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Fantasy Fiction

These are some of the most popular fantasy fiction books for adults of all times.

A game of thrones by George R Martin

A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest

The hobbit, or, There and back again by J Tolkien

Chronicles the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, who embarks on a quest to reclaim stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug, along with his dwarve companions and the wizard Gandalf, and unwittingly returns to the Shire with a Ring of Power

The name of the wind : the kingkiller chronicle : day one by Patrick Rothfuss

"The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend"--From publisher description

The eye of the world by Robert Jordan

In the Second Age, the Dragon subdued the Dark One and his disciples in a mystical prison. The Third Age has begun and the Dragon is gone, but reborn in a boy who doesn't yet know his supreme calling. Time is precious, for the prison decays and the Dark One will soon work his evil. Only the boy can stop him. From his prison, the Dark One wills his warriors to destroy the boy's village. But Moiraine, a servant of the Dragon, comes with her Protector. They fight off the warriors and whisk the boy away. He's destined for Tar-Valon, the island city of the Aes Sedai, where he'll discover his power. Can the Dark One stop his journey?

American gods : a novel by Neil Gaiman

As Shadow is about to be released from prison, he learns that his beloved wife has been killed in an accident. Feeling he has nothing else to lose, he becomes involved in a dangerous scheme that could cause him to lose more than he ever imagined

Mistborn : the final empire by Brandon Sanderson

"Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangles the land. He failed."--Cover, p. [4]

The way of kings : book one of the stormlight archive by Brandon Sanderson

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain : mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars are fought for them. One such war rages on the Shattered Plains of Roshar. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable

Assassin's apprentice by Robin Hobb

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom

The gentleman bastard series 3-book bundle : The lies of Locke Lamora, Red seas under red skies, The republic of thieves by Scott Lynch

Hailed by George R. R. Martin as “a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre,” The Lies of Locke Lamora introduced one of the most compelling protagonists in years and established Scott Lynch as a household name. Years later, the Gentleman Bastard series continues to shine with Lynch’s signature blend of swashbuckling adventure, sparkling wit, and seemingly impossible heists.

Dune by Frank Herbert

The saga of intergalactic warrior, Paul Atreides, and his messianic rise to leadership. Paul goes to the mysterious desert planet, Arrakis, also known as Dune, where he must face the ultimate tests of his power. Hugo Award winning novel

Neverwhere : author's preferred text by Neil Gaiman

An author-preferred edition of the story of Richard Mayhew, who discovers an alternate city beneath London, reconciles inconsistencies between the U.S. and U.K. versions, reinstates previously cut scenes, and incorporates the Neverwhere tale "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back."

Wizard's first rule by Terry Goodkind

An unearthly adversary descends on an idyllic fantasy world, corrupting magic against good and slaughtering innocents, and only a single man can stop him

The gunslinger by Stephen King

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.

Storm front by Jim Butcher

As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only at what he does. But even though Harry is the only game in town, business—to put it mildly—stinks.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil

Stardust : a novel by Neil Gaiman

Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria--even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie--where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous--in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible

Outlander : a novel by Diana Gabaldon

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser

Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch by Neil Gaiman

The prophecies of witch Agnes Nutter come true more often than not--it's just that deciphering them can be a bit of a problem. So when Agnes forsees the end of the world, people do what they always shouldn't--they ignore her. And this time that might be just as well, because a demon's bubmling of a baby swap involving the Antichrist does little more than invoke mass confusion

The once and future king by T White

Describes King Arthur's life from his childhood to the coronation, creation of the Round Table, and search for the Holy Grail

Going postal : a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett

Sentenced to death for forgery and swindling, Meist Von Lipwig accepts a pardon in exchange for revamping an ancient post office, but his efforts are thwarted by murderous characters who want the post office shut down
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