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50 Best Fantasy Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Fantasy books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Fantasy books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    American Gods

    Neil Gaiman

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2

    A Wizard of Earthsea

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3

    A Game of Thrones

    George R. R. Martin

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    The Name of the Wind

    Patrick Rothfuss

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 4 articles
  8. 8

    Harry Potter

    J.K. Rowling

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Good Omens

    Neil Gaiman

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    The Night Circus

    Erin Morgenstern

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    Storm Front

    Jim Butcher

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13

    The Fifth Season

    N. K. Jemisin

    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14

    Watership Down

    Richard Adams

    Appears in 3 articles
  15. 15

    The Dark Tower I

    Stephen King

    Appears in 3 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 3 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 3 articles
  18. 18

    Who Fears Death

    Nnedi Okorafor

    Appears in 3 articles
  19. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Appears in 3 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 3 articles
  21. 21

    The Magicians

    Lev Grossman

    Appears in 3 articles
  22. 22

    The Last Unicorn

    Peter S. Beagle

    Appears in 3 articles
  23. 23

    Circe

    Madeline Miller

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Howl's Moving Castle

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Mistborn

    Brandon Sanderson

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    The Color of Magic

    Terry Pratchett

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29
    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30

    Wheel of Time

    Robert Jordan

    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31
    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    Under Heaven

    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34
    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35
    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37
    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38

    Jade City

    Fonda Lee

    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 39

    Tigana

    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 40

    The Buried Giant

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Appears in 2 articles
  41. 41
    Appears in 2 articles
  42. 42

    All the Birds in the Sky

    Charlie Jane Anders

    Appears in 2 articles
  43. 43
    Appears in 2 articles
  44. 44
    Appears in 2 articles
  45. 45
    Appears in 2 articles
  46. 46

    Gardens of the Moon

    Steven Erikson

    Appears in 2 articles
  47. 47

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell

    Appears in 2 articles
  48. 48

    Legend

    David Gemmell

    Appears in 2 articles
  49. 49

    The Final Empire

    Brandon Sanderson

    Appears in 2 articles
  50. 50

    The Way of Kings

    Brandon Sanderson

    Appears in 2 articles

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