The Worm Ouroboros is probably my all time favorite Fantasy novel. It features some of the most beautiful language and memorable scenes of any novel in Fantasy. I will never forget the wrestling match between Goldry Bluszco and King Gorice XI, or when Gorice XII and Lord Gro attempt to summon a sorcerous monster. The opening of the novel is very strange and features a point of view character who disappears entirely from the story, and the ending is so jaw-droppingly unexpected that I suspect some readers will be outraged by it. Even with those caveats, the characters are so much fun and the descriptions so gorgeous that I still consider this one of the best Fantasy novels ever written.