Fantasy books are some of the best books to read and each book opens the door to new worlds and magic systems. It is no wonder that they are often adapted for movies and television shows. That is why we decided to list the ten best fantasy books of all time!
Choosing only ten books to define the fantasy genre is a bold task that is going to leave a bunch of notable books off the list. But we are up for the task and will be doing just that. These are the books that we believe deserve the title as the best fantasy books to ever be published!
The Ten Best Fantasy Books of All Time
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling
- A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
- J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
- The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
- The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie
- The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Best of the Best
Two books that easily came to mind and are easily the best fantasy books ever written are The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien and the Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling. The Hobbit by Tolkien also made the list because of how good of a book it is. These books shaped the way we view fantasy novels and created two fantasy worlds that are well-known by billions of people all over the world!
The next group of books on this list is books that are inspired by Tolkien but have a darker, grimy twist on the genre. These books are A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, and the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson.
Lastly, the list includes classics like His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. These two novels are beautifully written and they swallow you in their magical worlds. Gaiman has written some of the best fantasy books in the past few decades and while a couple of his books could have made the list, The Graveyard Book is befitting of this honor.
That is our pick for the ten best fantasy books of all time. We will be releasing a full list of all the best fantasy books of all time so comment what books you believe should be on the list or should have made this list. Until then, happy reading!