Best Fantasy Books of All Time
One thing we all have in shared, we all love good Fantasy Books. The goal of this article is to help you decide what fantasy book should you read next.
10. “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson
Review: The storyline and plot of The Way of Kings are amazing. From beginning to end, he holds the reader’s interest. As always, Brandon Sanderson does a great job with character and story development, He’s so prolific, so inventive, so exactly what I want to read. This book starts good but ends great and this is one book I didn’t want to end!
Similar Books: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Black Prism (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks.
9. “The Black Company” by Glen Cook
Review: I start reading this book on the recommendation of a friend. I’m surprised that I had not read this book before now. This book was really interesting – The Black Company is a fairly different read than most other fantasy adventures. It’s written in a first-person perspective and jumps straight into the story. Welcome to an thoroughly different kind of medieval fantasy.
Similar Books: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Warbreaker (Tor Fantasy) by Brandon Sanderson, The Wheel Of Time by James Oliver Rigney.
8. “Ship of Magic” by Robin Hobb
Review: Another Robin Hobb “epic” fantasy book and yes, another 5-star review. A lively read with a well-paced, the characters are extremely detailed, and the plot is fascinating, and it’s just plain excellent storytelling.
Similar Books: Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb, Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.
7. “A Clash of Kings by George” R. R Martin
Review: This is not easy reading! is a must-read for those people who love reading about knights, battles, old-time politics, dragons and magic! Good for adult readers. George R.R. Martin, tales are fantasy, set in a mythical world, but the dragons and magic and so on are much less important than the strength clash of different households and kingdoms, the personal and familial conflicts, and the characters themselves.
Similar Books: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin, A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan.
6. “The Broken Kingdoms” by NK Jemisin
Review: The Broken Kingdoms the second novel in The Inheritance Trilogy, was way better than the first. Its one of the best fantasy/sci fi books I’ve read in a while. The Broken Kingdoms is more about forgiveness. Also banned love, and in a sense miscegenation. Lots of magic, lots of different locations, characters from the first book keep true to their natures. bright, original work!
Similar Books: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V., The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.
5. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
Review: This book is absolutely amazing, very few fantasy books have the thoroughness of those by George Martin. His characters are multi-dimensional and the settings are uniquely designed. George Martin is so abusive to his main characters that we just gotta love him. if you love fantasy books, you will not be disappointed.
Similar Books: A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo.
4. “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien
Review: The Hobbit book took me on a wonderful flight of fantasy, one that took me by a great range of emotions. Bilbo Baggins is a normal hobbit, adventure might be in his blood, but it’s not really his thing. He’d rather stay in his nice home under the Hill and have tea. But they have many adventures which will forever change his life and the lives of those around him. The story is magnificent. There are battles, lovely settings, and one of the best endings in English literature. If you have read the lord of the rings, I recommend this book. If you have not in addition read it I envy you for the experience you will have when you do.
Similar Books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Children of Hrin by J.R.R. Tolkien.
3. “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling
Review: J.K Rowlings Harry Potter series was a bright work of literature and fantastic for helping younger readers build their vocabulary and learn important life lessons. For anyone who hasn’t read the series and has just watched the movies, the books are a must read. For those of you who are anti Harry Potter I would like to point out some of the saving qualities of these books. First, Potter has good healthy, relationships with adults. Second, Potter has relatives and a professor who do not like him. He shows that not everyone in the world will like you but that is not a requirement to having a good life. The books encourage imagination and creativity. There are other reasons but I think that J.K. Rowling has reintroduced reading for pleasure to our young adults and that is a feat indeed. J.K. Rowlings has a fantastic imagination. Harry Potter has been translated in over 67 languages, and the last four books were the fastest selling books in history. I recommend everyone to read these books because they have something for everyone: fantasy and magic, action and adventure, monsters, romance and laughter, anyone at any age will enjoy this set.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Similar Books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.
2. “Gardens of the Moon” by Steven Erikson
Review: An excellent start to the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Steven Erikson’s “The Malazan Book of the Fallen” is about the world of dragons, elves, and magic. This is a must read series for anyone who’s looking for an epic story, this is real magic. What a beautiful writing, great story with a lot of surprising changes. It’s wonderful stuff. Stick with it. It’s worth it.
Similar Books: Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Dune by Frank Herbert.
1. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Review: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a magical set of books, the most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time. Great stories of friendship, love, compassion and fellowship. After over 65 years, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is nevertheless the ultimate fantasy epic, these stories are mind blowing and great for any age. I would highly recommend these books to everyone they are perfect!. Read the book, then watch the movie and you’ll see what i am talking about.
1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Two Towers
3. The Return of the King
Similar Books: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Eragon by Christopher Paolini.