What are the best fantasy books?

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    #1The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower
    The Dark Tower is a series of eight books written by American author Stephen King, whose themes goes from dark fantasy and horror to Western. This epic saga is one of the most iconic series of novels of all time. 
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    Margaret Reynolds
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Don't be fooled by the fame of the author. Stephen King's works are usually great reads, and he is one of my favorites, but this series is a mess. Feels more like a video game walk through than a real story. He did a wonderful job of building a deep and interesting world, and then filled it with one dimensional cardboard cutouts for characters. These books are trite and boring, something I never thought I could say about this author's work."
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    #2The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Gilberto Carbajal
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "The Lord of the Rings is a classic fantasy book that any fans of the genre should pick up. As a huge fan of the movies, the books do it even more justice by providing a lot more detail and leaves the reader to have deep imaginations of the world and story it tells. I highly recommend this title."
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    #3Neverwhere

    Neverwhere
    Richard Mayhew is a young businessman whose life changes dramatically when he helps a mysterious young girl, that is bleeding as he walks with his fiancée to meet his influential boss.
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    Mildred Boyd
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a delightful and fantastical read. Neil Gaiman has a way of weaving a narrative that is spellbinding and immersive. The fantasy world is bolstered by illustrations that add richness to the story. A solid fantasy that appealed to both me and my daughter."
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    #4The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. Set in a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the United States government, the novel explores themes of women in such as individualism and independence.

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    Joe Perry
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "I needed a new book to read, and being a fan of fantasy and dystopian novels, I came across The Handmaid's Tale. I really liked the spin this book had on a dystopia, resulting in a theocratic government rather then zombies or whatever, and I really enjoyed my time reading the book. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the genre looking for something new."
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    #5A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast of Crows, A Dance with Dragons. All 5 novels that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones. It's the series that earned George R. R. Martin the title of American Tolkien.

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    Mary Lopez
    Written on July 10, 2017
    "The level of literature this series is on is unmatched by any other. I've never read anything like it, it's almost too much to take in a at once. The action and characters are by far what stand out the most in this series. It's kind of like rooting for your favorite sports team and their star players, but except they die. I highly recommend reading the series as you watch the show, because the series is definitely more detailed than the show"
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    #6The First Law Trilogy

    The First Law Trilogy

    The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie is a series that took place in a fictional world that is reminiscent of medieval Europe. In this trilogy, you can see very well see his raw and adult style.

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    Michael Newman
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I've been looking for a new series of fantasy book to read and this caught my eye on amazon. I knew this was going to be amazing before even buying it. Almost 300 reviews, and almost flat 5 stars, it looked great. I was not wrong. The trilogy was packed with detail and character development. I truly felt like I was in the middle ages when reading the book."
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    #7Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Awesome book and great extension of the previous stories. Each page keeps you engaged and a great download on your tablet or mobile device. Definitely worth a buy."
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    #8A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. The HBO cable network turned this series in one of he most successful TV shows ever.
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    Donna Cooper
    Written on June 24, 2017
    "With the Game of Thrones trend as popular as it is, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and read the series. Fantasy is my favourite genre, so it just made sense to start reading them. I was instantly hooked. The shifting point-of-views show what's happening all over Westeros and Essos to get a full immersive picture of the world. If only the series were finished, though. It's been a long wait between books. "
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    #9Harry Potter

    Harry Potter
    Harry Potter is J.K. Rowling's seven-book series depicting Harry and his life as a student in Hogwarts, the wizarding school. Aside from tests, Quidditch matches, and Hagrid's dangerous beasts, Harry also has to survive the wrath of the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
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    Joe Russell
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "I'm a huge fan of the movies but never got around to reading the books. This set of 7 paperbacks was the perfect way for me to pick up a collectible and enjoy the stories in their original form."
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    #10Caged in Darkness

    Caged in Darkness

    Caged in Darkness is the first novel in the Caged series. It is written by J.D. Stroube, and it was published in 2011. This demon fantasy book tells the story of Savannah who needs to choose between her two loves to survive darkness.

