Massive Bookhaul of Massiveness

So, a couple of weeks ago one of my oldest friends (who now runs a comic book shop in PA) called me and said they’d gotten a huge collection of fantasy novels in (20 boxes) and would I like to come up and go through them before he did anything with them. Of course I was like ‘hells yeah’. Honestly didn’t think I would find much but boy I wrong. Boxes and boxes of fantasy hardcovers, most first edition first printings, all in great condition. I took three boxes home with me that day. And then I went back up two days later and brought back 3 more boxes of books for me and a couple of friends. And I got all of these for basically 50 cents each because my friend is awesome and he had paid next to nothing for these himself.

There are a few of these that I may not be keeping but I haven’t decided yet. Suffice to say the majority of these will end up in my personal library. There are also several of these that I already have in paperback, but I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up these magnificent hardcovers when given the opportunity. Aside from novels there are a bunch of other interesting things including a few graphic novels and artbooks!

To the haul!

Day 1

  1. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
  2. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
  3. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
  4. The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
  5. Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
  6. A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan
  7. The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
  8. Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan
  9. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
  10. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
  11. Exiles by Melanie Rawn
  12. Stronghold by Melanie Rawn
  13. Skybowl by Melanie Rawn
  14. The Dragon Token by Melanie Rawn
  15. King’s Dragon by Kate Elliott
  16. The Burning Stone by Kate Elliott
  17. Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott
  18. Child of Flame by Kate Elliott


  1. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  2. Shadowmarch by Tad Williams
  3. Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams
  4. The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
  5. Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
  6. Ships of Merior by Janny Wurts
  7. Fugitive Prince by Janny Wurts
  1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  2. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
  3. The Way of Light by Storm Constantine
  4. Sea Dragon Heir by Storm Constantine
  5. The Price of Blood & Honor by Elizabeth Willey
  6. A Sorcerer And A Gentleman by Elizabeth Willey
  7. The Crown of Silence by Storm Constantine
  8. Goa by Kara Dalkey
  9. Bijapur by Kara Dalkey
  10. The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt
  11. Night of the Wolf by Alice Borchardt
  12. The Art of DRAGON Magazine
  13. The Art of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Fantasy Game
  14. Warriors of Arthur by John Matthews & Bob Stewart
  15. Hellboy, Vol 1 by Mike Mignola
  16. Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere by Mike Carey and Glenn Fabry
  17. The Search for King Arthur by David Day
  18. The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends by Ronan Coghlan
  19. Bram Stoker’s Dracula – The Film and the Legend by Coppola & Hart

Day 2

And apparently that wasn’t enough so I went back for more!

  1. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
  2. Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb
  3. Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
  4. Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb
  5. Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
  6. Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
  7. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
  8. Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  9. Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon
  10. Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon
  11. Requiem for the Sun by Elizabeth Haydon
  12. Destiny by Elizabeth Haydon
  13. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  14. Shadowplay by Tad Williams
  15. To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams
  16. Dreamquests: The Art of Don Maitz
  17. The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy: The Definitive Illustrated Guide by David Pringle
  1. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  2. Ancestral Hunger by Scott Baker
  3. Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner
  4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  5. Classics of Horror – Shelley, Stevenson, Stoker
  6. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
  7. Kiddography by Tom Kidd
  8. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Vol 1 by Alan Moore
  9. The World of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan & Teresa Patterson
  10. The Frank Collection by Jane and Howard Frank
  11. Realms of Fantasy by Malcolm Edwards & Robert Holdstock
  12. The Weird Tales Story by Robert Weinberg
  13. Transitions: The Art of Todd Lockwood
  14. The Fantasy Art Techniques of Tim Hildebrandt

Final Total Haul


So yeah, this is a lot of books. I’m still trying to decide on a few to keep (for example I’m torn about the Hobb because on the one hand hnnnnnnng, but on the other hand I already have them all in paperback and they fit so well on my shelf and this isn’t a total complete set, but then again, hnnnnnnnnnnnng) but the ones I am keeping have been cataloged already and taken upstairs. I have to rearrange my entire library to fit these in so I’m probably going to wait until after Christmas because I think my husband has gotten me a bunch of books as a gift and I don’t want to have to do that twice in such a short period (it’s a lot of work).

