I often come across excellent fantasy books (and sometimes sci-fi) that seem to be unknown and definitely deserve to be more recognized. This page is a showcase of these books. Because it's a static page and not a blog or a contest there's no limit on how many books I'm willing to feature on here and once a book is on here it can stick around in hopes that it will, over time, be found by more and more people.
The only limits to what gets on this list are my own preferences and my time/ability to find these books. I'm not the most prolific of readers these days and I tend to either read or write so my own writing projects might slow down the growth of this hoard - I mean list. I might come across a great book and decide not to include it yet if it's part of an unfinished series, but there are a couple of series books that I will include here anyway, because they're just that good (and they stand alone pretty well).
Also, if the book is trad published, discussed on the radio or written by a well-known fantasy author this is not the place for it and I won't put it here as you've probably heard of it already. The only exception to this will be books that make it on the list and then gain more recognition or get picked up by a trad publisher. I most likely won't take them off the list.
Without further ado I give you my personal list of hidden gems.
The Eagle's Flight
Chronicles of Adalmearc (Book 1)
Rich Tolkien-Like World-Building Lots of detailed battles, political plotting and double-crossing, etc. Confirmed Re-read value. I read it twice and loved it both times.
Have you found hidden gems that you love and want to share? I'd love hear about them! That's why I made a goodreads discussion group called Fantasy and Sci-Fi Hidden Gems and I'd love for you to join the discussion.