What are the best fantasy novles of the 1990s?

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    #1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Victoria Ávila
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is really good. I watched the movie before reading the book, which is something I should have never done. The movie was great, up until I read the book. Then, I realized that a movie can never compare. Ginny is a prime example. Her personality and character were so different in the book. I love the second installation to the series!"
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    #2Stardust

    Stardust

    Stardust is Neil Gaiman's 1999 romantic fantasy novel about Tristan, who vowed to find a falling star to win the love of Victoria. After facing dangers in his search, Thorn found the star, but it was not the object that Thorn thought he was looking for...

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    Crystal Henderson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "One of the most creative books to come out of the 90s, written by one of the most creative writers ever. It is a beautiful story. "
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    #3Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.

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    Vicente Vásquez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A wonderful modern take on a very old tale. This book perfectly captured the "girl power' of the 90's and oozes in the charm of that decade. It took me right back to my childhood. The fantasy elements feel right at home in the modern day."
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    #4The Thief of Always

    The Thief of Always
    The Thief of Always by Clive Barker is a dark fantasy novel published in 1992. This book is filled with fables for children but is intended for adults as well. It also contains some graphic illustrations by Barker in black and white.
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    Christine Price
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Great recommendation. Game of thrones series are also good"
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    #5The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    Jason Edwards
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a great 90s novel with lots of nostalgia. It involves a girl trying to find her missing friend."
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    #6The Last Wish

    The Last Wish
    The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski is the beginning of one of the most famous and known sagas of the adult fantasy in the last years. The story of Geralt of Rivia a Witcher with the purpose to destroy the monsters that plague the world. The series of books is the origin for a famous videogame and sets a new standard in the world of epic and dark fantasy.
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    Paul Meyer
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book series probably needs no introduction for many. The Witcher series of books and videogames are modern classics in their own right. I would strongly recommend “The Last Wish” if you have any interest in Fantasy as a genre, especially if you would like to break out of some dusty tropes and into a more compelling, modern type of storytelling."
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    #7Rose Daughter

    Rose Daughter
    Rose Daughter is a retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Beauty spends seven days with the Beast in his castle and manages to bring life back into the place. She falls in love with him and they live happily ever after. 
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    Sara Fields
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you loved Beauty and the Beast, this book is definitely for you! Rose Daughter is a beautiful retelling of the fairy tale we all have grown up with. The author has made it so easy to connect with the characters in the book and while it differs from the Disney tale in certain ways, you can still feel the connection. This is a must read!"
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    #8The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time)

    The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time)

    The Dragon Reborn is the third book in The Wheel of Time series written by Robert Jordan. It is a science fiction and fantasy novel first published in 1991. 

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    Sandra Chavez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The novel is written in a great story telling manner. It is easy to follow and well written. I like that this is part of a series of books, I would recommend checking them out in order so you can better follow along as the series progresses. The novel has a nice mix of fantasy and fiction, this helps keep things interesting. "
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    #9Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is about Richard Mayhew, a goodhearted man living in London whose life changed after helping a bleeding girl on a city sidewalk. Because of his act, he was put in a place filled with dangers Mayhew never even dreamed existed.

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    Mark Wagner
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "seems to be liked a lot. It was reprinted too so people must love it."
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    #10Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy)

    Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy)
    Assassin's Quest is a fantasy novel written by Robin Hobb. This fantasy novel was published on January 5, 1998 by Spectra. Assassin's Quest is the third book of the Realms of the Elderlings book series. 
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    Elizabeth Hanson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I was looking for one of those "old but good" fantasy stories that I somehow missed growing up. While Asssassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy) seems like a good book, I think I should have been recommended to the first book first as I have not read this series. I will definitely take this recommendation though and start reading the first book in the series."
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    #11Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest is the first book in the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier. This book was originally published in 1999. This book is a good mix of fantasy, romance, and history that every young adult may enjoy to read.

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    Aaron Howard
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Daughter of the Forest is an award-winning novel and is a typically good example of a fantasy novel of the 1990s. The novel features elements typical of 90s fantasy fiction; history, romance, etc. The novel is a bestseller and has much literary praise and acclaim since its publication in the year of 1999."

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Best What are the best fantasy novles of the 1990s
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 37 Paid
2StardustBooks 33 Paid
3Ella EnchantedBooks 32 Paid
4The Thief of AlwaysBooks 31 Paid
5The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)Books 30 Paid
6The Last WishBooks 27 Paid
7Rose DaughterBooks 26 Paid
8The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time)Books 24 Paid
9NeverwhereBooks 23 Paid
10Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy)Books 21 Paid
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