Metal Fantasy: A Reading List

If I said I wanted to read metal fantasy novels or stories, what pops into your mind first and foremost.

Remember, I said read, not watch.

6 thoughts on “Metal Fantasy: A Reading List

  1. The second thing that popped into my head was Glen Cook's Garrett, PI books. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like the first thing that came to mind, which was fantasy with loud, raucous, morally ambiguous protagonists in black leather and chains.

    Come to think of it, though, it does sound like something Glen Cook would write….

    (Here via Sandbox of Doom, btw.)

  2. First and foremost? Tooth and Claw, the third Deathdealer novel by Christopher Silke.

    A very close second are the Kane stories by Wagner, most especially Dark Crusade, and that's followed by the Elric stories pf Moorcock, and then his Black Jewel stories.

  3. @Tandw, what was the first. I have Cook's Black Company in the queue.

    @Trollsmyth: What the third Deathdealer novel, but not the first.

  4. Kandar by Kenneth Bulmer immediately sprang to mind. It's metal the way Flash Gordon or Ralph Bakshi's Wizards is metal. At only about 130 pages long, it's a quick and enjoyable read.

  5. @Herb, the Garrett, PI stories–Sweet Silver Blues, Bitter Gold Hearts, Cold Copper Tears, Old Tin Sorrows, etc. Think of them as Sam Spade in Fantasyland.

    I only mentioned them because of the feeble attempt at humor–all of them have titles of the format [adjective] [metal name] [noun], see, so when you asked about metal fantasy, that's what I thought of.

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