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List of famous high fantasy books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular high fantasy books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best high fantasy novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

A list made up of books like The Lord of the Rings and The Diary of a Young Girl.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best high fantasy books?" and "What are the most famous high fantasy books?"

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Academ's Fury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Academ's Fury Jim Butcher

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Bleak Seasons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Bleak Seasons Glen Cook

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Blood of the Fold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Blood of the Fold Terry Goodkind

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Bones of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Bones of the Dragon Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

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Brisingr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Brisingr Christopher Paolini

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Brotherhood of the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Brotherhood of the Wolf Dave Wolverton

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Captain's Fury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Captain's Fury Jim Butcher

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Chainfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Chainfire Terry Goodkind

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Chaosbound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Chaosbound Dave Wolverton

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Confessor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Confessor Terry Goodkind

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Curse of the Mistwraith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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Cursor's Fury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Cursor's Fury Jim Butcher

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Dark Lord of Derkholm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Dark Lord of Derkholm Diana Wynne Jones

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Dark Wraith of Shannara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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Darkwalker on Moonshae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Darkwalker on Moonshae Douglas Niles

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Debt of Bones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Debt of Bones Terry Goodkind

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Destiny's Conflict is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Destiny's Conflict Janny Wurts

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Dragon Rider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke

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Dreams of Steel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Dreams of Steel Glen Cook

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Drowned Ammet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Drowned Ammet Diana Wynne Jones

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Eldest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Eldest Christopher Paolini

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Eragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Eragon Christopher Paolini

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Faith of the Fallen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Faith of the Fallen Terry Goodkind

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First King of Shannara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
First King of Shannara Terry Brooks

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First Lord's Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
First Lord's Fury Jim Butcher

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First Rider's Call is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
First Rider's Call Kristen Britain

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Fugitive Prince is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Fugitive Prince Janny Wurts

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Furies of Calderon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher

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Grand Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Grand Conspiracy Janny Wurts

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Green Rider is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Green Rider Kristen Britain

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Hawk of May is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Hawk of May Gillian Bradshaw

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In Winter's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
In Winter's Shadow Gillian Bradshaw

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Initiate's Trial is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Initiate's Trial Janny Wurts

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J. R. R. Tolkien's influences is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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Kingdom of Summer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Kingdom of Summer Gillian Bradshaw

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Malazan Book of the Fallen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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The Master of Whitestorm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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Naked Empire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Naked Empire Terry Goodkind

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Peril's Gate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Peril's Gate Janny Wurts

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Phantom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Phantom Terry Goodkind

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Princeps' Fury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Princeps' Fury Jim Butcher

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Queen of Demons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Queen of Demons David Drake

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Servant of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Servant of the Dragon David Drake

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Shadow Games is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Shadow Games Glen Cook

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Shadows Linger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Shadows Linger Glen Cook

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She Is the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

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Ships of Merior is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Ships of Merior Janny Wurts

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Soldiers Live is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Soldiers Live Glen Cook

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Sons of the Oak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Sons of the Oak Dave Wolverton

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Soul of the City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels
Soul of the City Lynn Abbey, C. J. Cherryh, Janet Morris