Friday, March 16, 2018

Six outstanding standalone fantasy epics

Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon are the co-authors of Blood of the Four. At they tagged six outstanding standalone fantasy novels. One of Lebbon's picks:
Imajica by Clive Barker

Weaveworld and The Great and Secret Show were classics, but for me Imajica is Barker’s fantasy novel (admittedly with some pretty dark horror elements) that works best. Perhaps part of that is nostalgia—I was reading this book whilst on holiday with my wife when we were very young—but there’s also an epic sense of scope and import to the book. It’s a triumph of imagination, a wide-reaching story that not only addresses questions of religion, sex, love and politics, but also makes the reader really think about why our world is as it is … and whether, perhaps, it might make more sense if it was meant to be part of other realms.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue