Fantasy is a genre that leaves you tingling with excitement and nerve wracking anticipation. It contains various supernatural elements like Magic, Dragons, Superpowers etc. The author’s imaginative and creative world-building keeps the readers enthralled throughout.
An excellent example of work that represents this genre adequately is The Harry Potter series authored by JK Rowling.
If you are a fan of Harry Potter or want to give this genre a try then here are 7 fantasy book series that you may give a chance.
The Lord of the rings series caused a revival of the fantasy genre after its huge success. It is an epic fantasy that follows young Frodo as he sets out to destroy the one ring that could embroil the world in darkness.The events of the book are set in the fictional world of Middle Earth. The book is written beautifully and enables the reader to vividly experience the feelings, emotions and trials that Frodo himself faces.
The series span over three books namely The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. All three books are well worth the readers time and do not give cause for any regrets.
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis is a Christian inspired fantasy series. It is considered a classic in children’s literature. Set in the fictional world of Narnia with beasts that talk and everlasting winter, the storyline enthrals the readers from the beginning. There are seven books in the series.
The star-touched queen follows the journey of Maya, a princess with a cursed horoscope. She is reviled and scorned in her father’s kingdom. Caught unwittingly in the political machinations within the kingdom, she is married at 17 to Amar, the mysterious king of Akaran for political convenience.
With Amar, she discovers a life of compassion, desire and experiences feelings she never encountered before. Yet, armed with secrets and shrouded in mystery Amar is not what he seems. Will Maya discover to the full extent the secrets of Akaran? Can she trust Amar? Especially when her life is constantly in peril.
The Star-touched queen is an easy read that derives inspiration from Indian mythology making it relatable to the Indian readers. It has a well-balanced plot with mystery, romance making it enjoyable.
The second book, A Crown of wishes is a standalone novel and like its predecessor a good read.
If you are into sassy protagonists and assassins; The throne of glass series is what you are looking for.
Celaena Sardothien is a badass assassin who is feared and revered in the kingdom of Adarlan. However, all is not as it seems about Celaena. She is a protagonist with a complicated past that haunts her even as she tries to escape it.
Throne of glass series is an interesting read with multiple aspects of the fantasy genre such as Fey, witches etc. The series comprises 7 books of which 5 are released and the 6th book Tower of Dawn is slated to release in September 2017.
This is a trilogy that revolves around Feyre, a human who does not dally with the Fae who live across the wall. Yet, destiny takes its course when she is forced to move to the Spring court in the land of Fae to save her family when she accidentally kills a fae. finds herself head over heels in love with the mysterious High Lord of Spring court, Tamlin. The book follows her journey into peril and danger in order to save everything that she has come to love from the clutches of evil that threatens to destroy it.
As irony has it, she finds herself falling in love with the mysterious High Lord of Spring court, Tamlin. The book follows her journey into peril and danger in order to save everything that she has come to love from the clutches of evil that threatens to destroy it.
The series is full of surprises with the second and the third Installments being exceptional. These books once started cannot be easily put down and are definitely page-turners.
A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magic in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The Goblin Emperor revolves around the youngest, half-goblin son of the Elven Emperor.
Maia has lived his entire life in exile with an abusive guardian. He faces the biggest challenge of his life when he becomes the successor to the throne after his father and brothers are assassinated.
Will he come to terms with the machinations of the court and be bold enough to face his enemies who are out to over throw him? Armed with only his wits, he faces deadly challenges that he must overcome in order to fully establish himself as the king.
The Goblin Emperor is Katherine Addison’s debut novel set with an exquisite and unique world building. It is beautifully written and a delightful read.
The Broken Empire series is a dark fantasy series that is not meant for the faint hearted. The book begins with blood and gore. Jorg is a 13-year-old prince who leads a very unconventional life for a royal. He begins as the leader of a gang of brutal cut-throats. Through out the three books in the series, Jorg is seen ascending from a prince to an emperor.
The series shows a rich world building that may be set in a post-apocalyptic world, where guns and bombs are the new myths.
The series has three books; The Prince of Thorns, The King of Thorns and The Emperor of thorns. Together, they weave a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paint a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.
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