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Top fantasy books of all time – must read

Determining the “top” fantasy books of all time can be subjective, as personal preferences vary. However, several fantasy books have achieved widespread acclaim and have become classics in the genre. Here’s a list of some of the most highly regarded fantasy books:

  1. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Comprising “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers,” and “The Return of the King,” this epic trilogy is a cornerstone of fantasy literature.
  2. “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling
    • The series follows the life and adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  3. “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin
    • Beginning with “A Game of Thrones,” this series is known for its complex characters and political intrigue in the fantasy world of Westeros.
  4. “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
    • This classic series includes “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and introduces readers to the magical land of Narnia.
  5. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • A prelude to “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Hobbit” follows the adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he joins a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their homeland.
  6. “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss
    • The first book in “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series, it follows the life of the gifted and enigmatic Kvothe as he recounts his journey from a talented young musician to a powerful wizard.
  7. “Mistborn” series by Brandon Sanderson
    • Beginning with “Mistborn: The Final Empire,” Sanderson’s series introduces readers to a world where a young street thief discovers magical abilities and becomes entangled in a rebellion.
  8. “The Wheel of Time” series by Robert Jordan (completed by Brandon Sanderson)
    • This epic series, starting with “The Eye of the World,” spans fourteen books and follows a diverse cast of characters in a world threatened by an ancient evil.
  9. “Earthsea” series by Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Starting with “A Wizard of Earthsea,” Le Guin’s series explores the coming-of-age journey of Ged, a young boy with innate magical abilities.
  10. “The Witcher” series by Andrzej Sapkowski
    • Beginning with “The Last Wish” and followed by several novels, this series introduces readers to Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in a dark fantasy world.
  11. “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
    • The first book in the “Gentleman Bastard” series follows a group of skilled con artists in the city of Camorr.
  12. “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
    • This humorous fantasy novel explores the efforts of an angel and a demon to prevent the apocalypse.

Remember that tastes in literature can be highly subjective, and what one person considers the best fantasy book may differ from someone else’s preferences. This list provides a mix of classic and contemporary fantasy works that have gained widespread popularity and critical acclaim.

Let’s explore a few more fantasy books that have captivated readers and contributed significantly to the genre:

  1. “The Stormlight Archive” series by Brandon Sanderson
    • Beginning with “The Way of Kings,” this ongoing series introduces readers to the world of Roshar, featuring a unique magic system and intricate plotlines.
  2. “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
    • Gaiman’s novel explores a modern world where gods exist and are affected by the beliefs of the people who worship them.
  3. “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White
    • This classic retelling of the Arthurian legend, comprising “The Sword in the Stone” and other novels, offers a thoughtful and imaginative take on the Arthurian myth.
  4. “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
    • The first book in the “Gentleman Bastard” series follows the exploits of a skilled group of con artists led by the quick-witted Locke Lamora.
  5. “The Broken Empire” trilogy by Mark Lawrence
    • Starting with “Prince of Thorns,” this series follows Prince Jorg Ancrath on a dark and brutal journey for power in a post-apocalyptic world.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by N.K. Jemisin
    • Beginning with “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” this trilogy explores themes of power, gods, and oppression in a richly imagined world.
  7. “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman
    • This novel follows Quentin Coldwater as he discovers that the magical land he read about in childhood books is real, leading him to Brakebills, a school for magicians.
  8. “The Malazan Book of the Fallen” series by Steven Erikson
    • This ten-book series begins with “Gardens of the Moon” and presents a vast and complex epic filled with diverse characters and intricate plots.
  9. “The Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon
    • This standalone epic fantasy novel features dragons, dragon riders, and a world threatened by an ancient dragon-fueled apocalypse.
  10. “The First Law” trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
    • Starting with “The Blade Itself,” this trilogy offers a gritty and realistic take on classic fantasy tropes, exploring the complexities of morality and power.
  11. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
    • Morgenstern’s enchanting novel follows the magical competition between two illusionists within a mysterious and fantastical circus.
  12. “The Belgariad” series by David Eddings
    • Beginning with “Pawn of Prophecy,” this classic series follows the farm boy Garion as he discovers his destiny in a world filled with magic and prophecy.
  13. “City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett
    • The first book in “The Divine Cities” trilogy, this fantasy novel combines mystery and political intrigue in a city where the gods were once tangible.

These additional recommendations span various sub-genres within fantasy, offering diverse settings, unique magic systems, and compelling characters. Whether you prefer epic high fantasy, urban fantasy, or a blend of genres, these books provide an immersive escape into fantastical worlds.

