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Fantasy Books Stories

Whether you prefer epic fantasy series or standalone fantasy, there’s nothing like getting lost in the pages of a fantasy book. But where to begin with all the treasures of the fantasy genre? Fantasy is a vast realm, and there can be distinct differences between low fantasy, urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, grimdark, and the myriad other subgenres

Thankfully, The Portalist offers a map to help you on your quest. We recommend classic fantasy, award-winning titles, underrated works, and the bibliography of icons like Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, and other greats. And from exploring beloved characters to landmark quotes, we go deep on foundational series such as George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. 

If you’re interested in writing fantasy—in addition to reading it!—explore The Portalist’s writing advice on how to perfect the magic system in your work in progress, honing worldbuilding, and surprising yourself through your own fiction. 

Regardless of what you want from your fantasy quest, we’re excited to help you achieve your destiny. Grab your sword, your sidekick, and a bit of Chosen One panache, and embark on your fantasy quest today.

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See the Eerie First Trailer for the Adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers

Martin says the TV series of his sci-fi novella will be "Psycho in space."

7 Transportive Sci-Fi and Fantasy Mobile Games

Transform your commute into an epic experience with these games. 

Hear Stephen King & George R.R. Martin Discuss Their Craft

The iconic authors share their inspirations and delve into ''how the f***" King writes so fast.

Tamora Pierce Talks Writing and Reading About Female Warriors

"I wrote what I wanted to read, which was sensible, intelligent girl swordfighters."

The Re-Read: A Wrinkle in Time

Journey back to your childhood, and discover how your perceptions of "A Wrinkle in Time" might have changed from then to now.

SNEAK PEEK: Children of Blood and Bone Is Your Next YA Fantasy Obsession

Debut author Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel takes readers to a place where magic has died ... and a young girl has one chance to bring it back.

8 Harry Potter Audiobooks That Will Transport You to Hogwarts

Still sad you never got your Hogwarts Letter? These audiobooks are the next-best thing.

You Need to Read Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses

Or "How I Fell in Love with Faeries—and Why You Will Too."

Does Realism Matter When Creating a Fictional Magic System?

In writing his own magical world, David Mack looked to two very different examples from fantasy fiction.

What If Your Dreams Were Public Knowledge?

In this excerpt, iconic author Ursula K. Le Guin envisions a plane of existence where no one dreams alone.

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Ring in the new year with a chance to win ten out-of-this-world books.

See the Eerie First Trailer for Adaptation of The Terror 

Dan Simmons' story of Arctic carnage is finally getting the series it deserves.

[CLOSED] Enter for a Chance to Win Marissa Meyer's New Book

"Renegades" tells the story of humans with extraordinary powers and the villains who seek to destroy them.

New A Wrinkle in Time Trailer Is Meg-nificent

The latest preview for the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic story doesn't disappoint.

Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Fans of Justice League

You can't save the world alone. Luckily, these books can help.