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    Gary Shaw
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Caged in Darkness is one of the best fantasy book"
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    #11The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is set in a dystopic future where the Capitol rules the land and forces people to fight to the death for a supply of food. The trilogy depicts Katniss' experience and how the districts try to fight back against the Capitol. 

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    Daniel Stevens
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "I was looking for a new series of fantasy books to start reading and decided to try out the Hunger Game series that others had always recommended to me. I started reading the first book and was a little skeptical that I would actually like it, but next thing I knew I had finished the third book and wanted more. This series is so captivating and I highly recommend it to everyone!"
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    #12Fury of Ice (Dragonfury)

    Fury of Ice (Dragonfury)

    Fury of Ice, the 2nd book in Coreene Callahan's adult-themed fantasy series Dragonfury, is about Angela Keen, a woman sought after by the dragon-shifters because of her beauty and her high-energy status.

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    Arnav Pawar
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Great fantasy reading!Life mates, rogues, and various types of dragons! Women are linked to the earth's energy and through them can dragons feed their powers. The females can carry their young but don't survive. Fascinating."
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    #13Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy)

    Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy)

    Royal Assassin is a fantasy novel written by Robin Hobb. This fantasy novel was published on March 1997 by Voyager. Royal Assassin is the second book of the Farseer trilogy.

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    Harold Carroll
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I enjoyed the first book in this trilogy so I decided to continue it. This wasn't as good as the first but I'm enjoying the overall story arc and the characters are memorable."
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    #14The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin)

    The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin)

    The Dragon Who Loved Me, the fifth book in G. A. Aiken's romance fantasy series Dragon Kin, is about Rhona the Fearless, a woman dragon warrior out to prove that women are not to be underestimated.

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    Carl Williams
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This novel has 4.5 stars and at 11.98 its very reasonable for a paperback. This is not for me but I think my sister would like it."
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    #15Servant of the Empire

    Servant of the Empire

    Servant of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Don Maitz is a fantasy novel originally published in September 1990. This is the second book in the authors' Empire Trilogy series. It was followed by Mistress of the Empire in 1992.

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    Jorge Alberto Baltazar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "An interesting story that keeps you entertained and anticipating more, this book will keep you guessing at what will happen next. After reading this book, you will surely want to pick up the other 2 books in the series if you have already."
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    #16Dragon Sword and Wind Child (Tales of Magatama)

    Dragon Sword and Wind Child (Tales of Magatama)
    Dragon Sword and Wind Child is a fantasy novel by Noriko Ogiwara, translated from the original Japanese by Cathy Hirano. It tells the story of Saya, who is forced to choose sides in a war waged by the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness.
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    Michelle Allen
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This is a great story from Japan. I really want to find more books like this now and hope more are translated to English. I was very caught up in the story eager to know what happens next."
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    #17Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

    Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

    Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders is a collection of short stories from multi-award winning novelist Neil Gaiman. This collection contains stories from previous publications, including 'Sunbird', which is Gaiman's birthday gift to his daughter. 

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    Christine Estrada
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "Even the best craftsmen, or authors, make a bad product occasionally. Neil Gaiman is a fantastic author, but this is not one of his best works. Not even a good one really. If you haven't read anything else by him, you would be doing yourself a disservice by reading this first, as it will likely give you a bad impression. Instead, I would highly recommend literally anything else he has written."
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    #18The Magic of Krynn (Dragonlance Tales)

    The Magic of Krynn (Dragonlance Tales)
    The Magic of Krynn by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1987. This is the first book in the authors' Dragonlance Tales series. It is followed by Kender, Gully Dwarves, and Gnomes.
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    Ishan Chavan
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a good book and has some old school/modern feel to it. A very good read."
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    #19Shadow of a Dark Queen (Serpentwar Saga)

    Shadow of a Dark Queen (Serpentwar Saga)

    Shadow of a Dark Queen by Raymond E. Feist is a fantasy novel originally published in 1994. This is the first book in the author's Serpentwar Saga series. It was followed by The Rise of a Merchant Prince in 1995.

