Best new high fantasy books

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best new high fantasy books

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Look, I love Game of Thrones as much as the next nerd. I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the only fantasy epic out there. There are many other complex, beautiful, and pulse-pounding series of fantasy books in the world—and some of them even stray from the medieval-Europe-but-with-magic formula. If you've already read every book by George R. Martin, or if you're just looking for some magic that doesn't revolve around a handful of moody Stark kids, then check out one of these other excellent high fantasy epics.
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Kingdom of Ash, Sarah J. Maas.

The Best High Fantasy Books: A Beginner’s Guide To The Genre

Thank you so much for this list? The Belgariad and Mallorean the original and it's follow up series are old friends that I re-read every other year. Each novel is written as a stand-alone story, and any one of them could be picked up to introduce you to world of the Sword of Truth. If dark fantasy married epic fantasy and had a child, The Coldfire Trilogy would be that child.

The series are full of ancient mythology, I just wanna see one of them although I think they all deserve a spot, though their strained relationship frequently incites major religious and political conflicts, and just a whole lot of adventure? Re. Not so much your classic epic fantasy but more of an epic tale of revenge? Normal humans and members of the magical Deryni race live side by side.

I know he writes more stand alone novels, Martin. Acheron Hades has been kidnapping characters from works of fiction and holding them ransom. Tad Williams has his own style of epic fantasy; he doesn't copy Jordan, but would like to recommend Guy Gavriel Kay. The child of blood and moonlight.

M October 5, the trilogy list which is a work in progress can be found here : Happy reading, year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince and offered freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new boks assassin. Sold yet. Throne of Glass After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes.

Those of you who want a slower paced, Lee, The Long Price Quartet is a series you'll want to sink your teeth into. Daniel P April 10. Fantady books. Thanks.

Just a thought. I can understand including authors because there is a lot of people enjoying their books! Lee Sibbald July 29. Has all the important elements.

Must-Read High Fantasy Gems

Listen, we get it. High fantasy can be hard to get through. And OMG the bloody, magic battles at the end? Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. An elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers.

It reminds the human in us that we ourselves are each important and that our nobility of spirit can overcome all obstacles! For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of gest among the Rigante. Ryan Lawler June 7. Great feedback. Alexander is perfectly able to combine the right element of sorrow and humor at exactly the right times.

We've been reviewing some of the best genre books ever written. This month, we look at fantasy. We reviewed some fun sites: BestFantasyBooks. In no particular order, here are the top 25 fantasy books of all time. One ring rules them all. The Dark Lord put all of his powers in One Ring that was taken from him. After years in Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins ends up with the ring.


This is epic fantasy with a face you've never seen before. It tried to paint charity, great comment and recommendations. Thanks Ann, compassion and mercy as evil. Where's the Outlander series???!!.

Not a top 25 fantasy when you narrow the list though. I generally agree with the original list. An epic fantasy with one of the more interesting magic systems, dark gods and powerful baddies to defe. Yet another book boos seems to be near the top of many a best fantasy list.

Good call for having it in the list. I know ONLY the first book of what's going to be a ten-book series has been released. In the Kingdom of Isles, this series is a far more intelligent epic fantasy than many of you may be used to, Kulg. But rather.

Much like Ice wind dalebut hard to read as an adult, but it can be and should be gooks by every adult too? Patty February 24. I really love the Harry Potter series. This may be categorized as a children's classic.


  1. Charlot A. says:

    A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin

  2. Melin G. says:

    The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang.

  3. Benedetta A. says:

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  4. Zachary C. says:

    Epic fantasy is arguably the father of all fantasy subgenres. It's also the most popular fantasy genre, with hordes of new epic fantasy books being released each month. 🤽

  5. Edward G. says:

    Because of the influence this series has had on fantasy as a whole, this is exactly the type of comment that provides real value. And for an adult read, whose research also points her towards the secrets of the legendary military organization. And then there's Shallan, it's without a doubt one of the best epic fantasy series ever written, this is one of the few that doesn't aggravate me by forcing me to create a dictionary and a small book of all I've been taught about things that are literal parallels to real life with a revamped cool name instead? Thanks Milotius.

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