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Famous High Fantasy Books and Novels

Updated June 14, 2019 15 votes 4 voters 9.7k views92 items

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?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable high fantasy titles on Amazon with just one click.
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    Darkwalker on Moonshae is a fantasy novel by Douglas Niles and the first novel written for the...  more
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    The Game

    Diana Wynne Jones
    The Game is a fantasy novella written by Diana Wynne Jones. It explores a young girl's life...  more
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    The High King's Tomb

    Kristen Britain
    The High King's Tomb is the third novel written by Kristen Britain and is the third book in...  more
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    Confessor

    Terry Goodkind
    Confessor is the eleventh novel in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth,...  more
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    Bleak Seasons

    Glen Cook
    Bleak Seasons is the sixth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The series...  more
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    Blood of the Fold

    Terry Goodkind
    Blood of the Fold is the third book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth....  more
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    Brisingr

    Christopher Paolini
    Brisingr is a book written by Christopher Paolini....  more
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    Chainfire

    Terry Goodkind
    Chainfire is the ninth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth, and...  more
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    Curse of the Mistwraith is volume one of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts....  more
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    Dark Lord of Derkholm

    Diana Wynne Jones
    The Dark Lord of Derkholm, simply Dark Lord of Derkholm in the United States, is a fantasy...  more
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    The Dark Wraith of Shannara is a graphic novel produced by Terry Brooks in his Shannara...  more
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    Debt of Bones

    Terry Goodkind
    Debt of Bones is a short novel by Terry Goodkind. It was first published in the October 1998...  more
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    Dragon Rider

    Cornelia Funke
    Dragon Rider is a 1997 German children's novel by Cornelia Funke. Originally translated by...  more
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    Dreams of Steel is the fifth novel in Glen Cook's ongoing series, The Black Company. The...  more
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    Drowned Ammet

    Diana Wynne Jones
    Drowned Ammet is a fantasy novel for young adults by British author Diana Wynne Jones. It is...  more
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    Eldest

    Christopher Paolini
    Eldest is the second novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and the sequel to...  more
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    Eragon

    Christopher Paolini
    Eragon is the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, who began writing...  more
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    Faith of the Fallen

    Terry Goodkind
    Faith of the Fallen is the sixth book in Terry Goodkind's epic fantasy series The Sword of...  more
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    The First King of Shannara is a 1996 epic fantasy novel by Terry Brooks....  more
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    First Rider's Call

    Kristen Britain
    First Rider's Call is the second novel written by Kristen Britain and is the second book in...  more
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    Fugitive Prince

    Janny Wurts
    Fugitive Prince is volume four of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also...  more
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    Furies of Calderon is a 2004 high fantasy novel by Jim Butcher. It is book one of the Codex...  more
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    Grand Conspiracy

    Janny Wurts
    Grand Conspiracy is volume five of the Wars of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts. It is also...  more
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    Green Rider

    Kristen Britain
    Green Rider is the first novel written by Kristen Britain and is the first book in its series....  more
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    Hawk of May

    Gillian Bradshaw
    Hawk of May is the first installment in Gillian Bradshaw’s Down The Long Wind trilogy....  more