Also, I should have another book haul post coming up soon-ish. I’ve gotten a bunch new ebooks, audiobooks, and a several review copies that I want to share as well. But that’s for another post. πŸ˜‰


29 thoughts on “Massive Bookhaul of Massiveness

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I mean at first he was like 3 bucks a book and I was like ‘OK!’ and then he was like ‘you can have all these boxes for $40 and I was like ‘OK!’ and then when I went back the second day he was like ‘take what you want for free cuz I already made back my money’ and I was like ‘OK!’ so it worked out to be about 50 cents per book in the end….. If I didn’t have limited space at the moment, I probably would have taken even more. O.o

  1. passmethatbook says:

    *dies of jealousy* So many gorgeous books that are on my list. I recognize 80% of them, at least, have read about six of the Robert Jordan’s, and you definitely have good taste when it comes to fantasy. All of them in gorgeous hardbacks too! What luck! (I’m shocked there’s not a single Anne McCaffrey or Mercedes Lackey with that kind of list! Those two were *prolific* fantasy/scifi writers!) Great collection!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I don’t think there was any McCaffrey or I would have taken them being is such excellent condition. There were a couple of Lackey books but my friend kept those for himself because he’s a fan. πŸ™‚ (I also already have a HUGE amount of both of their books in my collection, but would have been nice to get good copies!) I was really shocked myself to find myself coming across all of these!

      • passmethatbook says:

        Ah well, you still wound up with several really nice ones! A couple of those are ones that I’ve been hunting for ages, too. Like those Janny Wurts that are hard to find, and Kate Elliot. Would that I could borrow those. *stares at them wistfully* But being a bookworm, I know better than to ask, lol. How many Mercedes Lackey have you read, and do you have a favorite? I think mine so far is probably the Obisidian Series, though all her books re wonderful.

      • waytoofantasy says:

        I haven’t read any of her Valdemar book, but I HAVE a ton of them, same friend gave me his collection a while back when he was downsizing. I have read a few of her fairytale retellings and elemental master and five hundred kingdoms stuff. So I think maybe I’ve only read like 10 of her books? I really loved The Fire Rose and The Black Swan.

        Not sure if I am keeping the Kate Elliotts or not because I also have them all in paperback as a complete series and although I am a big fan of Kate’s one of my friends is a even bigger fan and so I may be sending these on to her.
        I was really excited to find the Janny Wurts books! I’ve only read one book by her (her debut) but she is SUCH a lovely person. She contributes prizes to my book bingo that I run over on r/fantasy every year. πŸ™‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I was (and still am) pretty shocked. I thought they would all be paperbacks or a lot of titles I wasn’t interested in. He had so many more books and a ton of artbooks, I restrained myself really. (that is me restrained, lol)

  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    Oh my bloody effing god. Crikey. Now that right there is a book haul. Of course you’re going to have to sell your house now and buy a castle to keep them all in – but it’s a small issue really.
    Wow, just wow. Mouth open and no noise coming forth = speechless.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • waytoofantasy says:

      The funny thing is, my husband, who is always saying ‘don’t you have enough books?’, saw how excited I was going through boxes with my friend and told me to take whatever I wanted, so I kind of did. I have plans to get some new book cases for the basement after Christmas, so there will be a lot of rearranging of books. No need to sell my house yet, I’m good at finding space for books. πŸ˜€

  3. Zezee says:

    Awesome haul and even more Awesome friend to have given you all those for 50 cents. And it’s so great that they’re in such good shape.
    Dunno how to advise you on the Hobb books. I would say keep them but you already have them in paperback. Kinda hard to get rid of those nice hardbacks.

  4. PerfectlyTolerable says:

    First of all, I love your blog post title ❀ and it is super appropriate haha. Secondly I am SUPER jealous!!!! Thirdly I have been meaning to read Stardust because I LOVE the movie, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’ve read Stardust, but never the graphic novel version so I was excited to find this! Really loved The Graveyard Book too which I listened to in audio, so happy to find a hardback for so cheap in such great condition! πŸ™‚

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