Here is a list of my top 10 books of all time. It was really hard restricting myself to only ten. There are so many that I could have listed, but this is my final list. Many of the books listed are here because they marked moments in my life and so have become entrenched in my feelings and memories.
Why not send me your list and I shall post them.
This is the first book I ever read and was responsible for me loving the whole fantasy genre. A classic loved by millions.
As a teenager I bought all the Dragon Lance books as they came out. They were all first editions, but I sold the lot for about £30 because I never knew that one day they would be worth money. if only I could go back in time.
The Belgariad series was a series that gave me the taste for modern epic fantasy.
What I always loved about Gemmell's writing style is the gritty story lines and the way he never pulled his punches. All his heroes are troubled and flawed wwhile good and evil is never black and white.
I have always loved books that make me smile and laugh and no matter how often I read this it always brightens up my day.
6. Shadow Fox by Ashley Barnard
This is a new book which made it to my top ten straight away. I love this book loads and am in agony waiting to the next one in the series. It was this book that inspired me to start reviewing new authors. Also Ashley Barnard is I believe one of the nicest people you would ever have the pleasure to know.
7. The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard is most well known for his Conan stories, but I believe that Solomon Kane is by far a superior character. His stories have more soul, depth, atmosphere and mystery that any Conan tale. If you have never tasted the thrill of a Solomon Kane tale then you have missed out on something special.
8. Soulless by Gail Carriger
I have a passion for the Steampunk genre and Gail's novel catch the flavour of the genre with grace and skill. This book puts a smile on your face with each and every page. Settle down with a cup of English Breakfast Tea served with full cream milk and served from a real tea pot and enjoy this book.
9. Candlenight by Phil Rickman
Phil Rickman is a master of gothic horror and has managed to bring the genre into the modern world while keeping the old world feel.
10. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett has taken all the classic norms of the fantasy genre and tweaked their noses. He has a comic touch that is so rare and an eye for the absurd that makes you look at this world anew by reflecting it in the world of Discworld.