Have you ever thought about writing your own fantasy book, but didn’t know how? A good idea is to get ideas from other people and learn about your genre. In that case, here are our top 25 fantasy books of all time, without further ado:
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones has become a huge hit over the last few years, so what list wouldn’t include it as one of the best fantasy books? It has a lot of different story lines, a group of people who can die at any time, and a world full of lords, knights, bastards, wizards and more. If you like that, you’ll like this series, too. It has magic, mystery, intrigue, and a lot of romance. It’s a world that you’ve never seen before. There has been a lot of talk about the movie adaptation. We’re sure that the book series is one of the best fantasy books around.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
One ring can rule them all. He put all of his power into One Ring that was taken from him. In the end, Bilbo Baggins has the ring after living in Middle-earth for a long time. After he turns eleventy-one, he disappears, and the ring goes to Frodo, his cousin. That’s when the journey to destroy the ring and everything it stands for began.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
You can only go to the land where kids fall out of wardrobes. Lucy, Peter and Susan and Edmund only know about this country. Lucy finds it first, Edmund and the rest follow. Find magic and Aslan, the Great Lion there. It changes their lives for good. It’s a good book to read to your kids if you want to make them wonder about the world.
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Imagine that people in a fantasy world grow up and find out that they have the same kinds of issues and anxieties as people in the real world. In the city, what would be the best job for a troll? The Colour of Magic talks about the questions that everyone wants to know about fantasy heroes but is afraid to ask. It tries to answer them.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Born to a royal family, Fitz is born with a magical link to animals called Wit. His relationship with animals must be broken when he is adopted into the royal family. He must learn how to live as a royal assassin and give up his connection to animals to do this. This is how the story goes: The Assassin’s Apprentice is one of the best adult fantasy novels because it has a lot of interesting characters and a great story.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora is an adventure, loyalty, and survival guide like Robin Hood and Ocean’s Eleven. It’s set in a world where criminals and nobles live together in peace. Locke Lamora manages to get away from death, slavery, and more, only to fall into the hands of a con artist called Chains, who tricks people into giving him money.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind is a fantasy story about a young man who grows up to become a well-known wizard in a fantasy world. Kvothe’s journey began with a group of traveling performers. Finally, he goes to a school of magic. Plenty of high action and adventure makes Kvothe a person who wants to kill people.
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
“HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE A WHOLE WORLD?” To get her stolen birthright back, Lessa, the kind of person people think of as a kitchen girl, has to fight for what she wants. But then she meets the queen dragon, and they form a quick and strong friendship that lasts. We need dragons and their riders to protect the planet Thread, but how much will that cost us?
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
There are a lot of stories that fade away as time goes on, but there are also a lot of stories that have been forgotten. Before the Third Age, which is called the Age of Prophecy, the world and time are both in balance, but only in that time. So now, everything that has happened and will happen can fall under the Shadow.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
Abercrombie puts together a group of people who are very different from each other: a philosophical Barbarian who doesn’t like killing, a dashing hero who is afraid to fight, and a crippled torturer with a heart of gold. This unlikely group of people, along with an interesting plot and a wizard, walks a line that could cost them everything.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Legendary swords and armor make ordinary men into invincible warriors, and the Shardblade is the only thing that can make this happen in an epic fantasy. People from all over the world of fantasy fight their own battles, sometimes with less than pure intentions.
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
In the fantasy world of Malazan, there have been many wars, bitter infighting, and bloody fights. Empress Laseen’s imperial troops, who were thought to be used to the bloodshed, are looking for a break. But her rule is unbreakable, and her Claw assassins are there to keep it that way. Gods, on the other hand, are getting ready for a little help from the Emperor. The reason why these books are so popular is because they are well written.
This is half of our list of the best fantasy books of all time. But why are these books so good, and what makes them so good?There are a lot of books on this list that completely immerse the reader in their stories. Because they write in a way that lets their readers get used to complicated new worlds without being overwhelmed with information, their plots aren’t simple at all. This might look easy, but it takes a lot of work to write fantasy stories that work. If you have a whole world in your head that you want to write down, you might think about writing a fantasy book. If you build a world that people can’t help but want to visit, maybe one day that book will be one of the best fantasy books of all time. However, your writing must be great before we get there. Editing tools like ProWritingAid can help you learn as you write. They show you how to make your writing readable, well-paced, and correct. Did you know that how quickly you read can have a big impact on how well it reads? Do your readers need to know every little thing about your world all at once?
ProWritingAid’s pacing report will show you where your writing is a little too introspective or description-heavy, so you can add some action to your writing to make it more interesting. To keep track of your writing, you need to be able to see an overall picture of what you’re doing. This way, you can make sure that every part of your novel is doing its job to put your world into the minds of your readers. Check your writing with ProWritingAid no matter what kind of writing you do, even if it’s not fantasy novels. This way, you can make sure your written communication is the best it can be. Back to the list!
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The Last Gunslinger is Roland Deschain of Gilead, and he is the only one. I don’t know what he looks like. He is on a quest through a desolate fantasy world to find the man in black. Roland is a good person, but he leaves behind death. People in black can make people alive again. People in white can’t.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
It used to be that Ged was called Sparrowhawk when he was younger. Ged is the best sorcerer in all of Earthsea. During his time as Sparrowhawk, the terrible shadow fell over the world. Ged must learn the powerful word of power, tame an ancient dragon, and cross over to the other side of death in order to bring balance back to his world.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
More than 800 pages of world-building, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell tells the story of English magicians who can no longer do magic. When a magician who isn’t out in public gets some of his powers back. Jonathan Strange is soon competing with him as a magician. All is well until Strange shows up.