- The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Beyond 30 by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust
Eric, who is a part of my group, mentioned that he was thinking Brooks for B and I am a pretty big Brooks fan. Sword of Shannara is a pastiche to the Lord of the Rings, with a little post-apocalyptic fare, but Elfstones and Wishsong are wonderful fairy-tales which I would be happy to re-read.
The Mucker and Beyond 30 are often overlooked adventure tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I have found both to be quick, and pleasant, reads. They are very much products of their times, and they lack the "fantastic" element of Burroughs' Mars/Venus/Moonmaid stuff, but they make for a good look at the history of the genre.
The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold is a good representation of where Fantasy is at today as a genre.
The Book of Jhereg is a remastered version of the first Taltos novel. The author has made slight changes to make the narrative more consistent with later books. These books are essentially hard-boiled Fantasy novels, think Mike Hammer meets magic.
As for Something Wicked This Way Comes, does it really need justification? Classic.
So, I leave the voting up to you and I will make my recommendation to the group on Thursday (after we have discussed the latest Star Wars novel) based on your comments.
As for the Star Wars novel, I will post a review of the book on Friday.