Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (26/01/17) is: Favourite Fantasy Trilogies
1. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
I have vowed never to review these books because I can’t do justice to it without being totally biased. It’s my absolute favourite series of all time. The setting is beyond amazing, the characters are wonderful and the plot is simple but there is so much more to it. I make it a point to re-read it every year in September because I find something new to love every time I read it.
2. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
I remember reading this at the age of 14 and relating to the main character Lyra very much. I was captivated by the world, Dust and the concept of daemons. The world Pullman creates is rich, inventive and full of emotional moments that tugged at my heartstrings. I think it’s a series that is best read as a teenager, but there are themes in there that are relevant to people of all ages.
3. The Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
It involves a young female protagonist, lots of books, a heart-warming father-daughter relationship, a badass aunt, a cowardly author and so many interesting book-within-a-book characters who feel dangerously real. It’s a series every book lover should read, according to me. It deepened my love for books and I also learnt never to make my villains as terrifying as the ones in Inkworld, should they ever accidentally come to life.
The series that missed out on being a part of this list are the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud because they’re technically not trilogies if one is being rigorous. However, they are excellent series all the same and I’d recommend it to everyone who likes fantasy.
Which are your favourite fantasy trilogies? If fantasy isn’t your preferred genre, you can adapt it to whatever you read and list your top three trilogies in that. Let me know via the comments section below.