Top Ten Fantasy Books of All Time

The Top Ten
1 The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien

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

This book started the whole fantasy genre. It is the top in plot crafting, and the use of language is beautiful. A great book!

No, this needs to be higher than The Hunger Games. I love The Hunger Games Books, but they can't beat The Lord of the Rings

2 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Probably my #1, because it's such a classic fairy tale.

3 The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

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 should be #2

4 The King of Elfland's Daughter - Lord Dunsany
5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis

One of many classics, still deserves a high spot on the list.

6 The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian - Robert E. Howard
7 The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White

An absolute classic, everyone knows this story.

8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling

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

A great conclusion to the Harry Potter series.

Best book ever! So creative and unique.

It should be below the Hobbit.

9 The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
10 The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
The Contenders
11 A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
12 A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

This should be way higher along with a storm of swords which is the best of the series

Seeing as it caused the greatest fantasy TV Show of all time, it should be higher.

13 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

How the hell is this not higher on the list?

A great start to an underrated series.

It is the best

14 Legend - David Gemmell
15 Magician - Raymond E. Feist
16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling

Started what's arguably the most famous book series of all time.

17 Daughter of the Empire - Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
18 The Princess Bride - William Goldman

A true classic.

19 Watership Down - Richard Adams

I love it I also love his dark matareals

20 The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
21 Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

Created an incredible anime movie.

22 The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

Great series, really authentic.

23 The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
24 American Gods - Neil Gaiman
25 The Black Company - Glen Cook
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