Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

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Hey everyone!

Time for another Book Tag!

I saw this one over at BookMarkYourThoughts a few weeks ago and thought I’d give it a go. Then I kind of got side-tracked, but have finally got around to doing it.

Hope you enjoy!


The Rules

↠ Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
↠ Link to the creator’s blog (Jo @ The Bookworm Dreamer) in your post.
↠ Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
↠ Tag 5 others to take part.
↠ Enjoy!


Anyway, without further ado, here we go!


One: 5 Star Book

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Oooh a tough one, but I will go for The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie. This was a great conclusion to his First Law trilogy. Abercrombie really writes some of the best characters around and they are what make this – and the series as a whole – five stars!

Two: Always Going To Recommend

Hmmm… I’m gonna say the Lord of the Rings. It is just so influential in modern fantasy that any fan should at least give it a try. I get that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea due to Tolkien’s writing style, but I think it is still a fantastic book and the most influential fantasy book of all time. Can’t really say much more than that.


Three: Own It But Haven’t Read It

Oh, boy! There a good few to answer here. But, I figure that new releases aren’t in the spirit of things. Not having read something that has come out recently is hardly shocking. So I am going to say one that will possibly surprise a few people. I have (well, it is my girlfriend’s copy, actually) the whole His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman on my bookshelves and have never read any them! Ever!

Shocking, right?


Four: Would Read Again


Ooooh, well there are loads of choices here! I’m going to go with The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden as I plan on reading it once it gets a bit colder and more wintery… After all, it is a wintery, Russian-inspired tale so perfect for if it gets snowy.


Five: In Another World

Oh god! So, so many choices! I guess Lord of the Rings is just the obvious choice, right? it really is the grand daddy of world-building. But I have already picked it, so I’ll go for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea due to the fact that nothing good ever seems t happen, but it really does have great world-building.


Six: Back On Earth


The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is a fantasy set in 18th century Cairo. At least it starts there. We are soomed whisked all across the Middle East and into a world of magic, Djinn and political intrigue. It’s just great so go give it a try. One of my favourite books of the year, for sure!

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The Nominees

And remember, part of the rules was to tag another five people. Here are my nominations!

Hope you enjoyed my answers!



6 thoughts on “Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

  1. I’m glad you decided to give this one ago! My friend bought me the first book in the “First Law trilogy” but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet … hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂

    Oooo! You MUST read Pullman’s original trilogy! It’s such a fantastic story and full of wonderful characters! I’m FAIRLY certain you’re going to love it! Pullman just came out with a prequel and a sequel to series, which I’ve hard are wonderful!

    Wonderful post and answers!

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  2. My boyfriend bought me the 1st book in the «His Dark Materials» trilogy last year, but before that I’ve never even heard about it! :O I finally read it earlier this year, and it was alright… could have been better 🙂

    If I’d have to pick a book to re-read, «The Bear and the Nightingale» would definitely be my first choice! Especially now that I own all three beautiful hardcovers.

    Thank you so much for tagging me, going to start writing my post right now! 🙂

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