Books are wisdom and stories communicated by words on a page. Books taught me to imagine a creative world. The thoughts captured on a page taught me to admire heroes and dream to be big, ethical and living in a world of magic. Philosophy explained through intricate stories taught me to see the catalyst in every story. Here are my favourites. They are the magic that shapes worlds.

1. The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time series)

2. The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy)

3. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)

4. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles)

5. Homeland (The Forgotten Realms series)

6. Legend (Drenai series)

7. The Black Prism (Lightbringer series)

8. Wizards First Rule (Sword of Truth series)

9. The Promise of Bood (The Powder Mage Trilogy)

10. Blood Song (A Raven’s Shadow series)

Honorable Mention: Joust (Dragon Jousters series)