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The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the best new fantasy books that have been published in 2019.

The best fantasy books of 2019 tell tales of supernatural creatures and magical places. No matter who is telling the story in these fantasy selections, the goal is always to take the reader to a place that defies reason. Check out these 30 fantasy novels 2019 that are already creating buzz and need to be read by any fan of the genre. 

Some of these new fantasy books in 2019 are part of a continuing series of works. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Series wrapped up in 2019 with the fifth and final novel Dark Age, which debuted in July to rave reviews. Meanwhile, Emily A. Duncan started her Something Dark and Holy Series in 2019 with the first book in the collection called Wicked Saints.

Several Young Adult fantasy novels also made the cut. Elizabeth Lim's Spin the Dawn and Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane have generated rave reviews from its young readers.

Which 2019 fantasy book releases are the biggest page-turners? Vote up the best new fantasy novels.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
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Middlegame is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Seanan McGuire
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A Little Hatred is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Joe Abercrombie

Book 1 of The Age of Madness Series

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Blood Truth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
J.R. Ward

Book 4 of the Black Dagger Legacy Series

5
A Brightness Long Ago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Guy Gavriel Kay

 

 

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Spin the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Elizabeth Lim

Book 1 of The Blood of Stars Series

7
The Hod King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Josiah Bancroft

Book 3 of The Books of Babel Series

8
Berserk Deluxe Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Kentaro Miura

Book 2 of the Berserk Series

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Magic for Liars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Sarah Gailey
10
The Winter of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Katherine Arden

Book 3 of the Winternight Trilogy

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Holy Sister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Mark Lawrence

Book 3 of the Book of the Ancestor Series

12
Wicked Saints is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Emily A. Duncan

Book 1 of the Something Dark and Holy Series

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Dark Age is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Pierce Brown

Book 5 of the Red Rising Series

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The City in the Middle of the ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
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Seven Blades in Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Sam Sykes

Book 1 of The Grave of Empires Series

16
Gods of Jade and Shadow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
17
The Raven Tower is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Ann Leckie
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Marlon James

Book 1 of The Dark Star Trilogy Series

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In an Absent Dream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Seanan McGuire

Book 4 of the Wayward Children Series

20
The Kingdom of Copper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
S.A Chakraborty

Book 2 of The Daevabad Trilogy

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Fortune's Fool is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Angela Boord

Book 1 of the Eterean Empire Series

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Priest of Lies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Peter McLean

Book 2 of the War for the Rose Throne Series

23
A Memory Called Empire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Arkady Martine

Book 1 of the Teixcalaan Series

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Lent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019
Jo Walton

 

 

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Descendant of the Crane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Novels Of 2019