The Best Fantasy Book Series Books
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The Best Fantasy Book Series

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A quality, voteable list of the all-time best fantasy book series. Of fantasy books, readers can expect an intricately-created imaginary world with its own culture, history and rules of engagement. The setting of most popular fantasy book series is internally consistent or self-coherent, where inspiration from mythology or folklore remains a consistent theme.

Most authors of the top fantasy books use magic and other supernational phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. In the structure of a good fantasy book, the fantastical element of the story can be anywhere: the story may occur entirely in a fantasy world (like J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series) or fantastic elements like magic can leak into an apparently real world setting (as in the seven Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling). Fantasy follows rules of its own making, but the great fantasy books are consistent with the rules that they lay out for themselves. In the best series of fantasy novels, the reader suspends disbelief and loses himself in the imaginary world of the book.

Some of the series included in this list are of the grand epic fantasy genre, some are more character-driven fantasy or coming of age tales, some may be simply fantasy that's part of a series. Add your favorite fantasy books to this list and vote on the books you like best.
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    most listed J. R. R. Tolkien

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    The Harry Potter Series

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    George R. R. Martin ie, Game of Thrones

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    The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven high fantasy novels by C. S. Lewis.

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    added by cptron Robert Jordan

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    added by HumbertoIbarra Percy Jackson Series

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    added by Dark Orion David Eddings

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    Stephen King

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    Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson

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    Earthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin

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    added by Dark Orion David Eddings

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    added by Dark Orion David Eddings

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks & added by Dark Orion David Eddings

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    ranked low on reranks Susan Cooper

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    ranked low on reranks Roger Zelazny

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    added by bojanthebest Riverworld by Philip Jose Farmer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by cptron Dragonriders of Pern Series Anne McCaffrey

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    The Merlin Trilogy

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    Nicholas Wright

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    by Guy Gavriel Kay

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    ranked low on reranks & added by cptron Magic Kingdom of Xanth Series Piers Anthony

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    ranked low on reranks & added by chucky Magic Kingdom of Landover Series Terry Brooks

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    Riddle of Stars by Patricia A. McKillip

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    added by chucky Land of Oz Series L. Frank Buam

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    Time Master Trilogy

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    added by dougr L. Sprague de Camp, Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter Entertaining, influential and well written.

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    added by JimBarker The Mistborn Series

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    ranked high on reranks The Cold Fire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman

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    added by cptron Sword of Truth Series Terry Goodkind

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    added by JimBarker The Stormlight Archives The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance

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    ranked high on reranks Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey

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    new! & added by BeccaMcMaster Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster-Bujold

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    added by schuechen Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Tad Williams by Tad Williams

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    added by schuechen Tad Williams by Tad Williams

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