Fantasy Books That Should Be Movies
Fantasy books that should be made into movies/TV series or are already movies but need to be remade b/c they weren't good enough.
1 Mistborn: The Final Empire ...
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2 The Name of the Wind (The K...
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 205,799 ratings
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3 The Eye of the World (Wheel...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 157,040 ratings
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4 The Way of Shadows (Night A...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 64,637 ratings
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5 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 201,560 ratings
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6 The Way of Kings (The Storm...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 74,321 ratings
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7 Knight of Flame
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4.66 of 5 stars 4.66 avg rating — 29 ratings
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8 Assassin's Apprentice (Fars...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 85,840 ratings
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9 The Magician's Nephew (Chro...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 207,186 ratings
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10 Gardens of the Moon (The Ma...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 36,946 ratings
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11 The Sword of Shannara (Shan...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 40,595 ratings
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12 Shadow Over Avalon
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4.87 of 5 stars 4.87 avg rating — 75 ratings
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13 Prince of Thorns (The Broke...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 27,075 ratings
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14 Pawn of Prophecy (The Belga...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 42,949 ratings
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15 The Great Hunt (Wheel of Ti...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 122,587 ratings
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16 The Silmarillion
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 107,500 ratings
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17 The Regent's Gamble (Spellb...
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4.65 of 5 stars 4.65 avg rating — 62 ratings
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18 The Wise Man's Fear (The Ki...
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 139,314 ratings
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19 Predator & Prey (The Devens...
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4.93 of 5 stars 4.93 avg rating — 71 ratings
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20 The Stones of Andarus (The ...
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4.94 of 5 stars 4.94 avg rating — 68 ratings
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21 The Dragonriders of Pern (D...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 15,600 ratings
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22 The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 117,341 ratings
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23 The Lies of Locke Lamora (G...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 61,898 ratings
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24 The Black Company (The Chro...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 16,693 ratings
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25 Nine Princes in Amber (Ambe...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 26,468 ratings
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26 Wizard's First Rule (Sword ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 129,022 ratings
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27 Alanna: The First Adventure...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 64,702 ratings
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28 The Warded Man (Demon Cycle...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 41,049 ratings
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29 Dragons of Autumn Twilight ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 48,273 ratings
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30 The Shadow Rising (Wheel of...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 87,115 ratings
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31 The Children of Húrin
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 30,438 ratings
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32 The Elfstones Of Shannara  ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 40,311 ratings
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33 Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Tr...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 37,962 ratings
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34 A Spell for Chameleon (Xant...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 24,005 ratings
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35 Dragonflight (Pern, #1)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 67,742 ratings
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36 The Fires of Heaven (Wheel ...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 67,769 ratings
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37 Hounded (The Iron Druid Chr...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 33,521 ratings
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38 Assassin's Apprentice (Fars...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 85,840 ratings
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39 The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 128,288 ratings
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40 Lord Foul's Bane (The Chron...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 23,765 ratings
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41 Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 86,055 ratings
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42 Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 95,886 ratings
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43 Storm Front (The Dresden Fi...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 135,588 ratings
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44 Bitterblue (Graceling Realm...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 48,870 ratings
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45 The Wishsong of Shannara (T...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 25,502 ratings
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46 When Fate Dictates (Highlan...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 109 ratings
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47 Dragon Prince (Dragon Princ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 9,796 ratings
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48 Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 38,915 ratings
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49 Fracture (The Secret Enemy ...
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4.68 of 5 stars 4.68 avg rating — 65 ratings
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50 Ysabel
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 6,200 ratings
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51 The Dwarves (The Dwarves, #1)
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,952 ratings
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52 The Magicians (The Magician...
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 84,844 ratings
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53 The Rowan (The Tower and th...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10,906 ratings
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54 Split Infinity  (Apprentice...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 10,070 ratings
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55 The Source of Magic (Xanth,...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 16,163 ratings
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56 The Complete Chronicles of ...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 305 ratings
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57 Un Lun Dun
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 11,053 ratings
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58 The Elenium: The Diamond Th...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 3,389 ratings
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59 Daughter of the Empire (The...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 16,452 ratings
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60 Time of the Twins (Dragonla...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 19,187 ratings
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61 Throne of Glass (Throne of ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 67,811 ratings
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62 First King of Shannara (Sha...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 19,741 ratings
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63 Queen of Sorcery (The Belga...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 35,822 ratings
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64 The Neverending Story
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 84,400 ratings
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65 The Last Dragon Slayer (Dea...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 68 ratings
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66 The Call of Agon (The Child...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 99 ratings
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67 Shadows of the Realm
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 159 ratings
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68 All Hallows Eve (New Englan...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 225 ratings
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69 The Dragon God (The Horn Ki...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 28 ratings
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70 New England Witch Chronicle...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 638 ratings
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71 Conjured (New England Witch...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 332 ratings
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72 Elantris (Elantris, #1)
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 47,843 ratings
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73 First Contact (In Her Name:...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,507 ratings
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74 Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 30,194 ratings
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75 Daughter of the Forest  (Se...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 29,216 ratings
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76 Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 296,027 ratings
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77 Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales,...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 46,474 ratings
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78 The Druid Of Shannara
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 19,643 ratings
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79 Krondor: The Betrayal (The ...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,606 ratings
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80 Crystal Singer (Crystal Sin...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 12,035 ratings
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81 Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 28,232 ratings
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82 Fracture The Secret Enemy S...
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4.87 of 5 stars 4.87 avg rating — 39 ratings
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83 The Keeper: Sanctuary (The ...
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 36 ratings
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84 Sandry's Book (Circle of Ma...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 21,736 ratings
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84 The Orb of Truth (The Horn ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 196 ratings
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86 The Will of the Empress (Ci...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 12,946 ratings
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87 The Circle Opens Set 1-4
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88 Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 31,311 ratings
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89 Stone of Tears (Sword of Tr...
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90 Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
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91 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicle...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 134,124 ratings
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92 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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93 Sunrunner's Fire (Dragon Pr...
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94 The Innocent Mage (Kingmake...
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95 The Star Scroll (Dragon Pri...
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96 The Pillars of Creation (Sw...
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97 Castle Roogna (Xanth, #3)
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98 Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9)
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98 A Wizard of Earthsea (Earth...
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100 Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, #2)
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Comments (showing 1-9 of 9) (9 new)