Let’s explore even more fantastic additions to the world of fantasy literature:

  1. “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin
    • The first book in the “Broken Earth” trilogy introduces readers to a world plagued by catastrophic seismic events and features a protagonist with the ability to manipulate the earth.
  2. “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang
    • This debut novel kicks off “The Poppy War” trilogy, blending historical elements with dark fantasy as it follows a young orphan’s journey from a war-torn province to a prestigious military academy.
  3. “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” by Susanna Clarke
    • Set in an alternate England during the Napoleonic Wars, this novel explores the resurgence of magic and the relationship between two magicians with differing approaches.
  4. “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon
    • The first book in the “The Bone Season” series introduces readers to a dystopian world where clairvoyants navigate a society ruled by a powerful organization known as Scion.
  5. “The Black Prism” by Brent Weeks
    • The first book in the “Lightbringer” series features a world where magic is harnessed through light, and a conflict unfolds as a powerful, multicolored spectrum of light is discovered.
  6. “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman
    • Gaiman’s novel takes readers on a journey through the dark and mysterious underworld of London, where a man discovers a hidden realm filled with magic and danger.
  7. “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker
    • This historical fantasy novel weaves together the stories of a golem and a jinni navigating the immigrant communities of New York City in the late 19th century.
  8. “The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins
    • A dark and inventive fantasy, this novel follows a woman named Carolyn who, along with other orphans, was raised by a mysterious and god-like figure in a library filled with arcane knowledge.
  9. “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow
    • This enchanting novel explores the power of stories and features a young woman who discovers magical doorways to other worlds, challenging her understanding of reality.
  10. “Senlin Ascends” by Josiah Bancroft
    • The first book in “The Books of Babel” series follows Thomas Senlin, a headmaster on a quest to find his missing wife in the ever-shifting Tower of Babel.
  11. “The Priory of the Blue Rose” by Tasha Suri
    • This epic fantasy novel introduces readers to a world of magic, politics, and rebellion, where a mage strives to save her people from oppression.
  12. “The City of Brass” by S.A. Chakraborty
    • The first book in “The Daevabad Trilogy” is set in an enchanting world inspired by Islamic folklore and follows a con artist who accidentally summons a powerful djinn.
  13. “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden
    • Set in medieval Russia, this atmospheric fairy-tale-inspired novel follows Vasilisa, a young girl with a connection to the magical beings that inhabit her world.
  14. “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
    • The first book in the “Gentleman Bastard” series introduces readers to a talented group of con artists navigating the dangerous underworld of the city of Camorr.

Let’s delve into more captivating fantasy novels that have left a lasting impact on readers:

  1. “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson
    • The first book in the “Stormlight Archive” series introduces readers to the world of Roshar, where powerful magical storms shape the landscape and individuals wield magical Shardblades.
  2. “The Witcher” series by Andrzej Sapkowski
    • Beyond the initial short stories, the series, starting with “Blood of Elves,” follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, as he navigates a world filled with political intrigue and mythical creatures.
  3. “Circe” by Madeline Miller
    • This retelling of Greek mythology focuses on the enchantress Circe, providing a unique perspective on her life, struggles, and encounters with famous mythological figures.
  4. “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
    • This swashbuckling fantasy follows a group of skilled con artists, led by the charismatic Locke Lamora, as they navigate the dangerous underworld of the city of Camorr.
  5. “The Traitor Baru Cormorant” by Seth Dickinson
    • In a world dominated by a powerful empire, Baru Cormorant rises through the ranks with cunning and intelligence, all while harboring a secret plan for rebellion.
  6. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
    • This enchanting novel weaves a tale of a mysterious and magical competition between two illusionists within a fantastical and ethereal circus.
  7. “The Lightbringer” series by Brent Weeks
    • This series, starting with “The Black Prism,” introduces a world where magic is based on manipulating light, and a young man discovers he may be the key to preventing a looming war.
  8. “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden
    • Set in a medieval Russian-inspired landscape, this atmospheric tale follows Vasilisa as she navigates a world filled with folklore, magic, and dark forces.
  9. “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik
    • In a village on the edge of an ominous, magical forest, a young woman is chosen to serve a powerful wizard, unraveling a tale of dark magic and unexpected alliances.
  10. “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik
    • Novik weaves a gripping fantasy inspired by Eastern European folklore, featuring strong-willed heroines, magical intrigue, and a world where silver can be spun into dangerous power.
  11. “The Girl with All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey
    • This post-apocalyptic novel combines elements of horror and fantasy, exploring a world where a fungal infection has turned the majority of the population into zombie-like creatures.
  12. “The Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon
    • This standalone epic fantasy novel features dragons, dragon riders, and a world threatened by an ancient dragon-fueled apocalypse.
  13. “The Broken Earth” trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    • This trilogy, starting with “The Fifth Season,” unfolds in a world where seismic events wreak havoc, and individuals with the power to manipulate the earth face both discrimination and exploitation.
  14. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by N.K. Jemisin
    • This trilogy, beginning with “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” explores a world where gods, mortals, and political intrigue intersect in a complex and beautifully crafted narrative.
  15. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
    • Gaiman’s novel blends fantasy and memory as it recounts a man’s return to his childhood home and the magical and unsettling events that transpired.

These additions provide a diverse array of fantasy experiences, ranging from intricate magical systems to reimaginings of folklore and mythology. Each book offers a unique journey into fantastical realms, making them essential reads for fantasy enthusiasts.

