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Recommended young adult fantasy books

Young adult fantasy books are in the main, written for, published for, and marketed to readers between the ages of 12 and 18. For the purposes of this page we have decided to feature books that we believe are both aimed at the YA market and also feature a young adult as the main character. And so therefore coming-of-age also plays a large part in the books we have chosen. Many of the books will be familiar but we hope there are also a few surprises that allow you to discover some great new titles.

1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 1
Score: 217
Our rating: 8.7 | 38 positive reader reviews
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. But one truth remains, and what mortal men forget, the Aes Sedai do not... What was, what will be, and what is, [...]

2. The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 206
Our rating: 8.7 | 31 positive reader reviews
The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’ [...]

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: Book 1
Score: 204
Our rating: 9.0 | 20 positive reader reviews
For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the [...]

4. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Score: 201
Our rating: 9.7 | 9 positive reader reviews
Set in a beleaguered land caught in a web of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply moving story of a people struggling to be free. A people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the tyrant King Brandin that even the very name of their once beautiful land cannot be spoken or remembered. But not everyone [...]

5. Circe by Madeline Miller
Score: 199
Our rating: 10.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New [...]

6. The 10,000 Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
Score: 199
Our rating: 10.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the weal [...]

7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Score: 191
Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw t [...]

8. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
Score: 186
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Liga raises her two daughters in the safe haven of an alternative reality, a personal heaven granted by magic as a refuge from her earthly suffering. But the real world cannot be denied forever and when the barrier between the two worlds begins to break down, Liga’s fiery daughter, Urdda, s [...]

9. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
Score: 184
Our rating: 9.2 | 2 positive reader reviews
Sybel is just sixteen when she is given a baby to raise. Born and brought up on Eld Mountain, with only the fantastic creatures called there by wizardry as playmates, she knows nothing of humankind . . . until the baby awakens emotions she never knew she had. And when Coren, the man who brought t [...]

10. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
The Burning #1
Score: 184
Our rating: 9.2 | 2 positive reader reviews
Game of Thrones meets Gladiator in this debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival.The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred y [...]

11. The Colour Of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 1
Score: 181
Our rating: 8.5 | 8 positive reader reviews
In the beginning there was…a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back o [...]

12. The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Memory Sorrow and Thorn: Book 1
Score: 176
Our rating: 8.5 | 7 positive reader reviews
A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for Prester John, the High King, lies dying. And with his death, the Storm King, the undead ruler of the elf-like Sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly asce [...]

13. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Founders #1
Score: 175
Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself--the first in a dazzling new fantasy series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett. Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a hea [...]

14. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
Green Rider series: Book 1
Score: 168
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G'ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the wood [...]

15. First Rider's Call by Kristen Britain
Green Rider series: Book 2
Score: 168
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Karigan may have heard the First Rider's call, but she's not about to let it take over her life ...... or at least that's what she thinks. She swore to complete a dying man's mission - to deliver a sealed letter to King Zachary. Now that task, more dangerous than she could [...]

16. Jade War by Fonda Lee
The Green Bone Saga #2
Score: 168
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.Beyond Kekon's borders, war is brewing. Po [...]

17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Harry Potter: Book 7
Score: 161
Our rating: 9.5 | 31 positive reader reviews
Harry has left Hogwarts to dedicate himself to the quest for final Horcruxes, together with his friends Ron and Hermione. Harry is also searching for the answers he feels Dumbledore has left unanswered and his feelings for his beloved old headmaster veer from anger and bitterness to painful loss. [...]

18. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron
Heartstrikers: Book 1
Score: 160
Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. Now that [...]

19. Jade City by Fonda Lee
The Green Bone Saga #1
Score: 158
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families. When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone - even foreigners - to wield jade, [...]

20. Magician's End by Raymond E Feist
The Chaoswar Saga #3
Score: 153
Our rating: 7.5 | 5 positive reader reviews
The dragons are calling... Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephane safely out of Roldem, Hal -now Duke of Crydee- must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a k [...]

21. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle: Book 1
Score: 135
Our rating: 6.6 | 57 positive reader reviews
When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery, but when the stone becomes a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new wo [...]

22. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: Book 1
Score: 131
Our rating: 8.7 | 39 positive reader reviews
Percy Jackson is just a normal twelve year old boy. Sure he's got problems with school, bullies, and authority but at that age who doesn't? Getting kicked out of school after school does have a way of making one think he's a screw up though. One day though on a seemingly innocent visi [...]

23. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Shannara Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 126
Our rating: 5.9 | 7 positive reader reviews
Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again. [...]

24. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic #1
Score: 120
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where [...]

25. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 1
Score: 120
Our rating: 6.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the [...]

26. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive: Book 2
Score: 116
Our rating: 9.5 | 11 positive reader reviews
Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars. As the world tips into a war for control of the mythical artifacts of power made from [...]

27. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: Book 3
Score: 113
Our rating: 10.0 | 9 positive reader reviews
Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson&# [...]

28. The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle
Score: 104
Our rating: 10.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all l [...]

29. Homeland by RA Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 103
Our rating: 9.5 | 8 positive reader reviews
Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society [...]

30. The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 2
Score: 102
Our rating: 9.9 | 3 positive reader reviews
Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate, ‘King’ Kennit, and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political uph [...]

31. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Shattered Sea #1
Score: 102
Our rating: 9.7 | 5 positive reader reviews
Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a [...]

32. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 1
Score: 101
Our rating: 9.7 | 4 positive reader reviews
On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels. Only Bingtown liveships can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River and plunder the riches found upstream, but such [...]

33. Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb
Fitz and the Fool #1
Score: 101
Our rating: 9.9 | 2 positive reader reviews
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actual [...]

34. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: Book 4
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.8 | 2 positive reader reviews
The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action, his ability to create vivid characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan' [...]

35. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows: Book 1
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.5 | 6 positive reader reviews
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. A con [...]

36. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
The Farseer Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.2 | 3 positive reader reviews
Honesty is the bedrock for any relationship. But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the kingdom – bare his soul to his beloved Molly? Danger lies all around him – from the raiders savaging the coastal towns, and from with [...]

37. The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 24
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. And that mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just [...]

38. You Are The Hero by Jonathan Green
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have sold over 17 million books worldwide, in over 30 languages. But when Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone sat down to write The Warlock of Firetop Mountain they had no idea this one book would go on to spawn another eighty or more titles, and have an immeasurable impa [...]

39. Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Shattered Sea #2
Score: 99
Our rating: 9.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
Sometimes a girl is touched by mother war. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cun [...]

40. The Unspoken Name by A K Larkwood
The Serpent Gates: Book 1
Score: 99
Our rating: 10.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
What if you knew how and when you will die?Csorwe does - she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from he [...]

41. Shadowrise by Tad Williams
Shadowmarch Quartet: Book 3
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
As shadows threaten to consume the kingdom of Southmarch, Barrick Eddon, heir to March throne, battles his way across the sinister Shadowlands. He must journey through this dangerous, inhuman realm to fulfil a pact - as this may be all that can prevent the atrocities of a full-scale war with the [...]

42. City of Dragons by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 3
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
The dragon keepers and fledgling dragons have discovered a route to the lost city of Kelsingra but there is one problem: they need to be able to fly to cross the treacherous waters and enter the fabled city. At first, only a few dragons are willing to try – the others are either too ashamed [...]

43. The Silent Army by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #4
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost. The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away sin [...]

44. Wrath by John Gwynne
The Faithful and The Fallen #4
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remainin [...]

45. Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
The dragon, Tintaglia, has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki [...]

46. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 37
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. This is not going to be a gentleman’s game.The prospect of the Big Match draws in a [...]

47. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time: Book 13
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to spill out of the Blight. Perrin Aybara is haunted by spectres from his past. To prevail, he must find a way to master the wolf within hi [...]

