Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Underrated Books

imgresWell hello there! Here’s another Wednesday with another list to fill in :). This time it’s about those special books (or series as it will be in my case) that are either unknown or lie forgotten, even though they used to be famous. Let me remind you of few of my favorites and feel free to tell me if you remember any of these or what books or series would you pick for today’s list!

5. Artefacts of Power by Maggie Furey 

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Four short books that I found during some vacations with my friend. Well, we found three of them and I still can’t get my hands on the last volume which is extremely frustrating!

Stories about lady Mage journeying through the magical lands, fulfilling the quest to save her homelands. Even though each of these books is short, it is filled with excitement and overflowing magic.

4. Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson 

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Here’s a series about a not very likable hero and yet it’s written so well that you just have to read on, no matter if you like him or not. You just need to know what will happen, visit the world he lives in, follow his adventures. It’s one of those fantasy series everyone should read, even if not all 10 books, just try one and see how it goes :).

3. The Legend of Drizzt by R.A. Salvatore 

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With over 49 thousands of Goodreads rating for the first book and barely 680 for the last, you might think “what happened with this series”? I have no idea because all of those stories are quality reads and they make a complete saga with a fantastic lead hero and a great cast of support characters and villains. It’s definitely a must-read for any classic RPG games fan! And for all others, it’s an opportunity to visit these dangerous worlds and seeing some fantastic action scenes.

2. Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith 

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Oh, look! Books that aren’t really from fantasy genre :D. Yes, I do read other things, but you already know that if you’ve been following this blog for a while.

Anyway, here’s a wonderful series of books with a mix events from historical Egypt and from more modern times, when archeologist are trying to discover ancient secrets. You’ll find here some intriguing mysteries, thrilling adventures, and some action.

1. Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey

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And we’re back in the fantasy zone :P. Here’s another series that I consider a must-read for any fantasy lover. Even if not all of it (I honestly couldn’t really get through the first books with the Gryphons), some of these sub-series are amazing! And you don’t really need to read them all unless you want to have a full view of the world events of Valdemar.

My two favorite trilogies are Mage Winds and Owl Mage. They have the best companions and the best characters. And all that magic! Awesome :D.

TV-Kitty-icon2Let me know what long forgotten books would you recommend others!

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8 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Underrated Books

  1. thebookprophet

    These actually sound really cool! Especially that Egyptian one because I am a big fan of Egyptian history and mythology and all that so I’ll have to add those to my TBR. It must suck not being able to find that last book in the series, that frustrates me so much!

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