Let’s continue our exploration of captivating fantasy novels that have garnered acclaim and captured the imaginations of readers:

  1. “The Dragonriders of Pern” series by Anne McCaffrey
    • Beginning with “Dragonflight,” this series combines elements of science fiction and fantasy, featuring a world threatened by the periodic fall of deadly spores and the dragon riders who defend it.
  2. “The Malazan Book of the Fallen” series by Steven Erikson
    • Starting with “Gardens of the Moon,” this ten-book series is renowned for its intricate world-building, vast ensemble of characters, and complex narrative spanning various continents and civilizations.
  3. “The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn” trilogy by Tad Williams
    • Beginning with “The Dragonbone Chair,” this series follows young protagonist Simon as he becomes entangled in a web of political intrigue, ancient magic, and the threat of an evil awakening.
  4. “The Broken Empire” trilogy by Mark Lawrence
    • Starting with “Prince of Thorns,” this dark fantasy trilogy explores the journey of Prince Jorg Ancrath, a ruthless and cunning protagonist seeking power in a post-apocalyptic world.
  5. “The Chronicles of Amber” series by Roger Zelazny
    • Beginning with “Nine Princes in Amber,” this series follows Prince Corwin of Amber as he discovers his true identity and becomes embroiled in the battles between the parallel worlds of Amber and the Courts of Chaos.
  6. “The Raven Cycle” series by Maggie Stiefvater
    • Starting with “The Raven Boys,” this series combines elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance as a group of friends embarks on a quest to find a mythical Welsh king.
  7. “The Powder Mage” trilogy by Brian McClellan
    • Beginning with “Promise of Blood,” this series introduces readers to a world where magic and gunpowder coexist, featuring political intrigue, war, and a unique system of magical abilities.
  8. “The Bartimaeus Trilogy” by Jonathan Stroud
    • Starting with “The Amulet of Samarkand,” this series blends fantasy with alternate history, following the exploits of a young magician and the mischievous djinni, Bartimaeus.
  9. “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series by Patrick Rothfuss
    • Starting with “The Name of the Wind,” this series is a coming-of-age tale narrated by Kvothe, a gifted musician, magician, and adventurer, as he recounts his extraordinary life.
  10. “The Earthsea Cycle” by Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Comprising works like “A Wizard of Earthsea” and “The Farthest Shore,” this cycle explores the archipelago of Earthsea and follows the journey of the wizard Ged.
  11. “The Belgariad” series by David Eddings
    • Beginning with “Pawn of Prophecy,” this classic series follows farm boy Garion as he discovers his destiny and becomes entwined in a grand quest to save the world.
  12. “The Book of the New Sun” series by Gene Wolfe
    • Starting with “The Shadow of the Torturer,” this series is known for its complex narrative and follows the journey of Severian, an apprentice in the guild of torturers, in a distant future Earth.
  13. “The Demon Cycle” series by Peter V. Brett
    • Beginning with “The Warded Man,” this series explores a world where demons rise from the ground every night, and humanity must rely on magical wards for protection.
  14. “The Black Company” series by Glen Cook
    • Starting with “The Black Company,” this series follows a mercenary unit known as the Black Company as they navigate a world filled with war, magic, and ancient powers.
  15. “The Gentleman’s Bastard” series by Scott Lynch
    • Starting with “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” this series follows the exploits of master thief Locke Lamora and his band of skilled con artists in the city of Camorr.

These additional recommendations offer a diverse mix of fantasy sub-genres, from epic high fantasy to urban fantasy and everything in between. Each series presents a unique world filled with rich characters, intricate plots, and imaginative storytelling, providing readers with a plethora of fantastical adventures to explore.

Let’s continue our journey through the realms of fantasy literature with more captivating novels that have left an indelible mark on readers:

  1. “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever” series by Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Beginning with “Lord Foul’s Bane,” this series follows Thomas Covenant, a leper, who is transported to a fantastical land and becomes a central figure in a struggle between good and evil.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Christopher Paolini
    • Starting with “Eragon,” this epic fantasy series follows the farm boy Eragon as he discovers a dragon egg and becomes entwined in the battle against the evil king Galbatorix.
  3. “The Elenium” trilogy by David Eddings
    • Beginning with “The Diamond Throne,” this series follows Sir Sparhawk, a knight, as he embarks on a quest to save his queen and kingdom from a dark conspiracy.
  4. “The Lightbringer” series by Brent Weeks
    • This series, beginning with “The Black Prism,” introduces readers to a world where magical abilities are tied to the manipulation of light and follows characters caught in political intrigue and conflict.
  5. “The Inquisitor’s Apprentice” by Chris Moriarty
    • Set in an alternate New York City, this novel follows a young boy with magical abilities as he navigates a world filled with mysteries, magical crimes, and a secret police force.
  6. “The Broken Empire” trilogy by Mark Lawrence
    • Following the antihero Jorg Ancrath, this dark fantasy trilogy, beginning with “Prince of Thorns,” explores themes of power, revenge, and the consequences of a post-apocalyptic world.
  7. “The Riddle-Master Trilogy” by Patricia A. McKillip
    • Beginning with “The Riddle-Master of Hed,” this trilogy follows Morgon, a young prince with a mysterious destiny, as he unravels riddles and navigates a world filled with ancient magic.
  8. “The Night Angel Trilogy” by Brent Weeks
    • Starting with “The Way of Shadows,” this trilogy follows an orphan, Azoth, who becomes an assassin and gets embroiled in a complex web of politics, magic, and morality.
  9. “The Dragon Prince” trilogy by Melanie Rawn
    • Beginning with “Dragon Prince,” this series introduces readers to a world of political intrigue, magical dragon bonds, and a royal family striving to protect their kingdom.
  10. “The Godspeaker Trilogy” by Karen Miller
    • Starting with “Empress,” this trilogy explores the rise of a powerful and ambitious empress, Hekat, in a world filled with gods, magic, and political machinations.
  11. “The Drenai Saga” by David Gemmell
    • Beginning with “Legend,” this series follows various heroes and antiheroes as they confront dark forces threatening the land of Drenai.
  12. “The Empire Trilogy” by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
    • Starting with “Daughter of the Empire,” this series explores the life of Mara of the Acoma, a young woman thrust into a position of power in a feudal empire.
  13. “The Dagger and the Coin” series by Daniel Abraham
    • Beginning with “The Dragon’s Path,” this series combines political intrigue and economic manipulation in a world on the brink of war.
  14. “The Belgariad” series by David Eddings
    • Starting with “Pawn of Prophecy,” this classic series follows Garion, a farm boy, as he discovers his destiny and becomes entangled in a grand quest to save the world.
  15. “The Chronicles of the Black Company” by Glen Cook
    • Beginning with “The Black Company,” this series follows the exploits of a mercenary unit as they navigate a world filled with war, magic, and ancient powers.

These additional fantasy series provide a diverse array of worlds, characters, and themes, ensuring that readers have a vast landscape of fantastical adventures to explore. Whether you’re drawn to epic quests, political intrigue, or dark and gritty tales, these novels offer a rich tapestry of imaginative storytelling.

Let’s uncover more gems in the realm of fantasy literature, featuring enchanting worlds, compelling characters, and epic adventures:

  1. “The Gentlemen Bastard” series by Scott Lynch
    • Beginning with “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” this series follows the exploits of a clever and audacious group of con artists known as the Gentlemen Bastards in the city of Camorr.
  2. “The Lightbringer” series by Brent Weeks
    • Continuing with “The Blinding Knife” and “The Broken Eye,” this series unfolds in a world where magic is harnessed through the manipulation of light, and a conflict threatens to engulf the realms.
  3. “The Chronicles of Prydain” series by Lloyd Alexander
    • Starting with “The Book of Three,” this classic series draws inspiration from Welsh mythology and follows the adventures of Taran, an Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his companions.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by N.K. Jemisin
    • Expanding beyond “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” this trilogy explores the intricate relationships between gods and mortals, weaving a tale of power, oppression, and transformation.
  5. “The Winternight Trilogy” by Katherine Arden
    • Beginning with “The Bear and the Nightingale,” this series combines Russian folklore with historical fantasy, following the adventures of Vasilisa Petrovna in a world filled with spirits and magic.
  6. “The Witcher” series by Andrzej Sapkowski
    • Continuing with “Blood of Elves” and subsequent novels, this series follows Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter, as he navigates a world rife with political intrigue, mythical creatures, and moral ambiguity.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Christopher Paolini
    • Expanding with “Eldest” and “Brisingr,” this series delves deeper into the adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they face challenges and confront the tyrannical king.
  8. “The Farseer Trilogy” by Robin Hobb
    • Beginning with “Assassin’s Apprentice,” this series follows FitzChivalry Farseer, a royal bastard with a unique connection to the mystical Skill and Wit, as he becomes embroiled in court politics.
  9. “The Broken Earth” trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    • Expanding with “The Obelisk Gate” and “The Stone Sky,” this trilogy explores a world torn apart by seismic events and follows characters with the power to manipulate the earth.
  10. “The Riyria Revelations” series by Michael J. Sullivan
    • Beginning with “Theft of Swords,” this series follows the adventures of Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and Hadrian Blackwater, a skilled swordsman, as they become entangled in a larger conspiracy.
  11. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (as James S.A. Corey)
    • Expanding with “Caliban’s War” and other novels in “The Expanse” series, this space opera introduces a complex universe filled with political intrigue, interstellar conflict, and mysterious alien technology.
  12. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Terry Brooks
    • Continuing with “The Elfstones of Shannara” and subsequent novels, this epic fantasy series follows various heroes as they confront dark forces threatening the Four Lands.
  13. “The Elenium” trilogy by David Eddings
    • Expanding with “The Ruby Knight” and “The Sapphire Rose,” this series continues the adventures of Sir Sparhawk as he faces new challenges and threats to his kingdom.
  14. “The Belgariad” series by David Eddings
    • Expanding with “Queen of Sorcery” and other novels, this classic series follows Garion and his companions as they embark on a grand quest filled with magic, prophecy, and ancient battles.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Jacqueline Carey
    • Beginning with “Kushiel’s Dart,” this series combines political intrigue and romance in an alternate history fantasy world, following the adventures of the courtesan and spy Phèdre nó Delaunay.

These additional fantasy series encompass a wide range of themes, settings, and storytelling styles, ensuring that readers can find a captivating world that suits their tastes. Whether you’re drawn to epic sagas, character-driven narratives, or unique blends of genres, these novels offer a rich tapestry of imaginative storytelling.

Let’s dive into more fantastical worlds with additional fantasy novels that have garnered acclaim for their creativity and storytelling:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Garth Nix
    • Beginning with “Sabriel,” this series follows the journey of the Abhorsen, a necromancer tasked with laying the restless dead to rest, in a world filled with magic and danger.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Mercedes Lackey
    • Starting with “Arrows of the Queen,” this series explores a land where individuals with magical Gifts are chosen to become Heralds, protectors of the realm.
  3. “The Lightbringer” series by Anthony Ryan
    • Beginning with “Blood Song,” this series follows Vaelin Al Sorna, a skilled warrior, as he navigates political intrigue, war, and ancient prophecies in a world filled with magic.
  4. “The Divine Cities” trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Expanding with “City of Blades” and “City of Miracles,” this series combines mystery and fantasy as characters investigate divine miracles and uncover secrets in a post-war city.
  5. “The Traitor Son Cycle” by Miles Cameron
    • Beginning with “The Red Knight,” this epic fantasy series combines medieval history with magical elements, featuring a mercenary captain and a world threatened by dark forces.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Peter V. Brett
    • Expanding with “The Desert Spear” and “The Daylight War,” this series explores a world where humanity must defend against nightly attacks by demonic creatures known as corelings.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by James Clemens
    • Starting with “Wit’ch Fire,” this series follows Elena, a witch with a destiny, as she battles dark forces in a world where magic and ancient prophecies shape the fate of nations.
  8. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Elspeth Cooper
    • Beginning with “Songs of the Earth,” this series follows Gair, a man accused of witchcraft, as he discovers his magical abilities and becomes entangled in a struggle for the fate of the land.
  9. “The Broken Empire” trilogy by C.T. Phipps
    • Starting with “The Crown Tower,” this series follows a group of adventurers in a world filled with magic, monsters, and political intrigue.
  10. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Michael J. Sullivan
    • Expanding with “The Crown Conspiracy” and “Avempartha,” this series follows the adventures of Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, a skilled thief and swordsman duo, in a world of kingdoms and conspiracies.
  11. “The Faithful and the Fallen” series by John Gwynne
    • Beginning with “Malice,” this epic fantasy series explores a world on the brink of war, with characters drawn into a conflict between angels and demons.
  12. “The Obsidian Trilogy” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
    • Starting with “The Outstretched Shadow,” this trilogy follows a young girl with magical potential as she becomes entangled in a battle against ancient dark forces.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Kristen Britain
    • Expanding with “Green Rider” and other novels, this series follows Karigan G’ladheon, a messenger with a destiny, as she encounters magical beings and faces ancient evils.
  14. “The Demon Cycle” series by Peter V. Brett
    • Expanding with “The Skull Throne” and “The Core,” this series follows characters as they confront demons and strive to protect humanity in a world besieged by dark forces.
  15. “The Rhenwars Saga” by M.L. Spencer
    • Beginning with “Darkmage,” this series explores a world where magic is both a source of power and a dangerous force, and characters navigate complex webs of politics and intrigue.

These additional fantasy series offer a plethora of worlds, characters, and adventures for readers to explore. From epic battles to intricate magical systems, these novels showcase the rich diversity within the fantasy genre, providing something for every fantasy enthusiast’s tastes.

Let’s continue our exploration of captivating fantasy novels that offer rich storytelling and imaginative worlds:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Raymond E. Feist – Starting with “Magician: Apprentice” and “Magician: Master,” this classic series follows Pug, a young orphan, as he discovers his magical abilities and becomes embroiled in conflicts that span multiple worlds.
  2. “The Traitor Baru Cormorant” series by Seth Dickinson – Continuing with “The Monster Baru Cormorant,” this series explores the life of Baru Cormorant, a brilliant strategist, as she navigates a world of political intrigue, colonization, and rebellion.
  3. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Trudi Canavan – Beginning with “The Magicians’ Guild,” this series introduces Sonea, a slum-dweller with latent magical abilities, as she enters a world of magic, political machinations, and ancient secrets.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Anthony Horowitz – Starting with “Magpie Murders,” this metafictional mystery novel weaves a story within a story, combining elements of classic whodunits with a modern-day mystery.
  5. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Richard K. Morgan – Beginning with “Altered Carbon,” this cyberpunk science fiction novel explores a future where consciousness can be transferred between bodies, leading to a world of intrigue, crime, and technology.
  6. “The Divine Cities” trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett – Expanding with “City of Blades” and “City of Miracles,” this series combines elements of fantasy and mystery, following characters as they unravel divine mysteries in a post-war city.
  7. “The Empire Trilogy” by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Expanding with “Servant of the Empire” and “Mistress of the Empire,” this series follows Mara of the Acoma as she navigates political intrigue and strives to protect her family in a feudal empire.
  8. “The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne” trilogy by Brian Staveley – Beginning with “The Emperor’s Blades,” this series follows the children of an assassinated emperor as they grapple with conspiracy, war, and ancient threats to their empire.
  9. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Fiona McIntosh – Starting with “Myrren’s Gift,” this series follows characters in a world where magical gifts can be both a blessing and a curse, and individuals grapple with the consequences of their powers.
  10. “The Powder Mage” trilogy by Brian McClellan – Expanding with “The Crimson Campaign” and “The Autumn Republic,” this series combines elements of flintlock fantasy with political intrigue, following characters in a world on the brink of war.
  11. “The Dandelion Dynasty” series by Ken Liu – Beginning with “The Grace of Kings,” this silkpunk epic fantasy series explores a world inspired by East Asian history and mythology, featuring characters embroiled in rebellion and revolution.
  12. “The Raksura” series by Martha Wells – Starting with “The Cloud Roads,” this series introduces readers to the Raksura, a shapeshifting race, and follows Moon, a solitary Raksura, as he discovers his heritage and becomes part of a larger community.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Joe Abercrombie – Expanding with “Before They Are Hanged” and “Last Argument of Kings,” this series, known as “The First Law” trilogy, offers a gritty and realistic take on classic fantasy tropes, exploring themes of morality and power.
  14. “The Red Queen’s War” trilogy by Mark Lawrence – Beginning with “Prince of Fools,” this series follows Jalan Kendeth, a prince with a penchant for trouble, as he becomes embroiled in a quest that spans different realms and dimensions.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by K.S. Villoso – Starting with “The Wolf of Oren-Yaro,” this series follows Queen Talyien, a ruler navigating political intrigue, betrayal, and personal challenges in a world filled with magic and complex relationships.

