Top Ten Fantasy Books of All Time

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

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 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Product Image

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

3 The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien Product Image

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

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

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

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

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

An absolute classic, everyone knows this story.

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

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

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 Legend - David Gemmell Legend - David Gemmell Product Image
14 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan Product Image

How the hell is this not higher on the list?

A great start to an underrated series.

It is the best

15 Magician - Raymond E. Feist Magician - Raymond E. Feist Product Image
16 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling Product Image

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

17 Daughter of the Empire - Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts Daughter of the Empire - Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts Product Image
18 Watership Down - Richard Adams Watership Down - Richard Adams Product Image

I love it I also love his dark matareals

19 The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan Product Image
20 The Princess Bride - William Goldman The Princess Bride - William Goldman Product Image

A true classic.

21 Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones Product Image

Created an incredible anime movie.

22 The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss Product Image
23 American Gods - Neil Gaiman American Gods - Neil Gaiman Product Image
24 The Black Company - Glen Cook The Black Company - Glen Cook Product Image
25 The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper Product Image
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