I was actually looking for the title of The Stone and the Flute. I knew the book having read it 30 years ago but could not remember the name. I wanted to re visit this as I felt I did not do it the justice it deserved back in my teens. I could tell it was a brilliant story, expertly told however I was too immature at the time to appreciate this.Would second The Worm Ouroboros and no-one's mentioned The Stone and the Flute by Hans Bemmann.
For those of us on the other side of the Atlantic.. what does Marmite book mean?I also really like The Silmarillion, but that's a bit of a Marmite book.
I did somehow did not know Guy Gavriel Kay had involvement in The Silmarillion. Since the Silmarillion is my favorite Middle Earth work, this really makes me feel like I need to read some Kay sooner rather than later.Watership Down by Richard Adams. Cuter than Narnia and Redwall... or insightful allegory?
Legend by David Gemmell. Conan as Leonidas defending Vienna from the Mongols.
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Okay, so it's not a single story. So, Tolkien's son and Guy Gavriel Kay compiled it and reworked bits from Tolkien's notes. So what? I love it.
The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy (which Kay published after he assisted with the Silmarillion) definitely felt like it had a lot of inspiration from Tolkien's work. I think his later books which have more of a historical fiction feel to them tend to be better overall but there are some great scenes in the Fionavar books.I did somehow did not know Guy Gavriel Kay had involvement in The Silmarillion. Since the Silmarillion is my favorite Middle Earth work, this really makes me feel like I need to read some Kay sooner rather than later.