These additional fantasy series showcase the diversity of the genre, offering readers a wide array of settings, characters, and narrative styles to enjoy. Whether you’re drawn to epic fantasy, mystery, or unique blends of genres, these novels provide engaging and immersive experiences in fantastical realms.

Let’s continue the exploration of more captivating fantasy novels that have enthralled readers with their imaginative storytelling:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Carol Berg – Beginning with “Transformation,” this series follows a reluctant hero, Seyonne, as he grapples with political intrigue, magic, and personal transformation in a world torn by conflict.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Kristen Britain – Expanding with “First Rider’s Call” and other novels, this series follows Karigan G’ladheon, a Green Rider with a magical destiny, as she embarks on adventures in a land filled with ancient magic.
  3. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Jacqueline Carey – Continuing with “Kushiel’s Chosen” and “Kushiel’s Avatar,” this series follows Phèdre nó Delaunay, a courtesan and spy, as she navigates political intrigue and personal challenges in a richly detailed world.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Elizabeth Moon – Beginning with “Sheepfarmer’s Daughter,” this series follows Paksenarrion, a young woman who joins a mercenary company and discovers her own destiny in a world threatened by dark forces.
  5. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Emily St. John Mandel – Starting with “Station Eleven,” this post-apocalyptic novel weaves together the stories of interconnected characters before, during, and after a devastating flu pandemic that reshapes the world.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Daniel José Older – Beginning with “Shadowshaper,” this urban fantasy series follows Sierra Santiago as she discovers her supernatural abilities and becomes embroiled in a battle against dark forces in Brooklyn.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Alex London – Starting with “Proxy,” this dystopian science fiction series explores a world where debts are paid through proxy labor, and a young man named Knox and his proxy Syd become unlikely allies.
  8. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Martha Wells – Expanding with “City of Bones” and “The Gate of Gods,” this series follows characters in a city where the bones of an ancient, god-like race are used to power magic and technology.
  9. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Francesca Haig – Beginning with “The Fire Sermon,” this dystopian series is set in a world where every person is born with a twin, one physically perfect and the other marked by a deformity, and explores themes of inequality and rebellion.
  10. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Karen Healey – Starting with “Guardian of the Dead,” this young adult fantasy novel follows a Maori teenager, Ellie Spencer, as she discovers her connection to ancient myths and battles supernatural forces.
  11. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by S.L. Huang – Beginning with “Zero Sum Game,” this series follows Cas Russell, a math-genius mercenary with a unique ability to calculate the outcomes of situations, as she becomes embroiled in conspiracies and mysteries.
  12. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Rebecca Roanhorse – Expanding with “Trail of Lightning” and “Storm of Locusts,” this urban fantasy series is set in a post-apocalyptic world inspired by Navajo mythology and follows the monster hunter Maggie Hoskie.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Naomi Novik – Starting with “His Majesty’s Dragon,” this alternate history series combines fantasy with the Napoleonic Wars, featuring aerial combat between dragons and their human captains.
  14. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Ellen Kushner – Beginning with “Swordspoint,” this fantasy novel set in the city of Riverside follows the lives and intrigues of swordsmen, nobles, and spies.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Peter Newman – Expanding with “The Vagrant” and “The Malice,” this series follows a lone wanderer known as the Vagrant as he navigates a desolate, post-apocalyptic world filled with dark magic.

These additional novels showcase the versatility and richness of the fantasy genre, spanning various sub-genres and themes. From post-apocalyptic settings to dystopian futures and urban fantasy landscapes, each of these novels offers a unique and engaging journey for readers seeking imaginative storytelling.

