Fantasy is probably the most popular book genre of all time. It is not only favourite genres of readers but also favorite of authors. Among thousands of books published every year, around 70% belongs to the fantasy genre. This shows that how much fantasy books are loved by people.
Hollywood too loves fantasy book series and there are dozens of movies adapted from fantasy novels. Harry Potter series and Lord of the rings series are just few examples. In fact every year around dozen of fantasy movies are adapted from successful fantasy book series. The recent movie series adapted from fantasy books are – The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Chronicles of Narnia and Eragon.
TV shows too adapt fantasy novels and the highly successful show Game of Thrones is a good example of this. In fact Game of Thrones has increased the standard of fantasy writing and now author doesn’t focus on just good and evil characters. The grey area of character development that was often left unexplored in fantasy books is now an integral part of fantasy fiction. Among other popular fantasy TV shows adapted from novels are – The Shannara Chronicles, Avatar The Last Airbender and Penny Dreadful.
Here we have chosen 50 greatest fantasy novels of all time. It was hard to pick the very best fantasy novels so we followed a certain criteria for it. We gave preference to those novels that branched out into a series. So here are 50 greatest fantasy book series ever –
Best fantasy Novels
50. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
49. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson
48. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis
47. The Duncton Chronicles by William Horwood
46. The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock
45. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
44. The Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore
43. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
42. The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R Lawhead
41. Arthurian Saga (The Crystal Cave) by Mary Stewart