Fantasy Authors Inspirations

Before they were authors, all of our favourite writers were avid fans of the fantasy genre just like us, and they too had their favourite authors. Let’s take a look at the authors which inspire the writers:

J.R.R Tolken 

J.R.R Tolkien

His goal of creating a new mythology for his country with Lord of the Rings is something I completely identify with”  Amalia Dillin (Fate of the Gods)
I could never help but be moved by the sense of history in Middle-earth, and I adore his detailed descriptions of the landscape” Lee Gaiteri (Below)

Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb is right up there” K.S. Villiso (Blackwood Marauders)
“The moment I opened Assassin’s Apprentice for the first time, I was totally absorbed” Steven (ReadandFindOut)

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett – Writer Pictures/Matthew Pover

He inspires me to constantly try to be funnier without letting the storytelling go off the rails” Steve Thomas (Klondaeg)

Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss – Dylan Coulter

His book is what ignited the dormant passion within and made me feel that youthful sense of wonder” D.B. Chessher (Guardians of the Nexus)

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan –

“His Wheel of Time is what originally inspired me to start writing full time” Kal S. Davian (Nihilian Effect)

David Eddings


David Eddings was the author who really sparked my love of fantasy” (Benn Myatt (Clockworld)

Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock

“For the breadth of his imagination” Mark Avon (Circle of Surfeit)

Yoon Ha Lee


Yoon Ha Lee – SciFi Now

Deftly infusing magical space opera with very human sensibilities” Guerric Hache (Digestique)


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