Top Ten Fantasy Books of All Time
The Top Ten
Where the heck is the rest of the series? They should easily take up the top three spots with The Hobbit as number 4!
The Lord Of The Rings is a masterpiece; rarely do I use that term. As others have said, this wasn't the first high fantasy book ever written, but it's impact on popular culture was such that it's often regarded as such. Few books have left a lasting impression on me; the story, the characters and the underlying sadness - it's simply one of the greatest stories ever written in my opinion.
This book didn't start the whole fantasy genre. Don't be mislead. There were other books, stories and authors before. Its not the first and its not the best. Jackson-Movies marketing-propaganda made them first and best, what is of course not truth - dubbelvla
This book started the whole fantasy genre. It is the top in plot crafting, and the use of language is beautiful. A great book!
You're a wizard Harry
It should be below the Hobbit.
I love this book!
Best of all time!
Although the Lord of the Rings is my Favourite Book of all time, I voted for the Hobbit for the memories it gave me as a child (and nostalgia upon multiple re-reads! ). Simply, no book has ever matched the feeling of adventure in this (mostly) light hearted standalone masterpiece. This book is timeless.
This is not a fantasy book genre; it's a children story, the same like Narnia or Andersen stories; don't be in error, because You will have to say that Smurfs are also fantasy genre stories - dubbelvla
This book is my favorite I can read it over and over again it gave me so much memories and the movies are the best
Nice set of books, but way too childish and predictable to be on the same scale of some of the real greats
Great book but not the best. HOW COULD THE BRILLIANT MORTAL INSTRUMENTS NOT BE IN THIS LIST!
Get this in the top 10, any PJ book deserves to be there.
How the hell is this not higher on the list?
Seriously the best book series ever, although the last book are yet to be published. The character and world building are perfect, the story is beautiful, and it will make you weep and laugh.
This is such a good book series. I love it. I love the way the author writes these books. It doesn't even matter that both of the books are thick, because you just disappear into the story and Kvothe's life. I don't understand why people don't like this more. It has mystery, fantasy, life and everything.
This is science fiction. - ProfessorMercury
One of the greatest Stephen King book
The best fantasy book!
Perhaps the greatest fantasy book ever written. The Lord of the Rings might be a masterpiece but the silmarillion is legend
Why is this number 7 and after Mockingjay (even though I hate to say it) Mockingjay wasn't as good as the first two and somehow it ends up with a higher ranking than both Hunger Games and Catching Fire...don't get me wrong it was still a great book but the other two were better - mpgami
It may not be the absolute best, but it needs to be higher than Mockingjay.
Okay... Is there any chance that I could vote for two more books?
It's a book that really makes you think deeper - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate
If you like fantasy..you MUST try this paranormal fantasy! It's the first author of fantasy/Paranormal Romance that I've ever become ADDICTED to.
Story revolves around Kate Daniels..a kick-butt mercenary that begins a search for her (like family) handler's murderer and runs into many other mysteries, as well...that leads to the most AMAZING imaginative adventure you will NEVER forget!
Ilona Andrews is a husband-wife writing duo, by the way.
Love this book
Okay, seriously? Is this site run by 11 year olds now? There's no reason that the Hunger Games should be on every damn "best books" list, let alone any "best" list at all. To be frank, the trilogy was actually pretty disappointing/poorly written.
Should not be on a top 10 list. Just should not.
It's good, but is nowhere near the best.
Not quite The Lord of the Rings, but well written and plenty of action. I liked most of the character and found it to be a fun book. Well worth reading.
After Lord of the Rings, likely the best.
Seriously, this blatant star wars rip off is even on this list?
How can you not consider this book as number one? It shows how mysterious the world truly is!
Meh not good
And had a movie that the author prays no one ever acknowledges that it existed
Yeah, sure ok. I didn't see that, I couldn't get past his poor writing.
Most awesome book ever! Vote #1
So good but if one of the warrior cat books are on the list I would pick that
With Jason and his friends I feel it is the best book series ever
This should be way higher along with a storm of swords which is the best of the series
In this book, Harry Potter takes a darker route.
Sure, let's just list off all the Percy Jackson books until we run out, then move on to Riordan's other series... - mpgami
Moiraine is the best! - Merilille
How is this not mentioned already? I mean, come on. This was better than the Kingdom Keepers, the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. And I've read and reread all three series - mpgami