If you love fairy tale-ish books - and don't mind if things get bleak and violent for a while - and haven't read this book yet, I strongly recommend Uprooted! This fantasy is one part Polish folk tale, one part coming-of-age magical fantasy, and one part horror.
The Dune series is a landmark of soft science fiction. Herbert deliberately suppressed technology in his Dune universe so he could address the politics of humanity, rather than the future of humanity's technology. Dune considers the way humans and their institutions might change over time.
Oathbringer, No. 3 in the ongoing Stormlight Archive series, continues the story of a band of humans fighting to unite their world in the face of an apocalyptic threat. Now, the Voidbringers and the Everstorm have come to Roshar*, and the fledgling Knights Radiant face threats from within and without.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction.
Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast fantasy novel series. The books, from author Mervyn Peake, follow the sprawling, decaying, gothic-like Castle Gormenghast and its strange inhabitants, including Titus, the heir to the throne of the House of Groan, scheming kitchen boy Steerpike, and twin sisters Cora and Clarice.
Some readers equate fantasy with hobbits and magic wardrobes. Others conjure images of a wizard P.I. in Chicago or a gunslinger in a magical Wild West. And that is the beauty of the genre. Fantasy thrives on the creation of new worlds, species and magic systems.
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) [Robin Hobb, Michael Whelan, John Howe] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman.
My favorite fantasy literature novels - 11-22-63 by Stephen King: A best fantasy books so far for me. A thrilling science fiction novel by Stephen King, 11/22/63 is a story of Jake Epping, a high school teacher, who ends up becoming a time traveler and goes back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Storm Front Overview: A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders.
Northern Lights is the first part of Philip Pullman's acclaimed Dark Materials trilogy. The book was first published in 1995, a year in which the book also claimed the Carnegie Award. Imagine a world that is as alike as it is disimilar to our own.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel, written as a collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan, the coming of the End Times.
One of my favorite authors for writing less typical fantasy novels than the "Tolkienesque" (high fantasy w/elves) books that seem to be what is mostly available. His book, Red Country, is a great example of mixing two genres (Westerns & Fantasy) and a semi-sequel to the First Law Trilogy.
The Painted Man (titled The Warded Man in the US) is a fantasy novel written by American writer Peter V. Brett. It is the first part of the Demon Cycle. It was first published by HarperCollins's Voyager imprint in the United Kingdom on 1 September 2008, and was published in the United States under the title of The Warded Man in March 2009.
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson is the second volume of The Stormlight Archive, the hardcover clocking in at a colossal 1087 pages! This is a monster book, the story is appropriately epic, and I felt exhausted after finally finishing that last page.
Wizard's First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind, is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth. Published by Tor Books, it was released on August 15, 1994 in hardcover, and in paperback on July 15, 1997. The book was also re-released with new cover artwork by Keith Parkinson in paperback on June 23, 2001.
The Princess Bride is a 1973 fantasy romance novel written by William Goldman. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, romantic love, romance, and fairy tale. It is presented as an abridgment (or "the good parts version") of a longer work by S. Morgenstern, and Goldman's "commentary" asides are constant throughout.
The Stormlight Archive is an ongoing epic fantasy novel series written by American author Brandon Sanderson. The first of ten planned volumes, The Way of Kings, was published on August 31, 2010. The second, Words of Radiance, was published on March 4, 2014.
This is an epic fantasy series and The Final Empire, the first book in the trilogy is, in itself, epic. A world oppressed by a dark ruler sees a thieving group take upon the mantels of heroes. This, along with the help of their mystical power, Alomancy, determines the fate of the Mistborn.
Feast for Crows and Dance With Dragons couldve been one book. Path of Daggers, Winter's Heart and Crossroads could've been one book. Sword of Truth could've been 4 books max and tell the same story. There's no good reason for Toll the Hounds, Dust of Dreams and Crippled God to exist separately. You get my point. Vote with your dollars.
A Wizard of Earthsea is a fantasy novel written by American author Ursula K. Le Guin and first published by the small press Parnassus in 1968. It is regarded as a classic of fantasy and children's literature and has been widely influential within the genre.
‘The Wise Man’s Fear’ has been long anticipated. Rothfuss has spent many long months rewriting and polishing this book, and it shows in the end product. His grasp and control of the English language, his beautifully written prose and elegant sentences all make for a superb read. Mostly.
A Feast for Crows is the fourth of seven planned novels in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin. The novel was first published on October 17, 2005, in the United Kingdom, with a United States edition following on 8 November 2005.
A Clash of Kings Epub Details And Review: The clash of kings is the second part of the series which witnesses the advent of the war of the five kings. This war began in this part and continued till the fifth part of the series. The book also sees several mysterious people being engaged and involved in the king’s wars of the Westeros.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 fantasy novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
A storm of swords is a member book of the ‘A Song of Fire And Ice’ Novel Series. The book is the third part of the seven-book series authored by George R. R. Martin. It is based on the fantasy genre and was published worldwide in 2000. The storm of swords is regarded the longest novel in the series that was later adapted into a television blockbuster series – Game of Thrones.
The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by American writer Terry Brooks. It is the first book of the Original Shannara Trilogy, followed by The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara. Brooks was heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and began writing The Sword of Shannara in 1967.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the debut novel by British writer Susanna Clarke.Published in 2004, it is an alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars.Its premise is that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange.
The Dark Tower is a series of eight books written by American author Stephen King that incorporates themes from multiple genres, including dark fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western. It describes a "gunslinger" and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical.
To get this last book in the series, Get Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Epub and know where this all ended. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Epub Plot And Review: The evil wizard Voldemort, who killed Harry Potter’s parent and now he wants all-in-all control over this whole world so that no one gets to challenge his monarchy.
Drew Trotter, president of the Center for Christian Study, noted that the producers of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe felt that the books' plots adhere to the archetypal "monomyth" pattern as detailed in Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.