Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years. RIYL: really big swords, sorcery, and massive battle sequences. If you enjoy the HBO show, you owe it to yourself to read the books. Just be prepared for this thing to start real tight and end up sprawling. Required reading.
24 of the best fantasy books everyone should read
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Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe , often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga , animated movies and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the respective absence of scientific or macabre themes, though these genres overlap. In popular culture , the fantasy genre predominantly features settings of a medieval nature.
Fantasy has exploded in the young adult category, and the past decade alone has seen some really incredible works. Here are 25 of the best fantasy books for teen or adult readers to check out — new and classic tales alike, these stories have everything from love triangles to mythical creatures, fantastical worlds to magic that lives in our own reality. Perhaps best known for her sci-fi series Legend , Marie Lu is every bit as masterful in this standalone fantasy novel, which centers a real-life woman forgotten to history: Nannerl, the older sister of Amadeus Mozart.