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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

High Fantasy Reading Challenge 2016

High Fantasy Reading Challenge 2016

In the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the time of the daughters and sons of Tolkien, great and heroic deeds were dared by brave souls willing to risk life and limb. They faced the greatest of perils; dragons, magic, saddlesores, politics and war. They fought for Crowns, Gods, or their own profit or survival; all became legends. Thus the tales of the Great Bards come down to us and thus we take up the torch of High Fantasy!

Verily, the rules:

* Read up to twelve books of High Fantasy, Mythic Fiction, or Heroic Fantasy between June of 2016 and May of 2017. Use your discretion (A Song of Ice and Fire, for instance, has been entered as everything from Low Fantasy to High Fantasy. I'm reading it for the challenge so obviously I consider it applicable.)

* Sword and Sorcery may also apply; again use your discretion.

* Fantasy only; no science fiction (and therefore, as much as it looks like fantasy, the Dragonriders of Pern do not count.)

* Science fantasy might be allowable as long as it is more fantasy than sci-fi (so Star Wars before the midichlorians nonsense might be acceptable but Star Trek is out).

* Video game and RPG tie ins are perfectly fine as long as the "feel" of the story is of High Fantasy (so Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance yes; Dark Sun and Eberron no.)

* Romance and sex are perfectly fine, but if they're the focus of the plot, it's out (so I'm nixing anything that looks at all like Paranormal Romance and the Gor novels).

* No re-reads.

* In the spirit of the great bards of the past, try to do as many reviews as possible.

Sally forth! Remember, all men must die!

Challenge Details
Genre: Fantasy
Challenge Span: June 2016 – September 2017

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Page = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Squire = 9 books + 2 reviews
 Knight = 12 books + 3 reviews
 Noble = 15 books + 6 reviews

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Arrenby

Arrenby

Arcanum Unbounded:  The Cosmere Collection
The Dragon's Path
The Dying Earth
The Edge of Worlds
The Eyes of the Overworld
The King's Blood
Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden
Norse Mythology
Stories of the Raksura, Volume One
Stories of the Raksura, Volume Two
5
4
3
2
1
bleebs

bleebs

The Darkest Road
The Darkness That Comes Before
Gardens of the Moon
The Grace of Kings
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
The Warrior Prophet
A Wizard of Earthsea
5
4
3
2
1
CDR_Bill

CDR_Bill

The Anubis Gates
The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1:  Shadow and Claw
The Book of the New Sun, Volume 2:  Sword and Citadel
The Chronicles of Amber
A Clash of Kings
The Conan Chronicles, Volume 1:  The People of the Black Circle
The Conan Chronicles, Volume 2:  The Hour of the Dragon
A Dance with Dragons
A Feast for Crows
A Game of Thrones
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
A Storm of Swords
3
2
1
dalex

dalex

The Chronicle of Secret Riven
The Mapmaker's War
The Plague Diaries
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

Abhorsen
A Clash of Kings
The Farthest Shore
A Feast for Crows
A Game of Thrones
Goldenhand
Lirael
Little, Big
Nevernight
Sabriel
The Shadow of the Torturer
Stardust
A Storm of Swords
The Tombs of Atuan
The Way of Kings
DrNefario

DrNefario

The Drowning City
Elantris
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
The Garden of Stones
Kushiel's Chosen
Medalon
The Other Wind
Transformation
Uprooted
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Bone Swans:  Stories
City of Miracles
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
The Evil Wizard Smallbone
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
A Green and Ancient Light
The House of Shattered Wings
League of Dragons
The Magical Carpenter of Japan:  with 70 full-page woodcuts by Hokusai
Mightier than the Sword
Night's Sorceries
Penric's Demon
Soldier of Sidon
Summerlong
A Wild Swan
EricTheRed

EricTheRed

Age of Myth
Battlemage
Before They Are Hanged
Blood Song
Divided Allegiance
Elminster: The Making of a Mage
The Halls of Stormweather
Last Argument of Kings
Malice
Oath of Gold
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Sword in the Storm
3
2
1
Jackarandose

Jackarandose

Forest Mage
The Goblin Emperor
The Magician King
The Name of the Wind
Renegade's Magic
The Steel Remains
3
2
1
JohnBem

JohnBem

The Birthgrave
The Dark Tide
The Darkest Day
Harpist in the Wind
Heir of Sea and Fire
Hrolf Kraki's Saga
The Magic Goes Away
Quest for the White Witch
The Riddle-Master of Hed
Shadows of Doom
Vazkor, Son of Vazkor
The Worm Ouroboros
justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

City of Blades
City of Stairs
The Eye of the World
The Hallowed Hunt
Harpist in the Wind
Heir of Sea and Fire
Last Call
New Spring
The Riddle-Master of Hed
Soldier of Arete
Soldier of the Mist
A Storm of Swords
3
2
1
kabouter

kabouter

Blood of the Fold
Chainfire
Confessor
Debt of Bones
Faith of the Fallen
Naked Empire
Phantom
The Pillars of Creation
Soul of the Fire
Stone of Tears
Temple of the Winds
Wizard's First Rule
3
2
1
km098

km098

9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
MaggieK

MaggieK

Cast In Shadow
Child of the Prophecy
City of Bones
Dream Angus:  The Celtic God of Dreams
The Fifth Season
Fool's Quest
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Heir to Sevenwaters
His Majesty's Dragon
Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden
The Spider's War
Throne of Jade
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
The Wise Man's Fear
1
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

The Jewel and Her Lapidary
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
morpheus

morpheus

The Alchemist
The Broken Kingdoms
The Farthest Shore
The Ice Dragon
The Name of the Wind
Shadow and Bone
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea
nightxade

nightxade

Carry On
The Farthest Shore
Kinslayer
Last First Snow
Memories of Ice
Prince of Fools
Stories of the Raksura, Volume One
The Time of Contempt
4
3
2
1
piibald

piibald

Age of Myth
Daughter of the Forest
The Hallowed Hunt
Harpist in the Wind
Heir of Sea and Fire
The Innkeeper's Song
Knight's Shadow
Kushiel's Dart
The Ladies of Mandrigyn
The Riddle-Master of Hed
River of Stars
Warbreaker
Rhondak101

Rhondak101

Ash: A Secret History
Bone Swans:  Stories
The Children of Llyr
The Claw of the Conciliator
The Fellowship of the Ring
Lud-in-the-Mist
Prince of Annwn
Seraphina
The Shadow of the Torturer
Votan and Other Novels
2
1
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

Camber of Culdi
A Clash of Kings
Divided Allegiance
Flashing Swords! #4:  Barbarians and Black Magicians
Fool's Errand
A Game of Thrones
Hades' Daughter
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
Medalon
Oath of Gold
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
A Storm of Swords
Treason Keep
The Warrior of World's End
A Wizard of Earthsea
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
wecowo

wecowo

3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

The Anvil of Ice
The Castle of the Winds
Closer to Home
Closer to the Chest
Closer to the Heart
The Forge in the Forest
The Hammer of the Sun
Lyonesse II and III:  The Green Pearl and Madouc
Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden
The Name of the Wind
Shadow of the Seer
The Singer and the Sea
Time and the Gods
Tower of Thorns
The Wise Man's Fear