What are the best dark fantasy book series?

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    #1The Call of Agon (The Children of Telm)

    The Call of Agon (The Children of Telm)

    The Call of Agon is the first book in the fantasy series The Children of Telm written by Dean F. Wilson which is about the last remaining bloodline of the dead god Telm.

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    Phillip Powell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Excellent book in a strong series by a well known fantasy author."
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    #2The Blade Itself (The First Law)

    The Blade Itself (The First Law)

    The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is an epic fantasy novel published in 2006. This book follows the story of four men and how their lives will intertwine with each other. The Blade Itself is the first book in the First Law series.

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    Tammy Patterson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I'm not disappointed that I read this book but I'm not exactly thrilled either. I think if someone likes good word pictures and doesn't care how fast or how well developed the story is this would work. It just feels like a lot is missing but it's not bad."
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    #3Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)

    Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire)

    Prince of Thorns is the first volume of an epic fantasy trilogy. When he was nine, his mother and brother were killed in front of his eyes, starting the fight to be king. It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on

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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Not too sure about this one. It definitely fits the topic, but is a bit of an uncomfortable read in my opinion."
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    #4Sorrow's Point

    Sorrow's Point

    Sorrow's Point tells the story of an ex-priest who helps out an old friend and expects the unexpected series of horrific events. This book is written by Danielle DeVor, and it is the first in The Marker Chronicles Series.

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    Joseph Lawrence
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Not a terrible book but it is to predictable for my liking because the market is over-saturated with exorcist movies and books. The author should have made a more worthy plot twist that was chilling and unpredictable. "
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    #5Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow)

    Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow)

    Tower Lord is the second book in the fantasy series Raven's Shadow written by Anthony Ryan which follows the five royal Alpiran chronicler Verniers Alishe Someren.

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    Ronald Griffin
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Good followup book to the previous one! The story is still great and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book."
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    #6Waylander (Drenai Saga)

    Waylander (Drenai Saga)

    Waylander is the third book in the fantasy The Drenai Saga written by David Gemmell which centers follows the life of Waylander who is a traitor after he killed the King Slayer. 

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    Tiffany Ortiz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book was just okay for me. Waylander is more for a more advanced imagination reader."
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    #7A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Storm of Swords is a medieval fantasy novel by George R.R. Martin. It tells the story of feuding families in the continent of Westeros, all fighting for the Iron Throne. It is the third book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.

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    Ethan Williamson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you love to read dark fantasy book series than you have to read A Storm of Swords because it's one of the best. I love all of George R.R. Martin's books but this one is my favorite. It's the third book of the series and it keeps you entertained the whole way through. "
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    #8The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows (Night Angel)

    The Way of Shadows is the first book in the Night Angel trilogy written by New York Times best-selling author Brent Weeks. It is about Azoth who became an assassin under the name of Kylar Stern. 

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    Christina Stephens
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is perfect for anyone looking for a darker fantasy series. It is so fun and interesting to follow the adventures of an assassin."
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    #9The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    The Name of the Wind, the first book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle series, is about Kvothe, who is in search of the meaning of life while going on many adventures, including kidnapping princesses and a burning down of a whole town.

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    Janice Cunningham
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoyed the book. The author did a great job of creating an engaging, mysterious world and really putting you in the middle of the world. The true strength of this book is the development of the main character. A few times, I got bored with it all, but I am glad that I hung in, because it was well worth it in the end."
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    #10The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)

    The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard)

    The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in the fantasy adventure series Gentleman Bastard written by Scott Lynch which centers on criminal named Chains who teaches his skills on a selected family of orphans known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

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    Carolyn Turner
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "So dark and so good! It is written very well and there is an element of underlying wit. I really felt like I was in the fantasy world with Scott Lynch's writing, but the character development is somewhat lacking. "
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    #11Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga)

    Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga)

    Tiger's Curse is a young adult paranormal romance and the first book in The Tiger Saga series written by Colleen Houck. It is first published in 2011 by Sterling. 

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