Fantasy books featuring wizards and magic users

A Wizard of Earthsea, Harry Potter, The Riftwar Saga. The Bartimaeus Trilogy and much more...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s Stone

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter: Book 1
Score: 197
Our rating: 9.4 | 103 positive reader reviews

The Harry Potter books are both very well-written and laugh-out-loud funny, an intoxicating combination. The Philosopher’s Stone is where, for young Harry Potter, it all begins. A book infused with charm and wit it is adored by readers of all ages. The series is popular because it is very, very good and the wizarding world a wonderful place to escape to.

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The Name of the Wind

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1
Score: 143
Our rating: 9.6 | 47 positive reader reviews

The Name of the Wind, which is essentially an autobiography of a once famous now reclusive musician, arcanist and adventurer named Kvothe, is revolutionary in its storytelling method. Patrick Rothfuss is nothing short of a genius.

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Magician

3. Magician by Raymond E Feist
Riftwar Saga: Book 1
Score: 132
Our rating: 9.0 | 42 positive reader reviews

Magician is a powerful and memorable book that any reader who derives pleasure from reading epic fantasy should read. It is classic fantasy but with many elements of originality, the character development is excellent and the reading experience effortless. In 2003 Magician was voted the 89th most popular book of all time in the BBC's Big Read Top 100.

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The Earthsea Quartet

4. The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 1 - 4
Score: 114
Our rating: 10.0 | 14 positive reader reviews

Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Saga is beautifully written, a reader will be left charmed by the spellbinding narrative. Like the very best books this can be read and enjoyed by any age, simply for the tale itself or also the psychological and sociological themes it explores. The beautifully imagined world of Earthsea is a place any fantasy fan should visit.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things

5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle
Score: 104
Our rating: 10.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

The Wise Man\'s Fear

6. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
Score: 101
Our rating: 9.6 | 5 positive reader reviews

The Silvered

7. The Silvered by Tanya Huff
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Ring of Solomon

8. The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 0
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Midnight Mayor

9. The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift: Book 2
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Year of the Unicorn

10. Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton
Witch World: Book 3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadowfell

11. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

12. The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Seven Blades in Black

13. Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes
The Grave of Empires: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Other Wind

14. The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 5
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

The Magicians

15. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians series: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

Silver Mage

16. Silver Mage by CM Debell
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.1 | 2 positive reader reviews

The Unbound Empire

17. The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #3
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

Storm Front

18. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Forest Mage

19. Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Innocent Mage

20. The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Dawn of the Exile

21. Dawn of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan
The Infernal Guardian #2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

Steel Crow Saga

22. Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

The Magician\'s Guild

23. The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.0 | 10 positive reader reviews

Tales From Earthsea

24. Tales From Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Flight of the Nighthawks

25. Flight of the Nighthawks by Raymond E Feist
The Darkwar Saga #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The High Lord

26. The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

White Cat

27. White Cat by Holly Black
Curse Workers: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Awakened Mage

28. The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Prodigal Mage

29. The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Chosen

30. Chosen by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Faith of the Fallen

31. Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
The Sword of Truth Series: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Skin Game

32. Skin Game by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 15
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Veiled

33. Veiled by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 6
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The House of Shattered Wings

34. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Cathedral of Known Things

35. The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Burned

36. Burned by Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus series: Book 7
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Watcher of Dead Time

37. The Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Smoke and Stone

38. Smoke and Stone by Michael R Fletcher
City of Sacrifice #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Bard\'s Blade

39. The Bard's Blade by Brian D Anderson
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Wizard's First Rule

40. Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
The Sword of Truth Series: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.1 | 8 positive reader reviews

The Aware

41. The Aware by Glenda Larke
Isles of Glory: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

Rivers of London

42. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London series: Book 1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.7 | 2 positive reader reviews

A Kingdom Besieged

43. A Kingdom Besieged by Raymond E Feist
The Chaoswar Saga #1
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

OrderMaster

44. OrderMaster by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #13
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Dragonbone Chair

45. The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Memory Sorrow and Thorn: Book 1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

