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Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Authors
1. C. S. Lewis - This was a given, but that doesn't make it any less true! The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy!
2. J. R. R. Tolkien - Again, I don't think I really need to explain this. Everyone knows what a genius Tolkien was. And if they don't, they should.
3. Madeline L'Engle - I simply do not tire of her Wrinkle in Time series. I want to read everything else she wrote!
4. Charlie W. Starr - King Lesserlight's Crown. Read it. You won't be sorry.
5. J. K. Rowling - How can you not love the Harry Potter saga?
6. George MacDonald - I turned to MacDonald on Jack's recommendation. I simply had to read the book that "baptized his imagination". I must confess, I didn't really get it or like it at first. But upon re-reading more than once, I now rather enjoy Phantastes. I've got scores of other tales to read by this one!
7. Rick Riordan - I love his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the follow up - The Lost Heroes of Olympus
8. Cornelia Funke - I'm fascinated with the concept of Inkheart, even if the story itself dragged on a bit.
9. E. Nesbit - another Author I discovered because of C. S. Lewis - he referenced Nesbit as a favorite of his when he was a child. And he retained a fondness for those tales.
10. Brian Jacques - Redwall Series - These books captivated me when I discovered them in 6th grade.
Bonus: Andrew Peterson - Okay, so technically I haven't read his Wingfeather Saga yet... it's been on the to read list for awhile now, but I have a lot of confidence that I will love it... so here's hoping...
Who are your favorite authors in any given genre?