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Top 50 Best Fantasy Books Ever (2017)

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Fantasy is probably the most popular book genre of all time. It is not only favourite genres of readers but also favorite of authors. Among thousands of books published every year, around 70% belongs to the fantasy genre. This shows that how much fantasy books are loved by people.

Hollywood too loves fantasy book series and there are dozens of movies adapted from fantasy novels. Harry Potter series and Lord of the rings series are just few examples. In fact every year around dozen of fantasy movies are adapted from successful fantasy book series. The recent movie series adapted from fantasy books are – The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia and Eragon.

TV shows too adapt fantasy novels and the highly successful show Game of Thrones is a good example of this. In fact Game of Thrones has increased the standard of fantasy writing and now author doesn’t focus on just good and evil characters. The grey area of character development that was often left unexplored in fantasy books is now an integral part of fantasy fiction. Among other popular fantasy TV shows adapted from novels are – The Shannara Chronicles, Avatar The Last Airbender and Penny Dreadful.

Here we have chosen 50 greatest fantasy novels of all time. It was hard to pick the very best fantasy novels so we followed a certain criteria for it. We gave preference to those novels that branched out into a series. So here are 50 greatest fantasy book series ever –

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50. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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49. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson
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48. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis
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47. The Duncton Chronicles by William Horwood
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46. The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock
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45. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
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44. The Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore
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43. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
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42. The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R Lawhead
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41. Arthurian Saga (The Crystal Cave) by Mary Stewart
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40. The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan
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39. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
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38. The Chronicles of Black Company by Glen Cook
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37. The Chronicles of Prydian by Lloyd Alexander
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36. The Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E Feist
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35. Riddle-Master by Patricia A Mckillip
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34. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
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33. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
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32. Raven’s Shadow by Anthony Ryan
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31. First Law World by Joe Abercrombie
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30. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne Mccaffrey
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29. The Broken Empire Series by Mark Lawrence
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28. The Lightbringer Saga by Brent Weeks
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27. Bartimaeus Series by Jonathan Stroud
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26. Demon Cycle by Peter V Brett
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25. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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24. Dune by Frank Herbert
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23. The Once and the Future King by TH White
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22. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
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21. Redwall by Brian Jacques
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20. Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
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19. The Color of Magic (Discworld Series) by Terry Pratchett
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18. The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
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17. Mistborn Series (The Final Empire) by Brandon Sanderson
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16. The Avalon Series by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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15. EarthSea Cycle by Ursula K. le Guin
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14. Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
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13. The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
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12. the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
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11. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
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10. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
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9. The Odyssey by Homer
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8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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7. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Saga) by Robert Jordan
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6. The Harry Potter Saga by JK Rowling
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5. The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
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4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
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3. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
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2. A Game Of Thrones by George RR Martin
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1. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
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So which Fantasy Book series is your favorite?

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