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    #20The Lost Years of Merlin

    The Lost Years of Merlin

    The Lost Years of Merlin is T. A. Barron's novel about Merlin and the time the wizard lost his memories. Merlin remembers he had magical powers and tried to regain his memories by going on an adventure in Fincayra.

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    Jeffrey Miller
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Nothing stuck out about this book imo. Very cliche and the characters were dull and did not keep me engaged, Almost a chore to even finish."
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    #21The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Water is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in December 2006.

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    Brittany Jenkins
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I love the Avatar series and The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar) was no exception. The story is compelling and the illistrations are fantastic. I hope Teitelbaum writes more of these for many years to come. I've even started sharing them with my son who also loves them."
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    #22Princess Ben

    Princess Ben
    Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is a fantasy fiction fairy tale novel originally published in 2008. This book tells the story of Princess Benevolence or Prince Ben and her private adventures.
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    Janice Gutierrez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Avoid this book if you can. I only read the first few chapters of this book, and I cannot stand the attitude of the character. Ben was just a nasty, conniving snob, and this book does not capture the attention of a fantasy book."
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    #23Reaper Man (Discworld)

    Reaper Man (Discworld)
    Reaper Man is a fantasy novel by acclaimed author Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of Death, who goes on a vacation after losing his job and causes a backlog of souls to be collected. It is the eleventh book in the Discworld series.
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    Mildred Burns
    Written on April 2, 2018
    " It is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett.The people who live in Fantasy best for them. like every cutback in an important public service. the story around Death started pondering the existential. The title is a reference to Alex Cox's movie Repo Man"
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    #24Last Call

    Last Call

    Last Call is a young adult, magical realism novel written by Tim Powers. The book won the World Fantasy Award. This is a reprint published in October 2009. It is about a one-eyed gambler who needs to win save his soul by winning a poker game.

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    Andrew Chapman
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Last Call is one of my favorite fantasy books. The writing in the book is superb and it really makes you feel like you are part of this made up world."
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    #25Anansi Boys

    Anansi Boys

    Neil Gaiman's novel Anansi Boys is about Fat Charlie, who discovered his lineage after his father's death. Aside from the surprise of having a brother, Charlie also found out he is a demigod, which means life just got more exciting, but also more dangerous. 

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    Matthew Patterson
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "I was looking for a good adventure gook when i stumbled across this one. I really like it, started looking for more from this author. "
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    #26Jimmy the Hand (Legends of the Riftwar)

    Jimmy the Hand (Legends of the Riftwar)

    Jimmy the Hand by Raymond E. Feist is a fantasy novel originally published in July 2003. This is the third book in the author's Legends of the Riftwar series. It was followed by Talon of the Silver Hawk.

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    Douglas Lopez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The third book of the Riftwar Saga series. I bought all 4 of the books at once and I'm glad that I did. I needed more and more after I was done with each book. It's very addictive and involved, time seems to fly past when I'm reading these! "
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    #27The Merlin Trilogy

    The Merlin Trilogy

    The Merlin Trilogy is Mary Stewart's book containing three stories about the life of Merlin, from his dangerous childhood, to his meeting with a young Arthur, and finally, to his battle to keep Camelot safe from a witch's grasp.

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    Randy Lucas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This is a lovely book containing all three of Mary Stewart's brilliant Merlin stories. I've always been amused by Merlin, but he was never a favorite character of mine until this book. I loved the story, appreciated the historical aspects and was thrilled by the twists and turns of the plot. "
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    #28Dragons Of Summer Flame (Dragonlance Saga Chronicles)

    Dragons Of Summer Flame (Dragonlance Saga Chronicles)

    Dragons Of Summer Flame by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1995. This book belongs to the authors' Dragonlance Saga Chronicles series. It is preceded by The Second Generation.

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    Divya Tata
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I like the Dragons of Summer Flame. The story and dragon fantasy is a great read for my teenage son."
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    #29Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)

    Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)

    Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a romance and speculative fiction novel originally published in 1999. This is the first book in Haddix's The Palace Chronicles series. It is followed by Palace of Mirrors.

