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Meet Stephanie

I'm not your typical librarian. My world revolves around beer, hockey, muscle cars, and music; all the things a good Detroit native loves. I'm messy and my books at home are NOT in alphabetical order. I prefer music and a book over TV. I love fantasy fiction, dabble in paranormal urban fantasy, and devour High Epic Fantasy like it's going out of style.  

Meet her list

My list. Not for the weary. Not for the faint of heart. You have to enjoy world building, new magic systems, and struggle.

*This list does not include the following series because if you are reading fantasy you probably read these already: Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Tolkien, or The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks (but we do own them!)

​Lightbringer Series

The visible spectrum of light and color as a MAGIC SOURCE? Family secrets? Possible world destruction? A main character that is egotistical and humorous? Need I say more? I really liked this series, and I am waiting for the next book in the series. This author also has another great series, The Night Angel trilogy.

The black prism          
 
 
The blinding knife          
 
The broken eye          
 
The Blood Mirror          
 

​Stormlight Archive

The new King of Fantasy. Hands down. Brandon Sanderson has an amazing command of the English language – knowing when to be verbose and when to be stingy with words. The Stormlight Archive is off to a strong start with two solid novels that weave a new mythology, history, and multiple viewpoints. A true master of the genre. And I have a librarian crush on him.  He also has another fantastic series, Night.

The way of kings          
 
Words of radiance          
 
 

​Demon Cycle

I enjoyed this series. A struggling hero, a man pushed to greatness by his ambitious wife, and humanity's survival on the line… Sign me up! I admit to having stayed up late to finish one or two of these.

The warded man          
 
The desert spear          
 
 
The daylight war          
 
 
The skull throne          
 

​Symphony of Ages

There are more than 3 books in this series but I did not want to scare anyone off. When I first tried this series, I did not like it. My brother convinced me to give it another try, and I'm glad I did. I love this series. I equally love the main characters and their storylines. Assassins, an ancient Evil, and dragon lore…. Oh my!

Rhapsody          
 
Prophecy          
 
Destiny          
 

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