48. Tymon's Flight by Mary Victoria
Chronicles of the Tree: Book 1
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews
The World Tree rises up out of the seething clouds like a green mountain, lifting its children up to the light. All creation nestles in its gigantic branches: all take shelter beneath its canopy. There is no world besides this one - or so the priests in Argos city would have everyone believe. Wha [...]

49. The Silvered by Tanya Huff
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen - she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leade [...]

50. Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
Empire of Storms #1
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews
In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two people find a common cause. Hope, the lone survivor of a village massacred by the emperor's forces, is secretly trained as a warrior and instrument of vengeance. Red, an orphan adopted by a notorious matriarch of the criminal underworld, l [...]

51. Ruin by John Gwynne
The Faithful and The Fallen #3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews
The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring A [...]

52. A Veil of Spears by Bradley Beaulieu
The Song of the Shattered Sands #3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Night of Endless Swords nearly saw the destruction of Sharakhai, and since then the Kings have come down hard on the rebelloious Moonless Host. Hundreds have been murdered or given to the Confessor King for questioning. Hundreds more have fled. Including Çeda, who has discovered that O [...]

53. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
The Abhorsen Chronicles: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
Lirael and Sameth have reached the safety of the Abhorsens House after fleeing from Necromancer Hedge and his dead minions. Now trapped by his agent Chlorr and many Dead Hands, Lirael and Sam must find a way to warn the King and Abhorsen of the mounting danger their subjects face in the Old Kingd [...]

54. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 30
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching – a wise shepherd – might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it’s up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest [...]

55. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 35
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And dr [...]

56. Sojourn by RA Salvatore
The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
After abandoning the perils of the underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden, the renegade dark elf, battles to survive in the harsh surface world and to gain acceptance from the surface-dwellers. [...]

57. Haven by Joel Shepherd
A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 4
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
Rich with political intrigue and wrangling between the lords of Vethrene faith and the rural folk who follow the tradition of the Goeren-yai, this is the story of Sasha. Raised as a princess in the Vethrene royal court, she instead elects to train with a foreign warrior and is chosen by the commo [...]

58. The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide by Terry Pratchett
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews
Greetings, adventurer! We lay before you this most comprehensive gazetteer encompassing all the streets of Ankh-Morpork, as well as information on its principal businesses, hotels, taverns, inns, and places of entertainment and refreshment, enhanced by the all-new and compleat map of our great ci [...]

59. The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding
The Darkwater Legacy #1
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny.Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are [...]

60. Beneath the Twisted Trees by Bradley Beaulieu
The Song of the Shattered Sands #4
Score: 96
Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Çeda was an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people.No longer.Now she's going to lead.The age of the Kings is com [...]

61. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 28
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer at loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of bloody revolution. The people have found their voice at last, the flags and barricades are rising...And the question for a po [...]

62. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 32
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Something is coming after Tiffany . . .Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic – not chores and ill-tempered goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembod [...]

63. Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody
The Obernewtyn Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.1 | 4 positive reader reviews
For Elspeth Gordie freedom is-like so much else after the Great White-a memory. It was a time known as the Age of Chaos. In a final explosive flash everything was destroyed. The few who survived banded together and formed a Council for protection. But people like Elspeth-mysteriously [...]

64. A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E Feist
Riftwar Saga: Book 3
Score: 95
Our rating: 6.9 | 1 positive reader reviews
As Prince Arutha and his companions rally their forces for the final battle with an ancient and mysterious evil, the dread necromancer Marcos the Black has once again unleashed his dark sorcerery. Now the fate of two worlds will be decided in a titanic struggle beneath the walls of Sethanon, as t [...]

65. Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks
Legends of Shannara: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.2 | 3 positive reader reviews
Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that almost exterminated humankind. Those who escaped the carnage were led to sanctuary by the boy saviour known as Hawk: the gypsy morph. But now, the unimaginable has come to pass: the cocoon of protective magic surrounding the [...]