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    Jack Schneider
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I don't think this is a good solution because it is fiction and a waste of time. Romance novels do not solve any problems and give people false hope about love. Although it does relate to the problem, I dont think it is the best solution. "
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    #30Brothers in Arms (The Raistlin Chronicles)

    Brothers in Arms (The Raistlin Chronicles)
    Brothers in Arms by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1999. This is the second book in the authors' The Raistlin Chronicles. It is preceded by The Soulforge which was released in 1998.
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    Felipe Durán
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Brothers in Arms is part of the Raistlin Chronicles. This is a great fantasy series that I have really enjoyed reading so far. This is the second book in the series."
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    #31The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

    The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales

    The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales by Ellen Datlow is the third book of the Mythic Fiction Series. This young adult fiction is published in 2007. It is a collection of short stories about myths and folks.

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    Roy Patterson
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Fantasy books are some of my favorites. I really had high hopes for The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales but this book really left me feeling disappointing. I did not really enjoy this story at all."
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    #32Coyote Blue

    Coyote Blue

    Coyote Blue by Christopher Moor is a comic fantasy novel originally published in 1994. This book was published by the Simon & Schuster. It tells the story of a salesman from California named Sam Hunter.

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    Mary Weber
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The book has a rather interesting setting and plot, I found it to be enjoyable to read as it kept me looking forward to what was coming. The book has had really good reviews since its release, check the ratings for yourself. I found that the book was well written and it will most likely be enjoyed by those looking for a good fantasy type of story. I would recommend checking it out if you like the genre. "
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    #33Glory Road

    Glory Road

    Glory Road is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Gordon. He saw an ad in the newspaper and it seems like it completely defines him, so he grabbed the opportunity and applied for the ad.

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    Ryan Ford
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I found it to pretty "out-there" for a sci-fi/fantasy mix. It wasn't bad at all; I enjoyed the heck out of the writing. But some of the concepts just don't fit together well for me, and that's where it falls down a bit."
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    #34Thief of Time (Discworld)

    Thief of Time (Discworld)

    The Thief of Time is a fantasy novel by multi-award-winning author Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of the Monks of History as they try to stop the Perfect Clock from being built. It is the 26th book in the Discworld series.

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    Zhang Wan
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. It is a fantasy book with great reviews. It has mostly high ratings but does not, via the webpage, have any 1 star reviews. Therefore it is fitting the criteria making it a great solution. "
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    #35His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire)

    His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire)

    His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik is a fantasy fiction novel and is the first of the Temeraire series. This book follows the story of Will Laurence and his dragon, Temeraire, as they train to fight against Napoleon's aerial fleet.

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    Arjun Rathore
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This is still a decent alternative history setting. I enjoyed this book. However, it is not something I would reread."
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    #36War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends)

    War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends)
    Brothers in Arms by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1986. This is the second book in the authors' Dragonlance Legends series. It is followed by Test of the Twins.
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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "War of the twins is a great series of books about fantasy. They really are from the 90s but still great!"
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    #37The King's Buccaneer (Krondor's Sons)

    The King's Buccaneer (Krondor's Sons)

    The King's Buccaneer by Raymond E. Feist and Don Maitz is a fantasy novel originally published in October 1992. This is the second book in the authors' Krondor's Sons series. It was followed by Shadow of a Dark Queen in 1994.

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    Dylan Lane
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "If you're bored of all that other stuff out there right now then look no further. Follow the tales tell the story of Nicholas, youngest son of Prince Arutha, and his adventures. "
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    #38The Necromancer’s Nephew (The Songreaver's Tale)

    The Necromancer’s Nephew (The Songreaver's Tale)

    The Necromancer’s Nephew is the first book in the series The Songreaver's Tale written by Andrew Hunter that tells the story of Garrett. He is already on his near-death when a mysterious sorcerer rescued him. 

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    Gregory May
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I can never find too many fantasy books that I like. It takes a lot of searching to find one that I would really enjoy. Necromancers Nephew is amazing. It's full of mystery and you won't want to put it down. I had to force myself to put it down. I just wanted to see how it ended. "
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    #39The Dark Glory War

    The Dark Glory War
    The Dark Glory War (A Prelude to the DragonCrown War Cycle) by Michael A. Stackpole, tells the story of four young men coming-of-age. But their first test becomes a desperate struggle for survival for they will encounter the vanguard of an invasion force poised to overrun their homeland.
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    Evelyn Romero
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The Dark Glory War is an enthralling tale of young warriors facing becoming men in a time when survival is a battle. I think that young male and female readers would love the story and the fantasy behind it. Luckily, it is a prelude to a very interesting series of books for those who want to keep reading!"
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    #40City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary, Jace, and Simon coming together to stop Sebastian, who is trying to conquer Nephilim by turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter.
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    Benjamin Richards
    Written on March 10, 2018
    " Hence me trying to read City of Fallen Angels over a period of TWO years and finally completing it in the Summer of 2016. It was then I was finally able to read my hardcover of City of Lost Souls, which I'd bought while reading City of Ashes, thinking there was no way I would abandon the series, and loved it! I then got into the Bane Chronicles, thinking I was supposed to read them before City of Heavenly Fire, but that wasn't the case, so I finally read City of Heavenly Fire."
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    #41The Demon Cycle

    The Demon Cycle
    The Demon Cycle by Peter V Brett, tells the story of a world with demons that terrorize the night, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Three young survivors will dare the impossible in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past to stand against the encroaching night.
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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "Recently reading the Game of Thrones books has kindled an intense interest in reading more fantasy novels, but the trouble is finding good fantasy novels to quench that thirst. I've read Lord of the Rings, but what do I read now? I decided to give Peter Brett's "The Demon Cycle" a read since it fits in an interesting fantasy survival setting that appeals to me. Very few books make me want to spend every waking minute reading the next page to see what happens. This book series does that. Its survival situation where demons are oppressing humans and you have a few protagonists trying to overturn the tides is definitely an engrossing theme."
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    #42Shadows of the Apt

    Shadows of the Apt
    Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky tells the story of the Lowlands, peaceful and prosperous city states threatened by the Wasp Empire, a civilization that has and insatiable hunger for conquest and war. Only the aging Stenwold can see that the long days of peace are over and he has to convince his people to fight before a black-and-gold tide sweeps down over the Lowlands.
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    Kenneth Clark
    Written on June 4, 2017
    "One of my favorite fantasy books, Shadows of the Apt, is a fantastic action-filled story. The author, Adrian Tchaikovsky, does an excellent job of building the world around you and making you feel like you are in the action."
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    #43The Creeps (Samuel Johnson Adventure)

    The Creeps (Samuel Johnson Adventure)

    The Creeps is the final book in the Samuel Johnson Adventure trilogy written by John Connolly which is about a young boy named Samuel and his faithful dachshund Boswell. 

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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "The Creeps is a fantastic end to a well written and consistent series. The writing style is a very unique blend of humor and horror, very bizarre and plenty macabre. The series is a solid entry point into fantasy for young adult readers. "
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    #44The Light is the Darkness

    The Light is the Darkness

    The Light is the Darkness by Laird Barron is a fantasy fiction and adventure novel originally published in 2012. This book follows the story of Conrad Navarro and the modern-day version gladiatorial battles across the globe.

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    Carolyn Garza
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is one of Barron's books where I'm thinking don't read it right before bed. This one has a more believable premise underneath the fantasy part and it makes for some pretty scary stuff."
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    #45Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1984. This is the first book in the authors' Dragonlance Chronicles series. It is followed by Dragons of Winter Night.

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    Rachel Chapman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "For those who are fans of, “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” by Tolkien, this is a book to check out! The characters are engaging and archetypical, which keeps the reader on their toes. It is set in a world (Krynn) that is absolutely magicial, and is a land you wish you could escape to. And best of all, there are more books in the series to read!"
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    #46The Book of Night with Moon

    The Book of Night with Moon

    The Book of Night with Moon by Diane Duane is the first book in the Feline Wizards series. This adult fantasy novel was originally published in 1997. It is about a group of cat wizards.

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    Peter Schultz
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A very well written book. It has entertained me for hours so far and look forward to it every night."
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    #47Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle)

    Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle)

    Elven Star by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy novel and the second volume in The Death Gate Cycle series. This book was originally published in 1990. It is preceded by Dragon Wing.

