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The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

I’ve recently found this list from Penguin Random House of the best fantasy novels of all time while browsing the internet (I’ve provided the link at the bottom of this article). Some of the books on this list are books I have but haven’t read yet and other books are some that I have read. There are some books on here that I’ve not even heard of but I’m at least familiar with the author. What are your thoughts on this list? Do you agree with this list? What novels would you add or subtract from this list?

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Assassin’s Apprentice (The Illustrated Edition) by Robin Hobb
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
The Broken Crown by Michelle West
The Changeling by Victor LaVelle
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
The Devourers by Indra Das
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Dreaming Tree by C. J. Cherryh
The King of Elfand’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
A Game of Thrones (HBO Tie-in Edition) by George R. R. Martin
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-in Edition) by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Bloody Crown of Conan by Robert E. Howard
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Book of Jhereg by Steven Brust
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Library of Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Fiest
The Magician’s (TV Tie-in Edition) by Lev Grossman
Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Name of Wind: 10th Anniversay Deluxe Edition by Patrick Rothfuss
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Night’s Master by Tanith Lee
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition) by Diana Gabaldon
Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks
Sorcerer and the Crown by Zen Cho
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
Throne of the Cresent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

2 thoughts on “The Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

  1. It’s a great list, lots of good reads on there! Surprised they left off Orwell’s classic, Animal Farm though; Has to be one of my all-time favourites.

    What about you; Any you’d add?

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