Going off of yesterday's Book Chat, I've been thinking about the first fantasy book I've read. I'm sure there were earlier ones, but my mind is drawing a blank. Most of the books I've read as a child were mysteries. I loved Nancy Drew, The Cat Who books, and more. I read Stephen King and Michael Crichton. Some comes close to fantasy (and I loved Disney movies...Beauty and the Beast is still my favorite), but pure fantasy? Blank, blank, blank!
Until these books by Mercedes Lackey: Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, and Magic's Price. My friend told me about them, and I was hooked. I read almost every book the library had at the time by Mercedes Lackey, and I went on from there. There is so much great fantasy out there now. A lot of great fantasy from the past too (still don't know how I missed it).
What was the first fantasy book you remember reading?