chris riddell and paul stewart

the edge chronicles → map

Far far away, jutting out into the emptiness beyond, like the figurehead of a mighty stone ship, is the Edge. Shrouded in mist and bordered by open sky, it is a place of forests, swamps and rocklands.

There are many who inhabit its various landscapes; from the trolls, trogs and goblins of the perilous Deepwoods to the phantasms and spectres of the treacherous Twilight Woods, from the bleached scavengers of the Mire to the white ravens of the Stone Gardens. While in Undertown – that seething urban sprawl which straddles the Edgewater River – there are creatures from all over the Edge who have travelled there to discover what they hoped would be a better life than the one they left behind.

misselizabeth530  asked:

Do you have any recs for high fantasy or epic fantasy? ✨📚⚔️

Sure thing! 

The One’s I’m Sure You’ve Heard Of:

(I’m sure you’ll already have read these or decided to give them a miss but any high fantasy list feels incomplete without them)

  • Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels - all of them are good but especially any with Death or the witches. 
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin
  • Lord of the Rings by Tolkien

Young Adult/New Adult: 

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - another series, haven’t read further than the first one yet though
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - these are much more middle grade actually? But they’re still awesome and totally worth the read if you get a chance.
  • The Bone Witch by RIn Chupeco*

Adult:

  • Fire and Sword by Dylan Doose (this one is a lot of fun, it sort of takes the mickey out of itself and the cliches of the genre while still holding a great story).
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin* (high fantasy at it’s finest)

Ones I Haven’t Read But Am Hoping To Soon:

  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Gilded Cage by Vic James
  • The Earthsea chronicles by Ursula K. LeGuin (very, very highly recommended by a trusted friend)

* The books with the asterisk are the ones I know to be diverse or written by diverse authors because I think it’s important that more and more diverse stories get out there. 

I hope you find something you like here! Thanks for stopping by :D