Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Could you name some really good fantasy books please?

I like fantasy books with swords and magic and heroes with real interesting story lines. Can you think of some that would be good for someone in there 20's? I don't mind reading teenage or young adult stuff because I still feel as though I'm young.

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind is great, 11 books and a Spin off book - Debt of Bones

    Wizards First Rule

    Stone of Tears

    Blood of the Fold

    Temple of the Winds

    Soul of the Fire

    Faith of the Fallen

    The Pillars of Creation

    Naked Empire




    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King 7 books with a spin off Eyes of the Dragon

    The Gunslinger

    The Drawing of the Three

    The Wastelands

    Wizard and Glass

    Wolves of Calla

    Song of Suzanna

    The Dark Tower

  • 1 decade ago

    The Darkest Powers series (first book is The Summoning, then The Awakening, The Reckoning) Kate Armstrong

    Vampire Academy series (totally different than twilight, and better by Richelle Mead

    Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, etc, by Rick Riordan

    Sweep series by Cate Tiernan

    Meridian by Amber Kizer

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

    all books by Darren Shan

    The Dresdon Files series- book one. Storm Front, by Jim Butcher

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini

    1-800-Where-R-You series by Meg Cabot (first book is When Lightning Strikes, and she has several other awesome books)

  • 1 decade ago

    Stephen Kings

    The Dark Tower series.

    1. The Gunslinger

    2. Drawing of the Three

    3. The Wastelands

    4. Wizard and Glass

    5. Wolves of Calla

    6. Song of Susannah

    7. The Dark Tower.

    One great series in seven novels.

    You can find Stephen King and

    Terry Goodkind at exclusively.<}:-})

  • 1 decade ago

    ERAGON!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY! Its one of the best books i've ever read. Then there's two books after it called Eldest and Brisingr. and a fourth one is on the way. They're all written by Christopher Paolini.

    If you've already read it then how about these:

    Lord of the rings

    the Narnia books

    Mark Robson's books

    Riddles of epsilon

    a series of unfortunate events (not very magical but a good read anyway)

    The last dragonlord

    Hope this helps!

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  • Kelley
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is a great series. It's really long though...I think 13 volumes are planned and each volume is around 700 pages. It has a more magical feel than Lord of the Rings and there's a nice amount of swordplay involved as well.

    Here's Amazon's link to the first volume in the series.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try the works of Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series), Brandon Sanderson, Robin McKinley, Marion Zimmer Bradley....

    And take a look at the nominees and winners of the World Fantasy Awards:

  • Lily
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago


    House of Night by PC Cast

    Anita Blake series by Laurell Hamilton

    Morganville Vampires by Rachel Cain

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (not sure what the series is called)

    Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

    Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

    Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

    Vampire Kisses

    Tantalize by Cynthia Smith

    Nighworld LJ SMith

    South Beach by Alex Duval

    Werewolf stories:

    Blood and Chocolate.

    Demonata by Darren Shan

    Wereling by Stephen Cole



    Spy stories (actually very good, although not fantasy. You should still check them out):

    Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

    the Specialists by Shannon Greenland.

    Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

    Fantasy stories:

    Tithe: A modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

    City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

    Wings by Aprilynn Pike

    Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is good, but its futuristic.

    The Unseen series is really good.

    The Mortal Instruments series

    The Black Tattoo


    Maximum Ride by James Patterson is about genetic engineering, but is also really good.

    Witches (as in Wiccan)

    Sweep series by Cate Tierman

    Balefire series also by Cate Tierman

    Wake by Lisa McMann

    -Wake #1

    -Fade #2

    -Gone #3


    Daniel X by James Patterson


    Percy Jackson series by Rick Riodan

    Daughters of the Moon Series

    Sons of the Night Series by: Lynne Ewing

    The Gatekeeprs by Anthony Horowitz

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

    Deadly Little Lies

  • 1 decade ago

    Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like:

    -Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: Eragon, Eldest, Brisignr, and the fourth one should be out soon

    -Heir Apparent

    -Hunger Games, and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

  • Kirsty
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Lord of the Rings is everything you've mentioned, I'm 22 and love it. I think it is targeted more at adults then little kids because it's complex

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