Any suggestions for fantasy novels?

Any suggestions for fantasy novels? I’ve already read the more popular ones but I’m hoping I can find something new.

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  • What have you read? I recently really enjoyed NK Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Series. Also Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. I’ll give you the popular ones too just in case 😉 : Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Michael J Sullivan, Anthony Ryan, VE Schwab

    • More YA fantasy I think like Pullman and Rowling. I’ve also read Tolkien , Martin, and Robert Jordan. But these are ones I haven’t heard of so thank you!

    • my favourites from the list: Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and VE Schwab. Choose from those three first 😉

    • Garth Nix, Sabriel et al ; Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus series; Kristin Cashore – 7 Kingdoms series ; Blake Charlton – Spwellwright trilogy. For starters

  • I am currently reading and enjoying The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso. It’s a fantasy book. If you like modern fantasy I’d recommend The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings(Book 1 of the Stormlight Archives) is good, and so is book 2(I’ve not read book 3 yet but it’s on my list).

    Also while I haven’t read it, but I did pre-order it and have been excited for it for a longgg time(plus it’s on my TBR priority list) The Call of the Right: Flight by Jae Waller. Also on my TBR priority reading list(and that I bought on site in the store, in hardcover, cause it sounds amazing) is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

  • Katherine Kurtz wrote a wonderful series based on the Deryni. I believe the first is called Camber of Culdi.

  • The Emperor’s Blades is very good and doesn’t get as much buzz as I think it should.

    • I’d tack on Neverwhere and Stardust too, if you haven’t read them yet. Neverwhere and The Ocean At the End of the Lane tie for me as top fave Gaiman book.

    • I still need to read that one, but my next read by him will be The Graveyard Book.

    • not yet though I have interest lol little behind in my reading over the years cause of my health… It’s a pain in the butt as a bookworm xD

  • I just finished Magic of Wind and Mist by Cassandra Rose Clarke and really enjoyed it!

  • Almost anything by Marion Zimmer Bradley; Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, or Robert Heinlein.

  • I’ll second Broken Earth and Neil Gaiman. I’ll add Tamora Pierce’s books. She writes wonderful strong women characters. Start with her Lioness quartet which is about a girl that disguises herself as a boy to become a knight.

  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicolas Eames
    Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
    Definitely read some Robin Hobb

  • The Bell at Sealey Head by Patrica A McKillip…The Belgariad by David Eddings…A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness…The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss…The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe…The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley….The Snow Queen by Joan D Vinge…

  • A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
    The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson
    Divine by Mistake – P.C Cast

  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. There are 3 trilogies in all.

    • Did you hear she is going to write another D’Angeline book but this time it is going to be written from the point of view of Joscelin? She announced it on her facebook page and she has a new fantasy coming out this months called Starless, a fantasy. I haven’t enjoyed ALL of her books, but I love the Kushiel series.

    • , I KNOW! I’m really looking forward to that. I wasn’t a fan of the Godslayer series but I like Agents of Hel. I also really enjoyed Santa Olivia but I thought the sequel was not well thought out.

  • The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. The Best I have ever read

  • The Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko. They are really good. 🙂

  • Two that I read recently were The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison and Uprooted by Naomi Novak. Both are one offs if you don’t want to dig into a series. Also anything by Terry Pratchett!

  • Anne McCaffrey. I’m re-reading some of hers at the moment, my favourites by a long way are the Crystal Singer books, three in all, but the Dragon series is good too. Just finished Decision at Doona and reading The Ship who Sang currently.

  • Good old fantasy reads, Fritz Leiber, Farfrd and the Grey Mouser series, Roger Zelazney Amber Series, Patricia McKillip the Riddle Master of Hed, I enjoyed these a lot in the seventies. Don’t know if they hold up to today’s standards

  • I love Sheri S. Tepper’s books. Not all, but most of them.

  • John Twelvehawks trilogy. One of the very best unknown trilogys ive ever read

  • Malazan Book Of The Fallen – best heroic/military fantasy in years.

  • I’m reading Children of Blood and Bone right now and so far it is good

  • The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay. It’s an old trilogy that stands against the test of time and is my favorite book. His other books are all good as well.

    • Agree. I absolutely love The Lions of Al-Rassan, have read it a bunch of times.

    • Yes, that’s another one of my favorites. I like Tigana a lot too, even with how heart wrenching it is.

  • The Book of Words trilogy by JV Jones. If you want a stand alone, then The Barbed Coil also by JV Jones is one of my all time favourite books.

  • Weiss and Hickman. Apart from all the Dragonlance books, they’ve written some real classic series; Rose Of The Prophet, Darksword, Deathgate Cycle.

  • Tad Williams. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Series (4 books). One of George RR Martins favourites.

    • I don’t know what Tad Williams isn’t more well known. Great book, as was the sci-if/cyber series (Otherland?)

  • L. E. Modesitt Jr. The Saga of Recluse series, it’s long and still ongoing so if you like that there’s over 15 books here. Good story though, different.

  • Terry Brooks <3 If you don't want to get into the endless pit (as beautiful as it is long and very worth it) that is Shannara, then you could try his Magic Kingdom of Landover series. It starts with Magic Kingdom For Sale-Sold! It starts within our own world and ends up somewhere very different. So good.

  • I’m not sure exactly what you like, but I’ve enjoyed the Throne of Glass series so far. It’s sold in the young adult section but most of the people I know who have read it are adults, and they enjoyed it as well

  • Asunder: A Vatan Chronicle by L. Steinworth. It’s available on amazon as an ebook and on kindleunlimited.

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