66. Shadowfall by James Clemens
Godslayer: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
Four millennia have passed since the gods came to Myrillia, creating the nine lands of peace as a haven from the nightmarish, accursed Hinterlands. In all this time nothing has disturbed the harmony of the nine lands.But now the goddess of the Summering Isles has been murdered. The only witness i [...]

67. The Thief's Gamble by Juliet E McKenna
A tale of Einarinn: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Wizards have been self-exiled to the isle of Hadrumal after years of war turned the populace against mage-born. Here, they are trying to regain the magic and knowledge lost to the past when mages were hunted and libraries burnt or left for ruin. The theory that heirloom objects may keep traces of [...]

68. Deep Into The Heart of a Rose by GT Denny
Book of Broken Bindings: Book 1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews
On a crisp autumn morning, in his cottage in the idyllic land of the Vale, Mr. Edward T. Cozzlebottom composed the following letter for his secret love, the graceful and lovely Mizz Ezmerelda Wimbish. "Dear Mizz Wimbish, Confessions are something to admire. Don't you agree? Far more conf [...]

69. Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Fantasy Masterworks: Book 40
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realms of Light. Holger Carlsen, a bemused and puzzled twentieth-century man mysteriously snatched out of time, finds himself the [...]

70. Harrowing the Dragon by Patricia McKillip
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Spanning a quarter of a century, an anthology of previously uncollected short fiction by the World Fantasy Award-winning author explores a world of magic in such works as "The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath," "A Matter of Music," "The Fellowship of the Dragon,&quo [...]

71. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill - a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk - Neryn sets out for the legendar [...]

72. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews
In a land where magic has been forgotten and peace has reigned for centuries, unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms battle for power… A princess must journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long-thought extinct. A rebel becomes the leader of a bloody revolution. A Sorceress discove [...]

73. The Treasury of the Fantastic by David Sandner and Jacob Weisman
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The fantastic, the supernatural, the poetic, and the macabre entwine in this incomparable culmination of storytelling. Imaginative stories of wit and intelligence weave through vivid landscapes that are alternately wondrous and terrifying. Bringing together major literary figures from the 19th an [...]

74. The Art of Ian Miller by Ian Miller and Tom Wyte
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork spanning decades of Ians work, this collection is a treat for all lovers of great fantasy art from Lovecraft novel covers to Tolkien bestiaries to Warhammer 40,000 concept art, through a veritable trove of gothic humour, fantasy battles, dragons, beasts and a [...]

75. Queen of the Dark Things by Robert Cargill
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Two boys, spirited away into a dark world of myth and folklore that has lived, grown and changed alongside our world, have grown into men and now make their way. But faerie has not forgotten them, it never could, they wield too much power, too much hinges on them, so it reaches out again. And a t [...]

76. Harshini by Jennifer Fallon
The Demon Child Trilogy #3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Medalon has surrendered to foreign invaders and Tarja is once more an outlaw. The Defenders have scattered and their only hope is Damin Wolfblade and his Hythrun army. But Damin has his own problems. The High Prince is dead and he must lift the siege on the Hythrun capital and defeat an usurper b [...]

77. Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The flames of war devour Ansalon. The army of dead souls marches toward conquest, led by the mystical warrior Mina, who serves the powerful One God. A small band of heroes, driven to desperate measures, leads the fight against overwhelming odds.Two unlikely protagonists emerge. One is a dragon ov [...]

78. City of Wonders by James A Moore
Seven Forges series #3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is facing a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire, armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the [...]

79. Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu
The Song of the Shattered Sands #1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, Çeda fights in the pits to scrape a living. She, like so many in the city, pray for the downfall of the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai, but she's never been able to do anything about it. This all changes when she [...]

80. Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secr [...]

81. A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic #3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari -begins to waver under th [...]

82. Trolltooth Wars by Steve Jackson
Fighting Fantasy
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Steve Jackson's The Trolltooth Wars is a graphic novel set in the Fighting Fantasy world of Titan. The original novel, written by Fighting Fantasy co-creator Steve Jackson, featured fan favourite characters and locations from the series, brought together in one brand new story, and introduced [...]

83. The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft
The Books of Babel #3
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews
Thomas Senlin and his crew of outcasts have been separated, and now they must face the dangers of the labyrinthine tower on their own in this third book in the word-of-mouth phenomenon fantasy series."One of my favorite books of all time." - Mark Lawrence on  [...]

84. The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams
Last King of Osten Ard #1
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last King of Osten ArdThe Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published [...]

85. The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
Earthsea Saga: Book 5
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews
The sorcerer Alder dreams of his dead wife and is able to kiss her across the stone wall that separates our world from the land of the dead. This puts Alder and Earthsea in mortal danger as the dead seek to free themselves through Alder and invade the land of the living. Alder looks to Sparrowhaw [...]

86. Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
The Belgariad: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 8.8 | 6 positive reader reviews
A battle is coming... ...And in that battle shall be decided the fate of the world. Myths tell of the ancient wars of Gods and men, and a powerful object – the Orb – that ended the bloodshed. As long as it was held by the line of Riva, it would assure the peace. But a dark force has s [...]

87. The Ice Crown by Sean Beech
The Lords of the Moon: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 8.6 | 8 positive reader reviews
For nearly three hundred years now the Moon lands have known peace. But the Ice Crown of Man been stolen and also the Ancient Howl of the Fennigan Wolves. Their theft robs both races of the power to unite their peoples! But who is responsible; the mysterious Fey; the magical Mages or the lands&rs [...]

88. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: Book 2
Score: 94
Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews
The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. Worryingly for her [...]

89. The Black God's War by Moses Siregar III
Splendor and Ruin: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Against the backdrop of epic warfare and the powers of ten mysterious gods, Lucia struggles to understand The Black One. Her father-king wants war. Her messianic brother wants peace. The black god wants his due. She suffers all the consequences. King Vieri is losing his war against the lands of P [...]

90. Snuff by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 39
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in [...]

91. Tracato by Joel Shepherd
A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 3
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
The net is really closing in now, with the whole of Rhodia at war and the serrin - the beautiful and dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh - fighting for survival. [...]

92. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a falle [...]

93. Wrath of Storms by Steven McKinnon
The Raincatcher's Ballad #2
Score: 94
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
A girl with terrifying powers. An assassin battling his bloodlust. And an ancient evil stirring…Serena’s fearsome power is growing stronger. After conning her way aboard a luxury airship in search of clues about her past, she walks straight into a sky pirate&r [...]

94. Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Series: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death's apprentice. [...]

95. Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb
The Tawny Man: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The triumphant conclusion to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon’s wings, or a Fool’s heart. A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz [...]

96. Shaman's Crossing by Robin Hobb
The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews
Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's Cavalla Academy--and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates--before joining the King of Ge [...]

97. Dragonfly Falling by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Shadows of the Apt: Book 2
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.2 | 1 positive reader reviews
The armies of the Wasp Empire are on the march, and first to feel their might will be the city of Tark, which is even now preparing for siege. [...]

98. Year of the Unicorn by Andre Norton
Witch World: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. But when her wish comes true, she finds more than a little adventure. As she ventures out, not only is her life in danger, but also the power that [...]

99. The Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott
Crown of Stars: Book 7
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
King Henry's kingdom has been ravaged by internecine warfare, in a conflict that has been both long and bloody. Furthermore, the spell holding the exiled Ashioi from the world has failed, and the land, ravaged by the fury of their return, is only now showing signs of recovery. Sanglant is str [...]

100. Dreams and Shadows by Robert Cargill
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Limestone Kingdom, a parallel universe where whisky-swilling genies and foul-mouthed wizards argue over the state of the metaphysical realm. Having left the spirit world and returned to the human world, Ewan and Colby discover that the creatures from this previous life have not forgotten them [...]