What combines my favourite Fantasy books, beyond the fact they’re mostly groundbreaking efforts in some way, mostly pushing the genre in surprising directions? Siege, I realise, as I glance through the first options coming to mind.
Every book making my mental shortlist involves the scenario of siege. And there it is, really. One of the things I love most of all in Fantasy—those desperate, backs-to-the-wall, fight-or-die Last Stands. So here’s my top five Fantasy siege books ranked in some kind of preference, with a nod to their unique or groundbreaking qualities as well.