Friday, May 1, 2015

Moving on up...from 24 to 14 on reddit's Best Fantasy Novel List

Back in March I posted reddit's 2014 list of best novels (voted on by the 50,000 members of that sub). The vote was repeated this year (now with 75,000 members) and I'm please to announce that Riyria Revelations move up 10 spots (from 24 to 14) and Riyria Chronicles made the list at spot 37 (tied with 5 others).

There were 85 books that received 3 or more votes. Here is the full list:
  1. A Song of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin
  2. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  4. The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
  6. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
  7. The Malazan Book of The Fallen by Steven Erikson
  8. Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  9. The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
  10. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  11. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
  12. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  13. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  14. The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
  15. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  16. Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan
  17. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
  18. The Second Apocalypse by R. Scott Bakker
  19. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  20. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  21. Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
  22. Powder Mage by Brian McClellan
  23. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  24. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  25. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  26. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  27. Lightbringer by Brent Weeks
  28. The Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen Cook
  29. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  30. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  31. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  32. Worm by wildbow
  33. Night Angel by Brent Weeks
  34. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. Tawny Man by Robin Hobb
  36. The Book of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe
  37. Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
  38. The Drenai Saga by David Gemmell
  39. The Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan
  40. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett
  41. The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist/Janny Wurts
  42. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
  43. The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
  44. New Crobuzon by China MiƩville
  45. Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
  46. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
  47. The Legend of Drizzt by R.A. Salvatore
  48. Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
  49. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  50. Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham
  51. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  52. The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
  53. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  54. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  55. Low Town by Daniel Polansky
  56. The Belgariad by David Eddings
  57. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
  58. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
  59. River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
  60. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
  61. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  62. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  63. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
  64. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  65. The Stand by Stephen King
  66. Vlad Taltos by Steven Brust
  67. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  68. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  69. Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley
  70. The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman
  71. The Orphan's Tales by Catherynne M. Valente
  72. The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham
  73. The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler
  74. Dread Empire by Glen Cook
  75. The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay
  76. Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
  77. Ambergris by Jeff VanderMeer
  78. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
  79. Deverry by Katharine Kerr
  80. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  81. The Acts of Caine by Matthew Woodring Stover
  82. Inheritance by N.K. Jemisin
  83. Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
  84. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  85. Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard


  1. Congratulations! Wow, you beat out Mistborn! Crack open a special bottle, my friend! Rhune et al is going to blow us all away, I just know it!!

  2. Thanks Jill, I certainly hope Rhune (and all the books of The First Empire) makes a splash. Fingers crossed.

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