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    Melissa Burns
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "While I think the book is definitely a great fantasy book I think you should buy the first one in the series before this one. I think the price is fair. I would recommend this book to others."
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    #48Ratha's Creature (The Named)

    Ratha's Creature (The Named)

    Ratha's Creature is the first book in The Named series. This is written by Clare Bell and was originally published in 1983. The story focuses on a group of wild cats who call themselves "The Named".

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    Scott Bryant
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I first encountered this book around 10 years after it was published and I decided to read it just because Lion King was coming out at the same time and everyone was in the lion/wild cat mood. Fortunately this book was nothing like that children's movie. The book had an intense atmosphere with a seriously menacing villain. My only complaint of the book is that it's not longer."
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    #49Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1985. This is the third book in the authors' Dragonlance Chronicles series. It is followed by Night of the Dragons.

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    Alan Rios
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great fantasy book however it may not be the best out there. If you like fantasy you most likely will still like it however."
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    #50The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

    The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

    The Cat Who Could Read Backwards is the first book in the Cat Who... series. This adult novel is written by Lilian Jackson Braun, and was originally published in 1966.

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    Ruth Bradley
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a great series to read if you are interested in fantasy books. Very detailed and a page turner"
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    #51Orsinian Tales

    Orsinian Tales

    Orsinian Tales is a book by award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin containing stories about medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and mountain railways. The book won the Pushcart Prize, the Kafka, and the National Book awards.

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    Ankita Kapur
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Best story. Very attractive topic"
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    #52Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)

    Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)
    Rise of Empire by Michael Sullivan is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 2010. This book is the second volume in Sullivan's Riyria Revelation series. It follows the story of the struggling kingdom of Melengar.
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    Susan Spencer
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Rise of Empire is a fantastic novel, War has come to Melengar and once more Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists in the south. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own grab for power. I had to go straight on to this and now I'm heading straight to Heir... Exciting stuff. Love the dialogue with Royce and Hdrian, when he's ill, when they are scaling.."
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    #53The Dragon Dreamer

    The Dragon Dreamer

    The Dragon Dreamer by J.S Burke is a fantasy adventure novel published in 2014. This book follows the story of a dragon named Arak as he leaves his clan to go on an adventure to prove his worth and power.

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    Janice Patel
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "The Dragon Dreamer is among the best fantasy books of this generation. The book is about a dragon who seeks new and exciting experiences and finds himself one "tail" of an adventure!"
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    #54Up in Smoke (Silver Dragons)

    Up in Smoke (Silver Dragons)
    Up In Smoke is a paranormal romance novel by Katie MacAlister that tells the story of May Northcott, who is being forced to become the demon lord Magoth's consort despite being mated to the wyvern of Silver Dragons, Gabriel.
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    Lawrence Alvarado
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Not really my favorite in the world kind of slow and I would much rather be reading eldest. "
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    #55Golden Daughter

    Golden Daughter

    Golden Daughter is the seventh book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series. This fantasy fiction novel is written by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and it was originally published in 2014.

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    Kathy Robinson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Golden Daughter, written by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is the seventh book in the Tale of Goldstone Wood series. Stengl has created a fascinating world in the Goldstone series and this book follows Masayi Sairu, one of the emperor's Golden Daughters. This is an exciting read."
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    #56Red Hood's Revenge (Princess)

    Red Hood's Revenge (Princess)


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    Harry Young
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I found this to be an above average fantasy book. It has a compelling story that gets me hooked."
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    #57Midnight on the Moon

    Midnight on the Moon
    Midnight On The Moon is the eighth book in the bestselling series the Magic Tree House. It is written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca. This children's fantasy book continues the adventures of Jack and Annie.
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    Christian Sims
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Found about about this series from my kids. Myself as an elementary school kids would have loved this series. It is easy to read and adventurous like a kids book should be. They do a good job of using imagination and creativity while subtly mixing in a little education. Perfect for about the 6 to 10 age range. "
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    #58Look Inside Space

    Look Inside Space

    Look Inside Space is a children's nonfiction book written by Rob Lloyd Jones, and was originally published in 2012. This child-friendly book provides information about moon, stars, planet, and space.

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    Christina Davidson
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This interactive lift-the-flap book is a lovely introduction to space. Start on Earth and take a rocket up beyond the sky to swoop past the moon, then explore the sun and stars, our solar system and the galaxy"
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    #59Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons)

    Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons)
    Playing with Fire. the first book in Katie Macalister's young adult fantasy romance series entitled Silver Dragons, is about the complex but budding love between Gabriel, leader of the Silver Dragons, and May.

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    Brandon Lawrence
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "not the best by any means but has good reviews and seems interesting"
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    #60The Kingkiller Chronicles

    The Kingkiller Chronicles
    The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss is comprised of the books The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. This epic fantasy saga is one of the best recent books of the genre. The story begins in the rural town of Newarre, introducing the innkeeper Kote and his assistant Bast, revealing that Kote is the renowned Kvothe: an unequaled sword fighter, magician, and musician, rumored to have killed a king and caused the present war. 
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    Samuel Hawkins
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "An entertaining read; I didn't put it down. That said, I wasn't really invested in Kvothe -- he's too obvious a Marty Stu stand-in for Rothfuss. When your main character's selling point is he's unequaled, and you're not writing about Superman, it's pretty hard for mere mortals to really feel a connection. Still, the narrative did flow and I didn't feel as though my money was wasted in buying The Name of the Wind."
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    #61The Smoke Thief (The Drakon)

    The Smoke Thief (The Drakon)

    The Smoke Thief, the first book in Shana Abe's fantasy adventure series Drakon, is about the thief that threatens to reveal the secrets of the Dra'Kon, the hidden mystic creatures living in the high hills of England.

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    Harold Day
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I picked this up on sale as a possible gift for my daughter. Unfortunately, the style of writing is not all that great, and the characters are pretty one dimensional. I'm sure she will enjoy it, but I'm not planning on any more from this author."
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    #62The Malazan Book of the Fallen

    The Malazan Book of the Fallen
    The Malazan Book of the Fallen is a 10-book saga by Steven Erikson and is one of the best Game of Thrones-like epic and dark fantasy books from recent times. In this saga, you'll read about how the Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations.
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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "There's been a lot of trilogies out there, like "Twilight", "Harry Potter", "The Hunger Games" and the infomous "Lord of the Rings", just to name few. If your a big fan of any of this beloved trilogies like I am then you may become a fan of a new favorite of mine a saga series titled "Malazan Book of The Fallen". These series of fantasy books will hold your attention and have you at the edge of your seat, page after page after page. I can barely put these books down, I'm always eager and wanting to know, just what happens next. These series consists of all my favorite things, drama, lords, legions, empires, bloody battles and sprawling scenes. If your looking for something to escape your reality and enter to fanatical world of "Malazan Book of The Fallen", then join me and get your page turn today"
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    #63Dragonswan

    Dragonswan

    Dragonswan is a young adult, fantasy romance novel written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It is about Channon MacRea and her fateful meeting with a handsome and mystic Sebastian, who claims he knows of dragons and adventure.

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    Gloria Brown
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Odd title, but catches the eye. The story is average."
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    #64Imajica

    Imajica

    Imajica by Clive Barker is a fantasy novel published in 1991. This book tells the story of the reconciliation of Earth known as the Fifth Dominion with other parallel worlds. It also discusses other topics such as gods, death, and life.

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    Zachary Gordon
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I love fantasy books and living through an alternate character in an alternate reality. I recently read "Imajica" where I was able to experience a whole new world through that character's eyes. I loved it so much!"
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    #65Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Dragonlance: The War of Souls)

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Dragonlance: The War of Souls)

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 2000. This is the second book in the authors' The War of Souls trilogy. It is followed by Wizards of the Coast.

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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Dragons of a Fallen Star is certainly a rather popular fantasy book, but it doesn't come close to being one of the best. But this is a good option if you're looking for an entertaining read, just one to skip if in search for the very best."
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    #66Under Heaven

    Under Heaven

    Under Heaven is a fantasy novel by award-winning-author, Guy Gavriel Kay. Inspired by the Tang Dynasty in 8th-century China, it tells the story of army general Shen Tai as he deals with threats to his life.

