author of the Drenai novels.
David Gemmell, (1948–2006)
Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series hit the New York Times twice, First with Changless and later with Timeless. The five book steampunk series was completed in March 2012.
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Saving for later, just started the series! (Ask Gail Carriger anything you want about Soulless and the Parasol Protectorate series)
Gail Carriger-The Parasol Protectorate Series (Soulless; Changeless; Blameless; Heartless and Timeless) Great reads!!!!
Bestselling author Gail Carriger discusses her first book for teens, Etiquette and Espionage—as well as her passions for YA literature, archeology, and silly character names worthy of Wodehouse—in this episode of PW Kidscas
Gail Carriger tea drinking, parasol loving, vintage clothing wearing, and sometimes very steam punk , amazing
Montz, Amy L. "“In Which Parasols Prove Useful”: Neo-Victorian Rewriting of Victorian Materiality." Neo-Victorian Studies 4:1 (2011): 100-118. Access: http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/past_issues/4-1%202011/NVS%204-1-7%20%20A-Montz.pdf
This writer amuses me. I say that now, though when I first read *Changeless* I had found myself underwhelmed--as result of expecting something far different than what the book was "all about" (I had learned about her via one of J D Sawyer's podcasts and J D Sawyer, Gail is not). Over the past couple of days, however, I've been eating up the Parasol Protectorate series. Excellent comfort reads filled to the brim with humour (both subtle varieties and farce).
Gail Carriger - author of the Parisol Protectorate series and etiquette and espionage
author Gail Carriger and her parasol! Love this! ML
Raymond E. Feist is best known for The Riftwar Cycle series of novels and short stories. His books have been translated into multiple languages and have sold over 15 million copies. Fiest has had four books on the New York Times bestselling list: Serpentwar Saga: Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, and Shards of a Broken Crown.
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Raymond E. Feist Fantasy Author of the Riftwar Cycle, better known as Krondor Chronicles
Raymond E Feist. Love his books.
Raymond E. Feist
Terry Goodkind is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Truth series, Richard and Kahlan stories, author of The Law of Nines, and writer of Legend of the Seeker, the Sam Raimi produced, ABC television series based on The Sword of Truth books.
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Image of Terry Goodkind - love Wizards First Rule and whole series. Anything he writes is worth reading! Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Terry Goodkind is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Truth series. LOVE him!
Image of Terry Goodkind - love Wizards First Rule and whole series. TV show too!
Anything Terry Goodkind
Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the Genesis of Shannara novels Armageddon's Children and The Elves of Cintra; The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life.
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@Terry Song Brooks is one of my all time favorite authors. He writes amazing fantasy epics I would say. Whenever I start one of his books I am hooked from the beginning and I am never left disappointed.
@Terry Brooks is one of my all time favorite authors. He writes amazing fantasy epics.
Terry Brooks. He writes the BEST fantasy around....and a lot of it!
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R. A. Salvatore is the author of more than forty novels and more than a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.
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R.A. Salvatore - One of my favorite authors! Go Drizzt!
Jim Butcher has been a #1 New York Times Best Seller. His Dresden Files books (currently 13 released) were made into a series for the scifi channel. He also has a traditional fantasy series, The Codex Alera which is currently on its sixth installment.
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Amazon's Jim Butcher Page, http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Butcher/e/B001H6U718/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_nu_9fkvqb44A0EA4
Jim Butcher - one of my favorite authors. His character, Harry Dresden, is a favorite.
Jim Butcher- The Dresden Files- I even have two animals named for characters...
Jim Butcher - I love his Dresden Series, his Academ series is good also.
Jim Butcher - Harry Dresden is a wonderful character.
One of me favorite authors, Jim Butcher
anything by this guy (jim butcher) amen
Jim Butcher, another great author
George R.R. Martin sits squarely on the throne as today's hottest fantasy writer. Best known for his Song of Fire and Ice series his most recent book, Dances with Dragons was so highly anticipated that fans threatened him with bodily harm if he didn't release them soon. In just a few days the second seaon of the Game of Thrones series will air after a first seaon that obtained a spectacular following and has kept him on the top of all the best seller lists.
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Caption: "George R.R. Martin standing in front of his artificial lake filled with the tears of book readers."
He'll have no problem keeping it filled... - - Game of Thrones Photos and Funny Pics - Memes Landing
George R.R. Martin.....we have him to thank for all of the fabulous books so far of Game of Thrones, a Song of Ice and Fire
George R. R. Martin - Author of "A Song of Ice and Fire," the inspiration for HBO's "Game of Thrones"
George R R Martin has plenty of targets in Game of Thrones to chose from.
This is why George RR Martin doesnt use Twitter - Game Of Thrones Memes
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George R R Martin (Game of Thrones)
“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth … which every man’s heart desires.” (J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son)
J. R. R. Tolkien is the undisputed father of the fantasy genre. True he was not technically the first, but it is his works that popularized the genre. He is one of the top selling authors of all time and the 2009 Forbes List of Top Earning Dead Celebrities had him ranked #5 just below Elvis presely with earnings of more than $50 million.
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J. R. R. Tolkien you know those people who read Lord of the Rings almost every year? That's me. I've been doing it since 1963.
JRR Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Such a vivid and glorious man
J R R Tolkien singing the Blunt the Knives song from The Hobbit. Wonderful to hear the original tune straight from the authors lips!
JRR Tolkien singing one of the songs from The Hobbit. I'm not a big Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan, but that's super adorable. <-- NOT A LORD OF THE RINGS FAN?! WHY ARE YOU ALIVE.
JRR Tolkien singing one of the songs from The Hobbit. THIS IS AMAZING! @Dorothée * Sullivan @Jenn L Beattie
J.R.R. Tolkein - Oxford University professor and author most famous for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Amazon.com: J. R. R. Tolkien: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle ||| J.R.R. Tolkien (1892.1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.
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JRR Tolkien singing one of the songs from The Hobbit. This is awesome!
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Robin Hobb is the pen name of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden best known for The Farseer Trilogy (Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin's Quest.) Other works include The Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, and the Soldier Son trilogy. The Rain Wilds Chronicles is now complete, published as Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven. During the 80's and 90's she also wrote at Megan Lindholm. In 2003 Robin reached the 1 million book mark.
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Robin Hobb and any of her trilogies, though I haven't read the most recent Rain Wilds Chronicles trilogy yet
Robin Hobb is een van mijn absolute top auteurs!
Robin Hobb and any of her trilogies,
Robin Hobb is a great author
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Brandon Sanderson is a prolific fantasy author. Ask any fantasy forum for recommendations and his Mistborn Trilogy is always mentioned. He was also tapped to finish the fantasy mainstay WoT (Wheel of Time) after the death of its creator Robert Jordon. The last book in that series, A Memory of Light is due out in January 2013. Other notable works are Elantis (his first published work), The Way of Kings (most recent series), and the Alcatraz young adult series.
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Brandon Sanderson Mistborn Trilogy, Elantris, The Way of Kings, Warbreaker, final books in The Wheel of Time
Brandon Sanderson, New York Times Best Selling Author - filled the awesome shoes of Robert Jordan and completed the Wheel of Time Series - one of the gifted people behind the podcast "Writing Excuses"
Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson was born in Lincoln and now lives in Utah. He is best known for finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time."
About Brandon Sanderson: The Hardest Working Writer I Know - Writing books isn’t easy; anyone who tells you otherwise either hasn’t done it, or is an idiot because they haven’t actually done it. And when an author gets published and fully begins their publishing career, things don’t get a lot easier.
Brandon Sanderson is a fantastic high fantasy author. The characters are nuanced, and the world creating is unbelievably rich. Read The Way of Kings or Elantris :)
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Anything written by B.San is worth reading
Brent Weeks is an author of epic fantasy who like me is published by Orbit. One of the reasons I chose Orbit in fact was the success they had at putting Brent on the New York Times Bestseller's List. He is most known for his Night Angel Trilogy and started a new series last year (LightBringer) with the release of The Black Prism. The second book in that series, The Blinding Knife is due in September 2012.
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Author: Brent Weeks Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. After getting his paper keys from Hillsdale College, Brent had brief stints walking the earth like Caine f
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brent weeks is AWESOME!!!!
Patrick Rothfuss exploded onto the fantasy scene with his debut novel The Name of the Wind. It has sold millions of copies and made the New York Times Best Selling List. His second novel, Wise Man's Fear also has hearned high praise and bestselling status. Much of the fantasy reading world is anxiously waiting for the third and final novel.