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Fav Books of Our MOST FAVORITE Sci Fi and Fantasy Authors

Author of the awesome Mistborn trilogy (and more), Brandon Sanderson is a master worldbuilder and writer who we super respect for consistently putting out really solid, if not MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME pieces of fiction, each complete with a complex and unique magic system. One of his favorite authors is Guy Gavriel Kay. He describes his work as “beautiful, interesting, fun and exciting, but also lyrical.” If you’ve never read him, Sanderson recommends starting with his classic Tigana, an intricately plotted story about a land ruled by a cruel king and the rebels who seek freedom. If you’ve read Mistborn, that sounds familiar, right? In a great, we-want-more-of-that-PUHLEEZE way.