36 Must-Read Fantasy Book Series

Travel to far away places with these exceptional fantasy series.

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Caraval Series

must read fantasy series

Caraval

By Stephanie Garber

The Lyra Novels 

The Lyra Novels

The Lyra Novels

By Patricia C. Wrede

The Deryni Series  

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy

By Katherine Kurtz

The Bitterbynde Trilogy 

The Bitterbynde Trilogy

The Bitterbynde Trilogy

By Cecilia Dart-Thornton

 The Path Trilogy 

Path of Fate

Path of Fate

By Diana Pharaoh Francis

The Glasswrights’ Guild Series 

The Glasswrights' Apprentice

The Glasswrights' Apprentice

By Mindy Klasky

The Sun Wolf & Starhawk Series 

The Sun Wolf and Starhawk Series Books 1–3

The Sun Wolf and Starhawk Series Books 1–3

By Barbara Hambly

The Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Series 

Swords and Deviltry

Swords and Deviltry

By Fritz Leiber

The Spellsinger Adventures Series 

Spellsinger

Spellsinger

By Alan Dean Foster

The Age of Unreason Series 

Newton's Cannon

Newton's Cannon

By Greg Keyes

The Harry Potter Series 

must read fantasy books series harry potter

The Harry Potter Series

By J.K. Rowling

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 

must read fantasy books series lord of the rings

The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Towers Trilogy

Radiant

Radiant

By Karina Sumner-Smith

A Song of Ice and Fire Series  

must read fantasy books series song of ice and fire

A Song of Ice and Fire Series

By George R.R. Martin

The Chronicles of Narnia Series 

must read fantasy books series chronicles of narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia Collection

By C.S. Lewis

 The Discworld Series 

must read fantasy books series color of magic

The Color of Magic

By Terry Pratchett

The Kingkiller Chronicle Series 

must read fantasy books series name of the wind

The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss

His Dark Materials Series 

must read fantasy books series his dark materials

His Dark Materials Omnibus

By Philip Pullman

The Mistborn Series 

must read fantasy books series mistborn

Mistborn: The Final Empire

By Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time Series 

must read fantasy books series eye of the world

The Eye of the World

By Robert Jordan

The Temeraire Series 

must read fantasy books series his majesty dragon

His Majesty's Dragon

By Naomi Novik

The Inheritance Cycle Series

must read fantasy books series inheritance

The Inheritance Cycle

By Christopher Paolini

The Dark is Rising Sequence 

must read fantasy books series over sea under stone

Over Sea, Under Stone

By Susan Cooper

The Magicians Trilogy

fantasy book series

The Magicians Trilogy

By Lev Grossman

Lyonesse Series

must read fantasy books series lyonesse

Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden

By Jack Vance

The Dagger and the Coin Series 

must read fantasy books series dragon path

The Dragon's Path

By Daniel Abraham

The Raven Cycle Series 

must read fantasy books series raven boys

The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater

The Acacia Trilogy 

must read fantasy books series acacia

Acacia: The War with the Mein

By David Anthony Durham

The Drenai Saga Series 

must read fantasy books series legend

Legend

By David Gemmell

The Farseer Trilogy  

Assassin’s Apprentice

Assassin’s Apprentice

By Robin Hobb

The Dark Swan Series

Dark Swan Series Richelle Mead

The Dark Swan series

By Richelle Mead

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence

Gentleman Bastard Series Scott Lynch

The Gentleman Bastard series

By Scott Lynch

The A Man of His Word Series

A Man of His Word

A Man of His Word

By Dave Duncan

The Black Company Series

The Chronicles of the Black Company Glen Cook

Chronicles of the Black Company

By Glen Cook

The Dark Glass Series

Through a Dark Glass

Through a Dark Glass

By Barb Hendee

The Dresden Files Series

Storm Front Jim Butcher

Storm Front

By Jim Butcher

The Xanth Series

The Xanth Novels Books 38–40

The Xanth Novels Books 38–40

By Piers Anthony