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This article is from the Recommended Fantasy Authors FAQ, by Amy Sheldon amy.sheldon@sff.net with numerous contributions by others.

18 Fantasy Authors List (T)

Judith Tarr (b. 1955)

"The Hound and the Falcon" - The Isle of Glass; The Golden
Horn; The Hounds of God
"Corinne describes this as "a truly brilliant series
set in Richard the Lion Heart's England bordered on
the Elflands"

Alamut; The Dagger and the Cross
"Standalones set in the same world as "The Hound and
the Falcon" trilogy

"Avaryan Rising" - The Hall of the Mountain King; The Lady
of Han-Gilen; A Fall of Princes; Arrows of the Sun;
Spear of Heaven
"The story of a war between kingdoms in a world of

A Wind in Cairo
Ars Magica
Lord of the Two Lands
Throne of Isis
"Hey, it's Cleopatra!

Eagle's Daughter
Pillar of Fire
"This takes place in the Middle East during Moses'

King and Goddess
Queen of Swords
"Tarr's specialty is historicals with just a dollop
of magic. The size of the dollop varies, and many of
her books are sold as straight historicals.

Roger Taylor (b. 1938)

"Chronicles of Hawklan" - The Call of the Sword; The Fall
of Fyorlund; The Waking of Othlund; Into Narsindal
"Not available in the U.S., this series has been
described as "a pretty good read" and "highly

"Set in the same world as Hawklan.

"A standalone

"Nightfall series" - Farnor; Valderin
"This is also set in the same world as Hawklan, and
is about a priest who must fight a dark power that
has entered a colleague. Paul highly recommends it

"A standalone. "Count Ibyren, fighting a guerilla
war after being driven from his lands, is suddenly
swept away from his people to an unknown world and

Sheri Tepper (b. 1929)

"The Land of True Game" - King's Blood Four; Wizard's
Eleven; Necromancer Nine (1st series)

Jinian Footseer; Dervish Daughter; Jinian Star-Eyed (2nd

The Song of Mavin Manyshaped; The Flight of Mavin
Manyshaped; The Search of Mavin Manyshaped (3rd series)

"Series made up of three separate trilogies. Her
earliest work - can be difficult to find. Ace is
reprinting this series in the U.S. in trade
paperback format and the first trilogy came out in
June '96. I haven't seen any word on when (or if)

the other six volumes will be reprinted.

"The Marianne Trilogy" - Marianne, the Magus, and the
Manticore; Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods;
Marianne, the Matchbox, and the Malachite Mouse
"I believe that the books in this rather light-
hearted trilogy are actually fairly independent of
each other.

"Now primarily known as a SF author, Tepper returns
to her roots and gives a very different slant on the
fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Sardonic and grim are
descriptive terms I've heard about this one

**J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

The Hobbit
"Prelude to "The Lord of the Rings" - should be read
prior to starting them, but it isn't absolutely
necessary. Written as a children's book, and some
readers find it a little simplistic (not me!)

"The Lord of the Rings" - The Fellowship of the Ring; The
Two Towers; The Return of the King
"Oh, come on now - how can you claim to be a fantasy
fan and not read this? If not for tLotR, Eddings
would still be writing about deer hunting. THE
classic work of fantasy.

The Silmarillion
"From Tolkien's writings on the background of the
world of tLofR, this is more of a history than a

The Tolkien Reader
"Anthology of poetry and short stories.<BR> Due to
the INCREDIBLE popularity of "Lord of the Rings,

virtually every scrap of paper that Tolkien doodled
on has found its way into print, which is why you
will find many other Tolkien works besides the

Trillium series by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre
"Trillium" - Black Trillium (by all three); Blood Trillium
(by Julian May); Golden Trillium (by Andre Norton); Lady
of the Trillium (by Marion Zimmer Bradley); Sky Trillium
(by Julian May)

"An interesting mutation of the 'shared world' idea.
The first book was written by all three, further
books are being written by the individual authors.


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