Spy Glass

46. Spy Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

47. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London series: Book 2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

Winter Be My Shield

48. Winter Be My Shield by Jo Spurrier
Children of the Black Sun #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Wellspring of Chaos

49. Wellspring of Chaos by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #12
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

Cyador’s Heirs

50. Cyador’s Heirs by LE Modesitt Jr
The Saga of Recluce #17
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Defiant Heir

51. The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Tower of the Swallow

52. The Tower of the Swallow by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #6
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Riddler’s Gift

53. The Riddler’s Gift by Greg Hamerton
The Lifesong Cycle: Book 1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Toy Sorcerer

54. The Toy Sorcerer by Laura Hart
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Rides a Dread Legion

55. Rides a Dread Legion by Raymond E Feist
The Demonwar Saga #1
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Infernal

56. Infernal by Mark de Jager
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

Sea Glass

57. Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Second Sight

58. Second Sight by Greg Hamerton
The Lifesong Cycle: Book 2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

A Crown Imperilled

59. A Crown Imperilled by Raymond E Feist
The Chaoswar Saga #2
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

Poltergeeks

60. Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Poltergeeks #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Ruin of Kings

61. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
A Chorus of Dragons #1
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Magician\'s Apprentice

62. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

Turn Coat

63. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 11
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Choir Boats

64. The Choir Boats by Daniel Rabuzzi
Longing for Yount: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Johannes Cabal the Detective

65. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L Howard
Johannes Cabal: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

66. Spellwright by Blake Charlton
Spell: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

67. Troubletwisters by Garth Nix
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Minority Council

68. The Minority Council by Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift: Book 4
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Student Bodies

69. Student Bodies by Sean Cummings
Poltergeeks #2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Relic Guild

70. The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
Relic Guild Trilogy #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadow of the Exile

71. Shadow of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan
The Infernal Guardian #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Indentured Magic

72. Indentured Magic by James A Eggebeen
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Darkblade Assassin

73. Darkblade Assassin by Andy Peloquin
Hero of Darkness #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Kellanved\'s Reach

74. Kellanved's Reach by Ian C Esslemont
Path to Ascendancy #3
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Kalanon\'s Rising

75. Kalanon's Rising by Darian Smith
Agents of Kalanon: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Novice

76. The Novice by Trudi Canavan
The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.1 | 3 positive reader reviews

The Rogue

77. The Rogue by Trudi Canavan
The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

78. Dangerous Waters by Juliet E McKenna
The Hadrumal Crisis: Book 1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Raven\'s Shadow

79. The Raven's Shadow by Elspeth Cooper
The Wild Hunt: Book 3
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

Death March

80. Death March by Phil Tucker
Euphoria Online #1
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

Magic Study

81. Magic Study by Maria V Snyder
The Study Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Novice

82. The Novice by Taran Matharu
Summoner Trilogy #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Tethered Mage

83. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
Swords and Fire #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

Empire of Sand

84. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Books of Ambha #1
Score: 82
Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Lost Gate

85. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
Mithermages: Book 1
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

Cloak of Magic

86. Cloak of Magic by SA Rule
Shaihen Heritage: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Fool Moon

87. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Ilfayne\'s Bane

88. Ilfayne's Bane by Julia Knight
Oathcursed: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Storm Glass

89. Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Trinity Rising

90. Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper
The Wild Hunt: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

A Crucible of Souls

91. A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan
Sorcery Ascendant Sequence #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadow and Bone

92. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Grisha #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Arrow's Fall

93. Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
The Heralds of Valdemar #3
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Stranger of Tempest

94. Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd
The God Fragments #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Princess of Blood

95. Princess of Blood by Tom Lloyd
The God Fragments #2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Sufficiently Advanced Magic

96. Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe
Arcane Ascension series #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Bloodwitch

97. Bloodwitch by Timandra Whitecastle
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Behind the Vale

98. Behind the Vale by Brian D Anderson
The Vale #1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Time of Contempt

99. Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Witcher #4
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Windswept

100. Windswept by Kaitlin Bellamy
The Mapweaver Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews