Fantasy series have exploded in the last few years. Adults and children alike want to escape the normal and dive head first into a magical, out of this world adventure.
With such a vast amount of fantasy wonders out there, rounding up the five best fantasy books was no easy task. While I am sure I could write this exact post with ten new books next week, anyone searching for their next great read is sure to find something to their tastes here.
1. The Painted Man – Peter Brett
A sure favourite in my household, The Painted Man is filled with adventure, otherworldly creatures and a hint of magic. Unlike any other book I have read, author Brett has an imagination like nobody else.
Set in a new world where the residents are terrorised by demons that only appear at night, the story brings together three unlikely protagonists whose lives intertwine.
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2. Torpor – Kieva McLaughlin
McLaughlin captures the speculation of other worlds and mystical powers in this new fantasy book. You will fall in love with the characters like no other.
After getting into an accident, James awakens in a strange new world. After quickly learning that not all is at is seems, the books protagonist must compete to master the powers of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth to travel to the other worlds and find his girlfriend Liza.
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3. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
An old favourite, The Hobbit, still remains a fantasy classic. For those on the edge about reading the full Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit makes a great first step.
Bilbo is reluctantly recruited, by a confident Gandalf, to accompany thirteen dwarves on a dangerous mission to take back their rightful home.
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4. Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
While Sanderson never disappoints, he is probably best known for his Mistborn masterpiece. You will be kept up night after night as you follow Kelsier and Vin challenge the bureaucracy.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of the books, is the one of a kind magic system where ingested metals give a select few special powers.
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5. Harry Potter – JK Rowling
While most people reading this blog will have already followed Harry on his adventures through Hogwarts. No first ‘best fantasy book’ post is complete without at least a mention of JK Rowling’s series.
Rowling’s ability to bring the reader into the books as if it was playing out in their own world, has given her a place in the author’s hall of fame. If you haven’t yet divulged into the fantasy series, it’s not one to miss.
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I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about the five best fantasy books. Hopefully, there is something there for everyone. If not, don’t worry, I will be back very soon with more.