What makes fantasy books so popular is their ability to draw you into their worlds, which are packed with interesting plots, uncanny forces and out-of-this-world heroes. But in order to do this, a book needs to be good. To help you avoid wasting time on below-average works, here is a list of five great fantasy books!
George R.R. Martin is arguably the most popular and well-known fantasy fiction writer of our times. His series of novels that goes by the name of The Song of Ice and Fire is hugely popular, and with good reason. Being extremely well thought out and executed, these books are capable of completely mesmerizing you and leaving you always wanting more.
The Black Company
Glen Cook wrote this series in the 1980’s, but this doesn’t mean the books themselves are outdated. They cover more than 400 years of history of a completely different and utterly fascinating world of magic. In it, we follow the adventures of a group of highly skilled mercenaries that have been expertly portrayed by the writer.
This is one of the newest trilogies available and it was written by Mark Lawrence. Elements of family drama and dark magic make it a must-read. But its protagonist, the Prince of Thorns, is arguably the most interesting character in the book, who goes from a child raised in unhappy circumstances to an ambitious leader striving toward overtaking the throne.
You have probably already heard about Narnia and the children who come to save it, but did you know that the cartoon and the movie were made after C.S. Lewis’ trilogy? The series is the ideal choice for both children and adults, since it features a heart-warming tale of a journey into the unknown and compassion that ends up saving a bunch of lives.
The Chronicles of Prydain
Written by Lloyd Alexander, this pentalogy dates back to the 1960’s. It draws many of its elements from Welsh mythology, which is only a small part of the reason why it is still hugely popular.