Top Ten Fantasy Books of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
2 The Fellowship of the Ring

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!

Greatest story ever written/ told.

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3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

It should be below the Hobbit.

I love this book!

Best of all time!

This book should be ahead of, "Fellowship of the Ring"

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4 The Bloody Crown of Conan
5 Death's Master - Tanith Lee
6 The Hobbit

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

7 The Conquering Sword of Conan
8 The Savage Tales of Soloman Kane
9 El Borak and Other Desert Adventures
10 Bran Mak Morn: The Last King

The Newcomers

? The Red Queen

The Contenders

11 Legend - David Gemmell
12 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Nice set of books, but way too childish and predictable to be on the same scale of some of the real greats

How the hell is this not higher on the list?

It is the best

13 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay V 1 Comment
14 The Stand

One of the greatest Stephen King book

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15 Inheritance V 1 Comment
16 The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss

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.

17 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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?

18 Magic Bites

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.

19 The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks

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.

20 Eragon

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.

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