Fantasy is an established genre with a lot of amazing voices telling enthralling and thrilling tales comprised of swashbuckling, mischievous, and amazing characters. Some of these top rated fantasy tomes are classics that helped establish the genre itself while many are from brave new voices writing in what is undoubtedly a new golden age of fantasy.

Here then are the best fantasy books!

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1 The Black Company by Glen Cook


2 The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

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3 The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

the blade itself has got to be one of the best dark fantasy books ever written



4 The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan



5 The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling


7 Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin


8 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir




9 A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab


10 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Moss

11 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


12 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss


13 The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan


14 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire


15 Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson


16 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


17 Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Empire of the Fallen) by Stephen Erikson


18 Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

19 Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman


20 The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang


21 Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman



22 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark

23 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis


24 Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey



25 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern



26 Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein



27 The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay


28 Dragonlance Chronicles by Tracy Hickman


29 Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny