Best Fantasy Books
The 10 Best Fantasy Books
1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs.
4. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others.
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry.
6. The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents.
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup.
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles.
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
10. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.
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