Let’s continue our exploration of more captivating fantasy novels that promise enthralling tales and rich world-building:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by R.F. Kuang – Beginning with “The Poppy War,” this series is set in a world inspired by Chinese history and follows Rin, a war orphan who discovers her shamanic powers and becomes entangled in the conflicts of empire.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Rob J. Hayes – Starting with “Where Loyalties Lie,” this grimdark fantasy series follows a diverse cast of characters, including pirates and mercenaries, as they navigate treacherous seas and political intrigues.
  3. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by V.E. Schwab – Expanding with “A Gathering of Shadows” and “A Conjuring of Light,” this series follows characters with the ability to travel between parallel versions of London, each with varying levels of magic.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Josiah Bancroft – Beginning with “Senlin Ascends,” this steampunk fantasy series follows schoolteacher Thomas Senlin as he navigates the mysterious and dangerous Tower of Babel in search of his missing wife.
  5. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Tasha Suri – Starting with “Empire of Sand,” this fantasy novel is set in a world inspired by Mughal India and follows a woman with magical abilities who becomes embroiled in political machinations.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by S.A. Chakraborty – Expanding with “The Kingdom of Copper” and “The Empire of Gold,” this trilogy is set in a magical version of the Middle East and follows Nahri, a con artist with hidden powers, as she navigates a world of djinn and political intrigue.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by R.A. Salvatore – Beginning with “The Crystal Shard,” this series follows the adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden, a dark elf who rejects the evil ways of his kin and seeks a different path in a world filled with dungeons and dragons.
  8. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Adrian Tchaikovsky – Starting with “Children of Time,” this science fiction novel explores the evolution of a society of intelligent spiders on a terraformed planet and the human explorers who encounter them.
  9. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) – Expanding with “The Witness for the Dead,” this series is set in the same world as “The Goblin Emperor” and follows Thara Celehar, a witness for the dead who investigates crimes in the city of Ethuveraz.
  10. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Angus Watson – Beginning with “Age of Iron,” this historical fantasy series is set in Iron Age Britain and follows a warrior, a druid, and a runaway slave as they embark on a quest that involves battles, gods, and political intrigue.
  11. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Jay Kristoff – Expanding with “Godsgrave” and “Darkdawn,” this series follows Mia Corvere, a young assassin seeking revenge in a world filled with magic, political corruption, and gladiatorial combat.
  12. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) – Starting with “The Clockwork Boys,” this series follows a mismatched group of criminals and misfits on a dangerous mission to prevent an impending war in a world filled with magical creatures.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Nghi Vo – Beginning with “The Empress of Salt and Fortune,” this novella explores a world of magic and political intrigue as a cleric and a talking bird investigate the secrets of an exiled empress.
  14. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Michael R. Fletcher – Expanding with “Beyond Redemption,” this dark fantasy series explores a world where belief shapes reality, and characters with delusional madness wield incredible powers.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Margaret Rogerson – Starting with “An Enchantment of Ravens,” this standalone fantasy novel follows a mortal artist who becomes entangled with the dangerous fae courts, leading to a perilous journey.

These additional novels offer a diverse range of fantasy experiences, from epic quests and magical worlds to steampunk adventures and historical fantasy. Whether you’re seeking intricate world-building, complex characters, or unique twists on classic tropes, these novels provide a rich tapestry of fantastical storytelling.

Let’s continue our exploration of more captivating fantasy novels across various sub-genres, each offering a unique blend of creativity and storytelling:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Mary Robinette Kowal – Starting with “Shades of Milk and Honey,” this fantasy series combines Regency-era romance with magic, as characters navigate a world where glamour, the art of manipulating magical illusions, is a refined skill.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Robert Jackson Bennett – Expanding with “City of Stairs” and “City of Blades,” this series introduces a world where the gods have been overthrown, leaving behind remnants of their power that continue to shape the destinies of nations.
  3. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Beth Cato – Beginning with “The Clockwork Dagger,” this steampunk fantasy novel follows a healer on a perilous airship journey, uncovering mysteries and confronting powerful forces in a world filled with alchemy and clockwork.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – Expanding with “To Light a Candle” and “When Darkness Falls,” this series is set in a world where magic is based on the principles of elemental forces, and heroes must stand against dark forces threatening their land.
  5. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Erika Johansen – Starting with “The Queen of the Tearling,” this series follows Kelsea Glynn, a young queen with a destiny, as she confronts political intrigue, magic, and the legacy of her kingdom.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Terry Goodkind – Expanding with “Stone of Tears” and subsequent novels, this series follows Richard Cypher as he discovers his destiny as the Seeker of Truth and battles dark forces threatening the world of the Midlands.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by C.J. Cherryh – Beginning with “The Gate of Ivrel,” this science fantasy series follows Morgaine, a powerful warrior, as she travels through different dimensions, closing gates that threaten the fabric of reality.
  8. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Glen Cook – Expanding with “The White Rose” and “Shadow Games,” this series follows the Black Company, a mercenary group, as they navigate a world filled with war, magic, and ancient powers.
  9. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Seanan McGuire – Starting with “Every Heart a Doorway,” this series explores a school for children who have returned from magical worlds, dealing with the challenges of reintegration into our reality.
  10. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Peter Orullian – Expanding with “The Unremembered” and “Trial of Intentions,” this epic fantasy series follows characters as they confront dark forces and unravel mysteries in a world where music holds powerful magic.
  11. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Alix E. Harrow – Beginning with “The Ten Thousand Doors of January,” this standalone fantasy novel combines historical fiction and portal fantasy, as a young woman discovers doors to other worlds and the power of storytelling.
  12. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by K.B. Wagers – Expanding with “Behind the Throne” and “After the Crown,” this space opera series follows Hail Bristol, a gunrunner and former princess, as she navigates the complexities of interstellar politics and rebellion.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Laura Lam – Starting with “Pantomime,” this fantasy series follows Micah Grey, a runaway with a mysterious past, as they join the circus and discover their own extraordinary abilities.
  14. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Myke Cole – Expanding with “Control Point” and “Fortress Frontier,” this military fantasy series explores a world where individuals manifest magical abilities, leading to the formation of special forces to control and harness their powers.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Wesley Chu – Beginning with “The Lives of Tao,” this science fiction series follows Roen Tan, an ordinary man who becomes the host for an ancient alien intelligence, thrust into a secret war for the fate of humanity.

