75 Best Fantasy Books of all Time (1950 to 2018) 21st Century Book List

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Around the world, we tried to collect best fantasy books of all time. You are going to see some of the rarest books you will ever found on the web. You will find books that got published in 1950 and book that got recently published. Best fantasy books are common now but a few years ago, there was only limited publishers who publishes these think of books.

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List of 75 Best Fantasy Books of all Time

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Novel by C. S. Lewis
Published: 1950
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s literature, Novel, Christian literature

The Fellowship of the Ring
Novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
Published: 29 July 1954
Genre: Fantasy

The Lord of the Rings
Novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
Published: 29 July 1954
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Adventure fiction

The Once and Future King
Novel by T. H. White
Published: 1958
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Dune
Novel by Frank Herbert
Published: 1965
Genre: Science fiction

A Wizard of Earthsea
Novel by Ursula K. Le Guin
Published: 1968
Genre: Fantasy, Bildungsroman

Watership Down
Novel by Richard Adams
Published: November 1972
Genre: Fantasy

The Princess Bride
Novel by William Goldman
Published: 1973
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Romance

The Sword of Shannara
Novel by Terry Brooks
Published: 1977
Genre: High fantasy

The Silmarillion
Novel by J. R. R. Tolkien
Published: 15 September 1977
Genre: Mythopoeia, fantasy

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
Novel by Stephen King
Published: 10 June 1982
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Western fiction

The Mists of Avalon
Novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Published: 1983
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

The Fionavar Tapestry
Novel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Published: 1984
Genres: Fantasy Fiction

Good Omens
Novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Published: 1 May 1990
Genre: Horror fiction, fantasy, humorous fiction

Tigana
Novel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Published: August 1990
Genre: Fantasy

The Eye of the World
Novel by Robert Jordan
Published: 15 January 1990
Genre: Fantasy

The Belgariad
Book by David Eddings
Published: 1993
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Sabriel
Novel by Garth Nix
Published: 1995
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Assassin’s Apprentice
Novel by Robin Hobb
Published: 1 April 1995
Genre: Fantasy

Northern Lights
Novel by Philip Pullman
Published: 1995
Genre: Juvenile fantasy, Fantasy

Neverwhere
Novel by Neil Gaiman
Published: 16 September 1996
Genre: Urban fantasy

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A Game of Thrones
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 1 August 1996
Genre: Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Novel by J. K. Rowling
Published: 26 June 1997
Genre: Fantasy

A Clash of Kings
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 16 November 1998
Genre: Fantasy

Night Watch
Novel by Sergei Lukyanenko
Published: 1998
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Gardens of the Moon
Novel by Steven Erikson
Published: 1 April 1999
Genre: High fantasy

Storm Front
Novel by Jim Butcher
Published: 1 April 2000
Genre: Urban fantasy, Mystery

Perdido Street Station
Novel by China Mieville
Published: 2000
Genre: Speculative fiction

A Storm of Swords
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 8 August 2000
Genre: Fantasy

Spindle’s End
Book by Robin McKinley
Published: May 2000
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

American Gods
Novel by Neil Gaiman
Published: 19 June 2001
Genre: Fantasy

Lirael
Novel by Garth Nix
Published: 2001
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Thief of Time
Novel by Terry Pratchett
Published: 2001
Genre: Fantasy

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Novel by Susanna Clarke
Published: 8 September 2004
Genre: Fiction, Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Fantasy Fiction

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Novel by Susanna Clarke
Published: 8 September 2004
Genre: Fiction, Speculative fiction, Historical Fiction, Alternate history, Fantasy Fiction

A Feast for Crows
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 17 October 2005
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Novel by Shannon Hale
Published: 16 June 2005
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

The Blade Itself
Novel by Joe Abercrombie
Published: 4 May 2006
Genre: Crime Fiction

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Novel by Scott Lynch
Published: 2006
Genre: Fantasy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
Novel by Brandon Sanderson
Published: 17 July 2006
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

