The Gormenghast Novels

10 best books like The Gormenghast Novels (Mervyn Peake): The King of Elfland's Daughter, In the Cities of Coin and Spice, The Etched City, Viriconium, The First Book of Lankhmar, The Worm Ouroboros, Tales of the Dying Earth, Shriek: An Afterword, Rats and Gargoyles, The Secret Books of Paradys

AuthorLord Dunsany
In fantasy, I've seen magic used in many ways: as plot device, curio, religious allegory, and the personification of morals, but rarely do I find a book where magic is truly magical. Too often, it's a convenience, a cliche, but for Dunsany, magic is pervasive, mysterious, unknowable, and lovely. He...
AuthorCatherynne M. Valente
Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in a new book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday….
AuthorK.J. Bishop
Gwynn and Raule are rebels on the run, with little in common except being on the losing side of a hard-fought war. Gwynn is a gunslinger from the north, a loner, a survivor . . . a killer. Raule is a wandering surgeon, a healer who still believes in just--and lost--causes. Bound by a desire to escape the ghosts...
AuthorM. John Harrison
This landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light.

Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium,...
AuthorFritz Leiber
From the moment when they first met, in the commission of the same, audacious theft, Fafhrd, the giant barbarian warrior from the Cold Waste, and the Gray Mouser, master thief, novice wizard and expert swordsman, felt no ordinary affinity. Forged over the gleam of sharpened steel as, back to back, they...
AuthorE.R. Eddison
This is the book that shaped the landscape of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. When The Lord of the Rings first appeared, the critics inevitably compared it to this 1922 landmark work. Tolkien himself frankly acknowledged its influence, with warm praise for its imaginative appeal. The story...
AuthorJack Vance
Earth is on its last leg. The sun is a red giant, the moon has vanished, and magic has returned.

This omnibus includes the following four books:
The Dying Earth: The Dying Earth is a collection of linked short stories. And here they are:
Turjan of Miir: Turjan, a wizard, seeks the help...
AuthorJeff VanderMeer
An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris--previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed City of Saints & Madmen--Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling...
AuthorMary Gentle
It is a nameless city somewhere between past and future, a mythic realm at the "heart of the world," where wicked Rat Lords have reduced all humankind to slaves, and god-daemons make the decision to end all existence. This energizes a compelling quest for survival, and prompts the powerful White Crow...
AuthorTanith Lee
The gothic genius of Lees great works of fantasy are finally available in onevolume. Witness the city of Paradyss life and history through the eyes of itsprovocative and perverse citizens, in this darkly fascinating odyssey as onlythe award-winning author could imagine it.

AuthorMichael Moorcock
A fable satirizing Spenser's "The Fairie Queen" and reflecting the real life of Elizabeth I, tells of a woman who ascends to the throne upon the death of her debauched and corrupted father, King Hern. Gloriana's reign brings the Empire of Albion into a Golden Age, but her oppressive responsibilities...
AuthorGene Wolfe
A distinguished compilation of two classic fantasy novels, Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Areté, in one volume

This omnibus of two acclaimed novels is the story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who while fighting in Greece received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory but...
AuthorJames Branch Cabell
One of the most-talked-about works of the 1920s, this compelling fantasy recounts the odyssey of a middle-aged pawnbroker who regains his youth for a year of amorous adventures. Jurgen's allegorical journey leads through a supernatural dreamscape to romances with Guenevere and The Lady of the Lake...
AuthorHarlan Ellison
Proceedings of one session of a seminar on science fiction writing held Apr. 15, 1975, in conjunction with the Dept. of Humanities and Communications, the Dept. of the Arts, UCLA Extension, and the stories written as a follow-up.

Cosmic hod-carriers, by Harlan Ellison. --
The specs....
AuthorJane Gaskell
This is a strange and imaginative book about an Earth woman from London who is sort-of abducted by cousins from another world. She is taken to a fairyland full of satyrs and giants and faerie-like humans, and finds herself caught in the middle of a war between those who live inside the magical mountain...
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