These additional novels showcase the vast diversity within the fantasy genre, spanning various themes, settings, and narrative styles. Whether you’re drawn to epic adventures, steampunk aesthetics, or explorations of magic and destiny, these books offer a wealth of fantastical journeys for readers to enjoy.

Let’s continue our exploration of more captivating fantasy novels that promise diverse and enthralling stories:

  1. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Emma Newman – Starting with “Planetfall,” this science fiction novel explores the challenges faced by a colony on an alien planet, where secrets from the past come to light and threaten the fragile balance of the community.
  2. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Aliette de Bodard – Expanding with “Servant of the Underworld” and other novels, this series is set in the Aztec-inspired world of the Dominion of the Fallen, where gods and mortals navigate political intrigues and divine conflicts.
  3. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by A.J. Hackwith – Beginning with “The Library of the Unwritten,” this fantasy novel is set in a library in Hell, where unfinished stories and characters come to life, and librarians must navigate the challenges of literary realms.
  4. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Brian Lee Durfee – Expanding with “The Forgetting Moon” and “The Blackest Heart,” this epic fantasy series follows characters as they navigate a world filled with warring kingdoms, dark magic, and ancient prophecies.
  5. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Susan Dennard – Starting with “Truthwitch,” this series follows two young women with magical abilities in a world on the brink of war. The story delves into friendship, politics, and the consequences of wielding power.
  6. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Tamsyn Muir – Expanding with “Gideon the Ninth” and “Harrow the Ninth,” this science fantasy series follows necromancers and their cavaliers as they compete for power in a decaying space empire filled with secrets and mysteries.
  7. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Anthony Huso – Beginning with “The Last Page,” this dark fantasy series follows characters in a world where forbidden magic and ancient artifacts unleash chaos and threaten the balance between order and chaos.
  8. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Kristen Ciccarelli – Expanding with “The Last Namsara” and “The Caged Queen,” this series is set in a world where stories and dragons hold great power, and a dragon-slayer must confront her past to shape her destiny.
  9. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Nick Martell – Starting with “The Kingdom of Liars,” this fantasy novel follows a protagonist burdened with a dark secret in a city divided by magic and politics, where lies have profound consequences.
  10. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Mary Fan – Expanding with “Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon” and “Windborn,” this series combines steampunk elements with fantasy, following characters as they embark on quests involving automatons, airships, and magical artifacts.
  11. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Django Wexler – Beginning with “The Thousand Names,” this flintlock fantasy series explores a world inspired by the Napoleonic era, where military campaigns, magic, and political intrigue intersect in a gripping narrative.
  12. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Sebastien de Castell – Expanding with “Traitor’s Blade” and other novels in the Greatcoats series, this swashbuckling fantasy follows a group of disgraced knights as they navigate a world of duels, conspiracies, and a tyrannical ruler.
  13. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Alexis Henderson – Starting with “The Year of the Witching,” this dark fantasy novel follows a young woman in a puritanical society as she uncovers forbidden knowledge and confronts supernatural forces that threaten her community.
  14. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by R.F. Kuang – Expanding with “The Dragon Republic” and “The Burning God,” this grimdark trilogy follows Rin, a war orphan with shamanic powers, as she navigates the complexities of war, politics, and her own inner struggles.
  15. “The Inheritance Trilogy” by Mark Lawrence – Beginning with “Prince of Thorns,” this dark fantasy series follows Jorg Ancrath, a morally ambiguous antihero, as he seeks revenge in a post-apocalyptic world filled with magic and brutality.

These additional novels contribute to the diverse landscape of fantasy literature, offering readers a wide array of settings, characters, and themes. Whether you’re drawn to epic quests, political intrigue, or unique blends of genres, these books provide an abundance of fantastical adventures to explore.


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