The Blade Itself
Novel by Joe Abercrombie
Published: 4 May 2006
Genre: Crime Fiction

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Novel: by J. K. Rowling
Published: 21 July 2007
Genre: Fantasy

The Name of the Wind
Novel by Patrick Rothfuss
Published: 27 March 2007
Genre: Heroic fantasy

The Painted Man
Novel by Peter V. Brett
Published: 1 September 2008
Genre: Fantasy, Horror fiction

The Magicians
Novel by Lev Grossman
Published: 2009
Genre: Contemporary fantasy, High fantasy, Alternative universe

Leviathan
Novel by Scott Westerfeld
Published: 6 October 2009
Genre: Steampunk, Biopunk, Alternate history

The Way of Kings
Novel by Brandon Sanderson
Published: 31 August 2010
Genre: Epic fantasy

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Novel – Catherynne M. Valente
Published – 27 July 2011
Genre: Fantasy

The Wise Man’s Fear
Novel by Patrick Rothfuss
Published: 1 March 2011
Genre: Heroic fantasy

A Dance with Dragons
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 12 July 2011
Genre: Epic fantasy

A Dance with Dragons
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 12 July 2011
Genre: Epic fantasy

Tuesdays at the Castle
Book by Jessica Day George
Published: 25 October 2011
Genre: Fairy tale, Fiction

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Novel by Laini Taylor
Published: 27 September 2011
Genre: Fantasy

Tuesdays at the Castle
Book by Jessica Day George
Published: 25 October 2011
Genre: Fairy tale, Fiction

Seraphina
Novel by Rachel Hartman
Published: 10 July 2012
Genre: Young adult fiction, Fantasy

The Magician’s Land
Novel by Lev Grossman
Published: 5 August 2014
Genre: Low fantasy, Alternative universe

The Magician’s Land
Novel by Lev Grossman
Published: 5 August 2014
Genre: Low fantasy, Alternative universe

Egg & Spoon
Novel by Gregory Maguire
Published: 9 September 2014
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Novel by Leslye Walton
Published: 25 March 2014
Genre: Fiction, Bildungsroman, Fantasy Fiction

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Uprooted
Novel by Naomi Novik
Published: 21 May 2015
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Romantic fantasy

The Winds of Winter
Novel by George R. R. Martin
Published: 2015/ not published after 2018
Published: High fantasy, Heroic fantasy

An Ember in the Ashes
Novel by Sabaa Tahir
Published: 28 April 2015
Genre: Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction

The Fifth Season
Novel by N. K. Jemisin
Published: 4 August 2015
Genre: Science Fantasy

The Grace of Kings
Novel by Ken Liu
Published: 7 April 2015
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy, Adventure fiction

Red Queen
Novel by Victoria Aveyard
Published: February 2015
Genre: Young adult fiction

All the Birds in the Sky
Novel by Charlie Jane Anders
Published: 26 January 2016
Genre: Science fantasy

The Winner’s Kiss
Book by Marie Rutkoski
Published: 24 March 2016
Genre: Fiction, Romance novel, Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction, War story

The Obelisk Gate
Novel by N. K. Jemisin
Published: 16 August 2016
Genre: Science fantasy

Crooked Kingdom
Book by Leigh Bardugo
Published: 27 September 2016
Genre: Fiction, Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction

Crooked Kingdom
Book by Leigh Bardugo
Published: 27 September 2016
Genre: Fiction, Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction

The Abyss Surrounds Us
Novel by Emily Skrutskie
Published: 8 February 2016
Genre: Science fantasy

A Torch Against the Night
Novel by Sabaa Tahir
Published: 30 August 2016
Genre: Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction

The Bear and the Nightingale
Novel by Katherine Arden
Published: 10 January 2017
Genre: Magical Realism, Fantasy Fiction

The Stone Sky
Novel by N. K. Jemisin
Published: 15 August 2017
Genre: Science fantasy

Oathbringer
Novel by Brandon Sanderson
Published: 14 November 2017
Genre: High fantasy

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