best fantasy books

1950

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis

1954

Buy The Fellowship of the Ring  at Amazon

The Fellowship of the Ring

By J.R.R. Tolkien

1958

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The Once and Future King

By T.H. White

1968

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Dragonflight

By Anne McCaffrey

1968

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Wizard of Earthsea

By Ursula K. Le Guin

1970

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Swords and Deviltry

By Fritz Leiber

1976

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Camber of Culdi

By Katherine Kurtz

1982

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Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings

1982

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The Gunslinger

By Stephen King

1982

Buy Magician at Amazon

Magician

By Raymond E. Feist

1984

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Dragons of Autumn Twilight

By Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

1984

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The Ladies of Mandrigyn

By Barbara Hambly

1985

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Flight from Nevèrÿon

By Samuel R. Delany

1987

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Mort

By Terry Pratchett

1988

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Sister Light, Sister Dark

By Jane Yolen

1990

Buy Homeland  at Amazon

Homeland

By R.A. Salvatore

1984

Buy The Black Company at Amazon

The Black Company

By Glen Cook

1990

Buy The Eye of the World  at Amazon

The Eye of the World

By Robert Jordan

1990

Buy Tigana at Amazon

Tigana

By Guy Gavriel Kay

1991

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Boy's Life

By Robert R. McCammon

1993

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The Iron Dragon's Daughter

By Michael Swanwick

1994

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Wizard's First Rule

By Terry Goodkind

1995

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Assassin's Apprentice

By Robin Hobb

1995

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The Golden Compass

By Philip Pullman

1996

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Neverwhere

By Neil Gaiman

1996

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A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

1997

Buy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  at Amazon

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

1999

Buy Gardens of the Moon  at Amazon

Gardens of the Moon

By Steven Erikson

best fantasy books

2000

Buy Storm Front at Amazon

Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

2001

Buy American Gods  at Amazon

American Gods

By Neil Gaiman

2001

Buy Thief of Time  at Amazon

Thief of Time

By Terry Pratchett

2003

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Eragon

By Christopher Paolini

2003

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Sunshine

By Robin McKinley

2004

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The Salt Roads

By Nalo Hopkinson

2004

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By Susanna Clarke

2006

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

By Scott Lynch

2006

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The Blade Itself

By Joe Abercrombie

2007

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The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

2009

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The Magicians

By Lev Grossman

2009

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Leviathan

By Scott Westerfield

2010

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The Warded Man

By Peter V. Brett

2010

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The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson

2010

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Mistborn

By Brandon Sanderson

2011

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The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern

2012

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The Killing Moon

By N.K. Jemisin

2012

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Throne of the Crescent Moon

By Saladin Ahmed

2013

Buy Promise of Blood  at Amazon

Promise of Blood

By Brian McLellan

2014

Buy The Goblin Emperor at Amazon

The Goblin Emperor

By Katherine Addison

2015

Buy Uprooted  at Amazon

Uprooted

By Naomi Novik

2017

Buy The Changeling at Amazon

The Changeling

By Victor LaValle

2017

Buy The City of Brass at Amazon

The City of Brass

By S.A. Chakraborty