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    Ralph Soto
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Under Heaven has a very good reputation among fans of fantasy fiction. I couldn't get through the first couple chapters. It's boring and difficult to relate to."
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    #67Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragons Of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles)

    Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons Of Winter Night is a graphic novel written by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, and Andrew Dabb. This comic book was illustrated by Steve Kurth and it was published in 2015.

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    Zhang Wan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved the dragonlance series as a kid! Absolutely splendid still, these many years later. This is one of the best novels too!"
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    #68Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire)

    Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire)

    Kiss of Fire, the first book in Deborah Cooke's young adult fantasy series titled Dragonfire, is about Sara Keegan, a cynic woman who wants nothing to do with the paranormal, and Quinn, a dragon warrior who saved her from an attack.

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    Alberto Campos
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a great dragon novel with a clear good versus evil plot. There is a lot of interesting subplot throughout. The romance actually fits without all of the annoying YA style romance that is typical of books in the genre."
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    #69Renegade (The Lost Books)

    Renegade (The Lost Books)

    Renegade by Ted Dekker is a fantasy fiction novel originally published in 2010. This is the third book in Dekker's The Lost Books series. It tells the story of one of the chosen who went rogue.

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    Ethan Fisher
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Renegade is book 3 of 6 in a The Lost Books series. This series mixes fantasy and biblical concepts into a fascinating and captivating story with numerous new worlds to fall into. This isn't my favorite in the series, but its still good. This is one series you HAVE to read from the beginning. You wont regret it."
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    #70Rage of a Demon King (Serpentwar Saga)

    Rage of a Demon King (Serpentwar Saga)

    Rage of a Demon King by Raymond E. Feist is a fantasy novel originally published in April 1997. This is the third book in Feist's Serpentwar Saga series. It was preceded by Rise of a Merchant Prince and followed by Shards of a Broken Crown.

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    Joe Graham
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I absolutely loved this series and, in my opinion, this was the best book of the series. I loved the characters, good and bad. Feist really created a wonderful world that I believe is right up there with Tolkien's middle earth. I highly recommend this series, although it is best to read the 4 books in order."
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    #71Pretty Monsters: Stories

    Pretty Monsters: Stories

    Pretty Monsters: Stories is a book written by Kelly Link and illustrated by Shaun Tan. It is published in 2005. This young-adult fantasy book is composed of nine short stories.

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    George Han
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Pretty Monsters: Stories is a great choice in fantasy books, written for young-adults. It contains 9 stories, and will provide plenty of entertainment."
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    #72Sea of Shadow (The Twelve Kingdoms)

    Sea of Shadow (The Twelve Kingdoms)

    Sea of Shadow is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Fuyumi Ono. It tells of high school girl Yoko Nakajima as she discovers another world full of danger. It is the first volume in the Twelve Kingdoms series.

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    Manuel Cortés
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Sea of Shadow is an excellent fantasy book. If you are interested in the first volume there is an entire series. The only down fall is that if you are not fluent in Mandarin Chinese you may have difficulties reading the titles and some of the text. "
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    #73M Is for Magic

    M Is for Magic

    M is for Magic is Neil Gaiman's collection of short stories for children published in 2007. All but one story (The Witch's Headstone) in this collection are from previously published works. This work includes Troll Bridge and Sunbird.


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    Adriana Sánchez
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "M is for Magic is a collection of short stories for children by Neil Gaiman. This is a great choice for those open to all-ages fantasy stories."

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Best What are the best fantasy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Dark TowerBooks 19 Paid
2The Lord of the RingsBooks 14 Paid
3NeverwhereBooks 13 Paid
4The Handmaid's TaleBooks 10 Paid
5A Song of Ice and FireBooks 8 Paid
6The First Law TrilogyBooks 8 Paid
7Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 7 Paid
8A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)Books 5 Paid
9Harry PotterBooks 4 Paid
10Caged in DarknessBooks 2 Paid
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