10 Must-Read Adult Fantasy Books

These powerful fantasies prove the genre isn't just for young readers.

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Buy Dhalgren at Amazon


By Samuel R. Delany

Buy Silver Birch, Blood Moon at Amazon

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Buy Bride of the Rat God at Amazon

Bride of the Rat God

By Barbara Hambly

Buy Deerskin at Amazon


By Robin McKinley

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The Poppy War

By R.F. Kuang

Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

By Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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By Gregory Maguire

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

By Scott Lynch

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A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

By N.K. Jemisin