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message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris Decker Richard wrote: "Wizard's First RuleThe Circle Opens SetConvergence"

Maybe you should vote for them.


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Didn't know how to. Have figured it out now.


message 4: by Zak (new)

Zak Much as I like it, I don't see any way that Wheel of TIme could feasibly be made into a movie series without really simplifying it. The special effects would already be costly, and there are soon to be 15 books in the series, and each is fairly long. Studios would never take that up.


message 5: by Aislinn (new)

Aislinn "The Silmarillion" is a beautiful book to read. However, I can't envision it ever being made into a movie. It is far more complicated than "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings".


message 6: by Darlene (last edited Jul 06, 2013 09:33AM) (new)

Darlene As much as I love the Night Angel Trilogy, I don't much like the idea of it being made into a movie. The Way of Shadows alone has so much content that it would probably end up being the length of an LOTR film and still be missing important factors. And if the director would try to cut the film even shorter, it would feel watered down and probably be unejoyable to the fans who asked for it in the first place. However, I feel NAT would do very well as a television series if someone decided to pick it up.


message 7: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning *Gasp*, why the hate on the Neverending Story movie? Yes, the sequels were the epitome of bad, but the original movie was pretty good, I thought, even if it didn't completely follow the storyline of the book. There is also a lesser known film version of that novel which I have yet to watch, but have moderately high hopes for.


message 8: by Liz (new)

Liz The Silmarillion was a fantastic book but it SHOULD NOT BE A MOVIE!!


message 9: by Hayley (new)

Hayley Outlander should be removed from the list, as its being made into a TV Series now. I can't wait for it to be released!


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