It’s the time of year for buying gifts, and while we all know that books make fabulous presents it can be hard to know what to buy. If you have a friend who loves fantasy then today we can help by recommending 7 box set book series, all from the broad fantasy genre.
All the series we’ve chosen are complete so there’s no waiting for the next book in the series, and they’re all available as complete box sets, with lovely cover art, making the perfect complete gift.
The Wildwood Chronicles – Colin Meloy
To have these on the bookshelf would be a wonderful thing. The art doesn’t stop at the stunning covers, this box set contains over eighty illustrations, maps and full colour playes, bringing all the magic of the epic fantasy world of Wildwood to life.
The Witcher Box Set – Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher Epic Fantasy Saga inspired an entire world including video games and is considered to be one of the most detailed and best explored fantasy lands in modern fantasy. Any fantasy fan will be thrilled to be introduced to the assassin known as The Witcher.
The Dark Tower Series – Stephen King
King is the master of the epic and many of his series come in boxed set versions. This 8 book set of the Dark Tower series was released in time for Christmas last year, the cover art is stunning and with the current movie adaptation, it makes the perfect gift for those who love epic fantasy! (covers vary, US/UK)
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set – Katsuhiro Otomo
We said fantasy was a broad genre, and we’d include dystopian anima and manga in that. This beautifully present six hardcover box set is the complete story of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control.
Inheritance Cycle Box Set – Christopher Paolini
It’s been a few years since this was released, but if you know someone who missed it the first time around this trade paperback box set is great value and the covers are really beautiful! Perfect fantasy, complete with dragon.
The 100 Complete Box Set – Kass Morgan
It’s nuclear post-apocalyptic hell, wrapped up in a pretty four book box set! This exciting series, made into a series last year was released as a box set for the first time this year, but sadly it’s only available in the US (though it does ship to the UK).
Maze Runner Box Set – James Dashner
Imagine waking up in a lift, and all you can remember is your name… Maze Runner is a hugely successful YA sci-fi fantasy series that has been thrilling book readers for years. More recently the series has been adapted for movie and if you know a fan, they can catch up with the books before The Death Cure movie hits cinemas in 2018 with this stunning box set. Covers vary US/UK
I wouldn’t mind a couple of these under the Christmas tree this year, what about you?
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