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I chose this month as my fantasy month because I need new worlds, magic, adventure, maybe some blood and definitely some prophecies. What about you? Do you need some fantasy Adult fiction in your life right now?
Plenty of fans are attracted to fantasy by books like Eragon and Harry Potterand as magical as those stories are, the genre has always been much broader and deeper than sword-wielding farm boys and boy wizards. This list is a collection of outstanding fantasy books for adults, including some of the most acclaimed and well-known titles, as well as hidden gems and forgotten classics. If you're searching for a fantasy aimed at older readers, these engrossing fantasies have all the magic of books like Harry Potterwhile also exploring themes which likely resonate more with adults than with young fantasy fans.
Fantasy books can transport us to bright, wondrous worlds filled with magic and heroism, where heroes always survive unscathed, and the villains are cartoonish. This list is not about those books, but rather the fantasy of shattered noses, splintered lances, hacked-off arms and disfiguring burns. People trying to cut each other with swords is bound to get messy, and the following books are the fantasy novels which best display that, while telling a kick-ass story at the same time.
We have listed our recommendations below and we have also listened to the many suggestions made — hence the larger selection! The criteria? For the purpose of this list we have decided that a series must consist of at least four books.
Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new.
Dark fantasy books are those that contain elements of the horror genre. Terrifying monsters, horrible people and awful violence are all a must. In dark fantasy worlds, the shadows hold unknowable horrors, and a grisly death is just around the next corner. What differentiates dark fantasy from horror is the intent.
This year, fantasy bookworms got to travel to a variety of imaginary realms, including war-torn kingdoms and magically industrialized cities, in some of the top fantasy books of Buy it now. Inspired by the turbulent history of 20th century China — a time period characterized by revolution and war — R.
But the 21st century has been a particularly fruitful time of fantasy literature, with J. Many readers have worked their way back from movies like the Lord of the Rings franchise or TV series like Game of Thrones to their fantasy novel origins, seeking out new authors after devouring J. Storm Front by Jim Butcher Jim Butcher layers fantasy elements on top of hardboiled mysteries, following magician-for-hire and Chicago P. Miri will steal your heart.